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Christmas Decorating Ideas

Wednesday, 03 April 2013 by

Along with the Christmas festivities comes the desire to decorate your home with twinkling lights, wreaths, trees and even yard ornaments featuring the theme of the holidays. If you want to make your next Christmas decorating venture a real holiday treat, consider the following ideas: Homemade Wreath Decorations Create your own lighted wreath by taking a short strand of mini-lights and wrapping them around a plain wreath. You can use either multi-color or clear lights, and this approach can easily be used for both indoor wreaths and garland decorations. Creating A Modern Centerpiece With

Every year, Valentine’s Day serves as a celebration of love, happiness and a commitment to those that you cherish. We all know that roses and chocolates are the traditional Valentine’s Day gift, but what if there were other ways to be especially creative and still express your love? Here are a few ideas to get you started: Give Him/Her A Fortune A fortune cookie, that is. If you want to tell someone that you love them in a truly unique way, place a customized message in a fortune cookie that reads, “When I found you, I found a fortune. I love you.” Name A Star In His/Her

Every June, we celebrate our love for dad with Father’s Day and, although we don’t always know exactly what gift to give that could possibly express our gratitude, it is possible to get him something that he will love. Boys & Their Toys Doesn’t every dad love his remote control, his comfortable chair or a trusty weather scanner? If you really want to make dad smile on Father’s Day, consider giving him a gift that will make life a little easier. Whether it’s a universal remote control or an armchair attachment that allows him to keep all of his favorite

Halloween Safety Tips

Wednesday, 03 April 2013 by

On October 31 of every year, children around the nation enjoy carving jack-o-lanterns, dressing up in their favorite costumes and going out trick-or-treating for candy and treats. Although the traditions of Halloween have been longstanding, it is important that both parents and children approach the occasion with a combination of diligence, forethought and safety in mind. Costume Selection When children choose a Halloween costume, they think more about the style and character than the actual safety aspect. It’s important that any mask be designed in such a way that does not obstruct

Have Some Fun With Easter Eggs

Wednesday, 03 April 2013 by

Every year, children enjoy festivities that include the coloring of Easter eggs, annual egg hunts and other activities that have emerged through the years as a growing holiday tradition. Decorate An Easter Tree Many families enjoy various traditions of Easter, one of which includes decorating an Easter tree. Just as you might decorate a Christmas tree, an Easter tree is adorned with colorful ornaments. The most common decoration is plastic Easter eggs, which are readily available at any retailer and in a variety of bright colors. By threading a piece of yarn through the top of a plastic

Every year, the Fourth of July holiday honors the birth of our nation. Independence Day, as it’s also known, is a special day for every American and time for celebration. Both children and adults enjoy a variety of traditions that have grown to become popular pastimes for all. If you want to see a big smile on the face of your little ones this July 4, consider the following ways to make it a kid-friendly kind of fun. Host A Cookout One of the most popular traditions to enjoy over the Fourth of July holiday is a cookout with family and friends. Get out the grill, grab some hotdogs

New Year’s Eve Decorating Ideas

Wednesday, 03 April 2013 by

On December 31 of every year, the world celebrates New Year’s Eve. Resolutions for the coming year, the feeling of a fresh start and the notion that anything is possible are all common as another year approaches. Because this day is so special to many around the nation, it’s often celebrated with a party. And what party would be complete without the proper decorations? Here are some ways to make your New Year’s Eve celebration fittingly festive: Do You Have The Time? A New Year’s Eve celebration would not be complete without a clock. After all, the

St. Patrick’s Day is an Irish holiday that is celebrated every year in March, but it’s not just the Irish that enjoy this festive occasion. In fact, people around the nation celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with parades, green attire and even parties that bring family and friends together. Speaking of family, there are a number of ways that you can make St. Patrick’s Day a festive and fun-filled family holiday. Take Part In a Parade Whether you are involved directly or simply enjoy watching a St. Patrick’s Day parade from the sidelines, make sure that you attend at

Thanksgiving Menu Ideas

Wednesday, 03 April 2013 by

Thanksgiving is an annual national holiday commemorating a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrim Fathers in 1621. This day, which is used to express gratitude, is observed in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. One of the greatest traditions of Thanksgiving is that of a family dinner, which means menu planning is a must. Here are some Thanksgiving menu ideas that will fill your table and the appetite of your guests: Main Course The traditional main entrée for Thanksgiving is, of course, turkey. If this isn’t quite your taste, you may want to consider serving

A mother is someone who looks after you, takes care of you when you are sick and is always there to show you just how much she loves you. Every May, we celebrate our love for mom with Mother’s Day and, although we don’t always know just what to get that could possibly express our gratitude, it is possible to surprise your mom with something special. All That Sparkles Every woman loves to shine and jewelry is always a favorite. Instead of just browsing the jewelry counter and picking out the first thing that catches your eye, look for that special item that says something about