Here are ten ways to have fun and spread holiday cheer in Wheaton without breaking the bank.
This year’s holiday season can be special for you and your family regardless of your budget. Here are some fun tips for creating new holiday traditions while saving money. 1) Make your cards from recycled materials. Cards can be made from paper grocery bags, cereal boxes, used file folders and even last year’s holiday cards. Feature your family’s artwork and use recycled wrapping paper or paper from catalogs and magazines for backgrounds. A great resource for making cards from recycled materials is "Creative Correspondence" by Michael and Judy Jacobs, available on Amazon.com. Sign up for the free Wheaton Patch email newsletter. 2) Have fun together and create a festive decoration by making a gingerbread house. You can bake the gingerbread…
Hockey team prepares a home-cooked meal and stockings overflowing with gifts for the men at the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans.
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Friday, December 16, 2011
Hockey players are not all rough and tumble. When they have the right reason, they'll bake, shop and do arts and crafts. Last weekend, local players from junior varsity and varsity combined teams from Bartlett High, Wheaton North, West Chicago, St. Francis and Wheaton Academy took a home-cooked meal, stockings, Christmas ornaments and gift cards to the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans. The teams cooked a ham donated by Trader Joe's, and made potatoes, carrots, French bread and a salad with food donated by Dominick's in Wheaton for the five men at the shelter. For dessert, varsity player Kyle Florian baked homemade chocolate chip cookies, and with a gift card donated by Graham’s Fine Chocolates, the team bought assorted truffles. The …