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  • Thanksgiving Dinner was a big deal when I was growing up. I’m going to share recipes for family Thanksgiving favorites such as potato salad, baked mac & cheese, sweet potato pie, and banana pudding.

    Thanksgiving Southern Family Feast Recipes

    Thanksgiving Southern Family Feast Recipes

    by rmcrayne28

  • Every child's halloween party should be full of imagination and fun. Here are some great, sometimes funny, sometimes creepy, Halloween Games!

    Fun Halloween Party Games for Children

    Fun Halloween Party Games for Children

    by Angela Michelle Schultz8

  • Do you have bells in your craft room and no idea what to do with them? Turn them into beautiful ornaments, wreaths, garlands, elves, and more!

    44 Best Jingle Bell Craft Ideas

    44 Best Jingle Bell Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer5

  • Jesus is the reason for the Christmas season. Here is a simple plan to build your own manger to display in your yard. It fold down and stores flat.

    How to Build an Outdoor Manger

    How to Build an Outdoor Manger

    by Eric Cramer49

  • Get ideas to streamline storing away all the Christmas decorations. Take good care of all your special items.

    Storing Away Christmas

    Storing Away Christmas

    by Virginia Allain0

  • Horror quotes are like a secret language to hardcore fans of the genre. They use the creepy sayings quite often even though people who rarely watch horror never get it.

    Creepy Quotes and Scary Sayings

    Creepy Quotes and Scary Sayings

    by Don29

  • It's Happy Yule time! Also known as the Winter Solstice, and celebrated by Christians on December 25th as Christmas. This Happy Yule article is going to present to you the meaning of Yule, some ideas for Yule decorations and Yule gifts, as well as ideas for the perfect Yule tree.

    Happy Yule! Decorations, Gifts, and the Yule Tree

    Happy Yule! Decorations, Gifts, and the Yule Tree

    by Kitty Fields5

  • Don't throw away those old holiday greeting cards. Instead, save them for future craft projects. Learn three ways to make crafts with Christmas cards.

    Three Ideas for Recycling Christmas Cards

    Three Ideas for Recycling Christmas Cards

    by Deborah Neyens75

  • If Santa photos are a holiday tradition, then why are some tiny tots so terrified of the jolly old man in red? Learn the answer and see lots of funny photos of kids who can't get away fast enough.

    Terror in Toyland:  Why Are Kids Scared of Santa?

    Terror in Toyland: Why Are Kids Scared of Santa?

    by FlourishAnyway80

  • Getting kids excited for the holidays is a perennial problem. Here's a fun way for kids who love arts and crafts to prepare for Sukkot if you don't have a real sukkah for them to decorate.

    How to Build a Model Sukkah | Sukkot Craft for Kids

    How to Build a Model Sukkah | Sukkot Craft for Kids

    by Brainy Bunny22

  • Each year, the 1st Friday in March is celebrated by Christians worldwide as a day of prayer, unity, and cooperation. Join us on March 2, 2018, as we pray for peace, tolerance, and unity.

    The Next World Day of Prayer Is March 1, 2019

    The Next World Day of Prayer Is March 1, 2019

    by MariaMontgomery45

  • It is normal to see Christmas trees, ornaments and lights around Christmastime. However, there are other products that are sold only during the Christmas holiday. Can you think of any items that are in stores or advertised on television just in time for Christmas?

    10 Products Sold Only During the Christmas Holiday

    10 Products Sold Only During the Christmas Holiday

    by Margaret Minnicks5

  • One of the most important ethnic festivals in the city state, Chinese New Year in Singapore is a dazzling display of lights, food, and auspicious well wishes.

    Celebrating Chinese New Year in Singapore

    Celebrating Chinese New Year in Singapore

    by Kuan Leong Yong4

  • The International Day of Peace is September 21st of each year. Many around the world gear up for this day in many ways - there are many ways to celebrate!

    Ideas for Celebrating Peace Day

    Ideas for Celebrating Peace Day

    by Cynthia Calhoun19

  • A black cat perched on the fence post, a ghostly wind blowing through the crackling trees, a glaring Jack O' Lantern standing guard at your front door. These are symbols and traditions of Halloween as we know it today, but where did this Halloween symbolism come from?

    Halloween Symbols and Their Origins

    Halloween Symbols and Their Origins

    by Kitty Fields16

  • Although Easter is celebrated much the same everywhere, Honduras does Semana Santa in her own traditional and colorful way.

    Easter Traditions in Honduras

    Easter Traditions in Honduras

    by Lew Marcrum0

  • Celebrate Groundhog Day on February 2nd! Here are 10 fun ways to celebrate Groundhog Day for kids and adults. From the naturalist to the movie buff to the gourmet cook, there's something for everyone. Check out this article for ideas, recipes and Groundhog Day trivia.

    10 Ways to Celebrate Groundhog Day with Activities, Movies and Food

    10 Ways to Celebrate Groundhog Day with Activities, Movies and Food

    by Stephanie Henkel113

  • Make your own stacked pumpkin topiary to decorate for Halloween and the fall season! You can use real or fake pumpkins and putting these topiaries together is easier than you think!

    How to Make a Stacked Pumpkin Decoration for Fall

    How to Make a Stacked Pumpkin Decoration for Fall

    by Donna Herron39

  • In the age of social media and e-cards, Christmas cards are no longer sent through the mail as frequently as they were exchanged years ago. There are reasons some people have stopped mailing them. There are also reasons some people still continue the tradition of mailing Christmas cards.

    Reasons to Mail Christmas Cards in the Age of Social Media and E-Cards

    Reasons to Mail Christmas Cards in the Age of Social Media and E-Cards

    by Margaret Minnicks7

  • The shamrock is a plant that is known as the unofficial symbol of Ireland. Kids and adults can discover some fun facts on this popular Irish motif in time for St. Patrick's Day.

    10 Fun Shamrock Facts for St. Patrick’s Day

    10 Fun Shamrock Facts for St. Patrick’s Day

    by Marie2

  • The Manx holiday Hop-tu-Naa is an October 31st holiday that pre-dates modern Halloween. It has connections to the old Celtic pagan holiday Samhain, the New Year in the Celtic calendar.

    Hop-tu-Naa: Halloween on the Isle of Man

    Hop-tu-Naa: Halloween on the Isle of Man

    by Carolyn Emerick8

  • Find out how Christmas in France is celebrated. Learn all the French Christmas traditions, customs, and everything else there is to know about celebrating the holidays!

    Christmas in France: Traditions & Customs

    Christmas in France: Traditions & Customs

    by Melanie Palen38

  • These excerpts from Christmas lyrics by Caribbean singer/songwriters are from the secular part of their celebration. The common theme is contentment with and pride in what is distinctly Caribbean.

    Christmas Lyrics and Laughs From the Caribbean

    Christmas Lyrics and Laughs From the Caribbean

    by Dora Weithers57

  • Polish Easter traditions in a Polish American family are a blend of old and new. Baking babka and chrusciki (bow tie cookies), spring cleaning, hot-cross buns and traditional Polish Easter Eggs (Pisanki) are some of the Polish traditions that pass from grandmother to granddaughter.

    Polish Easter Traditions From Babka to Polish Easter Eggs (Pisanki)

    Polish Easter Traditions From Babka to Polish Easter Eggs (Pisanki)

    by Stephanie Henkel28

  • The No-Gift Christmas is an effort to teach my children value in all of the wonders and opportunities that life gives them in relationships, nature, the seasons, activity, helping others, and the sheer power of their imagination.

    The No-Gift Christmas

    The No-Gift Christmas

    by Victoria Van Ness4

  • This article is filled with great, and sometimes gross, party snack ideas. Find recipes for appetizers, desserts, snacks, and party ideas for kids.

    23 Easy Halloween Party Recipe Ideas

    23 Easy Halloween Party Recipe Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer32

  • Learn more about the best tree species to use as a Christmas tree this holiday season.

    Types of Christmas Trees

    Types of Christmas Trees

    by L Sarhan2

  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has been a Christmas staple for almost a century. This is the story of how Rudolph's modest origins as a simple store give-away in 1939 became a Christmas classic.

    The Origin of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    The Origin of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    by Chuck Nugent55

  • Basic charades game play, along with ways to make the game more interesting and to give it some Halloween appeal. You'll also find charade word suggestions and tons of Halloween-themed charade ideas.

    How to Play Halloween Charades

    How to Play Halloween Charades

    by Candace Bacon7

  • Every Christmas season for 48 years, a coconut was anonymously delivered to the home of Ed Clinch. The prank eventually received international attention. Here is a look at the rest of the story.

    The Saga of the Christmas Coconut

    The Saga of the Christmas Coconut

    by KT Dunn4

  • I used to think that New Year's resolutions were destined to fail and didn't work. That's why I never made them. This year, I'm doing something different. I've been contemplating my resolutions for several months and I'm ready not just to kick off the new year, but kick off a new lifestyle.

    Why New Year's Resolutions Are Good to Make

    Why New Year's Resolutions Are Good to Make

    by Layne Holmes6

  • Appalachian traditions that include Christmas Trees and natural decorations sprang from the mountains that ranger from lower New York all the way south to northern Georgia and Mississippi. Some of these forgotten tradition are making a welcomed comeback.

    Popular Christmas Traditions in Appalachia

    Popular Christmas Traditions in Appalachia

    by Patty Inglish MS9

  • Painting windows in Las Vegas has been my favorite way to celebrate the holidays. Find out what materials to use and how to create these beautiful window paintings yourself!

    So, You Want to Paint Holiday Windows?

    So, You Want to Paint Holiday Windows?

    by Maria Burgess116

  • The Carnival of Venice is an extravaganza of color, Masks and entertainment. held each year this Italian celebration brings back to life renaissance Italy. Includes the History of the Masks.

    City of Masks - The Carnival of Venice

    City of Masks - The Carnival of Venice

    by Nell Rose62

  • Make your Halloween party a no-fuss affair with some of these impressive desserts, snacks and main dishes. Also, get Halloween treat ideas for your little ghosts and goblins.

    20 Fabulous Halloween Food Ideas

    20 Fabulous Halloween Food Ideas

    by iZeko0

  • Alone for Thanksgiving? Don't feel left out! Follow these tips for having a great solo Thanksgiving from one who knows the ropes. You deserve to have a wonderful holiday.

    How to Enjoy Being Alone on Thanksgiving

    How to Enjoy Being Alone on Thanksgiving

    by Roberta Kyle38

  • Why do Chinese wear red during Chinese New Year? How did the name for fifteenth night celebrations come about? These Chinese New Year legends explain all.

    Top 5 Chinese New Year Legends

    Top 5 Chinese New Year Legends

    by Kuan Leong Yong2

  • Stockings are the best part of Christmas morning for some people in my family. My kids loved them when they were little, and that's still the first thing they look for now that they are grown.

    Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Adults

    Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Adults

    by Sherry Hewins6

  • Fathers are extremely important, especially to their daughters. The instrumental role he plays in the life of a daughter leaves a mark that can't be changed. Those with great fathers are truly lucky.

    10 Reasons Fathers are so Important to their Daughters

    10 Reasons Fathers are so Important to their Daughters

    by Kathleen Odenthal24

  • Tutorials on how to create exceptional Christmas ornaments out of items you have around the house. Beautiful DIY holiday ornaments.

    Tree-Worthy DIY Christmas Ornaments

    Tree-Worthy DIY Christmas Ornaments

    by iZeko0

  • These Christmas wishes provide ideas to make Christmas cards extra special. Take the opportunity to send a message with meaning, whether it be funny or inspiring.

    Christmas Messages to Write in Cards

    Christmas Messages to Write in Cards

    by Blake Flannery33

  • Arbor Day and Earth Day are two holidays in April with a focus on trees, conservation, and caring for the Earth. This list of recommended fiction and nonfiction children's picture books will help supplement your library story hour or preschool circle time with a STEAM focus for the spring.

    Best Children's Picture Books About Trees for Arbor Day and Earth Day

    Best Children's Picture Books About Trees for Arbor Day and Earth Day

    by Carolyn Augustine2

  • Halloween party dessert recipes include fun and frightening roach-infested popcorn, gory cake ball brains, chocolate cookie dough rats, zombie and spider cupcakes, cute werewolf snack cakes, and more.

    11 of the Best Scary Halloween Dessert Recipes

    11 of the Best Scary Halloween Dessert Recipes

    by Margaret Schindel25

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