The crew from NASA's International Space Station wish planet Earth a heartwarming Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. (Check out flight engineer Cady Coleman's hair. Zero gravity is awesome.) For the nostalgic, the legendary Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the Moon, wishes the world Merry Christmas in s live television broadcast from lunar orbit, December 1968:
Forget Christmas, it's all about Festivus these days. But what is Festivus? When is Festivus?
The White Elephant gift exchange is a popular game to play at holiday parties, and there are several variations to the rules. This vidoe gives you a quick description of each, so you can decide which version is the best for your own party.
If you're looking for a last minute holiday project, try Not Martha's widely popular mini mug-perching gingerbread houses. Super cute, the project came out last holiday season, and this year Howcast offers alternative instructions for those who prefer to learn by video.
Christoph Niemann kneads up some whimsical holiday cheer for his New York Times feature Abstract City.
Chances are you will have a poinsettia plant in your house before the end of the holiday season, whether it's due to them being on sale at the local grocery store or you receiving them as a hostess gift.
With Christmas coming up in a little more than a week, it's prime time to start thinking about how you'll be adorning your holiday table. While we know you're probably focused on getting together the perfect menu, what good is sumptuous turkey and beautiful sugar cookies if they're arranged messily on the table?
Living in a small space doesn't mean you have to forego hosting a holiday get together! This tutorial gives you some great tips on how you can not only host a party in a small house or apartment, but how you can do it on a budget, too.
This season, teach your kids all about the fun side of Hanukkah with a homemade dreidel. In this video, you'll be shown how to make a dreidel with some simple art supplies. All you need is polymer clay, glue, scissors and some posterboard.
If you're planning on hosting a holiday party this year, you can't not have mistletoe hanging from a convenient doorway! This tutorial shows you how you can make your own festive sprig mistletoe out of artificial plants and some Christmas ribbon.
Alleviate your holiday shopping stress with this handy shipping deadline cheat sheet. It's all about organization (or the willingness to shell out extra for speedy delivery rates).
One of our favorite parts about the holidays is the decorating. There's nothing that makes you feel moer Christmasy than waking up on Christmas morning to the fresh scent of pine from your glittering Christmas tree and garland swags adorning every doorway.
If you're looking for some good ideas on what to get your friends, family and loved ones this Hanukkah season, check out this video that lists several creative and inexpensive ideas, such as a personalized dreidel platter or personalized menorah labels.
You can create a really beautiful set up on your home using C9 bulbs. Line your roof line or accentuate your gables, and you can customize the lights as you wish. Use multicolored bulbs, and always be careful when splicing your wire. Set up outdoor Christmas lights on your roof using C9s.
By using fake snow, you can create a lovely and festive snowy centerpiece. In addition to the snow, you will also need some candles, pine cones and nuts to round out the decoration. Best of all, the artificial snow is biodegradable!
This is a very simple technique you can use to light your walkway. You will need several used soda container with the tops cut off, a few poinsettia leaves or frozen cranberries, distilled water, plastic cups, rocks and small votive candles.
If you've ever experienced the frustration that comes with wrapping a gift that doesn't fit neatly into a box, then this video is for you. You won't need much else besides the usual - scissors, wrapping paper, tape, and some ribbon.
This is a wonderful gift to give away for the holidays! Find a clear glass jar and the ingredients for your favorite cookie. Gently layer all your ingredients in the jar, and then attach a recipe tag to the neck.
By adding a little paint and a monogram to a gourd, you can create a unique and personalized gift! Aside from the gourd, you will need some acrylic paint in several colors and some rub on monograms or lettering stencils.
Floor cleaner? Really? Indeed! All you need are some clear glass ornaments, some Pledge Future Clean floor cleaner and your favorite fine glitter. Mix the floor cleaner and glitter together in the ornament, then let it dry and you have your own collection of glittery glass Christmas tree ornaments!
Who better to get holiday décor tips from than a professional event designer? Andrea Correale from Elegant Affairs gives you some cheap holiday tips fro decorating your homes just in time for Christmas. Make it a stylish holiday this year— on a shoestring budget!
This is an easy and seasonal craft you can do anytime--make a lovely Thanksgiving wreath! All you will need is the basic wreath form you can find at a craft store, plus artificial flowers, vegetables, and a hot glue gun.
With the economy still rocky, many people can't afford to travel or host large, lavish Thanksgiving dinners. Even if you're planning on just having a small family gathering, here's how you can tweak some traditions to still have a memorable, intimate Thanksgiving.
We know that your Thanksgiving dinner guests will be inundated with food during your feast, but it's an awful nice gesture to send them home with something sweet as well. Rather than packing up a huge take out box with turkey leftovers or a piece of pie, why not hand out a small bag full of candies?
It's not too late to start crafting some great Thanksgiving decorations with the kids. Make this year's celebration one to remember with these decorative craft ideas from Mahalo's Jaala Pickering. Your children are sure to have fun making these, and so will you!
A cornucopia is perhaps one of the best symbols of what Thanksgiving's all about. Usually filled with fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers, a cornucopia represents a good harvest and a cause for celebration of plenty.
For many grown ups, wine is just as important as turkey on Thanksgiving. While turkey is the food centerpiece, wine offers that perfect splash of alcoholic goodness to offset the flavors of your turkey and side dishes.
Here is a unique and fun idea you can use to decorate pumpkins for the autumn holidays. You can use crazy quilt shapes and techniques to create a patchwork pumpkin. Since you have to cut into the pumpkins, this decor tip will only last a few days.
It's nice to have the family together for Thanksgiving dinner, but having so many people together can make it tricky to figure out what you can do after dinner. Here are a few good ideas you can use for family friendly activities.
Don't just throw some paper napkins next to your plates and call it a day this Thanksgiving. Put some thought into your dinner table preparations and your guests will greatly appreciate it.
The Thanksgiving holiday wouldn't even exist without the original pilgrims. Find the time amidst all the hustle and bustle of the holidays to commemorate them by crafting this upturned pilgraim hat centerpiece.
Candy corn doesn't have to be reserved for Halloween alone. The fun, sugary fall treat can also be eaten and used for decorations for that much beloved other fall holiday, Thanksgiving.
Need a fun and creative craft for your kids to make this Thanksgiving while you run around the house prepping the dinner table for the big feast? Then enlist your kids to join in on the preparations by decorating the tablecloth!
Have turkey on your mind - literally - this Thanksgiving by proudly sporting this Thanksgiving turkey hat. Buggy pom pom eyes make this turkey look a little deranged, but in the cutest way possible.
This coming Friday, November 11th, 2011 is Veterans Day and everybody's celebrating! But only veterans and active military personnel can get the great deals being offered at restaurants and retail outlets across the country. If you need help locating some of those deals, below are all of the nationwide and local deals found across the Web. If you know of any more, share the spots in the comments below!
Around the holidays we use pretty lights and candles for everything: We hang shiny white lights on our Christmas tree, dangle them outside along our windowsill, and add candles to floral centerpieces.
Is it the midnight hour before Thanksgiving and you've suddenly realized you've spent so much time worrying about the food that you have no table decorations? Don't fret; simply check out this video to learn how to prepare simple last-minute centerpieces using a vase, fruit, and candles.
We all know that November 1 marks the beginning of the madness that is known as the holiday season, but did you know that November is also host to a whole bunch of quirky celebrations as well? If you're not into turkey, there's lots of other, more unique offerings to partake in.
This is a lovely and elegant craft idea to add a little candle flair to your Thanksgiving dinner. Make a votive array which reads 'Give Thanks' by using cricut vinyl. This can be made for less than ten dollars, too, so it won't break the bank!
These little clay pies will make a great addition to any Thanksgiving table spread or fall decoration. They can also be given as cute little gifts! All you will need is some polymer clay (like Sculpey) in light browh, orange and white.