Ready or not… here it comes! CHRISTMAS 2011, is two weeks from today.

Living in Mexico, or at least in our small town, talk of Christmas is so different that my experience in Canada. There’s no hustle and bustle, instead, folks are talking of helping Santa with gifts for the orphange kids.




Or going to Philo’s to ease Santa’s load ~ we wrap presents for the kiddies.


Happy faces on Christmas day!




Other great causes:

SOS Children's Village BC: Parade of Trees

SOS Children’s Village BC: Parade of Trees

December 2nd to 27th

Every year for the past 17 years, the Spirit Gallery of Grouse Mountain, The Peak of Vancouver has been transformed into a forest of beautifully decorated trees, all in the support of SOS Children’s Village BC.

The trees are generously sponsored and decorated by individuals and corporations who are committed to supporting children in foster care whose homes have fallen apart. Their sense of safety destroyed.

The Festival is open to the public, who are invited to browse through the holiday display in the Spirit Gallery of Grouse Mountain. The Parade of Trees is a fundraising event that has become a holiday “must-see” tradition in Vancouver for thousands of people. We invite guests to cast a ballot for their favourite tree and get a picture with Santa in his workshop. There is no admission cost, but we suggest a minimum $2 donation to SOS Children’s Village BC for every vote cast for your favorite trees. For donations over $20.00 a tax receipt will be issued. The event runs from December 2, 2011 to December 27, 2011.







Want to join your favorite celebrity in donating to an important cause? Check out this site. Launched a couple weeks ago, this shopping site features celebrity auctions, tickets to concerts, celeb-sponsored merchandise, sports memorabilia and more, where proceeds from the sales go to global charities. eBay Celebrity is also offering several unique opportunities for fans to meet celebrities via auction items. For example, a meet & greet with Brad Pitt will support the Make It Right Foundation; a red dress worn by Katy Perry will help the American Red Cross; and the proceeds for the right to have a private acting workshop with Robert Duvall will go to the Robert Duvall’s Children Fund. Participating celebrities in this initiative include the aforementioned three, along with Jeff Bridges, Christina Aguilera, Sienna Miller, Jimmie Johnson, Troy Polamalu and more.


If I was living a normal Christmas life in Canada and decorating a huge tree, et al, I would soooo make this lovely tree skirt.



This is so pretty.



A yummy treat to take to parties. Cream cheese cut in the shape of a Christmas tree, topped with jelly and your choice of peppers or??


Cookies for friends and family.


If you decide to go crazy, wild with abandon as you shop… be merry!











May you be blessed as you enjoy the Christmas season, sharing LOVE, LAUGHTER and JOY.


Inspire someone today!

 Not feeling it? Be Kind. Be Generous. BE LOVE!

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