On Valentine’s Day, many people send cards, candy, or flowers to show their love for others. While these sentiments are thoughtful, do they really get to the heart of the holiday?
One of our family’s favorite places to view gingerbread houses over the holiday season is at PPG Place in Pittsburgh, PA. We are always amazed at the engineering and design of the houses on display.
Picture it: It’s December 1—you’re still full from Thanksgiving and just kicked off the holiday season by fighting the Black Friday crowds. You think you have it all together until you hear the little voice in the next room shout loudly at 6 a.m., “Mom, Alfie is here! Alfie is here!” As you wake up thinking yet another stray cat arrived on your doorsteps, you realize Alfie is your Elf on the Shelf, and he’s still buried with the leftover wrapping paper somewhere in the attic. Nope. Alfie is not here.