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Dec. 22, 2015 | Deborah Harrison

'Twas the week before Christmas...

Setting the table for a perfect soirée

There is not a week more beautiful than the one before Christmas – despite the craziness of decorating the home, last-minute shopping, attending kid's concerts and, most importantly, planning holiday soirées.

The coming days will call for equal parts of cosy warmth, pops of posh, tasty appies and sparkling embellishments – whether to be hung on a tree or drank from a glass. All that sparkles matters at this time of year.

Try to keep it simple when planning your parties. You should enjoy preparing for it as much as being present at it.

Christmas lights

Dec. 15, 2015 | Cody Stuart

How to .... hang Christmas lights

OK, so the weather outside may not be frightful but that just means there's still time to add a little holiday cheer to your home before the snow begins to fall. With a few simple steps you can be cosily ensconced in your home bedecked with colourful strings of Christmas lights during the long winter evenings.

For those DIY homeowners, here are a few simple steps and tips to make your home merry and bright:


Dec. 23, 2014 | CREBNow

Tree-cycling in Calgary

Christmas Tree Recycling Program makes for a greener holiday season

Calgary's annual Tree Recycling program sees your Christmas conifer re-purposed into mulch instead of a landfill landmark.

"Last year we kept approximately 35,000 trees out of the landfill," said Darcy Cairns, superintendent of programs for Waste and Recycling Services with the City. "It's easy to participate - we collect trees from homes and there are also eight drop off locations to bring your trees to. The great thin is that the trees are turned into mulch that residents can use for gardening and landscaping afterwards."

Dec. 17, 2014 | CREBNow

Dreaming of a green Christmas

The City of Calgary suggests changing up some holiday acts to decrease environmental impact

The City is urging residents to green up their season this year with some easy tips.

"It doesn't have to be complicated to cut back our environmental impact this time of year," said Claire Beckstead, corporate environmental specialist witht he City. "There are many simple green actions Calgarians can take that lessen our impact on the environment while keeping the fun and excitement of the season."

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