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.
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.
Try making these unique homemade Christmas cards for your friends and family. They are the perfect scrap buster for all of those leftover fabrics you have in your sewing room, and they're a snap with this easy step-by-step tutorial.
We only hear the song "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" during the Christmas holiday season, but in reality, there are many Rudolphs among us all year long.
Christmas brings a unique spirit. Peace and love abound in a rare atmosphere of good will. Many become depressed after the holiday, but you can still stay happy after the celebrations have ended.