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Christmas is the season of overdoing it. We plunge ourselves into Christmas foods, drinks, music, activities and events during the month of December. With all of the indulgences during the season, it’s easy to feel guilty for so many reasons. Instead... 

The holidays are expected to be times filled with meaning and joy, but sentimental feelings can evaporate in the cold reality of a holiday internet scam. Here are several ways to avoid scams this holiday season. Shop What You Know Businesses off all kinds,... 

Make your own halloween costume at home with a cardboard box and some good old fashion creativity. With Halloween on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking about costumes. While store-bought costumes are really easy to find, there’s nothing like... 

Save money this holiday season by doing your own gift wrap! Exquisitely wrapped gifts add a magical touch to Christmas. These shimmering silvery parcels or textured fabric bundles are a pleasant change from the mundane store bought gift wrap. But why... 

With some planning and bargain hunting you can still find great christmas presents for less than ! Well its just about ninety days til the big day every kid waits for so impatiently; they’ll start counting the days before Santa’s visit all... 

Its easy to paint your own autumn tablecloth using these simple materials and our How To guide and pattern. Autumn is my favorite season and I love to toss in some of falls blazing colors in the decorating scheme. Particularly at Halloween and Thanksgiving,... 

Home for Thanksgiving ... A fall centerpiece will give your thanksgiving day table a festive, comfortable setting! Thanksgiving is a time of reflection on the joys the year has brought us as well as a time to revel in the warmth of our family and friends.... 

Little details such as this guest check will make your dinner party one to remember.So what makes a dinner party memorable? You know; the one that people are still talking about years later like “You remember that dinner party the Wilsons threw... 

On one hand, it’s nice to have a large family and plenty of friends, but on the other hand, when you know a lot of people it seems like there’s always a birthday around the corner. Buying birthday cards and gifts can get expensive, and in... 

With Easter right around the corner, you might be wondering what the Easter bunny is going to bring this year. Yes, you can purchase a ready-made Easter basket off the shelf, but it’s not very personal, not to mention that it’s more expensive. Creating... 

Yes, you can simply break out the food coloring or purchase an Easter egg dyeing kit, but that’s not half as much fun as breaking out of the mold and trying something different. Consider these fun Easter egg decorating ideas for your family. First,... 

If you have young children in your family, the Easter egg hunt is probably one of the key highlights of your holiday festivities. But putting on a successful egg hunt is a little more difficult than it works. You need to make sure that the younger children... 

The New Year celebration is one of the oldest celebrations in the world, older even than Christmas. In every corner of the world, people have traditionally welcomed the new year, the focus being on family and friends, and new beginnings. Its a time to... 

Boxing day, a traditional celebration that dates back to the middle ages, was begun as a holiday for the working class. Specifically it was the practice of giving gifts to the employees or the poor, or just to people in a lower social class. There are... 

Many people do not know that January 1 was not always New Years. If we look back in history, New Years was a very popular celebration in many cultures but it was based on their calendar system and on the life of common people. For example, the Babylonians... 

The New Year is right around the corner. With another 365 days nearly behind, it’s normal to become reflective. Nonetheless some people find themselves at a loss for a Resolution, or minimally one they won’t break within the first month. So... 

While children start the 10 day Christmas countdown eagerly, there are those of us still biting our nails trying to figure out how to get everything done. The idea of fighting our way through Santa-filled, jingling crowds isn’t overly appealing,... 

Ok, you’ve been putting in over time at work, the kids are sick, the car needs repairs, and suddenly it’s Christmas eve and you’ve accomplished nothing in terms of gifts. What do you do? Step one, take a deep breath and don’t... 

When I was growing up it was my job to decorate the tree as soon as a step stool would allow me to reach the top. Dad was forever the back-seat decorator, insisting that this ornament and that light needed to be moved just a smidge. While I balked... 

We don’t necessarily have to give large gifts to be remembered for our thoughtful behavior. Some of the nicest things I’ve ever personally received are things that are smaller, and were well thought out to take into consideration what I liked... 

Your holiday table should be as festive as the occassion. With these little napkin decorations unwrapping your napkin will feel like getting another gift. Purchase some small glassine, or decorator envelopes, and using a hole punch, punch a hole through... 

Candy canes The sale of confections during the Yule season actually lags behind Easter and Halloween, most likely because people are making their own! However, that tendency has not put a dent in the ever popular candy cane. This particular treat owes... 

There is no question that food is a major part of the Winter Holiday Season. It doesn’t matter where you go, people are making up their favorite traditional recipes to share with family and friends. Among them, Buche de Noel ranks highly as a customary... 

You call it Christmas, but that’s not the only name for the Winter Holiday. Some type of festival of lights is common throughout the world at this time of year, as it has been for thousands of years. Winter Solstice is the beginning of winter,... 

This centerpiece is absolutely beautiful in that it is made of ice. With ice sculpture being all the rage, this will be a superb Christmas center piece, or if you use other types of greenery or flowers, the centerpiece could be used for any type of get...