Archive for the category "christmas"

Merry Christmas

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last night while watching my niece and nephews track NORAD Santa through Egypt it finally felt like Christmas. The hustle and bustle of daily life, not to mention keeping up with work up until Christmas Eve night, didn’t quite make me feel the holiday spirit this year until that moment. The family got together last […]

Vancouver History: Christmas

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With dozens of centimeters of snow on the ground (and still falling) the city is muffled in a powdery silence. Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr Here’s a quick roundup of Vancouver History notes, with a Christmas theme. December 24, 1951. Sultry Hollywood actress Yvonne De Carlo, dubbed the “most beautiful woman in the world,” […]

Stories of Giving

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I received a Christmas card in the mail from OptimumPR along with a little booklet that contained a special gift. I’ve made a video to explain: Head to Stories of Giving to share a personal message about what you could do/have done to show that a little gesture can go a long way. They’ve even […]

Intangible Christmas Gifts for 2008

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This year it’s not so much gadgets when it comes to gift-giving as people are spending more on the intangibles such as charitable donations, volunteering, and spending more time with loved ones. If you’d like to give a meaningful gift to someone this season here are some suggestions: Photo credit: Derek Miller on Flickr Adopt […]

Tuesday Night Link Fest: Surrey Christmas Edition

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Seeing as how we’ll be spending Christmas in Surrey before heading out to Iowa to ring in 2009 here’s a link fest with a bit of Surrey flare. Shelter beds are open in Surrey – to lend a hand call The Front Room (604) 589-7777 [Leader] A third of re-planted trees in the extremely sensitive […]

Robson Street For the Holidays

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Living in the West End we often try to avoid Robson street, except when it comes to taking the bus to and from destinations. We prefer the tree-covered strolls of the side streets to the hustle and bustle of tourists, shoppers, students, and those in much more of a hurry than us. That’s not to […]