Why not use any day to express your feelings toward a loved one?
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Sunday, November 25, 2012
As you look over the list of gifts you need this holiday season, an unsettling feeling starts. How will I pay for all these gifts? How about homemade gifts?
Gift-giving is meant to be a time for sharing how much you appreciate others, but rising prices and tight budgets take the feel-good vibes right out of gift-giving traditions. This year, take the money stress out of the holidays by turning to homemade gifts. Homemade gifts are a great way to show you appreciate someone while also adding a personal touch. Gifts don’t need to be expensive to be special. Get the family involved in the fun and you will be creating memories while making unique gifts for those who mean the most in your life. Patch explores the homemade holidays in hopes that you will find something to inspire you to enjoy the season more. Healthy options: Pack energy in a jar with healthy snacks like energy bars, dark …
Friday, June 17, 2011
Father’s Day suggestions for the special man in your life.
With Father’s Day this Sunday, many of us are looking for the perfect gift to give to our dads. Dads can be hard to get gifts for, in my opinion. While there are plenty of inexpensive items that can wow just about any mom (like a gift certificate to a local spa or nail salon, or perhaps a certificate for a full-house cleaning), treating one’s dad or husband on Father’s Day without breaking the bank can be tough. Sure, most dads would love a flat-screen TV, expensive electronics and pricey game-day tickets, but budgets can be tough these days. As my daughters like to say to me, “We could give you a pair of socks, and you’d be happy.” Which, I admit, is true. (I might be easier to please than other moms.) But give a dad yet another tie, and…
Monday, May 23, 2011
End-of-the-year gift ideas for your child’s teacher.
As the end of the school year approaches, I have been wondering how I can show my thanks to the wonderful teachers that my daughters have had this year. There is the excellent teacher at their public school who has encouraged one of my daughter’s writing abilities and has been working with her to break through her shyness, and there is also the very gifted music teacher at my daughters’ music school in Princeton who has been schooling both daughters in music theory and the recorder, even though only one of my daughters is technically his student. I’d like to do something to show our appreciation for all their hard work. And while most teachers would appreciate a gift card, I would like that show of appreciation to be more than just a …