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A Sincere Gift of Happiness at Christmastime

The holidays are an exciting, yet hectic and expensive, time of year. Expenditures include gifts, cards, parties, meals, travel, décor, and so much more. I’m honored to have my friend Alicia write a guest post for IH. I Hope you enjoy her beautiful work. Give her lots of comments and shares to let her know […]

How to Have Perfect Holidays

Perfect Holidays

The holidays are upon us! We’re a good couple weeks into the joy and mayhem. In my neighborhood, some Halloween lights transformed into Christmas lights over night. As if by magic. As wonderful as holidays are–or could be–we tend to allow unwanted stress to find its way into them. What we all need is a […]

Gift Bags Vs. Gift-Wrapping

gift bags vs. gift-wrapping

It’s November, the beginning of the holidays! Gifts start taking a higher priority now. Perhaps you’ve participated in the biggest shopping weekend of the year, and now you’ve got piles of gifts that need wrapping. You either have received a gift bag or have realized at the last minute you need to buy a gift, […]

How to Find the Perfect Gift

perfect gift

Holiday glee is really heating up by now.  Or is holiday hee really gleating up? Either way, stores of all kinds are frenzied with masses trying to finish their Christmas shopping. More people are using up the rest of their vacation days, and they’re using those vacation days to finish their Christmas shopping. Finding the […]

Fulfill Needs and Be Somebody’s Miracle

Fulfill Needs

The news is full of people in need, different variations and extremes of need. Sometimes we see a need and don’t think it’s an actual need. Sometimes another’s need seems selfish, petty or just ridiculous to us. Whether it’s financial, emotional or existential, needs are relative. One person’s need is another person’s miracle, so we […]