Origins, customs, and facts about the Dragon Boat Festival. One of the four most important festivals each year for the Chinese.
Often falling around the same time as the Jewish Passover, the day to celebrate Easter is determined very uniquely.
A very brief history of Memorial Day plus 23 inspiring Memorial Day quotes to honor our fallen heroes.
This article explores the possibilities of using simple materials to create beautiful and meaningful decorations for the church for Lent and Easter. This project was inexpensive and easy to create, which makes it a good option for congregations of any size.
Finding the ideal Mother's Day gift can be challenging, especially when your mother or grandmother doesn't suggest something specific they want or need. Here are five ways you can give your time instead of something material.
This is my experience-based guide to creating a more practical Easter basket for your child.
March 2nd is National Read Across America Day. Celebrate the joy of reading with your children this month and all year long with these 10 fun ideas!
It can be challenging to host a family holiday from afar. These suggestions and resources will help your virtual Passover gathering go smoothly.
Make the most of Saint Patrick's Day with authentic Irish quotes, sayings, and drinking toasts!
Starting with National Shortbread Day on January 6th and ending with National Cookie Day on December 4th, this article discusses 10 national holidays devoted to celebrating cookies.
With Christmas just around the corner, many people feel the financial blues when they think about all of the gifts they need to purchase for friends and family. The current economy has left many people with less money to spend on gifts than they’re used to having during the holiday season.
February 5th is World Nutella Day. This article includes celebration ideas, fun facts, a short history lesson, and a decadent homemade Nutella babka recipe with a step-by-step photo tutorial.
Running out of time and still don't know what to give your significant other? I have got you covered with these four simple DIY gift ideass.
Carnivals are known for their music, costumes, dance, and debauchery, and no two celebrations are alike. This article seven of the most spectacular Carnivals around the world.
Want to celebrate Valentine's Day but don't have a wad of cash to spend? You don't have to break the bank to let your partner know you love them. There are plenty of things you can do together that are either super cheap or totally free.
Typically, Easter egg hunts involve children exploring aimlessly to find hidden eggs. This year, why not create formal clues to add a scavenger-hunt element to the event?
This article shares some healthy options for filling plastic Easter eggs and hiding them for your children. Skip the candy and let your children have some healthy fun.
January 30th is a National Croissant Day in the United States. This article includes celebration ideas, fun facts, and a delectable homemade croissant recipe with a step-by-step photo tutorial.
Spread some love around this Valentine's Day with these easy, DIY cards.
More than just ordinary Christmas decorations, Chrismons are a white and gold ornaments crafted to resemble ancient religious symbols. This article discusses 24 Chrismon ornaments and examines their meanings.
It's difficult to keep to your resolutions. Most of us don't. This article is all about choosing a realistic resolution and sticking with it to get results.
Follow along with this guide for a quick and easy way to safely preserve and store your synthetic Christmas tree.
New Year's is the most important event of the holiday season for the Japanese. Read about what New Year's is like in Japan, why it is so important and how it differs from the traditions of the West.
Bring the outdoors indoors this Christmas with rustic and sustainable Decorations.
Running out of time to buy Christmas cards? Learn how to make a fun, DIY Christmas cactus greeting card with just a few simple, inexpensive materials.
The legend of Santa Claus has gone through a number of iterations. How did a much-loved fourth-century Greek bishop morph into the "right jolly old elf" we know today?
The Christmas songs, films, and stories of today often sanitize and embellish the story of Christ's birth, but in reality, it was a humble and crude affair. God often shows His glory in the most humble of circumstances.
December 17th is National Maple Syrup Day in the United States. This article includes celebration ideas, scrumptious inspiration photos, fun facts, and even an original pancake recipe. Happy National Maple Syrup Day!
Whether it's been a great year or a crummy one, many of us experience more stress than usual around the holidays, so I wanted to share some easy ways we can lift our moods. stress-relief isn't "one size fits all," but sometimes, small things can boost our spirit and help us feel better.
There are many ways to collect and wear antique and vintage Christmas Jewelry. This article discusses the many types of Christmas jewelry, the companies that create it, common themes, display options, and value. Photos of pieces from my personal collection are also included.
When were candy canes invented? How did they become a part of Christmas? Are they religious symbols or just sweet and minty treats used to decorate Christmas trees?
Many people sing "Joy to the World" during the holidays, but few know the origin of the song or how it came to be a popular Christmas carol.
Learn how to spend special occasions alone and still enjoy them. There are many things you can do to celebrate and get everything and more out of your birthday, New Year's Eve, and other holidays. With these fun tips, you'll be alone but not lonely.
I love crafting my own Christmas gifts, and this year, the folks on my list will be receiving these cute, easy-to-make candy cane Santa sleds. If you'd like to make some sleds of your own, follow along with these step-by-step instructions and process photos.
Get in the spirit of the holidays by crafting this adorable little snowman! This is a timeless handmade decoration that your family will adore for years to come.
November 5th is National Donut Day in the United States! This article includes celebration ideas, scrumptious donut photos, fun facts, and a raspberry jam-filled donut recipe with a step-by-step photo tutorial.
This article includes 10 printable project sheets plus a variety of graphics to use in making crafts for the Year of the Ox, Chinese New Year. Use these easy and inexpensive ideas to celebrate the Chinese New Year with children or students.
I don't know about you, but I never get tired of Christmas songs that celebrate the birth of Jesus. In this article, I list my 10 favorites (videos included) and provide some background information about each.
This article shares ideas for making Thanksgiving more festive and less lonely when you are celebrating by yourself or with only those in your household. Holidays may look different some years, but we can find ways to enjoy them just the same.
This article lists five simple tips to simplify your Christmas shopping this year. Start with a plan and begin as early as you can. Pick out a day to do the majority of your shopping. Keep a list of the people that you want to buy gifts for and stores that you can get them in.
This article includes templates for printable Year-of-the-Ox envelopes that children can color and put together to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
This article includes six printable activity sheets to help children learn about the Year of the Ox in the Chinese zodiac. Children can learn to write the character for ox, draw pictures, and read a brief fact sheet.
This article contains two easy-to-use printable templates for lantern crafts that children can make for the Chinese New Year (Year of the Ox).
Stressed about getting a costume together in time for Halloween? Don't worry! Just grab a spare cardboard box from the garage, attic, or local store, and you can create a personalized, unique costume just in time.
This article includes an original poem I wrote about Halloween as well as some Halloween history and some information about how the holiday is celebrated in Australia.