There is just one week to go until Thanksgiving and Hannukah merge into Thanksgivukkah, a once in a lifetime event. The last time that these two holidays converged was 125 years ago, so a grand fete is a must for those who honor both traditions.
The date is set, the gingerbread cupcakes have been ordered, and there's a killer casserole recipe already bookmarked in your browser. Now how do you let guests know where to be and when? There are two primary options — online social/email invitations and the traditional mailed paper invite — and we've weighed out the pros and cons of each to help anyone decide what's best for their holiday party.
I think wrapping and decorating holiday gifts is half the fun of giving them. I like to turn on some festive music, sip mulled wine, and get my craft on. Here are 15 handmade tag ideas that are bound to make your presents look special.
I'm not one for shiny and sparkly things — until the end of the year rolls around. From Thanksgiving to New Year's, a little bit of mercury glass adds just the right festive sheen to my holiday decorating scheme. Here are some favorite pieces.
A gorgeous centerpiece can be the crown jewel on your holiday table... but it can also be one of the most challenging floral arrangements to create. You'll want it to be low so as not to obstruct the view of your charming guests, and you'll want it to be as generous an arrangement as you are a host/ess. There are many approaches to creating low, lush centerpieces, but here's how I made this one, with plenty of step-by-step photos and instructions. Pick a bowl (or vase, I suppose) and let's get going!
As we're cobbling together our family's holiday plans, I'm getting a bit overwhelmed. Itinerary so far: six hour drive to be with my partner's extended family on Thanksgiving, two hour drive to be with my family the next weekend, 10 hour drive to spend Christmas with my extended family, 2 hour drive to celebrate it with my immediate family, and 2 hour drive to celebrate with his. It's going to be so fun but I'm already tired...
This year marks the momentous coincidence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, and so November 28, 2013 will go down in history as Thanksgivukkah. It happened once before, in 1888, and it will be another 70,000 years before it happens again.
Perhaps I'm just defensive because my birthday falls at the end of January, but I see no reason why all the winter celebrations should suddenly cease after the new year. After all, when the holidays end, winter itself has barely begun: there is so much more winter to get through! Now's the time for all the parties and fun we didn't have time, money, and energy for in jam-packed December…
Who doesn't want to make the season special for themselves and their families? With all the emphasis on DIY in recent years, it's easy to get caught up in creating unique, one-of-a-kind holidays that delight and impress our loved ones. Pretty soon you're knitting garland from reclaimed dryer lint, churning your own butter for cookies, and listening to a Christmas carol you composed last night on a vintage theremin. If that energizes you, all power to you.