Do you want to teach your children the meaning of Christmas? Here are good resources and an advent plan to use with small children.
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.
Mango Peanut Butter Valentine's Heart Dessert is a no bake but easy and delicious fruity mango dessert for two people. It has only five ingredients.
Ghouls and goblins the witching hour is here, don your baking hats and dust off that caulrdon to whip up creeptastic treats for all !
Are you looking for something different in Christmas music this year? Celebrate the season with fresh, new offerings from contemporary Christian music artists.
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.
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.
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.
For a heartfelt personalized Valentine's Day treat, try making these conversation heart petit fours. They are delicious bite-sized treats that everyone will love!
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!
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.
One of the most important ethnic festivals in Singapore, Chinese New Year is a dazzling display of lights, food and auspicious well wishes.
Contains over 25 easy, printable templates for dog crafts for Chinese New Year celebrations. Busy teachers, librarians, and parents can print these decorations for kids.
Valentine's Day is typically marketed to men, encouraging them to do more for their wives on February 14th. Why should women be excluded? Men need love, too. Read on to find out how to love your man.
The history and origins of Christmas is neither plain nor clear, but much can be found with patience. One researcher's conclusions.
The origins of figgy pudding date back to medieval England. At that time it was not a dessert, but a method of preserving meats for the winter months.
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.
New Year's celebration in Russia is a unique event that encompasses more than just the marking of the new calendar year.
Kissing under a sprig of mistletoe is an old winter tradition. Here are some thoughts about the origin and meaning of this custom.
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.
Some Celtic people may or may not be making crop circles in the middle of the night, but Celts and their descendants have surely made outstanding films to enjoy on St. Patrick's Day.
Trick-or-treaters who beg at your door on Halloween hoping for a donation of candy might be surprised to be offered soul cakes instead. But by offering them, you would be observing ancient traditions.
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.
Collecting Harold Gale Santas is a way to get into the Christmas Spirit. The 15 inch Santa Claus made in 1957 was the first item Harold Gale ever aimed at Christmas shoppers.
This site contains printable templates for 19 different easy Year of the Dog cards to craft. Each has picture of a dog and "Happy New Year" written in English and Mandarin Chinese.
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.
New Year's Day arrives on different dates in the world, according to the culture in which it is celebrated. You might like to celebrate more than one!
Holla Mohalla is a unique Sikh festival held annually at Sri Anandpur Sahib, India. It is a big event for Sikhs around the world and also marks the beginning of the Sikh New Year.
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.
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!
As the older generation passes on and the younger one grows up, when and how does responsibility shift for hosting family gatherings?
Tutorial for making an easy and beautiful wreath out of inexpensive Christmas ball ornaments. Perfect for indoor or outdoor decorative wreaths.
Every child's halloween party should be full of imagination and fun. Here are some great, sometimes funny, sometimes creepy, Halloween Games!
What are you agreeing to when someone asks, "Will you be my Valentine?" What do you do when someone demands, "Be mine?" Find out what these sentences actually mean by analyzing their syntactical form.
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!
Convenient collection of 20 wassail recipes. Most use apple juice or cider as a base. Unusual recipes use Red Hot candies or black pepper. Some include wine, rum, sherry, brandy, and whiskey.
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.
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, but recently I learned this song had another important message that I needed even more.
The True Meaning of Christmas - some of the meanings and traditions from a secular family that loves the magic and wonder of Christmas.
Use two round cake pans and a loaf pan to make an easy snowman-shaped cake. It's simple to make, and your kids will have tons of fun decorating it.
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?
Learn everything there is to know about celebrating Christmas in Ireland from customs & traditions to festivities & Irish holiday fare.
Easter is a fun-filled time for children, as well as a Christian festival. Here's how the focus on eggs at Easter started and continues.
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.
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!
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.
Want to dress like Lara Croft for Halloween, cosplay, or a costume party? In this article you will find tips on how to achieve Lara's signature look.
Count down to Halloween with a list of 31 of the campiest scary movies ever made. All of these films are fun to watch, without being too serious.
There are many kinds of celebrations in Britain - from royal to religious and from traditional to more modern. This great country has been around for almost 1,000 years and has had influences before that, all helping to make rich and vibrant...
Valentine's Day has become increasingly commercialized and people feel pressured to spend big. Do your kids a favor by showing them love is best shown through actions, not money.
A new year is a great opportunity to redesign your life. Provided are 100 questions to help you design what is most important to you in the new year.
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.
'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!
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.
Christmas is filled with all kinds of traditions; but where do they come from, and what do they mean?
The Christmas holiday is a special, magical time of year. I've searched out some wonderful images that perfectly conjure up that warm, cosy feeling of anticipation and celebration...
Nothing is more delectable than the smell of yeast bread baking. Here are two great sweet bread recipes: Russian Easter Bread is finer grained with the traditional candied fruit and Polish Babka, a lighter raisin bread.
Christmas comes around only once a year, but making Christmas jewelry trees can be made all year long. Then when Christmas does come, they make great gifts and decorations for your own home.
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 reindeer personalities.
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.
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.
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.
Step-by-step instructions on how to make an easy, inexpensive, and cute snowman gift bag that can be used over and over. It’s fast and wastes less than traditional wrapping paper.
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!
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.
The holidays are so much fun and they give us an amazing chance to express our creativity and our imaginations. What better way to really get into the holidays than with your kids!
Although Easter is celebrated much the same everywhere, Honduras does Semana Santa in her own traditional and colorful way.
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.
Here are some helpful tips to help you survive Christmas, from buying gifts to cleaning up after all the fun is over.
This cute cat ornament is a cheery addition to any Christmas tree and fun to personalize for gift-giving. My tutorial includes all the directions and templates for making your own festive ornament!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 & Celts for most of our modern Christmas traditions.
Trans Siberian Orchestra's music has popped up around the world synchronized with home Christmas lights. Enjoy this collection of 12 songs with amazing Christmas light displays.
Groundhog Day is a holiday that is thousands of years old. What is it's ancient meaning? Groundhog Day, the movie, delivers another spiritual message, as well.
This is a special recipe my family uses every year. We like to make our holiday bread the 'old fashioned' way and infuse it with a special ingredient you can't get at the store: magic!
I love Christmas music and somehow I narrowed it down to my ten favorite Christmas songs. I found it interesting to see where these songs came from and the history behind them.
Easy, inexpensive, and last-minute ideas for decorating real or artificial pumpkins. Get inspiration for what to do with your pumpkin. All ideas don't require carving or gutting pumpkin.
Avoid awkward situations at your St. Patrick's Day Party with these wonderful non-alcoholic drinks for your nondrinking friends. In fact, everyone will likely be pleased by a few of them. Add alcohol if you like.
The fascinating history and origin of Halloween. Trick or Treat, Jack-o-lanters, and Halloween itself.
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.
In the Victorian Era, ideas of Pilgrims, women, and turkeys at Plymouth were created by one widow in her ladies' magazine. Her 40 years of campaigning changed Thanksgiving for the next 150 years.
This article is filled with great, and sometimes gross, party snack ideas. Find recipes for appetizers, desserts, snacks, and party ideas for kids.
To be honest, I have no idea (I don't know her...) but my friends might be able to give you one. Read on if you're clueless about what to give or get your wife for Valentine's Day!
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!