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  • Need ideas for your family Christmas gatherings? Here are eight great Christmas games that families will surely enjoy.

    Christmas Games for Your Family

    Christmas Games for Your Family

    by dayzeebee74

  • Picture directions for kids to make snowman soup with lots of gift ideas. Easy, fast, and fun.

    Kids' Recipe: Snowman Soup

    Kids' Recipe: Snowman Soup

    by Virginia Kearney7

  • 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.

    Ten Fun Facts About Halloween

    Ten Fun Facts About Halloween

    by Harry Nielsen0

  • A Valentine's day Disney gift guide for the girl in your life. I had so much fun putting together this guide for you!From charming cups to adorable charms, you're going to find something to love.

    Disney-Themed Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Her

    Disney-Themed Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Her

    by Lyndsay Gamber2

  • 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.

    How to Make a Manly Easter Basket

    How to Make a Manly Easter Basket

    by Jeannie InABottle11

  • 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.

    New Year's Day Lucky Foods

    New Year's Day Lucky Foods

    by Margaret Minnicks0

  • Here are some fun and easy Thanksgiving arts and crafts ideas for kids, including: Thanksgiving popcorn art, balloon turkeys, hand and feet turkeys, sugar cube art, and a leaf thank you card. card.

    Five Fun Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Ideas for Kids

    Five Fun Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Ideas for Kids

    by blessedmom15

  • 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.

    My Experience With Christmas in Scotland

    My Experience With Christmas in Scotland

    by Silver Fish8

  • It's so simple and inexpensive to make outdoor decorations from bits of shrubs and berries you have right on your property.

    DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorations

    DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorations

    by Ellen Gregory2

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

    Ten Ideas on How to Keep Christ in Christmas

    Ten Ideas on How to Keep Christ in Christmas

    by Dora Weithers59

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

    Best Halloween Playlist

    Best Halloween Playlist

    by Marcelle Bell3

  • What's green, gooey, and good to eat? Green slime salsa dip! This recipe is easy to make, yummy to eat, and gross to look at. That's right: it's the perfect creepy recipe to serve at Halloween time.

    "Green Slime" Salsa & Dip Recipes for Halloween

    "Green Slime" Salsa & Dip Recipes for Halloween

    by HalloweenRecipes0

  • 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.

    DIY Spring Décor : How to Make an Easter Tree

    DIY Spring Décor : How to Make an Easter Tree

    by Jamie Brock9

  • This is a super simple recipe and decorating technique to creates an edible bouquet that even a beginner baker can make. It is constructed on a flat surface so it is easy.

    How to Make A Simple Valentine Cookie Bouquet

    How to Make A Simple Valentine Cookie Bouquet

    by iamradiantrose0

  • Holla Mohalla is a unique Sikh festival held annually at Sri Anandpur Sahib, India. It is a big event for Sikhs around the world and also marks the beginning of the Sikh New Year.

    Hola Mohalla: Celebrating Valor

    Hola Mohalla: Celebrating Valor

    by Shaloo Walia10

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

    What Is Mistletoe?

    What Is Mistletoe?

    by Caren White4

  • The National Christmas Tree at the White House in Washington, D.C., has been a holiday tradition since 1923. Learn about its history, decorations and where you can see the National Christmas Tree!

    The National Christmas Tree at the White House

    The National Christmas Tree at the White House

    by Stephanie Hicks23

  • 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.

    Hanukkah History: Chocolate Gelt Coins

    Hanukkah History: Chocolate Gelt Coins

    by Melanie Palen8

  • Raksha Bandhan is a celebration of brother and sister love. This is an Indian celebration but over the years has expanded to people all around the world. What, why, and how are explained here.

    How to Prepare for and Celebrate Raksha Bandhan

    How to Prepare for and Celebrate Raksha Bandhan

    by Rieenna0

  • How to make Disney inspired Easter eggs for Easter. An easy way to decorate your eggs and add some Disney to your Easter!

    Disney-Inspired Easter Eggs

    Disney-Inspired Easter Eggs

    by Lyndsay Gamber1

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

    Meaningful Christmas Quotes With a Message

    Meaningful Christmas Quotes With a Message

    by gfarmer4

  • 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.

    How to Help a Child at Christmas? Stuff a Shoebox!

    How to Help a Child at Christmas? Stuff a Shoebox!

    by Kathleen Cochran18

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

    15 "O' Christmas Tree" Trivia Facts

    15 "O' Christmas Tree" Trivia Facts

    by Jimm Fowler0

  • This article discusses a Nordic tradition that takes place on Christmas. It used to be said that, on Christmas, the souls of the dead would ride from house to house - they were the Asgard March.

    Asgard March: A Nordic Christmas Story

    Asgard March: A Nordic Christmas Story

    by R MacKempian0

  • This is how a view mothers day. I suppose this is from a child's point of view, since I have no children. Unless- do pets count? I'm theoretically a mom because of them, right?

    I'm Not A Mom: Mother's Day

    I'm Not A Mom: Mother's Day

    by Samantha0

  • 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.

    Wearing Green on St. Patrick's Day

    Wearing Green on St. Patrick's Day

    by Deborah Minter1

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

    111 Merry Christmas Words for Word Games

    111 Merry Christmas Words for Word Games

    by Tatiana0

  • Here are some common sense tips and suggestions to help you keep your kids, your pets and your home safe on Halloween night.

    Halloween Safety Tips

    Halloween Safety Tips

    by Sadie Holloway0

  • 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...

    The Snow Tree: A Photo Gallery

    The Snow Tree: A Photo Gallery

    by Brian Gray14

  • I love the look of delicate crochet snowflake designs for enhancing my holiday decor. An important part of that is properly blocking your designs. This page will show you how.

    How to Block Crochet Snowflakes

    How to Block Crochet Snowflakes

    by Mona113

  • 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!

    Homemade Outside Halloween Decorations on a Budget

    Homemade Outside Halloween Decorations on a Budget

    by Katherine Sanger2

  • 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.

    Six Christmas Activities With No Extra Spending

    Six Christmas Activities With No Extra Spending

    by Dora Weithers38

  • Joys and sadness of Easter in the late 19th century as recalled by my uncle Charles Copeland Burg (1889-1961).

    Easter Memories From 1900

    Easter Memories From 1900

    by Shelley H Cruz6

  • Need a fun theme for an office Christmas party? Try an ugly-Christmas-sweater-themed event. This article will give you ideas on how to make an ugly Christmas sweater without breaking the bank.

    Making Ugly Christmas Sweaters

    Making Ugly Christmas Sweaters

    by Julie Grimes12

  • These songs will put you in the Christmas spirit, but also make you think about what the season really means.

    8 Meaningful Christmas Songs

    8 Meaningful Christmas Songs

    by GreenEyes16070

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

    DIY Christmas Craft: Easy Oven-Bake-Clay Ornaments

    DIY Christmas Craft: Easy Oven-Bake-Clay Ornaments

    by Donna Herron20

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

    Snowman Soup Recipe and Poems

    Snowman Soup Recipe and Poems

    by lisa422

  • 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.

    Handmade Food Gifts

    Handmade Food Gifts

    by Linda Lum12

  • 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...

    Tinsel and Garland Decorating Ideas

    Tinsel and Garland Decorating Ideas

    by MakinBacon1

  • 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!

    A Thanksgiving Turkey's Final Words

    A Thanksgiving Turkey's Final Words

    by Ken Ratajczak2

  • We often end up with a ton of garbage after the Christmas holidays. It's time for us to help out in reducing and recycling waste. Here are 10 eco-friendly tips for the holidays you can easily do.

    10 Eco-friendly Tips for the Holidays

    10 Eco-friendly Tips for the Holidays

    by Chin chin0

  • 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!

    Cheap and Easy Ways to Be Kind This Christmas

    Cheap and Easy Ways to Be Kind This Christmas

    by Sarah Spradlin4

  • 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.

    Thanksgiving Southern Family Feast Recipes

    Thanksgiving Southern Family Feast Recipes

    by rmcrayne28

  • This article reflects on our experience with a great, made-in-the-U.S., outdoor nativity scene that we absolutely loved.

    Outdoor Nativity Set Made in the USA

    Outdoor Nativity Set Made in the USA

    by Nancy Tate Hellams100

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

    Thanksgiving Poems

    Thanksgiving Poems

    by Linda Hoxie17

  • 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.

    How to Get Kids to Open Presents Slowly

    How to Get Kids to Open Presents Slowly

    by Karla Iverson2

  • A quick and easy Halloween treat that isn't tricky! Made with seasonal monster cereal, each creepy little cupcake is full of flavor and fright. Perfect for parties and kids can help!

    Franken Berry Halloween Cupcakes

    Franken Berry Halloween Cupcakes

    by Heather Rode19

  • 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.

    Spooktober: Halloween Ideas for Introverts

    Spooktober: Halloween Ideas for Introverts

    by BunnyClaws0

  • 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)

    The Christmas Mouse

    The Christmas Mouse

    by Ralph Schwartz1

  • Halloween witches potion bottles craft. Make Halloween witch's potion bottles easily using recycled bottles and jars. Witches brew bottles labels.

    Make Witches Potion Bottles

    Make Witches Potion Bottles

    by Loraine Brummer0

  • Valentine's Day holds special memories for me because my mom always spent time helping me make my own Valentines when I was a child. She taught me all of the techniques her own mother taught her. I never handed out store bought cards.

    Homemade Valentine's Cards: A Fun Project for Kids

    Homemade Valentine's Cards: A Fun Project for Kids

    by Stacie Naczelnik39

  • Halloween bookmarks are fun to make. This one has an origami bat on the top. A fun paper craft for Halloween or any time of the year.

    Make an Origami Bat Bookmark

    Make an Origami Bat Bookmark

    by Sherry Venegas3

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

    Passover Fun for Everyone

    Passover Fun for Everyone

    by Brainy Bunny43

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

    Christmas Trees in ASCII Text Art

    Christmas Trees in ASCII Text Art

    by Laura Brown1

  • Family traditions are important for children. I have several favorite traditions that have great meaning for me, and I passed them on to my children. Cutting our own Christmas tree is just one.

    Christmas Traditions: Cutting Our Own Tree

    Christmas Traditions: Cutting Our Own Tree

    by Denise McGill5

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

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

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

    by Joanne Kristin0

  • 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.

    9 Easter Traditions to Share With Your Family

    9 Easter Traditions to Share With Your Family

    by McKenna Meyers2

  • 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.

    Frugal Gift Wrapping Tips

    Frugal Gift Wrapping Tips

    by Virginia Allain2

  • Christmas is big business in America. If you walk through Wal-Mart or Target in August, you'll feel like you need to put on a sweater and sip some hot chocolate. Santa faces are leering at you from the shelves, along with boxes and bows and reindeer...

    How to Have a Non-Consumerist Christmas

    How to Have a Non-Consumerist Christmas

    by juliaeverheart1

  • 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.

    How to Decorate Child-Friendly Plastic Eggs for your Easter Tree

    How to Decorate Child-Friendly Plastic Eggs for your Easter Tree

    by Isabel Melville3

  • 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.

    How to Prepare for Christmas

    How to Prepare for Christmas

    by Stephanie Elford0

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

    Last-Minute Christmas Gifts That Show You Care

    Last-Minute Christmas Gifts That Show You Care

    by bje1173

  • What kind of a Valentine's Day present do you get a man? What does a guy really want? The author polls her guy friends, does a little research, and comes up with her own idea on what a guy wants.

    How to Choose Valentine's Day Gifts for Men

    How to Choose Valentine's Day Gifts for Men

    by Carla J Behr9

  • Midnight Mass is a Holy Obligation Mass that likely requires some prior planning. Here, I'll talk about what new Catholics need to consider in advance of attending Midnight Mass.

    How to Plan Ahead for Midnight Mass

    How to Plan Ahead for Midnight Mass

    by Ice cold princess0

  • Find directions for creating four easy, quick, inexpensive, and fun Hanukkah decorations here: Latkes on a Plate, Maccabee Helmet, Hanukkah Banner, and Dreidel Box. Kids will have a blast and you won't have broken the bank buying supplies. Happy Hanukkah!

    Make Your Own Easy Hanukkah (Chanukah) Decorations

    Make Your Own Easy Hanukkah (Chanukah) Decorations

    by Rachel Vega8

  • 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.

    How to Make a Cork Craft Reindeer

    How to Make a Cork Craft Reindeer

    by Susan Britton17

  • 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.

    4 Cute and Easy Mother's Day Crafts for Kids

    4 Cute and Easy Mother's Day Crafts for Kids

    by Janis20

  • 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.

    Best Holiday Light Show in Los Angeles

    Best Holiday Light Show in Los Angeles

    by Jill Weinlein0

  • With all the hustle and bustle this popular holiday brings, it's easy to overlook simple safety concerns. Keep these tips in mind to ensure your child has a happy -- yet safe -- Halloween!

    Halloween Safety For Your Little Ones

    Halloween Safety For Your Little Ones

    by Cammie Galindo0

  • 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.

    Do Christmas Trees Go On Sale Black Friday?

    Do Christmas Trees Go On Sale Black Friday?

    by Christmas Shopper0

  • This ultimate holiday country music playlist includes 40 of the best festive songs that the genre has to offer. Celebrate the season with your favorite country legends and current stars!

    The Ultimate Holiday Country Music Playlist

    The Ultimate Holiday Country Music Playlist

    by Isabella King0

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