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Ideas for Making a New Baby Christmas Stocking

Part of welcoming Baby into the family is the addition of a baby Christmas stocking. Placing it with the others on the mantle somehow solidifies the little one’s place in the household. Picking the baby Christmas stocking used to be limited to choosing pink or blue,...

All About Christmas Poinsettias

Poinsettias, with their bright red leaves, are popular holiday decorations. Also known as the Christmas Star, the poinsettia is a subtropical plant best known for its striking red color. It’s often used as a floral Christmas decoration because of its bright...

Why Do We Hang Christmas Stockings?

Christmas stockings are as as much a part of the holidays as reindeer, Santa and gifts under the tree. But why do we hang stockings? There are no written records to document the origins of Christmas stockings, but there are some legends associated with the tradition....

Online Stores With Recycled Christmas Cards

Are you looking for ways to make your life a little greener? Then consider recycled Christmas cards this holiday season. Americans send 2.1 billion greeting cards – most made from virgin paper – during the holidays. But by choosing cards made from recycled...

How Saint Nicholas Became Santa Claus

The Santa Claus we know today has a white beard, wears a red suit and matching hat, flies around in a sleigh pulled by flying reindeer, and runs a toy factory run by elves at the North Pole. He is a fantasy loved by children all around the world. But how did this...

Jesus Candy Cane Poem

The history of the candy cane can be traced back to Germany. In 1670, the choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral was said to have bent straight white candy sticks into the now-familiar “J” shape to represent a shepherd’s staff. He then gave them to...