Another in a series of articles about decorating the church for Christmas and Advent. Using the everyday materials of cardboard and acrylic house paint, our group transformed the worship space.
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.
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.
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.
One of the most important ethnic festivals in Singapore, Chinese New Year is a dazzling display of lights, food and auspicious well wishes.
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.
'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!
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!
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.
Learn everything there is to know about celebrating Christmas in Ireland from customs & traditions to festivities & Irish holiday fare.
The SMART system aims to help people achieve their goals, including their New Year's resolutions. Good goals are challenging but realistic and are measurable.
Skyrim costumes can be made easily from common materials. All it takes is a little inspiration and imagination.
Easter is celebrated by many people all over the world in many different ways! Learn about a special Easter tradition and the origins that gave way to the entire holiday.
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?
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.
Your Christmas tree isn't complete without this cute cardinal ornament! This polymer clay bird is sitting in its nest a top a bell, waiting to celebrate the holidays and ring in the new year.
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...
The Pilgrims were not the first to celebrate Thanksgiving in America and this holiday's traditions have continued to evolve since the Pilgrims.
Don't fall into the trap of pouring bucket-loads of chocolate into plastic eggs, consider alternatives to candy in your child's Easter basket.
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.
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.
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.
The fascinating history and origin of Halloween. Trick or Treat, Jack-o-lanters, and Halloween itself.
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.
June may be the month when Father's Day, the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere and the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere occur, but there are a bunch of other fun holidays that you can celebrate this month, as well.
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.
Discover non-alcoholic drink ideas perfect for children, family, designated drivers, and anyone else wanting to have a little fun on St. Patrick's Day.
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.
What is the origin of April Fool's Day? What is the meaning of tomfoolery and other fool-ish things? What are some common proverbs and sayings about fools?
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!
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.
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.
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.
Mother’s Day is celebrated the world over. What is the history of the holiday and how has it changed over the years? What are some famous quotes abut mothers?
Driving around looking at beautiful Christmas light displays is a fun pastime in Texas. This is a directory of some of the best.
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.
Tis the season to be festive, but you're just burnt out. We all have those years. Don't worry about elaborate altars or casting circles; try these ideas for your holiday.
Do you want to teach your children the meaning of Christmas? Here are good resources and an advent plan to use with small children.
Tutorial for making an easy and beautiful wreath out of inexpensive Christmas ball ornaments. Perfect for indoor or outdoor decorative wreaths.
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...
Two versions of a play for children (ages 5-10) that tells the folk tale of the race that determined Chinese zodiac animals. Has printable props for the children.
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.
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.
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.
Find out the history of Black Friday and just why it's "Black". You will be surprised to learn the simple reason.
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.
Crisscrossed ribbons will bring an elegant look to your Christmas tree, and surprisingly, it's probably a lot simpler than you think.
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!
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!
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.
Christmas is the busiest time of year. Remember to take time out to remember the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ.
Contains easy, printable coloring page templates for Year of the Dog for Chinese New Year units and celebrations. These sheets contain Chinese characters along with pinyin transliterations.
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.
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.
Hanukkah is Chanukah is Hannukah is Chanukkah. The holiday is spelled different ways but the festival celebrates two miracles in Jewish history.
First Father's Day gifts are so special. They mark one moment in time. The new or soon-to-be dad deserves an awesome gift to celebrate the occasion. Look here for some of the best and coolest Father's Day gifts for new dads.
Most people don’t want to be alone for the holidays. When you reach out to them, it is usually appreciated, although they may not verbalize it. Here are some thoughtful ways you can reach out to people you know or suspect will spend the holidays alone.
July is the month of summer vacations and lazy days. Add some extra fun to your month by celebrating some of these crazy holidays with your friends and family.
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.
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.
If you have thought that August has no holidays, here is a pleasant surprise. The month is full of days to celebrate, from the well-known to the bizarre.
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.
Great facts and traditions about the American Flag, how to display it and dates when it is typically displayed.
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!
May might be the month that Mother's Day is in but there are plenty of other holidays, as well. Celebrate these fun days in May for a great break from the ordinary.
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.
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.
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.
Being a mom isn't easy. Being a daughter isn't easy. Find valuable advice for moms and daughters in these letters, not only for Mother's Day but for every day.
The True Meaning of Christmas - some of the meanings and traditions from a secular family that loves the magic and wonder of Christmas.
Creatively presented Easter desserts and appetizers. Fabulous food ideas to help you jazz up a spring or Easter party.
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.
Although Easter is celebrated much the same everywhere, Honduras does Semana Santa in her own traditional and colorful way.
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.
The history and origins of Christmas is neither plain nor clear, but much can be found with patience. One researcher's conclusions.
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.
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!
Christmas is filled with all kinds of traditions; but where do they come from, and what do they mean?
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!
Tutorials on how to create exceptional Christmas ornaments out of items you have around the house. Beautiful DIY holiday ornaments.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Is Santa Claus real? This is a question on every young child's mind and dilemma for many a parent. But why destroy the fun and magic of Christmas in the interest of total transparency?
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.
Look here to find some really cool, creative, and unique presents for the nerdy father in your life. The gift ideas come in a range of prices and subjects.
April is filled with a lot of crazy and fun holidays to celebrate. This article discusses several zany holidays you can look forward to observing in April. It also includes some simple stress relief techniques and three PB&J recipes in honor of National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day.
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.
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.
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.
Using the Cards Template in Microsoft Word, you can quickly and easily create a custom card for that awesome father in your family. Whether it's for your own dad, your husband, your brother, or your son, use these steps to create a personalized card for them!