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  • 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.

    How to Play Halloween Charades

    How to Play Halloween Charades

    by Candace Bacon7

  • 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.

    18 Ideas to Decorate Your Home for Christmas on a Budget

    18 Ideas to Decorate Your Home for Christmas on a Budget

    by Jamie Brock78

  • Thanksgiving Dinner was a big deal when I was growing up. I’m going to share recipes for family Thanksgiving favorites such as potato salad, baked mac & cheese, sweet potato pie, and banana pudding.

    Thanksgiving Southern Family Feast Recipes

    Thanksgiving Southern Family Feast Recipes

    by rmcrayne28

  • 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 Cramer49

  • Throwing a Halloween party isn't hard, but throwing a GREAT Halloween party? Now that takes effort! Read on to find out how to throw the perfect spooky party for your guests.

    How to Throw a Halloween Party

    How to Throw a Halloween Party

    by John Bullock1

  • Are you looking for something different in Christmas music this year? Celebrate the season with fresh, new offerings from contemporary Christian music artists.

    10 Contemporary Christian Christmas Songs

    10 Contemporary Christian Christmas Songs

    by Annette R. Smith23

  • 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.

    Happy Independence Day Messages, Wishes, and Quotes for July 4th

    Happy Independence Day Messages, Wishes, and Quotes for July 4th

    by Oyewole Folarin11

  • One of the spooky traditions of Halloween is to decorate the house full of haunts and tricks! Here are three DIY Halloween crafts that are easy to make.

    3 Fun and Spooky Halloween Crafts

    3 Fun and Spooky Halloween Crafts

    by Deborah Minter0

  • These ideas for how to keep Christ in Christmas explain the meaning of the Christmas symbols, wreaths, and colors, the Christian symbolism of candy canes, and how you can all give Christian meaning to holiday activities.

    Ten Ideas for How to Keep Christ in Christmas

    Ten Ideas for How to Keep Christ in Christmas

    by Dora Weithers61

  • 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

  • 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.

    White House Christmas Trees: Special Themes Selected by the First Lady

    White House Christmas Trees: Special Themes Selected by the First Lady

    by Thelma Raker Coffone10

  • For some people in my family, stockings are the best part of Christmas morning. My kids loved them when they were little, and that's still the first thing they look for now that they are grown.

    Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Adults

    Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Adults

    by Sherry Hewins6

  • 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.

    100 Reflection Questions to Help Guide Your New Year's Resolutions

    100 Reflection Questions to Help Guide Your New Year's Resolutions

    by Carly Sullens14

  • 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.

    List of British (UK) Holidays and Celebrations

    List of British (UK) Holidays and Celebrations

    by Holiday Girl36

  • 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.

    List of Holidays and Celebrations in the USA

    List of Holidays and Celebrations in the USA

    by Holiday Girl25

  • 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.

    Dreading Mother's Day? 5 Reasons It Needs to Be Gone for Good

    Dreading Mother's Day? 5 Reasons It Needs to Be Gone for Good

    by Debra Roberts30

  • 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 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.

    Lots of Fun Leprechaun Facts for Kids

    Lots of Fun Leprechaun Facts for Kids

    by Marie0

  • November 8th is National Cappuccino Day! Who doesn’t love to kick off the day with a cup of rich espresso, steamed milk, and a smooth layer of foam on top? I know I do!

    What Is National Cappuccino Day?

    What Is National Cappuccino Day?

    by Liza4

  • Halloween, in its various forms, has been around for many centuries—especially in Northern Europe, where it originated. Here are ten fun facts that you might not know about the popular fall holiday.

    Ten Fun Facts About Halloween

    Ten Fun Facts About Halloween

    by Harry Nielsen0

  • 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

  • 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!

    100+ Spooky Halloween Vocabulary Words for Kids

    100+ Spooky Halloween Vocabulary Words for Kids

    by Candace Bacon11

  • 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 Neyens76

  • 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.

    Celebrating Chinese New Year in Singapore

    Celebrating Chinese New Year in Singapore

    by Kuan Leong Yong4

  • 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!

    101+ Ideas to Create a Scary Haunted House

    101+ Ideas to Create a Scary Haunted House

    by Virginia Allain61

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  • Tips for streamlining the sending of Christmas cards, save money, and time. You might even decide to give them up entirely. Here are the pros and cons of that.

    How to Save Money on Christmas Cards

    How to Save Money on Christmas Cards

    by Virginia Allain3

  • 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.

    Christmas Messages to Write in Holiday Greeting Cards

    Christmas Messages to Write in Holiday Greeting Cards

    by Blake Flannery33

  • 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!

    44 Best Jingle Bell Craft Ideas

    44 Best Jingle Bell Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer5

  • 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.

    The Hidden Religious Message in The Little Drummer Boy

    The Hidden Religious Message in The Little Drummer Boy

    by Rebecca Young4

  • 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.

    How to Enjoy Being Alone on Thanksgiving

    How to Enjoy Being Alone on Thanksgiving

    by Roberta Kyle40

  • 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.

    Popular Christmas Traditions in Appalachia

    Popular Christmas Traditions in Appalachia

    by Patty Inglish MS9

  • 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 KRC153

  • 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.

    How to Build a Haunted Maze for Halloween

    How to Build a Haunted Maze for Halloween

    by Michelle36

  • Learn more about the best tree species to use as a Christmas tree this holiday season.

    Types of Christmas Trees

    Types of Christmas Trees

    by L Sarhan2

  • El Dia de los Muertos and All Souls' Day share a common theme and date, and both are becoming more popular by the year. Here I discuss a public celebration of these two events that my wife and I attended in Tubac, Arizona.

    Attending an All Souls Day Festival in Tubac Arizona

    Attending an All Souls Day Festival in Tubac Arizona

    by Chuck Nugent4

  • 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

  • How do you make awesome handmade Christmas tree ornaments on a budget? This article includes step-by-step instructions for making Christmas tree decorations and ornaments with air-dry clay. They are budget-friendly, and the kids can personalize them with their name and the date.

    How to Make Christmas Tree Decorations With Clay

    How to Make Christmas Tree Decorations With Clay

    by L M Reid33

  • 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

  • Veterans Day is a federal holiday that many people take for granted and may not truly understand. Here is a brief history of the holiday and some golden nuggets of information that you may not have thought about.

    Veterans Day: History and Information

    Veterans Day: History and Information

    by Chris Samhain0

  • 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 Odenthal29

  • Thanksgiving is one of the most beloved holidays of the year. It allows people to take a break, relax, and spend time with loved ones. In this article, I lay out four tips help you live in the moment and reduce stress.

    Four Ways to Be More Present This Thanksgiving

    Four Ways to Be More Present This Thanksgiving

    by Mackenzie W1

  • 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

  • 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!

    Christmas in France: Traditions & Customs

    Christmas in France: Traditions & Customs

    by Melanie Shebel39

  • How do you make Christmas-themed rock decorations with decoupage art? Napkins, glue, and rocks are all you need to make these holiday decorations. They can be placed around the Christmas tree and also make great gifts.

    How to Make Christmas Ornaments With Decoupage Rocks

    How to Make Christmas Ornaments With Decoupage Rocks

    by L M Reid8

  • 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 from Santa fast enough.

    Terror in Toyland:  Why Are Kids Scared of Santa?

    Terror in Toyland: Why Are Kids Scared of Santa?

    by FlourishAnyway80

  • 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!

    So, You Want to Paint Holiday Windows?

    So, You Want to Paint Holiday Windows?

    by Maria Burgess115

  • 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.

    Memorial Day Playlist for a Cookout or Workout

    Memorial Day Playlist for a Cookout or Workout

    by Marcelle Bell4

  • This article explores the origins of Halloween costumes as well as their social and religious significance throughout history.

    The History of Halloween Costumes

    The History of Halloween Costumes

    by Larry Slawson28

  • 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.

    Top 5 Chinese New Year Legends

    Top 5 Chinese New Year Legends

    by Kuan Leong Yong2

  • 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.

    No-Carve Halloween Pumpkins: Quick Pumpkin Decoration Ideas

    No-Carve Halloween Pumpkins: Quick Pumpkin Decoration Ideas

    by Heather Rode28

  • 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.

    City of Masks: The Carnival of Venice

    City of Masks: The Carnival of Venice

    by Nell Rose62

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  • Christmas cactus decorations are cute but can be expensive to purchase. Why not make your own decorative Christmas cactus with materials you already have at home? This craft is fun, easy, and a whole lot cheaper than purchasing the Amazon alternative.

    How to Make Your Own Festive Christmas Cactus Decoration

    How to Make Your Own Festive Christmas Cactus Decoration

    by Alyssa6

  • 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.

    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

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