The National Christmas Tree at the White House in Washington, D.C., has been a holiday tradition since 1923. Learn about its history, decorations and where you can see the National Christmas Tree!
Every child's halloween party should be full of imagination and fun. Here are some great, sometimes funny, sometimes creepy, Halloween Games!
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 filled with great, and sometimes gross, party snack ideas. Find recipes for appetizers, desserts, snacks, and party ideas for kids.
Enrich your Christmas spirit by celebrating Advent, four weeks leading up to Christmas & a time of penitence & hope. Calendars, colors & candles enrich the season.
You can have an attractive present without splurging big bucks on elaborate bows, decorated wrapping paper, and rolls of ribbon. Check out the ideas and tips for frugal gift wrapping.
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!
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, but recently I learned this song had another important message that I needed even more.
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.
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 cute cat ornament is a cheery addition to any Christmas tree and fun to personalize for gift-giving. My tutorial includes all the directions and templates for making your own festive ornament!
Tutorial for making an easy and beautiful wreath out of inexpensive Christmas ball ornaments. Perfect for indoor or outdoor decorative wreaths.
It can be hard to limit yourself to just a few Halloween decorations when you're on a budget. Consider these ideas for fun, functional Halloween items that can be reused and recycled over the years.
A black cat perched on the fence post, a ghostly wind blowing through the crackling trees, a glaring Jack O' Lantern standing guard at your front door. These are symbols and traditions of Halloween as we know it today, but where did this Halloween symbolism come from?
Convenient collection of 20 wassail recipes. Most use apple juice or cider as a base. Unusual recipes use Red Hot candies or black pepper. Some include wine, rum, sherry, brandy, and whiskey.
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!
The origins of figgy pudding date back to medieval England. At that time it was not a dessert, but a method of preserving meats for the winter months.
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.
What is the history of the Christmas wreath? Where and how did the Christmas wreath originate? Let's take a look at how the ubiquitous Christmas wreath got its start as a part of our Christmas decor staples.
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.
Basic charades game play, 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 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.
New Year's celebration in Russia is a unique event that encompasses more than just the marking of the new calendar year.
Learn how to create indoor and outdoor topiaries with easy-to-follow directions. Designs include a Christmas Berry Topiary, a Christmas Ball Topiary, and Evergreen Spiral Topiary.
Easy, inexpensive, and last-minute ideas for decorating real or artificial pumpkins. Get inspiration for what to do with your pumpkin. All ideas don't require carving or gutting pumpkin.
The Pilgrims were not the first to celebrate Thanksgiving in America and this holiday's traditions have continued to evolve since the Pilgrims.
Great facts and traditions about the American Flag, how to display it and dates when it is typically displayed.
Learn how to plan a Christmas or holiday gift exchange at your office. Christmas gift exchanges can also be known as the Secret Santa game. Whatever you call it, the number one rule is to have fun!
Not sure what to write in a Christmas card to friends and family? Check out this list of greetings and letter writing tips, followed by festive ideas for spending more one-on-one time with your BFF.
The True Meaning of Christmas - some of the meanings and traditions from a secular family that loves the magic and wonder of Christmas.
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.
Driving around looking at beautiful Christmas light displays is a fun pastime in Texas. This is a directory of some of the best.
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.
Mummering, in one form or another, has been a Christmas tradition in Newfoundland since the Nineteenth Century, when it was brought to the Island by English and Irish settlers.
Whether you want to celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas or countdown the days until Santa Claus comes to town, these advent calendar theme ideas will surprise and delight the lucky recipients.
From non-vegan relatives to navigating traditional holiday foods as a vegan, here are some helpful tips for Christmas, Thanksgiving and other major food holidays.
Mother’s Day is celebrated the world over. What is the history of the holiday and how has it changed over the years? What are some famous quotes abut mothers?
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.
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.
Salem witches' faces really did turn green, from severe physical punishments. Do you know what their broomsticks really represent? Green faces and broomsticks are not for children - rate them NC-17.
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.
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.
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.
Crisscrossed ribbons will bring an elegant look to your Christmas tree, and surprisingly, it's probably a lot simpler than you think.
Here are 12 ideas for inexpensive, easy (almost no talent required) gifts to make for those on your Christmas list.
Wearing a costume to work is a fun way to celebrate Halloween at the office. But make sure that you follow a few simple costume guidelines so that everyone at work feels safe and respected.
Alone for Thanksgiving? Make it great and don't feel alone or left out. Follow these tips for having a great solo Thanksgiving from one who knows the ropes, and have a wonderful holiday.
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.
The fascinating history and origin of Halloween. Trick or Treat, Jack-o-lanters, and Halloween itself.
A collection of quick and easy printable Chinese New year craft ideas for kids to make. Children can make pandas, dragons, lanterns, and a variety of New Year animal crafts.
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.
Step-by-step instructions on how to make an easy, inexpensive, and cute snowman gift bag that can be used over and over. It’s fast and wastes less than traditional wrapping paper.
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.
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 history and origins of Christmas is neither plain nor clear, but much can be found with patience. One researcher's conclusions.
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.
In the Victorian Era, ideas of Pilgrims, women, and turkeys at Plymouth were created by one widow in her ladies' magazine. Her 40 years of campaigning changed Thanksgiving for the next 150 years.
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.
The History and Meaning of Dia de los Muertos come from a mixture of indigenous beliefs and Catholic traditions. This article explores the celebration of day of the dead not only in Mexico, but also Peru, Haiti and Brazil.
Here are some helpful tips to help you survive Christmas, from buying gifts to cleaning up after all the fun is over.
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.
Get personal this Valentines & win their hearts by crafting special things like bouquets of their favorite chocolate bars or boxes filled with their favorite liquors.
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.
Contains easy, printable coloring page templates for Year of the Dog for Chinese New Year units and celebrations. These sheets contain Chinese characters along with pinyin transliterations.
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.
This is a special recipe my family uses every year. We like to make our holiday bread the 'old fashioned' way and infuse it with a special ingredient you can't get at the store: magic!
A new year is a great opportunity to redesign your life. Provided are 100 questions to help you design what is most important to you in the new year.
Who are some of the people that go unnoticed in your life? Read through this list of people who'd love to receive a plate of your Christmas cookies this year!
'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!
This site contains printable templates for 19 different easy Year of the Dog cards to craft. Each has picture of a dog and "Happy New Year" written in English and Mandarin Chinese.
Ghouls and goblins the witching hour is here, don your baking hats and dust off that caulrdon to whip up creeptastic treats for all !
It’s time for the annual Thanksgiving gathering, and you might just be dreading talking with your friends and relatives. Here are some tips and techniques to keep the peace.
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 reindeer personalities.
What child wouldn't love to get a real, live bunny for Easter? Maybe it seems like a good time to teach a child some responsibility, but parents should think carefully before giving a live animal.
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!
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.
Learn everything there is to know about celebrating Christmas in Ireland from customs & traditions to festivities & Irish holiday fare.
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.
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.
Trans Siberian Orchestra's music has popped up around the world synchronized with home Christmas lights. Enjoy this collection of 12 songs with amazing Christmas light displays.
Some of the young women may seem undeserving but who knows how far-reaching, over time, a genuine message of love and hope will be? Send a personalized Mother's Day card to a teenage mother this year.
Christmas is filled with all kinds of traditions; but where do they come from, and what do they mean?
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.
Twig reindeer are adorable additions to any holiday display or Christmas tree decorating. With a few craft supplies and twigs from your yard, learn how to make this cute reindeer pair for your home.
I love Christmas music and somehow I narrowed it down to my ten favorite Christmas songs. I found it interesting to see where these songs came from and the history behind them.
An article exploring the meaning of dia de los muertos face painting, including day of the dead symbols such as skulls and flowers.
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.
Make tasty cereal bars with your favorite limited edition monster cereals. Sure to be a hit with the younger ones and those young at heart. Perfect for Halloween parties and ready in 15 minutes!
20 stunning Christmas tree decorating ideas. Get inspired by beautiful traditional and contemporary Christmas trees. Try something different this holiday season!