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The Legend of the Indianapolis Cherub

The Indianapolis Cherub is a long-standing Christmas tradition, started by graphic artist Virginia Holmes, who started her advertising career at L.S. Ayres. When it came time to design the Christmas catalog in 1946, they were short on merchandise and long Read more >

Sail Your Cares Away at Winona Lake

A sense of peace filled me as I strolled down Chestnut St. in Winona Lake one early morning. And I do mean Down! The inn is located high on a hill that would intimidate me in winter!   I like Read more >

Botanical Conservatory a great escape in Fort Wayne

There is something inherently peaceful and soothing about nature. Its quiet and solitude in unlike any other, and its beauty is unmatched. It can be difficult sometimes in the hustle and bustle of urban living to find a time and Read more >

Be cozy, be satisfied, b on the River.

My fellow college students can agree that one of the best things about coming home for the holidays is gorging at favorite locals restaurants. Having lived in Elkhart for my entire life, the restaurants I frequent don’t change much. However, Read more >

Jefferson Pointe – A Wonderful Winter Shopping Experience

Up here in northeast Indiana, the Christmas season is usually personified by crowded malls, busy stores and tons of people rushing about – inside. But there’s a different shopping experience to have at Jefferson Pointe, located in Fort Wayne. This Read more >

CNN Calls Santa Claus, Indiana One of “10 Most Christmassy Destinations” on Earth

You just can’t go wrong with a name like Santa Claus if you want to be all about Christmas. Christmas lights displays. Arts and craft shows. A candy castle?! Come on, what is more Christmassy than a freaking castle filled Read more >