The best part about the winter holidays is getting to spend them with family. It’s one of those rare times during the year when everyone is off and available at the same time. While it’s truly a magical time of year, it can be slightly stressful as well. Coming up with different ways to entertain the whole family isn’t always easy. Thankfully, there’s a ton going on in and around our communities to keep you and your family busy and entertained while you’re off for the break. Here’s what to check out in Brampton, Whitby, and the GTA while your kids are off.
The holidays are wonderful for a myriad of reasons. Many are lucky enough to take time off from work to spend time with friends and family at home, while others pack their bags and jet off to a warm beach for their break. It’s during this time of year that we think back on all the things we’re lucky to have in our lives, and more importantly, those who may not be as lucky. While the holiday season is certainly about celebrations, it’s more so about giving, whether it’s giving gifts to your loved ones, or giving back to the community. This is something we at Paradise Developments take joy in doing every holiday season.
While the presents under your Christmas tree offer a lot of intrigue, the most exciting gift-opening moments often comes from delving into your stocking. You’re not quite sure what you’re going to find, but it’s usually great, or at the very least unexpected. Stocking stuffers can be anything! Sweet treats, nice necessities, and quirky or luxe little extras. They may not be the biggest gifts you receive on Christmas (unless a diamond ring is hidden amongst the socks), but they’re definitely a lot of fun to open! Here are some ideas for his, hers, and kids stocking stuffers.
When you’re getting ready for the holidays, getting your home ready is a huge part of the process. From hiding the presents, to decorating the tree, to filling the fridge with all the holiday necessities, it takes a lot to get your home holiday-ready. Not to add even more to your plate, but you can’t forget about decorating outdoors as well! For some, this is the most important part of the holidays (have you seen Christmas Vacation?), making your front yard and home the brightest winter wonderland on the street. Here are some ideas to help you decorate outdoors this year.
You can always count on stores to remind you about the impending holiday season. Upon waking up the day after Halloween, most shops will have updated their decor and stock with tinsel, ornaments, and balsam boughs. Despite thinking, ‘It’s too soon!’, you can’t help but feel a slight tinge of panic when you realize you have (understandably) not started your holiday shopping yet.
One of the best things about a Californian style of home is that it gives you so much space to make use of around the holidays! It also means that your home is great for entertaining and chances are that you’re going to be hosting your family. When it comes to Christmas decor, there’s so much that you can do to dress up your home for the holiday season. From making use of those high ceiling to taking full advantage of all that extra space, these ideas will help you to deck the halls with loads of Christmas cheer.