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What is Today? All About Festivus!

December 10th, 2014

What is today? You may have heard the term "Festivus" before during the holiday season, but you're probably wondering what it's all about. This holiday, invented by an episode of the popular TV show "Seinfeld," takes place every year on Dec. 23 - though loyal fans of the show celebrate its traditions all year round. Check out these fun and quirky...

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Keep Fit This Holiday Season

December 10th, 2014

It's hard to stay healthy during the holidays. It seems like everything is working against you. You start with a Thanksgiving feast, then attend holiday parties at work, with friends and with family where there are plenty of cheesy appetizers, sweet tree-shaped cookies and delicious feasts. In addition to the extra meals and plethora of treats and desserts, the weather...

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How to Make a Burlap Wreath for the Holidays

December 8th, 2014

Traditional decorations for the holidays are certainly lovely, but it's always a good idea to step outside the box and try something new. Interested in adding a touch of rustic charm to your seasonal embellishments? Burlap wreaths are a cheap, easy option that are both whimsical and chic - perfect for a country home-inspired aesthetic. While there are many...

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How to Make Your Own Christmas Cards

December 8th, 2014

Simple holiday pleasures can add up to be a pretty penny. With so much fuss around gifts and food, you're probably spending more than you'd like to, which is why you should cut yourself a break whenever you can. Skip the store-bought options and try making your own creations this year. You'll save money if you make Christmas cards, and recipients will love...

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6 Shortcuts To Make Your Holiday More Relaxing

November 24th, 2014

People spend a majority of the holidays running around when they should be relaxing. AAA expected more than 43 million Americans to travel a minimum of 50 miles last Thanksgiving- and that's only getting there. Then there's the time spent preparing food, wrapping presents, decorating the house and other details. At the end of the day, you're almost too...

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A Brief History Of Thanksgiving

November 21st, 2014

Practically everyone knows the story of Native Americans of the Wampanoag tribe joining a group of Pilgrims to celebrate the first Thanksgiving together in 1621. This was following the first successful harvest of the group of British settlers, arranged by Plymouth Governor William Bradford. The Plymouth Plantation website notes that some historical evidence suggests that...

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Alternative Thanksgiving Main Course Ideas

November 20th, 2014

At Thanksgiving dinner tables every year, a truth emerges - some people don't like how turkey tastes and others don't even eat meat. How can these individuals reinvent a Thanksgiving meal?It's important to keep in mind that the holiday is meant for spending time with loved ones and counting blessings. It's not about what you eat, it's about who you're...

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Ideas For Celebrating Thanksgiving Alone

November 20th, 2014

It's not always possible to get home for the holidays, but that doesn't mean you can't still celebrate. Many people have to fly solo on Thanksgiving because of work or travel conditions that make it impossible to head home for a few days. But just think - when's the last time you had a day all to yourself? It sounds pretty great, doesn't it? Celebrate...

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Global Halloween Celebrations

October 22nd, 2014

That Fall chill is in the air once more, and with it comes one of America's craziest holidays: Halloween. Children and adults alike can't resist hunting for the perfect costume, not to mention gorging on sweet confections come October. While you're carving out your jack-o-lanterns or creating a spooky haunted house, though, you may be wondering how all this ghost...

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Tips for Creating a Vampire Halloween Costume

October 20th, 2014

As vampires have been known for their powers of seduction, people looking to woo a certain someone at a Halloween party may want to consider attending in the guise of Nosferatu. From the dark makeup to the black boots and capes, a vampire Halloween costume is the ultimate combination of sexy and scary. Here's what you'll need to make your own getup,...

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