Cyber Monday hasn’t even started yet and Lakeside is already offering new markdowns to help you get out in front of the Cyber Monday madness. As we’ve been doing all week, we’re starting things off today with an amazing Deal of the Day. Today, you can surprise the football fan in your life with the NFL Bottle Bank. The handy bank gives you a great place to store spare change while adding some team spirit to any room of the house. The oversized bank features your team logo. If you’re a football fan, read on for football holiday facts.
Lakeside’s Deal of the Day (November 27th)
DAY SEVEN Holiday Fun Fact:
Dick Lebeau, the Hall of Fame coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals, is renowned for his defensive mind and known for inventing the zone blitz in the 1980’s. But he wasn’t just creating exciting new defensive schemes in Pittsburgh. Steelers players got to see a different side of coach during Christmas Eve. Every year, Lebeau recited his favorite holiday story, “A Night Before Christmas” from memory to his players.
Holiday Gift Inspiration for Sports Fanatics
Just about everyone in the family has a loved one who loves sports. If you don’t love sports, knowing what to get that person for Christmas can be challenging. Whether you’re shopping for a football fanatic or that MLB enthusiast, check out this helpful Lakeside article for a little holiday gift inspiration to please sports fanatics.
Great Deals Today and Cyber Monday!
Just because Black Friday is over doesn’t mean the deals are going to stop at Lakeside. We’ve got another Deal of the Day to help you cross a couple names off your Christmas list. Learn more facts than ever before with the brand new 2017 Guinness World Records book. It’s packed with fun facts and bursting with all new records on a diverse range of topics from black holes to killer plants. It features full-spread infographics that illuminate several fascinating subjects, including animals, the human body and explorations. Get started on your world record discovery with our Christmas facts, and get some tips on buying books as holiday gifts.
Lakeside’s Deal of the Day (November 26th)
DAY SIX Holiday Fun Facts:
In 2007, the largest gathering of Santa Clauses (13,000) took place in Northern Ireland. A couple years later in Wales, the largest gathering of people dressed as Christmas Elves (800) was achieved. And in 2008, the largest game of Secret Santa was played–in the United Kingdom–with 1,270 participants. The UK obviously takes their Christmas world records seriously. Learn about more world records with our Deal of the Day, and if you’re interested in giving books for Christmas, find a few tips and inspirational ideas in the article below.
Holiday Shopping: Tips on Buying Books as Gifts
Thinking up a unique and personal gift for each person on your list can be a challenge. For some people, a good toy or a purse is appropriate. For others, something to support a hobby, like yarn or knitting needles, is in order. But for those who seem to have everything, a few good books might be the solution you need. You just need to figure out what type of book to get. Here are a few tips for buying books as gifts this Christmas.
Sneak Peek Now! Sofa Sunday Tomorrow!
Black Friday is the best time of year to find Christmas gifts for everyone on your list, but it’s also a great time to treat yourself. Enjoy a relaxing spa treatment in the comfort of your home with the Cozy Sock & Lotion Gift Boxed Set. The revitalizing scented foot moisturizer and ultra-soft socks give your feet the star treatment. It’s boxed and ready to give as well, so you can take advantage of that 40% off and stock up to treat all the well-deserving members of your family. Explore our Black Friday deals, and read on for holiday jewelry advice.
Lakeside’s Deal of the Day (November 25th)
DAY FIVE Holiday Fun Fact:
Year after year, the Christmas season beats out every other for the most marriage proposals. Christmas Eve is the most popular day to pop the question, but in a recent survey, men and women seemed to differ on the popularity of Christmas Eve proposals. Many women agreed on the holiday timing, but a bigger percentage thought Valentine’s Day or anniversaries were better. Read on for holiday jewelry tips from Debra Shepard.
Christmas Jewelry Trends & Shopping Tips
Christmas isn’t just the season of giving. It’s the season of giving jewelry! Shopping for jewelry can be tough if you don’t know what to look for, aren’t up-to-date on the top trends or unfamiliar with online shopping. As a designer who’s been featured on fashion authorities like the Cosmo Hot List, Debra Shepard prides herself on knowing what’s in and what’s out in jewelry. Check out her views on trends, jewelry shopping and more!
Enjoy Black Friday Markdowns All Weekend!
For Thanksgiving, we’re offering a special Black Friday discount on an item that celebrates family. With this Family Plaque, you’ll be able to keep track of those special days throughout the year. It has a stylish country look, a durable wooden construction, and includes 24 tags that you can personalize with a family member’s name and birthday. Hang tags on the loop under each month so you’ll never lose track of whose birthday is coming up. Keep reading for holiday birthday facts and ideas to preserve Thanksgiving during Black Friday.
Lakeside’s Deal of the Day (November 24th)
DAY FOUR Holiday Fun Fact:
The traditional Christmas celebration might revolve around the birth of Jesus, but fewer babies are born on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day compared to the rest of the calendar. Christmas Day is the least common birthday in America, second only to Leap Day. Christmas Eve isn’t very far behind, ranking fourth on the list. With Thanksgiving falling on different dates, it’s likely that it takes the top spot regarding holiday birthdays.
How to Avoid Losing Your Thanksgiving to Black Friday
Thanksgiving is a day for counting our blessings. Those fortunate enough to fund a feast will fill their chairs with family and their table with delicious food. It seems only natural that Black Friday is trying to devour it. In recent years, the start of the holiday shopping season has been nibbling at Thanksgiving’s crust. This year, retailers are demanding a full slice. Before you ditch family time for a half-priced flat screen or trade in your savory dinner for a halfhearted brunch, check out some of these easy tips for preserving your Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Deals Today! Black Friday Deals Tomorrow!
Don’t miss out on Day Three of our Black Friday Deals. With all the online holiday shopping we’re doing at home, it’s hard to ignore the disorganization or holiday mess we accumulate around our desks or computer areas. Defeat desk clutter with the efficient Computer Organizer. The stand raises your monitor 4-inches for comfortable viewing, adding storage underneath and on both sides. It also has a built in drawer underneath for keeping notes, pens and supplies out of sight and within reach. Don’t wait for New Year’s to start getting organized around the house. Find storage for Christmas, and gifts for everyone on your list with Lakeside’s Black Friday deals, available right now. And keep reading for facts about Santa’s worldwide Christmas trip.
Lakeside’s Deal of the Day (November 23rd)
DAY THREE Holiday Fun Fact:
Santa Claus covers nearly 175 million miles in his worldwide Christmas Eve tour. He also has to consume over 260 million calories from cookies alone, and deliver over 20 million presents that would weigh around 700 million pounds. Santa also has to speak hundreds of languages to read all those notes and say “Merry Christmas” when necessary. Read on to learn several of those Christmas greetings from around the globe.
Christmas Greetings from Around the World
Over 160 countries officially celebrate Christmas. With so many nations celebrating Christmas in so many different languages, it follows that a typical Christmas phrase like Merry Christmas is only one of hundreds of greetings from around the world. Take a quick trip around the globe and impress your friends during the holiday season with these unique Christmas greetings from every one of our planet’s seven continents.
Put Family First with Tomorrow’s Deal of the Day!
Day Two of our Black Friday Deals reminds us what the holiday are all about — creating amazing memories with our friends and family. Preserve all your holiday photos and stay organized throughout the year with the 1,600-Photo Organizer Case. This durable case includes 16 acid-free photo cases that each hold up to one hundred 4″ x 6″ photos. The case has a sturdy handle for carrying and snap closures to keep photos secure. Make sure you’re dressed for holiday photos and the winter ahead with markdowns on apparel and more at Lakeside. And keep reading to learn holiday facts about Santa, stockings and the odd ugly sweater tradition.
Lakeside’s Deal of the Day (November 22nd)
DAY TWO Holiday Fun Fact:
Christmas stockings are one of the oldest Christmas traditions, dating back to one of the most popular origin stories of Santa Claus almost 2,000 years ago. The story revolves around the Greek Bishop, Saint Nicholas. Even though the events in the story can’t be proven, it also offers insight into our tradition of gift giving during the holidays. Get the details and learn more about Santa hats, ugly sweaters and more in the article below.
Fun Holiday Fashion from Sweaters to Santa Hats
It doesn’t quite hold a candle to the costume craziness of Halloween, but the holidays do play host to a wide variety of unusual fashion trends. From the classic Santa hat to the strange tradition of ugly sweaters, there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that the holiday season is the best time of year to play dress up. Get to know a little more about some of the Christmas attire you can’t help but wear with this fun holiday fashion overview.
Come Back Tomorrow for Another Lakeside Deal of the Day!
It’s the first day of our Black Friday deals on Lakeside, and we’re starting you off with a fun way to get going on your Christmas decorations. The Lighted Holiday Lampposts are the perfect way to illuminate your home for the holidays. Feature them on the stairs in your entryway to welcome holiday guests, or add them to your existing decorations in the family room or dining area. Use your savings to stock up on even more Christmas decorations available now at Lakeside. And get into the Christmas spirit with the Day One Holiday Fun Fact.
Lakeside’s Deal of the Day (November 21st)
DAY ONE Holiday Fun Fact:
Clement Clark Moore, author of the famous poem we know as ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, was one of the first authors to mention elves in the Christmas tradition. But the elf in Moore’s story isn’t who we’d expect. Moore describes Santa as the “jolly old elf.” This early depiction of Santa might be one of the major reasons why elves are such a big part of Christmas today. Find out more about the origins of Christmas elves below.
Holiday Traditions: The Origins of Christmas Elves
Most of us grew up never questioning why elves are such a big part of the holidays. Santa’s little helpers are everywhere, from adorable Christmas elf decorations to some of our favorite characters in classic Christmas movies. Elves became a huge part of the Christmas tradition fairly early, and much like the reason behind why we decorate with holiday lights during the winter season, their part in the Christmas story can be traced back to ancient myths and folklore. Find out how elves first fit into the Christmas tradition with these fun facts.
Come Back Tomorrow for Another Lakeside Deal of the Day!
Veterans Day is only a couple days away. There are a number of ways you can give back by donating and getting involved in your community. But even though we reserve November 11 to honor American veterans, every day on the calendar is a potential day to say “Thank You.” With the holidays approaching, most of us are busy trying to find presents and plan holiday parties. It’s also a great opportunity to surprise the veterans in your life or your community with a thoughtful holiday gift after Veterans Day is over. Take a moment out of your holiday plans to pick out a gift for the veteran in your life or give back in a unique way with these ideas.
Homemade Meals for Veterans
The gift of food is a wonderful thing, so if you have a special homemade recipe, a little talent in the kitchen and want to make your Veterans Day gift memorable, get cooking for the veteran in your life, invite veterans you know over for a meal or bring them a delicious homemade treat to say ‘Thank You’ on Veterans Day or any other day during the upcoming holiday season. Bake or cook something delicious and easily transport your dish with the Set of 3 Covered Casseroles or this 6-Pc. Locking Lid Stainless Steel Bowl Set. You can also make some cookies and other homemade desserts using the Set of 3 Reusable Baking Sheet Liners.
Inspiration & Appreciation for Veterans
The men and women who’ve served in our military inspire us with their courage, selflessness and sacrifice on a daily basis. On Veterans Day or during the holidays, we can try to return the favor by offering our own inspiration and encouragement. This Faux Leather Scripture Journal has an uplifting scripture on the front. For the veteran in your family, you could use the 31-Photo Collage Frame to surprise them with pictures of the entire family. You could also get creative and take photos on Veterans Day at your local parade or any community event and use those photos to make a collage for a veteran in the community to commemorate Veterans Day and show how many people in your neighborhood, town or city truly appreciate their service.
Once the Halloween decorations are down, our homes can feel a bit bare and empty. Many of us sit around worrying about the “appropriate time” to put up our Christmas trees and start decorating for the holidays. But the holidays come quick. Besides, it’s nice to enjoy our Christmas decorations for as long as possible. Don’t let anyone spoil your Christmas spirit. Kick off the holidays with Christmas tree decorations from Lakeside.
Trim Time from Tree-Trimming with Easy Alternatives
Artificial trees are easier to put up, easier to maintain, and also save you time and money.
6-Ft. Pre-Lit Pop-Up Christmas Trees
Decorating for the holidays has never been easier with this pop-up tree. Just attach the legs to the base and align the branches. It features 558 branch tips and 100 fairy lights that illuminate once the tree is plugged in.
7-Ft. Slim Pre-Lit Trees
This tall tree fits in tight spots where other trees can’t. Pre-lit with 200 white or multi-color lights, it’s a hassle-free way to decorate. It has 440 branch tips for ornaments, and is accented with 10 decorative pine cones.
65″ Lighted Christmas Trees
Bring holiday cheer to small spaces with this accent tree. It’s loaded with sequins and warm white LED lights throughout the metallic tinsel. It’s also wireless so you won’t trip over the cord or need to search for an outlet.
Spruce Up Every Branch with Christmas Spirit
Add character to your Christmas tree by hanging ornaments with a personal touch.
Sentiment Globe Ornaments
The sentiment globe ornament is a great gift for anyone you’d love to give the world to. It features a globe design with a thoughtful sentiment. Arrives ready to hang from a decorative ribbon to finish off your tree.
NFL Sled Ornaments
If you’re a football fan, you’re sure to appreciate this ornament. It features your team’s name and logo. The sled shape gives the ornament a wintery feel, while the wood-grain look adds a realistic and vintage touch.
Lighted Marquee Monogram Ornaments
Perfect as a gift or your own decor, this ornament adds a personal look and vintage style to a tree or wreath. Each battery-powered ornament lights up like the marquee of a movie theater. Comes in a festive gift box.
Simple Solutions to Common Christmas Problems
Make Christmas more convenient with these simple holiday problem solvers.
Standing Holiday Stocking Hangers
The perfect alternative to hanging stockings on the mantel of your fireplace, this standing design features a scrolled metal frame with an attached wooden plaque. Comes with 6 hooks for hanging up your stockings.
Footswitch Extension Cords
No more bending over to plug in the Christmas tree or reach into those hard-to-access areas. Simply tap on the center button once to turn the Christmas tree on, and again to turn it off. Has 3 outlets for multiple items.
Mercury Glass String Lights
Brighten up any room in your home with these festive string lights. Hang them in a variety of places. The 10 LED lights have luminous mercury glass covers. The string is suitable for use indoors or on a covered patio.
It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year. Why wait? Get started by brainstorming holiday decorating and tree-trimming ideas with these useful articles and product suggestions from The Lakeside Collection.
Christmas Tree Decorating Tips & Tricks
The holiday season is quickly approaching. Before you know it, it will be time to trim the tree while sipping cocoa from holiday mugs and listening to classic Christmas songs. The Christmas tree can be a daunting task if you aren’t sure how to approach decorating. We’ve detailed some tips and tricks for decorating your tree using the 5 F’s (Fluff, Fill, Festive, Foundation & Finish) to help you with the tree-trimming experience.
Holiday Decorating Ideas Inspired by Classic Christmas Stories
Home decorating doesn’t get any better than Christmas. Getting together with the family to personalize the tree, stringing up lights or wrapping the stairway in garlands and tinsel. The Christmas story is a big part of many holiday memories. Whether you’re on the lookout for a holiday theme or wondering if there’s a way to bring your favorite story to life, take a look at these decorating ideas inspired by classic Christmas stories.