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Happy Holidays from The Heavy Purse

We’re just days away from Christmas and the Ryan household is full of anticipation. 🙂 I’m sure it is the same way in your home as well. I plan to take some time off to enjoy the holidays with my family and possible sneak in a little R&R too. Of course, between Christmas, New Years and Taylor’s birthday, I’m not sure if that’s possible!

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Christmas Infographic
Christmas

Unusual Christmas Traditions #Infographic

In just a little over a week, Santa will begin his journey to fill the stockings of all the good boys and girls. To celebrate, I found this fun infographic that highlights some of the more unusual Christmas traditions Santa encounters as he travels the globe. Since I’m a huge fan of family traditions during the holidays, it was interesting to see how others celebrate around the world.

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3 Gifts Every Parents Needs to Give Their Kids | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
Christmas

3 Gifts Every Parent Needs to Give Their Kids

We spend countless hours on the hunt for the perfect gifts for our kids. We venture into malls where we spend as much time searching for a parking spot as we do in stores filled with short-tempered shoppers. Why? For that opportunity to see our kids’ eyes light up and hear their shouts of joy when they unwrap their presents Christmas morning. That moment makes us forget everything else. I

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Holiday Do's that put You on the Nice List | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
Christmas

5 Holiday’s Do’s that Put You on the Nice List

Starting around September, when the stores begin setting up their Christmas displays, many parents use the threat of landing on the naughty list to keep their kids in line. No one wants a lump of coal in their stocking, after all! The ironic reality is that we, as parents, often display behavior that is more naughty than nice as evidenced in the 5 Holiday Don’ts I shared on Monday.

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Holiday Mistakes that Put You on the Naughty List | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
Christmas

5 Holiday Mistakes that Put You on the Naughty List

Life can be a bit of a minefield at times, especially at Christmas. We get distracted and do or say things we normally wouldn’t. Or we toss aside our normal mindful spending habits and give into the holiday hype of buy, buy, buy. We shop until we drop, eat whatever we want and do whatever we please. After we bid farewell to the Holidays, we are left cleaning up the

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Shannon Ryan SHANNON RYAN, CFP®
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