There comes a time in every kid’s life when they begin to ask the tough questions about Santa Claus. Here’s a way as a parent you can help put their doubts to rest, especially if they have younger siblings around. Read the advice from Michelle Slatalla, one of our etiquette experts.
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It’s great to have a live Christmas tree, but they do produce a lot of sap. If you end up with sap on your carpets, here’s how to get it out. For wool carpets and rugs 1. Scrape off what you can with a spoon. 2. Apply WoolClean Dry Spot Remover No. 2 according to the manufacturer’s directions. For a synthetic carpet […]
While there’s no hard-and-fast rule about using place cards, arranged seating can help keep awkward situations at bay. Read: Do you really want the introvert and the politico seated next to one another?
If you’re trying to eat healthy this holiday season, snack smartly at the office holiday party. One thing you can do is to choose olives instead of mixed nuts. Not only are they lower in calories, but they also have monounsaturated fats (like olive oil) that can help lower cholesterol. Use these smart snacking strategies to solve other holiday party-food […]
Before you head to the airport to go on your holiday vacation, take one minute to add your airline’s customer service number to your speed dial. That way if you have any problems with your flights, you can call immediately and try to get re-booked. If you head to the gate agent in the airport when you’ve missed a connection, […]
Most gifts are easy to box, wrap, and send off, but what about those oddly-shaped or over-sized items? Save yourself a shipping nightmare, by stuffing breakable items, like glassware, with bubble wrap before bundling them in more bubble wrap or tissue paper. Then, place the gift in a corrugated cardboard box—they’re sturdier than traditional cardboard boxes and the air cushions […]
Are you still considering holiday cards but afraid you’ve waited too long? If you have an up-to-date address book, you can get your holiday greetings mailed (or e-mailed) in about two minutes using the Red Stamp app or the Red Stamp website. (The site just launched and I cannot wait to check it out, I’ve been a fan of the […]