Behind every float at Los Altos’ Festival of Lights Parade, there’s a story of Boy Scouts, dust cloths, light design and elf scavenging.
Before dancers flit across Main Street among parade floats Nov. 30, a zealous cadre of volunteers will have spent the year fundraising, shellacking giant gumdrops with glitter sugar and mood lighting a tableau of tree-decorating bears.
Holiday shopping can be an arduous task - from compiling a list of gift ideas throughout the fall to braving the crush of consumers flooding stores.
Like giving a good presentation, finding the right holiday gift involves advance planning and knowing your subject.
That’s the only way to make that opening moment go smoothly. Whether you’re sitting in a circle of family members or just one-on-one with your best friend, it’s much more fun if the gift recipient seems happily surprised.