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Category: Celebrations & Holidays

Learning to Celebrate at Home

by Trista Arney
It’s now official – the 2020 Calgary Stampede will not be held this July. While this is a huge community event that many families in Calgary look forward to, it’s also another celebration that we won’t be celebrating together this year. Weddings, birthdays, community events, festivals, and more have had to be put off for now as we come together while staying apart to protect one another. Read More

Easter Isn’t Cancelled!

by Trista Arney
Despite Calgary’s weather, April has arrived – and Easter is close behind! With budget concerns, physical distancing, and isolation in place, Easter celebrations will likely look very different for many families. While these measures are necessary for public health, it is also important to acknowledge and allow ourselves to feel strong emotions about having to alter traditions and celebrate differently this year. It’s normal to feel disappointed by these disruptions! However, it’s a good time to think about finding new ways to celebrate and come together while remaining physically separate. Read More

Undeck the Halls

Provided by Sencillo Cabinets

Once January rolls around, most of us have started taking down our holiday decorations and packing up the tree for another year. However, before you do, we urge you to take inventory, decide what you love, and declutter the rest. Life’s too short to hold onto things that merely take up space. Make room for more of what you love and less of what you don’t! Read More

Managing Gift Expectations

By Vinay Saranga M.D.

Children are an absolute gift! As parents, we want the best for our children in all aspects of their lives. After all, their happiness means the world. However, this is the time of year when parents begin to hear more and more about the things their children want as the holiday lists roll in. Read More

Halloween Fun in Calgary

Calgarians LOVE Halloween! There are a ton of spooky events all over town and the surrounding communities for all ages, from date nights to daytime haunts perfect for the littles. Dress ’em up and get out there! Read More

Holiday Shopping Survival Tips

By Ellen Percival, Calgary’s Child Magazine Holiday shopping is hectic at the best of times, but add a couple of unenthusiastic kids to the mix and you’ve got the potential for one huge headache. With a little patience (and planning ahead) shopping for the holidays can be a little less frenzied. Make a shopping list, Read More