Memorial Day is an important day for our nation. It marks a time to honor those who gave their lives while serving in the armed forces. For many of us, the day also marks the beginning of summer, making it a perfect weekend to relax with friends and family. Here are a few Memorial Day activities to help you respectfully observe the true meaning behind the holiday, enjoy the freedom that our veterans fought for, and make treasured memories with your loved ones!Read Story
Who says you need snow to build a snowman? Instead, you can make an adorable DIY snowman ornament. (And this one won’t melt!) It’s an easy, budget-friendly holiday craft the whole family can enjoy.
Whether you love to bake or dread it more than the mall parking lot on Christmas Eve, homemade cookies are a central part of the holidays. From traditional frosted sugar cookies and peanut butter blossoms, to ethnic treats like krumkake and biscochitos, everyone expects their favorites to be on hand throughout the season.
This year, rather than spend hours in the kitchen making an endless variety, try hosting a cookie swap. Not only will the exchange cut your cooking time in half — without sacrificing quality or quantity — the gathering of friends may likely become a sweet new holiday tradition. Here’s everything you need to know about hosting a successful cookie party.
Twinkle lights are essential for holiday decorating, but they can do a lot more than light up a tree, whether inside or out. Here are three creative ways to use string lights in the DIY holiday decor throughout your home.
Whether you feel obligated to buy for every distant family member, or you can’t resist the pull of once-a-year-only sales, overspending is not uncommon during the holidays. The sights, smells, and overall jolliness come together in a chorus of, “Tis the season to splurge!” According to results from a 2017 poll by American Consumer Credit Counseling, 63 percent of people reported feeling “a lot” or “some” financial strain over holiday shopping.
This year, follow these tips to help curb the urge to overspend and instead enjoy the season without the stress.
As your family’s holiday hero, it can be easy to get caught up in — and overwhelmed by — your holiday to-do list. Take a few moments to rediscover with the spirit of the season by doing a few simple things to make life easier for others.
Your “kindness list” doesn’t have to cost a penny, and it will spread holiday cheer faster than Santa’s sleigh. Not only will you delight those you help, but you’ll also feel less stressed knowing you’ve brightened someone’s day.
Whether it’s a holiday cookie exchange, an office party, or just a thoughtful gift for a friend, these sweet little brownie Christmas trees are sure to please. The best part? They’re as easy to make as they are festive. So, grab your brownie mix, your decorating supplies, and your kiddos, and start baking.
Whether traditional with a twist or fresh and festive, this year’s holiday décor trends are easier than ever to achieve. We asked professional interior designers for all the newest ways to make your home merry and bright this holiday season. The biggest trend? Keep it casual.
Stylish holiday decorations often come with hefty price tags. But you don’t need to spend your holiday money on décor. Instead try one or all of these DIY ideas so you can put those dollars elsewhere during the holidays.
Holiday cards can be expensive, and they usually fall on just one family member to handle. From choosing the design to selecting the photo and adding the greeting, often it adds stress to an already busy time of year. Instead of going with something typical this time around, try making your own with these ideas for fun, hand-painted holiday cards.
Most of the materials can be found around your house. Best of all, every member of the family can help make the cards — turning what’s typically a holiday chore for the adults into a fun activity for everyone.