"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!
Most people don’t want to be alone for the holidays. Here are some thoughtful ways you can reach out to people you know or suspect will spend the holidays alone.
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.
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.
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.
Every year, my family gets together to celebrate Halloween. Here are seven of our favorite Halloween party games and activities with instructions and pictures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Are you looking for something different in Christmas music this year? Celebrate the season with fresh, new offerings from contemporary Christian music artists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This article is filled with great, and sometimes gross, party snack ideas. Find recipes for appetizers, desserts, snacks, and party ideas for kids.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
In the spirit of the upcoming spooky holiday season, here are some great and easy DIY costumes for your dog this Halloween that hopefully won’t end up shredded on the floor.
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.
More than 220 versions of 'The Little Drummer Boy' have been released around the world since it was first composed in 1928. Learn about the history of this popular Christmas carol.
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.
Although Easter is celebrated much the same everywhere, Honduras does Semana Santa in her own traditional and colorful way.
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.
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.
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.
Tutorials on how to create exceptional DIY Christmas ornaments out of items you have around the house.
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!
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.
Every child's Halloween party should be full of imagination and fun. Here are some great, sometimes funny, sometimes creepy, Halloween games!
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.
Not everyone can watch horror movies. I love watching Halloween movies, but I hate horror movies. This list includes many good movies that can't be found in other Halloween movie lists.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Holiday crafts and decorating projects don't need to be fancy or expensive. This festive patchwork Christmas tree is made from magazine photos, glue, some simple trimmings, and some holiday spirit!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Looking for educational Thanksgiving activities for your kids? Read to find 5 fun craft ideas to help teach your kids all about the Thanksgiving holiday.
Here are some ideas on how to decorate the church for Christmas and Advent. Using the everyday materials of cardboard and acrylic house paint, our group transformed the worship space.
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.
The fascinating history and origin of Halloween. Trick or Treat, Jack-o-lanters, and Halloween itself.
Driving around looking at beautiful Christmas light displays is a fun pastime in Texas. This is a directory of some of the best.
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.
Here are some helpful tips to help you survive Christmas, from buying gifts to cleaning up after all the fun is over.
The Thanksgiving holiday has a long and storied history and has sparked many unique traditions. Here are 10 interesting fun facts about Thanksgiving.
Christmas is the busiest time of year. Remember to take time out to remember the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ.
Decorating ideas for a mad science-themed event with fun experiments. Great for Halloween, kids birthdays, or theme parties.
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.
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.
The New Year's celebration in Russia is a unique event that encompasses more than just the marking of the new calendar year.
Some of the meanings and traditions of Christmas, from a secular family that loves the magic and wonder of the holiday.
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.
Santa's "Elf on the Shelf" sidekick is back with funny Christmas gift ideas for kids of all ages. Here are 9 humorous holiday gag gift ideas for what to get kids, tweens, teens, and the young at heart.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great facts and traditions about the American Flag, how to display it and dates when it is typically displayed.
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.
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.
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!
Wearing a costume to work is a fun way to celebrate Halloween at the office, but it's important to follow a few simple guidelines when dressing up to ensure everyone at your workplace feels safe and respected.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
This article explores the origins of Halloween costumes as well as their social and religious significance throughout history.
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.
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.
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.
Examples of sweet messages you can write in a card to show affection and gratitude to your mom on Mother’s Day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Tutorial for making an easy and beautiful wreath out of inexpensive Christmas ball ornaments. Perfect for indoor or outdoor decorative wreaths.
A roundup of several printable templates for lucky red envelopes and bookmarks for kids to color, cut, and assemble for Year of the Rat—Chinese New Year.