It's so simple and inexpensive to make outdoor decorations from bits of shrubs and berries you have right on your property.
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.
Learn over 20 quick and easy recipes for Halloween-themed shots and shooters that looks as deliciously spooky as they taste.
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.
Halloween is around the corner, but there is still time to plan a great party. Here are some spooky food recipes.
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.
Information on the Chinese Rabbit year and the personality traits of those born during the year of the rabbit.
Another in a series of articles about decorating the church for Christmas and Advent. Using the everyday materials of cardboard and acrylic house paint, our group transformed the worship space.
With the growing popularity of succulents, these Thanksgiving centerpieces feature low-maintenance plants and how they can be used effectively in any flower arrangement.
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!
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.
Kids will leave your doorstep with a smile and you won't have to worry about any of the issues we can have with candy in the 21st century.
Find some ideas for carving your pumpkins this year, including designs inspired by Harry Potter, bats, and popular images, stories, and tales.
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.
Is Santa Claus real? Did he ever exist? Was he invented by Coca Cola? Learn the answers from my interview with him in person.
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.
30 humorous, wacky, surprising, and just plain silly gift ideas to bring to your next white elephant gift exchange.
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 may seem strange for criminals to have a patron saint as people who engage in crime are sinners. However, Christianity is about redemption and, as the patron saint of thieves, St. Nicholas works and tries to turn thieves in his care away from a life of crime. In this story he succeeds in turning two young thieves around.
Some people have traditional foods they eat on New Year's Day for good luck throughout the year. See if your lucky foods are listed.
Eggs are everywhere during Easter, and this decadent Pineapple Mousse encased in hollow chocolate eggs is no different. This recipe is perfect for a beginner!
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...
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.
Jewel-toned illustrations make this children's picture book adaptation of Henry Van Dyke's story a good selection for Christmas reading.
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 holidays can be incredibly stressful. I've written this helpful step-by-step guide based on years of being a mom and a grandma. Your holidays are sure to go from "stressful" to "a breeze"!
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!
'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!
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.
July 4th is the most American of holidays. But, as familiar as it is, here are eleven things you may not know about Independence Day.
Most people don’t want to be alone for the holidays. Here are some ways you can reach out to people you know or suspect will spend the holidays alone.
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.
Here's a great craft for young and old. Very inexpensive and easy to do with great (and creepy) results.
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.
By doing a White Elephant Gift Exchange you can save money and make your holiday party less stressful and more fun and memorable.
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.
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!
Great facts and traditions about the American Flag, how to display it and dates when it is typically displayed.
This article is filled with great, and sometimes gross, party snack ideas. Find recipes for appetizers, desserts, snacks, and party ideas for kids.
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!
Steps for how to make your own Christmas present costume and a photo gallery of finished products for inspiration.
Have an egg roll like they do at the White House. Make sculptures with carrots and toothpicks. Learn the Bunny Hop. Bake a carrot cake. Enjoy these new family traditions and create Easter memories.
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.
Tackle the winter blahs with these 8 fun family-friendly activities. Eat “Monster Toast.” Make gingerbread play-dough and have fun with shaving cream.
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.
Christmas traditions differ from one country to another. This article is about the most interesting and even unique traditions from around the world.
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!
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.
Did you know that Christmas was banned for about 400 years? Christmas in Scotland is truly magical, these days! Let me tell you about the beautiful winters and flaming puddings.
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.
Halloween in its various forms has been around for many centuries, especially in Northern Europe, where it originated. Here are ten fun facts that you might not know about the popular fall holiday.
DIY rose heart craft for adults & kids to make and give as a Valentine's Day gift or to hang up in your home as a decoration. I love making craft projects with my children. It's a great way to spend
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.
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.
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.
Looking for educational Thanksgiving activities for your kids? Read to find 5 fun craft ideas to help teach your kids all about the Thanksgiving holiday.
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.
Decorating for Halloween can be wicked fun but can also break your piggy bank wide open. The only thing you'll break with these ideas is your neighbors' hearts when they wish they had thought of them!
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!
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!
Use cardboard, paint, and brown bag to age a Halloween tome and making a stunning, spooky Halloween or fall decoration.
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?
Cathy Le Feuvre looks at ways in which to keep down the cost of Christmas - and it's never too early to start planning!
Here are some funny Thanksgiving jokes I came across and wanted to share. I hope you enjoy a good laugh or groan. These can be fun way to break the ice or smooth rattled nerves. Happy Thanksgiving.
It's almost Christmas! This article will provide you with everything you need to get you into the holiday spirit!
Oh so gory, but oh so tasty and sweet. Here's a great little Halloween treat for those that love the taste of white chocolate.
From Louis Prang's art to artistic renderings of famous homes, these images are sure to bring back memories for you!
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."
Learn to make an interactive Christmas Card that will be cherished for years to come. Great approach to turning store bought or self-made cards into more than just another card. Simple and fun!
In my recollection, there has not been one Thanksgiving without some kind of stuffing. I wanted to share an adaptation of one of my favorite recipes.
Looking for the perfect present from amongst the top boys toys this year? This is the top ten list of toys for boys this 2017 season.
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.
Some of the best Thanksgiving stories are unknown by parents. Here are a few of great read alouds to enrich your Thanksgiving celebration.
When you eat your Thanksgiving dinner, know that the food comes from many different states. See if your state is represented.
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.
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.
Pumpkins come in dozens of shapes, sizes, and even colors. Which ones make the best jack-o-lanterns?
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!
Memorial Day is the kick off to summertime fun, but June offers bushels of holidays to prevent boredom and create good memories.
Bag charms never seem to go out of style and they are so easy to make. Make a special personalized Valentine for a lady in your life - your mother, sister or a special someone.
Here you'll find step-by-step directions for three different designs. Includes pictures for a simple spider web cupcake design, pull-apart spider web cupcakes, and spooky looking spider cupcakes.
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.
Looking for movie night ideas for Valentine's Day date night at home? Here are seven great romantic movies sure to set the mood!
Do you have piles of wine corks that savor memories of good cheer from the Christmas fun and you can't part with them. Then this project is for you. Make some Christmas reindeer out of your wine corks and put them out for the holidays to keep your memories fresh.
Here you will find quick, printable templates for greeting cards for the Year of the Rooster, celebrating Chinese New Year. Children and adults can print, color, and give out these holiday cards.
Plastic buckets and pails are a great alternative to gift bags. They are practical, cheaper, and keep on giving. Decorating them makes for a personal, fun way that won't quickly be forgotten.
Decoration Day in the South has been celebrated for hundreds of years. Learn about the rituals and traditions of this holiday that may have inspired the modern day observance of Memorial Day.
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.
What is Christmas in Singapore like? Simply put, it is a season of dazzling lights, hearty celebrations and gracious sharing.
Modern Christians will celebrate Christmas this week, most not knowing where the traditions they so love, originated from.
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!
Valentine's Day should be enjoyed by all. Pick an ASCII art and send it to someone, family, friend, or more than just friends.
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!
Even though Valentine's Day comes but once a year, it is such a joy to send and receive cards. See some neat images and get some ideas of what to say in a Valentine's Day card.
Christmas is the busiest time of year. Remember to take time out to remember the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ.
It was late on a cold, snowy night in February. I was on my way home through the slushy country roads of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, when much to my childish delight, I noticed a tree along the way that had been decorated for Christmas, wrapped in...
Don't let fear of the candy thermometer keep you from making candy. Here are some easy recipes for an office party, potluck, or as a last-minute gift. All you need is a microwave or saucepan.
Part of Christmas activity in the office is to make a Belen from recycled materials. You will be amazed with the creativity.
Stumped for ideas on what you should go as for Halloween this year? Sick of the same boring costumes at the store? Here are some ideas for costumes you can make yourself at home!
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?
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.
Making homemade Father's Day gifts can be quick and easy. All of these ideas can be done in less than 30 minutes.
As a writer, one of my greatest joys is entertaining my kids with my work - I wrote this story some time ago but it still holds special meaning to me (maybe I'm just a fan of my own work...ha ha ha)
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!
Information of the year of the pig and the personality traits of those born during the Chinese year of the pig.
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.
This traditional recipe for plum pudding is steamed in a calico cloth. The recipe has been handed down through generations so it has been tried and proven time and again.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
For the first time ever, Descanso Gardens hosts an interactive holiday season light show, Enchanted: Forest of Light. Guests stroll along a one mile path to 8 different interactive colorful displays.
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!
A great classic recipe for Christmas cake. Easy to make and a joy to eat. Indulge, after all, it's Christmas time.
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!
Enrich your Christmas spirit by celebrating Advent, four weeks leading up to Christmas & a time of penitence & hope. Calendars, colors & candles enrich the season.
Need ideas for your family Christmas gatherings? Here are eight great Christmas games that families will surely enjoy.
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.
Crisscrossed ribbons will bring an elegant look to your Christmas tree, and surprisingly, it's probably a lot simpler than you think.
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!
Need Christmas party cookies? Try these adorable red and green Gingerbread men with fast and easy cookie dough recipes and ideas.
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.
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.
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.
Christmas is a time when everyone is looking for peace. These 28 devotions are the perfect way to prepare for the holiday!
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!
There's a lot of preparation that goes into making Passover ritually acceptable. Here are some ways to make it fun, too!
Straight from the horse's mouth, um, I mean turkey's mouth comes a riveting look at this holiday from the turkey's point of view!
Here you'll find five kid-focused and Christian-friendly Christmas traditions that aim to remember the reason for the season: Jesus!
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
Not in the mood to go out on New Year's Eve? Did your friends all bail out on you? Still want to have a good time? Find out how to have fun on December 31st on your own.
Create homemade snowflake Christmas ornaments with the kids using baking soda! These charming ornaments make wonderful Christmas gifts!
A step by step guide with images of how to plant and use vetches as Christmas decorations. This is the Maltese tradition of gulbiena.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Check out these recipes to help plan your holiday meals. Stuffing, dressing, sweet potatoes, dinner rolls, cranberry relish, pumpkin whoopie pies, and much more! Happy Holidays!
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!
Add a Halloween witch light to your fall decorations. This is a simple, easy-to-make Halloween craft for kids or adults. It uses felt, raffia, and a string of lights to bring the witch to life.
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!
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.
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?"
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.
Here are some common sense tips and suggestions to help you keep your kids, your pets and your home safe on Halloween night.
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.
Two deities and dozens of well-known mortals were born or are celebrated on December 25th. Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas!
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!
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.
The Pilgrims were not the first to celebrate Thanksgiving in America and this holiday's traditions have continued to evolve since the Pilgrims.
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.
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 basic, round Christmas ornament is one of the most common-shaped ornaments you can find. But that doesn’t mean that they are any way boring.
A look at some stores and other places to find cheap Christmas decorations. Christmas trees, Christmas ornaments, Christmas villages, and more!
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.
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.
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.
Tips for holiday buyers who want to purchase responsibly this Christmas. Here are actual examples and some photos of what makes a product "green."
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.
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...
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.
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?
Hanukkah is Chanukah is Hannukah is Chanukkah. The holiday is spelled different ways but the festival celebrates two miracles in Jewish history.
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.
Here are a selection of ASCII art dogs, puppies, and mutts to inspire you for the Year of the Dog in Chinese astrology.
Being separated from your partner at Valentine's Day may feel even worse than not having a Valentine at all. Here are some tips to help you get through the holiday together even if you're apart.