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How to Make Braided Easter Bread

This decorative Easter bread has whole eggs baked into it! Do not cook the whole eggs, as they will bake at the same time that the bread does. The eggs can also be dyed for extra color. Ingredients Makes 1 – 1 pound loaf 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided 1/4 cup white sugar 1 […]

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Why We Do What We Do at Christmas

Christians celebrate Christmas to observe the birth of Jesus Christ, but many other activities related to celebrating the Christmas season evolved from certain traditions, many of which are from other countries, particularly from peoples in Europe. Holly and Mistletoe Among common items used in Christmas decorations are the holly and the mistletoe. Both are used […]

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The Long and Intriguing History of Christmas

Commercial activities during Christmas today are often decried as making the season too materialistic. This has caused comments that the religious aspect of Christmas is so overlooked and overshadowed that its celebration seems to be purely pagan. But today’s comparisons aren’t the first –  there is a historical link between Christmas and pagan celebrations. As […]

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Fun Christmas Eve Games

You don’t often think to play games on Christmas Eve, but playing a game or two can be a lot of fun. Christmas Gift Hide and Seek One fun game is ideally suited for anxious children, but could also be for adults, if you want to add some fun for gift giving. For children, this […]

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How to Make Easy Spider Cookies

No baking required for this easy Halloween treat that the kids will love to prepare. Supplies Needed: Oreo cookies for the body Thin licorice, cut in short pieces, for the legs Colored candies for eyes Icing to keep things together Step 1: Add the Legs Open the Oreo cookie and carefully place the licorice to […]

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Spooky Ideas for a Halloween Haunted House

If you’re going to create a haunted house for your Halloween celebrations, a little creativity can go a long way. Here are some fun and scary ideas for a Halloween haunted house: 1. Themes Deciding on a theme for your haunted house can help direct your decorations and costume. Some ideas for themes and appropriate […]

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Halloween Decorations – Easy Craft Ideas

Why not make your Halloween Decorations this year? Making Halloween crafts can be a lot of fun, and you can create some really spooky, funny effects as great Halloween decorations. Buying Halloween decorations can end up costing a lot of money, though, and you often end up throwing them away after the party. Why not […]

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Great Halloween Costumes for Your Dog

Halloween is just around the corner and we pet owners know that it is difficult to resist the urge to dress up your dog or cat in a costume. They are just so darn adorable! You can even match your pet’s costume to your own or to your child’s. These great pet costumes are bestsellers […]

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How to Make Ghost Cake Pops for Halloween

Yep, Halloween is approaching fast and it’s one of my two favorite holidays of the year (the other being Thanksgiving!) Impress people this Halloween by creating ghost cake pops of your own! It’s super simple and adults and kids alike will love them. Ingredients 1 prepared white cake  (or really, any flavor of cake you’d […]

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