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Planning Your Holiday Away

By Rebecca Barnes

The upcoming holiday has many traditions and customs: trees and lights; stockings and gifts; and sometimes, getting away from it all. Our December feature, “Away for the Holidays: Making it One to Remember” by Olivia Overman, shares the stories of many in our community who travel to celebrate Christmas somewhere other than home. Learn about some of the ways they create their own traditions while traveling.

Ready to create new family memories? “Creating Sentimental Holiday Crafts with Your Children,” our Family Fun feature by Amanda Causey Baity, shows us fun and useful crafts that you and your children can make and give as gifts. Having your child create a handmade ornament or other gift is priceless and will create traditions for generations to come.

With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, make sure you are keeping safety in the forefront of your mind. Children can too easily get hurt, and the Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue shares some tips on holiday safety in this month’s Health & Wellness column.

There are only days left to finish your holiday shopping, so be sure to check out our new 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. With dozens of items in a variety of prices, this interactive publication will help you to zip through your gift-giving list. Best of all, everything is available right here in Prince William! Visit pwlgiftguide.com to keep your holiday shopping local this year. From the Prince William Living family to your family, happy holidays!

Sincerely,

Rebecca Barnes, Prince William Living Publisher

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