Category: Christmas

  • How to Throw a Holiday Party Everyone will Enjoy

    How to Throw a Holiday Party Everyone will Enjoy

    The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be stressful. When you’re entertaining you want to make sure your guests have the best time possible. Here are some tips and tricks to ensure everyone will have great time – host included: Prepare, prepare and prepare: The key to being […]

  • Canadians Can Keep Blessing Children Through Operation Christmas Child

    Canadians Can Keep Blessing Children Through Operation Christmas Child

    Pack shoeboxes online at home, any time of day or night, at PackaBox.ca CALGARY, Nov. 25, 2019 /CNW/ – National collection week for Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child program has come and gone, but there’s still an exciting option available for Canadians who want to pack gift-filled shoeboxes for children in need. They can do it online at PackaBox.ca. […]

  • Walmart Canada Unwraps Top Toys of 2019

    Walmart Canada Unwraps Top Toys of 2019

    Canada’s #1 toy shop1 delivers on the ultimate gifts for all ages, ensuring happy holidays at affordable, everyday low prices MISSISSAUGA, ON/CNW/ – It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year, and for an early kick-off to the holiday season Walmart Canada today revealed its Top Toys of 2019. The season’s top toys are identified based on the biggest […]

  • Visit the Reindeer at Rona in Black Diamond

    Visit the Reindeer at Rona in Black Diamond

    Rona Black Diamond is pleased to announce that we will bringing a Live Reindeer Viewing to the town of Black Diamond on Sunday December 8th. This will be directly in our parking lot in front of our store. We will have approximately 8 Reindeer present during his event on December 8th from approximately 10am until […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Stay Stress-free this Holiday Season

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Stay Stress-free this Holiday Season

    Stress piles up around the holidays. What should be a time of peace, joy, and giving can become a time of hurrying, rushing, and worrying. It’s important to find a way to balance holiday stress so you can enjoy the true pleasures of the season. Know your “enemy.” Identify what causes you stress and find ways […]

  • Experience the Magic of a Small Town Christmas in High River

    Experience the Magic of a Small Town Christmas in High River

    The holiday season is a magical time in High River, as the community comes together to create delightful festivities for the whole family. If you are looking to get into the holiday spirit – look no further. The charming and lively streets of High River transform into an enchanting Christmas vision with intoxicating smells wafting […]

  • Dreaming of a Green Christmas? Here are Five Ways to Make it More Sustainable

    Dreaming of a Green Christmas? Here are Five Ways to Make it More Sustainable

    By Sharon George, Lecturer in Environmental Science, Keele University Moderation is the last thing on people’s minds at Christmas. Shopping, travelling and eating reach peak levels – putting pressure on our planet. Even Santa poses a problem. If you don’t believe in flying reindeers, that sleigh must be rocket-fuelled to reach the supersonic speeds needed […]

  • Black Diamond Tree of Giving

    Black Diamond Tree of Giving

    The Town of Black Diamond is collection donations of new, toys and gift cards for children 18 and under, to be given to the Salvation Army Foothills. These will be distributed to local, needy families. Donations can be dropped off at the town office during office hours by December 6th. Donations will also be collected […]

  • Buying a ‘Real’ Christmas Tree is a Natural Choice

    Buying a ‘Real’ Christmas Tree is a Natural Choice

    By the Whistling Gardener Steve Smith, the Whistling Gardener, is owner of Sunnyside Nursery in Marysville. This column is being reproduced with the permission of Steve Smith, The Whistling Gardener, and owner of Sunnyside Nursery in Marysville. As gardeners, the concept of “going natural” is nothing new. Whatever our reasons, whenever practical we tend to shy away […]

  • 5 Ways to Save Money During Christmas

    5 Ways to Save Money During Christmas

    Money Mentors The holidays are just around the corner and with it comes the added stress of having to pay for it all. While December can be described as joyful and giving, January can sometimes feel the opposite—regretful and nervous about all the extra bills headed your way. In an effort to help you have […]

  • Firebrand: Christmas Open House Preview

    Firebrand: Christmas Open House Preview

    Firebrand Glass, Black Diamond It is starting to feel more like the holiday season, the frost on the trees is sparkling in the sunshine. We have been making lots of ornaments, scotch glasses, ammonites and other pieces that make perfect Christmas gifts for our open house this Saturday November 30th from 11-5pm. There will be demonstrations all day, including […]

  • Eco-friendly Gifts to Give this Christmas

    Eco-friendly Gifts to Give this Christmas

    It truly is the most wonderful time of the year coming up, where we focus on the gift of life we have received.  In the spirit of the season, our decisions should be considerate of others, and of the world in which we live and love.  What could be better than a heartfelt exchange of […]