The Recipe for the Perfect Holiday

Looking for the recipe for the perfect holiday this year?

Traditionally, a recipe refers to baking and cooking. However, what is a recipe? A gathering of ingredients and combining them to make the end result even better.

Here are some non-traditional ideas for the recipe for a lovely holiday season.

1. Plan a Family Game Nightfamily playing a game

This year, perhaps you would like to gift an experience, instead of an item. How about a family board game night?

Santa’s bag never held so much old-time FUN. Watch little eyes get big and smiles appear with non-electric toys, board games and puzzles! They entertain and delight all ages and provide a welcome break from the ever-present technology. These games don’t have sound effects, they don’t use batteries and you don’t need a computer to make them work. Instead, they encourage creativity, pretend play and stir the imagination, along with a dose of healthy competition.  

2. Take a Trip to Ohio’s Amish Country

Why not plan a trip to Amish Country and make your first stop Lehman’s?lehmans store front

What started as a small hardware store serving the local Amish in Kidron, Ohio, grew into something much bigger than founder Jay Lehman ever dreamed. Gathering four pre-Civil War era buildings under one soaring roof, today Lehman’s is a place to embrace the past: from old-fashioned treats and sodas to practical, non-electric goods that help you live a simpler life. Make sure you stop by our year ‘round Christmas store!  Shop and reminisce your way through thousands of products while browsing Jay’s antique collection located throughout the store. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time–the full shopping experience is nearly a quarter mile long! 

3. Bake Togetherfamily kneading cookie dough

Doesn’t a family and friends cookie exchange sound fun? Or a baking day with your children? Get all the cooking and baking supplies you need for yourself or as a gift to a loved one.

Plan an evening of cookie baking and decorating with your children or siblings and each person can take home a plate of homemade treats.  Or delight the baker in your life with baking tools and gadgets that are sure to delight and get lots of use.  As well as baking tools, you can find premium cutlery, American-made glassware, old-fashioned helpers, hand-thrown pottery, canners and food preservation supplies. You’re sure to find a gift they’ll appreciate and use, again and again.

4. Decorate with Loved Ones

How about investing in some high quality holiday décor, that you can enjoy year after year?

From vintage favorites to brand-new finds, there’s something for just about every style and every room. Adorn your walls with inspiration, enjoy the comforting glow of handmade candles and display beautiful nativities, ornaments and sleigh bells. Add some homespun elegance to your homestead and deck your halls in old-world style this season.  

Whether you are planning a festive event for your loved ones, entertaining family and friends, or shopping for everyone on your list, Lehman’s is the place to visit. Even Santa shops at Lehman’s…

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