Christmas Hanukkah Interfaith Family Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah

Christmas and Hanukkah are both beautiful holidays bringing together family and friends, dinners and parties, rejoicing and faith. They both offer a great opportunity to do some serious shopping and get some great bargains. They both are all about presents and gifts, home decorations and some wonderful family recipe holiday cooking.
Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas greetings are rooted in religion and steeped with tradition. It is a wonderful, glittery, hopefully happy time of the year and many families enjoy celebrating both holidays!
Families today are no longer only traditionally one religion, one color or one ethnicity. Today more than ever people are free to love who they choose and not just have to stay within the traditional values of someone of their own "kind". Years ago, many young people were disowned or outcast from their families if they chose to marry or raise their children different than their birth heritage.
Interfaith families are no longer rare and no longer taboo. Some families choose one of the religions to raise their children in, some parents choose to expose their children to both religions and let them learn and enjoy the teachings and holidays of both Chanukah and Christmas.
Families who celebrate both religions get to decorate beautiful Christmas Trees, light bright, shiny Menorahs and respect the miracles of both religions that are so different and yet so similar. Miracles of life, standing up for what you believe in, protecting and nurturing family and friends. Believing and having faith in believing.

Decorating for Christmas and Hanukkah Holidays
Christmas Hanukkah time
Decorating is almost the best part of the holiday season so why not dress up the whole house with Christmas Trees, Hanukkah Menorahs, Stars and Lights and decorations for every room in the house!
When it's time to decorate for the holidays, enjoy the fun of both traditions and deck the halls with everything for the family.

Holiday Greetings

Merry Christmas Happy Hanukkah Greetings
Sending Christmas and Chanukah greetings to families who celebrate both holidays is even easier than ever now. I mean you always could send Season's Greetings and A Happy New Year, or you can send cards and gifts that feature the traditional symbols personalized for family and friends.

Christmas and Hanukkah Together

 Interfaith Hanukkah and Christmas Greetings

Hanukkah Christmas Ornaments

Hanukkah and Christmas Ornaments

Decorate your Christmas tree with Hanukkah ornaments and super symbols of the holidays. Personalize with names, dates and special messages for an affectionate touch.

Hanukkah Christmas Stockings

Hanukkah Christmas Stocking
Christmas stockings are so much for adults and for little ones. Who doesn't love the goodies inside whether it is Hanukkah gelt (chocolate coins in gold foil) or Christmas stocking stuffers - small gifts that are just fun and all about family and joy.

Christmas Lights....For Hanukkah!

Who doesn't love decorating their house with Christmas lights! Strings of lights twinkling, greeting and welcoming the holiday spirits. Some people love colors, some icy white. Lights outside the house, around the windows, hanging from the roof and the trees and the bushes. Christmas lights inside the home. Whether you live in a mansion, a trailer, a private home or small apartment there is always lots of room for Christmas decorations especially beautiful lights.
Now you can add some fun Hanukkah glow to your Christmas lights with light stings of dreidels, Menorahs that glow and decorations that will really show off your family love of both holidays.

Hanukkah and Christmas Jewelry

We love to show pride in our heritage and now interfaith families don't have to choose between wearing a Jewish Star or a Religious Cross, or nothing at all, they can choose from some of these great Cross and Star of David necklaces, charms, rings and pins.
Hanukkah Menorah and Christmas Tree
Hanukkah Menorah and Christmas Tree

Great gift idea for the holiday season, one present fits all!
Chanukah and Christmas Coffee Mug

Words Matter Let Some Go

Words Matter because words mean thoughts, words mean intentions, words mean a plan. Depending on who uses them, words can mean nothing.

How many times in life have we learned it's not necessarily whether you are right or wrong in your actions and what you say, but it's also important how you use the words and how you present yourself.

The same actions can make you look angry, aggressive and unreasonable but with the right expressions, the right explanations and how you present yourself those actions can be seen as heroic, thoughtful and caring.

 Make Your Words Count

Sometimes all the words in your head stand for all the millions of things you have to do. Work, family, bills, school, homes, did I mention bills! It can be overwhelming and some days it's better to let some of the words go, take a break. 

Put the words into another paragraph to work on later. Take some time and use words like love, fun, relax, hug and eventually of course that one big word will come back around... reality.

Sometimes it's easier to tackle reality after taking a break!

Beach In The Fall

The beach in the Fall is perfect. In Florida. I always loved the beach in every season before I moved down South but now I have discovered I must be solar powered. There is nothing like the ocean, the sand, the amazing sea shells, the sky, the overwhelming feeling that you can leave everything behind and just look out on the horizon that goes on forever..... for just a little while at least.

 Beach Beauty In The Fall

Fall Brunch Trays

Fall Brunch Tray

Fall Brunch Tray complete with fall theme tray, berries and cream, mini pancakes and spinach pie for a delicious light assortment of family fun
Fall brunch trays are our favorite especially on the weekends. Actually brunch trays on the weekend every season are our favorite. Halloween may be over but Fall is still going strong. Even here in the south, as opposed to up north in NJ we may not be celebrating the beautiful colors of leaves changing but we are happy to welcome temperatures no longer in the lava degrees of 90’s (feels like 107°!), palm trees swaying with store bought beautiful Fall Mums placed under them, pumpkins and autumn displays in the garden and in the house and of course, baking and cooking everything pumpkin we can.
Brunch on our weekends whenever possible is a gathering of the family and a selection of easy to make, easy to eat, easy to clean foods that aren’t breakfast, lunch or dinner but a combination of whatever surprises and favorites we can fit on the tray Click Here For The Full Fall Brunch Tray Story....

Life Is Good With Coffee

Life is good and coffee mugs filled with the first steaming cup of coffee through my last hot cup of coffee makes it even better.  I am a coffee lover morning through night.  It doesn't keep me up and I can't say it is the caffeine I need, I just love the taste of coffee.  I think better with a cup of coffee in my hand.  Sitting in my kitchen, working in my office or just taking a ride - a mug of coffee is probably right near by.

The only thing I love more than coffee, are the fun coffee mugs I buy.  Some make a statement, some are decorative and some are just cute and make me smile.  

 Personalized Coffee Mugs

Pets Paw Prints  Cowgirl Hearts

Smile on, life is good.  Enjoy a cup of happy at least once a day.  If coffee isn't for you, then grab a cup of tea, a mug of hot chocolate and marshmallows and put a happy face on your mug.

Pumpkin Cookie Cakes

Pumpkin Cookie Cakes

Pumpkin Cookie Cakes

Pumpkin and Fall are perfect together and no sweeter way to celebrate the season than Fall baking and cooking. Scents of pumpkin, cinnamon and brown sugar for at least two months straight and just so I don’t spend the whole time in the kitchen I always whip up and/or invent the easiest most delicious recipes possible. For me that means very few ingredients, a short cut or two and lots of creativity.
These pumpkin cookie cakes are so quick and so delicious be sure to make plenty because everyone will be wandering into the kitchen at all hours for “just one more cookie”.  Click For The Full Recipe