Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Consumer Product Safety Commission offers tips to help consumers make safe toy purchases this holiday season.
Remember the days of breaking out the Sears catalog to peruse all the toys while making that list for Santa? Needless to say, safety was rarely a concern when dreaming of what would arrive under the tree. Irwin Mainway’s Bag O’ Glass might have even looked attractive to some kids. But, for most parents safety is a major concern when choosing toys for children. To ensure that a child will be safe after opening those holiday gifts, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is offering tips for parents to consider before buying and before toys are used. The Consumer Product Safety Commission suggests parents keep the following three things in mind for child safety: In addition, the commission offers some additional safety steps that consumers …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Thanks to a very special U.S. Postal Service program, "Santa" will reply to children who mail him their Christmas wish lists this holiday season.
Every year, millions of children sit down to make a wish list for Santa, hoping he will make all of their Christmas dreams come true. But what if Santa actually wrote back? The United States Postal Service is now accepting "Letters From Santa," a program that allows parents and caregivers to play Santa by sending a letter signed by Saint Nick to a child. According to a postal service news release, "The 'Letters From Santa' program helps parents fulfill the dreams of their own children." Instructions to send a letter from Santa: In the Lincoln-Way area, letters to Santa can be dropped off at any of the post office locations listed below: Frankfort: 21201 S. Elsner Rd. Mokena: 19934 Wolf Rd. New Lenox: 300 Vine St. TELL US: Do your children …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Jodi Klusacek, an officer with the Oak Forest Green Steps Commission and distributor of eco-friendly Shaklee products, shows how you can turn old tin canisters and empty mason jars into new holiday keepsakes in a Patch video.
The idea of going green for the holidays is one Oak Forest Green Steps Commission officer Jodi Klusacek embraced long ago. She now shares green tips and healthy lifestyle choices regularly on her Nature's Resources Facebook page. And she shares a couple of tips here in a Patch video to help you prepare of the holidays. Why not turn an old tin canister into a Christmas gift box? Or illuminate a bathroom with a scented mason jar light?
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Canadian Turkeys, carving the lobster and a turkey the size of a dog.
No need to worry about conversation topics around the Thanksgiving dinner table. Let your guests fill up on these Thanksgiving fun facts.