4 Valentine’s Day Traditions From Around the World

Today in the United States, about 190 million Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year. And although it has become an increasingly commercialized holiday, its origins are based in love. St. Valentine’s Day began as a religious celebration of the Christian saints Valentinus, who supposedly performed weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry. Valentine’s… Read More >

Crazy Valentine’s Day Facts

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and that means candy hearts and cuddly teddy bears are everywhere! Single or coupled, there is no escaping Valentine’s Day until February 15th. And I freely admit I have happily splurged on 1/2 price chocolates! Here are some crazy statistics about how we… Read More >

The Twelve Days of Christmas is Not When You Think

During the past few weeks, almost every store I visit or any radio station I listen to is playing the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” I’ve heard this song so many times and seen so many Twelve Days of Christmas sale promotions, I have never questioned when these days occur. But what if I… Read More >

Last Minute Christmas Gifts: A Procrastinator’s Gift Guide

Christmas is now just days away and we’ve all been scrambling around shopping for the perfect gifts for everyone on our list.  Well, maybe not all of us have been doing this.  In fact,  I personally am one of the many procrastinators that waits until the very last minute to shop for those on my… Read More >

How to Create a Perfect Christmas Morning

Christmas, and the holiday season in general, is a time that people want to spend with their friends and family. People remember fondly the sights, sounds and smells of their perfect Christmas morning. Jingling sleigh bells, the snap and crackle of a roaring fire, the smell of cinnamon and spice throughout the house – all… Read More >

Why Saying Thank You in Business Matters

Why does saying thank you in business matter? Far too often, opportunities to demonstrate gratitude or give thanks get tossed aside, only to be replaced by automation in the name of “efficiency”. Is generosity not considered a revenue-generating activity? I’d argue that it absolutely is. I recently took my 5 year old daughter trick or… Read More >

Five Awesome Holiday Gifts For Men

Men are all over the place in terms of what they might want for a holiday gift.  Trust me, I’m one of them!  Many say they don’t want anything at all and tell their families and significant others that they don’t want them spending money on them. Sometimes that’s true, sometimes it’s not! So get… Read More >

Thanksgiving Wine Gifts & Pairing Guide

Who says that gifting has to wait for after Thanksgiving? Pairing wines with food never comes easier than with the traditional turkey dinner served on Thanksgiving. Why? Because so many different wines can be paired with the flavorful dishes of Thanksgiving. In addition, if you’re going to gift wine to someone that is hosting Thanksgiving… Read More >