Posts Tagged "Holidays"

Mother’s Day Around the World: Traditions & Celebrations

It’s time to celebrate Mom—after all, everyone in the whole world is doing it! Celebrations over maternal figures have been observed since the ancient Roman and Greek civilizations, but specific celebrations for motherhood began in the early 1600s in Great Britain. Now it’s celebrated in countries around the globe, with each nation putting its own twist on their special day to honor the first person we ever meet.

Celebrate Easter! Great Food & Fun Activities for Kids

Easter is coming up this weekend, and families all over the country will get together to celebrate. Often, this holiday coincides with spring break for those of you with children still in school. Are you having your family over this Easter? Read on for delicious foods to serve, as well as crafts and a game to keep the kids entertained.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a Fun-Filled Party!

You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style. Throwing a fun-filled party that is unique and in the spirit of the Emerald Isle is a feasible task you just need a little bit of know-how, a brave spirit, and some good ideas and maybe a wee touch of leprechaun luck! If you want to throw an impressive shindig that will guarantee a good time for your friends and family, these tips can get you started.

Posing in a Winter Wonderland

While holiday greeting cards should have been mailed long ago, it’s never too late (or too cold) to capture the beauty of a New England winter in a photo. Take a few shots during a peaceful flurry of snow, on a bright and cold winter morning, or after an ice storm when the trees are covered with crystals that sparkle like diamonds. You can’t go wrong with a winter setting. Make sure to dress warmly—hats, scarves, and mittens are cute in winter photos! Set out for any of the following locations for a beautiful backdrop, guaranteed.

Welcoming the New Year: Ways to Celebrate at Home

New Year’s Eve and the beginning of a new year are certainly causes for celebration. Many people have traditional ways of saying farewell to the old and ringing in the new. Here are a few ways to celebrate at home and have a great time with your family and friends.

The Giving Season: Five Ways to Spread Joy

The holiday season is here—the perfect time of year to be thankful for all that we have and pass our good fortune along to others. Lending a helping hand can start in your own home; from donating much-needed clothing to filling a local food pantry, every effort will benefit an individual or family in your community. Here are five simple ways to spread joy this month.

Celebrate the Tastes of Home

The Holidays are all about family and friends and let’s face it…Food. Buying Local meats this Holiday season is just one way to shower your family and friends with the tastes of home. Here are 3 local spots where you can buy great products for your holiday dinner table.

Adopt a Pet This Season

This time of the year is often called “the season of giving.” It’s a great time to give not only thoughtful gifts to family and friends but also to give a needy animal the gift of a loving home. If you’re ready to bring an animal into your home, see our tips below to make the process as easy as possible.

Black Friday: Finding the Best Deals

Black Friday is approaching (cue the theme from Jaws). If you plan to brave the crowds, it’s not too soon to plot out a strategy for finding the best deals! With a little planning, you’ll be sure to successfully navigate the chaos and make the most of this traditional kickoff to holiday shopping. Here are some great tips.

Thanksgiving Dishes: Traditional & Healthier Alternatives

Thanksgiving is a hard-to-beat holiday. It’s all about families, fellowship, food, and fun. Oh, and football, of course! Just thinking about the traditional dinner can conjure memories of wonderful aromas and pies almost too pretty to eat. While every family has its own favorite dishes, it’s all about gathering together with loved ones. This might be your immediate family or extended family, or a group of special friends as close as family. While this special day is centered on togetherness and thankfulness, the focus is also on the food!