In Case You Missed it

By Tina T. November surprised us with a major snow storm and bitter cold weather. Many had trouble getting out and about in the days following the storm but those that did were rewarded with a wonderful afternoon. The IN Day theme was thankfulness and we were all...

Christmas Here and There

By Renata W. I grew up in the Southern Hemisphere, very close to the Tropic of Capricorn: São Paulo, in Brasil (this is how Brasilians spell the name of their country). My early recollections of public Christmas displays are of Nativity Scenes: in the center, Mary and...

Ideas on How to Make Gift Exchange More Sustainable

By Shirley M. You might be wondering if among the craziness and the chaos of the Season, you still have the time or the will to think how to make gift exchanging more sustainable. This is why I decided to share some ideas I hope will save you some time and, perhaps,...

Volunteering: The Gift that Gives Back

By Martha B. December is the “month of giving” and I am of the opinion that one of the best ways to give is to volunteer one’s time!  The best part is that, when we give our time in support of the activities we enjoy, it is the gift that “gives back.” In my 52...

Even a non-baker like me can enjoy a cookie exchange!

By Marcy T. Cookie exchanges are such a great idea! Each person just has to bring about two dozen cookies of one kind that she has baked to the exchange, and then she will be able to take home two dozen or more cookies of all different varieties! It’s a wonderful way...

We Are a Success Story!

All of you – our members, past and present are the reason. Imagine a room full of women from every country you can think of – laughing and sharing food together, peacefully and without judgment of one another. At the last International Day in November, I...

IN Homemade Treats Exchange on Dec. 19th

Cookies, biscuits, mochis, rice cakes, pasteles, kurabiyes,… and more! All homemade treats are welcome to IN Homemade Treats Exchange on December 19th! Cookie Exchange is a sweet American tradition during holiday season. At International Neighbors, we broaden the...