Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Bored by the idea of decorating again for the holidays, planning meals, and all the routines like shopping for gifts that go with the season? Here’s your chance to make this year’s celebrations an adventure by undertaking new ideas found in our Holiday Gift Guide and calendar:

Go far afield in your holiday sprees by following Annemarie Schuetz’s shopping guide in "Broaden your shopping horizons." And if you are at all concerned about the carbon footprint that holiday gifts typically leave (I know I am), consider gift certificates for low-carbon services such as music lessons, personal training, wardrobe consults, skydiving and more. There’s plenty to choose from in Joe Cooke’s "Carbon, Unwanted."

Follow the scent of holiday aromas in Laura Silverman’s "The Spice Route." Her beautiful dishes from varied and diverse cultures are easy to prepare. One taste of a simple side dish would be a wonderful adventure for any and all of your holiday guests.

In "Decorating for the Holidays Again?" a new writer, Solomon Kovacs, tells us how he went from growing up in a mixed religious household to creating his own non-religious, but spiritual way of adorning the home. And artist Kathy Morawski talks about how she came to re-design the Christmas wreath to please animal lovers around the world.

Happy Holidays!

Ramona Jan

— Section Editor


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