Tag Archives: Holiday

Thankful

Thankful

{{Taking a break today from my Gift Guide Extravaganza for some seasonal reflection. Gift Guide posting will resume on Black Friday!}} It’s that wonderful time of year when gratitude is in the air. Saying “thank you” is promoted from Casual Nicety to the Main Event, and we work to cultivate an “attitude of gratitude” like… Continue Reading

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

St. Patrick’s Day Books for Kids

St. Patrick’s Day Books for Kids

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everybody’s favorite holiday! Wait, it isn’t your favorite holiday? Well, to be honest, it isn’t mine either, but it IS a pretty cool holiday with an intriguing history. And though March 17 may be low on the holiday totem pole, I love an excuse for some themed celebration, whether that’s with… Continue Reading