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How to make New Years Eve Rock for the kids

New Years Eve is well known for the champagne, staying up late, kissing, and glamorous outfits. But what about those who are a bit younger? They definitely want to be able to ring in the new year with just as much fun and pizazz as their parents and older siblings! So here are a few Holiday […]

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Christmas Tradition-Thinking Outside the Gift Box

Some Christmas traditions are passed down through generations.  Others are established intentionally to preserve the part of Christmas that is important to a family.  Sometimes though, traditions rise out of the ashes of human tragedy. In 1999, a family of six was involved in a tragic car accident.  Three of the four children who were injured in […]

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Christmas Decor: Benefits of LED Christmas Lights

Each December families all across America decorate their homes with beautiful, colorful, decorative lights for the Christmas season. Traditionally, large incandescent light bulbs were used for this purpose. However, in recent years LED Christmas lights have grown in popularity, and they are being used more commonly each year. If you have not yet switched out […]

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How Eight Famous Christmas Traditions Began (Part II)

In the last blog we looked at some fascinating tradition beginnings…let’s explore four more, shall we? Santa Claus How can you have any Christmas traditions without having a child’s favorite? Santa Claus! The legend of Santa Claus begins in the fourth century when the generous Bishop of Myra, located in today’s Turkey, gave gifts to others, especially […]

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How Eight Famous Christmas Traditions Began (Part I)

Christmas is such a joyous time of year and soon your children will be hanging their stockings and anxiously waiting for Santa to arrive on what is, to kids, the longest night of the year—Christmas Eve. Christmas brings family together to share good food, laughter and traditions—new ones as well as the old ones. But […]

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Holiday Gathering Activities

It’s wonderful to have family staying over during the holidays. However, after the traditional meal is devoured you might wish you had a list titled holiday gathering activities. Memories are made when you are active together, laughing and having fun, and when all are included from little cousin Jimmy to great grandma Betty. Here are […]

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Nine Wonderful Children’s Wintry Party Themes

The winter months are quickly approaching and a children’s birthday party that lands during those months is challenging to plan. But if you use some creativity, each season offers lots of potentially fun activities or themes which will make any party special. Yes, wintertime is just full of great children’s wintry party themes! A Winter Carnival […]

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Encouraging Thankful Kids

When children are in their toddler years, it’s often difficult to get a “please” and “thank you” out of them. This is because they haven’t hit that developmental milestone yet. But when they get into elementary school, not showing gratitude is no longer a tolerated right of childhood. So as parents, we have an opportunity […]

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Calling Cards for Kids

When it comes to kids calling cards, there are so many fun possibilities. Children like to announce what’s going on in their world, and calling cards are a unique way for them to get the word out. Ages 5 – 12 Young children have lots going on in their lives. Here are some ways they […]

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Party Planning Tips for Children’s Birthday Parties

A child’s birthday party may seem easy to plan, but anyone who has done it knows it is no easy task! Party planning takes a vast amount of time, planning, and energy. With all of the decisions to be made, sometimes it can be hard to know just where to begin! Here are some must-know […]

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