Nov. 28 feature story: Holiday home decor

Even though my garden columns are on hold until the spring, I wrote a feature story on sources for beautiful holiday home decor and upcoming holiday events for today’s edition of The Spokesman-Review. Here is a link to it: Deck your halls.

Now, the photos that accompanied the story looked very green to me in the print version – probably due to a color registration issue while the paper was being printed. But if you look at the photos online, you’ll see how beautiful they really are. Underneath the first photo of the butterfly ornament, there is a link to the second one of a charming Christmas tree that you’ll need to click on.

Here is some additional information that there wasn’t room to include in the article:

Since this season is truly about giving, there are many opportunities for families to become involved in helping those less fortunate in our community:

The Tree of Sharing – an outreach ministry of Westminster Congregational United Church of Christ – serves clients of agencies like Head Start, YWCA and Elderly Services. From now through Dec. 13, you can easily brighten the holidays for low-income men, women or children by participating in this worthwhile project. Tree of Sharing booths are located at River Park Square, Northtown Mall and the Spokane Valley Mall. This year’s goal is to fulfill the gift requests of 6,000 members of our community.

Children can experience the joy of giving by visiting the Santa Express, located on the skywalk level of the Crescent Court, 707 W. Main, from now through Dec. 23. Kids age 4 through 12 can choose inexpensive gifts which will be wrapped by volunteer elves. Proceeds will benefit the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. Call (509) 448-2900 or visit for more information.

May this special time of year be especially joyful for you.