Tag Archives: Holiday

Fifteen Fun Facts About America

Fifteen Fun Facts About America

Happy (early) Independence Day! If you’ve been reading here for a while, you know that I love recognizing holidays with fun “celebration posts.” In the past we’ve celebrated Independence Day with a Fourth of July trivia post and also a Seasonal Seven: Countdown to Independence Day. So today we’re celebrating the upcoming holiday a little differently with some… Continue Reading

Seasonal Seven: Countdown to Easter!

Seasonal Seven: Countdown to Easter!

I’m always surprised by the understated nature of Easter: Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, and even St. Patrick’s Day get a lot of air time, but Easter—the single most important holiday within the Christian tradition—tends to stay under the radar. I suppose it’s because Easter has maintained its religious connections that it hasn’t become overly commercialized.… Continue Reading

Holiday Gift Inspiration: Gifts for Dad

Holiday Gift Inspiration: Gifts for Dad

Welcome to Part Two of my 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. This year’s guide is inspired by my own family’s personal wish lists (because the best gifts to buy—and recommend—are the ones you would want to receive yourself!) These aren’t definitive gift guides, but are simply here to inspire you as you venture into the tumultuous… Continue Reading

Holiday Gift Inspiration: Gifts for Mama

Holiday Gift Inspiration: Gifts for Mama

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become more disillusioned with the commercialism surrounding the holiday season. Despite nods to minimalism and periodic reminders to “put Christ back into Christmas,” culture continues to tell us that the holiday is all about the presents, and more is definitely better. We all know that simply isn’t true. And yet.… Continue Reading