APR

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Crafting is one Easter tradition that is a favorite with kids across all age groups (many adults included!). From colorful eggs to ‘hairy’ eggheads and cute bunny baskets, this list of activities promises a lot of fun and giggles. What’s more, our crafts double up as great holiday decor too!

Do try these holiday crafts and share your pictures with us. And if you have any family favorites for Easter, we'd love to hear from you!
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Of the many things that Easter signifies to different people across the world, it is the message of second chances that resonates loudest.

Theologists suggest we view Easter Sunday as God’s way of forgiving us and giving us another shot at setting things right. Whatever your belief, it cannot be denied that all of us are here today, because someone gave us a second chance. Whether it was our parents, or friends, a teacher or a spouse: somebody believed in us enough to wait, to change, to help, to heal.

This story, adapted from Elizabeth Silance Ballard’s original, is a great example of how second chances can be life-altering and positive not just to the one benefiting from it, but also to the one who was brave enough to give it.
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April Fools' Day or All Fools Day may not be a holiday, but it among the world’s most popular festivals. With a history of pranks that can be traced back to 13th century Rome, pulling a good prank is seriously funny business!

From food growing on trees to stockings-clad technology, here’s a hilarious list of the top 5 April Fools' Day pranks and hoaxes through the years...
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Raising a child is one of the most rewarding experiences. But there will be times when being a mum can seem like a daunting role. The sweet and sentimental bits about motherhood are true, but so are the not-so sweet parts! 

We bring you 5 things you need to know before you take the plunge. And if you’re already a mum, take heart in the fact that most mothers will go through these milestones too!
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Distances are rarely easy on relationships. You know how it is... the intent to be in touch is always there but before you know it, routine takes over and the annual holidays turn into seasonal phone calls which soon dwindles down to the occasions-only email. 

Whether you’ve just moved out of home or have been living away for a while now, here are a few out-of-the-box ideas to make Mothers’ Day extra special for your mum!
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MAR

7

Emerald Eggs

March 7, 2014

A super quick and super easy finger-food idea that tastes just as good as it looks. Ideal for last minute St. Patrick’s Day parties at home or the workplace! 

This is a brilliant Irish-inspired take on the all-time party favorite deviled eggs, and these Emerald Eggs make a great starter/appetizer.
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MAR

7

Green is groovy!

March 7, 2014

St. Patrick’s Day is observed every year on March 17, by the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe. The day commemorates Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the patron saint of Ireland, and the arrival of Christianity in country. But what began as a religious feast day; has become an international festival that celebrates Irish culture. 

Ever wondered how an Irish festival dedicated to a Christian saint has caught the imagination of billions of people across faiths? So did we!
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It’s considered one of the most polarizing holidays in the year – either you’re a complete believer in the love-makes-my-world-go-around mush that Valentine’s Day represents, or you can’t stand to watch blithering buffoons work themselves into frenzy over the overpriced flowers and sickly sweet candies and overrated restaurant specials.

Whatever your orientation when it comes to Valentine’s Day, we give you 5 non-romantic things to do, an alternative celebration that makes sense whether you've got a Valentine or not.
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FEB

11

Yes, you read that right! Although our ‘heart-attack’ is more about a heart-warming gift than its scary namesake! 

The names we use against our loved ones, especially when we are angry or upset, tend to stay on in their minds for a long time. This wonderful gift is a great way to make sure they remember what we actually think of them. A simple craft idea that’s festive, fabulous and oh so love-ly!
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DEC

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Take the stress out of shopping for gifts this year. Check out our chic little holiday gifts that are perfect for new friends and old.  All of them sold by Canadian websites, and they'll all ring in under $20 CAD! 

Be it for the sports fan or the girlfriend who swears by juice-cleanses, we’ve got a few gift ideas for your family and friends. Classy to quirky, you’ll find it all here!
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