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Alternative Gift Ideas

Many families spend several days throughout the year packing up excess clothing, shoes and other belongings to give away to avoid overflowing their homes' storage capacity. While this practice sometimes allows nonprofits ...

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Holiday Tips for Single People

During the holidays, there are a lot of traditions that make the season bright. Eating a big meal around a table full of loved ones, waking up early to excited children on Christmas morning and sharing a batch of hot coc ...

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Helping Holiday Guests Feel Welcome

If you regularly welcome people into your home, you probably have a great setup in your guest room already. You make sure there are extra blankets, a charging station by the bedside and plenty of reading material just in ...

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Observing Advent: Honoring the Slowness of the Season

The period of the year between late November through December isn't known for its ease and tranquility. Students and teachers are rushing to finish up the semester before a well-deserved break. Families are preparing the ...

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What Did Eid Al-Fitr Look Like in 2020?

Religious holidays are a vital part of different cultures worldwide. Unfortunately, 2020 has been a difficult year that has disrupted all kinds of traditional events. The COVID-19 pandemic has made gathering unsafe. Whet ...

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Celebrating May Beyond Mothers, Graduations and the Kentucky Derby

The month of May marks the end of school, the beginning of summer vacations and the return of flowers and greenery to the landscape. One of the May birth flowers is lily of the valley, quite appropriate because this flow ...

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The Reason Behind No-Meat Fridays During Lent, and Why Fish Is Okay

Lent comes with a lot of rules, especially if you’re a devout Catholic. One such rule is that you may not eat meat on Fridays. However, you can replace the meat in your diet with fish, but why is that? The rules may se ...

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Tips for Making the Most of the Final Days of Lent

For many people, the final days of lent are excruciating. Regardless of how devout of a follower you are, abstaining, fasting and doing for 40 days and in the name of Jesus Christ can be downright tiring. As the end of L ...

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What Do the Easter Bunny and Easter Eggs Have To Do With Jesus?

Every holiday has its symbol. Halloween’s is the pumpkin. Thanksgiving’s is the turkey. Christmas is characterized by Santa Claus. Valentine’s Day has the heart. And then there’s Easter. For Easter, people throug ...

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What Is Holy Week?

For many devout followers, Easter entails much more than a single day on which individuals find baskets, hunt for eggs and gather with family. Rather, Easter really begins on Ash Wednesday, continues through Lent and com ...

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