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Rethink your Gifting Traditions

Rethink your gifting traditions. A lot of people’s finances have been impacted over the past couple of years. Consider a white elephant or Secret Santa exchange to pare down the number of people on your list.

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Holiday Memories

In reading Andrea Gardenhour’s Op-Ed “A Christmas tree in a Jewish Home?” [Dec. 5, Opinion], I reflected on my own childhood in Seattle. My mother loved the holidays. She grew up in a small town where they were the only Jewish family … Continue reading

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Don’t Save the Good Stuff

Where did we learn “to save the best for last” anyway? I’m blaming the only place I ever learned anything: Sesame Street. But it doesn’t make a lick of sense. Who knows what tomorrow will bring? At the start of quarantine … Continue reading

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Family Affair

Usually there are 20 of us, or even more than that. Basically all my grandmother’s children, her grandkids, and her great-grandkids. We all sit around the table together, and there’s no space at all, and it’s one of the most … Continue reading

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Get More From Your Holiday

Take fewer pictures. That’s not to say you shouldn’t take photos, but if you find yourself pulling out your camera every 10 minutes, you might be missing out on what’s in front of you.  Be more spontaneous. Planning is helpful … Continue reading

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