With Christmas just around the corner, many people feel the financial blues when they think about all of the gifts they need to purchase for friends and family. The current economy has left many people with less money to spend on gifts than they’re used to having during the holiday season.
More than just ordinary Christmas decorations, Chrismons are a white and gold ornaments crafted to resemble ancient religious symbols. This article discusses 24 Chrismon ornaments and examines their meanings.
Follow along with this guide for a quick and easy way to safely preserve and store your synthetic Christmas tree.
Bring the outdoors indoors this Christmas with rustic and sustainable Decorations.
Running out of time to buy Christmas cards? Learn how to make a fun, DIY Christmas cactus greeting card with just a few simple, inexpensive materials.
The legend of Santa Claus has gone through a number of iterations. How did a much-loved fourth-century Greek bishop morph into the "right jolly old elf" we know today?
The Christmas songs, films, and stories of today often sanitize and embellish the story of Christ's birth, but in reality, it was a humble and crude affair. God often shows His glory in the most humble of circumstances.
Whether it's been a great year or a crummy one, many of us experience more stress than usual around the holidays, so I wanted to share some easy ways we can lift our moods. stress-relief isn't "one size fits all," but sometimes, small things can boost our spirit and help us feel better.
There are many ways to collect and wear antique and vintage Christmas Jewelry. This article discusses the many types of Christmas jewelry, the companies that create it, common themes, display options, and value. Photos of pieces from my personal collection are also included.
When were candy canes invented? How did they become a part of Christmas? Are they religious symbols or just sweet and minty treats used to decorate Christmas trees?
Many people sing "Joy to the World" during the holidays, but few know the origin of the song or how it came to be a popular Christmas carol.
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 in the months leading up to December. Start early; make a list of who you have to buy gifts for. Create a spreadsheet and list out the shops or websites that sell the gifts that you want to purchase.
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, which 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.