A Vintage Christmas – 1850s to 1950s

November 23, 2015

VINTAGE GREETING CARDS or websiteClayton residents aren’t the only ones decking their halls for the holiday season. The Clayton Museum will decorate its home with ornaments and festive lights to showcase its Vintage Christmas exhibit. Walk through the museum and enjoy the decorations from years gone by.


The Cookie Claus

By Jennifer Leischer on November 23, 2015

clauses_0969 for websiteWe met at Starbucks, sitting at a corner table outside, a perfect place to keep an eye on eight tiny reindeer delicately munching on the here-and-there patches of grass that survived the gardener’s morning mow.

“You could say I’m more of a wanderer,” Santa Claus says thoughtfully. “I think that’s why I’m so good at my job. I inherently know how to find every single child who has either written me a wish list or has left me cookies and milk Christmas Eve. I just know how to find my fans!” He chuckles. [click to continue…]

latkes-and-menorah for websiteThe story of Chanukah
The eight-day Jewish celebration known as Hanukkah or Chanukah commemorates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, where according to legend Jews had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt. Chanukah, which means “dedication” in Hebrew, begins on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar and this year falls on December 6. Often called the Festival of Lights, the holiday is celebrated with the lighting of the menorah, traditional foods, games and gifts. [click to continue…]

Holiday Dressing.
Some Fashion dos and don’ts for the season.

By Susan Sappington on November 23, 2015


If you’ve ever dressed up shinier than a Christmas Tree or turned down last-minute party invitations because you had nothing to wear, you’ll know that the holiday season is loaded with chances for fashion disasters. With a little help and preparation, you can learn how to avoid common holiday fashion mistakes and look fabulous this year. [click to continue…]