Articles For Other Holidays

Five Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas

Valentine’s Day is synonymous with romance. Both men and women are looking for ways to make this romantic day special. However, it can be tempting to go down the well beaten path and do something everyone is doing. Maybe that’s okay. Maybe she’s okay with going to a nice restaurant for Valentine’s Day. Maybe you want to be different. You don’t have to go down the beaten path. All you have to do is to get creative. Make this year’s Valentine’s Day different and special … [Read more...]

Halloween Witches’ Brew: A Guide to Using Dry Ice

A cauldron of Witches' Brew will delight the guests at your next Halloween party. While a great way to add atmosphere to any event, there are some basic rules that must be followed when using dry ice. Dry ice is made of pressurized CO2 (carbon dioxide). Its extreme temperature (-109.3°F or -78.5°C) can burn as severely as extreme heat. The CO2 composition of dry ice can also cause symptoms, such as labored breathing and headache, if not properly ventilated. If the proper … [Read more...]

Flowers for Valentine’s Day – What Certain Flowers Mean

Valentine's Day is the holiday of love and romance. The gift you give your Valentine is a symbol of your love and affection toward them. If you are thinking of giving someone special flowers on Valentine's Day, wouldn't it be nice to know if a particular flower has its own special meaning? Many flowers have, for centuries, carried a special meaning - a symbol, if you will, for a particular feeling or to send a subtle message. Knowing this can sometimes help with … [Read more...]

Legend of Jack-O-Lantern

As Halloween approaches, more and more jack-o-lanterns will appear in your neighborhood. You'll see them in windows, on doorsteps, along porch railings, atop fence posts, even on rooftops. Some jack-o-lanterns are large and some are small; some are elaborate and some are simple; some are frightening and some are funny. One thing they all have in common is their origin in the folktale of Stingy Jack. Stingy Jack, the story goes, lived in Ireland a long time ago, before … [Read more...]

Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe on Halloween

As the month of October comes to an end each year, the sweet scent of fall is mixed with the excitement of the infamous night known as Halloween. It’s a time when kids of all ages put on their best costumes and cast off into the night to roam the neighborhood. They knock on doors, tell quick-witted jokes and get rewarded with enough candy to fill their treat bags up to the brim. When the hunt for candy is over, it’s back to the house to bask in the glory of … [Read more...]