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Day 18 emoticon A spark Christmas tip....enjoy

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Day 17 emoticon Any dcor suggestion for the team?

Turn your mailbox into a red and green Christmas tree. Wrap sheer ribbon loosely around a pine garland and drape the garland around the mailbox, securing with a flexible, thin wire or fishing line where necessary. To top off the display, wire clusters of bright Nandina berries to top off the post.

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Day 15 emoticon Any advice of gifts you bought you would do differently?

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Martha Stewart to brighten your Christmas imagination.
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Day 12 emoticon Favorite person on Twitter

President Trump, Yolanda Haddad, & Ellen

Day 11 emoticon Review a product

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Day 10 Share how I manage my time emoticon

Now that I have raised the family the pressure of the season is no longer. Most of my gifts I buy online. If I have to go to the mall I avoid the weekend crowds.

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Day 9 Host a give away.

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Day 8 Must have list on your Christmas list emoticon
I wish for everyone to find the true meaning of Christmas this year.
I am really not in need of a certain gift this year
Peace, Joy and Love ..Merry Christmas!.


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Share a holiday post tradition.

The lights hung outside.....An ornament bought from Green Arrow. One gift opened on Christmas Eve. Christmas caroling around the tree.





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Day 6 pros & cons of Christmas

In their paper, Mellers and her co-authors note that people spend billions of dollars on gifts each year, especially at Christmas, but it wasnt always this way. The tradition of Christmas gift giving started in the Victorian era. Gifts were simple and modest expressions of kindness or charity.

Its that time of year again, when online and bricks-and-mortar retailers are bombarded with shoppers in a frenzy to find that perfect gift for family, friends and colleagues. Is it worth the effort? A waste of time? A misguided, inefficient allocation of resources?

And yet Waldfogel is the first to admit that many people regard cash gifts as lazy and even inconsiderate. They are offended by the idea that the giver didnt make any effort to shop for them, he notes in an earlier article for Knowledge@Wharton.

In addition, says Milkman, altruistic gift giving without any hope of reciprocity has been shown to make people happy: It generates what behavioral economists call a warm glow. To the extent that giving to others brings us happiness in observing, or imagining, their reactions, it is certainly not irrational.

Mellers and co-authors suggest that Waldfogels analysis sidesteps the issue of sentimental gains, which, the researchers say, overcome material losses. Their paper includes a survey method that measures the total value of Christmas gifts, including both sentimental and material benefits. We found no evidence of aggregate value squandering. They did find that women got greater total value than men from gift giving, and that givers who were more intimately tied to the recipient were, on average, able to add more value.

What increases sentimental value is surprise, Mellers says, pointing to other conclusions from their paper. Pleasure was greater for unexpected gifts. Surprising gifts amplified enjoyment for both large and small items. In addition, sentimental value is increased by effort: Recipients also felt positively toward givers who worked hard to find the right gift, even when that gift was off the mark. Givers who make the effort, but dont quite succeed, should be heartened by the fact that recipients recognize the difference between process and outcome,

Critics of holiday gift giving certainly have a point. Along those lines, the Journal article offers some suggestions. Among them: Assuming your goal is to maximize a social connection, avoid perishable gifts like flowers or chocolates. For a durable impression, better to give a vase or a painting. Perhaps best of all, the article says, give a gift that announces its existence every now and then, such as an electric mixer which, when used, gets noticed.

Worried that a painting may blow your holiday budget? If so, it might help to remember OHenrys short story, The Gift of the Maji, says Mellers. As described in her paper, it involves a poor couple who give up their most treasured possessions to buy each other Christmas gifts. Della sells her long beautiful hair to buy Jim a chain for his watch, and Jim sells his gold watch to buy tortoise combs for Dellas hair. The gifts are complete deadweight economic losses with no material value to the recipients. But the sentimental gains are priceless. It is psychology perhaps more than economics that explains why the tradition has lasted so long.

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Day 5 Share your favorite cookie recipe
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Day 4 Volunteer to provide for a family in need.

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1. What are your goals for December? To workout at least 3 days a week

2. What is on your Wish List this year? For my husband to hear that his Disability is approved

3. Create a gift guide. Get ideas online and Walmart

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Day 3 My gift guide is one that revolves around Walmart. They have super sales and great bargains.

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Day 2 Wish list- I always wanted a white Christmas for the last 48 years. I am still keeping that wish at the top of my list;

Carol Vegas sounds fun with all the shows on the strip.

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Wish list: weekend in Las Vegas

Every day I am on the verge of making slight changes that would make all the difference in my life.

If you wait, all that happens is you get older.

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December 1
My goal for December

To spread joy and happiness to friends and family.

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31 Christmas Ideas for December

coffee or tea chat for the month of December.
A subject each day to share with our team members. Starting with day 1

1. What are your goals for December?
2. What is on your Wish List this year?
3. Create a gift guide.
4. Volunteer
5. Share your familys secret cookie recipe.
6. Make a list of pros and cons
7. Share a guest post on holiday traditions.
8. Make a must have list for your niche.
9. Host a giveaway!
10. Share how you manage your time.
11. Review a product.
12. Write a list of your favorite people on Twitter.
13. Create a holiday round-up (crafts, recipes, decor, etc).
14. Share a holiday craft tutorial.
15. Create a checklist for a specific task.
16. Share the worst advice you ever received.
17. Ask your team for decor advice.
18. Share a spark tip!
19. Create a printable.
20. Make a list of ways to simply your life.
21. Explain how NOT to do something.
22. Write about your childhood holiday memories.
23. Write a Things You Probably Dont Know About Me post.
24. Host a holiday link-up.
25. Merry Christmas! Take a day off and celebrate.
26. Share a recap of your holiday festivities.
27. Write about the things you learned this year.
28. Make a list with the books you read this year.
29. What was your most popular blog post in 2017? Write an update!
30. Create a survey to see what changes you might want to make in 2018.
31. Write a year in review.


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