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How to have a green Christmas and save on waste

The big day has almost arrived! Here’s to delicious food, great company and thoughtful gifts for our loved ones. Christmas is always a time to relax and spend time with family, however, it is also a very ‘wasteful’ time of year when it comes to garbage. Constantly entertaining large crowds, wrapping endless presents and cooking nonstop is part of the holiday season, but it can be done in a way to reduce waste, reuse what you have and recycle when you can. Check out these nifty ways to save money, and waste, this Christmas!

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Home Safety Tips for Christmas

The most joyous time of the year has almost arrived! It’s time to take the turkey out of the freezer, plug in the Christmas lights and cuddle into the couch with a hot cup of cocoa in front of the fire. With all the Christmas traditions you may have planned with your family, it’s often easy to forget the safety provisions you should take before welcoming guests into your home. The big day is often full of excitement and distractions which can cause accidents if you’re not careful. Consider the following precautions when it comes to Christmas decorating and entertaining:

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Holiday markets to check out this month

With less than three weeks until Christmas, it’s time to get those wish lists crossed off! With Canada Post on strike and the malls attracting crowds, skip the worrying this year and shop locally. Head down to one of these adorable Christmas markets to finish up any last-minute shopping and support our local entrepreneurs!

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21 days of tasks to get your home ready for Christmas

The Christmas countdown is on – three weeks to go! Somehow the big day sneaks up on us every year. With so much decorating, baking, organizing and shopping to do, the holidays can often feel stressful. However, we’re here to give you a daily task list to help spread them out and make Christmas planning more manageable.

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Why and where you should shop local for the holidays

The Christmas season is upon us, and if you haven’t started your shopping yet, you’re probably starting to panic a little! With about four weeks to go until the big day, the malls are getting busier and stores are preparing for the mad December rush. But why brave the busy, crowded shopping mall when there are plenty of small, local shops right here in Calgary? Here are four reasons why you should shop local this Christmas season:

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