Re-gifting Advice for the Holiday Season

(Image Credit: Alliance)

(Image Credit: Alliance)

It’s that time of year again, when one of the most daunting questions on your mind is, “What gifts do I get my friends and family for the holidays?” Some call it taboo, but re-gifting no longer has to feel like a shameful act. The Daily Quirk had the chance to speak with national manner and etiquette expert Diane Gottsman to bring you answers to the questions you’ve been wondering about re-gifting, but may have been too afraid to ask. Continue reading

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HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (Image Credit: Universal Pictures)

Why we love to get ‘Grinchy’ at Christmas!

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (Image Credit: Universal Pictures)

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (Image Credit: Universal Pictures)

Christmas-time is like no other time of the year. The catchy carols, the breathtaking decorations and the cheerful spirit — how could anyone not love the Christmas season? Continue reading

7 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

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(Image Credit: Aaron Amat)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…right? The holiday season is supposed to be a joyful occasion, but it seems to get more and more stressful every year. Between shopping for gifts, attending parties and handling the pressure of lots of houseguests, it’s easy to forget what the holidays are really about.  Continue reading

Top 5: Holiday/Winter Book Recommendations

Top 5 Holiday/Winter Books

It may not officially be “winter” just yet, but the holiday season has kicked into high gear. What’s better to do on a cold, gloomy day than cozy up on the couch and read a book? Below are a few of my favorite winter and holiday-themed young adult novels to help get you in the spirit Continue reading

Office Holiday Party (Image Credit: Tal Revivo)

5 Things you shouldn’t do at your office holiday party

Office Holiday Party (Image Credit: Tal Revivo)

Office Holiday Party (Image Credit: Tal Revivo)

The holiday season has officially arrived and for those with jobs, a relaxing break is definitely due. As the days off from work are fast approaching, so is the annual company holiday party! In the same way that family and friends recognize the holidays with a celebration, the workplace does too.

Office parties can certainly serve as a good time what with all the opportunities to bond with your boss and socialize with your fellow employees. However, the company holiday party is the last social event before everyone in the office departs and you definitely don’t want to start off a new year by having made a bad last impression in the previous one.

Start off the season by giving a gift to yourself, the gift of knowing the top 5 things you should never do at your company holiday party: Continue reading

The Best (and the worst) of Kardashian Holiday Cards

Kardashian Family Holiday Card 2013 (Image Credit: David LaChappelle)

Kardashian Family Holiday Card 2013 (Image Credit: David LaChappelle)

The Kardashians shared their 2013 family Christmas card and no matter how you feel about the socialite family, I think we can all agree that the photo is a little odd.

I happen to be one of the people who is rather indifferent to this group, but when I’ve happened upon their Christmas cards in the past, I remember liking them. I thought they were fun and pretty and kind of a really expensive version of something that a typical family would be doing. After I saw this one, I thought I’d take a look at past cards and see how they all compare. Continue reading

DIY Golden Snitch Ornament by Tiny Apartment Crafts

DIY Golden Snitch Ornaments by Tiny Apartment Crafts

DIY Golden Snitch Ornament by Tiny Apartment Crafts

DIY Golden Snitch Ornament (Image Credit: Tiny Apartment Crafts)

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, behold: the perfect excuse to throw a Harry Potter holiday party. Round up your closest friends, kick back with a frothy mug of butter beer and get crafting on these adorable DIY Golden Snitch Ornaments, brought to you by Tiny Apartment Crafts. Perfect for distributing as gifts to friends and family. The best part is that anybody can appreciate these golden snitches, not only Harry Potter fans. They’re festive and gorgeous and go well with any Christmas ornaments and decorations. Continue reading

DIY Ornament Vase by Gimme Some Style

When I saw these DIY Ornament Vases by Gimme Some Style, my first thought was I need to have a holiday party so I can make these as place settings / favors! I could easily see a small name tag attached or even written directly on the ornament itself and it would make a great take home memento at the end of the night. I could even picture them being used at a holiday themed wedding!

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DIY Candy Cane Bow Necklace by Lines Across

How adorable is this Candy Cane Bow Necklace by Rachel of Lines Across? It would make the perfect accessory for a holiday party and since it’s a DIY each one you make will be a one of a kind creation. Everything you need to make your own can be found at your local craft store and you don’t even need a special kiln or pottery oven! To find out how to make you own and lots of other great projects visit Lines Across!

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