The end of the year is a time to reflect on the past and plan for the future. For many, that means making New Year’s Resolutions and setting a clear list of goals - kicking off the new year with a running start of fervent determination. But… one thing we want to challenge you to do more often is slow down and give yourself a break.
While some people may be dreaming of a White Christmas, those of us on Anna Maria Island are thankful for a White Sandy Christmas. We’re happy to have traded in our snow shovels for sand shovels. For many in colder regions, it’s hard to picture spending the holidays on the beach. But for us islanders, it’s the ONLY way to spend the most wonderful time of the year. We’ve come up with our version of the Twelve Days of Christmas that you can share with your Northern friends to give them a glimpse of Christmastime in Paradise.
Then, they can give us a call at (800) 237-2252 to book their next trip to paradise!
No matter what kind of childhood you had, in wealth or in want, you can probably remember a holiday where you felt extra blessed. Maybe it’s because you had a memorable experience with loved ones, maybe it’s because you swore you heard Santa’s sleigh landing on the roof, maybe it was because of the freshly fallen snow (or in our case here, the perfect beach day), or maybe it was because you finally got that gift you’d always wanted. Those are holiday memories that one holds dear for a lifetime… and we want to be a part of giving memories like that to those who need it most in our area.
For the third year in a row, A Paradise and Kathy Woodruff are delighted to present SANTA PAWS. This charitable drive will bless our four-legged friends at the local no-kill animal shelters. From now until December 18th, our two A Paradise locations on Anna Maria Island and in Ellenton will be collecting donations and essential items for these great shelters. These shelters and organizations give animals a safe home until they find their forever, so let’s help fill that home with love!
It feels as if October flew off to a quick start so maybe Halloween crept up on you and now you’re frightened thinking about all you have to do before the holiday haunts begin! Don’t get batty, we’ve summoned some handy decoration help. Here are 6 easy, inexpensive, and creative DIY craft ideas that your whole family can be a part of the fun of making… and then abracadabra your Halloween decor is done!