Small Wonders Holiday Gift Round up + Giveaway Announcement

The best holiday gifts are simple, and more importantly, useful. Before starting Small Wonders, we (as a family) celebrated few holidays. Now, I personally love to celebrate most holidays with my little group. Whatever the occasion, I always try to find gifts that celebrate, family, food, friendship, and fun. I think it's important to steer away from big and extravagant; sometimes small and meaningful is the way to go.

Here's our Gift Round Up/Wishlist for 2016 (friends & family take note) *wink*

A silly book to read with friends
Turkey Claus, by Wendi Silvano
Turkey is in trouble...again. He made it through Thanksgiving without becoming a turkey dinner, but now it's almost Christmas, and guess what's on the menu? Turkey decides the only thing to do is to ask Santa for help. He sets off for the North Pole, but getting in to see Santa on Christmas Eve isn't as easy as Turkey expected. It's going to take all his ideas- and his clever disguises- to find a way into Santa's house. After many hilarious attempts, Turkey comes up with the perfect disguise, and Santa has the perfect solution!

Take out Pizza
I'm dreaming of a nice quiet evening spent with family, over a pizza, or two. You? We all know the original pizza joints, but have you tried PZA Parlour? You must try their take out pizzas!

A Photo session with Chloe
Chloe who? Chloe Buie, of course! Okay, this has been on MY wish-list since the beginning of the year (hope my family is reading this). Holidays, birthdays, weddings - you name it, Chloe does it. Chloe is an amazing photographer, who is inspired by each family or individual that she connects with. I love her spirit.

Something for the tree
Have you seen Kathy Lycka's whimisical ornaments? She even has a Star Wars collection this season.
I have already purchased one for a friend, and it is very beautiful. If you are not down for ornaments, Kathy has a shop full of fun whimsical cards, jewelry, and prints. Take a look!

Sweet Treats (that everyone can eat)
I was lucky to stumble, virtually that is, upon Sarah & Vanessa's Instagram page while searching for gluten-free in Calgary. These ladies are the force behind Baked from the Heart Calgary. They have a nice gluten-free and vegan menu that is literally sweetness. The only question is, how to choose from their yummy treats, and how much weight am I likely to put on, now that I can actually indulge in cupcake goodness, any day, anytime?!

Christmas Cheer!
My family and I do not celebrate Christmas, but it doesn't mean that we shutter ourselves inside all holiday season...why would we? We still like to get out and see the beauty of the city.
Until December 18th, between 9:30 am - 4:00pm, you can take a step back into true holiday enchantment  at Heritage Park. Families can enjoy wagon ride, singing carols or visiting jolly old Saint Nick himself. 

Other special activities include:
  • Gingerbread Cookie Decorating
  • Snow Painting (weather dependant)
  • Santa's Christmas Critters Petting Zoo
  • Christmas Train Display
  • Live Christmas Play in the Canmore Opera House
  • Children's Crafts
  • A 'Kids Only' store
  • Wagon Rides (weather dependant)
  • Christmas Carols
  • Vintage photo parlour
 Check the website for rates & other information.

 Socialize - FREE EVENT

Working with Studio C this year had to be the highlight for the little ones. I cannot say enough good things about the studio, their work, and the experience that we had in our art session, as well as our Art & Brunch. If you have no idea who they are or what they do, here's your chance to find out!

Small Wonders Giveaway

 Now, on to our giveaway announcement. Small Wonders has teamed up with a few local companies for the Oh, the Places you will Go Giveaway! I won't give too much details, but I can guarantee, that if you win this contest, you will enjoy getting out and about with your family and friends. 

The contest will begin next week, and is open to Alberta residents. So please check back...


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