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Easy Christmas Crafts to Do With Kids

By Matt Hosty The holiday season is finally here again, and this is a great time to do some fun crafts with your kids. Christmas crafts will not only get your kids in the holiday spirit but will get you in the holiday spirit as well. First though you will need to collect up some…

Butter Cookie Christmas Cutouts Recipe

Here’s a great recipe for making cutout Christmas cookies this holiday season. Ingredients 1 cup of butter 1 1/2 cups of sifted powdered sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon of vanilla 2 1/2 cups of sifted flour 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar 1 teaspoon of baking soda 1/4 teaspoon of salt Directions Cream butter, add…

Cool Christmas Cards: Have Fun With Your Mail This Holiday

Each year, Americans send millions of cards during the holiday season, and most of them are traditional folded greetings or flat photo cards with faces of smiling families. Want to break out of the mold this year? Here are some cool Christmas cards that pop up, play music, fold out, simply look a little different,…

History of Christmas Holly

“Deck the halls with boughs of holly Fa la la la la la la la la” In many Western cultures, holly is a traditional Christmas decoration, used especially in wreaths. Many of the hollies are highly decorative, and it’s believed that it and the green ivy that is usually used alongside it in decorating is…

Silly Christmas Songs

“Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” continues to be a popular holiday tune year after year. Almost everyone has heard this novelty song made famous by Elmo and Patsy. But if you tire of hearing about the hoof prints on Grandma’s forehead and need some other silly songs, fear not! There are plenty to…

Cute Ideas for Christmas Dog Collars

You’d love to dress your dog up for Christmas, but he’s just not a costume kind of dog. So what is an in-the-Christmas-spirit dog owner supposed to do? Instead of buying your dog a costume, consider some beautiful Christmas dog collars. Available at many of your local retailers and favorite online stores, Christmas dog collars…

Need an Easy Christmas Cookie Recipe?

by Debora Dyess and Sherry Law Ah, Christmas. The scent of freshd baked goods wafting through the house, the trays of sweets just sitting there for any hungry child (or adult) to enjoy. You’ve got to love it! And you’ve got to make some cookies. If you need an easy Christmas cookie recipe, the recipes…

How to Make a Reindeer Candy Cane

I’ve never figured out how candy canes missed the 12 Days of Christmas, because surely the goofy true love knew that candy canes signify Christmas like no other candy around. They adorn candy dishes, stockings and Christmas trees. Instead of hanging plain canes on the tree this year, why not make a reindeer candy cane?…

Ideas for Unique Christmas Stockings

Near Christmas, you can find red felt stockings with white fir trim at virtually any store for a few dollars. They’re everywhere. And while there’s nothing wrong with those stockings, they don’t have have much personality. Yes, Santa Claus will fill them anyway. No, he won’t remember them a week from now. If you’d like…