You can have an attractive present without splurging big bucks on elaborate bows, decorated wrapping paper, and rolls of ribbon. Check out the ideas and tips for frugal gift wrapping.
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"!
Who doesn’t love a good Christmas party? Make the party a time to remember with these fun Christmas party games for kids, families, and office parties!
Christmas is around the corner, and this year I have vowed to focus more on being kind to others. These are ideas that are cheap or free that will hopefully lift peoples' spirits!
Thanksgiving Dinner was a big deal when I was growing up. I’m going to share recipes for family Thanksgiving favorites such as potato salad, baked mac & cheese, sweet potato pie, and banana pudding.
Struggling to find the right words to write in your Christmas card? You've found the solution to your predicament!
What is Christmas in Singapore like? Simply put, it is a season of dazzling lights, hearty celebrations and gracious sharing.
Two deities and dozens of well-known mortals were born or are celebrated on December 25th. Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas!
Most people have heard of Mother's Day, Christmas Day, and Memorial Day, to name just a few, but how many know about Global Beatles Day, or International Beer Day. In this article we will look at 12 lesser known observances that you probably never heard of.
Bi Visibility Day is observed every September all over the world and is an important day to bring awareness to the unique challenges that bisexual people face. We can overcome the stigma that bi people face by using this day to increase visibility for the bi community.
Halloween witches potion bottles craft. Make Halloween witch's potion bottles easily using recycled bottles and jars. Witches brew bottles labels.
Tackle the winter blahs with these 8 fun family-friendly activities. Eat “Monster Toast.” Make gingerbread play-dough and have fun with shaving cream.
In the U.S., many people send Easter cards to family and friends who live far away when they cannot see each other during this holiday season. Here's a pop-up card everyone will enjoy getting.
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.
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.
Throwing a party and need an idea for party favors? Try the grab box! Great for Christmas or birthday parties.
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!
A list of Christmas charades ideas, perfect for parties or as a game for a family gathering. Christmas charades words list
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.
Easter egg hunts are not just for children! Use these ideas to host an adult egg hunt between you and your partner or a group of friends.
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.
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.
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.
These sparkly, jeweled firecrackers make the perfect decorations for the 4th of July! They are super easy to make and look great.
Wearing green is the most popular way to celebrate St. Patrick's day. Originally, green had nothing to do with the foundation of the holiday. The tradition of wearing green came from the expression of Irish pride.
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.
Create this fun and special dry erase board for Thanksgiving using inexpensive supplies. This project is fun for all ages and makes a great photo prop for Thanksgiving family photos.
Holiday crafts and decorating projects don't need to be fancy or expensive. This festive patchwork Christmas Tree is made from magazine photos, glue, some simple trimmings, and some holiday spirit!
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.
It is your turn to host the Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner. Of course, you want things to be just right. This easy hosting and meal plan will help you get the job done so that you can enjoy the day.
Every day is a good day for a laugh, especially St. Patrick's Day! Here you'll find jokes and riddles that are sure to make children chuckle.
Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire, prides itself as England's mistletoe capital. An annual event in the run-up to Christmas celebrates this festive plant which grows in abundance in this region.
We heard the song about Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer only during the Christmas holiday, but there are many Rudolphs among us all year long.
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.
Cathy Le Feuvre looks at ways in which to keep down the cost of Christmas - and it's never too early to start planning!
Detailed instructions on how to carve an Elsa pumpkin from the Disney movie Frozen. This technique is different from the normal way of carving a pumpkin ... It's a better easier way.
As the parent of a five-year-old autistic son, I know how hard it can be to find a present for a child with autism as well as any child with developmental delay or other special needs. If like me, you are on a strict budget this Christmas then here are some suggestions for Christmas gifts for children with Autism that won’t require a bank loan.
Thanksgiving: a simple way to express gratitude and relax with loved ones or a stressful, complicated family fight. This article explains how to create the perfect, stress-free holiday.
A family documents their celebration hoping it will enthuse and ease Thanksgiving preparation for cooks and planners who need a little inspiration - includes ideas and recipes.
For my Halloween 2018 display, I made a Georgie skeleton and his sailboat. This is the little boy from one of the best new scary movies 'IT'. Here is a step-by-step guide for making this skeleton for your front yard display.
A tutorial about how to create a Halloween image using an app (Over) on your mobile phone that features yourself. Time to wow your Facebook friends.
Speeches are a wonderful way to spread a very important message whether it’s for a cause or keeping the truth in holidays. Share one of these Easter speeches or poems with your family this Easter!
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.
Despite bringing those we love together, Christmas can be a very hectic time of year. Here are a few tips to help it go a little more smoothly.
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.
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.
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!
Add a Halloween witch light to your fall decorations. This is a simple, easy-to-make Halloween craft which uses felt, raffia, and a string of lights to bring the witch to life.
Wearing something fun at Easter gives the holiday just a bit more sparkle. Making boutonnieres and corsages is quite simple, and you can wear your handiwork or make one for someone special.
Hey, big kids wanna have fun too! But teens and tweens can feel awkward joing in traditionally "little kid" activities like hunting for Easter eggs. Here's a great idea for including those older kids and letting them have some fun too!
Some Celtic people may or may not be making crop circles in the middle of the night, but Celts and their descendants have surely made outstanding films to enjoy on St. Patrick's Day.
A look at some stores and other places to find cheap Christmas decorations. Christmas trees, Christmas ornaments, Christmas villages, and more!
Make some magic this Christmas with edible gingerbread ornaments. Whether you have the kids and family help or surprise them Christmas morning, this is a fun and delicious project for everyone.
Snow came to Hundred Acre Wood early that winter. Unhappy Eeyore receives a surprise and understands the meaning of the charitable Christmas spirit from Pooh and Piglet.
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?
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!
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.
The long, lazy days of summer are over, and it's easy to descend into a fall funk. But don't despair! Autumn is the perfect season to slow down and create special stress-free moments with your family.
When thinking of Halloween, you usually think about fancy dress parties, fireworks displays, and various other social observances, but for some, these activities don't seem quite so enticing.
You can explain independence day, and the whole revolutionary war in less than 10 minutes at your 4th of July picnic only using condiments and pennies.
Here are some common sense tips and suggestions to help you keep your kids, your pets and your home safe on Halloween night.
Mums are strong, fearless, loving, kind, gentle, and above all else, are always there for us no matter what! To celebrate Mother's Day, here are 10 amazing mums from all over the world.
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...
This article will show you how to make a paper bell. You'll also find some bell-themed songs to listen to while you're crafting.
How-tos for three easy Christmas crafts using glass ball ornaments. Decorate your tree with these cute ornaments or give them as gifts.
Finding gifts for people who play baseball can be a hard task, but here are some things they will be sure to love!
Learn about ten celebrities and famous people born on Christmas. Do these people share anything in common? Find out and take the quiz to test your knowledge of these famous Christmas babies.
Find out the history of Black Friday and just why it's "Black". You will be surprised to learn the simple reason.
Check out these "hearth-warming" options for decorating your home this holiday season, even if you don't have a Christmas tree.
Christmas brings a unique spirit. Peace and love abound in a rare atmosphere of good will. Many become depressed after the holiday, but you can still stay happy after the celebrations have ended.
Find free printable Christmas coloring pages featuring the nativity, Santa Claus, angels, Christmas trees, and famous cartoon characters.
Every year the Christmas season begins a little bit earlier with a bigger focus on commercialism. This simple tradition will help keep Christ the center of your countdown to Christmas.
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!
Creative and great-looking homemade gift ideas for Father’s Day. Father’s day gifts that dads will actually appreciate.
Dyngus Day, or Wet Monday, is a Polish-American celebration of food, pranks, polkas, and parades in Buffalo, New York. Celebrating the end of Lent, the beginning of spring and the start of a courtship season, the festivities bring out the Polish in everyone.
Short on money and want to give your mom a Mother's Day card? Or are you creative and want to customize and print your own card to give to mom? This tutorial will walk you through creating and printing your own Mother's Day card. Great for kids!
A collection of popular and favorite Christmas Carols for kids, includes YouTube clips and interesting facts about the Christmas song.
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.
Looking for decorating ideas for your Easter cupcakes? Find out how to make festive cupcakes with marshmallow Peeps and jelly beans all wrapped in a kid-friendly DIY cupcake wrapper.
'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!
Halloween has changed as it crossed the Atlantic from Europe and is now fervently celebrated in North America. Following are 13 modern 20th-century songs that delve into the dark but festive holiday.
It's Halloween Time at Disneyland once again! Here is your guide to all the things you can expect at the park this Halloween season!
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!
Easter is just around the corner; how will you wish your friends and loved ones a Happy Easter? Here are 20 happy Easter messages and wishes to send out this April!
Beautiful poems that will inspire you with their verse and messages as they celebrate the special bond between mothers and children. Whether it be through a mother's eyes as her child grows up or a child reflecting back on his memories.
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.
The traditional Christmas holiday is expensive and not very "green." Here are a few suggestions on how to make your holidays more earth-friendly while creating some new and fun traditions.
Are you looking for ways to take some of the stress out of the holiday season? For many people, holidays compound worry, fatigue, and financial burden. Here are some thoughtful ideas for coping.
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.
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.
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!
A witch greeting craft that uses clear string lights and a pizza box. So easy to make and very impressive to view.
A brief history of the first Thanksgiving and the second first Thanksgiving and its journey to 'Please pass the gravy'—and why we have a woman to thank.
Do you have a long gift list? A gift from your kitchen might be the answer. But what if you're also short of "talent in the kitchen"? No need to be a Master Chef to make these treats.
Christmas comes with joy already built in. No personal spending is required to embrace the Christmas spirit and spread cheer. Here are six activities to enhance Christmas joy with no extra money.
Men should have every right to enjoy Easter just as much as women, yet many Easter products just aren't manly enough. Check out some suggestions so you can make the perfect manly Easter basket.
Christmas is coming! Have you picked out gifts for your employees yet? Here's a list of great gift ideas to celebrate and recognize your loyal employees over the holiday season.
Looking for movie night ideas for Valentine's Day date night at home? Here are seven great romantic movies sure to set the mood!
Here you'll find five kid-focused and Christian-friendly Christmas traditions that aim to remember the reason for the season: Jesus!
If you live in a small apartment or house then you know decorating for Christmas can be a challenge. Don't let that stop you from making your apartment a beautiful treasure for this holiday season.
Enrich your Christmas spirit by celebrating Advent, four weeks leading up to Christmas & a time of penitence & hope. Calendars, colors & candles enrich the season.
I'll show you how to make a zombie door with this step-by-step guide that uses my own photos. This 'The Walking Dead' door can be a scary delight in your yard this Halloween.
Easy and fun Mother's Day crafts for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners. Ideas include handprint crafts, photo crafts, picture frames and more to make great Mother's Day gifts.
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.
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.
A collection of printable crafts for Year of the Rooster. You can print Chinese New Year art projects for kids include greeting cards, coloring pages, bookmarks, and lanterns.
Christmas word searches of varying difficulties, including a snowman-shaped word search for children.
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.
Shed the old and prepare to embrace the new. Give yourself a fresh start in the New Year with this simple to-do list.
The history and origins of Christmas is neither plain nor clear, but much can be found with patience. One researcher's conclusions.
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...
Start another Thanksgiving tradition using this sample Thanksgiving Acrostic for the Family Gathering. Directions are included. Make your family gathering an auspicious occasion this and every year.
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!
Looking for that amazing yet easy-to-make Halloween costume? Here's a list of six pop-culture inspired costumes that can be whipped up with just a few items and a little creativity.
Ahh, the Thanksgiving Day potluck--a marathon kitchen gathering that reminds me of office "team-building" exercises, which leads me to ask "what type of cook are you?"
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.
Hanukkah doesn't need to take second place to Christmas anymore. Learn how to make your celebration something you and your family will look forward to each year.
Learn about the fiber craft of needle felting and see a step-by-step tutorial on how to sculpt a needle-felted reindeer Christmas tree ornament!
With the growing popularity of succulents, these Thanksgiving centerpieces feature low-maintenance plants and how they can be used effectively in any flower arrangement.
Holiday madness is bad enough, but throw in bad holiday music and it is sure to ruin the season. Here are the worst holiday songs on my list.
Your Christmas tree isn't complete without this cute cardinal ornament! This polymer clay bird is sitting in its nest a top a bell, waiting to celebrate the holidays and ring in the new year.
While Christmas is the season for giving, did you know that you can help a child in need any time of the year? Sending a shoebox full of necessities is an easy, direct way to make a huge impact.
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 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!
Learn how to make fresh Christmas centerpieces for under ten dollars. Learn simple tricks and money-saving techniques to create inexpensive beautiful centerpieces.
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!
By doing a White Elephant Gift Exchange you can save money and make your holiday party less stressful and more fun and memorable.
Tis the season for Easter and Ostara. Here you'll find some humorous text-covered, bizarre, and interesting pictures that I've found over the years.
As the older generation passes on and the younger one grows up, when and how does responsibility shift for hosting family gatherings?
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.
These pumpkin poop treats in a jar treats are perfect for handing out to little stinkers, er, I mean trick-or-treaters on Halloween night!
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.
Elf on the Shelf has become a Christmas tradition for many families. If you think you can't enjoy the tradition with a baby, think again! There are several cute ideas to start this tradition early!
Fill their stockings with these unique and traditional items that won't break the bank! Some unique and some more common ideas.
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.
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.
If you want to stay on budget and enjoy the true meaning of Christmas this year, here are some things you can do to make holiday parties and gift-giving more affordable and much easier to manage.
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.
Thanksgiving- and Fall-themed window paintings incorporate seasonal color changes and favorite characters in their designs. These themed paintings add a festive flair to any home or storefront.
Celebrate America’s Independence Day with this rocking 4th of July playlist! Add some patriotic songs to your summer workout or cookout playlist.
How to make your own Christmas tree with branches. Do it yourself Christmas trees ideas. Homemade crafts with step-by-step instructions videos and photos.
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 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.
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.
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.
Thanksgiving is coming! And to get you in the holiday spirit, I have put together a list of movies to watch, food to eat, and activities to do to get you ready for fall!
This is a simple Christmas craft project for kids. These cute reindeer were made from wooden clothespins. They can be as plain or fancy as you like.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Information on the Chinese Rabbit year and the personality traits of those born during the year of the rabbit.
This is a hub about how to make a small book out of a deck of cards. Mine is on "52 things I love about you" that I made for my husband.
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
Want to have epic stockings this year? Look no further. Here's a list of over 95 inexpensive stocking stuffer ideas for your kids' stockings.
Make a decorative Easter tree with this easy, step-by-step tutorial. It is inexpensive to make and you can use it to decorate your home during Easter for many years to come.
Every year we get exposed to a few new Christmas songs. Most pass by without fanfare, while every now and then, one catchy tune succeeds. Following are ten tunes that ought to receive more airplay.
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.
I make all my own scary Halloween decorations for our front yard display. This is the 3D skull with blood and cobwebs that I made. Here is a step-by-step guide with photos. It is easy to make and very effective to scare the kids out trick or treating.
Make glamorous, ghoulish, or a ghostly costume in one night. It can be done by looking in your household closets and using your arts and crafts skills. Use makeup on hand for facial expressions.
Tips on how to make a memory filled 4th of July and make new traditions in your family at the same time.
Tell your dad how much you appreciate him with one of these Father's Day wishes. It's up to you to choose whether you want to say something sincere or funny.
Common Chinese New Year business customs for those new to working with the Chinese. Everything begins with the auspicious colour of red.
Plastic eggs are available to buy if you want to make a child-friendly Easter tree this year. Small children love crafts, but painting fragile egg shells may be too difficult for them. Choose plastic instead. Learn how to coat plastic cheaply and easily so that they can be painted with watercolors.
A roundup of printable templates for lucky red envelopes, bookmarks and lanterns for kids to color and cut for Year of the Dog – Chinese New Year.
From Louis Prang's art to artistic renderings of famous homes, these images are sure to bring back memories for you!
Part of Christmas activity in the office is to make a Belen from recycled materials. You will be amazed with the creativity.
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.
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.