This is your first year hosting the holiday dinner. You want it to be the talk of the family for years to come, and not because it was a failure, but because you were such a dynamite host.
There are the invitations to send, the menu to put together and the seating to organize. There’s knowing which aunt to seat next to which cousin and which china goes best with which runner. In short, there’s a lot to being a host! Here are some tried and true methods in creating a festive holiday atmosphere without burning the candle at both ends.
You were a good shopper this year. You started early, got gifts for everyone from Uncle Al to your bestie’s wily toddler… but lo and behold, somehow we always manage to forget about the stockings. Oops.
Sassy Dove spends most of the year suggesting ways to make yourself more beautiful. Well, it’s our first Christmas as a website and that means we’re going to do something special: suggesting ways you can make your inside and the world around you more beautiful.
Making the world more beautiful is easier than you think. If you’re lacking the funds to give back this Christmas, you can still do good. Volunteer at a local homeless shelter, soup kitchen or food bank. Animal sanctuaries always need help. There are even ways to give back from your computer – creative websites, like FreeRice.com which lets you solve vocabulary questions to donate rice to the less fortunate or TabForaCause.org which lets you raise charity money by surfing the web, allow us to participate in the spirit of the season from home.