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.
Ever play Mummy? How about Ghost Busters? These 14 games are sure to keep a horde of young zombies busy and happy!
Use these Valentine's day greeting card messages for your girlfriend. Or you can write your own message using these tips. Your options include writing a love poem for your sweetheart.
For some people, the loss of family traditions or the excitement of the holidays can create a sense of grief. Perhaps it is time to change things to create a holiday that feeds the soul.
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"!
'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!
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.
Father's Day is a special time to show what your relationship means to you––whatever kind of father he is or was. Here are several ideas for choosing a gift that reflects the two of you together.
By doing a White Elephant Gift Exchange you can save money and make your holiday party less stressful and more fun and memorable.
Don't fall into the trap of pouring bucket-loads of chocolate into plastic eggs, consider alternatives to candy in your child's Easter basket.
How do you fill a child's Christmas stocking without wasting money on useless junk? Here are ideas for frugal and useful stocking stuffers for kids.
Is Santa Claus real? Did he ever exist? Was he invented by Coca Cola? Learn the answers from my interview with him in person.
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!
These adorable little ghosts are easy to make and taste just as fabulous as they look. Check out how easy it is to make these not-so-scary little guys for your next celebration!
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!
Many people have been asking if Christmas trees go on sale on Black Friday. Certainly on the approach to Christmas itself, festive trees, both artificial and real, are on sale, but whether or not any bargains are to be had is up to the individual retailer.
I love stuffing & dressing, for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Mother's Day, or anytime. I've found a great way to make a tasty stuffing out of a box by adding ingredients. Tasty and easy!
A fun and festive spin on a traditional breakfast favorite. This recipe yields a delicious treat that looks and tastes like no other French toast you have ever tasted. Perfect for Halloween.
From Louis Prang's art to artistic renderings of famous homes, these images are sure to bring back memories for 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 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.
A great classic recipe for Christmas cake. Easy to make and a joy to eat. Indulge, after all, it's Christmas time.
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.
Christmas traditions differ from one country to another. This article is about the most interesting and even unique traditions from around the world.
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.
Learn how to make quick, cheap, and easy Halloween costumes out of things laying around your house. You can make a memorable costume out of a pizza box, some foil, or a poster board! Photos included.
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.
For many people, tinsel and garland have now become synonymous with one another, with some now calling the combination garland tinsel or tinsel garland. In the past though, tinsel was though of as the long, thin, stringy silver that you hung on the...
New Orleans lives for Mardi Gras. Combine this popular, outdoor celebration with the rich music of the city and the result is a lively, collection of upbeat songs that captures the spirit of the day.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
Keep the peace during holiday gatherings. If you have ever had a holiday ruined by hurt feelings and hurled accusations, you know how devastating it can be. Here are some ideas to help you cope.
I've always loved this song and its message that I should give what I can to my Savior even if it isn't much, but recently I learned this song had another important message that I needed even more.
Aging adults with mobility issues, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, or dementia can become isolated during the holidays. How can we help them to feel physically comfortable during family gatherings?
Here you'll find five kid-focused and Christian-friendly Christmas traditions that aim to remember the reason for the season: Jesus!
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has been a Christmas staple for almost a century. This is the story of how Rudolph's modest origins as a simple store give-away in 1939 became a Christmas classic.
My comprehensive list of music for Halloween with a heavy emphasis on classic rock. Add some of these to your playlist for this year's big party or haunted house.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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!
Wondering what you should do after on New Year's Day? Here are 10 fun and practical activities you can do to ring in the new year!
Throwing a party and need an idea for party favors? Try the grab box! Great for Christmas or birthday parties.
"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.
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.
Want some ideas to make your Valentine's Day rock this year? Check out these ideas for high school teens to make the day special for your sweetheart or for somebody who doesn't have one!
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.
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.
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!
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.
In the Victorian Era, ideas of Pilgrims, women, and turkeys at Plymouth were created by one widow in her ladies' magazine. Her 40 years of campaigning changed Thanksgiving for the next 150 years.
Trans Siberian Orchestra's music has popped up around the world synchronized with home Christmas lights. Enjoy this collection of 12 songs with amazing Christmas light displays.
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!
I love Halloween. Every year, I can’t wait for it to roll around. I even splurge on the full-size candy bars – and, no, I won’t tell you where I live. But I don’t want to spend too much decorating. There are plenty of things you can do to decorate your house without going broke. Most of them you can do yourself, and if I say that, then you should know they’re all super easy because I’m one of the least craft people I know!
Create your own Christmas tree with the following easy steps. You can complete this DIY project within 1-2 hours. This project is kid-friendly and safe with adult supervision and some item prepping.
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)
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!
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.
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.
A list of Christmas charades ideas, perfect for parties or as a game for a family gathering. Christmas charades words list
Skyrim costumes can be made easily from common materials. All it takes is a little inspiration and imagination.
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.
If Santa photos are a holiday tradition, then why are some tiny tots so terrified of the jolly old man in red? Learn the answer and see lots of funny photos of kids who can't get away fast enough.
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.
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.
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.
Family traditions during the holidays are a great way to spend the holiday season. Here is my family's tradition of the Christmas orange.
Easter is a fun-filled time for children, as well as a Christian festival. Here's how the focus on eggs at Easter started and continues.
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.
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.
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.
Thanksgiving is about much more than feasting, watching football and snoozing. Share your blessings with others and you will be rewarded ten-fold.
Finding gifts for people who play baseball can be a hard task, but here are some things they will be sure to love!
Some of my favourite Christmas ornaments are associated with the Charlie Brown Characters. Charlie Brown Christmas remains a mainstay of Seasonal TV programming
Is your father widowed? Father's Day can be an excellent time to give him thoughtful gifts that benefit not only him, but you as his child. The article suggests ways to give.
Christmas is filled with all kinds of traditions; but where do they come from, and what do they mean?
The kids are on break, and you're trying to prepare the holiday meal. These tips will keep your kids inspired, busy, and out of your hair. They will have fun, and your work will get done faster!
Fill their stockings with these unique and traditional items that won't break the bank! Some unique and some more common ideas.
Cathy Le Feuvre looks at ways in which to keep down the cost of Christmas - and it's never too early to start planning!
Miltary members enjoy gifts that can either be shared with their fellow soldiers, or honor their unit.
Check out this easy and fun tutorial on how to make these super cute sequin firecracker decorations for 4th of July. Opt for a sequined or a bejeweled version!
Mummies, pumpkins, and vampires—oh, my! Besides those ghoulish delights, you'll find 30+ other Halloween-themed charades ideas here.
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.
Homemade cookies are the bomb but when you've never baked before or followed a recipe how are you going to do it? Its easy, I promise. Let's make cookies!
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!
Look here to find some really cool, creative, and unique presents for the nerdy father in your life. The gift ideas come in a range of prices and subjects.
Making angel ornaments for the Holidays is a great way to connect with your family. Using recycled materials like an empty diet coke can make them more fun and affordable. You will love it!
Alternative film choices to get you through the long months of xmas season. These movies are not necessarily about Christmas, they are just set around the holiday season.
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.
There are many Buddhist and government public holidays in Thailand. Read about some of the long five-day weekend holidays that I have experienced while living in different parts of Thailand.
Something that you have personally made for someone can have a very special meaning, and, it doesn't have to be expensive or difficult to make.
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!
Shed the old and prepare to embrace the new. Give yourself a fresh start in the New Year with this simple to-do list.
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!
Don't forget pregnant moms on Mother's Day. Although their child is still unborn, a mom begins motherhood long before her bundle of joy makes their entrance. Gift her with something special.
This article is filled with great, and sometimes gross, party snack ideas. Find recipes for appetizers, desserts, snacks, and party ideas for kids.
Struggling to find the right words to write in your Christmas card? You've found the solution to your predicament!
As Valentine's Day approaches, finding the perfect gift for your loved one has never been more important. This year skip the store and create the perfect gift your loved one will never forget.
Need Christmas party cookies? Try these adorable red and green Gingerbread men with fast and easy cookie dough recipes and ideas.
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.
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!
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.
Finding the perfect gift is the key to being sure that your white elephant gift party is a success. Here's a list of 10 great white elephant gift ideas.
Most people don’t want to be alone for the holidays. Here are some thoughtful ways you can reach out to people you know or suspect will spend the holidays alone.
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.
The true spirit of Christmas lives on in each of us, as we share what we have with others and extend love and forgiveness. As long as we endeavor to do those things, Santa Claus will always be real.
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.
You've probably heard of Hanukkah - many non-Jews have. But you may be surprised to learn that it's not an especially religious celebration. Because it falls at the end of the Georgian calendar year - November/December time - it's often associated...
Tips for holiday buyers who want to purchase responsibly this Christmas. Here are actual examples and some photos of what makes a product "green."
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?"
Try something new this year and host your own Christmas Caroling Party. This guide provides tips to planning a successful caroling party.
Enrich your Christmas spirit by celebrating Advent, four weeks leading up to Christmas & a time of penitence & hope. Calendars, colors & candles enrich the season.
Do you want to make an Easter dessert that is both adorable and disgusting at the same time? Well, I have the recipe for you! Bunny poo poo is an easy new Easter snack that is sure to be a hit.
Different versions of Santa Claus and his companions including the real St Nicholas, Sinterklaas and Black Peter, Pelznickel, the Krampus, Ded Moroz and Old Father Christmas
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.
Use two round cake pans and a loaf pan to make an easy snowman-shaped cake. It's simple to make, and your kids will have tons of fun decorating it.
Fall is in full swing and winter is near, this can mean only one thing: Thanksgiving is near. Here are a few examples of Thanksgiving poems to read at your celebration.
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.
What’s better than a good joke to get you feeling festive? Children's education experts agree that sharing jokes is an excellent way to develop language skills. Kids don’t care about that; they just want to laugh! (And for the grown ups in the...
This is a list of some funny New Years resolutions including technology and diet related resolutions.
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.
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.
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.
Tackle the winter blahs with these 8 fun family-friendly activities. Eat “Monster Toast.” Make gingerbread play-dough and have fun with shaving cream.
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...
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.
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.
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.
These ten easy Halloween snacks are a spook-tacular addition to any fall party. From candy corn rice crispies to spider cookies, you're sure to find a cute, delicious treat here!
How to make scary Halloween yard decorations from things you have on hand or can purchase inexpensively.
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.
Common Chinese New Year business customs for those new to working with the Chinese. Everything begins with the auspicious colour of red.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jewel-toned illustrations make this children's picture book adaptation of Henry Van Dyke's story a good selection for Christmas reading.
Do your own skeleton or skull makeup for Halloween or any spooky occasion. Be the creepiest one at the party!
The sights and sounds of Songkran, Thailand's traditional New Year water throwing festival held in April.
While there are a number of traditional, formal holidays we celebrate, there are also a number of unofficial holidays that can make your March more fun. Celebrate some of these days and see how your mood improves and your days seem more enjoyable.
Two deities and dozens of well-known mortals were born or are celebrated on December 25th. Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas!
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
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!
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!
A collection of popular and favorite Christmas Carols for kids, includes YouTube clips and interesting facts about the Christmas song.
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...
Make an evergreen Christmas wreath using inexpensive supplies and this step-by-step guide. Your guests will be welcomed to your festive home and greeted by the fresh aroma of a lovely wreath!
If you're a proud Canadian but haven't yet decided how you'll be spending your Canada Day holiday, here are a few fun ideas for showcasing your national pride.
Hanukkah is Chanukah is Hannukah is Chanukkah. The holiday is spelled different ways but the festival celebrates two miracles in Jewish history.
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.
Looking for a fun and creepy Halloween party food? These deviled brains (eggs) make a delicious and gory treat for zombies, monsters, and ghouls!
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.
This brother-and-sister duo are near and dear to me. They go all out for every holiday, dressing up like turkeys, presidents, and even shadows! If you're looking for inspiration, you've found it.
Today I share my collection of vintage Christmas trees and decorations, which span the decades between 1920 and 1960.
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!
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.
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.
Looking for fun Halloween activities for your kids? Read to find creative crafts, spooky snacks, and fun family ideas to get your children excited for the upcoming holiday.
This wall hanging will add a festive sparkle to your holiday decor, featuring your own jewelry as ornaments for this easy Christmas decoration. And you don't have to ruin your jewelry to make it!
Is Santa Claus real? This is a question on every young child's mind and dilemma for many a parent. But why destroy the fun and magic of Christmas in the interest of total transparency?
Single on V-day? Throw yourself a pity party or a mixer! Play games, watch some movies, and potentially drink. Ideas are outlined within.
This site features several printable paper lantern templates for the Year of the Rooster that are easy to print, color, and fold for Chinese New Year decorations.
A step by step guide with images of how to plant and use vetches as Christmas decorations. This is the Maltese tradition of gulbiena.
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!
How to celebrate Women's Day? There are tons of wonderful things to do on this special day. Use your heart to show how much you care and cherish a woman in your life on International Women's Day.
Learn how to plan a Christmas or holiday gift exchange at your office. Christmas gift exchanges can also be known as the Secret Santa game. Whatever you call it, the number one rule is to have fun!