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Relax this Holiday Season with Easy Wholesale Shopping

mallWith the holiday season crawling closer, many people are once again finding themselves buried beneath a seemingly endless list of tasks and chores. Amid the extensive shopping and planning that Thanksgiving and Christmas entail, the holidays tend to feel like more of an encumbrance than a vacation.

In fact, a survey has shown that people, on average, feel a significant increase in stress over the holidays, rather than the decrease that should be associated with a break from work. Time and money are the two key factors that contribute to the added stress. The vast shopping excursions that accompany the holidays can impose considerable time-constraints on the already hectic lives of Americans. Additionally, it’s the most expensive time of the year, with people reportedly spending around $801 on Christmas gifts alone.

Fortunately, there is a way that you can save both time and money this holiday season, allowing you to treat yourself to some well-deserved relaxation. By purchasing wholesale Christmas gifts from sites like DollarDays, you can do the majority of your shopping from the comfort of your couch, all the while avoiding the mayhem of the malls.

Buying wholesale is great for:

  • Office parties
  • Neighborhood parties
  • School activities
  • Church events
  • Large family gatherings
  • Gift exchanges
  • Stocking stuffers
  • Holiday decorations
  • Candy and snacks
  • Gift baskets
  • Charitable donations

While many think of wholesale sites as catering primarily to businesses and online retailers, everyday consumers can also benefit from the bargains and convenience they offer. Purchasing bulk holiday decorations is a great way to cut the costs on Christmas lights and ornaments, allowing you to spend more money on the people who matter most.

Additionally, buying wholesale Christmas gifts is a convenient and cost-effective alternative for stocking stuffers, Secret Santa’s, office gift exchanges, or for those with large extended families. It enables you to do all of your shopping in one place, rather than bustling from store to store in an effort to handpick dozens of individual presents.

You can purchase top-quality merchandise at fraction of the cost, enabling you to save big this holiday season. When buying in bulk, you can tailor the quantity to your specific needs. Whether you’re in need of a single case or dozens of cases, there are packages available that fit your goals and budget. For those looking to celebrate the spirit of Christmas with a charitable donation, you can make your dollar go further by purchasing clothing, toiletries, or toys in bulk and delivering them to those in need.

The holidays are supposed to be a joyful time of year, filled with rest, relaxation, laughter, and fun. Yet, somehow the joy of the season has become lost among the stress and pressure, and it limits people’s ability to simply sit back and enjoy their time off. This holiday, give yourself and your family the gift of relaxation by utilizing the wholesale bargains at DollarDays to your advantage.

October 28, 2014   No Comments

Merry Christmas from Waukegan and Mrs. Ahern’s students!

Here’s a lovely letter that made our day from a teacher who won in one of DollarDays’ monthly Facebook contests, and has kept in touch with us ever since. In fact, Virginia Heraz, our Director of Marketing, visited the classroom in Waukegan, IL last fall! Really, this is what life is all about—caring about others and giving without expectation. Teacher Julie Ahern and her second grade students have a huge place in our hearts. Thank you to them for caring and remembering us during the holidays. From all of us at DollarDays, we wish you a happy holiday season! You make us smile!

Here’s the letter:

Dear Virginia,

holding blanketsMy students asked if I would send Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday greetings to you! They also wanted to say thank you again for the blankets that you gave them. Last week they completed a series of writing challenges and then very proudly received the blankets to take home for the holidays. I am including a picture of your friend (seen at the restaurant!) Ezekiel holding two of the ever so soft blankets. Miss Savannah also asked if I would take her picture (I thought I would include it as there is a child sprinting down the hallway, lol).

Thank you again for your incredible kindnesses towards my students -you are a Christmas angel to them. We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and happy New Year. It is sub-zero weather here in Waukegan so I hope you are enjoying much warmer weather!

Mrs. Julie Ahern
2nd Grade Teacher
Andrew Cooke Magnet Elementary School
Waukegan, IL

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December 24, 2013   1 Comment

Old World Egg Nog will Spice Up your Holidays!

 

Josh Froelichby Josh Froelich

I love finding simple old world recipes and bringing them back to life. And this old world egg nog recipe is so delicious, after one sip, even egg nog nay sayers will have a glass! Or two!

This recipe is a delicious trip back in time. There are several origins of the word “nog.” One is a block of wood or a cup carved from a block of wood. I like to use a handmade palm wood cup from Thailand to sip my egg nog.  An alternate definition is “a strong beer” from Norfolk, England.

For this recipe I prefer using an Oatmeal Stout.  The history of Oatmeal Stout dates back to the mid to late 1800s, with the discovery that adding oats to beer made it healthier. This new creation was often considered a table beer and prescribed to nursing mothers and ailing children and believed to be a remedy for sickness in general.

Now that you know a little egg nog history, are you ready to try the best egg nog on the planet?

eggnog

Ingredients

10 oz of oatmeal stout

4 oz bourbon (optional)

4 large organic farm fresh eggs separated

2/3 cup pure organic cane sugar

1/4 tsp fresh ground nutmeg

1/2 pinch of cinnamon

1/2 tsp vanilla

2 cups whole milk

1 cup heavy cream

Directions

Separate the eggs, putting the whites in one bowl and the yolks in another.

Hand beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.

In the other bowl, beat the yolks, sugar and vanilla until light in color and creamy.

Add the milk, cream, nutmeg and cinnamon, mix until well combined.

Gently fold the egg whites back into mixture with the beer and bourbon.

 

Enjoy your egg nog! Happy holidays from Josh Froelich, DollarDays’ resident purveyor of fine food, drink and other random finds (he even makes his own wine). And of course, happy holidays, merry egg nog and good health from all of us at DollarDays.

 

 

December 14, 2013   No Comments