The Perfect Holiday Home: Made in Calgary

Christmas is officially less than a month away! It’s time to bring your holiday home décor out of storage and head to the hardware store to get lights and supplies, to make your home a winter wonderland. This year we suggest you switch things up a bit and decorate your home with local delights found around YYC . Calgary’s local scene has grown exponentially over the past couple of years and the city is bursting with holiday magic. Shopping local this Christmas will support our Calgary artists and businesses, be more ecologically friendly (most products are made green) and be gentle on your budget. You may even find a one-of-a-kind gem, that is not your average department store Christmas find, which will become a part of your holiday collection for years to come!

Christmas Decorations

Check out this list of local Holiday Markets, shops and festivities, and decorate your home with tiny treasures from around Calgary!

Stuck on what to make for Holiday Baking? Here are a few local dessert bakeries that allow you to place your order and will have your baking done for you, just in time for Christmas dinner.  These goodies also make great gifts.

Cookies from Pretty Sweet Co.

Cookies from Pretty Sweet Co.

If you are feeling particularly energetic, craft your own holiday decorations! This is the perfect family activity and will foster memories attached to each piece, making them priceless.  A few ideas to get you started:

  • Snow Dough: this will be sure to be a fun gooey hit with children at almost any age. Learn how to make it here.
  • Papier-mâché Snowman: this little guy is a great holiday decoration and is super fun to make with the whole family! Learn how here.
  • Make ornaments that will give your tree character. Here are some ideas.
  • Use mason jars as ornaments, centerpieces or just general decorations. Here are some beautiful mason jar inspired decorations.

Looking for more holiday cheer? Calgary is hosting numerous events, between now and December 25 that will be easy on your wallet and fun for the whole family.   Check them out here.



Alana Kitchen
Alana Kitchen
Alana Kitchen, founder of Who To Call Inc. Taking care of a house with three boys I always needed a good drywaller on speed dial. When I moved to Calgary I quickly discovered it was an Olympic sport to find home service businesses that provided the quality service and advice I was looking for. This experience inspired Who To Call – a website dedicated to helping Calgarians find quality home service repair companies. Sign up to post your project and find quality companies today!
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