December 2014

There are 2 blog entries for December 2014.

protect your homeChristmas is a time of happiness and cheer. We enjoy spending time with our families and loved ones and attempt to spread happiness to others by embodying the giving spirit of the season. Unfortunately, while this may be true for most of us, there are definitely some individuals that try and take advantage of the season for their own personal gain. They see the increased amount of retail goods in our homes and more frequent out of town travel as an opportunity to steal our hard earned money and belongings. 

Horror stories of children’s Christmas presents being stolen right from under the tree are far too common. Although there are many police warnings of a higher burglary rates during the Christmas season, few of us actually take any action to protect

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household holiday traditionsWe can all fondly remember growing up with our own set of household holiday traditions and rituals during the holiday season. Chances are they all evolved by borrowing from other religious or cultural traditions, or were products and byproducts of geographical and historical context. But too often the meaning behind these familiar, festive traditions have become lost over the generations.

Maybe some of us can remember our dads chopping down that pine, fir or spruce tree at the farm or forest and dragging it into the living room for us to help decorate. Maybe some of us can recall the distinct scent of fresh (or plastic) wreaths and garlands and holly that our mothers expertly put together for the family. But do we know why our parents and their parents

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