My selection of children's picture books about mothers and Mother's Day. Plenty of hugs and kisses in these selections!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Learn how to repurpose an old light fixture into a spooky Halloween chandelier decoration. Here's how I turned my old light into a Halloween chandelier.
Get ideas to streamline storing away all the Christmas decorations. Take good care of all your special items.
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.
Driving around looking at beautiful Christmas light displays is a fun pastime in Texas. This is a directory of some of the best.
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.
Some Celtic people may or may not be making crop circles in the middle of the night, but Celts and their descendants have surely made outstanding films to enjoy on St. Patrick's Day.
Although Easter is celebrated much the same everywhere, Honduras does Semana Santa in her own traditional and colorful way.
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.
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!
Alternative film choices to get you through the long months of xmas season. These movies are not necessarily about Christmas, they are just set around the holiday season.
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.
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.
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 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!
Decoration Day in the South has been celebrated for hundreds of years. Learn about the rituals and traditions of this holiday that may have inspired the modern day observance of Memorial Day.
Christmas comes around only once a year, but making Christmas jewelry trees can be made all year long. Then when Christmas does come, they make great gifts and decorations for your own home.
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.
Happy Independence Day messages, wishes, sayings, and greetings for family and friends, colleagues, clients, bosses, or employees that you can use to express your patriotic feelings.
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.
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.
An article exploring the meaning of dia de los muertos face painting, including day of the dead symbols such as skulls and flowers.
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.
The True Meaning of Christmas - some of the meanings and traditions from a secular family that loves the magic and wonder of Christmas.
The fascinating history and origin of Halloween. Trick or Treat, Jack-o-lanters, and Halloween itself.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Christmas is filled with all kinds of traditions; but where do they come from, and what do they mean?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Every child's Halloween party should be full of imagination and fun. Here are some great, sometimes funny, sometimes creepy, Halloween Games!
Are you looking for something different in Christmas music this year? Celebrate the season with fresh, new offerings from contemporary Christian music artists.
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.
This easy holiday ornament is a great way to recycle or reuse your favorite seasonal greetings into decorations that you can enjoy for years to come. This project is also a fun activity for kids!
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
This is a roundup of several printable templates for lucky red envelopes and bookmarks for kids to color, cut, and assemble for Year of the Pig—Chinese New Year.
So you think you know everything about Valentine's Day, do you? Test your knowledge of this popular festival with this fun free thirty-question quiz.
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.
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!
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.
Here are some helpful tips to help you survive Christmas, from buying gifts to cleaning up after all the fun is over.
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 on all the reindeers' personalities.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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!
'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!
Learn everything there is to know about celebrating Christmas in Ireland from customs & traditions to festivities & 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.
Tutorials on how to create exceptional Christmas ornaments out of items you have around the house. Beautiful DIY holiday ornaments.
Tutorial for making an easy and beautiful wreath out of inexpensive Christmas ball ornaments. Perfect for indoor or outdoor decorative wreaths.
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 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.
Looking for ideas to dress up your holiday table? Consider these Thanksgiving centerpiece decorations.
Do you know a Wiccan mom? Maybe your own mom is Wiccan. If you're struggling with gift ideas for Mother's Day, consider some of these.
Being separated from your partner at Valentine's Day may feel even worse than not having a Valentine at all. Here are some tips to help you get through the holiday together even if you're apart.
Shed the old and prepare to embrace the new. Give yourself a fresh start in the New Year with this simple to-do list.
Valentine's Day has become increasingly commercialized and people feel pressured to spend big. Do your kids a favor by showing them love is best shown through actions, not money.
This site 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.
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.
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.
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.
Easter is a fun-filled time for children, as well as the most important festival in the Christian calendar. This article relates the pagan history of some Easter customs, how the focus on eggs at Easter started and continues, and describes some ancient Easter customs.
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.
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.
The history and origins of Christmas is neither plain nor clear, but much can be found with patience. One researcher's conclusions.
Examples of sweet messages you can write in a card to show affection and gratitude to your mom on Mother’s Day.
New Year's celebration in Russia is a unique event that encompasses more than just the marking of the new calendar year.
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.
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.
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 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!
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!