Thursday, December 6, 2012
Thanks to a very special U.S. Postal Service program, Santa Claus will reply to children who mail him their Christmas wish lists. But hurry, deadline for letters is Dec. 10.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Every year, millions of children sit down to make a wish list for Santa, hoping he will make all of their Christmas dreams come true. But what if Santa actually wrote back? The United States Postal Service is now accepting "Letters From Santa," a program that allows any person to play Santa by sending a letter signed by Saint Nick to any child. According to a postal service news release, "The 'Letters From Santa' program helps parents fulfill the dreams of their own children." Instructions to send a letter from Santa: In Peachtree Corners, letters to Santa can be dropped off at the Peachtree Corners Post Office located on Spalding Drive or at any Gwinnett post office location. Find a post office close to you by clicking here. Do your …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Parents can provide evidence that Santa is real.
Disclaimer: If you are a child and you read this post then you will placed on Santa's naughty list and get a lump of coal for Christmas. This is super secret grown up stuff so you better get off your mom or dad's computer! Whew, that was a close one! Christmas is just around the corner and my three-year-old is already going nuts for Santa Claus. If we happen to be at the mall, my little one makes a mad dash to find Santa, sitting on his throne among the fake snow and cranky helpers in elf outfits, and to give the old boy a hug. He loves the jolly guy. If ever there was a time for me to play up the whole Santa Claus thing, now would be it. With the advancement of technology, kids these days can be presented with more than enough proof that …
Friday, November 23, 2012
There will be caroling, ballet performers, carriage rides during the day capped off by the arrival of the big man himself, Santa Claus.
What a difference a day makes. Thursday it was Thanksgiving and just a day later everything turns to Christmas. The annual shopping season kicks off at The Forum on Friday, Nov. 23. Here's the schedule of the day's events: Carriage rides from 2-8 p.m. Photos with Santa from 2-3:45 p.m. and 6:15-8 p.m. Caroling from 2-5 p.m. with a performance by American Idol Finalist Phil Stacey. Then a ballet performances of Babes in Toyland Followed by the annual Tree Lighting and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Friday, December 23, 2011
The big night will be here soon. Make sure to leave a treat that Santa Claus (and all his helpers) will enjoy.
Christmas Eve is almost here. If your children are looking forward to a visit from Santa Claus, then they are probably making plans to leave some cookies and milk out for the big guy. This year, why not skip the store bought cookies and try one of these delicious homemade cookie recipes? Santa -- and everyone else in the family -- will thank you. If you are not sure which one to try, watch the video to see what Santa Claus recommends. CHEWY BROWNIE COOKIES (taken from Santa’s Favorite Cookies) 1 1/2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar 2/3 Crisco stick or 2/3 cup Crisco all vegetable shortening 1 tablespoon water 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 eggs 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon baking …
Monday, November 14, 2011
The Forum's annual tree lighting event slated for Nov. 25
What would Christmas in Peachtree Corners be without the annual tree lighting event at The Forum shopping center. The Peachtree Parkway outdoor shopping center is holding the annual event on Friday, Nov. 25, the day after Thanksgiving. The holiday event which officially kicks off the Christmas shopping season runs from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and features the man himself, Santa Claus, carriage rides. The day includes kids entertinment at 6:30 p.m., a concert by Voices of Lee from NBC's The Sing-Off followed by the lighting of giant Christmas tree at 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Our resident Peachtree Corners gardener provides uses for okra to include a DIY Santa Okra ornament.
Ahhh, okra. She’s a true southern belle who loves the Georgia heat and thrives in the garden when most vegetables are wilting under the summer’s sweltering temperatures, often producing to the point where you can hardly keep up. Okra is an absolutely fantastic vegetable to add to your summer garden repertoire, if you haven’t already, since it produces a tasty green “between the summer and fall season” crop, when little else is actively producing. Being a Michigan native, where okra is a mythical vegetable of lands far gone, I discovered these gems a little late in life. The first time I planted okra, I was quite taken aback at how ridiculously tall each stalk got (taller than me- nearly six feet!). Buttery-yellow flowers cover each …