Holidays & Occasions Blog by Lyra Pappin

Okay, so it's not technically a Christmas, or holiday, tree but it seems like it should be!

This tree-turned-art installation in Berlin plays soft music as chestnuts fall, so in the very least, it should inspire some warm and fuzzy holiday feelings. Read more
Want to make your holidays extra artsy and extra scary at the same time? Take it from the Norwegian embassy in the US, who honoured Edvard Munch's painting The Scream by decorating a Christmas tree with 700 ornaments in its creepy, scary face.

Or you could choose to make a bunch of ornaments that depict the Mona Lisa and confuse everyone! So many options - whose painting would you most like to convert to... Read more
Everyone knows the traditional way to spend Valentine’s Day: crying. Just kidding! Actually, the ideal way is to spend it with your loved one, but does it always have to be with flowers, chocolate, and lingerie? While I don’t think you should necessarily get rid of these things, it can be very romantic and fun to spend some time together creating something you will both enjoy for years to come.

A new... Read more
Valentine’s Day is a perfect opportunity to let your loved ones know how special they are to you. Whether you’ve been married for 20 years, dating for 2 months, or single and loving it, you can express your creativity on Valentine’s Day by reaching out to everyone in your heart. If you don’t have the traditional Valentine, you can let your friends and family know how much you mean to... Read more
The holiday season has begun, whether we’re ready for it or not. I’m not sure how official it is, but the radio stations have started playing Christmas carols, so it looks like the holidays start in November. Despite my personal belief that no one wants to hear Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer over a month before Christmas, I guess it’s always best to be prepared for the holidays rather than... Read more
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Lyra Pappin
Toronto, ON, Canada

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