What Is Kwanzaa?
December 5, 2012

What Is Kwanzaa? Kwanzaa is a unique African-American celebration with a focus on traditional African values of family, community, responsibility, commerce and self-improvement. Kwanzaa is neither religious nor political, and despite some misconceptions, it is not a substitute for Christmas. … Continue reading

The History of Christmas Traditions

The History of Christmas TraditionsHow the Christmas Tree Came to BeThe use of a Christmas tree indoors appears to have begun in Germany. Christians would bring trees into their homes to decorate. In some areas, evergreen trees were so scarce … Continue reading

Make It Home for the Holidays

Make It Home for the HolidaysIt doesn’t have to cost a fortune to give those you love a home-style holiday celebration! Just head into the kitchen and whip up some of these tasty treats—including recipes from 1-800-FLOWERS.COM employees and renowned … Continue reading

How Christmas Came to Be a Holiday

How Christmas Came to Be a Holiday Ancient TimesThe date of Christmas, December 25, was chosen by the ancient church, now the Roman Catholic Church. The date is exactly nine months after the date of the Annunciation, or when Mary, the … Continue reading

Holiday Partying and Entertaining

Holiday Partying and Entertaining  It’s holiday time, which means it’s time to party! Here are some quick and fun ideas to make this year’s party scene memorable, whether you’re hosting your own or going to a holiday gathering.  Make it … Continue reading

Holiday Gift-Giving Etiquette

Holiday Gift-Giving EtiquetteThe holidays are the most festive time of the year, during which time-honored traditions are played out and enjoyed by all generations. Gift-giving is part of many traditions and a general custom when attending holiday parties and open … Continue reading

Holiday Gift-Giving Etiquette at the Office

Business Gift-Giving Etiquette at the OfficeGiving gifts in the workplace is a thoughtful way of letting colleagues and clients know that the business relationship you share is important to you. But gift-giving has its risks as well. If a present … Continue reading

Holiday Decorating Video Tips

Video Holiday Decorating Tips from Julie Mulligan Decorating a Holiday Fireplace Mantel Every Christmas, the fireplace mantel is transformed from a simple shelf to a center of tradition, beauty and elegance. Watch Julie’s tips on how to create an easy, … Continue reading

Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights

Hanukkah: The Festival of LightsHanukkah is an eight-day religious holiday celebrated by people of the Jewish faith. Each year in mid-December, Jews all over the world celebrate the Festival of Lights, which commemorates a Jewish victory over the Syrians 2,000 … Continue reading

Fun Facts About Christmas

Christmas Trivia & Fun FactsSpice up your Christmas conversations by impressing family and friends with these entertaining tidbits about Christmas.  The tradition of sending Christmas cards began in 1843. Today, more than 2 billion paper Christmas cards are sent each … Continue reading