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Twas The Night Before: Why Do We Celebrate Christmas Eve?

December 20, 2023

Explore the enchanting origins and timeless traditions that make Christmas Eve a cherished and magical prelude to the joyous celebration of Christmas Day.

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Hands tying a red & white bow on a wrapped Christmas present

Christmas Traditions

Wrapping Paper Tradition: Why Do We Wrap Christmas Gifts?

Unwrap the intriguing history of Christmas gift wrapping, delving into its festive origins, evolution, and the psychological joy of surprise.

December 18, 2023

A perfect fruitcake with a holiday background.

Christmas Traditions

Fruitcake: A Dense History from Mocked to Masterpiece

Explore the rich & often misunderstood history of fruitcakes and their association with the Christmas holiday season.

December 15, 2023

A fruitcake Recipe that you will Love, Actually

Christmas Traditions

Elf Squad Kitchen: A Fruitcake Recipe You'll Love, Actually

Just because it's Christmas and at Christmas you bake, here's an easy fruitcake recipe that will have you saying to yourself "to me, you are perfect"

December 15, 2023

A collection of vintage Christmas and Holiday Cards

Christmas Traditions

How Christmas Cards Became A Hallmark Of The Holidays

From Victorian origins and early commercialization to contemporary significance and modern trends, we put our stamp on the rich history and evolution of Christmas cards.

December 13, 2023

More inclusive holiday decor for businesses - Menorah, wreath, Christmas Tree, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah

Christmas Miscellany

Merry Everything! How To Add More Inclusive Holiday Decor To Your Business

Discover how businesses can foster inclusivity during the holiday season by incorporating secular colors & representing diverse traditions to create a welcoming display.

December 9, 2023

Examples of a Star and Floral Pick Christmas Tree Topper

Christmas Traditions

Christmas Tree Toppers: A Holiday History From The Top Down

What's on top of your Tree? Discover the festive history of Christmas tree toppers, from traditional stars and angels to modern floral pick arrangements.

December 8, 2023

A Menorah and sign wishing A Happy Hanukkah

Christmas Decorating

Illuminating Traditions: Celebrating Hanukkah Holiday Decor

Explore the evolution of Hanukkah decor, from its symbolic origins to modern innovations, including oversized LED menorahs in commercial settings.

December 6, 2023

Santa shocked at the appearance of Krampus on Krampusnacht.

Christmas Traditions

Krampusnacht: Celebrating Santa's Dark Counterpart

Uncover the mysterious origins and contemporary significance of Krampus, the dark companion to St. Nicholas, and the tradition of December 5th Krampusnacht celebrations.

December 4, 2023

White Christmas Countdown Advent calendar

Christmas Traditions

Countdown To Christmas: Who Made The First Advent Calendar?

Countdown the history and global impact of advent calendars, from Gerhard Lang's 19th-century invention to modern-day Christmas traditions.

November 29, 2023

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