Holiday Fun

The History of Christmas Stockings

Clement Moore immortalized the line, “The stockings were hung by the chimney with care…” with his famous Christmas poem, “The Night Before Christmas.” But how did the tradition of hanging stockings on Christmas Eve get started? Saint Nicholas One possible reason for the Christmas stocking tradition may be related to Saint Nicholas, the real figure…

Purim – The Story That Became Tradition

Coming up in March, the Jewish Holiday of Purim is celebrated by all types of Jewish people – secular and religious, alike. Purim looks like Halloween from the outside, but is based on a much different story from the inside. On this day, the Jewish people remember the story of an evil villain who wanted…

Jesus Candy Cane Poems

Were candy canes invented as a way to remind people at Christmas of Jesus’ sacrifice? While history doesn’t seem to support this idea completely, the shape of today’s candy canes does have religious roots. A choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral in Germany is thought to be the first person to turn straight white candy sticks…

Catch a Video of Santa in Your House

When you were a kid, did you try to stay up late at night to catch Santa in your house? Millions of children have tried to catch the jolly old elf, but somehow his magic only seems to work when you’re asleep. But with today’s high technology, you’d think there would be a way to…

5 Free Christmas Downloads

Looking to save money this holiday season? Or just like free things? Then check out these free Christmas downloads that will make you and your wallet merry. 1. Free Christmas Music at Amazon Throughout the year, Amazon offers a selection of free mp3 music titles every day, and during the holiday season they offer a…

Ideas for Your Christmas Photo Cards

To go to a professional photographer, or not to go – that is often the question when deciding on a picture for an annual Christmas photo card. It’s true that a professional photographer can create a one-of-a-kind image that will certainly make your holiday photo cards look great. But with today’s user-friendly digital cameras, you…

Ways to Keep Your Kids Believing in Santa Claus

Today’s legend of Santa Claus can be traced back hundreds of years to a real man known as Saint Nicholas. His kindness and acts of generosity have created a lasting legacy that brings joys to millions of children each year. Unfortunately, this wonderful childhood fantasy can’t last forever. Eventually your children will discover that the…

Christmas Books That Share the Meaning of the Holiday

Too often, Christmas becomes the “Season of I Want” – I want toys, I want gifts, I want this, I want that. But we all know that’s not the real meaning of Christmas. It’s not even about days off work or having a big meal together. Sometimes all the holiday gifts, all the holiday parties,…

Santa Letter FAQ

What’s the difference between the free Santa letters and the premium letters? The free Santa letters have only a simple piece of clip art against a white background. The premium Santa letters have colorful, high-resolution professional designs included in a Microsoft Word document that is easy to edit to include your child’s information. The premium…