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  • You've probably heard of Hanukkah - many non-Jews have. But you may be surprised to learn that it's not an especially religious celebration. Because it falls at the end of the Georgian calendar year - November/December time - it's often associated...

    Understanding Hanukkah - For Non-Jews

    Understanding Hanukkah - For Non-Jews

    by Temirah3

  • The history of Hanukkah gelt from its monetary origins to when chocolate coins were first "minted." Learn what gelt is used for and where to get it.

    Hanukkah History: Chocolate Gelt Coins

    Hanukkah History: Chocolate Gelt Coins

    by Melanie Shebel8

  • Need ideas for your family Christmas gatherings? Here are eight great Christmas games that families will surely enjoy.

    Christmas Games for Your Family

    Christmas Games for Your Family

    by dayzeebee74

  • Being thankful is not just for Thanksgiving. Look around and be thankful for all things great in our lives, no matter how small or trivial they may seem. Here are 100 funny things to be thankful for.

    100 Funny Things to Be Thankful For

    100 Funny Things to Be Thankful For

    by Tatiana2

  • 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!

    How to Organize a Christmas Gift Exchange at Work

    How to Organize a Christmas Gift Exchange at Work

    by Sally Hayes0

  • 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.

    Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Adults

    Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Adults

    by Sherry Hewins4

  • This time of year, we celebrate the Spirit of Christmas. These special classic movies help us remember the reason for the season and present the Spirit of Christmas uniquely and profoundly!

    Top Five Classic Christmas Movies

    Top Five Classic Christmas Movies

    by AJ21

  • Each year, the 1st Friday in March is celebrated by Christians worldwide as a day of prayer, unity, and cooperation. Join us on March 2, 2018, as we pray for peace, tolerance, and unity.

    The Next World Day of Prayer Is March 2, 2018

    The Next World Day of Prayer Is March 2, 2018

    by MariaMontgomery36

  • 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, they have made up for their youth with an assortment of holidays...

    List of American (USA) Holidays and Celebrations

    List of American (USA) Holidays and Celebrations

    by Holiday Girl12

  • The end of December is not a jolly ho-ho-ho time if you don't like Christmas. It can be depressing and can really bring home your lack of success in all the areas of your life. The fun and joy some people seem to have at this time of the year...

    How to Enjoy Christmas Even if You Don't Like It

    How to Enjoy Christmas Even if You Don't Like It

    by J Rosewater9

  • Blessings are traditional in Ireland for important life events and wish good fortune to loved ones. This article gives a selection of Irish blessings, greetings and poems for use at Christmas time.

    Irish Christmas Blessings, Greetings, and Poems

    Irish Christmas Blessings, Greetings, and Poems

    by Marie McKeown2

  • These are examples of Christmas card messages for friends. Writing a Christmas wish to your friend will be a breeze after reading through these thoughtful, sincere, and funny messages.

    Christmas Wishes, Quotes, and Poems for Friends

    Christmas Wishes, Quotes, and Poems for Friends

    by Blake Flannery1

  • When preparing gifts, a few creative ideas for gift wrapping can make your present stand out among a crowd. A creative gift is unique; it shows that you really care!

    Creative Ideas for Gift Wrapping

    Creative Ideas for Gift Wrapping

    by angryelf9

  • Learn more about the best tree species to use as a Christmas tree this holiday season.

    Types of Christmas Trees

    Types of Christmas Trees

    by L Sarhan2

  • Are you looking for something different in Christmas music this year? Celebrate the season with fresh, new offerings from contemporary Christian music artists.

    10 Contemporary Christian Christmas Songs

    10 Contemporary Christian Christmas Songs

    by Annette R. Smith21

  • Kindness doesn't have to cost money. If you're tired of giving traditional presents, I've written a list of a few ways to be truly kind and amazingly helpful this holiday season.

    How to Be Kind This Christmas

    How to Be Kind This Christmas

    by Sarah Spradlin5

  • Create a Christmas village in miniature with lights and cotton batting for snow, or even a mirror for a frozen lake. I have created my own in paper.

    Create a Winter Village in Paper

    Create a Winter Village in Paper

    by Denise McGill2

  • This version of Dirty Santa can be hugely entertaining, especially if you are anticipating significant number of adults gathering for Christmas celebrations. I say adults because the nature and rules of this game are rarely appreciated by children; especially the young. Let me explain...

    How to Play Dirty Santa

    How to Play Dirty Santa

    by Richard Parr14

  • St. Patrick's Day Parade   People all over the world enjoy celebrating St. Patrick’s Day every March 17th. For many Americans, it’s a day of drinking, dancing, feasting, and general revelry. Many of us attend parades, or parties, or both!...

    St. Patrick's Day: True or False?

    St. Patrick's Day: True or False?

    by Holle Abee20

  • Are you throwing a New Year's Eve party and need some theme ideas to get your guests talking? Look no further! This article has six NYE themes that will help get your year started right.

    6 New Year's Eve Party Theme Ideas

    6 New Year's Eve Party Theme Ideas

    by love4randomness143

  • Oh, no! Rumor has it that Santa will retire soon. Compilation of his "nice and naughty" list has been outsourced to a young intern, the Elf on the Shelf. He is candy cane clueless in his new duties.

    Naughty Elf On the Shelf Ideas:  Good Elf Gone Bad

    Naughty Elf On the Shelf Ideas: Good Elf Gone Bad

    by FlourishAnyway70

  • Recycle an old book or magazine to make a decorative Christmas tree. A fun project to do with kids. Use an old trade paperback or a thick magazine to make this inexpensive Christmas decoration.

    Make a Christmas Tree With Folded Book Pages

    Make a Christmas Tree With Folded Book Pages

    by Dolores Monet0

  • "Silver Bells is a recent addition to the ranks of hundreds of carols written through the 19th and 20th centuries. It has a unique story as a song written for a Christmas movie starring Bob Hope. Enjoy learning a bit about the history of caroling and the history of the famous song just as popular today as it was when sung by Bob Hope and Bing Crosby.

    History of Christmas Carols: Silver Bells

    History of Christmas Carols: Silver Bells

    by Teresa Coppens8

  • So many of us are used to the traditional Christmas Carols, and forget that there are some beautiful Christmas songs that have been written. I've highlighted some of my favorites here.

    18 Non-Traditional Christmas Songs You Should Know

    18 Non-Traditional Christmas Songs You Should Know

    by Gina Welds Hulse9

  • Moms are great inspiration for beautiful music! Celebrate your mom this Mother's Day with one of these beautiful Christian Mother's Day songs.

    Top 10 Christian Mother's Day Songs

    Top 10 Christian Mother's Day Songs

    by Tatiana1

  • The symbolism of Christmas includes many animals. Both those associated with the Christ story and earlier pagan traditions.

    The Animals of Christmas

    The Animals of Christmas

    by psycheskinner0

  • 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!

    So, You Want to Paint Holiday Windows?

    So, You Want to Paint Holiday Windows?

    by Maria Burgess107

  • 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!

    101+ Ideas to Create a Scary Haunted House

    101+ Ideas to Create a Scary Haunted House

    by Virginia Allain68

  • Every year the prices of the items in the "Twelve Days of Christmas" song change. These are the prices established by the PNC Wealth Management Christmas Index for the 34th year.

    "Twelve Days of Christmas" Items and Cost in 2017

    "Twelve Days of Christmas" Items and Cost in 2017

    by Margaret Minnicks0

  • Use this list of more than 35 examples of what to write in a Christmas card for a child. These kid-friendly wishes will brighten the holiday for a special young person.

    What to Write in Christmas Cards for Kids

    What to Write in Christmas Cards for Kids

    by Blake Flannery1

  • If you are searching for a gift under $5 you will find an idea or two within my list. I've given many of these gifts and they were always appreciated. Give a gift and get a smile.

    50 Gift Ideas Under $5

    50 Gift Ideas Under $5

    by Linda Bilyeu131

  • If you're tired of people tearing into presents, here are some methods to slow them down. People will have time to appreciate each gift, and pictures can be taken at a more casual pace. Most of all, children will learn to enjoy each gift more. Making the gift mystery last until they are opened is also included. The kids won't know which gifts to squeeze and shake. And the little ones can participate more.

    How to Get Kids to Open Presents Slowly

    How to Get Kids to Open Presents Slowly

    by Karla Iverson2

  • 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.

    Three Ideas for Recycling Christmas Cards

    Three Ideas for Recycling Christmas Cards

    by Deborah Neyens75

  • 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.

    DIY Romantic Valentine's Day Ideas for Him

    DIY Romantic Valentine's Day Ideas for Him

    by ezzly42

  • Creatively presented Easter desserts and appetizers. Fabulous food ideas to help you jazz up a spring or Easter party.

    Amazing Easter Food Ideas

    Amazing Easter Food Ideas

    by iZeko0

  • Instead of sending a boilerplate Christmas card to all of your loved ones, here's a list of inexpensive things you can tuck into the Christmas cards or holiday cards to make them more special.

    What to Put in Christmas Cards

    What to Put in Christmas Cards

    by Shasta Matova34

  •   Many people are choosing gift bags over the traditional and more time consuming wrapping paper alternative. These days we are all in such a hurry the gift bag is a quick and easy method for "wrapping" your gift. However, many are at a loss at...

    How to Place Tissue Paper in a Gift Bag and Make It Look Good

    How to Place Tissue Paper in a Gift Bag and Make It Look Good

    by Et al...23

  • Secret Santa is a gift giving and receiving tradition many families, workplaces, and groups choose to adopt. Read on to find out the different ways to participate in this game.

    How to Participate in a Secret Santa

    How to Participate in a Secret Santa

    by Suzanne Ridgeway12

  • During the months of November and December each year, the already alluring Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina puts on an event that is sure to get everyone in the Christmas spirit!

    Candlelight Christmas Evenings at Biltmore Estate

    Candlelight Christmas Evenings at Biltmore Estate

    by Megan Carroll7

  • Lately, I have visited one local hospital here where my father was admitted (thankfully, he is doing okay now) What I have noticed was their decorations which are all recycled items from the used hospital stuffs like bottles, caps, plastics wrappers...

    Christmas Decoration Ideas From Used Hospital Items

    Christmas Decoration Ideas From Used Hospital Items

    by Hearty Cindy Penaranda10

  • Christmas is the season for charitable giving. It's the time of year when we should all give a little to those who have less. For those who can afford it, there's endless opportunities to give someone a Merry Christmas. And for those who are already...

    16 Ways to Donate a Merry Christmas!

    16 Ways to Donate a Merry Christmas!

    by Othercatt180

  • Making angel ornaments for the Holidays is a great way to connect with your family. Using recycled materials like an empty diet coke can make them more fun and affordable. You will love it!

    Recycled Handmade Angel Christmas Ornament

    Recycled Handmade Angel Christmas Ornament

    by Mary Gaines6

  • I love the look of delicate crochet snowflake designs for enhancing my holiday decor. An important part of that is properly blocking your designs. This page will show you how.

    How to Block Crochet Snowflakes

    How to Block Crochet Snowflakes

    by Mona113

  • This Christmas, instead of sending ready-made cards to your near ones, why don’t you create some handmade cards that can go from generation to generation?

    DIY Christmas Card Ideas

    DIY Christmas Card Ideas

    by Miss Craftsy3

  • One thing that all people have in common is that they have a birthday once a year. Here are some reasons you should celebrate your birthday that you have probably never thought about.

    Why You Should Celebrate Your Birthday

    Why You Should Celebrate Your Birthday

    by Margaret Minnicks10

  • 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 Origin of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    The Origin of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    by Chuck Nugent55

  • 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.

    10 Reasons Fathers are so Important to their Daughters

    10 Reasons Fathers are so Important to their Daughters

    by Kathleen Odenthal Romano21

  • 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.

    How to Build an Outdoor Manger

    How to Build an Outdoor Manger

    by Eric Cramer45

  • For many people, tinsel and garland have now become synonymous with one another, with some now calling the combination garland tinsel or tinsel garland. In the past though, tinsel was though of as the long, thin, stringy silver that you hung on the...

    Tinsel and Garland Decorating Ideas

    Tinsel and Garland Decorating Ideas

    by MakinBacon1

  • 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!

    Ideas for Celebrating Peace Day

    Ideas for Celebrating Peace Day

    by Cynthia Sageleaf19

  • 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.

    History of Christmas Carols: Little Drummer Boy

    History of Christmas Carols: Little Drummer Boy

    by Penelope Hart17

  • A collection of popular and favorite Christmas Carols for kids, includes YouTube clips and interesting facts about the Christmas song.

    Christmas Carols for Children

    Christmas Carols for Children

    by MM Del Rosario0

  • Out of all four seasons, fall is the best one. The trees change color, it's all about family and the weather is perfect. It doesn't get much better than that.

    Reasons Why Autumn Is the Best Season

    Reasons Why Autumn Is the Best Season

    by Carrie Smith51

  • Rey costume ideas for Halloween. Make your own Star Wars Rey costume with these DIY costume instructions and ideas. Find out how to put together a costume from clothes you have, find cheap accessori

    How to Make Your Own Star Wars Rey Costume

    How to Make Your Own Star Wars Rey Costume

    by Homemade How To1

  • 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.

    History of the Christmas Wreath

    History of the Christmas Wreath

    by Nicole Canfield23

  • A New Years trivia quiz to test your knowledge of the history and facts surrounding New Year and New Year's Eve.

    A New Year's Trivia Quiz

    A New Year's Trivia Quiz

    by Beth Perry18

  • 20 stunning Christmas tree decorating ideas. Get inspired by beautiful traditional and contemporary Christmas trees. Try something different this holiday season!

    Stunning Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

    Stunning Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

    by iZeko0

  • 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.

    Short Christmas Quotes and Sayings for Cards

    Short Christmas Quotes and Sayings for Cards

    by Marie13

  • Christmas is the season to show love to other people. Here are my list of famous characters during this season.

    10 Famous Christmas Characters

    10 Famous Christmas Characters

    by Lady Jen Palven6

  • Driving around looking at beautiful Christmas light displays is a fun pastime in Texas. This is a directory of some of the best.

    Best Christmas Lights in Texas

    Best Christmas Lights in Texas

    by KCC Big Country153

  • 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.

    How to Make a Christmas Topiary: 5 DIY Projects

    How to Make a Christmas Topiary: 5 DIY Projects

    by Tammy74

  • 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

    7 Versions of Santa Claus: Saintly and Dark

    7 Versions of Santa Claus: Saintly and Dark

    by Marianne Sherret0

  • There are many kinds of celebrations in Britain - from royal to religious and from traditional to more modern. This great country has been around for almost 1,000 years and has had influences before that, all helping to make rich and vibrant...

    List of British (UK) Holidays and Celebrations

    List of British (UK) Holidays and Celebrations

    by Holiday Girl20

  • Tutorials on how to create exceptional Christmas ornaments out of items you have around the house. Beautiful DIY holiday ornaments.

    Tree-Worthy DIY Christmas Ornaments

    Tree-Worthy DIY Christmas Ornaments

    by iZeko0

  • Looking for some words for a fun Thanksgiving themed word game to play with family and friends this holiday season? Check out this list of 100 Happy Thanksgiving Words!

    100 Happy Thanksgiving Words

    100 Happy Thanksgiving Words

    by Tatiana2

  • Join in on a fun new holiday activity called "Being Jingled!" Your co-workers will love it! It is fun, simple, and low-budget - what's not to love?

    I've Been Jingled at the Office!

    I've Been Jingled at the Office!

    by Jeannie InABottle21

  • 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.

    City of Masks - The Carnival of Venice

    City of Masks - The Carnival of Venice

    by Nell Rose62

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