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The Story of Cupid and Psyche – Greek Mythology Love Story & Retellings

Ever wonder why Cupid is associated with love (and Valentine’s Day)? He is one of the main characters in the story of Cupid and Psyche – a Greek mythology love story with a happy ending!  Most love stories in Greek and Roman mythology have unhappy endings. The Psyche and Cupid story, unlike most others (ie. …

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Valentine’s Day Colors – What Red, White & Pink Mean on Valentine’s Day

With February 14th quickly approaching, Valentine’s Day colors are starting to appear everywhere. It seems almost everything is a shade of red, pink, or white! Every February, bunches of red roses fill flower stalls, white chocolate covered cookies line grocery store shelves, and pink cocktails make an appearance at Galentine’s Day parties. It’s nearly impossible …

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The Story of Daphne and Apollo – Plus Fun Facts About Apollo and Daphne

When we hear the name Cupid, images of Valentine’s Day, cubby winged babies, and true love come to mind. However, in the story of Daphne and Apollo, Cupid plays a much more sinister role. While Cupid is not the star of the Apollo and Daphne story (as he is in the story of Cupid and Psyche) …

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Valentine’s Day Symbols – What Do They Mean & Where’d They Originate?

Valentine’s Day is here! Before you start brewing your love potions, let’s learn about the Valentine’s Day symbols, and how they came to be! This time of the year is a perfect time to show our loved ones how much we care. Maybe you want to do something special, like baking them a batch of …

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When is Rose Day and What are the Other Days of Valentine’s Week?

Rose Day is finally here! This special day, which occurs at the start of Valentine’s Week is worth celebrating. There’s nothing that brightens a room more than a bouquet of flowers! Did you know that each month has a corresponding flower? Poinsettias and narcissus belong to December, snowdrops and carnations belong to January, and while it …

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Facts About Roses – Learn Rose Colors, Rose History & More Rose Facts…

Roses come in many colors, and each color has its own meaning. Check out these fun facts about roses to learn more rose trivia. Ever wondered “how many rose colors are there”, or “what is the oldest rose”? You’re in luck, we’ve got the answers for you below. Fossil evidence shows varieties of roses have …

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Bake Cookies Day – Celebrate with These Festive Gumdrop Cookies

December 18 is one of this month’s food holidays and is celebrated each year as Bake Cookies Day. We’ll be honoring the day with some tasty cookies using the colors of Christmas red and green gumdrops. The best thing about Bake Cookies Day is that it’s a great excuse to eat cookies. Any excuse to …

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First Christmas Card – Sir Henry Cole and The History of Christmas Cards

With Christmas quickly approaching, it’s the perfect time to learn about the history of Christmas cards. Who would have guessed that the first Christmas card ever sent by mail would spark a tradition that is still going strong over 175 years later! Sending Christmas cards has become an integral part of Christmas, just like making …

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Christmas Card Day – Learn Facts about Christmas Cards & Their History

Christmas Card Day is finally here! As we get closer to December 25, it’s time to celebrate one of the traditions of Christmas – sending holiday cards to your loved ones! There are so many things that make Christmas magical – the scent of fresh pine, decorating for the holiday, hanging ornaments on the Christmas …

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101 Christmas Quotes – Inspirational and Funny Christmas Messages

Let’s celebrate Christmas with 101 Christmas quotes! They are inspirational, funny, and cute Christmas messages and images to read and share. The holidays are one of my favorite times of the year. Much of the fun of Christmas is the anticipation. Everyone seems to be in the festive mood! Christmas quotes and graphics are great …

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Snowman Cake Pops – How to Make Snowman Cake Balls for Christmas

These adorable little snowman cake pops are sweetness on a stick. They make a great stand alone snack and are also cute on a dessert table as part of a centerpiece. The project is made from vanilla cake mix batter and frosting that is made into balls and threaded on a cake pop stick and …

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The Official Santa Phone Number – Phone Number for Kids to Call Santa

Christmas is here, and you know what that means – it’s time to call Santa Claus! If you need the official Santa phone number, you’re in luck, Santa is in our address book, and we’re happy to share his number! Writing letters to Santa Clause is a great way to let him know what’s on …

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Celebrate Santa’s List Day – Find Out Who Is On The Nice List This Year…

It’s time to celebrate Santa’s List Day! As the weather is getting cooler and Christmas is getting closer, Santa is writing a list and deciding who is naughty and who is nice. He writes his list on December 4, and there is no better time than the present to learn more about this special day! …

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Facts About Poinsettias – Learn the Poinsettia Meaning, History, Origin &…

As Christmas is quickly approaching, it’s the perfect time to talk about poinsettias. Let’s celebrate this beautiful plant by learning facts about poinsettias, and discovering more about the history, origin and symbolism and meaning of the poinsettia. During this time of the year, poinsettias are all around! They’re featured on Christmas cards, painted on ornaments, …

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National Poinsettia Day – Poinsettia Colors, Symbolism, Facts & more!

December is finally here, and with it comes cooler weather, holiday cheer and National Poinsettia Day! Learn more about poinsettias, and ways to celebrate this national day. Poinsettias are a special part of Christmas. Just like cooking holiday meals, giving presents to loved ones, writing letters to Santa (or even calling Santa’s phone number), and …

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Santa’s Address – Plus Information on How USPS Operation Santa Works

The Christmas season is back, and that means it’s time to write your letter to Santa, but first you need Santa’s address! Make sure you’re sending your letters to the right address to be considered for USPS Operation Santa. Christmas is a magical time filled with mistletoe kisses, baking gingerbread cookies, spending time with family, …

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Decorating a Mailbox for Christmas – DIY Christmas Mailbox Decor

These ideas for decorating a mailbox for Christmas show that holiday decorating is not just for indoor projects. With DIY Christmas mailbox decor projects like these, you’ll discover a fun, inexpensive and pretty way to add instant Christmas curb appeal to your home. Plus, they are fun to do! I always find decorating puts me …

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The Symbols of Thanksgiving Guide – History, Meanings & Recipes

When you think of Thanksgiving, what are the first things that pop into your mind? I bet without even trying, you’d name at least one of the symbols of Thanksgiving! Maybe you think of spending time with friends, or sharing gratitude on Thanksgiving. Maybe you associate the holiday with cooking meals for family, decorating, or …

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25+ Cranberry Facts – Interesting History, Trivia & Facts About Cranberries

Let’s talk about cranberry facts. Other than being the main ingredient in a Thanksgiving side dish, what do you know about this tasty fruit? Get ready to brush up on your facts about cranberries! Have you ever wondered things like “how do cranberries grow”, “can you eat raw cranberries”, and “where do cranberries grow”?  If …

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National Cranberry Relish Day – Fresh Cranberry Relish Recipe & More…

Did you know that there’s a National Cranberry Relish Day? Celebrate this day by reading on to learn interesting cranberry facts, and get our fresh cranberry relish recipe at the bottom of the post. Our recipe for fresh cranberry relish is quick, easy, and only uses three ingredients. Plus it doesn’t involve any cook time. …

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Cat Pumpkin Carvings – Photos, Ideas & Tips to Carve Cat Jack o Lanterns

Are you a cat lover? You’re in luck, below we’ve compiled some of the best cat pumpkin carvings to inspire your next pumpkin carving! Whether you want to make a realistic looking cat, a cuddly kitten pumpkin, or a cat jack o lantern, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for tips to make these cute …

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15+ Interesting Facts About Pumpkins to Celebrate Carve a Pumpkin Day

As we enter the Halloween season, you’re going to notice pumpkins are everywhere! Check out the interesting facts about pumpkins below to learn more about this symbol of Halloween. Pumpkins are so popular, they have not just one, but several national days of the year dedicated to them! In addition to learning some fun pumpkin …

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Pumpkin Carving Ideas – Jack O Lantern Faces, Creative Designs & More…

Looking for a fun DIY project to do this Halloween? Try making one of these pumpkin carving ideas! They are creative and cute. There are pumpkin carving designs for various skill levels listed below. Maybe you want a scary jack o lantern, a ghost pumpkin carving or even a Jack Skellington pumpkin carving – not matter your …

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What is All Saints’ Day? When is All Saints’ Day? – An All Saints’ Day Guide

Have you ever found yourself wondering “what is All Saints’ Day” and asked “when is All Saints’ Day”? If so, you’re in luck. We’re going to answer all your questions about this holiday, and provide you with some fun facts too! There are so many holidays with historical significance at this time of the year. …

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Halloween Spirituality and Samhain – How to Have a Spiritual Halloween

When you think of Halloween, you probably think about Halloween parties, pumpkin carving and fun costumes. Let’s dive a little deeper and learn more about the meanings behind Halloween spirituality. I love all of the fun things that come with how we celebrate this holiday, but I was curious to find out more about the …

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Samhain Traditions – What is Samhain and Why is it Still Relevant Today

As we draw closer to Halloween you’re probably going to hear the term Samhain often. Let’s do a deep dive on what it is, and which Samhain traditions are still practiced today. Halloween isn’t all about carving pumpkins, parties, making DIY costumes, mixing spooky cocktails and taking your kids trick-or-treating for candy. In fact, historically …

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