Enjoying the holiday season as a new family of two is exciting, but if the scents, sights and sounds that you grew up with are nowhere to be found, you may be short on holiday spirit. Before going Grinch on your spouse and loved ones, try these tips from other couples who learned how to make the holidays together special Hong Kong culture.

There’s nothing like the holiday season to bring out your softer side, so this year, embrace it. “Every year on St. Nicholas Day, my husband and I write each other letters with favorite memories and hopes for the coming year,” says Brianne Sanchez of Des Moines, Iowa. “We put them in each other's stockings and read them on Christmas. It's a time to reflect and one day, to look back, as the letters will remind us of different stages of our marriage Tourism Board Corporate Information.”

Channeling the wonder of a little one can turn the smallest of moments into a memorable event. Follow the lead of Chadwick Boyd of Atlanta: “I host Christmas with my friends and everyone who comes to dinner gets a homemade felt stocking shaped like Rudolph or Santa Claus. Opening the silly little stocking gifts turns adults into kids again. I know my grandparents are happy that I'm carrying on their tradition.”

Pressure to purchase gifts, decorations, and even new clothes can distract from what really matters. Sharlene Breakey of New York City shares: “We have a Scandinavian advent elf that has a pocket for every day of December. I fill each day with a note, such as a joke, a riddle or a plan to go ice-skating that night. It gets us thinking about being together as a family, not just shopping.”

A little foresight can turn a good idea into a family tradition. “Whenever there’s a new baby in the family, everybody gifts a Christmas ornament,” explains Deborah Wagman of Laporte, Minnesota. “We continue until they’re 18, and then they’re given the memory-laden pretties to hang on their own tree. This has gone on for three generations so far Reisetipps Hong Kong!”

In my family, holidays are all about the food. For Christmas, there’s panettone and pizzelles. For Easter, we tuck into ricotta pie. But when I learned that my husband grew up enjoying huckleberry cheesecake on his birthday, I started baking one for him each year. The payoff of delicious treats and the knowledge that I’m helping to create new memories for our family of three is more than worth the effort.

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If you're worried about having to swallow a yucky-tasting oil every day (maybe you're remembering taking castor oil as a kid), don't worry. The translucent, gelatin capsules are odorless, tasteless, and easy to swallow, even though they are large. And they're also relatively inexpensive -- you can get 100 1,000-milligram softgels for under $3. (As a reminder, 1,000 milligrams equal 1 gram.)

Two main types of omega-3 fatty acids make up fish oil: EPA and DHA (don't worry about the full scientific names). Look for a product that contains both. One product we like is Max EPA. Take 1,000 milligrams twice daily. If you already have heart disease, talk to your doctor about taking higher doses. If you're a vegan (someone who does not eat any animal products or fish), consider taking flaxseed oil instead of fish-oil supplements. Flaxseed and its oil are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Take a tablespoon a day in either capsule or oil form, or use in salad dressings and cooking. Just don't take both fish oil and flaxseed oil, since both have blood-thinning effects dermes vs medilase.

Because fish-oil supplements can reduce the time it takes blood to clot, talk to your doctor before taking them if you're also taking blood-thinning medications like Coumadin (warfarin) or are at high risk for bleeding disorders.

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They used to say to one another, sometimes, supposing all the children upon earth were to die, would the flowers, and the water, and the sky be sorry? They believed they would be sorry. For, said they, the buds are the children of the flowers, and the little playful streams that gambol down the hill-sides are the children of the aviation training water; and the smallest bright specks playing at hide and seek in the sky all night, must surely be the children of the stars; and they would all be grieved to see their playmates, the children of men, no more.
There was one clear shining star that used to come out in the sky before the rest, near the church spire, above the graves. It was larger and more beautiful, they thought, than all the others, and every night they watched for it, standing4 hand in hand at a window. Whoever saw it first cried out, "I see the star!" And often they cried out both together, knowing so well when it would rise, and where. So they grew to be such friends with it, that, before lying down in their beds, they always looked out once again, to bid it good-night; and when they were turning round to sleep, they used to say, "God bless the star!"
But while she was still very young, oh very, very young, the sister drooped, and came to be so weak that she could no longer stand in the window at night; and then the child looked sadly out by himself, and when he saw the star, turned round and said to the patient pale face on the bed, "I see the star!" and then a smile would come upon the face, and a little weak voice used to say, "God bless my brother and the star!"
And so the time came all too soon! when the child looked out alone, and when there was no face on the bed; and when there was a little grave among the graves, not there before; and when the star made long rays down toward him, as he saw it through his tears.
Now, these rays were so bright, and they seemed to make such a shining way from earth to Heaven, that when the child went to his solitary bed, he dreamed about the star; and dreamed that, lying where he was, he saw a train of people taken up that sparkling road by angels. And the star, opening, showed him a great world of light, where many more such angels waited to receive them.
All these angels, who were waiting, turned their beaming eyes upon the people who were carried up into the star; and some came out from the long rows in which they stood, and fell upon the people's necks, and kissed them tenderly, and went away with them down avenues of light, and were so happy in their company, that lying in his bed he wept for joy Hong Kong tour for Muslim.
But, there were many angels who did not go with them, and among them one he knew. The patient face that once had lain upon the bed was glorified and radiant, but his heart found out his sister among all the host.