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.
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 centuries-old tradition practiced at sunrise on the day Christ's resurrection continues to be observed today. Do you think the sun dances for His son on Easter morning?
Here are some messages, wishes, sayings, and greetings to share with others on Independence Day. They can be used in texts, cards, or social media posts for family, friends, colleagues, or bosses. Use them as-is or adapt and personalize them to create your own unique 4th of July greeting.
Australian Christmas songs are often playful, reflecting the humor of the land down under. Enjoy listening to the samples featured here. I've also provided the meanings behind some common Aussie slang terms to help you interpret the lyrics.
This article contains numerous examples of messages you can write in your wife or girlfriend's Valentine's Day card. Use these as inspiration to help you figure out the best sweet and romantic message to write to her on this special holiday of love.
Add some Christmas touches to your golf cart for riding around the course or in your golf-cart-friendly community. Go all-out with your decorating if you're going to be in the holiday parade.
Are you solo this Valentine's Day? Is your significant other out of town for the day? Whatever the reason, if you are going to be alone, here are 25 ideas to make the day special.
Easter is celebrated each year during the month of April. Where and when did it all begin? This article includes some background and fun facts about the holiday as well as a description of the Christian meaning of Easter with examples and illustrations.
Great facts and traditions about the American Flag, how to display it and dates when it is typically displayed.
Not in the mood to go out on New Year's Eve? Did your friends all bail out on you? Still want to have a good time? Find out how to have fun on December 31st on your own.
Many Americans spend holidays with their friends and family, enjoying food, parades, and games (both televised and otherwise). Though this country is still less than 250 years old, it has made up for its youth with an assortment of holidays.
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.
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!
First Father's Day gifts are so special. 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.
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.
This article contains over 20 easy, printable templates for pig crafts for Chinese New Year celebrations. Busy parents, librarians, and teachers can print these decorations for kids to use in crafts.
Here you'll find lots of interesting and fun facts and trivia about the magical and legendary Irish leprechaun fairy character. It's a great St. Patrick's Day topic for schoolkids and adult educators to learn from and enjoy.
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.
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.
Some of the meanings and traditions of Christmas, from a secular family that loves the magic and wonder of the holiday.
If you want to stay on the "nice" list, you'd better play nice and bring a great gift to your dirty Santa party! Check out our list of the 25 best dirty Santa/white elephant gift ideas under $25!
Learn about some common Chinese New Year business customs for those new to working with the Chinese. Everything begins with the auspicious colour of red.
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.
Every year around the Fourth of July, animal shelters across the United States take in many more dogs and cats than usual. Here are 7 easy ways you can keep your pets safe and comfortable when those fireworks go off.
We all learn about Saint Patrick's Day from the time we're little kids. From the beginning, we're cutting shamrocks from construction paper, wearing green, singing Irish songs, and (for some of us) drinking beer. But what do we really know about Saint Patrick and the holiday that bears his name?
Do you know a Wiccan mom? Maybe your own mom is Wiccan. If you're struggling with gift ideas for Mother's Day, consider some of these.
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.
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.
How do you plan to 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 here for everyone. Check out this article for ideas, recipes, and trivia.
The New Year's celebration in Russia is a unique event that encompasses more than just the marking of the new calendar year.
Have you ever made a May basket? They are fun and easy to make, and they bring joy to the neighborhood! Enjoy this forgotten tradition of welcoming Spring on May 1st!
There was always an assortment of candy in my Easter basket growing up, but what I remember even more fondly are the non-edible, experience-based gifts they contained. The following are some examples of non-candy items I have included in my own children's Easter baskets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Get personal this Valentines & win his heart by crafting special things like a bouquet of his favorite chocolate bars or a box filled with his favorite liquors.
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?
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.
This article is a series of reflections based on my experience on and around Easter 2020 during the height of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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.
While there are a number of traditional and formal holidays we celebrate. There are also a number of unofficial holidays that can make your March more fun. Celebrate some of these days and see how your mood improves and your days seem more enjoyable.
Each year, the 1st Friday in March is celebrated by Christians worldwide as a day of prayer, unity, and cooperation. Join us as we pray for peace, tolerance, and unity.
Flying flags, picnic dining, parades, patriotic songs, and fireworks are just a few of the ways that we celebrate the 4th of July in the U.S.
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.
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.
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!
Enjoy these rocking tunes from a Memorial Day playlist used for indoor cycling class. These songs will get your heart pumping and your holiday cookout off and running.
Christmas trees are a tradition in most homes and the White House is no exception. Beautiful trees decorated in unique themes chosen by the First Ladies are endearing to the public but also have stirred controversy, such as Melania Trump's red trees for Christmas 2018.
Love, not money, is the commodity with which to acquire these gifts for Father's Day. Fathers will enjoy them any day of the year. Celebrate Fathers Day without money, but with lots of homemade fun.
The BEST date ideas for Valentine's Day. You'll find creative, romantic, and fun Valentine's Day date ideas, plus gift ideas. You can also learn about the history of this holiday.
What are the most important Chinese New Year legends to know? Here are the top 5 myths and stories associated with the Lunar New Year.
Examples of sweet messages you can write in a card to show affection and gratitude to your mom on Mother’s Day.
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.
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.
This article presents 10 fun and interesting facts about Easter for kids and adults to discover and enjoy. Teachers and educators can use this as a starting resource page in the spring season.
Looking for something unique to say instead of "Merry Christmas?" Let us count the ways! This article lists more than 150 funny, sweet, clever, and sarcastic alternatives to this classic but overused holiday greeting.
Every year, my family gets together to celebrate Halloween. Here are seven of our favorite Halloween party games and activities with instructions and pictures.
Juneteenth is a holiday that celebrates the anniversary of the day Texas slaves learned of their freedom in 1865. This article discusses Juneteenth, the slow process of emancipation, and how one artist uses his work to keep the memory of Texas slaves' emancipation alive in the modern day.
Dive into this list of over 100 scary, spooky, and all-around fun Halloween vocabulary words to add some educational excitement to your family's celebration. These terms are great for charades, word-searches, scrambled-letter puzzles, crosswords, and more!
Take a look at what the annual haunted house exhibit looks like at the National Museum of Funeral History in Houston, Texas. Every year around Halloween, the museum opens its haunted house exhibit. It is spooky fun!
Learn everything there is to know about celebrating Christmas in Ireland from customs and traditions to festivities and Irish holiday fare.
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.
This is an easy picture frame craft for elementary-age students to make for their moms for Mother's Day or another special occasion. Younger children may need some help tracing, cutting, and folding.
What's the best way to show your mom that you care about her? I'd like to share 20 of my favorite ways to show my mom how much I care.
Looking for some Thanksgiving-themed words to use in vocabulary games with family and friends this holiday season? Check out this list of 100 Thanksgiving-related terms and phrases. These are perfect for charades, word-searches, crosswords, bingo, and more.
Black cats are the least likely to be adopted from shelters. Celebrate Black Cat Appreciation Day on August 17th to bring awareness to these beautiful and loyal pets.
Collection of original ideas for edible Mother's Day bouquets. Homemade edible gifts that are easy to make, inexpensive and look fantastic. .
The fascinating history and origin of Halloween. Trick or Treat, Jack-o-lanters, and Halloween itself.
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.
Although Easter is celebrated much the same everywhere, Honduras does Semana Santa in her own traditional and colorful way.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Review this New Year's trivia quiz to test your knowledge of the history and facts surrounding the New Year and New Year's Eve.
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!
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!
Chinese New Year in Singapore is always a dazzling display of lights, food, and auspicious well wishes.
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.
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.
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.
All over the world, humans celebrate the cycle of life: birth, adulthood, procreation, and death. However, death has always been of particular interest to people worldwide. How we deal with death is sometimes manifested through celebrations. This article will take a somewhat jaunty look at this.
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!
There are certain Thanksgiving Day traditions that families hold dear throughout America. Here are six of my favorites, from cranberry sauce to football.
Some children have food allergies, dietary sensitivities, or picky taste, and others simply aren't fond of sweets. This can make Halloween tricky. The following is a list of the miscellaneous items I have made, grown in the garden, or accumulated at sales that can be offered to trick-or-treaters.
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 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.
Don't toss those Christmas cards right after the holiday. There are dozens of ways to repurpose them. Save money and cut down on waste by using those cards again.
When the Pilgrims arrived in the New World, they were taught how to survive by the Indians, who had lived in the area for a very long time. However, at the time of contact, the world of the Native Americans was very complex and diverse.
Out of all four seasons, I believe fall is the best one. It really doesn't get much better than the constant family-time and perfect weather. Read on to learn why you should embrace the changes autumn brings.
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.
The 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.