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You’re probably all desperate to find out what all of us here at Freshair LOVE about the holidays… So, ask no more. We’ve got all our favourite parts listed right here!

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Kitty: “Waking up & going to my stocking to see what Santa left… Also pouring a coffee with Baileys & Boney M.”

Kiah: “Listening to vinyl with my family and taking turns choosing the tunes!”

Danika: “I like Starbucks holiday drinks. hehe… And spending time with family or whatever.”

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Niasha: “Having the whole family together and eating ALL the food and baking.”

Olivia: “All the nostalgia! Bing Crosby, Home Alone, Shortbread cookies, all the good, cozy feelings.”

Chelsea: “Everyone’s jolly Christmas ‘spirit’!! Christmas music, being with all my loved ones and looking back on the past year and looking forward to the next. Oh the memories!”

Praise: “I like to eat, drink & make merry! We watch a lot of sports and stuff our faces with random foods that I make.”

Leah: “Getting together with family & friends and letting good times flow with endless food and bevs! Watching my nieces & nephew have the time of their lives on Christmas morning always makes my heart melt

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the fresh perspective...

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There is no denying that the holiday season is largely about giving and receiving gifts. At least in our part of the world. Whether we like it or not, society seems to shove it in our face, everywhere we go, as soon as November 1st hits. As much as we all know that these holidays did not originate this way, this has been the portion of these holidays that we have latched onto and emphasized.

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Sure, most of us have very fond memories of opening gifts or wrapping presents for our family and friends. I would have to call bluff on anyone who tried to claim they hate the gift part of the holidays. But can we still enjoy the season sans presents?

There are definitely many other magical parts of the holiday season. Walking through your neighborhood with some hot chocolate to check out all the lights, a big fat feast with all your favorite humans, those classic holiday songs that bring back all the nostalgia, the list goes on. Seeing a tree with gifts underneath does instill a feeling of excitement but at the end of the day, is never the best part of the holidays. If I had to choose between watching Home Alone and giving up gifts, I would choose Kevin McCallister every time.

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Memories with humans and nostalgia from those memories are a feeling that can never be replaced by receiving an object. I’m not trying to convince anyone to give it all up but we do tend to get a little carried away. Try choosing an activity to do with your loved one in lieu of purchasing something. Those memories will last way longer than an Apple Watch.

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-the fresh perspective

Did you know? National Men Make Dinner Day

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Okay - here we go.

If you are like most of us here at Freshair, you likely didn't know this past Thursday was ‘National Men Make Dinner Day’. I know the first reaction, my first reaction, is ARE YOU FOR REAL? Why is this a thing? All this is doing is enforcing the stereotype of women in the kitchen, etc… But what if we chose a different way of looking at this? What if we just laugh at this for what it is?

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In today's day and age, we expect a less traditional way of thinking and share responsibilities of preparing meals each and every day and making sure there is a decent wholesome meal on the table. This is 100% rational and the way it should be. However, that doesn't mean that the majority of people actually live like this. I think there is still a lot of work to do on this front but it is hilarious to me to think that some men don't know how to cook a meal. That is why I choose to look at this and laugh and think, who's the sucker that doesn't know how to feed himself?

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The jyst - Parents, teach your children how to cook. Already an adult and was never taught? Pull out a recipe or Pinterest page and get crackin’. Be the best you can be and help your partner out around the house - REGARDLESS OF YOUR GENDER.

I read a few articles on this topic and most of them held a very angry tone. Instead, let’s laugh together and if you missed this past Thursday, try to convince them it’s actually the second Thursday in November ;)

-the fresh perspective.