Are you looking for unique Valentine’s dates? Skip
the cliché “dinner and a movie” idea and try one of these more original ideas
Sign up for a dance class or see if you can
find a swing dance club in your town. It’s a great way to release some
endorphins while increasing your musicality and physical grace.
Try a “paint-and-sip” class in your area to
express your creativity while sipping on alcoholic beverages. It’s a great way
to spend some quality time with your beloved while creating souvenirs you can
a Special Event at a Museum
Many museums have special after-hours events,
sometimes with cocktails, especially around Valentine’s Day. Check out the
nearest museums’ event calendars to see what might be happening.
Lots of spas have couple packages for
Valentine’s Day. Look into nearby deals and book a spa date for you and your significant
other. It’ll be a relaxing way to spend the day if both of you are in need of
some time to unwind.
You don’t have to splurge on an overnight stay
at an expensive resort to give your partner a fantastic Valentine’s Day. Day
trips to local cities nearby can be a fun, more cost-friendly alternative to
reconnecting with your loved one while exploring new sights, sounds, and
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It’s easy to lose focus with the gift-buying craze of the
holidays. But this year, gather the family together and spend some time giving
back instead of accumulating presents. Not only will you be helping your
neighbors, but you’ll have a more fulfilling Christmas. Here are just five ways
to give back this holiday season.
Kids who have to stay in the hospital over Christmas enjoy
getting a bit of mail. Visit Hugs and Hope or Send Kids the World to find
names, pictures, and addresses of sick children who could use a handmade card.
Don’t stop there. Residents of veteran’s or nursing homes would appreciate
these messages too.
Support the Troops
You can easily send holiday care packages to overseas
soldiers with one of the many Adopt a Solider programs. It makes a big impact
on the troops who can’t come home for Christmas and teaches your kids about
their noble sacrifice of duty.
Sponsor a Family
Whether you pick a tag off of a local “Giving Tree” or
participate in the Box Project, your family can help a struggling family have a
Christmas to remember. It’s an easy way to keep your focus on others in the
business of the season.
Gifts that Give
Instead of giving a gift to a family member, why not gift
someone else in their name? St. Jude, for example, throws Christmas parties for
the kids from donated funds. Knowing that there’s a hospital full of kids partying
is a heartfelt present for any recipient. Or send aid overseas. Samaritan’s
Purse has a gift catalog where you can donate money for education, medical, and
Random Acts of
See what’s needed around you as you go about a given day.
Buy a homeless person’s meal. Visit the elderly at a retirement home. Pay for a
tree for a low income family. Donate old toys to the local toy drive. Bring
cookies to the fire department. You can even leave change in a vending machine
or pay off the late fees for someone at a library.
Start with the bird. Instead of doing turkey with sides this
year, try making a turkey showcase. This recipe butterflies the turkey breast
and then stuffs slices of the meat with wild rice. To top it off, it gets
wrapped in bacon and then paired with a cranberry-apple chutney for a symphony
You’ve tried fried mac and cheese so make way for its cousin
this year. All it takes is mashed potatoes mixed with cheese and bacon, rolled
up into bite-sized pieces and deep fried to crispy perfection. No gravy
These tasty popsicles not only bring the full flavor of
pumpkin pie in a frozen format, but include healthy ingredients for a lighter
take on the traditional classic. Only takes five ingredients to make and you
can use Greek yogurt or coconut milk as the base.
Don’t stop there — consider wrapping the entire turkey in
bacon for extra flavor and juiciness. Try making cupcake-sized pies instead of
regular ones. Or substitute fried onions on your green bean casserole with fried
Contact us here at Ken Nelson Chevrolet to schedule your pre-holiday road trip service appointment. We’re here to help ensure that your travels are as safe as they are fun this season.