This is your not-so-average holiday gift guide to kick off the festive shopping season. The businesses listed are either small businesses, Black-owned, or both!
November and December are typically a great time for children, as they have most days off from school to celebrate holidays during those months. Once children grow up, it’s hard to get a day off to enjoy the holidays with their families. Other than working full time, and most likely picking up holiday shifts and working overtime, scheduling time for fun is difficult.
Growing up, my parents always went out of their way to make the holidays special for me and my siblings. Traditions like finding the hidden pickle ornament in the Christmas tree, receiving clementines and lottery tickets in my stocking, and eating breakfast quiche on Christmas morning have always been fond memories of spending the holidays with my family.
“In every state where marijuana legalization or another drug policy reform was on the ballot, it won,” said German Lopez reporting for Vox.
Halloween is the spookiest time of the year. This year’s Halloween may have been the scariest of them all because of the craziness the world is experiencing currently. Nonetheless, Halloween is such a fun holiday to look forward to every year.
Salem, Massachusetts is a small town whistling with historic energy. From cobblestone streets to historical buildings, to museums showcasing important artifacts, Salem is a special place. Visitors from all over the world come to learn the history of the Salem Witch Trials and everything else the town has to offer. When I had the opportunity to visit Salem in early October, the weather allowed for an array of outfits worn by all ages and sizes. One of my favorite parts of the trip was viewing all the cute trends and outfits of the visitors.