As locations around the world cool down the closer we get to the holidays, celebrations inevitably begin to heat up. And while other countries draw crowds for their traditions, no one does Christmas quite like Germany. Here are ten of the country's can't-miss markets.
Where did the myth of Santa Claus come from? I was going through my Facebook this morning when I found a wonderful question, asked by an international mom to the toddler group of the area. She wanted to know if Santa Claus and Saint Nicholas were two different people? Where did father Christmas originate from? and What [...]
European Christmas markets Christmas markets have been around since the beginning of time... ok maybe not quite but they have been around for a very long time. Everyone knows about them, everyone wants to visit them, but what do you need to know to be truly prepared for what you are about to experience? This is not your [...]
Unwrap a different book each day With Christmas coming and the advent just around the corner, parents are running to the stores to find chocolate filled advent calendars to stuff their children with each morning. Over the past few years, I have witnessed a growing trend away from chocolate and towards something unique and tailored to each child. Some [...]