Holidays & Celebrations

Best Websites for Free Printable Pumpkin Carving Patterns

Best Websites for Free Printable Pumpkin Carving Patterns

Pumpkin carving has come a long way since I was a child in New Brunswick. Carving triangles and a toothy grin into a pumpkin was enough to impress visitors. Now, I’m blown away every year by the talent and creativity behind some truly amazing pumpkin designs. Many of these designs can be easily replicated using […]

Value Village® Survey Reveals Top Canadian Halloween Costume Trends

Value Village® Survey Reveals Top Canadian Halloween Costume Trends

TORONTO, October 10, 2018 /CNW/ — When it comes to Halloween costumes this year, Canadians are opting for originality and bucking tradition: a whopping 55 percent state they would like to wear a costume no one else will have, according to a new survey from Value Village, also known as Village des Valeurs® in Québec. […]

10 Fun Ways to Limit Kids’ Halloween Candy

10 Fun Ways to Limit Kids’ Halloween Candy

In our house, Halloween was a time to overindulge on candy. It was part of the fun of the event and once the ‘good stuff’ was gone, the rest got tossed out anyway. The only thing I did to limit intake was to selflessly eat some myself. However, I’ve picked up many fantastic ideas for […]

10 Ways for Kids to Pass the Time on Christmas Eve

10 Ways for Kids to Pass the Time on Christmas Eve

Remember it? The magical anticipation that made Christmas Eve painfully long? If you allow yourself to go back there, I bet you’ll still find that amazing feeling of excitement in your stomach. Helping kids through the torture of time can turn into some Christmas traditions and create memories that you’ll all treasure.

Top 10 Videos: DIY Evergreen Wreaths, Centerpieces, Etc.

Top 10 Videos: DIY Evergreen Wreaths, Centerpieces, Etc.

Tons of people make their own evergreen holiday decorations for friends, charity, coworkers or as a seasonal business. We decided to go find the very best DIY (do it yourself) video tutorials, so you can easily make your own lavish holiday decorations that look and smell like Christmas. We’ve got DIY wreaths, swags, garlands and […]

Popular, Easy Christmas and Holiday Party Games for Adults

Popular, Easy Christmas and Holiday Party Games for Adults

Adult holiday parties are in full swing this time of year in Canada. Party planners can avoid the dreaded boredom with fun holiday-theme party games, without spending hours on preparation or explaining difficult rules.

Perfect Pet Present: BarkBath™ Portable Dog Grooming System

Perfect Pet Present: BarkBath™ Portable Dog Grooming System

If there’s one wish that dogs and their guardians share, it’s “no more baths!” Unfortunately, dogs often need to be bathed whether either of us like it or not. We can take them outside in the Summer, but in the colder months it often means the dreaded bathtub. By the time the dog is clean, […]

DIY Natural Food Colouring for Valentine’s Day Baking ©

DIY Natural Food Colouring for Valentine’s Day Baking ©

Adding a little Valentine’s Day love to your baking can start with cookie cutters, but you can also decorate treats with naturally nutritious (and tasty) red, pink and purple food dyes that you make yourself.

Top Toys in Canada 2016: Star Wars, The Force Awakens

Top Toys in Canada 2016: Star Wars, The Force Awakens

200 Canadian Stores say these Star Wars, The Force Awakens™ toys and games are their top sellers for the 2016 Holiday Season!

Keep Pets Safe Throughout the Holiday Season

Keep Pets Safe Throughout the Holiday Season

The holiday season is filled with so much joy and wonder, it’s easy to forget that it could spell disaster for pets.  Danger lurks everywhere for our furry friends, from holiday food to Christmas trees.  We’ve compiled this list of warnings and tips to help prevent a holiday disaster at your house. Keep Pets Safe […]