Monday, December 28, 2015

Portland Aquarium to Close - February 15, 2016

The building housing the Portland Aquarium is going to be demolished next year.  The aquarium will be closing business on President's Day, February 15, 2016.  All of the animals will be rehomed to aquariums across the country while the aquarium looks for a new location.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! - Visit Storybook Lane in Forest Grove!

I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season.  There are still lots of fun things to do until Christmas, and some things are open until New Year's as well if you are having trouble finding the time.  Check out the Holiday Events Guide for more info.

I just found out about this fun event on Grant's Getaways, and wanted to share it with you.  Storybook Lane is located at 4288 SW Bantam Ave Forest Grove, OR. They've been doing this for 80 years! It's Free!

They're only open until the 25th, but what a fun thing to do after the presents are open and you're done with dinner.

Monday, December 7, 2015

North Pole Postmark on your letters FROM Santa

NORTH POLE, AK – Once again this year, the U.S. Postal Service is offering North Pole postmarks on holiday mail.
To receive the North Pole postmark on your holiday cards, you should:
  • Purchase stamps at any post office.
  • Affix the stamps to envelopes of your choice.
  • Address the sealed envelopes, with the cards enclosed, to those on your mailing list.
  • Mail them in a larger envelope, box, Priority Mail or Express Mail package to:
ANCHORAGE AK 99530-9998
Requests must be received in Anchorage by Dec. 10 in order to ensure delivery by Christmas. The Postal Service receives hundreds of thousands of requests each year for North Pole postmarks from around the world. The service is provided at no cost. Each card or letter must have the correct amount of postage and be addressed.
Many communities around the country have local programs set up to respond to letters to Santa Claus. In North Pole Alaska, requests may be sent to – 1 Santa Claus Lane, North Pole AK 99705-9901. Check with your local post office or call 1-800-ASK-USPS.


Don't write the letter from Santa in your own handwriting.  Kids know their parents writing.  That's how I found out.

Holiday Events Guide is Updated!!!!

It's finally here!  The Holiday Events Guide for 2015...

Please share with your friends and neighbors!  I do this site to support families in the Portland Area.  I would love it if you would share the site with at least one family this year.  I am working on getting the rest of the site back up and running before the New Year!  Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas.