As October wraps up and winter begins to sneak up on us, the holiday season is inevitably not far behind.
For some, the holidays are the most joy-filled time of the year. For others, they are daunting and something that is actively avoided until December rolls around. If you are familiar with the looming presence of the holiday season, a simple solution to all the stress and dread is to be proactive.
When I think of past Father’s Days with my dad, I think of the little gifts that I used to give him in elementary school. A paper cut-out of a necktie, a small gift from a school craft fair, a homemade baked treat… as I grew older, I found myself buying a gift online or meeting him for lunch with my brother. Father’s Day is right around the corner on June 21st, which also happens to be the first day of summer.
Have you been feeling nostalgic for the simpler days? Us too. We’re all about those analog moments and this holiday season we’re building a gift list for the kids in our lives aged 5-10 that is full of good old fashioned fun. Crafting a gift list can be overwhelming so we’ve built a list based on Something They Want, Something They Need, Something to Wear and Something to Read.
May 5th to May 11th is Teacher Appreciation Week this year, with the highlight being National Teacher Appreciation Day on May 7th. As summer approaches, it is time to show the people who spend long hours each day teaching our children important subjects like how to read, math, or science, and also how to be good people and how to act when being part of a group, the appreciation they deserve. It is often an underappreciated job, but today is the perfect occasion to remedy that situation.