Left Over Gift

Where did we last leave our discussion? Oh, yes, on old – aka legacy promotional – offers. Well, folks. What about left over gift cards? Not the ones that you bought to give to your kids, the ones that you Read More …

Make Amends

Is it the marketers or the customers who must make amends when the gift isn’t quite right? One of them is to blame…who shall accept the responsibility for the sadness, the lamenting tears and the regret? Buy flowers, she’ll love Read More …

Are You A Romantic

On the biggest lovey-dovey holiday of the year, are you a romantic? Are you hopelessly in love, or hopelessly devoted? Time is still on your side, you can still pull off the perfect day, date, moment… Whether you give in Read More …

Lingering Later

When the time passes by so quickly that you didn’t realize you were lingering later than your normal bedtime (and the kids) it was a good night. When the winter chill has you indoors, the setting sun doesn’t give you Read More …

Closing In

The things around us are actually closing in. Crowded spaces. Tree still up. Christmas presents all around. It can be a bit overwhelming, right? There hasn’t been nearly enough time to integrate everything into the house, making room, squeezing in Read More …

The 7 Stages of the Holidays

While this may not apply to everyone, here are what I think are the 7 stages of the holidays. Anticipation. Planning. Shopping. Nervousness. Work. Accomplishment. Relief. Many of these stages require coffee, others require patience. Some just need you to Read More …