Tag Archives: Christmas

Thrift… Hybrid!

hy·brid  ˈhīˌbrid/ adjective :  an offspring of two animals or plants of different races, breeds, varieties, species, or genera 2 :  a person whose background is a blend of two diverse cultures or traditions 3 a :  something heterogeneous in origin or composition :  composite <hybrids of complementary DNA and RNA strands> <a hybrid of medieval […]

By the Chimney with Care…

“The stockings were hung by the chimney with care In hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there” Clement C. Moore   Christmas stockings may hang from your mantle, along your stair rail  or even under you windows… but where did this tradition of gift-filled stockings originate? Tradition tells a story, originating in the early […]

An Elf Tradition

Have you ever wondered how Santa knows who is naughty and who is nice? Well, we have the answer… The Elf on the Shelf Every day from Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve, each family’s Scout Elf watches over the children and then at night, once everyone goes to bed, the elf flies back to the North […]

Create a Whimsically Elegant Holiday Table

Are you hosting a Christmas party this year? Make an elegant holiday statement with mix and match table decor! Start with a wonderful clear glass vase and some Christmas tree ornaments as a centerpiece.  Add some greenery and a variety of dinner plates that might not match as a set but blend nicely (Yes! you can do […]

Downsize Christmas… without your kids even noticing!

‘Tis the season… to put a smile on your child’s face… but that smile doesn’t have to break the bank! Belt tightening has become a way of life in our world.  During this holiday shopping season, how can we stretch our limited budget and still give our children a wonderful Christmas?  At Impact Thrift we’ve […]

A Sustainable Christmas Inspired by the Life and Legacy of Pearl S. Buck

I’m a city girl through and through. Therefore, the first time that I visited the historical Pearl S. Buck House in Perkasie PA, and stepped my 3 inch patent leather pumps onto the 68-acre estate, complete with an 1825 stone farm house surrounded by beautiful gardens, greenhouses, and a renovated barn, I was bowled over […]