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Will The Real Santa Please Stand up

This is the weekend many parents will be wrapping presents and hiding them from children in closets and under the bed, in preparation for the arrival of the big man in red next week. It got me thinking about how many kids really, truly believe in the story of Santa Claus. Because as I look back on my own childhood, I know I never did.

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What NOT to buy for Christmas

There are joke Christmas gifts. There are the “I didn’t put to much effort into this” gifts. And then there are the “OMG what’s wrong with you?!” gifts. Don’t commit this festive season faux-pas.

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A&K’s Holiday Gift List 2014

It’s no secret that we like to shop. But we actually LOVE to shop for other people. That’s why this is one of our favourite times of year! Here’s a list of our favourite gift ideas for this holiday season.

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Life’s Rich Pageant

Over the holidays several people have complained to me about having to get together with old friends, with whom they no longer have anything in common, “just because it’s Christmas.”  These are usually friends and…

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Holiday Musical Roundup

Can I help get you in the mood? The holiday mood, that is! Crack open the eggnog, cozy up by the gas fireplace and let this song list rip. Here are a few of my favourite holiday tunes.

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Happy Holidays

A&K’s HOLIDAY GIFT LIST 2013

A few of our favourite things this holiday season…

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To You and Yours!

And sleigh-loads of cheer
for a merry new year!

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by Chris Kelly

A Very Merry Chrismukkah

The holidays are already a crazy time, and what about when you throw multiple faiths into the mix? Our guest blogger Lauren Bercovitch shares insights on creating an interfaith harmonious holiday! – A&K

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Opening presents, Christmas 2010, as my old friend Jay Korbelic looks on.

Dear Santa…

There is a lot of pressure at this time of year to find the perfect gift. And when it comes to buying something for me, there is the additional stress of choosing a birthday gift. December 26 is my big day, and it’s up there with Christmas Day as one of the worst possible birthdays of the year. Everyone is over-partied and over-spent.

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by Janis Nicolay

Tips for Avoiding Awkward Holiday Family Photos

Since we can’t all have a professional photographer on hand to capture picture-perfect holiday memories, we’ve got the next best thing! Tips and inspiration from guest blogger Janis Nicolay, professional photographer, baker, world traveller, and interior design connoisseur. Get snapping!
- A&K

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