Archive for the Christmas Category

How to Survive the Holidays

Posted in Christmas, Dating, New Year's, Relationships, Singles, Thanksgiving with tags , , , on December 11, 2007 by thedifferencenow

how to survive the holidays

The time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s can be a stressful time for single people. While the holidays are usually a pleasant time for singles, they can also create undo stress and feelings of isolation.  If your view of the holidays tends to be bleak, the following tips may help ease your mind.


How to Make a Scrapbook Calendar

Posted in Christmas, Crafts, Family, Friendships, Holiday, Photographs, Relationships, Scrapbooking with tags , , , , , , on November 29, 2007 by thedifferencenow


Have a hard to buy-for person on your list? If you’re stumped for a one-of-a-kind gift idea, consider making a memory calendar. With a few simple steps, you can create a unique gift your recipient will cherish for years to come.

How to Make a Dating Scrapbook

Posted in Books, Christmas, Crafts, Friendships, Holiday, Photographs, Relationships, Scrapbooking with tags , , , , , , , on November 27, 2007 by thedifferencenow


Looking for a unique gift idea in honor of the new love in your life? How about a dating scrapbook? It’s easy to do and personalize; making it a present your partner won’t get from anyone else. Here’s how to get started.

How to Have a Homemade Christmas

Posted in Christmas, Cooking, Crafts with tags , , , , , on November 24, 2007 by thedifferencenow


Instead of buying all your gifts this year, why not make a few? Homemade presents are a way to show the receiver how much you care about them. After all, when you take the time to create something entirely unique just for them, how can they help but to be touched by the gesture? If you’re looking for some ideas on what to make, here are a few to get you started.

How to Put Christ Back in Christmas

Posted in Christmas on November 19, 2007 by thedifferencenow


Unfortunately Christmas has become a holiday that many people now find a hurried and stressful time. In an effort to give better gifts and make sure we get cards out, what we’ve ultimately done is pushed the real meaning of the season out.

Instead of falling into the negativity trap that can come with the holiday, here are a few ways to put Christ back in Christmas. By remembering the reason for the season we can display the virtues that make us Christians and let the joy and gratefulness we feel during the holiday spill over throughout the year.

How to Make Christmas More Meaningful

Posted in Christmas on November 18, 2007 by thedifferencenow


Christmas should be a happy time of year, but it’s often filled with hurried shopping trips, stressful time in the kitchen, and a sense of aggravation at having to find just the right gift. In all the holiday frustration, the real meaning of Christmas seems to get lost. Folks find themselves dreading the holiday rather than looking forward to it.

This year, get out of the Christmas rat race trap and reconnect with the meaning of the holiday. Here’s how to slow things down and instill more meaning to Christmas.

How to Make Christmas Pistachio Dessert

Posted in Christmas, Cooking, Holiday with tags , , , , , on November 16, 2007 by thedifferencenow

Christmas pistachio dessert

Looking for a change of pace when it comes to holiday baking? Here’s a light and refreshing dish that is the perfect ending to that large Christmas meal. It’s easy to make and feeds a large group.

The best thing? It can be made a head of time and refrigerated.  Here’s how.