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  • The National Christmas Tree at the White House in Washington, D.C., has been a holiday tradition since 1923. Learn about its history, decorations and where you can see the National Christmas Tree!

    The National Christmas Tree at the White House

    The National Christmas Tree at the White House

    by Stephanie Hicks23

  • 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

  • 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

  • You can have an attractive present without splurging big bucks on elaborate bows, decorated wrapping paper, and rolls of ribbon. Check out the ideas and tips for frugal gift wrapping.

    Frugal Gift Wrapping Tips

    Frugal Gift Wrapping Tips

    by Virginia Allain2

  • 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!

    French Christmas Traditions & Customs

    French Christmas Traditions & Customs

    by Melanie Shebel37

  • It can be hard to limit yourself to just a few Halloween decorations when you're on a budget. Consider these ideas for fun, functional Halloween items that can be reused and recycled over the years.

    9 Must-Have Halloween Decorations

    9 Must-Have Halloween Decorations

    by Jayme Kinsey17

  • 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 Nicole Canfield16

  • Are you stuck at home on Halloween? Celebrate the holiday by dressing up, decorating the house, carving pumpkins, telling ghost stories and more! You don't need to go out to have fun on Halloween!

    How to Celebrate Halloween at Home

    How to Celebrate Halloween at Home

    by Jessica Marello2

  • While we give thanks for our family members, let us not neglect to express thanks to them. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to give the proverbial flowers. Here are some ideas to inspire gratitude.

    Remembering to Thank Family Members at Thanksgiving

    Remembering to Thank Family Members at Thanksgiving

    by Dora Weithers88

  • What is the history of the Christmas wreath? Where and how did the Christmas wreath originate? Let's take a look at how the ubiquitous Christmas wreath got its start as a part of our Christmas decor staples.

    History of the Christmas Wreath

    History of the Christmas Wreath

    by Nicole Canfield23

  • 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

  • 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

  • How to make beautiful non traditional Easter egg decorations that last long after all the jelly beans are gone. Instructions for blowing out the eggs, silk dyeing, hand painting and making decoupage hanging egg ornaments.

    How to Craft Beautiful  Egg Ornaments You Can Keep Forever

    How to Craft Beautiful Egg Ornaments You Can Keep Forever

    by Sherry Hewins50

  • Learn how to create indoor and outdoor topiaries with easy-to-follow directions. Designs include a Christmas Berry Topiary, a Christmas Ball Topiary, and Evergreen Spiral Topiary.

    How to Make a Christmas Topiary: 5 DIY Projects

    How to Make a Christmas Topiary: 5 DIY Projects

    by Tammy74

  • Great facts and traditions about the American Flag, how to display it and dates when it is typically displayed.

    Flag Day: How to Display the Flag

    Flag Day: How to Display the Flag

    by Marcy Goodfleisch44

  • Learn how to plan a Christmas or holiday gift exchange at your office. Christmas gift exchanges can also be known as the Secret Santa game. Whatever you call it, the number one rule is to have fun!

    How to Organize a Christmas Gift Exchange at Work

    How to Organize a Christmas Gift Exchange at Work

    by Sally Hayes0

  • Driving around looking at beautiful Christmas light displays is a fun pastime in Texas. This is a directory of some of the best.

    Best Christmas Lights in Texas

    Best Christmas Lights in Texas

    by KCC Big Country153

  • 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

  • Mummering, in one form or another, has been a Christmas tradition in Newfoundland since the Nineteenth Century, when it was brought to the Island by English and Irish settlers.

    Mummering in Newfoundland, a Christmas Tradition

    Mummering in Newfoundland, a Christmas Tradition

    by Stephen Barnes1

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  • From non-vegan relatives to navigating traditional holiday foods as a vegan, here are some helpful tips for Christmas, Thanksgiving and other major food holidays.

    How to Survive the Holidays as a Vegan

    How to Survive the Holidays as a Vegan

    by Emily Nemchick0

  • Add short and sweet sentiments and sayings to your seasonal Holiday cards with this Christmas card quotations page. As someone who loves making handmade crafts, I put together this handy resource.

    Short Christmas Quotes and Sayings for Cards

    Short Christmas Quotes and Sayings for Cards

    by Marie13

  • 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 Odenthal Romano21

  • 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

  • The American Thanksgiving passes its legacy of national thanksgiving to Caribbean regions through its 3.5 million Caribbean immigrants. From a Caribbean point of view, the event is worth imitating.

    Thanksgiving from a Caribbean Point of View

    Thanksgiving from a Caribbean Point of View

    by Dora Weithers47

  • Here are 12 ideas for inexpensive, easy (almost no talent required) gifts to make for those on your Christmas list.

    One Dozen DIY Stocking Stuffers

    One Dozen DIY Stocking Stuffers

    by Linda Lum10

  • Wearing a costume to work is a fun way to celebrate Halloween at the office. But make sure that you follow a few simple costume guidelines so that everyone at work feels safe and respected.

    Tips for Wearing a Halloween Costume at Work

    Tips for Wearing a Halloween Costume at Work

    by Sally Hayes2

  • Alone for Thanksgiving? Make it great and don't feel alone or left out. Follow these tips for having a great solo Thanksgiving from one who knows the ropes, and have a wonderful holiday.

    How to Enjoy Being Alone on Thanksgiving

    How to Enjoy Being Alone on Thanksgiving

    by Roberta Kyle38

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Get personal this Valentines & win their hearts by crafting special things like bouquets of their favorite chocolate bars or boxes filled with their favorite liquors.

    DIY Romantic Valentine's Day Ideas for Him

    DIY Romantic Valentine's Day Ideas for Him

    by ezzly42

  • 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 Cramer45

  • Ghouls and goblins the witching hour is here, don your baking hats and dust off that caulrdon to whip up creeptastic treats for all !

    Halloween Party Food Ideas for Kids

    Halloween Party Food Ideas for Kids

    by ezzly4

  • It’s time for the annual Thanksgiving gathering, and you might just be dreading talking with your friends and relatives. Here are some tips and techniques to keep the peace.

    Thanksgiving Conversation Survival Guide

    Thanksgiving Conversation Survival Guide

    by Carolyn Fields10

  • What child wouldn't love to get a real, live bunny for Easter? Maybe it seems like a good time to teach a child some responsibility, but parents should think carefully before giving a live animal.

    8 Best Reasons to NOT Give a Live Bunny for Easter

    8 Best Reasons to NOT Give a Live Bunny for Easter

    by Becki Rizzuti10

  • 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 Sageleaf19

  • More than 220 versions of The Little Drummer Boy have been released around the world since it was first composed in 1928. After some some show biz hanky-panky in the 1940's-50's 'Carol of the Drum' (original title) became a huge hit as the' Little Drummer Boy' - in the early 60's. Since then artists as varied as Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Cranberries and Bing Crosby - even Marlene Dietrich have sung this popular Christmas carol.

    History of Christmas Carols: Little Drummer Boy

    History of Christmas Carols: Little Drummer Boy

    by Penelope Hart17

  • Some of the young women may seem undeserving but who knows how far-reaching, over time, a genuine message of love and hope will be? Send a personalized Mother's Day card to a teenage mother this year.

    30 Mother's Day Messages for Teenage Mothers

    30 Mother's Day Messages for Teenage Mothers

    by Dora Weithers44

  • 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

  • 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

  • Make tasty cereal bars with your favorite limited edition monster cereals. Sure to be a hit with the younger ones and those young at heart. Perfect for Halloween parties and ready in 15 minutes!

    Boo Berry Cereal Marshmallow Treats for Halloween

    Boo Berry Cereal Marshmallow Treats for Halloween

    by Heather Rode6

  • 20 stunning Christmas tree decorating ideas. Get inspired by beautiful traditional and contemporary Christmas trees. Try something different this holiday season!

    Stunning Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

    Stunning Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

    by iZeko0

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