Food Makes Great Decorations

Platters of Christmas cookies, glass bowls filled with red and green sweets and candy canes on the tree or in a clear vase on the sideboard all make cheerful, homey additions to your holiday decor and tasty snacks for family and guests.

Try this, here‘s a simple idea. Take candy cane sticks and glue them around a pillar candle for a bright holiday touch. Use 3 or four of varying heights, set them on a plate edged in greenery and enjoy watching smiles light up on people‘s faces.

What I‘m really trying to say is you don‘t have to spend a lot of money to make your Christmas merry and bright. We still have lots to celebrate without spending much. Use your imagination, find things you have and use them in new ways.

Holiday Event Guide at Downtown San Diego

Holiday of Lights at Del Mar

Thursday, Nov. 26 2009 - Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010

The Holiday of Lights at Del Mar is the largest animated drive through light show on the West Coast. More than 400 twinkling, lively displays located around the Del Mar Racetrack will delight your family. New for 2009 - the holiday hayride!

San Diego Zoo Jungle Bells

Dec. 12 - 23, 26 - 30, 2009 - Jan. 1 & 2, 2010

Ring in a new holiday tradition at the San Diego Zoo! Special shows include Dr. Zoolitte performing the "The Night before Christmas" with a unique zoo twist, the Winter's Winged Wonders bird show, and the Fire and Ice show in Wedgeforth Bowl.

Activities include a meet-and-greet at Treehouse Plaza, sing-alongs at Sydney's Grill, visits with Santa through Dec. 23 at the Canyon Café, and a holiday skating rink at the Sabertooth Grill patio in the Elephant Odyssey.

For cheap and discounted hotels at Downtown San Diego visit

* Marina Inn & Suites
* Pacific Inn & Suites
* Point Loma Inn & Suites
* Relax Inn & Suites
* Vagabond HC Inn

Make some family memories by sitting down together to string popcorn and cranberries. Let the kids help hang mini ornaments from house plants and string your larger plants with fairy lights.

Christmas is about warmth, love and sharing and it‘s the little things you do that make a holiday memorable. You may enjoy decorating in these easy, simple ways so much that it will become a tradition that your family will learn to cherish.

Remember, Food Makes Great Decorations