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Christmas In The South

As a Northerner, the holiday season that I experienced in Minnesota is pretty different from the holiday season that my children will experience living in South Carolina. As a kid in Minnesota, Christmas morning usually meant waking up to beautiful, fluffy snow covering our yard. I’d stand over the heat register to feel the warm […]

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Home Alone For The Holidays

We are a military family of five, and for the third year in a row we are staying home for Christmas (gasp). Our twins are almost 18-months-old, and no amount of money could entice me to fly with two lap babies. Also, have you seen the cost of five plane tickets over the holidays? That’s definitely […]

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White Elephant Gift Exchange Ideas

A Christmas Party just wouldn’t be the same without it.  A “White Elephant Gift Exchange”, “Grinch Game”, “Thieves’ Christmas”, “Yankee Swap”, “Dirty Santa”, etc.  The names go on, but the game is basically the same.  Everyone brings a silly, cheap gift to the party and you take turns opening and swapping these totally impractical {yet […]

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Treasured Traditions

‘Tis the season for fun, festive, family traditions! I absolutely love this time of year, especially as a mom. I love watching the excitement and joy on my kids’ faces. Truth be told, the very first year our kids were old enough to understand Santa, I think I was way more excited than they were!! […]

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Holiday Festivals & Celebrations in Charleston

Holiday Festival of Lights November 11 - January 1 James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive, Charleston Featuring over 700 displays and 2 million lights, the Holiday Festival of Lights is a cherished holiday tradition for many families throughout Charleston and beyond. From November 11 - January 1, James Island County Park comes alive with illumination, and [...]
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