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.
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.
The Carnival of Venice is an extravaganza of color, masks and entertainment. Held each year, this Italian celebration brings back to life renaissance Italy. Read on to find out more.
This article contains pdfs of 16 printable coloring pages for the year of the rat in the Chinese zodiac. The sheets have Chinese characters along their with pinyin (phonetic) counterparts.
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!
Although Easter is celebrated much the same everywhere, Honduras does Semana Santa in her own traditional and colorful way.
Thanksgiving is a great time to come together with your family to celebrate a longstanding American holiday tradition. Here are some games and crafts that your children will remember fondly for years to come.
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.
Want to make your Christmas card extra special? Use these example Christmas wishes and greeting-card messages to get ideas and inspiration, then mix and adapt them to make yours unique! Take the opportunity to send a message with meaning, whether it be funny, sincere, or inspiring.
The start of a new year is a great opportunity to redesign your life. Provided are 100 process questions to help you figure out what is most important to you in the year to come. Use these as inspiration for mindful and realistic New Year's resolutions.
We, white people, feel entitled to don the garb of any and all cultures, but it's often inappropriate. Here's a list of racist Halloween costumes that we absolutely should not wear.
An article exploring the meaning of dia de los muertos face painting, including day of the dead symbols such as skulls and flowers.
Celebrate Groundhog Day on February 2nd! Here are 10 fun ways for kids and adults alike to celebrate this holiday. From the naturalist to the movie buff to the gourmet cook, there's something for everyone. Check out this article for ideas, recipes and trivia.
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.
Navratri (Durga Puja) is an Indian festival held twice a year and probably the most widely celebrated Hindu festival. Dedicated to Goddess Durga, it's a nine-night festival. Learn more about it.
Memorial Day is more than just a three-day holiday. Learn the meaning and facts behind this day, as well as some ways you can celebrate with family and friends.
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.
Examples of sweet messages you can write in a card to show affection and gratitude to your mom on Mother’s Day.
It is said that displaying 12 round-shaped fruits on New Year's Eve will attract good fortune and luck for the coming year. Are you out of ideas for round fruits to add to your table this year? Here are over 20 ideas for circular fruits.
Nowhere else in the world celebrates a longer Christmas than the Philippines. In this Southeast Asian nation, Christmas begins on September 1st and doesn't end until January 6th of the following year. Should Filipinos be proud of it?
Just in time for the holidays, here some are easy craft tutorials to make four different Christmas decorations using yarn. Each of these tutorials makes a charming and colorful ornament for your tree.
Here are three DIY creations for the spring holiday. Simple and fun to make, these crafts add a little color to Easter.
Basic charades gameplay, 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.
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.
"I'll stop wearing black when they make a darker color." Learn how to have the perfect Wednesday Addams costume for Halloween.
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!
Easter is a fun-filled time for children, as well as the most important festival in the Christian calendar. This article relates the pagan history of some Easter customs, how the focus on eggs at Easter started and continues, and describes some ancient Easter customs.
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.
Having a list of cosplay suggestions comes in handy when trying to come up with a costume idea on short notice.
You don't have to spend a lot of money to get your home ready for Christmas. I've collected a few tasteful and inexpensive holiday decoration ideas to help you get inspired, with photos and links to step-by-step instructions.
Why buy chocolate Easter eggs from the store when you can make your own amazing treats at home? When you have control over the Easter eggs that you make, they're much more special! Here's how.
Driving around looking at beautiful Christmas light displays is a fun pastime in Texas. This is a directory of some of the best.
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.
Appalachian traditions that include Christmas trees and natural decorations sprang from the mountains that range from lower New York all the way south to northern Georgia and Mississippi. Some of these forgotten tradition are making a welcomed comeback.
This article contains printable templates for several different easy Year of the Pig cards to craft. Each card has a picture of a pig, and the phrase "Happy New Year" is written in English, Mandarin, and pinyin.
Learn how to make beautiful, non-traditional Easter egg decorations that last long after all the jelly beans are gone. Get instructions for blowing out the eggs, silk dyeing, hand painting, and making decoupage hanging egg ornaments.
Decoration Day in the South has been celebrated for hundreds of years. Learn about the rituals and traditions of this holiday that may have inspired the modern-day observance of Memorial Day.
Haunted houses can be elaborate commercial ones, homemade basement events, or even set up at a campground. Big or small, all haunted houses need fresh ideas to scare the guests. Here you'll find many ideas!
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.
You might have heard about Sinterklaas. Not to be confused with Santa Claus. Sinterklaas is an old man that looks similar to Santa Claus but is definitely his own person. Every year he and his "Black Petes" get on their boat and come to the Netherlands. CW: Blackface.
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!
Want to give non candy treats on Halloween? Here are some great ideas for non food treats, along with display and packaging ideas.
Count down to Halloween with this list of 31 of the campiest scary movies ever made. All of these films are fun to watch and include just the right amount of gore.
Salem witches' faces really did turn green from severe physical punishments. Do you know what their broomsticks really represent? Green faces and broomsticks are not for children—rate them NC-17.
Find out the history of Black Friday and why it's called "black." You will be surprised to learn the simple reason.
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.
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.
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.
Groundhog Day is a holiday that is thousands of years old. What is its ancient meaning? Groundhog Day, the movie, delivers another spiritual message as well.
Every child's Halloween party should be full of imagination and fun. Here are some great, sometimes funny, sometimes creepy, Halloween games!
Music is part of many Thanksgiving celebrations. Sing God's praise with these new Thanksgiving songs by contemporary Christian music artists.
Different versions of Santa Claus and his companions including the real St Nicholas, Sinterklaas and Black Peter, Pelznickel, the Krampus, Ded Moroz and Old Father Christmas.
Learn how you can help those in need during the Christmas season or all year around. Great tips and information that will help you in your planning.
Do you want to color your Easter eggs naturally this year instead of using commercial food dyes for your shells? You probably have some ingredients around the house that will work to color eggs!
Tell the story of Jesus' death and resurrection with the help of objects inside 12 plastic eggs. My kids love this tradition, and my husband and I love that they are learning about Jesus!
Do you have bells in your craft room and have no idea what to do with them? Turn them into beautiful ornaments, wreaths, garlands, elves, and more!
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.
Build your own haunted maze this fall for Halloween. It's easy, creative, and fun! This article includes tips on materials, procedures, safety, and more.
The New Year's celebration in Russia is a unique event that encompasses more than just the marking of the new calendar year.
Learn to make an interactive Christmas Card that will be cherished for years to come. Great approach to turning store bought or self-made cards into more than just another card. Simple and fun!
I guarantee this day, a mother you know is faking a smile, hiding tears, or torturing herself by reading all the sappy callouts on social media about other wonderful mothers. She dreads this day every year. Don't t forget her or the other amazing women who played a positive role in your life.
Tutorials on how to create exceptional DIY Christmas ornaments out of items you have around the house.
Do you know all of the reindeer names? How about the 10th reindeer name? Join me on this fun adventure to learn all the names and to get an inside peek at all the reindeers' personalities.
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!
Autumn equinox is a celestial event and a pagan festival. Michaelmas is a Christian festival. Both occur in September and are connected to the harvest in some way.
While we give thanks for our family members, let us not neglect to express that thanks to them. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to give those proverbial flowers. Here are some ideas to inspire gratitude.
Every year, my family gets together to celebrate Halloween. Here are seven of our favorite Halloween party games and activities with instructions and pictures.
It's easy to lose sight of Christmas' religious significance. It might help to focus on a quote each day from the beginning of December to the holiday itself. Here are 25 quotes to feed our attentiveness to the true meaning of Christmas.
Some of the meanings and traditions of Christmas, from a secular family that loves the magic and wonder of the holiday.
Many people have never heard of the fun Halloween event "trunk or treat." Read on to learn more about a delightful evening full of chocolate, creativity, and contests!
The fascinating history and origin of Halloween. Trick or Treat, Jack-o-lanters, and Halloween itself.
Sharing a personal Psalm of Thanksgiving is just one impressive way to make the occasion special. Need some help? Psalm 100 makes a good sample.
"Midsummer," the Summer Solstice, is a very fun and light-hearted Sabbat on the Wiccan Wheel of the Year! Learn about correspondences, associations, and traditions to help you plan celebrations!
There are many kinds of celebrations in Britain, from royal to religious and from traditional to more modern. Learn more about this great country's rich and vibrant holidays.
Collection of original ideas for edible Mother's Day bouquets. Homemade edible gifts that are easy to make, inexpensive and look fantastic. .
July 4th is the most American of holidays. But, as familiar as it is, here are eleven things you may not know about Independence Day.
If you don't can't or don't want to carve a pumpkin, try these easy, inexpensive, and last-minute ideas for decorating real or artificial pumpkins. Get inspiration for what to do with your pumpkin. None of these ideas require carving or gutting a pumpkin.
Learn how to create indoor and outdoor topiaries with easy-to-follow directions. Designs include a Christmas Berry Topiary, a Christmas Ball Topiary, and an Evergreen Spiral Topiary, among others.
I've always loved this song and its message that I should give what I can to my Savior even if it isn't much. Recently, I learned that this song had another important message that I needed even more.
What should you do for the Pagan holiday Lughnasadh, a.k.a Lammas? Well, here's an article that's just full of ideas for you to help you plan your own celebration! Dig in!
In the spirit of the upcoming spooky holiday season, here are some great and easy DIY costumes for your dog this Halloween that hopefully won’t end up shredded on the floor.
Create a luxurious spa-like candlelight bubble bath experience to relax, unwind, indulge yourself and perhaps set a romantic mood for your partner. Follow these 10 steps to a perfect soak in the tub.
Need ideas for decorating your golf cart for St. Patrick's Day? Here are tips and examples to get you started. Decorated golf carts work great as parade floats.
Twig reindeer are adorable additions to any holiday display or Christmas tree. With a few craft supplies and twigs from your yard, learn how to make this cute reindeer pair for your home.
Do you celebrate Pagan Christmas traditions? Your first instinct would probably be to say 'No!', but you might be surprised. We can thank the Romans and Celts for most of our modern Christmas traditions.
Tutorial for making an easy and beautiful wreath out of inexpensive Christmas ball ornaments. Perfect for indoor or outdoor decorative wreaths.
The history and meaning of Dia de los Muertos come from a mixture of indigenous beliefs and Catholic traditions. This article explores the celebration of day of the dead not only in Mexico, but also Peru, Haiti and Brazil.
This easy holiday ornament is a great way to recycle or reuse your favorite seasonal greetings into decorations that you can enjoy for years to come. This project is also a fun activity for kids!
Learn everything there is to know about celebrating Christmas in Ireland from customs & traditions to festivities & Irish holiday fare.
Add a little fa-la-la-la to your holiday party with these Christmas songs—romantic, risqué, naughty, and just plain fun to sing along with. Mistletoe, Santa, and spiked eggnog not included.
Celebrate Halloween with this song list of spooktacular rock, pop, and country favorites. From haunting tales to fun sing-a-longs, this list includes both perennial favorites and lesser known tunes.
A special article for all of those who have lost their moms and are facing the dismal prospect of Mother's Day without her. Offering hope and consolation for this painful occasion.
Happy Independence Day messages, wishes, sayings, and greetings for family and friends, colleagues, clients, bosses, or employees that you can use to express your patriotic feelings.
Are you looking for something different in Christmas music this year? Celebrate the season with fresh, new offerings from contemporary Christian music artists.
This is a script for a seven-minute long Christmas puppet play for ages two to six. This play will require an animal puppet, an elf, jingle bells, a table, a tablecloth, and a chair.