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.
Santa Claus is the iconic image of Christmas, instantly recognisable to children and adults alike. Yet Santa Claus has changed and transformed over the years, leaving behind a few skeletons in his cupboard.
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.
"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!
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.
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 and Celts for most of our modern Christmas traditions.
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.
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.
Learn everything there is to know about celebrating Christmas in Ireland from customs and traditions to festivities and Irish holiday fare.
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.
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.
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.
The history and origins of Christmas are neither plain nor clear, but much can be found with patience. This article explores one researcher's conclusions.
Here are 10 tips that can make it easier to cope when you are sick on a holiday. Whether you are sick for New Year's Eve, Hanukkah, Ramadan, Diwali, Easter, Valentine's Day, or Christmas, these tips can help you deal with your predicament and make your situation easier to navigate.
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!
Every year, my family gets together to celebrate Halloween. Here are seven of our favorite Halloween party games and activities with instructions and pictures.
This article explores the origins of Halloween costumes as well as their social and religious significance throughout history.
Some of the meanings and traditions of Christmas, from a secular family that loves the magic and wonder of the holiday.
The New Year's celebration in Russia is a unique event that encompasses more than just the marking of the new calendar year.
Valentine's Day is typically marketed to men, encouraging them to do more for their wives on February 14th. Why should women be excluded? Men need love, too. Read on to find out how to love your man.
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.
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.
Here are some fun New Year's Eve trivia questions and answers for those of you who like to play games on New Year's Eve. Let's see how much you know about the history of January 1st through the years. Topics include birthdays, rituals, parties, and more.
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!
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.
Is Santa Claus real? This is a question on every young child's mind and dilemma for many a parent. But why destroy the fun and magic of Christmas in the interest of total transparency?
What are the most important Chinese New Year legends to know? Here are the top 5 myths and stories associated with the Lunar New Year.
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.
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.
Examples of sweet messages you can write in a card to show affection and gratitude to your mom on Mother’s Day.
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.
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.
Decorate your Christmas tree with a family history theme. This theme is perfect for a genealogist or anyone wanting to honor their ancestors. Here are some tips for creating one with photos and other special decorations.
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.
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.
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!
Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire, prides itself as England's mistletoe capital. An annual event in the run-up to Christmas celebrates this festive plant which grows in abundance in this region.
Are you solo this Valentine's Day? Is your significant other out of town for the day? Whatever the reason, if you are going to be alone, here are 25 ideas to make the day special.
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 Internet was the vehicle by which the holiday called Kwanzaa gained national and international notoriety. By the twenty-first century, the seeds of Kwanzaa had been sown across North America and had germinated in Africa and Europe.
This article is filled with great, and sometimes gross, party snack ideas. Find recipes for appetizers, desserts, snacks, and party ideas for kids.
Here are some helpful tips to help you survive Christmas, from buying gifts to cleaning up after all the fun is over.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get personal this Valentines & win his heart by crafting special things like a bouquet of his favorite chocolate bars or a box filled with his favorite liquors.
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.
Not in the mood to go out on New Year's Eve? Did your friends all bail out on you? Still want to have a good time? Find out how to have fun on December 31st on your own.
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 plan to 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 here for everyone. Check out this article for ideas, recipes, and trivia.
This article contains numerous examples of messages you can write in your wife or girlfriend's Valentine's Day card. Use these as inspiration to help you figure out the best sweet and romantic message to write to her on this special holiday of love.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Tutorial for making an easy and beautiful wreath out of inexpensive Christmas ball ornaments. Perfect for indoor or outdoor decorative wreaths.
Vidyarambham, also known as Ezhuthiniruthu, is a Hindu ceremony performed to introduce young children to the importance of education. In some regions, it is celebrated on a particular day of the year, while in others, the day the ceremony is performed varies depending on each child's astrology.
This article contains printable templates for several different easy Year of the Pig cards to craft. Each card has a picture of a pig, and the phrase "Happy New Year" is written in English, Mandarin, and pinyin.
This article includes a description of the Christian festival of Christmastide and the customs, old and new, associated with the last day of the celebration: Twelfth Night. Twelfth Night marks the visit of the three kings—Caspar, Balthasar, and Melchior—to the newly born Christ.
Chinese New Year in Singapore is always a dazzling display of lights, food, and auspicious well wishes.
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.
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.
Different versions of Santa Claus and his companions including the real St Nicholas, Sinterklaas and Black Peter, Pelznickel, the Krampus, Ded Moroz and Old Father Christmas.
Decorate brown paper bags for Halloween treat bags. Homemade treat bag ideas. Halloween treat recipes.
Are you looking for something different in Christmas music this year? Celebrate the season with fresh, new offerings from contemporary Christian music artists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Christmas is filled with all kinds of traditions; but where do they come from, and what do they mean?
The fascinating history and origin of Halloween. Trick or Treat, Jack-o-lanters, and Halloween itself.
Many people have never heard of the fun Halloween event "trunk or treat." Read on to learn more about a delightful evening full of chocolate, creativity, and contests!
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.
Each year, the 1st Friday in March is celebrated by Christians worldwide as a day of prayer, unity, and cooperation. Join us as we pray for peace, tolerance, and unity.
Every Christmas season for 48 years, a coconut was anonymously delivered to the home of Ed Clinch. The prank eventually received international attention. Here is a look at the rest of the story.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Each February, a month-long observance known as Black History Month is celebrated in the US. It might be a surprise to some that not all Black Americans are on board with the idea of designating an official month to celebrate the accomplishments of people of their race.
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!
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.
Trick-or-treaters hoping for a gift of candy might be surprised to be given these soul cakes instead. Baking and giving them observes a Medieval Catholic tradition of payment to the poor to pray for the souls of the dead. Find out more in this article. Read on for a recipe!
Looking for some Thanksgiving-themed words to use in vocabulary games with family and friends this holiday season? Check out this list of 100 Thanksgiving-related terms and phrases. These are perfect for charades, word-searches, crosswords, bingo, and more.
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!
This list of resolutions is a little different from the average lineup. Take a look and consider being mindful of these twelve long-term goals for the new year.
Every child's Halloween party should be full of imagination and fun. Here are some great, sometimes funny, sometimes creepy Halloween games!