While ordering holiday presents online certainly saves time, toys purchased over the internet lack the charm and durability of handmade gifts. Holiday shopping locally provides an opportunity to support Toledo-area small businesses. Here is a list of one-of-a-kind items from local businesses to help with your shopping selections.
The holiday season can be tricky. Spending time with family can be fantastic, but if anyone knows how to push buttons, it’s those near and dear to us. Holidays are also the time we reflect on, and miss, the loved ones who are no longer with us to celebrate the joy of the season.
Food is the ingredient that binds us together, and that is especially true during the holidays. No matter the celebration, religion, region or culture, food is always at the center. Local Toledo families share how their special holiday meals bring them together, creating memories, traditions and full bellies.
I loved Halloween as a kid–the opportunity to resemble and imitate whomever I most admired, and then, of course, there was the candy — but I surrendered both my love of costumes and candy as I entered the teenage years. Almost two decades later, with the arrival of our first baby, came the opportunity to