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  • Fused perler and hama bead patterns and designs to use in your spooky Halloween crafting. A fun craft activity for kids and adults who can get ideas and inspiration here.

    Halloween Perler Bead Patterns

    Halloween Perler Bead Patterns

    by Marie2

  • 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.

    Mummering in Newfoundland, a Christmas Tradition

    Mummering in Newfoundland, a Christmas Tradition

    by Stephen Barnes1

  • How did this popular decoration become associated with Christmas? Why do we kiss underneath it?

    What Is Mistletoe?

    What Is Mistletoe?

    by Caren White4

  • 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

  • Do your own skeleton or skull makeup for Halloween or any spooky occasion. Be the creepiest one at the party!

    How To Do Skeleton Makeup

    How To Do Skeleton Makeup

    by Raye6

  • If you have children, you know that it isn't always easy to get them to stay in the moment. Here are some games to use to bring your family together on Thanksgiving and help everyone have fun.

    Thanksgiving Games for Kids

    Thanksgiving Games for Kids

    by Brainy Bunny4

  • 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?

    Halloween Symbols and Their Origins

    Halloween Symbols and Their Origins

    by Nicole Canfield16

  • This is another of my very cute recycled Christmas projects to make this holiday season. This little cutie is made from a popsicle stick and a few other supplies that were lying around the house.

    How to Make a Cute Popsicle Stick Angel Ornament

    How to Make a Cute Popsicle Stick Angel Ornament

    by Mary Gaines5

  • Here are a plethora of decorating ideas for origami bats, from choirs to kitchen help. I have spent more than 7 years having fun with this single origami fold. One is never too old for Halloween fun!

    How to Artfully Decorate With Halloween Origami Bats

    How to Artfully Decorate With Halloween Origami Bats

    by Sherry Venegas15

  • Mummies, pumpkins, and vampires—oh, my! Besides those ghoulish delights, you'll find 30+ other Halloween-themed charades ideas here.

    Halloween Charades Ideas Words List

    Halloween Charades Ideas Words List

    by Kristy Callan0

  • 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.

    10 Ways to Celebrate Groundhog Day with Activities, Movies and Food

    10 Ways to Celebrate Groundhog Day with Activities, Movies and Food

    by Stephanie Henkel113

  • 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

  • The traditional Christmas holiday is expensive and not very "green." I have a few suggestions on how to make your holidays more earth-friendly while creating some new and fun traditions. From using rosemary topiary plants to using recycled gift wrap, you're sure to find some new and exciting ideas to adopt into your Christmas traditions this year.

    Going Green at Christmas

    Going Green at Christmas

    by Cynthia Sageleaf30

  • The shamrock is a plant that is known as the unofficial symbol of Ireland. Kids and adults can discover some fun facts on this popular Irish motif in time for St. Patrick's Day.

    10 Fun Shamrock Facts for St. Patrick’s Day

    10 Fun Shamrock Facts for St. Patrick’s Day

    by Marie0

  • Some of the best Thanksgiving stories are unknown by parents.  Here are a few of great read alouds to enrich your Thanksgiving celebration.

    The Best Thanksgiving Stories

    The Best Thanksgiving Stories

    by Marye Audet3

  • It's easy to make beautiful and festive Christmas tree decorations with oven-bake clay and some basic household tools! These ornaments are quick to make and a fun holiday project to do with kids!

    DIY Christmas Craft: Easy Oven-Bake-Clay Ornaments

    DIY Christmas Craft: Easy Oven-Bake-Clay Ornaments

    by Donna Herron20

  • 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.

    Remembering to Thank Family Members at Thanksgiving

    Remembering to Thank Family Members at Thanksgiving

    by Dora Weithers88

  • Making hand-crafted Christmas ornaments is a fun way to spend time with your family and get in to the holiday spirit. These ornaments are simple to make, and kids will love to see them on your tree.

    3 Easy Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    3 Easy Homemade Christmas Ornaments

    by Sherry Hewins49

  • Do you need a little Christmas pick-me-up? This beautiful collection of quotes from authors both famous and not-so-famous will warm your heart and fill it with Christmas cheer!

    Meaningful Christmas Quotes With a Message

    Meaningful Christmas Quotes With a Message

    by gfarmer4

  • Information on the Chinese year of the horse, the personality of those born during this year, and the mythology behind the year of the fire horse.

    Year of the Horse

    Year of the Horse

    by Samantha Harris20

  • 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

  • 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.

    Thanksgiving from a Caribbean Point of View

    Thanksgiving from a Caribbean Point of View

    by Dora Weithers47

  • 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

  • Happy spring! We have 10 ways to help you celebrate. From listening to music to planning a garden, you'll find links and info to keep yourself or the kids busy celebrating the first day of spring.

    Top 10 Ways to Celebrate Spring

    Top 10 Ways to Celebrate Spring

    by Susan Deppner282

  • It's hard to know what to do with all the wrapping paper leftover from the holidays. Here are some ideas that will help you to be more eco-friendly.

    23 Ideas for Used Gift Wrapping Paper

    23 Ideas for Used Gift Wrapping Paper

    by Cynthia Sageleaf41

  • 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!

    Boo Berry Cereal Marshmallow Treats for Halloween

    Boo Berry Cereal Marshmallow Treats for Halloween

    by Heather Rode6

  • In Australia the Christmas holidays stretch over the longest days of our long summers.

    Christmas in Australia

    Christmas in Australia

    by Susanna Duffy114

  • 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.

    How to Enjoy Being Alone on Thanksgiving

    How to Enjoy Being Alone on Thanksgiving

    by Roberta Kyle38

  • St Patrick is the most famous of Ireland's three patron saints, and a symbol of all things Irish around the world. St Patrick's Day (17th March) has been celebrated in Ireland since Medieval times when Saint Patrick brought Christianity to the...

    Irish Traditions: Celebrating St Patrick's Day in Ireland

    Irish Traditions: Celebrating St Patrick's Day in Ireland

    by Marie McKeown2

  • Christmas has been marked in Ireland since St Patrick brought Christianity to the island in the fifth century. Over the centuries pagan Celtic customs merged with Christianity to produce some uniquely Celtic Christmas traditions for the winter...

    Celtic Christmas Traditions

    Celtic Christmas Traditions

    by Marie McKeown2

  • Make your own stacked pumpkin topiary to decorate for Halloween and the fall season! You can use real or fake pumpkins and putting these topiaries together is easier than you think!

    How to Make a Stacked Pumpkin Decoration for Fall

    How to Make a Stacked Pumpkin Decoration for Fall

    by Donna Herron37

  • Learn to make an original version of the tea bag fold Christmas tree for handmade holiday cards. A set of simple 4 x 5 inch greeting cards could be used to mount your tree creations on.

    Tea Bag Folding Christmas Tree Pattern

    Tea Bag Folding Christmas Tree Pattern

    by Sherry Venegas8

  • Vintage aluminum Christmas trees are the gorgeous, sparkly symbol of the Space Age. Popular in the 60s and 70s, you can find some beautiful, aluminum trees to decorate your home for some Vintage Christmas flair.

    Vintage Aluminum Christmas Trees

    Vintage Aluminum Christmas Trees

    by Emma2

  • Love, not money, is the commodity with which to acquire these gifts for Father's Day. Fathers will enjoy them any day of the year. Celebrate Fathers Day without money, but with lots of homemade fun.

    How to Celebrate Father's Day Without Money

    How to Celebrate Father's Day Without Money

    by Dora Weithers17

  • 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 Play Halloween Charades

    How to Play Halloween Charades

    by Candace Bacon7

  • 10 fun and interesting facts on Easter for kids and adults to discover and enjoy. Teachers and educators can use this as a starting resource page in the Spring season.

    10 Fun Facts About Easter for Kids

    10 Fun Facts About Easter for Kids

    by Marie0

  • Every child's halloween party should be full of imagination and fun. Here are some great, sometimes funny, sometimes creepy, Halloween Games!

    Fun Halloween Party Games for Children

    Fun Halloween Party Games for Children

    by Angela Michelle Schultz8

  • Looking for some inspired ideas for sprucing up your holiday home? Consider creating a themed holiday tree. This is the first of two hubs offering creative ideas for your next tree including classical, whimsical and colorful alternatives to more traditional ideas.

    Christmas Tree Themes

    Christmas Tree Themes

    by Jaynie200018

  • If you're looking for a Valentines Day craft to do with your children you will find a great selection here, from treat packs, to love bugs, to butterflies, to crayons.

    6 Simple Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids

    6 Simple Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids

    by Chantele Cross-Jones23

  • What do you know about the Christmas story? Have you been told the truth about Jesus' birth? Read this to find out how versions of this story have differed slightly from the Bible's account of this miraculous event.

    The Christmas Story:  Myths and Misconceptions

    The Christmas Story: Myths and Misconceptions

    by Erin Bower8

  • Ghouls and goblins the witching hour is here, don your baking hats and dust off that caulrdon to whip up creeptastic treats for all !

    Halloween Party Food Ideas for Kids

    Halloween Party Food Ideas for Kids

    by ezzly4

  • 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.

    20 Fabulous Halloween Food Ideas

    20 Fabulous Halloween Food Ideas

    by iZeko0

  • Here are 12 ideas for inexpensive, easy (almost no talent required) gifts to make for those on your Christmas list.

    One Dozen DIY Stocking Stuffers

    One Dozen DIY Stocking Stuffers

    by Linda Lum10

  • This is a collection of humorous Limericks and other poems that were written for St. Patrick's Day by myself and a group of other writers. I hope you enjoy them.

    Limericks and Poems for Saint Patrick's Day

    Limericks and Poems for Saint Patrick's Day

    by Tony Payne112

  • Purchasing a gift doesn't have to empty your wallet. By using your creative imagination, your recipient will be quite pleased with these ideas.

    50 Gift Ideas Under $10

    50 Gift Ideas Under $10

    by Linda Bilyeu4

  • 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

  • There's a lot of preparation that goes into making Passover ritually acceptable. Here are some ways to make it fun, too!

    Passover Fun for Everyone

    Passover Fun for Everyone

    by Brainy Bunny43

  • Why buy a boring chocolate-filled advent calendar when you could DIY a great personalised one and fill it with fun little gifts; your children will love it more too!

    Ten Great DIY Advent Calendar Ideas

    Ten Great DIY Advent Calendar Ideas

    by Chantele Cross-Jones7

  • 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.

    9 Must-Have Halloween Decorations

    9 Must-Have Halloween Decorations

    by Jayme Kinsey17

  • Easter is coming up, so it’s time to explore ideas for Easter crafts for preschoolers. Here are 15 easy and fun Easter crafts you can do with your kids! Have fun!

    15 Easter Crafts for Preschoolers

    15 Easter Crafts for Preschoolers

    by Tatiana0

  • Make a heart shaped Valentine's Day card with this easy to follow picture tutorial. Gather the materials you need and create a unique Valentine for your special someone. Making cards is fun and easy

    How to Make a Heart Shaped Valentine's Day Card

    How to Make a Heart Shaped Valentine's Day Card

    by HOWTOMAKEA0

  • The BEST date ideas for Valentine's Day. You'll find creative, romantic and fun Valentine's Day date ideas in a list of date and gift ideas for Valentine's Day and the history of Valentine's Day.

    Romantic and Cute Valentine's Day Date Ideas

    Romantic and Cute Valentine's Day Date Ideas

    by Laura Writes12

  • These ideas on how to keep Christ in Christmas explain the meaning of the Christmas symbols: Christmas colors, Christmas wreath and the Candy Cane. They give meaning to Christ centered activities.

    Ten Ideas on How to Keep Christ in Christmas

    Ten Ideas on How to Keep Christ in Christmas

    by Dora Weithers59

  • Thanksgiving is a time for families to get together and enjoy traditions. What better way than to recite a few Thanksgiving poems together? Learn how to create those memories here.

    Thanksgiving Poems

    Thanksgiving Poems

    by Linda Hoxie17

  • 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.

    8 Best Reasons to NOT Give a Live Bunny for Easter

    8 Best Reasons to NOT Give a Live Bunny for Easter

    by Becki Rizzuti10

  • I especially like to see how creative others have gotten with the design of an ASCII art Christmas tree. It can be kept simple or be quite complicated. I've yet to see one I don't like.

    Christmas Trees in ASCII Text Art

    Christmas Trees in ASCII Text Art

    by Laura Brown1

  • Here are 15 Factoids on Christmas Tree Trivia. The Christmas Tree has been a staple of the holiday tradition, but how many of us really know the truth behind that wonderful evergreen?

    15 "O' Christmas Tree" Trivia Facts

    15 "O' Christmas Tree" Trivia Facts

    by Jimm Fowler0

  • 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!

    The National Christmas Tree at the White House

    The National Christmas Tree at the White House

    by Stephanie Hicks23

  • On this page you'll find fun things to do at your Halloween party. Game ideas: Eyeball Race, Capture the Witch, Mummy Wrap, Jack-O-Lantern Decorating, Costume Contest, and more. Lots of photos.

    7 Fun Things to Do at Your Halloween Party

    7 Fun Things to Do at Your Halloween Party

    by Faye Rutledge3

  • Thanksgiving is about being with family and friends, and the next best thing is sending a card! Here are 30 Thanksgiving card messages to let distant loved ones know you're thinking of them.

    30 Thanksgiving Card Messages and Sayings

    30 Thanksgiving Card Messages and Sayings

    by Tatiana2

  • Not sure what to get someone for Christmas? How about some snowman poop! Really, it's marshmallows, hot chocolate, and a cute poem; perfect for just about everyone!

    Snowman Soup Recipe and Poems

    Snowman Soup Recipe and Poems

    by lisa422

  • Have a frugal Christmas using common items found around the house to decorate your home for the holiday season. Natural elements like pine cones and evergreen add an attractive and sustainable touch.

    Natural Christmas Decorating Ideas for the Home

    Natural Christmas Decorating Ideas for the Home

    by Dolores Monet0

  • Here is a list of fun Easter basket ideas for teens. From games to snacks to accessories, an Easter basket made of these gifts is sure to be well-loved.

    Easter Basket Ideas for Teenagers

    Easter Basket Ideas for Teenagers

    by Marissa32

  • 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.

    How to Craft Beautiful  Egg Ornaments You Can Keep Forever

    How to Craft Beautiful Egg Ornaments You Can Keep Forever

    by Sherry Hewins50

  • The Elf on a Shelf : Sadism disguised as Christmas fun. At what point do you hate your kids so much that you think it's okay to psychologically torture them for an entire month?

    Elf on a Shelf: Express Route to Childhood Trauma

    Elf on a Shelf: Express Route to Childhood Trauma

    by Carrie Peterson3

  • Always wanted to make a Magnolia wreath? Here's how you can make a fresh magnolia wreath with simple instruction. Fresh Magnolia wreaths help to make the season festive.

    How to Make a Magnolia Christmas Wreath

    How to Make a Magnolia Christmas Wreath

    by anglnwu6

  • It's almost that time of year again, and our naughty elf, Snowflake, will be up to no good. I've included 73 great ideas for little girls and boys that they'll love--my daughter certainly did!

    73 All-Out and Zany "Elf on the Shelf" Ideas

    73 All-Out and Zany "Elf on the Shelf" Ideas

    by Joanne Kristin0

  • St. Nicholas, who morphed into Santa Claus, was a real historical figure but much of what is known about his is mainly legend. St. Nicholas was a famous bishop in the early days of Christianity and he was known throughout the Mediterranean...

    St Nicholas and the Merchant's Daughters

    St Nicholas and the Merchant's Daughters

    by Chuck Nugent2

  • Winter is coming... and so is Halloween! Do you want to dress as Khal Drogo, or Khaleesi? Ned or Catelyn Stark? How about Jon Snow? Or is it Jamie or Cersei? I'll show you how to dress like them all.

    6 Game of Thrones Halloween Costume Ideas

    6 Game of Thrones Halloween Costume Ideas

    by HalloweenRecipes45

  • Rock out to these thriller tunes this Halloween! This playlist churns out 50 rocking songs featuring witches, ghosts, monsters, devils and music that is just plain spooky.

    Best Halloween Playlist

    Best Halloween Playlist

    by Marcelle Bell3

  • While shopping this holiday season, make sure to stop by your local dollar store for the perfect Christmas stocking stuffers. Not only will you like the variety of options, you will love the price!

    The Dollar Store Is THE Store for Stocking Stuffers!

    The Dollar Store Is THE Store for Stocking Stuffers!

    by Jeannie InABottle21

  • This year's Christmas village houses and accessories have arrived! See a few of my favorite village miniatures, and start, or continue, your own collection.

    My Favorite Christmas Village Houses

    My Favorite Christmas Village Houses

    by Gina Valley1

  • There are so many Christmas Albums out there and so many that deliver fond and joyous memories. Next year, the list might be different, but here are, in my humble opinion are the 10 Greatest Christmas Albums of All Time...

    The 10 Best and Greatest Christmas Albums of All Time

    The 10 Best and Greatest Christmas Albums of All Time

    by David R Bradley8

  • There is nothing worse than getting a generic Christmas gift from someone you love that is the exact opposite of what you like. Here are some tips on how to give a gift even a coworker would love.

    Last-Minute Christmas Gifts That Show You Care

    Last-Minute Christmas Gifts That Show You Care

    by bje1173

  • Samhain, Hallowmas, All Hallows' Eve, Hallowe'en: the holiday's Pagan origins—as told by someone who loves the holiday.

    Where Did Halloween Originate?

    Where Did Halloween Originate?

    by Nicole Canfield18

  • 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!

    How to Celebrate Halloween at Home

    How to Celebrate Halloween at Home

    by Jessica Marello2

  • 'Tis the season, for Christmas word games! Here is our list of over 100 words about everything from the birth of our Lord Jesus, to Santa and snow days!

    111 Merry Christmas Words for Word Games

    111 Merry Christmas Words for Word Games

    by Tatiana0

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