Single on V-day? Throw yourself a pity party or a mixer! Play games, watch some movies, and potentially drink. Ideas are outlined within.
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.
Celebrate America’s Independence Day with this rocking 4th of July playlist! Add some patriotic songs to your summer workout or cookout playlist.
St. Nicholas, from whom Santa Claus has evolved, was a real person and saint who is still honored on December 6th, St. Nicholas Day, each year.
Bring a little Rock N Roll to your Halloween decorations this year with these KISS inspired pumpkin carving templates!
Christians can carve a pumpkin for Halloween that is not scary or a jack-o-lantern, but one that shares the message of Jesus, the Light of the World. Here are some free printable stencil templates.
Tutorials on how to create exceptional Christmas ornaments out of items you have around the house. Beautiful DIY holiday ornaments.
Going to a Halloween party this year, but have no idea what to dress up as? This article has 18 great ideas for last-minute costumes that you can put together without spending a lot of money.
Decorate brown paper bags for Halloween treat bags. Homemade treat bag ideas. Halloween treat recipes.
So you forgot about Valentine's Day. No Biggie! I got you covered with this super easy tutorial for making valentines out of printer paper.
Working at Toys R Us during the Christmas season was enough to make me almost lose hope that the true Christmas spirit still existed... until one little boy taught me a lesson that changed it all.
Using the Cards Template in Microsoft Word, you can quickly and easily create a custom card for that awesome father in your family. Whether it's for your own dad, your husband, your brother, or your son, use these steps to create a personalized card for them!
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.
Tutorial for making an easy and beautiful wreath out of inexpensive Christmas ball ornaments. Perfect for indoor or outdoor decorative wreaths.
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.
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.
A perfect fabric scrap buster, this rustic patriotic star wall hanging is just the decoration you need for the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, or anytime you want to show off your patriotism. Follow the easy step-by-step instructions, and you can finish this craft in an afternoon.
Wearing a costume to work is a fun way to celebrate Halloween at the office. But make sure that you follow a few simple costume guidelines so that everyone at work feels safe and respected.
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?
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."
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.
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.
Advent begins on the first Sunday of December. Here you'll find eventually find some special readings for 2017.
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...
Celebrate Easter with this cute bunny! This project uses just basic materials and can be simplified to do with all ages. Or you can add a lot of detail to dress up your bunny for the Easter holiday!
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...
Take a look at quotes from famous people on the power and benefits of having a thankful heart throughout every time in our lives.
Creative and great-looking homemade gift ideas for Father’s Day. Father’s day gifts that dads will actually appreciate.
Valentine's Day should be enjoyed by all. Pick an ASCII art and send it to someone, family, friend, or more than just friends.
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.
It’s time for the annual Thanksgiving gathering, and you might just be dreading talking with your friends and relatives. Here are some tips and techniques to keep the peace.
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...
Did you know that St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland whose holiday day is celebrated in March, was not Irish? What do shamrocks and Leprechauns have to do with St. Patrick’s Day? Continue reading to find out the answers to these questions and more.
Tips for holiday buyers who want to purchase responsibly this Christmas. Here are actual examples and some photos of what makes a product "green."
This Christ-centered Easter egg hunt is the perfect thing to bring the real spirit of Easter into your home while having a lot of fun with your family at the same time.
Here are twenty things that you can make for your mother's, grandmother's or wife's special day. The gifts don't have to be perfect, just give it a try and mom will love it!
Tips on how to make a memory filled 4th of July and make new traditions in your family at the same time.
Spending Christmas alone can be a fulfilling experience. Here you'll find five tips to help your day go by faster, such as working, focusing on the positives, or volunteering for a good cause.
There are certain Thanksgiving Day traditions that families hold dear throughout America. Here are some of mine.
A look at some stores and other places to find cheap Christmas decorations. Christmas trees, Christmas ornaments, Christmas villages, and more!
Contains easy, printable templates of coloring pages for Year of the Rooster for Chinese New Year units and celebrations. These sheets contain Chinese characters along with pinyin transliterations.
Parol or Philippine Christmas Star Lantern michael_swan, CC-BY-ND, via flickr We Filipinos from the Philippines and across the world love our local Christmas songs. As early as the first BER month of the year – September – many of us would...
Celebrating Pagan holidays is not only a spiritual experience, but fun! Why not make the perfect cookie for your Equinox Celebration?
I collected these up for my granddaughters, but I thought I share them here with you all too. Ready to bone up on your Halloween jokes?
First Father's Day gifts are so special. They mark one moment in time. The new or soon-to-be dad deserves an awesome gift to celebrate the occasion. Look here for some of the best and coolest Father's Day gifts for new dads.
This tutorial will demonstrate how you can create burned skin effects for stage, film or for Halloween. The effect will look realistic even from up close.
Some of the best Thanksgiving stories are unknown by parents. Here are a few of great read alouds to enrich your Thanksgiving celebration.
Steps for how to make your own Christmas present costume and a photo gallery of finished products for inspiration.
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.
It's wonderful to display photos of friends and family in your home, especially during the holidays. This cheery sign is a great way to incorporate your favorite photos into your Christmas decorating!
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...
Find some ideas for carving your pumpkins this year, including designs inspired by Harry Potter, bats, and popular images, stories, and tales.
Here are 12 ideas for inexpensive, easy (almost no talent required) gifts to make for those on your Christmas list.
Most people try their best to be honest, but there's one time a year that even the most truthful among us lie to themselves. Here's what you need to know about making a resolution: and sticking to it.
Navratri | Durga Puja is an Indian festival held twice a year and probably the most widely celebrated Hindu festival. Dedicated to Goddess Durga it's a nine night festival. Learn more about it...
Ideas for interesting, creative, and easy handmade, holiday cards. Awesome, DIY cards for inspiration.
Samhain, Hallowmas, All Hallows' Eve, Hallowe'en: the holiday's Pagan origins—as told by someone who loves the holiday.
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.
Looking for a few great ideas to put the finishing touches on your special Thanksgiving dinner table? This article shares fun, classic, easy ideas for creating a stunning holiday table.
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.
Nothing is more delectable than the smell of yeast bread baking. Here are two great sweet bread recipes: Russian Easter Bread is finer grained with the traditional candied fruit and Polish Babka, a lighter raisin bread.
Christmas is a time of joy and happiness. We set up our Christmas tree and wait for Santa to drop our presents. But there are many Christmas legends and creatures who aren't that sweet.
June may be the month when Father's Day, the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere and the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere occur, but there are a bunch of other fun holidays that you can celebrate this month, as well.
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.
Here is a list of 25 fun songs for your Christmas party or gathering, with a heavy emphasis on classic rock. Some are original, some are improved versions of traditional favorites.
Three family fruitcake recipes and "fruitcake cookies," plus the best commercial fruitcake I’ve ever found.
A Handmade Halloween card is fun to make. Draw a skull that fits your mood and put wings on it. The flying skull is a version of the flying heart.
31 humorous, wacky, surprising, and just plain silly gift ideas to bring to your next white elephant gift exchange.
The top 10 herbs and spices used during Christmas celebrations along with the lore associated with them. Photo gallery of the Christmas spices.
As the older generation passes on and the younger one grows up, when and how does responsibility shift for hosting family gatherings?
Kissing under a sprig of mistletoe is an old winter tradition in Europe and around the world. Is it pagan or is it Christian? Why do people do this? Here are some ideas about the origin and meaning of this custom.
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 are examples of father's day messages to write in a father's day card. Express something sincere or funny using these ideas to get you started. Use your words to make it a special day for him.
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.
I have two young daughters, and there has been a lot of talk about what they will be for Halloween. My mother seems to outdo herself when it comes to cute Halloween costumes for our girls.
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.
Wampanoag tribal elders saved the lives of the first Pilgrims, showing them how to identify & grow native food. This article is about the history of Thanksgiving and its native foods.
Every child's halloween party should be full of imagination and fun. Here are some great, sometimes funny, sometimes creepy, Halloween Games!
Do you want to color your Easter Eggs naturally this year instead of using commercial food dyes for your shells? You'll probably have some ingredients around the house that will work to color eggs!
Christmas shopping for a newborn isn't always the easiest task, but there are plenty of options for nice Christmas gifts for them.
Christmas is a time when everyone is looking for peace. These 28 devotions are the perfect way to prepare for the holiday!
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.
Easy, inexpensive, and last-minute ideas for decorating real or artificial pumpkins. Get inspiration for what to do with your pumpkin. All ideas don't require carving or gutting pumpkin.
Create a lovely cone shaped Christmas tree covered in sparkly rhinestones. This Christmas decoration is easy and inexpensive to make and you can enjoy it for many more years to come.
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.
The SMART system aims to help people achieve their goals, including their New Year's resolutions. Good goals are challenging but realistic and are measurable.
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 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.
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!
These sparkly, jeweled firecrackers make the perfect decorations for the 4th of July! They are super easy to make and look great.
A list of Christmas charades ideas, perfect for parties or as a game for a family gathering. Christmas charades words list
Wings are the most attractive part of a costume. Make your own Tinkerbell wings. Your little princess will surely be proud wearing her fantastic wings on her birthday, Halloween or costume party.
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!
The Pilgrims were not the first to celebrate Thanksgiving in America and this holiday's traditions have continued to evolve since the Pilgrims.
July is the month of summer vacations and lazy days. Add some extra fun to your month by celebrating some of these crazy holidays with your friends and family.
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.
Simple and quick crafts and games to do with kids to celebrate Thanksgiving. Turkey crafts and turkey-themed games to get you and your child into the spirit of Thanksgiving.
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.
These are messages, poems, and quotes to use for a Valentine's card, text message or other Valentine's wish. The wording examples are meant to express gratitude and acknowledge support for friends.
Not everyone loves horror movies. This list includes many good movies that aren't in other lists because I love watching Halloween movies, but hate horror movies.
What is the origin of April Fool's Day? What is the meaning of tomfoolery and other fool-ish things? What are some common proverbs and sayings about fools?
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.
Crisscrossed ribbons will bring an elegant look to your Christmas tree, and surprisingly, it's probably a lot simpler than you think.
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!...
This article will describe one design and theme for decorating the church and altar for Advent and Christmas. I hope it will serve as an inspiration for a design for your worship space in the future.
Easter is celebrated by many people all over the world in many different ways! Learn about a special Easter tradition and the origins that gave way to the entire holiday.
Don't toss those Christmas cards right after the holiday. There are dozens of ways to repurpose them.
Tis the season to be festive, but you're just burnt out. We all have those years. Don't worry about elaborate altars or casting circles; try these ideas for your holiday.
Being a mom isn't easy. Being a daughter isn't easy. Find valuable advice for moms and daughters in these letters, not only for Mother's Day but for every day.
As summer is coming to a close and vacations are over and done with, try celebrating these silly holidays to keep the fun in your life.
To be honest, I have no idea (I don't know her...) but my friends might be able to give you one. Read on if you're clueless about what to give or get your wife for Valentine's Day!
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...
Two projects that are quick and easy for kids to make for Valentine's day. Find out what supplies to get, where to get them, how to prepare these crafts ahead of time for smaller children and tips for smooth crafting. Includes pictures.
From non-vegan relatives to navigating traditional holiday foods as a vegan, here are some helpful tips for Christmas, Thanksgiving and other major food holidays.
If you are looking for a fun activity to brighten everyone's day at the office this spring, why not try "hopping" your co-workers? It is simple, inexpensive, and fun for all participants.
Check out these Christmas card wording ideas and examples and be inspired when it comes to writing your own.
With the growing popularity of succulents, these Thanksgiving centerpieces feature low-maintenance plants and how they can be used effectively in any flower arrangement.
Why buy chocolate Easter eggs from the store when you can make your own amazing treats at home? When you have control over the Easter eggs that you make, they're much more special! Here's how.
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.
Make unique Halloween decorations by upcycling plastic milk jugs into Jack-O-Lanterns. A great way to reuse something that would normally be considered trash.
Information of the year of the pig and the personality traits of those born during the Chinese year of the pig.
Mummies, pumpkins, and vampires—oh, my! Besides those ghoulish delights, you'll find 30+ other Halloween-themed charades ideas here.
Like Secret Santa exchanges but not the stress ? Learn how to create a Secret Valentines' Gift exchange for friends and co-workers and enjoy a fun gift exchange the week before Valentine's Day.
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.
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.
If you are interested in a small, simple and healthy Thanksgiving dinner, give this menu a try. You could also add some corn on the cob or creamed corn to round it out, with pumpkin pie, of course!
Great facts and traditions about the American Flag, how to display it and dates when it is typically displayed.
Legends depict leprechauns as tricksters, so part of St. Patrick's Day is all about the wearing green, playing tricks on people, and having fun. Learn how to prepare a leprechaun hunt with clues!
Learn how to make kid-friendly Halloween punches, complete with floating severed hands and ghastly garnishes.
If you're tired of killing the earth every time you wrap a gift, here's an environmentally friendly way to do it. Do you have old catalogs laying around? They can have a second life before you throw them in the trash.
How to make scary Halloween yard decorations from things you have on hand or can purchase inexpensively.
Valentine's Day is the year's most celebrated day for couples to express love and affection for one another. Here are some tips for how to please your significant other on this romantic holiday.
April is filled with a lot of crazy and fun holidays to celebrate. This article discusses several zany holidays you can look forward to observing in April. It also includes some simple stress relief techniques and three PB&J recipes in honor of National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day.
Need an idea for a fun and easy Halloween dessert to serve at a party or school function? This pull-apart pumpkin cupcake cake is super cute and very easy to make!
Christmas is the season to show love to other people. Here are my list of famous characters during this season.
Practical tips to learn how to survive hosting Thanksgiving include tips for prepping ahead, what to do the day of, managing clean-up, and enjoying yourself with friends and family on turkey day.
Many people have never heard of the fun Halloween event "trunk or treat," but it's a delightful evening full of chocolate, creativity, and contests!
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.
Need hors d'oeuvres ideas for your St. Patrick's Day party? From green drinks to green appetizers, try these ideas for a successful party!
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.
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.
Use cardboard, paint, and a brown bag to age a Halloween tome and a stunning, spooky Halloween or fall decoration.
If you find yourself in the Windy City over Thanksgiving there is plenty to do to keep you entertained.
Use these Valentine's Day Messages to write in your Valentine's Day Card. This page includes funny examples and general wishes for cards.
20 stunning Christmas tree decorating ideas. Get inspired by beautiful traditional and contemporary Christmas trees. Try something different this holiday season!
Get into the holiday spirit with this delightful project. This lovely Christmas tree skirt will add a handmade touch to your Christmas decor. All your friends will want one of their own!
Interested in starting a Halloween boo in your neighborhood? Check out this article to learn more about this fun tradition, what to do if you're boo'd this Halloween, and learn what boo sign is.
Many of us are familiar with the Easter holiday, but what is the real meaning of Easter and Lent, and what are some Easter and Lent traditions? Learn about Easter bread, egg frittata and palm weaving.
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.
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.
Like to be scared? Below are reviews of five of the most heart-stopping narrative horror podcasts on the internet to get you in the mood for Halloween!
A New Years trivia quiz to test your knowledge of the history and facts surrounding New Year and New Year's Eve.
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.
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.
Vintage holidays are nostalgic for many collectors. Here I reminisce about some of my favorite ornaments and collectables from my childhood.
The symbolism of Christmas includes many animals. Both those associated with the Christ story and earlier pagan traditions.
No Halloween party is complete without a table full of spooky and delicious treats to set the scene. These ideas are sure to tickle your taste buds and impress guests of all ages!
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!
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?
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 about the history behind the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Meurtos). Although you see lots of skulls with this holiday, it's not meant to be spooky. Make your own ancestor altar or sugar skulls.
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.
Do you love Halloween but hate having to wait until the end of the month to celebrate? Have fun all month long celebrating some of these silly holidays.
There are some truly oddball holidays most have never even heard of; the first 6 months of the year are put forth here for your amusement
Mother’s Day is coming up in just a few days. You should give her something that comes from the heart. Even those people who are not great writers will find that they can probably give their mom a great Mother’s Day gift using just a pen and paper.
Make christmas dinner like a pro with the Ramsay family. These delicious holiday dishes will have your mouth watering.
My selection of children's picture books about mothers and Mother's Day. Plenty of hugs and kisses in these selections!
Modern Christians will celebrate Christmas this week, most not knowing where the traditions they so love, originated from.
This is my true story of a lovely little visitor I had on Mother's Day in 2014, and how it will never leave my mind. Have you ever had a Cardinal Experience? Please enjoy!
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...
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.
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.
Looking for a list of Fourth of July vocabulary words, or planning a few themed word games for the kids? Then check out the following list of 100 Fourth of July words!
Tell the story of Jesus' death and resurrection with the help of objects inside 12 plastic eggs. My kids LOVE this tradition, and my husband and I love that they are learning about Jesus!
Instead of printing out pre-made shamrocks and clovers, learn to draw your own! This craft is great for a decorating and could easily be done by a group of kids in a classroom setting.