Special Occasions

Blogging Business Artisans holds Secret Santa exchange

This fall I joined a new Etsy team calling itself Blogging Business Artisans, whose goal is to encourage, inspire, promote, and socialize with other creative entrepreneurs with a focus on social marketing. In case you think that means we’re all about business, let me tell you that we do have fun! This holiday season, Sharla …

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Fir, feathers and the festive Federbaum

O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum wie treu sind deine Blätter! Du grünst nicht nur zur Sommerzeit, Nein auch im Winter, wenn es schneit. O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum, wie treu sind deine Blätter! O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree, How lovely are your branches! In beauty green will always grow Through summer sun and winter snow. O …

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A garland of silver, anyone?

“You’re getting up there,” read the card we received this month from my mother-in-law, who sent us a congratulatory card to honor our 30th wedding anniversary. Although my husband and I tend to celebrate special occasions in a fairly low-key manner—usually by dining out at a nice local restaurant—many other couples celebrate wedding anniversaries with …

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