By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor
Here for your enjoyment is our weekly curation of links I love and hope you will too! These are usually posted on Sundays, however since yesterday was Christmas, I waited until today to post and send this edition.
I hope that your Christmas Day was everything you wished for and more and that the cheer will linger for you over these precious days between Christmas and New Year’s!
- Here’s a precious video and a tradition we could all start! Over the last 61 years, five family members have been photographed in the same sweater. While this family passes the sweater down to male members, there’s no reason the same thing wouldn’t work with grandmothers, moms, and daughters, too! And while they use first-grade school photo day to pass the torch (sweater), the tradition would also work great with a sweater worn for a Christmas card photo when the child is a certain age like five or ten years old. So sweet!
- Speaking of sweaters, if you want one that has any chance of lasting 61 years or more, here are the ten best tips for how to care for sweaters. And from the always good advice of Real Simple magazine is the best way to store all your sweaters to keep them looking new.
- Do you ever wonder whether the people you give Christmas gifts to ever return any of them? The answer is probably yes because, according to Newsweek, $70 billion in gifts are returned each year. So now we know why the return lines are always long! To cut down on the chances of the gifts we’re buying being returned next year, here’s a list of the most and least returned gifts of 2016!
- Just in case you happen to fall on the “I need to return a gift I received” side this year, here from Time Magazine are five ways to deal with gifts gone wrong including what we need to know about store return policies.
- Did you happen to receive a gift card for a store or restaurant that isn’t a favorite of yours or your family? If so, did you know there are websites where people who are in the same boat trade gift cards? You can sell or trade your gift card, and you can even purchase gift cards at a reduced price. Two popular sites are Raise.com and Cardpool.com.
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