The upcoming holidays are right around the corner as we prepare to spend the holidays together as a family. Here are some ways to remember family traditions, but also embrace new ones that can create memories for future holidays.

  • Comfy Cozy – Enjoy family nights over the holidays in comfy cozy clothes like Ontario’s own Muskoka Bear Wear. Whether you are decorating the tree, watching holiday movies or just relaxing, they have everything for the family from cottage comfy pants, hoodies, sweatshirts and socks!

  • Baking As A Family – Whether you are baking for Santa, for a cookie exchange or making a dessert for your holiday dinner, doing it together as a family means fun and memories. For all of your baking needs this holiday season, Giant Tiger is a one-stop-shop for everything holidays at everyday low prices.  Find everything you need this holiday season at your local Giant Tiger and com.

  • Milk & Cookies Tradition – The holiday season, although it is a time filled with magic and celebration, it is also an important time to give back to local communities. As proud members of local communities, Ontario dairy farmers are calling on Ontarians to join them and show their support for patients and families in Ontario’s children’s hospitals who can’t be home for the holidays. From November 29 to December 24, text a MILK & COOKIE EMOJI with your message of support to 50555 and Dairy Farmers of Ontario will donate $2 on your behalf to Ontario’s children’s hospitals, up to the total of $500,000.

  • Family Time Around The Fire– With the season changing from warm to cooler days, you start to dream of yourself curling up next to a fireplace in a onesie with a nice cup of hot chocolate watching your favourite Christmas movie with the family! Lowe’s offers a selection of Napoléon Electric Fireplaces that will have those cold Christmas days bringing the family together to bond and watch traditional holiday movies! Upgrade your décor with an electric fireplace. Lowe’s offers the widest selection of Napoleon electric fireplaces for every budget and style. Starting at $399.

Lowe’s Canada – Home Improvement, Renovation & Hardware Store (

  • Savour The Holidays – Over the holidays, we are constantly having company over for euchre night or family visits. With visitors that means food. Sobeys is encouraging Canadians to savour the holidays this season by enjoying great food and creating memories. Enjoy snacks like Mac & Cheese bites or Sausage Rolls Puff Pastry, easy to make and serve while enjoying the time with family. Less stress in the kitchen means more time to have fun.

Homepage – Sobeys Inc.

  • Fun at the kids table – When it comes to family dinners as a group, there is always a kids table!  Why not add a tablecloth to their table so they can have fun and learn at the same time! The Canadian company BiMoo offers several themed table cloths with three languages: French, English and Spanish.  You can colour, wash and reuse them over and over again.

Nappes Éducatives à colorier | Activités Enfants, Adultes et Ainés – BiMoo

  • Embrace the past– Find a recipe passed down from your grandparents or great-grandparents and recreate it for your own family.  If you are lucky, you will have a hand-written copy of the recipe.

Gingersnap Cookies


2 cups flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon ground ginger

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg

¼ cup molasses

½ cup cinnamon sugar

  1. Mix all dry ingredients together and make sure to sift them
  2. In a pot, bring to boiling butter, brown sugar, egg and molasses
  3. When boiled, gradually mix in the dry ingredients until cookie dough is created
  4. In your hand, round the dough into balls
  5. Roll the dough balls in the cinnamon sugar
  6. Set oven to 350 degrees and bake for approximately 10 minutes
  7. The tops of the cookies will start to ‘crack’ and you will know they are ready


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *