Archive for January, 2017

Fighting Post-Christmas Blues

After the joy and happiness of Christmas it is very common for people to feel a sense of let down and fall into the post-Christmas blues.Blog2Fortunately, there are easy ways to combat this condition and our family here at the Willow Tree figures fan club want to help you shake the blues and enjoy the holidays even after they have come and gone!

1. Kindness. Continue the tradition of Christmas by looking for ways to show kindness to those around you in some shape or form, no matter who they are.

2. Time with loved ones. Even if some of your family is far away or if you have no family around after the season ends find ways to connect and stay in touch with them throughout the year!

3. The tree. You might not want a dried and shedding Christmas tree in your home come March, but keeping live plants in the home can be a big mood booster.

4. The smells. Much of what makes Christmas so special and what helps us form such great memories are the smells of the season. Continue to enjoy those smells all year round with candles, essential oils, and potpourris.

5. Send mail. Remember how nice it was to get those Christmas Cards in the mail? Send letters and cards to friends and family to keep in touch and show them you are thinking about them.

6. Giving. More than just gifts you can give of your time, talents, and finances to help others. If you choose to give gifts make them ones that mean something special like photos or commemorative figures from the Willow Tree Figures Collection.

7. Anticipation. Waiting for Christmas day is a big part of the tradition of the season, so keep that thrill alive by planning special trips, events, and family games and dates that let you spend time together and build great memories together.

8. Lights. If you don’t want to be ‘that family’ who keeps their Christmas lights up all year find ways to incorporate unique lights and colors into your everyday décor!

9. Create new traditions. Find ways to make every month special with unique food, activities, games, and make new traditions to enjoy with the family.

10. Love. The one thing that makes Christmas so special is the love we share and feel so keep the love alive for your family every single day. That is what the Willow Tree figures family does and we hope you will give it a try too!

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5 Bad Christmas Gift Ideas People Actually Got

Christmas may have come and gone, and chances are you got a lot of wonderful gifts and maybe even some of the ones that were actually on your listshutterstock_221664037 this year. Maybe you got some beautiful Willow Tree Collection figures or something useful you have been asking for or many even some nice jewelry or a new video game you have been eyeing.

But if you got some less than great gifts take heart, you are not alone and to help you feel better here are five of the worst Christmas gifts people likely got this year:

Ugly Sweaters

The classic go-to gift of grandmas and well-meaning adults everywhere, the ugly Christmas sweater is a well-known and dreaded gift to unwrap on Christmas Day. Chances are you have gotten at least one of these or something very similar at least once and if not, your time is coming so be prepared! At least you have something for an ugly sweater party!

Vacuum Cleaner

Typically the gift well-meaning husbands give to their wives to make their lives easier, but this is a bad gift idea in every sense of the word. A great gift for your wife is jewelry, perfume, or something heartfelt, not something that reminds her of all the work there is still to do around the house because you are not pulling your weight!

Pencils and Pens

Pencils? Really — people actually give these as gifts to someone over the age of five? Unless it is a nice engraved professional looking pen or a set of art pencils most adults are not going to be thrilled with getting a gift that reminds them of their school days spent taking multiple choice tests and writing essays!

Glow in the Dark Toilet Seat

A glow in the dark toilet seat, who thought up this one? Sure, it’s practical in the sense you won’t have to turn on a light to go in the middle of the night, but do you really want to feel like aliens are about to abduct you when you walk into the bathroom at 3 a.m.? It’s best to skip the toilet gifts all together.

Socks

Coming in at number 1, socks are the worst Christmas gift ever — worse than ties because everyone seems to get them. Children have been getting socks as presents for hundreds of years and this has cause hundreds of years’ worth of tears.

So if you want to be the cool relative next year, consider you gift giving choices very carefully and go with something they will love like a Willow Tree Collection figurine from Coppins Gifts!

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