Categories for Holiday

22 May

Sundial Resort Serious about Patriotism

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Sundial Beach Resort & Spa (www.sundialresort.com) is serious about its U.S. patriotism. So much so that the resort has scheduled official Flag Raising ceremonies at 8 a.m. on Memorial Day, Flag Day and July 4, accompanied by a musical tribute from attendees. A costumed Uncle Sam will share in the festivities.

9 May

History of Mother’s Day

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Want to know what the best thing about Mother’s Day is? Being the mom! I decided to explore this holiday's roots and find out the history of Mother's Day.

20 Mar

Happy Proposal Day from Sanibel Island

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The proposal. It is the moment that connects the “first comes love” and “then comes marriage” lines of the popular children’s refrain K-I-S-S-I-N-G, a taunting song heard on playgrounds for decades.

17 Dec

Christmas Entertaining: Decking the Halls

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It’s time for the family to return to Sanibel and spend Christmas with us. Just like with Thanksgiving, the plan is to have the big meal at Sundial Resort but do a few more casual activities at the house. However, before the out-of-towners arrive, my husband and I are hosting a Friendsmas. Friendsmas, a.k.a. Friends Christmas, is a fun way for all of us to gather and celebrate the holiday without it conflicting with travel plans and family time.

6 Dec

Holiday Travel Tips

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Thanksgiving was a huge success. Both of our families had a wonderful time once they got to Sanibel Island and Sundial Resort. The key point being: once they got here. In our excitement over not having to travel this year, we overlooked the collective lack of travel experience held by our respective families.

27 Nov

Picking the Right Gifts

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When our Thanksgiving meal is packed away in our bellies, the family and I sit together and discuss plans for the next holiday on the calendar: Christmas. We talk about decorations, plans for meals and extended family and, of course, gifts.

21 Nov

What I’m Thankful For…

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Growing up, my family had a Thanksgiving tradition where everyone at the table had to stand up and say three things they were thankful for that year.

23 Oct

Celebrating Halloween on and around Sanibel

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Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. From my Princess Leia days to the ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ themed party in college to now helping my own children with their costumes, I have always found the holiday to be all about fun, creativity and socializing. Even though Halloween is a week away, the events have already begun.