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Greeting Card Ornament Crafts

November 30, 2022 — Advanced: Cut out your favorite Christmas card images and mount them to wooden craft shapes (ornament, star, heart, diamond) with glue. For an older finish, varnish them, then drill a small hole at the top, and finally loop festive ribbons through to hang. Moderate: You can also cut out your favorite images from cards, use... Read More

Poinsettia – America’s Holiday Plant

November 30, 2022 — The poinsettia plant is a common sight during the holiday season, and for good reason! With its vibrant red and green leaves, it adds a festive touch to any holiday display. Over the past century, poinsettias have become the best-selling potted plant in North America. Due to their strong association with Christmas, approximately 70 million... Read More

Five Ways to Make a Mid-Season Holiday Change

November 30, 2022 — Start a holiday journal. Every evening, write down three things you noticed that day, things that connected you with the meanings of the holidays. Meet or talk with someone new. Do you know your neighbors? Talking to someone new can be daunting, but remember start with a smile. Don’t know where to begin? Ask them... Read More

Enjoy A Sip of a Seasonal Favorite

November 30, 2022 — Sipping on a steaming mug of hot cocoa is a great way to warm up on a winter day. Beloved by adults and children alike, drinking hot cocoa evokes cozy feelings that are perfect for the holiday season, especially if you live in a cold climate! Our appetite for cocoa goes far back in human... Read More

Give a Gift Made from the Heart

November 30, 2022 — Who doesn’t love gifts? There’s just something amazing about the fulfilling process of unwrapping or unboxing a gift, and the anticipation of wondering what’s inside. On Dec. 3, we celebrate National Make a Gift Day. This unofficial holiday encourages people to get creative and make gifts with a personal touch for their loved ones. Here... Read More

Bacon, it’s not just for breakfast

November 30, 2022 — On December 30 it might seem like the year’s delights have nearly wound down, but that is not the case, because National Bacon Day has just BEGUN! Bacon: that salty, smoky flavor, those savory scents, the joy on your breakfast table. It goes perfectly on salads, burgers, sandwiches, and with so many savory desserts. It... Read More

Preserve Your Family History by Writing Family Stories

November 9, 2022 — Preserve Your Family History by Writing Family Stories “Everyone has a story to tell.” It seems like a cliché, but it’s true! November is Family Stories Month, a perfect time to gather your family together and transcribe those stories to preserve them for perpetuity. Here are some tips for writing your family stories: Decide which... Read More

Aging or Alzheimer’s? National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

November 9, 2022 — A friend’s name may elude us. We may have trouble thinking of the right word to use. Or we’ve walked into another room and forgotten what it was we needed. Are these examples of aging, early memory loss or just simply being distracted, by doing one thing while you’re thinking of another? If you or... Read More

Apple Cider Day

November 9, 2022 — They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but a glass of apple cider can rejuvenate the soul. Every year on November 18, we celebrate National Apple Cider Day. The origin of apple cider dates back to 3,000 B.C., when the Celts in Britain made the beverage using crabapples. Apple cider is made... Read More

Spread More Kindness

November 9, 2022 — How kind are you? The act of being kind to someone can take you far in life, which is why on November 13, we celebrate World Kindness Day. The purpose of World Kindness Day highlights good deeds by displaying acts of kindness in the community, and focuses on the positive power and the common thread... Read More