There is no one-size-fits-all approach to holiday shopping, but here are five steps to eliminate unnecessary stress from the equation.
How to make Disney inspired Easter eggs for Easter. An easy way to decorate your eggs and add some Disney to your Easter!
Christmas is a time when everyone is looking for peace. These 28 devotions are the perfect way to prepare for the holiday!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Today I share my collection of vintage Christmas trees and decorations, which span the decades between 1920 and 1960.
Akshaya Tritiya is an important festival celebrated by Hindus and Jains. Know more about this day’s origin, its significance and traditions.
Snowmen are part of the Christmas decorations and ornaments but they can really last all winter long, if it's cold enough outside.
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!
Memorial Day is the kick off to summertime fun, but June offers bushels of holidays to prevent boredom and create good memories.
Tips for holiday buyers who want to purchase responsibly this Christmas. Here are actual examples and some photos of what makes a product "green."
My selection of children's picture books about mothers and Mother's Day. Plenty of hugs and kisses in these selections!
Valentine's Day should be enjoyed by all. Pick an ASCII art and send it to someone, family, friend, or more than just friends.
It's almost Christmas! This article will provide you with everything you need to get you into the holiday spirit!
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.
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.
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.
Some of my favourite Christmas ornaments are associated with the Charlie Brown Characters. Charlie Brown Christmas remains a mainstay of Seasonal TV programming
It happens the third Monday of January every year: the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. This celebration has been a federal holiday since 1983 and it was finally formally recognized as such in all 50 states by 2000.
A pre-fab gingerbread kit looks easy, but they can be challenging. Here are a few useful tips, and a little humor, to help you get through the experience. If this article helps one person, my work here is done
Modern Christians will celebrate Christmas this week, most not knowing where the traditions they so love, originated from.
Don't toss those Christmas cards right after the holiday. There are dozens of ways to repurpose them.
As the parent of a five-year-old autistic son, I know how hard it can be to find a present for a child with autism as well as any child with developmental delay or other special needs. If like me, you are on a strict budget this Christmas then here are some suggestions for Christmas gifts for children with Autism that won’t require a bank loan.
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.
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...
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.
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"!
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.
Information on the lifestyle, characteristics, and personality of those born during the Chinese year of the Tiger.
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.
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!
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.
Miltary members enjoy gifts that can either be shared with their fellow soldiers, or honor their unit.
Information of the year of the pig and the personality traits of those born during the Chinese year of the pig.
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.
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.
Two deities and dozens of well-known mortals were born or are celebrated on December 25th. Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas!
Christmas traditions differ from one country to another. This article is about the most interesting and even unique traditions from around the world.
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.
St. Patrick's Day Parade People all over the world enjoy celebrating St. Patrick’s Day every March 17th. For many Americans, it’s a day of drinking, dancing, feasting, and general revelry. Many of us attend parades, or parties, or both!...
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!
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.
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!
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.
What should you do for the Pagan holiday Lughnasadh, a.k.a Lammas? Well, here's an article that's just full of ideas for you to help you plan your own celebration! Dig in!
Tell the story of Jesus' death and resurrection with the help of objects inside 12 plastic eggs. My kids LOVE this tradition, and my husband and I love that they are learning about Jesus!
Legends depict leprechauns as tricksters, so part of St. Patrick's Day is all about the wearing green, playing tricks on people, and having fun. Learn how to prepare a leprechaun hunt with clues!
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.
Use these 5 Christmas Themed Snowflake Templates to create beautiful and intricate decorations in your home this year!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Why buy chocolate Easter eggs from the store when you can make your own amazing treats at home? When you have control over the Easter eggs that you make, they're much more special! Here's how.
Create homemade snowflake Christmas ornaments with the kids using baking soda! These charming ornaments make wonderful Christmas gifts!
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.
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...
Here are a selection of ASCII art dogs, puppies, and mutts to inspire you for the Year of the Dog in Chinese astrology.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
This origami ghost looks good on a string for flying. Use double stick tape to stick to the wall in all directions. Fancy papers would make pretty ghosts if you want to break the traditional scary mold.
Halloween is around the corner, but there is still time to plan a great party. Here are some spooky food recipes.
Here are 12 ideas for inexpensive, easy (almost no talent required) gifts to make for those on your Christmas list.
An art teacher teaches how to make this adorable keepsake hand-print of your child using an easy salt dough recipe made with flour and water. Santa is painted with long lasting acrylics.
Ideas of great things to put into a St. Patrick's Day greeting card. Whether homemade or purchased, these are some fun things to add. Make someone's day with a Saint Patrick's Day card this year.
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.
Most people try their best to be honest, but there's one time a year that even the most truthful among us lie to themselves. Here's what you need to know about making a resolution: and sticking to it.
Throwing a party and need an idea for party favors? Try the grab box! Great for Christmas or birthday parties.
Christmas brings magical thinking to all children and Jennifer L. Holm's "Little BabyMouse and the Christmas Cupcakes" is the perfect book to begin the holiday season with its own magic that inspires.
If you're tired of killing the earth every time you wrap a gift, here's an environmentally friendly way to do it. Do you have old catalogs laying around? They can have a second life before you throw them in the trash.
Tips on how to make a memory filled 4th of July and make new traditions in your family at the same time.
This article will describe one design and theme for decorating the church and altar for Advent and Christmas. I hope it will serve as an inspiration for a design for your worship space in the future.
Looking for a few great ideas to put the finishing touches on your special Thanksgiving dinner table? This article shares fun, classic, easy ideas for creating a stunning holiday table.
Enjoy these rocking tunes from a Memorial Day playlist used for indoor cycling class. These songs will get your heart pumping and your holiday cookout off and running.
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!
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.
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.
Jewel-toned illustrations make this children's picture book adaptation of Henry Van Dyke's story a good selection for Christmas reading.
Single on V-day? Throw yourself a pity party or a mixer! Play games, watch some movies, and potentially drink. Ideas are outlined within.
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
A Handmade Halloween card is fun to make. Draw a skull that fits your mood and put wings on it. The flying skull is a version of the flying heart.
Celebrating Pagan holidays is not only a spiritual experience, but fun! Why not make the perfect cookie for your Equinox Celebration?
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.
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.
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.
Here are twenty things that you can make for your mother's, grandmother's or wife's special day. The gifts don't have to be perfect, just give it a try and mom will love it!
This is an easy craft for kids to make. This tutorial will teach you how to make an adorable bunny puppet.
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.
Thanksgiving is about much more than feasting, watching football and snoozing. Share your blessings with others and you will be rewarded ten-fold.
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.
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
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.
Christmas is the busiest time of year. Remember to take time out to remember the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ.
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.
Many holidays don't correspond with school vacations. With two kids away at school, this author is learning to be creative!
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.
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!
Joys and sadness of Easter in the late 19th century as recalled by my uncle Charles Copeland Burg (1889-1961).
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.
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?
This decorating scheme uses common, inexpensive materials to bring interest and meaning to the appearance of the church during the seasons of Lent and Easter.
Make lovely Christmas craft paper ornaments to hang on the holiday tree or back with a magnet for the kitchen. You can also use them for special gift tags.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
There's a lot of preparation that goes into making Passover ritually acceptable. Here are some ways to make it fun, too!
April is filled with a lot of crazy and fun holidays to celebrate. This article discusses several zany holidays you can look forward to observing in April. It also includes some simple stress relief techniques and three PB&J recipes in honor of National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day.
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.
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.
The Irish are well known for having 'the gift of the gab'—the ability to use words to make anything sound good! There is a wonderful tradition of Irish sayings, proverbs, and blessings—some funny, some wise.