There are certain Thanksgiving Day traditions that families hold dear throughout America. Here are some of mine.
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.
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.
30 humorous, wacky, surprising, and just plain silly gift ideas to bring to your next white elephant gift exchange.
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...
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.
Learn how to make fresh Christmas centerpieces for under ten dollars. Learn simple tricks and money-saving techniques to create inexpensive beautiful centerpieces.
Need ideas for your family Christmas gatherings? Here are eight great Christmas games that families will surely enjoy.
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.
Why spend money on expensive mass-produced cards? Really impress people by making your own heartfelt, handmade cards.
How to make bows and decorate your Christmas tree with ribbons. Festive bows and streamers of ribbon can add a look of elegance to your tree.
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.
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.
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.
Instructions, tips, and ideas for making Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Christmas cookies using cookie cutters you might already have. These looks are easy to create and great for children.
An article exploring the meaning of dia de los muertos face painting, including day of the dead symbols such as skulls and flowers.
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!
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.
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!
We didn't like cleaning windows but at Christmas it was another story. Glass Wax was a window cleaner but at Christmas, it was simply magical.
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.
What should you write in a card for your stepfather on Father's Day? If you are trying to find the perfect words to say thanks to your stepdad, read on for tips and suggestions.
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.
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...
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.
Just in time for the holidays, here some are easy craft tutorials to make four different Christmas decorations using yarn. Each of these tutorials makes a charming and colorful ornament for your tree.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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!
A great classic recipe for Christmas cake. Easy to make and a joy to eat. Indulge, after all, it's Christmas time.
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...
Use this list of more than 60 Easter wishes to help you write in a card. Easter can be a fun and meaningful occasion of 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.
The Powerpuff Girls are an awesome choice for a Halloween costume or cosplay, as they're perfect for a group of three friends and lend themselves well to making the costumes on your own.
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.
Steps for how to make your own Christmas present costume and a photo gallery of finished products for inspiration.
Are you looking for something different in Christmas music this year? Celebrate the season with fresh, new offerings from contemporary Christian music artists.
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.
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.
A list of Christmas charades ideas, perfect for parties or as a game for a family gathering. Christmas charades words list
Find free printable Christmas coloring pages featuring the nativity, Santa Claus, angels, Christmas trees, and famous cartoon characters.
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.
Are you looking for funny and creative ideas to hide your Elf on the Shelf? Check out some ideas and pictures of our Elf's adventures!
These glass block presents are so easy to make. It can be an elegant gift or a festive decoration. Whether you make them as gifts, or make a few for yourself, everyone will be thrilled ...
Try something new this year and host your own Christmas Caroling Party. This guide provides tips to planning a successful caroling party.
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.
This is the safest home-made mortar tube launcher you can easily build and make at home. Create a professional, safe display for your next Fourth of July party!
New Year's celebration in Russia is a unique event that encompasses more than just the marking of the new calendar year.
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...
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.
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!...
Word games are always a hit with both young and old! See how many words you can spell out of the letters that make up "Happy New Year"!
A step by step guide with images of how to plant and use vetches as Christmas decorations. This is the Maltese tradition of gulbiena.
Three family fruitcake recipes and "fruitcake cookies," plus the best commercial fruitcake I’ve ever found.
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.
Gift receiving etiquette and manners are important to know. Whether you are a child or a child at heart, this is a must read guide.
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.
Here are some helpful tips to help you survive Christmas, from buying gifts to cleaning up after all the fun is over.
Here you will find a variety of quick, printable templates for greeting cards for the Year of the Rooster, celebrating Chinese New Year. They are easy to print and color.
This article will help you explore one approach to decorating the altar for Advent and Christmas. It describes the process of creating banners for the season that are festive, unusual, and beautiful.
Many of our Christmas traditions began with the Celtic culture and traditions. Let's explore the rich tradition and lineage here.
Enrich your Christmas spirit by celebrating Advent, four weeks leading up to Christmas & a time of penitence & hope. Calendars, colors & candles enrich the season.
Family traditions during the holidays are a great way to spend the holiday season. Here is my family's tradition of the Christmas orange.
Want some ideas to make your Valentine's Day rock this year? Check out these ideas for high school teens to make the day special for your sweetheart or for somebody who doesn't have one!
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.
Are you nuts? Because you'd have to be nuts to play any of these 'games'-- especially on Halloween! Just learning about them is scary enough. Find out what they are-- come on in here and look.
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.
How to make an realistic fake wound for a Halloween costume, using ingredients you already have in your house.
The history and origins of Christmas is neither plain nor clear, but much can be found with patience. One researcher's conclusions.
"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.
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.
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.
Moms are great inspiration for beautiful music! Celebrate your mom this Mother's Day with one of these beautiful Christian Mother's Day songs.
How to decorate a Christmas tree by criss crossing ribbon to create a beautiful design. Super easy and super quick!
Learn how to make handmade, lace Victorian-style Christmas ornaments. Inside, you'll find tutorials and ideas.
The symbolism of Christmas includes many animals. Both those associated with the Christ story and earlier pagan traditions.
Warm up this winter with a delicious mug of melted snowman soup. I promise no real snowmen were harmed in the making of these treats! Hot chocolate, candies and marshmallows wrapped up in a cute bag.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Dive into over 100 Halloween words in this article that are perfect for you and your kids to use this Halloween.
What's the best way to show your mom that you care about her? I'd like to share 20 of my favorite ways that I use to show my mom how much I care.
Contains easy, printable templates of simple shapes used to make rooster crafts for Chinese New Year celebrations. Busy teachers, librarians, and parents can print these decorations for kids.
Do you enjoy making crafts with natural materials? This fall and winter, use pine cones to make a wide variety of easy craft projects including wreaths, Christmas ornaments, turkeys, and more.
It is said that displaying 12 round fruits will attract good fortune for the coming New Year. Are you missing some of these round fruits to add on your table for New Year's Eve celebration?
Here is a simple trick for hanging up holiday lights outside on your house. If you are having trouble with other roof clips, try this. Cheap and easy.
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.
Make christmas dinner like a pro with the Ramsay family. These delicious holiday dishes will have your mouth watering.
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.
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.
Single on V-day? Throw yourself a pity party or a mixer! Play games, watch some movies, and potentially drink. Ideas are outlined within.
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.
Creatively presented Easter desserts and appetizers. Fabulous food ideas to help you jazz up a spring or Easter party.
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.
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.
Find funny and creative ideas for hiding your elf on the shelf here. These ideas may be considered a little more mischievous than some but they are still good, clean fun for your little ones!
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...
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.
Need Christmas party cookies? Try these adorable red and green Gingerbread men with fast and easy cookie dough recipes and ideas.
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.
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!
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...
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 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...
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.
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!
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.
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?
No Wrapping paper? Use these great ideas to go reen when gift wrapping. Recycle household products to make your holiday guft wrapping easy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
It's easy to become overwhelmed and lose that magical feeling of Christmas with all the hustle and bustle. This year, open your heart to the precious gifts that truly bring in the spirit of Christmas.
Music is part of many Thanksgiving celebrations. Sing God praise with these new Thanksgiving songs by contemporary Christian music artists.
Check out this easy and fun tutorial on how to make these super cute sequin firecracker decorations for 4th of July. Opt for a sequined or a bejeweled version!
Collection of original ideas for edible Mother's Day bouquets. Homemade edible gifts that are easy to make, inexpensive and look fantastic. .
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!
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.
Simbang Gabi is a Filipino Christmas tradition, it is is a series of nine dawn masses, the mass starts as early as 4:00 a.m. It begins on December 16 and ends on the midnight of the 24th of December.
The True Meaning of Christmas - some of the meanings and traditions from a secular family that loves the magic and wonder of Christmas.
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.
Learn everything there is to know about celebrating Christmas in Ireland from customs & traditions to festivities & Irish holiday fare.
Christmas word searches of varying difficulties, including a snowman-shaped word search for children.
Tutorial for making an easy and beautiful wreath out of inexpensive Christmas ball ornaments. Perfect for indoor or outdoor decorative wreaths.
A collection of popular and favorite Christmas Carols for kids, includes YouTube clips and interesting facts about the Christmas song.
Crisscrossed ribbons will bring an elegant look to your Christmas tree, and surprisingly, it's probably a lot simpler than you think.
Looking for an simple, do-it-yourself craft using recycled materials? How about one for the kids? Well, look no further because this one's got it all; It's a easy Christmas tree decoration using just a magazine and your own two hands.
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.
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.
I wrote a fun mad lib you can play at your Christmas parties or family get-togethers. We tried it at one of our gatherings, and everyone was rolling in laughter.
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
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.
A New Years trivia quiz to test your knowledge of the history and facts surrounding New Year and New Year's Eve.
Decorating the worship space in a church for Christmas can be a challenge. This article will inform the reader of an unusual approach that was beautiful and not expensive to create. it may be just the idea for your church at Advent/Christmas!
Struggling to find the right words to write in your Christmas card? You've found the solution to your predicament!
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.
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.
20 stunning Christmas tree decorating ideas. Get inspired by beautiful traditional and contemporary Christmas trees. Try something different this holiday season!
Ideas for interesting, creative, and easy handmade, holiday cards. Awesome, DIY cards for inspiration.
Unlike in the USA and Canada, in Ireland we don't celebrate Thanksgiving so for us Christmas is the time of the year when families and loved ones make sure that they spend time together.
Christmas is the season of gift giving. In keeping with the tradition of giving, Filipinos have their own version of exchanging gifts or Kris Kringle, it is called "Monito Monita."
Kissing under a sprig of mistletoe is an old winter tradition. Here are some thoughts about the origin and meaning of this custom.
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.
Christmas is the season to show love to other people. Here are my list of famous characters during this season.
By doing a White Elephant Gift Exchange you can save money and make your holiday party less stressful and more fun and memorable.
Driving around looking at beautiful Christmas light displays is a fun pastime in Texas. This is a directory of some of the best.
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.
An art teacher teaches how to make this adorable keepsake hand-print of your child using an easy salt dough recipe made with flour and water. Santa is painted with long lasting acrylics.
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
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...
Tutorials on how to create exceptional Christmas ornaments out of items you have around the house. Beautiful DIY holiday ornaments.
Is Santa Claus real? Did he ever exist? Was he invented by Coca Cola? Learn the answers from my interview with him in person.
Take a look at quotes from famous people on the power and benefits of having a thankful heart throughout every time in our lives.
I love stuffing & dressing, for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Mother's Day, or anytime. I've found a great way to make a tasty stuffing out of a box by adding ingredients. Tasty and easy!
To prove he wasn’t a chicken! This is one of the very many Thanksgiving jokes you might find funny for the Thanksgiving holiday.
This is a script for a 7-minute Christmas puppet play for ages 2-6. Items required: animal puppet, elf, jingle bells, table, tablecloth, and chair.
Count down to Halloween with a list of 31 of the campiest scary movies ever made. All of these films are fun to watch, without being too serious.
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!
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?
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.
Christmas is a time when everyone is looking for peace. These 28 devotions are the perfect way to prepare for the holiday!
Use two round cake pans and a loaf pan to make an easy snowman-shaped cake. It's simple to make, and your kids will have tons of fun decorating it.
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.
Fun and educational, this Halloween quiz offers fifty questions (with answers) about one of Britain's most popular traditional festivals.
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.