Need ideas for your family Christmas gatherings? Here are eight great Christmas games that families will surely enjoy.
A pre-fab gingerbread kit looks easy, but they can be challenging. Here are a few tips, gleaned from painful experience. I hope this information is helpful, in case you want to try one.
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.
Many holidays don't correspond with school vacations. With two kids away at school, this author is learning to be creative!
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.
It's almost Christmas! This article will provide you with everything you need to get you into the holiday spirit!
Wassail is a traditional British-Isles holiday punch made of apple cider, oranges, lemon, and winter spices. Redolent with cloves, cinnamon, and allspice, it's festive and warming—and easy!
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.
Who are some of the people that go unnoticed in your life? Read through this list of people who'd love to receive a plate of your Christmas cookies this year!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's so simple and inexpensive to make outdoor decorations from bits of shrubs and berries you have right on your property.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Akshaya Tritiya is an important festival celebrated by Hindus and Jains. Know more about this day’s origin, its significance and traditions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Easy craft projects that are skeleton and skull-themed just in time for Day of the Dead. Includes a skull coloring page. These crafts use a variety of media and range from child to adult skill levels.
Having financial difficulty this year and wondering how you are going to afford Christmas gifts this year for family and friends? I have a few ideas of gifts that are very affordable and thoughtful!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
New Year's Day arrives on different dates in the world, according to the culture in which it is celebrated. You might like to celebrate more than one!
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.
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.
Throwing a party and need an idea for party favors? Try the grab box! Great for Christmas or birthday parties.
How to make Disney inspired Easter eggs for Easter. An easy way to decorate your eggs and add some Disney to your Easter!
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!
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!
Memorial Day is the kick off to summertime fun, but June offers bushels of holidays to prevent boredom and create good memories.
Nativity sets are a traditional part of Christmas for many people. Find out more about their history, as well as collecting both antique and contemporary sets
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 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?
Whether you're trying to think of a New Year's resolution or you just need some new goal ideas, this article has lots of ideas to help you become a better version of yourself.
Create homemade snowflake Christmas ornaments with the kids using baking soda! These charming ornaments make wonderful Christmas gifts!
Learn over 20 quick and easy recipes for Halloween-themed shots and shooters that looks as deliciously spooky as they taste.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to holiday shopping, but here are five steps to eliminate unnecessary stress from the equation.
Whether you want to celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas or countdown the days until Santa Claus comes to town, these advent calendar theme ideas will surprise and delight the lucky recipients.
What is Christmas in Singapore like? Simply put, it is a season of dazzling lights, hearty celebrations and gracious sharing.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Halloween is around the corner, but there is still time to plan a great party. Here are some spooky food recipes.
When you eat your Thanksgiving dinner, know that the food comes from many different states. See if your state is represented.
'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!
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.
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.
May might be the month that Mother's Day is in but there are plenty of other holidays, as well. Celebrate these fun days in May for a great break from the ordinary.
Here are some common sense tips and suggestions to help you keep your kids, your pets and your home safe on Halloween night.
Madeline is everyone's favorite little girl from France and she also celebrates Christmas. Her Christmas book is a fun way to combine reading and a cultural experience in baking for Christmas.
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...
Suck at Valentine's day? Don't wanna spend the most romantic night of the year on the couch? Here's some things to consider.
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.
People feel obligated to spend a lot of money on some symbolic gesture of love on Valentine’s Day. Take heart! There are still ways to celebrate without breaking the bank.
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.
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!
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.
Joys and sadness of Easter in the late 19th century as recalled by my uncle Charles Copeland Burg (1889-1961).
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.
A collection of stunning-looking Thanksgiving appetizers, side dishes and desserts that taste just as good as they look. Ideas for your Thanksgiving dinner menu.
Since Christmas is fast approaching, I've put together a short list of key elements to help you make show-stopping drinks that'll no doubt impress.
These songs will put you in the Christmas spirit, but also make you think about what the season really means.
Today I share my collection of vintage Christmas trees and decorations, which span the decades between 1920 and 1960.
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!
Need Christmas party cookies? Try these adorable red and green Gingerbread men with fast and easy cookie dough recipes and ideas.
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!
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.
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...
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!
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.
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.
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.
This article reflects on our experience with a great, made-in-the-U.S., outdoor nativity scene that we absolutely loved.
Not sure what to write in a Christmas card to friends and family? Check out this list of greetings and letter writing tips, followed by festive ideas for spending more one-on-one time with your BFF.
Spritz cookies are quick and easy to make. You can make a hundred (or more) of these in an hour of baking, and they make great gifts for family and friends during Christmas and festive seasons.
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.
Making homemade Father's Day gifts can be quick and easy. All of these ideas can be done in less than 30 minutes.
This cute cat ornament is a cheery addition to any Christmas tree and fun to personalize for gift-giving. My tutorial includes all the directions and templates for making your own festive ornament!
Ever wondered about what Valentine's Day flowers go through before they get to you? Find out what a flower's journey might look like.
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.
Check out these "hearth-warming" options for decorating your home this holiday season, even if you don't have a Christmas tree.
Jewel-toned illustrations make this children's picture book adaptation of Henry Van Dyke's story a good selection for Christmas reading.
If you're trying to find the best white elephant gift idea for this year's Christmas exchange, then hopefully I can help. Each year I hold a neighborhood party that becomes the talk of the town.
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!
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.
This is an easy craft for kids to make. This tutorial will teach you how to make an adorable bunny puppet.
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)
Most likely there were was no cornucopia at the first Thanksgiving, so when did it become a part of our Thanksgiving holiday?
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.
Mango Peanut Butter Valentine's Heart Dessert is a no bake but easy and delicious fruity mango dessert for two people. It has only five ingredients.
Discover non-alcoholic drink ideas perfect for children, family, designated drivers, and anyone else wanting to have a little fun on St. Patrick's Day.
Halloween witches potion bottles craft. Make Halloween witch's potion bottles easily using recycled bottles and jars. Witches brew bottles labels.
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.
Valentine's Day craft fun equals a wonderful gift idea, so if you like to make your own decorations and cards, check out this pretty Ombre Heart homemade craft project. It's inexpensive and fun to ma
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.
There's a lot of preparation that goes into making Passover ritually acceptable. Here are some ways to make it fun, too!
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.
Enrich your Christmas spirit by celebrating Advent, four weeks leading up to Christmas & a time of penitence & hope. Calendars, colors & candles enrich the season.
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.
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.
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.
Part of Christmas activity in the office is to make a Belen from recycled materials. You will be amazed with the creativity.
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!
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.
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 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...
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.
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.
Snowmen are part of the Christmas decorations and ornaments but they can really last all winter long, if it's cold enough outside.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Find free printable Christmas coloring pages featuring the nativity, Santa Claus, angels, Christmas trees, and famous cartoon characters.
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.
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!
You better not cry, you better watch out, because Krampus is coming to town... and this ancient Christmastide demon isn't as forgiving as his jolly red-suited counterpart.
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.
A list of eight songs perfect for celebrating the festival of lights. Remind your friends and family about the miracle of Hanukkah by playing these holiday hits.
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.
Patriotic tee shirts are easy to design and paint. I'll show you how to make two simple designs to use as gifts for children you love.
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.
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.
Use these 5 Christmas Themed Snowflake Templates to create beautiful and intricate decorations in your home this year!
Looking for movie night ideas for Valentine's Day date night at home? Here are seven great romantic movies sure to set the mood!
Stumped about what to put in your annual Christmas letter? Then think outside the box. Maybe it's time for an extreme makeover.
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!
Reading "The Night Before Christmas" is a tradition in many families. Add a personalized version to your collection this year to create a feeling of belonging and interest in this beloved story.
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.
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.
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.
Fall is the perfect time to create memories with your family. Go apple picking. Design your own Halloween costumes, make a balloon turkey, and more.
With a bit of planning, you can bake tons of Christmas cookies all in one day. Here are some tips on how to make lots of cookies all at once.
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!
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.
A witch greeting craft that uses clear string lights and a pizza box. So easy to make and very impressive to view.
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!