Catholic Holy Days June – December: Western Christian liturgical seasons and important days of worship during “Ordinary Time”

Christian Ordinary Time, from Pentecost Monday to the Saturday before the First Sunday of Advent, is a calm season punctuated by some special celebrations. All Western Christian liturgical calendars are based on the liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church. The year consists of six liturgical seasons: Advent Christmas Ordinary Time ...

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Ideas for Green Holiday Cards and Letters: Save Resources and Postage with Electronic Holiday Greetings

Instead of sending traditional paper Christmas letters or cards through the mail this year, create green holiday cards and letters and send them as an attachment in an e-mail to friends and family. Electronic holiday greetings not only save paper and postage but also the fuel and other resources required ...

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How to Give Unique Gifts: Personalized Christmas Gift Ideas

Showing a loved one how special they are, may involve surprising them. Gifts that are given out of the ordinary can be exciting to receive. Personalized gifts may be used more often than generic gifts that do not include any thought of the uniqueness of the individual receiving the gift. ...

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How to Create a Montessori Gratitude Jar: Creative and Meaningful Thanksgiving Activity for Children

Celebrating holidays with children often stirs up images of paper crafts involving glue and glitter, but hands-on Montessori activities that engage a child’s senses and are relevant to a child’s life are fun and more meaningful. During the month of November, many children celebrate the holiday of Thanksgiving with a ...

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How to Dress on St. Patrick’s Day – Think Green: Some Great Irish Costume Ideas for Parties and Parades

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day and dressing the part is just one of the ways celebrants across the globe honor the vibrant, verdant spirit of the Emerald Isle. The tradition of wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day comes directly from the man for whom the day is named. ...

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Holiday Wedding: Celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s Eve with a Wedding

Holiday celebrations are festive and fun, so why not take advantage of everyone’s favorite time of year to tie the knot? Holiday weddings will add a whole new dimension to the season and give the couple more to celebrate during Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Thanksgiving Wedding With the ...

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Best Dark Comedies About the Holidays: Christmas and Chanukah Play Roles in These Funny Films

Dark comedies about the holidays take the usual iconic messages about Santa Claus, holiday cheer, and goodwill toward men, and twist them around a little bit. The following eight films offer an assortment of unusual holiday goodies for naughty movie lovers. Dark Comedy Christmas Movies Fred Claus (2007) This comedy ...

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Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday: New DVD Includes Documentaries on the Beloved Romantic Comedy

This black-and-white classic romantic comedy from 1953 stars Audrey Hepburn as a young Princess who goes on a goodwill tour of Europe and unexpectedly falls in love. Recently ranked as the fifth best romantic comedy by the American Film Institute (AFI), Roman Holiday won three Academy Awards: Hepburn won for ...

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Wedding Color Schemes for a Winter Holiday Ceremony

Some brides limit their color choices when planning a wedding around the winter holidays. Silver, blue and gold are alternatives to red/green or all white. Sometimes when brides are planning a winter wedding, they keep their choice of color scheme too narrow, using just the reds and greens of traditional ...

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Washington DC, A Great Budget Family Holiday Destination

Find out why so many families flock to Washington DC for a cheap, educational vacation. History, animals, museums and culture, all in one great city. A big city may not be your first choice for a summer vacation destination. Washington DC, however, is a terrific place for families and children ...

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