The Savvy Guide to December


Oh the weather outside is frightful. But your family is soooo delightful. (We mean the extendo family.)
Don’t fret the frightful—this is one of the best months of the year! Here are some reminders to make the most out of December—whether your family is delightful or not.

Stay warm, safe and merry!

To The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s performance of Leo Lionni’s Swimmy, Frederick and Inch by Inch at Roy Thompson Hall.
Why? You will love seeing the fantastic life size puppets as much as your kids will and it’s the perfect family outing for the holidays. (And in case you haven’t heard of them before, the Mermaid Theatre’s unique puppet-show adaptations of children’s literature are a great way to introduce your kids to the theatre. AND one lucky reader will win a family 4-pack of tickets (valued at $158) for the Friday, December 29th performance at 11 a.m. Click here to enter for your chance to win them! (Contest closes Dec. 14)

Get your RESP contribution in by the end of the month.
Why? Because the deadline is the end of December—not February (that’s RRSPs)! You do care about your kid’s education, right?

More information is available from the Ontario Securities Commission, and don’t forget about the SavvyMom program with Futura Rewards.

Something for yourself—a facial, a manicure or a new scarf to stay warm. Just treat yourself.
Why? Because you deserve it, oh keeper of the list(s).

Holiday music that everyone will enjoy. Try Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas Or A Charlie Brown Christmas by the Vince Guaraldi Trio
Why? ‘Tis the season (and it’s better than Barney!)

Look for inspirational gift ideas at Shop Sick Kids.
Why? Proceeds of every sale go to the Hospital for Sick Kids Foundation. Everybody wins.

Savvy Readers Say…
We want to hear from you! We know you have savvy ideas too. Click here to tell us where your family goes to beat the winter blahs in Toronto—and you could be featured on SavvyMom next month. Include your savvy tips on how to make the outing easier as well! Those selected will win a SavvyMom t-shirt.


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