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It’s 2020! Happy New Year!! 🙂

With the New Year, begins a fresh chance for new beginnings. An excellent opportunity to grow! And with this, begins everyone-makes-but-nobody-keeps New Year Resolutions.

While most of us make New Year Resolutions almost every year, we fail at keeping it, and by mid-Jan or early-Feb, we have given up and are back to our old ways. It’s not that we are not disciplined or can’t get any better. We don’t know how to make practical resolutions that indeed have the calibre to work. We aim too high too soon, and in the process don’t end up reaching anywhere.

It is said that Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. However, if you lack the critical attributes required to make any resolution/ idea work, you won’t be taking off from the ground!

Therefore, today we are going to discuss some pointers on how to make your New Year resolutions work.

Act on the idea: Making a plan/ resolution is useless unless you start acting on it. You might read everything about your plan or watch several videos on how to make resolutions work. But if YOU don’t act on that knowledge, you are going to fail. You will be a wise fool with all the wisdom and no will to make it work.

Make believable resolutions: Out of the blue, one day, you get all pumped up watching motivational videos and want to better yourself. Maybe you want to lose weight; eat healthy; start saving; cultivate the habit of reading. You have never done it; heck you have never tried it religiously, and suddenly you resolve to lose 10kgs; eating only greens; not shopping at all, etc. It’s highly impossible, and you won’t follow through— reason—you want to run before you can learn to walk.

Instead, make a resolution to lose 2kgs in a month, to include one fruit and veggie in your diet every day, maybe read five pages every day; save a little more than what you did last month. We are creatures of habit. Eventually, your habit will stick, and it will become your routine.

Be specific: 

Vague resolutions won’t take you anywhere. Being specific about your goals is vital. Say you want to change your job or learn a new skill, but you have no roadmap for it- it’s not going to work!

Any resolution you make needs to be specific and requires a roadmap—how will you achieve it. Make a plan, step-by-step process to work toward your goal. This will give you clarity and confidence to achieve your resolution.

Be grateful: I would say it is the very first step in making your resolutions work. Be grateful for everything you have—every single, minute thing in your life, which makes you happy. Oprah Winfrey says, “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”

You shouldn’t be sulking until you reach your desired goal. If you worked out or ate greens today, then be happy and grateful for it. Rejoice every time you have consciously made a healthier, right choice. Being grateful fuels your resolutions with positive energy. It takes you a little bit closer to your goal.

Don’t be a quitter:

The Human mind is a fascinating thing. Rightly as Osho said “Mind: A beautiful servant, a dangerous master.” Our mind can trick us in giving up by taking breaks or giving lubricous excuses.

However, remember, taking breaks and calling quits are two entirely different things. You might not follow your resolution for a day, or two or let’s say one whole week. But just because you did that, it doesn’t mean you can give up. Don’t say, “ahh, I can’t do it! It’s not me.” Finish what you have started, no matter how many breaks you take.

Sticking to the routine: If you have formulated a plan for your goal to work, stick to it. Don’t keep changing it every time you get bored or hear some random suggestion from someone or see some new fancy thing on the internet.

I am not talking about changing the goal; I am talking about changing the plan to achieve that goal. Prepare your plan and get to work. You should only change it when, even after working on the plan, you don’t see any results.

Winding-up 

Working on you should always be a priority. And technically you can begin to work on yourself, any day you choose. It doesn’t have to be just the beginning of a new year. Every day is a new day and a new opportunity. Further, consider your goals as work in progress—as a lifestyle, not like a trend which will fade and be forgotten with the changing time.

And always remember, don’t compare yourself with anyone but your previous self. Be better than yesterday in every aspect of your life. Because the best project to work on is YOU! 🙂

Cheers! Let us know if you worked on your resolutions.

 

 

 

 

Its time for Christmas, Cakes, and Celebration. We, at The Panel Station, are so excited for the festive season that we have created something entertaining for our panellists.

And believe us it’s not surveying for others! 

It’s a game to find out about yourself. You must be thinking, well, I know about myself.

But hold on…do you know which Christmas character you are?

Think you are Santa? Or Snowman?

Well, think again!!

Check out the video and click on the link to find out who you are!

https://thepanelstation.com/christmas-contest

Here’s to a year of blessings and beyond. Have a Merry Christmas! And a very Happy New Year.

December is probably one of the happiest months of the year. People are in a cheerful mood; they are looking forward to the New Year, for a new beginning; the Christmas feeling is in the air; everyone is excited for the New Year while reminiscing the past year. They pledge (secretly) to be better the coming year, more productive, fit, and perhaps follow their dreams—travel, start a business, begin a family or whatever it may be.

But December is also a cheerful month for one more reason—It’s Secret Santa! A Christmas gifting tradition especially famous among friends groups and colleagues. But you know what is better than a Secret Santa present? A thoughtful Secret Santa present!

While most of them buy common gifts, you can up your gifting game by choosing a different present, with a personal touch to make it individualistic and special. Today we will discuss a few brilliant ideas for the ultimate secret Santa gifts.

Here’s a list of unique secret Santa gifts:

Books:

Thought-provoking and inspiring books can be a life-changer for many. With the New Year approaching, you can gift books for your secret child and usher them to become the best version of themselves. Sign the book off with a sweet personalised message. However, make sure they don’t already own the book you plan to gift.

Our recommendations:

  • Becoming– Michelle Obama
  • Tuesdays with Morrie– Mitch Albom
  • Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life– Albert Liebermann and Hector Garcia
  • The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari– Robin Sharma
  • Who Moved My Cheese?- Spencer Johnson
  • The Great Connection -Arnie Warren

Desk plants: Living in concrete jungles, one wishes for a sight of greenery. A desk plant would bring life back to a lifeless workplace. Gifting a desk plant with a personalised ceramic pot can also bring about a sense of responsibility to your secret child. Watering the plant regularly and seeing it grow can bring tremendous joy and gratification.

You can write personalised messages on the pots such as:

  • I’ll grow along with you
  • You go girl, you grow girl
  • I am here to make you feel alive
  • la vita è bella– meaning—life is beautiful
  • Keep standing tall

Waterproof notepads:

Ideas flow when your mind is clear and not distracted, but we live in a world of distraction. Due to Phones, TV, the internet; we are hooked continuously and don’t let our mind rest or think. Probably, one of the only time you’re not hooked on your phone or the internet would be when you are in the bathroom, showering!

In those 10-15-30 minutes, most of us remember errands, recall misplaced stuff and every once in a while, stumble upon a million-dollar idea. And before we let it fly out of our heads, we desperately wish we scribble it somewhere.

Voila, your wish is granted- waterproof notepads! You can indeed write on paper while showering. Thank the universe for the invention.

You can gift this to your secret child and write a note on the first sheet such as:

  • Now not just water, but ideas will flow too
  • Scrub that body and scribble that book
  • No more great ideas down the drain

Mugs and Diary:

You can never have enough mugs. Mugs are so versatile in operation that it’s the safest gift out there. But gifting generic mugs can be boring. Turn things around by presenting mugs with personalised messages or favourite pop culture references of your secret child. You can also buy amazing mugs of their most liked movies or shows.

With the New Year coming, diaries also make a great present. Printed with the person’s name or encouraging message diaries can be a great way to inculcate the habit of maintaining a journal or just keeping track of one’s lives.

Figurines:Figurines are a fantastic method to add some colour and personal touch to the otherwise corporate and professional ambience of your work desk. Figurines can be anything from holy deities to personalised caricatures to collectables of famous cultural or movie characters.

If your secret child adores any well-known movie characters or is a pious person, you can gift suitable figurines. You can also personalise it with the person’s initials or gifting customised figurines.

Honourable mentions:

  • Fridge magnets
  • Dream catchers
  • Windchimes
  • Food or shopping coupons
  • Sticky notes
  • Brush lettering name boards

Author’s note

Secret Santa or any other occasion, if you get an opportunity to gift someone always try to know the person and gift according. It doesn’t matter if the gift is expensive or not, but if the gift is personalised, then it will always be close to the heart. The person receiving the gift will be happy that you took an effort to understand him/ her and that gift will be forever cherished.

We hope you got some ideas for your secret Santa game. Let us know what you gifted.

Happy Gifting and Happy holidays!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Skin is the largest organ of our body, and it is a mirror of what is going on inside the body, and quite often than not, we are faced with various issues plaguing our skin. Clear, healthy skin is a dream for millions of people, and we end up spending money- a lot of money, on skincare products promising miraculous products, only to be left disappointed, depressed, and with a hole in our pocket.

What’s the solution then, when drug store skincare products fail? The answer lies in your kitchen.Our mothers, grandmothers often stressed on the importance of using home remedies. And we millennials ran away from it. It’s time to reconnect with our knowledge and reap the benefits.

First thing first—not everything green is natural and not everything which has herbal written on it, is actually herbal. But what is green and herbal is the raw ingredients found in your kitchen. When combined in the right proportion, these ingredients can work wonders on your skin and overall health.

Today I am going to discuss few home remedies which if done regularly, can yield results which are safe, natural, and most importantly, long-lasting.

Honey and Lemon:

Organic raw honey is antibacterial and loaded with antioxidants. It is also deeply moisturizing and clarifying. While lemon is known for its anti-inflammatory and mild anti-fungal properties. Lemon juice contains citric acid known to lighten the skin tone and reduce acne marks and spots.

Procedure:  Add one tablespoon of honey and a few drops of lemon juice to make an excellent face pack. Apply this on your clean face and neck. Let it rest for 10-15 mins and then wash it off with cold water.

Side note: Citrus juices are photosensitive—meaning —they can tan or give you sunburn when exposed to UV light. So it’s best to try this remedy at night and wait for 12 hours before you go out in the sun again.

Skin Icing:

The ultimate beauty secret is ice cubes. If you are suffering from acne or sunburn or just having another stressful day, rubbing ice cubes on your face can soothe and calm your skin down. Regularly massaging your skin with ice cubes can increase blood circulation on your facial skin, tighten pores, and reduce inflammation and redness.

You can also make different face masks with ice cubes like milk ice cubes, cucumber juice ice cubes, Rose petals ice cubes, and coconut water ice cubes to maximize the benefits.

Procedure: After cleansing your face, rub 2-3 ice cubes on your face every day either in the morning or at night. Let the water dry naturally and follow up with your regular skincare or makeup routine.

 Side note: For people with thin skin, rubbing ice directly on skin may break the delicate capillary under your face. You can use a clean cloth to wrap the ice and massage it on your skin. Also, don’t rub it for more than 15 mins.

Castor Oil:

The eyes are the doors to the soul and eyebrows are the gateway guarding it. A beautiful set of eyebrow and eyelashes accentuate your eyes. However, only some lucky people are blessed with naturally thick brows and long full lashes.

Rest assured, you are not doomed- Castor oil to rescue. This miracle oil is made up of ricinoleic acid, which is shown to treat hair loss. You can select from two types of castor oil—cold-pressed, clear castor oil or Jamaican black castor oil. Religious application of castor oil can work like magic on your brows and lashes.

Procedure: Use a cotton bud or old clean mascara wand to take a small quantity of castor oil and gently apply to your eyebrows. Repeat for a few times with the same bud and let it rest it overnight.

For your eyelashes, apply the oil on your lashes with care taken to avoid the eyes. Keep it overnight and wash it the next day.

Side note: Castor oil is a thick and sticky oil, and a patch test is a must for sensitive skin. Be careful not to apply any oil on your eyes as it can cause irritation and redness.

That’s it folks for today. While there are hundreds of home remedies from an array of ingredients for any beauty problem under the sun, it’s wise to see what works for you and what doesn’t. Additionally, always use pure and fresh ingredients for any DIYs and make sure to conduct a patch test first. Most of the natural remedies take time to start showing results, so patience is the key.

In conclusion, I would like to leave you with – “It doesn’t matter how others see you; all that matters is how you see yourself.” If you see yourself as not good enough or not pretty enough, then no matter how good your hair or skin looks, you will never feel good about yourself; you will never be enough. Remember, Love Starts From Within!

We will discuss a few more beauty DIYs in Part 2 of our skincare blog until then keep smiling, self-loving, and of course, keep taking TPS surveys.

 

 

It’s Thanksgiving!!! The Panel station wishes all of you a very happy thanksgiving!!

However, we are taking a step forward—why not make this season a season of being grateful and giving? Why not make someone smile; make someone happy? Why not be a Good Samaritan?

Join The Panel Station (TPS) in our social cause and help us, help someone in need.

Check out the video to know more.

For a new Samaritan, who isn’t registered on TPS:

  • Register on TPS
  • Update your profiler
  • Donate the points earned

We are thankful for your kind heart:)

 

Decorating your home can be a tedious task. You can go all out and buy the most amazing antiques, glassware, china, or relics and still feel your abode is dull or rearrange the furniture or put up new wallpaper and feel you have mastered the art of home décor. It’s a matter of preferences; some like a house devoid of empty spaces and some believe in the idea of “less is more.”

But one thing that both these kinds of people have to keep in mind is the budget. Smart planning and purchasing can help you buy the stuff you want without burning a hole in your pocket. And New Year is right around the corner, and it’s the perfect time for redecorating your home.

Let’s discuss some smart and affordable home décor ideas:

Rearrange the furniture

It’s an ancient myth that furniture once moved to a particular place at your house shouldn’t be moved. You can be surprised how different your room or drawing room can look and feel if you rearrange the furniture. Move the sofa against the wall or place the bookstand near the lamplight or place the coffee table differently, and the same old place starts to look new.

Declutter the collectables

We are all guilty of cluttering—admit it! Well now, you can brilliantly declutter as well as rearrange your collectables to give a fresh look for your showcase. Move things around; experiment with the stuff you have; get rid of crap that you once considered necessary, and you might start feeling why you didn’t do it earlier.

Oxygen up the place

Go green is the mantra, and our home shouldn’t be any different. We spend considerable time being at home, so breathing fresh should be a priority. House plants add a vibrant look to your home and can also give you a sense of nature in the concrete jungles. Plants like Syngonium, Dieffenbachia (Dumb canes) and Peace lily are aesthetic looking and easy to maintain.

Color the plain walls

 

Dull looking plain walls can potentially bring down the aura of your home and repainting the walls is laborious work. An easy solution for this is wall stickers—also called wall vinyl, or wall decal. These vinyl stickers are stuck to walls and come in countless designs comprising of pictures, quotes, words, or murals. Besides, they are cheap, and you can often change whenever you are in the mood of seeing some new wall art.

Brighten up the glasswares

Subtle lighting can bring a soothing tone and fantastic ambience to your home. If you have old glassware, wine bottles, or pickle jars you can make it a beautiful piece for your home by placing LED string lights inside the bottles/jars. These LED lights come in a variety of colors and creative designs. Additionally, you can hang the string lights on the walls or tapestry to give a vibrant look to the household. It makes for a great night lamp too.

Take away

Decorating your home should always be a personal choice based on one’s budget, time, and likings. Further, not going overboard with your home décor spending gives you the freedom of investing your money on long term goals. If you are looking for additional ways to make money and earn vouchers, then The Panel Station is the place to be.

Check us out at The Panel Station

Start earning and start redecorating! 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, LA Galaxy

There’s no questioning the face of MLS this season. Zlatan has set the MLS on fire and pretty much all his goals, could be contenders for goal of the season. There would be very few people who would’ve doubted Zlatan’s ability, but not only has he justified his move to the MLS but he has also become MLS’s top top man. Blessed with immense technique and ability, Zlatan has scored 22 goals in just 27 appearances for the Galaxy. And his attitude? Well, it’s fair to say MLS has found the next big thing after David Beckham.

Miguel Almiron, Atlanta United

The attacking midfielder has terrified defenses this season with Atlanta United. His decision making skills, willingness to set up his team mates and unbelievable pace has propelled Atlanta United to the 2018 MLS Cup this season. His performances have also attracted interest from top clubs in Europe. Arsenal, Newcastle united ad other clubs are looking at the possibility of bringing him into Europe. With age and time on his side, Almiron could make the move to Europe and improve much more as a player!

Josef Martinez, Atlanta United

With 31 goals this season, Josef Martinez has become the highest goal scorer this season. Zlatan Ibrahimovic came in second highest with 22 goals to his name. Scoring more the Zlatan speaks volumes about Martinez’s quality. Along with Miguel Almiron, Martinez formed an excellent partnership making Atlanta United the champions of MLS this season. Playing as a left winger or as a centre-forward, the Venezuelan is sure to attract interest from Europe’s top clubs.

Wayne Rooney, DC United

The former Manchester United player has become a very important player for DC United. Captaining the side, Wayne Rooney has delivered some special performances this season. From last ditch tackles to scoring important goals, Wayne Rooney has become a fan favorite at DC united. With a couple more additions, DC united can certainly challenge for the MLS cup next season. Still 33, Rooney has a good 3 or 4 years in him and being a versatile player, he can comfortably hold that central midfield position till he retires. Rooney has always won trophies for his team and DC United have a captain that can bring the silverware in the near future.

Ignacio Piatti, Montreal Impact

Ignacio has been a consistent performer for Montreal Impact for the past few seasons. This time around, Piatti has done one better. The midfielder has scored 16 goals and recorded an MLS career-high 13 assists this season. It’s fair to say Piatti has had a huge influence in Montreal Impact’s season. Piatti has made the all-star team in each of the last three seasons. Still 33, Piatti still has a few good years left in him and with a few good additions, Montreal Impact can create major impact in the next MLS season.

Are you in the lookout for a pair of running shoes? Check out our blog on the 5 running shoes that we recommend:

Best running shoes to buy

The most important part of any shoe is your experience over the hundreds of miles you’ll take them on. Doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner who is looking to get into the game or an experienced runner who already has a lot of miles on him. There are a variety of features to look out for while purchasing a running shoe: lightweight, cushioning, support and a comfortable fit.

Here are the 5 of the best running shoes that we feel you should buy for your needs:

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35

The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 is the perfect choice for everyone, be it a beginner or a professional runner. For decades, the Pegasus has been a do-it-all model that can handle high mileage as well as it can upticks in speed. Nike has given it the lightweight foam, which is exceptionally springy. The Pegasus 35 is available for a reasonable price, too, giving you a great value for the cost. The fact that you can wear this shoe for so many different types of training, and as a runner of any level, also makes it a great buy. The shoe also looks stunning during casual use.

Saucony Freedom ISO 2

With a mix of both comfort and stability, the Freedom is a great shoe for distance runners. It is an upgraded version of the revolutionary Freedom ISO. A few small changes were made to the original version, resulting in a more comfortable and natural feeling ride. The added comfort makes this shoe even more ideal for every day runs than its predecessor. The faster you run, the zippier it will feel, so it’s a perfect pick for speedsters who like to tear up the road and track.

New Balance 890 V6

This shoe strikes the right balance between just enough cushioning while still feeling light [9.2 oz (M), 7.6 oz (W)] and energizing. The 890 V6 is easily the type of shoe you could walk around all day in, but it really shines on long runs and recovery runs. This shoe is perfect for running at a good speed. So the faster you run, the zippier it will feel. This shoe also features an internal sleeve that wraps the foot in a snug cocoon, so it can give you great comfort even under harsh conditions.

Hoka One One Bondi 5

The Hoka One One Bondi 5 is not only a great running shoe, but a great update on the Bondi 4. While it may look like the ugly duckling of the bunch at first, this shoe delivers when it comes to comfort. The Bondi 5 also has more room for your toes compared to the Bondi 4, so you can expect better comfort with these. Your foot sits down in the cushioning quite a bit, and much of it wraps up and around giving these shoes a pillow-like feel. So you don’t have to worry about feeling uncomfortable after using this for a short or a long period of time.

Adidas Terrex TrailMaker

The TrailMaker is a solid choice for runners who want to take on a variety of terrain without losing confidence in their traction. The versatility of the Terrex TrailMakerwill deliver, whether you have an adventurous spirit that loves mountain races and ultra-running, or you’re simply looking for a way to lose the suit and tie and unwind with a run on the trails. The roomy fit and new engineered mesh are ideal for long training runs, when feet swell. There’s also an added layer of film over key areas of the foot for extra support and a lace pocket on the tongue.

Since you are here, you might also want to check out the advantages of having a Smart Home. You can read the blog below:

5 ways a Smart Home can enhance your life

Gadgets are getting smarter day by day. Be it your smartphone, your laptop or even your television, these things can do way more than what they could a few years ago. You may have already heard about Virtual Assistants such as Google Assistant, Alexa and Siri. You may have used them on your smartphones to ask basic questions such as “Hey Siri, where is the nearest gas station?” But they are capable of doing way more than that.

So, here are 5 ways on how a Smart home can improve your life:

You can control and automate your home’s lighting system

Lighting accounts to more than 30% of a home’s energy consumption. Smart lights can do way more than just saving money. You can control your lights either with your smartphone, or with just your voice. You can have presets saved so that the lights work exactly the way you want them to. You can set when the light turns on at night, or set the lights to turn off automatically when there is no motion detected. You can set your lights to slowly brighten when you want to wake up, turn on when you’re away to make it look like someone is home, turn off automatically when you leave the house, and so much more.

You can prevent a disaster

We all know that a minor gas leak can lead to a huge disaster. In a Smart Home, you can be notified easily if there is a gas leak or if water is leaking and is detected by the sensor. Also, you can also set the device to automatically dial up 911 once a leak is detected so that you don’t have to worry about calling the emergency services manually. You can also set up a siren or alert lights to go off when there is a leak detected in the system.

You can control your doors and make your home more secure

Manual door locks are a thing of the past. How cool would it be if you could get your door to automatically unlock when you’re making your way in? Well, this is actually possible in a smart home. You can set up a camera which detects your face when you are entering your home and unlock the door in an instant. What more, the door will also lock automatically once you enter your house. Isn’t that awesome? Now you don’t need to worry about leaving the door unlocked when you leave your house.

You can stay connected to your family

With a Smart Home, you can easily monitor your children and pets, even if you’re away from home. You can easily get notified when you’re kids come home from school or if your dog has left your house unexpectedly. You can easily control your pet feeder with the help of your smartphone so that you’re pet doesn’t starve or isn’t over-eating. You can also set-up a camera outside your home if you have any unexpected visitors.

You can order groceries and other essentials

With online shopping, a Smart Home can make sure you receive fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, and milk on a regular basis. There are many tasks a Smart Home can handle when it comes to online shopping.  Making sure the fridge is stocked, slogging off to the shops daily or weekly, and fighting the crowds is all an absolute pain. So with the help of a Smart Home, it can make sure that you receive fresh fruits and vegetables, milk and meat on a regular basis.

Since you are here reading about how to make your home smarter, you might also want to check out these gadgets which are a perfect buy this holiday season. You can read the blog here:

Gadgets to buy this holiday season

Blow your mind with the beauty of USA. Travel the unknown this Christmas Holiday.

Christmastime is a wonderful time to get away. Whether you are looking to escape the cold weather and get tropical or have a more traditional experience with snow and cold weather, or looking for a quaint town with big Christmas spirit,we have some inspiration for you.

Magic Mountain Ski Area, Vermont

Magic Mountain has a history that’s still very much in evidence. Magic Mountain by far is the best, steepest and hardest terrain in Southern Central VT. You cannot find black & double black diamond run at any of the larger resorts (Stratton, Okemo, Killington) that can compare to Magic’s legendary terrain. Never any crowds, no fancy high speed lifts, skiing Magic is like stepping back into the80’s.

This is classic New England skiing with narrow trails, some thin cover, ledges to hop, etc. The base lodge is all you need and the tavern is fantastic for anyone looking to get their groove on.

Alaska

The town keeps Christmas going all year round, but in December, the town and Christmas make it worthwhile. The annual North Pole ice contest attracts sculptors from all over the world and after a visit here, itwould very difficult not to believe in Santa. Beautiful lights, fireworks,incredible atmosphere and the festive spirit are all over the town. Maybe Santa himself designed the town.

There is also the Santa Clause house, where thousands of children have written to Santa with their Christmas wishes. You can also visit the Festival of Lights in Petersburg, Winter Arts Fair in Ketchikan, Holiday market and events in Juneau and also the Santa Train at Tanana Valley Railroad Museum.

Times Square, NewYork

Everyone knows Times Square is famous for those tall buildings and huge electronic billboards. If you think Times Square is beautiful on normal days, then wait till you see it in the month of December.Christmas lights, endless holiday shops, people from all over the world spreading Christmas cheer, skating areas, incredible deals, and just the atmosphere – Times Square on Christmas day is Magical. No wonder it’s in everyone wish list. Santa, are you listening? It’s one everyone’s wish list.

A melting pot of people, one can expect people from all over the world during Christmas. Filled with events like dropping the Christmas ball, the big tree choir, & a lot more, Times Square can truly fill one with happiness.

Solvang, CA

Solvang celebrate Julefest, a Danish Christmas festival,with unique events one would not find anywhere else in the USA. With outdoor animal pageants, choirs, opera singers in amphitheaters, free visits with Santa and a whole lot more, this maybe a different Christmas, but a beautiful one indeed. It is a favorite among children, families, and couples. Solvang has a lot of Danish influence and it is evident in their one of a king boutiques and specialty stores. From clogs to Danish porcelain, there are loads of items that could be the perfect gifts to your loved ones.

Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado Springs has a unique holiday cheer to lift your spirits. You will definitely fall in love with its beautiful mountains and beauty. Almost anywhere you turn, its picture perfect. Santa Express trains and Madrigal Dinner inside a Colorado castle are a must visit during the holiday season. This Rocky Mountain city is also home to North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (NORAD) Track Santa program across the globe.

Garden of the Gods will be great for a quick visit. If clear of snow, hiking and visiting the red rocks is great. There’s a penny arcade in Manitou Springs in which you could spend a couple of hours, maybe combine that with burger at Meadow Muffins in Old Colorado City, especially if you do Pikes Peakor Garden of the Gods.