I love crafting my own Christmas gifts, and this year, the folks on my list will be receiving these cute, easy-to-make candy cane Santa sleds. If you'd like to make some sleds of your own, follow along with these step-by-step instructions and process photos.
Get in the spirit of the holidays by crafting this adorable little snowman! This is a timeless handmade decoration that your family will adore for years to come.
I don't know about you, but I never get tired of Christmas songs that celebrate the birth of Jesus. In this article, I list my 10 favorites (videos included) and provide some background information about each.
This article lists five simple tips to simplify your Christmas shopping this year. Start with a plan and begin as early as you can. Pick out a day to do the majority of your shopping. Keep a list of the people that you want to buy gifts for and stores that you can get them in.
Australian Christmas songs are often playful, reflecting the humor of the land down under. Enjoy listening to the samples featured here. I've also provided the meanings behind some common Aussie slang terms to help you interpret the lyrics.
This article includes a description of the Christian festival of Christmastide and the customs, old and new, associated with the last day of the celebration: Twelfth Night. Twelfth Night marks the visit of the three kings—Caspar, Balthasar, and Melchior—to the newly born Christ.
When most of us think of classic Christmas tunes, songs like "Jingle Bells," "Deck the Halls," and "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" come to mind. Have you ever wondered why we play these songs and so many more during the holiday season? How do Christmas songs come to be?
Your friends will get a kick out of this cute "gingerbread" trailer.
Do you find yourself feeling let down on or after Christmas day or during the holiday season in general? Christmas day disappointment is more common than you might realize. There are a number of possible factors that might contribute to this strange phenomenon.
Your Christmas tree can become a valuable gift to local wildlife or an environmental group after the holidays.
Christmas cactus decorations are cute but can be expensive to purchase. Why not make your own decorative Christmas cactus with materials you already have at home? This craft is fun, easy, and a whole lot cheaper than purchasing the Amazon alternative.
How to teach your children the true meaning of Christmas.
Here are some directions and pictures that will help you build your own inexpensive advent calendar using supplies from the dollar store and craft stores.
Nowhere else in the world celebrates a longer Christmas than the Philippines. In this Southeast Asian nation, Christmas begins on September 1st and doesn't end until January 6th of the following year. Should Filipinos be proud of it?
You might have heard about Sinterklaas. Not to be confused with Santa Claus. Sinterklaas is an old man that looks similar to Santa Claus but is definitely his own person. Every year he and his "Black Petes" get on their boat and come to the Netherlands. CW: Blackface.
Get ideas to streamline storing away all the Christmas decorations. Take good care of all your special items.
There is probably no holiday in the world more steeped in tradition then Christmas. Here are just a few of these traditions, and there origins.
It is normal to see Christmas trees, ornaments, and lights around Christmastime. However, there are other products that are sold only during the Christmas holiday. Can you think of any items that are in stores or advertised on television just in time for Christmas?
People say "Happy Holidays" and the word "Xmas" are anti-religious. Wrong! Here's the real story behind those words.
In the age of social media and e-cards, Christmas cards are no longer sent through the mail as frequently as they were years ago. There are a number of reasons some people have stopped mailing them. There are also reasons some people choose to continue the tradition of mailing Christmas cards.
Here are seven printable designs you can use to make your own reindeer pop-up card. It's a good family craft project with covers children can color, and also includes a link to a printable pop-up reindeer for older children or adults to cut and assemble.
Creating a giving tree in your home this holiday season may be just the ticket for getting rid of the expectations for presents, the hassle of trying to keep up with Santa and the Elf on the Shelf, and for creating loving, generous kids that want to give and bless rather than receive each year.
Rather than a cut tree that will die after the holidays and be discarded, a living Christmas tree that is planted in your yard after the holidays beautifies your landscape and is full of holiday memories.
Christmas is a time for decorating, enjoying delicious winter treats, and filling your home with fun crafts. With these 16 easy Christmas ornaments to make with your kids, you and your family can all get into the Christmas spirit together as you decorate your home with love.