Tag Archives: Holiday

Gold Stars: Christmas Edition

Gold Stars: Christmas Edition

I love Christmas. LOVE it! It’s sort of ironic, really: the Christmas season takes place just when the weather is getting colder and the nights have grown oppressively long—two of my least favorite things. But the merriment, twinkling lights, evergreen boughs, and joyous carols more than make up for December’s shortcomings. It’s a stressful season, and… Continue Reading

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