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March 11 is National Johnny Appleseed Day.  The legend follows a true life character with a love of apple trees. The national day for him is also celebrated on September 26, the day of his birth. More people celebrate the day in September than in March, and this seems to make sense because of fall …

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Whether you are a fan of crunchy or creamy style, National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day will give you a chance to sample some of your favorite peanut butter tastes. It’s celebrated on March 1. Keep reading to learn some interesting facts about peanut butter, and ways to celebrate this nutty national day. There’s also included …

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These Tootsie Pop Flower Valentines are a special way to show your friends how much you care, and they are also a lot of fun to make. Valentine’s Day is such a special day for children. They love to share treats with their friends and special crushes. These Valentine’s Day candy flowers do double duty. …

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We all love to kiss under the mistletoe at Christmas. But have you ever wondered why we do this during the holidays? The history of mistletoe actually goes back centuries.  What a month this is going to be! Did you know that there are over 150 national days in December to celebrate? December 1st is …

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Fall is here, which means it’s the season for pumpkins and sharing gratitude! If you want to try your hand at a fall themed project, try making these adorable mini pumpkin planters for succulent. These succulent planters are particularly appropriate during the month of October, because pumpkins are one of the symbols of Halloween. Plus, …

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How adorable is this Thanksgiving DIY cookie train? This delightful Thanksgiving centerpiece will delight both the youngsters and the young at heart. This Thanksgiving train will have your child “toot tooting” all through Thanksgiving day! The project is not only fun to make, it’s a great kids Thanksgiving dessert idea too. For other fun Thanksgiving …

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These pumpkin cheesecake muffins have a delicious cream cheese layer that is swirled into a soft and fluffy pumpkin muffin. They are perfect for fall! Since October 21 is National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day, and October 31 is Carve a Pumpkin Day, that means that both days are good ones to try out this recipe! (These …

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This adorable scarecrow wreath door autumn decoration will usher in the fall and delight the guests to your home, both young, old and young at heart. I’m so grateful fall is here – it’s my time of the year. As in, I bake and craft and decorate my way through the next four months and …

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It’s time to give your sweet tooth a workout. May 12 is National Nutty Fudge Day. This popular sweet treat has an interesting history. Many early stories about fudge show that it came about by accident when cooks were trying to make other types of candy. Confused about national days and how they came to …

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Who doesn’t love the crunch of a handful of pecans? If this is one of your favorite nuts, you’ll be happy to know that April 14 is recognized as National Pecan Day. This is the perfect day to start snacking or to use the nuts in a favorite recipe or two. Today is a fun …

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Do you ever wonder what are national days? This guide to these special days is your go-to page for all the cool facts about zany, fun and food national days. Are you aware that every day of the year has many national days associated with it? Here at Always the Holidays, we love to celebrate …

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Easter is a fun time for both kids and grownups. Join in the Easter fun at your house with these DIY projects, home decorating ideas and yummy recipes. It is one of the few holidays early in the year that rivals the popularity of Christmas, Halloween and Thanksgiving. There are so many items that are …

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Dr. Seuss Day (also known as Read Across America Day) is held annually on March 2. If the day falls on a weekend, this national day is celebrated in the school system on the nearest school day. Most of us remember the Dr. Seuss books from our childhood. Who can forget such fun characters as …

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These delicious candy corn recipes have you seeing candy corn in a whole new way! It’s not just for snacking or handing out for Trick or Treat. You can use candy corn to make many delicious treats and desserts. October 30 is National Candy Corn Day. Many national days are associated with food. What more …

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It’s September folks and you know what that means? 3+ months of all things pumpkin! This delicious salted pumpkin fudge is my paleo and vegan alternative to a normal high sugar fudge recipe. Fudge is one of the most popular forms of candy, especially around holiday time. There is even a national candy day in …

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Breakfast will be a delight in your house with these banana pumpkin pancakes. They are super tasty and perfect for the season. Autumn arrives in September and so does a long round of what is affectionately know online as “everything pumpkin season!” While we joke about this, there’s a deeper reason pumpkins are so prevalent …

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These delicious peanut butter chocolate truffles are a delicious sweet treat that will welcome in fall in a scrumptious way. And best of all, these are a NO BAKE sweet treat! For an extra special chocolate experience, enjoy these chocolate truffles with a glass of chocolate milk. Autumn is my favorite time of the year. …

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These pumpkin shaped chocolate truffles are the perfect treat for your Halloween or Thanksgiving dessert table. These Brazilian treats are called Brigaderos. Today’s featured recipe is a Halloween take on the Brigadero that is perfect for the holidays. For an extra special chocolate experience, these little sweet treats are great when served with a glass …

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