Events And Holiday's Category

In this section we provide articles on how to make events more fun and interesting. You can learn about the history or various holidays, how to select gifts, event planning tips, commentary on special events and things to make all your holidays more pleasurable. Enjoy.

Should You Still Send Christmas Cards by Mail?

Exchanging Christmas cards is a long traditional that dates back to 1843, when the first Christmas cards went on sale in London, England. Ever since then, giving and receiving hand-written Christmas cards has formed an important part of the Christmas season. However, in recent years, sending traditional Christmas cards by “snail mail” has been increasingly replaced by electronic exchanges of Christmas greetings. According to the United States Postal … [Read more...]

Those Mysterious Three Wise Men From The East

The legend of the Three Wise Men is a popular topic around Christmas time. If you are wondering just who the Three Wise Men are, you are not alone. The men and the stories that surround them are quite mysterious and fascinating, and a fair amount of time and research has been dedicated to finding out as much as possible about these men. Throughout history, the Magi have been referred to as kings and wise men. Magi is a term that has been used since as early as 6th … [Read more...]

How to Go Green for Thanksgiving

Odds are, like many Americans, you have become more aware of the environment and the effect that you have on it over the last few years. In fact, you probably make a concerted effort to be more environmentally friendly, from recycling trash to buying organic food products. There are just too many benefits to going green to ignore. Not only are you helping to preserve the environment for future generations, going green can also help you to live a healthier and more … [Read more...]

A Brief History of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Like many American traditions, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade began in the hearts and minds of immigrants. In 1924, store employees with European roots asked their employer if they could stage an Old World style holiday procession to honor their new country. The idea seemed particularly appropriate for Macy’s. Sales were booming, the new Seventh Avenue wing made it “the world’s largest department store,” and its Christmas windows were … [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...]