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Millennials and Christmas Holidays

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The holidays might be over, but we should discuss how millennials face the Christmas season. If you haven’t seen the “Hipster Nativity Set,” you might want to take a minute and search for it on Google. It features wise men … Continue reading

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Is Hanukkah Like Christmas?

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Hanukkah is often compared to Christmas, but there are many differences between the Christian and Jewish celebrations. One key difference is that Christmas is always celebrated on December 25, while the date of Hanukkah on the Gregorian calendar changes. Typically … Continue reading

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Are There Really 12 Days of Christmas?

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If you’re like most Americans, you know the words to the popular Christmas song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” but you may not realize what the Christmas meaning is. It can seem as if Christmas is over all too quickly … Continue reading

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The 7 Principles of Kwanzaa

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“Our children need the sense of specialness that comes from participating in a known and loved ritual. They need the mastery of self-discipline that comes from order. They need the self-awareness that comes from a knowledge of their past. They … Continue reading

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The History of Favorite Christmas Carols

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The practice of singing carols began centuries ago. People sang carols or songs of celebration and joy for all seasons. Traditionally, carols were sung at pagan celebrations, but early Christians encouraged new converts to sing songs that represented Christianity. These … Continue reading

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Dealing With Grief at the Holidays

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“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” —Washington Irving … Continue reading

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Five Common Christmas Traditions Explained

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Christmas is a time full of different traditions that have been a part of many of our lives for as long as we can remember. Some of them are traditions within our families, while others are traditions observed by the … Continue reading

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Volunteering Opportunities for the Christmas Season

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It’s the season of giving, so many look for ways to give to those in need. Whether it’s by donating money, items, or time, there are many things you can do to bless others during the holiday season. Sure, volunteering … Continue reading

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