Québec Carnival : The Winter Event of North America

In February, when many Canadians escape to warm and sunny destinations, we elected to embrace the weather. In true Canadian fashion, we braved the cold and joined in the festivities at the world’s biggest winter celebration, the Québec Winter Carnival! We’ve had memorable trips with the extended family to the Carnival and this year, it was time to initiate our…

Kitschy Christmas Elves: a Holiday Tradition

As I wait for the magic to happen tonight… One of my favourite holiday decorations and traditions is the kitschy Christmas elf. These adorable pixies of my childhood would magically appear in early December. My little sister and I would search our tiny home for the elves. These cute little guys would be found dangling…

Easter Eggs

No Chocolate Bunny Trails This Year

In Canada, Easter comes after our really cold winters, so to a certain extent, we really celebrate spring. Though both Gord and I grew up in Christian families, Easter in our home is celebrated as a cultural holiday rather than a religious one. In early April, our seasonal front-door wreath gets changed to one with blooms. From the…