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  • Haunted houses can be elaborate commercial ones, homemade basement events, or even at a campground. Big or small, all 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 Allain71

  • 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.

    Twelve Christmas Traditions With Pagan Origins

    Twelve Christmas Traditions With Pagan Origins

    by Expat Mamasita18

  • 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.

    Terror in Toyland:  Why Are Kids Scared of Santa?

    Terror in Toyland: Why Are Kids Scared of Santa?

    by FlourishAnyway80

  • Appalachian traditions that include Christmas Trees and natural decorations sprang from the mountains that ranger 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

  • Get ideas to streamline storing away all the Christmas decorations. Take good care of all your special items.

    Storing Away Christmas

    Storing Away Christmas

    by Virginia Allain0

  • 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.

    Best Children's Picture Books About Trees for Arbor Day and Earth Day

    Best Children's Picture Books About Trees for Arbor Day and Earth Day

    by Carolyn Augustine2

  • 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

  • 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.

    How to Craft Beautiful  Egg Ornaments You Can Keep Forever

    How to Craft Beautiful Egg Ornaments You Can Keep Forever

    by Sherry Hewins52

  • Although Easter is celebrated much the same everywhere, Honduras does Semana Santa in her own traditional and colorful way.

    Easter Traditions in Honduras

    Easter Traditions in Honduras

    by Lew Marcrum0

  • Horror quotes are like a secret language to hardcore fans of the genre. They use the creepy sayings quite often even though people who rarely watch horror never get it.

    Creepy Quotes and Scary Sayings

    Creepy Quotes and Scary Sayings

    by Don29

  • 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!

    44 Best Jingle Bell Craft Ideas

    44 Best Jingle Bell Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer5

  • I used to think that New Year's resolutions were destined to fail and didn't work. That's why I never made them. This year, I'm doing something different. I've been contemplating my resolutions for several months and I'm ready not just to kick off the new year, but kick off a new lifestyle.

    Why New Year's Resolutions Are Good to Make

    Why New Year's Resolutions Are Good to Make

    by Layne Holmes6

  • 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.

    City of Masks - The Carnival of Venice

    City of Masks - The Carnival of Venice

    by Nell Rose62

  • 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!

    Ideas for Celebrating Peace Day

    Ideas for Celebrating Peace Day

    by Cynthia Calhoun19

  • 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.

    Polish Easter Traditions From Babka to Polish Easter Eggs (Pisanki)

    Polish Easter Traditions From Babka to Polish Easter Eggs (Pisanki)

    by Stephanie Henkel28

  • 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

  • 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.

    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

  • These Christmas wishes provide ideas to make Christmas cards extra special. Take the opportunity to send a message with meaning, whether it be funny or inspiring.

    Christmas Messages to Write in Cards

    Christmas Messages to Write in Cards

    by Blake Flannery33

  • 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?

    10 Fascinating Saint Patrick's Day Facts

    10 Fascinating Saint Patrick's Day Facts

    by George Johnson6

  • Stockings are the best part of Christmas morning for some people in my family. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The No-Gift Christmas is an effort to teach my children value in all of the wonders and opportunities that life gives them in relationships, nature, the seasons, activity, helping others, and the sheer power of their imagination.

    The No-Gift Christmas

    The No-Gift Christmas

    by Victoria Van Ness4

  • These excerpts from Christmas lyrics by Caribbean singer/songwriters are from the secular part of their celebration. The common theme is contentment with and pride in what is distinctly Caribbean.

    Christmas Lyrics and Laughs From the Caribbean

    Christmas Lyrics and Laughs From the Caribbean

    by Dora Weithers57

  • I guarantee that a mother you know is faking a smile, hiding her tears, or sitting in her silent home, dreading this day beyond words. Let's not forget them or those amazing women throughout our lives who have taught us what our own mothers didn't or couldn't.

    Five Thoughts About Mother's Day and Why It Needs to Go Away

    Five Thoughts About Mother's Day and Why It Needs to Go Away

    by Debra Roberts30

  • 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

  • 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. Smith21

  • 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.

    Remembering to Thank Family Members at Thanksgiving

    Remembering to Thank Family Members at Thanksgiving

    by Dora Weithers88

  • If you want to stay on the 'nice' list, you best play nice and bring a great gift to your Dirty Santa party! Check out our list of the best 25 Dirty Santa Gift Ideas under $25!

    25 Dirty Santa Gift Ideas Under $25

    25 Dirty Santa Gift Ideas Under $25

    by Tatiana10

  • 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

  • Valentine's Day is always a fun holiday to celebrate with those we love. This article highlights a tradition that I started in our home a few years ago, and it's a favorite with both my kids and husband. It's easy to throw together and doesn't cost a lot.

    Valentine's Day Ideas for Kids and Your Special Someone

    Valentine's Day Ideas for Kids and Your Special Someone

    by Lisa Bean0

  • 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

  • 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 Kyle38

  • 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.

    Short Christmas Quotes and Sayings for Cards

    Short Christmas Quotes and Sayings for Cards

    by Marie13

  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has been a Christmas staple for almost a century. This is the story of how Rudolph's modest origins as a simple store give-away in 1939 became a Christmas classic.

    The Origin of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    The Origin of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    by Chuck Nugent55

  • We all have tried and failed to implement a New Year's resolution. Let's be easier and kinder to ourselves and not make them impossible to keep. Here are 9 simple resolutions to try this New Year's or anytime!

    9 Simple and Unique New Year's Resolutions

    9 Simple and Unique New Year's Resolutions

    by Jessica B0

  • Tutorials on how to create exceptional Christmas ornaments out of items you have around the house. Beautiful DIY holiday ornaments.

    Tree-Worthy DIY Christmas Ornaments

    Tree-Worthy DIY Christmas Ornaments

    by iZeko0

  • 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 Odenthal24

  • 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.

    How to Build a Model Sukkah | Sukkot Craft for Kids

    How to Build a Model Sukkah | Sukkot Craft for Kids

    by Brainy Bunny22

  • Christmas carols are a part of the classic tradition of Christmas. The origins of some of these merry tunes are intriguing and mysterious in their creation.

    Origins of Popular Christmas Carols

    Origins of Popular Christmas Carols

    by Deborah Minter0

  • 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.

    20 Fabulous Halloween Food Ideas

    20 Fabulous Halloween Food Ideas

    by iZeko0

  • 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 Neyens75

  • More than 220 versions of The Little Drummer Boy have been released around the world since it was first composed in 1928. After some some show biz hanky-panky in the 1940's-50's 'Carol of the Drum' (original title) became a huge hit as the' Little Drummer Boy' - in the early 60's. Since then artists as varied as Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Cranberries and Bing Crosby - even Marlene Dietrich have sung this popular Christmas carol.

    History of Christmas Carols: Little Drummer Boy

    History of Christmas Carols: Little Drummer Boy

    by Penelope Hart16

  • This article will describe how a team of three people created a striking display for our church for Easter. The materials required for this project are quite affordable. This project was fun and demanding and was a gift offered to our church to aid our celebration of the resurrection of our Lord.

    How to Create a Butterfly Display for Easter

    How to Create a Butterfly Display for Easter

    by Dbro2

  • 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

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