Thursday, December 15

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It's National Re-gifting Day

Re-gifting Day is all about giving others gifts you don't have any use for. It can be a fun and funny way to make sure everyone on your list receives for the holidays. We check out some fun ideas at Goodwill that can make for a great re-gift at your office holiday party or white elephant gift exchange.  

The History of Re-gifting Day (SOURCE:
 Re-gifting day was mostly seen as an office holiday before October 24th 2008, which was the day that the state of Colorado declared December 18th as "National Re-gifting Day". The origin of the holiday came from office workers who were given gifts that they didn't really want, but didn't want to throw away, so they re-gifted their present to someone who would want it and make good use of it.

Re-gifting, for us that don't know its meaning is the act of taking a gift that has been received and giving it to somebody else, sometimes in the guise of a new gift. The term "Re-gifting" was popularized by an episode of Seinfeld, specifically the episode titled "The Label Maker" even though the practice of it pre-dates the term quite substantially. Re-gifting can sometimes be seen as a cruel practice. Why? Because re-gifting a gift that was given to you can be seen as a blatant disregard from the compassion that someone has shown you by either purchasing or creating the gift for you in particular.

How To Celebrate Re-gifting Day
To celebrate this day, all you have to do is give away a gift that you received and have not yet opened to someone else! For example, gifts that you may not want might be as follows: A coffee cup from an unsavory office co-worker, a television you already own, a bookshelf you do not have room for, or even a car that you cannot afford to keep.

Re-gifting Day is all about giving others gifts that you don't have any use for, and making sure that almost anyone can have a good holiday spirit for the day. Many people in the world do not have the luxuries that some of us do, say you receive a puffer coat but you already have one in your size, you can go find a homeless person or a person who cannot afford a puffer coat or winter jacket and re-gift it to them!

For store locations for re-gifts visit:

Reclaimed Xmas Trees

Porter Barn Wood is a reclaimed wood materials supplier as well as a full custom shop for custom home/business furnishings and architectural accents supplying both residential and commercial customers for over 6 years. We primarily deal in 100-300-year-old timbers from barns and structures East of the Mississippi although we do offer live edge slabs and other materials from across the entire United States. 

For more information, visit:

Porter Barn Wood
901 S. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(602) 738-1456

Dave Owens, The Garden Guy: CCES Garden

Copper Canyon Elementary school started an outdoor science center and gardening program last year. Each grade plants vegetables and learns the importance of gardening.  The school is also teaching sustainability and the importance of gardening to their students. They also plant seeds in their greenhouse, with plans to sell the plants at their Farmers Market on Saturday, Jan 28th at 9 a.m.   

They will also be selling cookbooks with recipes that they have been creating and enjoying with their own grown vegetables. Students will also be building 4 X 4 planters with soil for sale. They will also offer free classes in composting, soil basics, AZ planting guides, etc. 

CCES is looking to earn $1500 during our Farmer's Market to purchase....
1. evaporative cooling system
2. solar panels
3. windmills
4. aquaponics
5. rainwater collection system

Copper Canyon Elementary School
17650 N 54th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(602) 449-7200

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A wish for snow comes true 

Little Matthew is a loyal 3TV viewer, who was diagnosed with cancer in May. He saw our snow party last week, and told his parents, that all he wants for Christmas is snow. In fact, he kept asking his parents to rewind the segment so he could watch it over and again. This morning, we were there as Ice King AZ delivers three tons of snow, making Matthew's wish come true.  Mathew's mom Kayleigh hopes to bring awareness to childhood cancer. 

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Santa visits newborn holiday babies

Babies in Mesa received a special visit from the big guy this morning. Santa paid a visit to preemies at Banner Desert Medical Center. He took photos with families in the unit, which specializes in ill and premature newborns.

For more information on Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa---Cardon Children's Medical Center visit:

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens up in theaters tomorrow through the valley. Tara Hitchcock. interviewed the cast of the movie.

For more information on Rogue one visit:
To see reviews and behind the scenes segments visit:

Piff the Magic Dragon headlines at House of Comedy

 "America's Got Talent" Looser Piff The Magic Dragon will headline at House of Comedy tonight, Thursday Dec 15th-18th. but first, he and his magic performing Chihuahua, Mr. Piffles pays us a visit. 

For more information: and

High Street 
5350 E. High Street, Suite 105, Phoenix, AZ 85054
(480) 420-3553

Comedian Bryan Callen performs at Stand Up Live

He got his start on Mad TV and has been on dozens of shows since. He will be performing tonight, Dec. 15th through Sunday, Dec.18th.

For times and ticket prices visit:

50 W. Jefferson St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003