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  • Virtual Christmas_featured
    Holidays
    8 Virtual Christmas Activities to Do Throughout the Holiday Season
    The 2020 holiday season will certainly look different this year, as do so many other aspects of our lives due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that celebrating in-person with only the mem...
    Lauren Anderson
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    Holidays
    75 of the Best Elf on the Shelf Names
    If there is a more magical time of the year, it’s the Christmas season. The lights, music, and cuisine bring the nostalgia of old and new traditions. At last, some cheer for a long and arduous year: the tree is decorated, the nativity scene is ...
    Miranda Altice
  • 12 Days of Fun and Cheap Christmas Activities
    Christmas Activities and Traditions
    12 Days of Fun (and Cheap!) Christmas Activities for Kids and Families
    Editor's Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That' why we're dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items featured in...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • Picture of Elf on The Shelf doll sitting on Christmas tree
    Activities and Crafts
    25 of The Best Elf On the Shelf Ideas for Christmas
    Are your kids catching onto the same hiding spots for your Elf on the Shelf year after year? These fun Elf on the Shelf ideas will add a little extra something special to the holidays this year. More: 75 of the Best Elf on the Shelf Names Turn An...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • 12 mini Christmas gifts boxes labelled 1 through 12
    Parties and Gifts
    12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas for the Whole Family
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items feat...
    Miranda Altice
  • How to Make a Holiday Wreath Ornament
    December Holidays
    How to Make a Holiday Wreath Ornament
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  • teens volunteering in soup kitchen
    Family Life
    Community Service Ideas for Kids of All Ages (for the Holiday Season and Beyond)
    Preschoolers Even your littlest ones can get involved with their community with your help. When you teach your preschoolers the importance of helping others, you're getting them started on the road to kind habits that will last a lifetime. Here ...
    Colleen Hughes
  • Our Favorite Holiday Cookies
    December Holidays
    Staff Favorites: The Best Holiday Cookie Recipes
    With holiday parties and cookie swaps looming in the forecast, it's time to make sure your arsenal of cookie recipes is complete and up-to-date. Check out our staff's favorite cookie recipes to fill any holes in your baking line-up. Ginger Snaps...
  • child with huge Christmas stocking
    Entertainment and Activities
    7 Cutest Christmas Stockings for Kids
    Looking for adorable Christmas stockings for all your little elves? Take a peek at these fun stocking options for boys and girls of all ages and interests! Not sure what to put in them this year? Here are our top stocking stuffer ideas under $10....
    Angela Tague
  • mother and child Facetime using tablet on Christmas
    Entertainment and Activities
    5 Tips for Celebrating the Holidays with Faraway Family Members
    1. Behold the Power of Facetime/Skype Let’s face it: Sometimes a big trip during the bustling holiday season just isn’t feasible with little ones. If a plane or car ride isn't an option, technology is the next best thing. Set up a time to Sk...
    Courtney Key
  • Christmas Printables
    Twelve Days of Christmas
    Learn the history and lyrics for the Christmas song Twelve Days of Christmas. ...
  • Christmas Activities Printables
    Pin the Star on the Christmas Tree
    Print this fun Christmas game to play with your ! Hang the picture of the tree (page 1) on the wall, and cut out the stars (page 2) for players to pin on the tree, like the classic game of Pin the Tail on the Donkey. ...
  • Christmas Printables
    Printable Santa Wish List
    Print off this wish list so kids can write to Santa Claus and tell him what they really want for Christmas this year. ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Christmas Activities and Traditions
    Christmas Customs Around the World
    Test your knowledge of Christmas customs from around the world. ...
    Ann-Marie Imbornoni
  • Multicultural Winter Holidays Celebration
    Christmas Activities and Traditions
    Multicultural Winter Party
    Multicultural Winter PartyAs our culture becomes increasingly diverse, it's no longer appropriate to assume "the winter holidays" means Christmas. Instead of trying to decide which holiday to observe at your December party, celebrate all of them!...
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    Christmas Activities and Traditions
    Staff Favorites: Christmas Traditions
    What would Christmas time be without fun, silly, sometimes even embarrassing family traditions? The FamilyEducation staff would like to share some favorite family traditions that have brought fond memories and joy to us over the years. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Christmas Printables
    Winter Wonderland
    Learn the history and lyrics for the Christmas song Winter Wonderland. ...
  • Christmas Printables
    Christmas Carol Collection
    This festive Christmas Carol Collection is an exclusive giveaway that is ready to print and use for FREE -- our gift to you! Here you'll find a collection of lyrics to the season's most popular holiday songs and Christmas carols. Print ...