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How to Celebrate an Outdoor Christmas

Guest blog post by Tanya Graydon Koob

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When I was first asked about how we celebrated the Holiday Season and whether we celebrated an outside Christmas or not, I thought “are you crazy?”It’s winter in Calgary and there’s no way I’m sitting in the snow opening my Christmas gifts.  I want to be toasty warm in my living room sitting by my fireplace, my family all gathered round, with the Christmas tree shining in the background.We don’t even have a real Christmas tree because we like to put it up by mid-November to extend the season.But then I thought some more and I realized that we DO celebrate Christmas outside in our own special way. No Christmas would be complete without skating, skiing, sledding, and outdoor fun in the snow. Maybe it’s time to bring Christmas outside and to think outside the box a bit when planning for the upcoming holiday season.

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Cottage Christmas

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Guest blog by Rhonda Sage

It is coming up to that time of year again, a time the malls fill up with shoppers, and the tour de households begin. It is Christmas in our house; we celebrate our holidays a little differently than most. We get out of the city.

It started after my daughter was born, my second child. We were feeling the stress of the traveling to household-to-household and shopping and the rush of the holiday season. The only way we could afford to get away from it was to go up North to our cottage. A 4-5 hour drive north to where you are guaranteed to have a white Christmas. Or at least New Years. It turned into our yearly tradition.

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10 gifts for Active Kids

My gift list for Active Kids are based on practical items that encourage outdoor play. Especially if you and your family share our motto, “no bad weather only bad clothing”.

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Let' Go Play, Recess ! Wednesday 28 th of November from 9.00- 10.00 PM EST

BethKimberlyJoin us for a glass of wine, or whatever you fancy, for our third online talk show and Facebook chat.We will be talking about recess.Topics will include: Recess punishment (teachers taking recess away from kids because they have not done their homework or behaved well).The different policies as to what inclement weather is, and how it varies from region to region in North America.Last we will talk about what we as parents can do to champion recess for kids at our school.

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Great Ideas for Outdoor Activities

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Outdoor activities are the perfect way for families to spend time together while having fun, trying out something new and keeping fit and active. There are many activities that all members of the family can participate in together and with the rise in special deals and online offers, there is no excuse to not join the fun! Websites such as Dealchecker offer superb deals to help families save money on travel and outdoor activities.

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Let's Go Play this Fall ! Interactive talk show 12/09 10 PM EST

Join us for a glass of wine or whatever you fancy for our second online talk show and facebook chat.  We will chat about getting back into the school routine while still encouraging outdoor play and walking/biking to school; all great ways to slow down as a family in the fall.

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