Sunday, December 30, 2012
Got bored kids? Here are some ideas to help keep your kids happy over winter break.
Here are 10 fun ways to keep kids from toddlers to teens entertained and off screens during the upcoming holiday break. TELL US: What do you plan on doing with your kids during winter break? Share in the comments below.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Today is the perfect day to treat the man in your life to a few beauty treatments. Whether the nails or the feet, this Cascade area spa has something for him.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
How much will we spend this year? And what's the best-selling Christmas song of all time? Find the answers below.
We know that there were three Wise Men, 12 days of Christmas and that Santa delivers all his presents around the world in one night. But did you know... $23,439.38 How much it would cost to buy your "true love" all the gifts in the 12 Day of Christmas . 12.9 billion hours, $447 billion How many hours Americans were expected to spend shopping, wrapping and returning gifts last year. That was about 42 hours and $688.87 per person. Get your postman/postwoman a gift According to Hallmark, Christmas is the largest card-sending occasion . Nearly 1.5 billion cards are sent to friends and family every Christmas Season. (That's actually down 400 million cards since 2004) $983 million The value of U.S. imports of Christmas tree ornaments from …
Monday, December 24, 2012
The North American Aerospace Defense Command has a website that now offers a Santa tracker mobile app to follow the jolly man's magical flight.
They sent him their wish lists, sat on his lap, and left cookies and milk for his arrival. Now the only thing left for children to do is track Santa's progress as he delivers gifts around the world on Christmas Eve. Thanks to the folks behind the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) website, families worldwide can now follow Santa's Christmas journey in real time. The tradition started in 1955 after an advertisement for Sears Roebuck & Co. misprinted a telephone number for a special "Santa hotline." Instead of reaching Kris Kringle, the number put kids through to the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) Commander-in-Chief’s operations, according to a description on the NORAD Tracks Santa Facebook page, which has more than …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
If the holidays leave you with little time to shop for gifts, try these stores in Southwest Atlanta for great last-minute gift ideas.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
With all of the tree trimming, cookie baking and partygoing, there is so much to do during the holidays that it's easy to leave shopping for Christmas presents until the last minute. But by then, the malls and chain stores are usually chaotic and the mere thought of battling crowds is exhausting. Here are some ideas for easy gifts that can be bought locally and require little stress (other than the traffic): Tell us: What are some of your own last-minute gift ideas? Share in the comments below.
Alonzo Herndon was Atlanta's first African-American millionaire. The Herndon Home is a museum on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Here are ten ways to have fun and spread holiday cheer in Southwest Atlanta without breaking the bank.
This year’s holiday season can be special for you and your family regardless of your budget. Here are some fun tips for creating new holiday traditions while saving money. 1) Make your cards from recycled materials. Cards can be made from paper grocery bags, cereal boxes, used file folders and even last year’s holiday cards. Feature your family’s artwork and use recycled wrapping paper or paper from catalogs and magazines for backgrounds. A great resource for making cards from recycled materials is "Creative Correspondence" by Michael and Judy Jacobs, available at Barnes & Noble or on Amazon.com. 2) Have fun together and create a festive decoration by making a gingerbread house. You can bake the gingerbread yourself and use royal …
Fulton County Arts & Culture Southwest Arts Center presents internationally acclaimed R&B/Jazz vocalist Rhonda Thomas performs soulful holiday music.
There's no better time to give back to your community than the holiday season.
Volunteering in Cascade and the greater Southwest Atlanta community is a great way to give back to others and spread holiday cheer and warmth in your community. Donating your time or giving a special holiday gift to a family or child in need can make a big impact. There are lots of ways to help make the holidays truly special for those who are less fortunate. You can pack a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child, adopt a family through The Salvation Army or donate to Toys for Tots. The main place that is in need of holiday gifts and volunteers in our area is the Hosea Williams Feed the Hungry organization. This year the organization has seen a steep decline in the amount of donations collected. According to a WSB report, the organization …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
This is their last weekend to sale trees and trees are priced as low as $25.00 at the Cascade Road Golf Range.
Come buy a beautiful Christmas tree from your neighborhood school (Beecher Hills Elementary) at the Cascade Road Golf Range, located at 3520 Cascade Rd., SW, Atlanta Georgia 30331. Trees are priced as low as $25.00 The Beecher Hills Elementary School Foundation exists to fund the International Baccalaureate program at the school as well as to fund resources for all STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics) programs. This includes interactive technology, science lab and science teacher, robotics team resources and materials, and environmental/ecology science initiatives. You can also visit their fundraiser link at http://www.gofundme.com/1n1ab0 if you already have a tree but want to support the foundation. See www.…