A post on Jennifer Lawson's "The Bloggess" blog started a Christmas gift-giving chain. Credit: Jenny Lawson Imagine having to tell your kids Santa won't be stopping at your house this Christmas. Or worrying you won't have enough...One woman's blog entry spurred hundreds to donate more than $20,000 to those in need.
Make cookies for a cookie swap. Credit: Getty Images This year, when Dec. 21 rolls around, why not celebrate the first day of winter with fun activities that can become your family's tradition? Here are five entertaining ways to usher...Why not celebrate the first day of winter with fun activities that can become your family's tradition?
Some gifts are free. Credit: Getty ImagesA new study on holiday spending attitudes found that 77 percent of Americans are refocusing their efforts on family rather than gift giving. The study was published by Strayer University, based on...A new study on holiday spending attitudes found that 77 percent of Americans are refocusing their efforts on family rather than gift giving.
'Tis the season for Snoopy. Credit: AmazonIt's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ... on television! No matter what holiday you happen to celebrate, most of us probably have a Christmas TV special or four that we look forward to every...It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ... on television!
Your child's face will light up as he reads his name in this sweet personalized holiday book. Credit: I See Me!Order a sweet holiday story book personalized just for your child, and watch her eyes light up like the menorah or Christmas tree. ...Order a sweet holiday story book personalized just for your child, and watch her eyes light up like the menorah or Christmas tree.
Mother and daughter battle it out. Is their presence present enough? Illustration by Dori Hartley Unwrapping Never Gets Old ... Even As I Do by Amanda Feinberg I love receiving gifts. Who doesn't? But when it comes to...It's the thought that counts. Maybe.
Will your kids be unwrapping fewer gifts this year? Credit: Getty ImagesThanksgiving is almost here, and that means Christmas is just around the corner. No matter what holiday you celebrate, gift-giving is usually a part of the festivities. ...Although the economy as a whole is in much better shape than it was two years ago, unemployment is still high and many people are struggling to make ends meet. Will the state of the economy affect your holiday spending?
A couple of years ago, my husband and I flew with three children, ages 5, 4, and 14 months, to Nicaragua, one of the least-developed countries in the Americas. It is also stunningly beautiful, wild and friendly, its varied geography pock-marked by...
Snow falling outside frosted windows, fire crackling, two girls curled in blankets on a cozy couch, surrounded by books. I'm seven years old and visiting my best friend who lives just down the street, and we are digging into a huge basket of seasonal...
The annual Becher-Ware Turkey Bowl. Credit: Gary BecherThanksgiving means family gatherings for some and pumpkin pie for others. For Scott Becher, it means the annual Becher-Ware Turkey Bowl. "It started in 1991 with seven of us playing a...