Folklore

Valentine’s Day Guide

February 13, 2012
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Happy Valentine’s Day! From fun folklore to holiday food ideas, here are some great last-minute resources to make your Valentine’s Day special — all illustrated with vintage valentines from Riptheskull on Flickr.

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New Year’s Guide

December 26, 2011
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Get your New Year’s off to a great start with these entertainment tips, along with fun historical facts and wonderful vintage cards from Riptheskull on Flickr.

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Vintage Christmas Cards of 20th Century

December 20, 2011
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Take a tour of vintage Christmas cards, and gather little-known Christmas trivia to impress your friends at holiday parties. Image courtesy of Have Yourself a Very Vintage Christmas.

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Five Feng Shui Ways To Create A Warm And Nurturing Home

December 9, 2011
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Just in time for the holidays, you’ll find expert Feng Shui tips for creating a warm and nurturing home during this stressful month. This guest post is written by NYC-based consultant Ann Bingley Gallops of Open Spaces Feng Shui.  Photo credit Ann Bingley Gallops. The holidays are here, right along with the start of cold weather […]

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A Thanksgiving Entertainment Guide

November 17, 2011
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Thanksgiving is nearly here. So, we’re sharing some great Thanksgiving entertainment resources to ensure you have a healthy, delicious and safe meal.  Illustrating this post are wonderful vintage Thanksgiving cards from riptheskull on Flickr. Enjoy!

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Strange Halloween Facts and Folklore

October 24, 2011
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Halloween has many old, strange traditions that you probably didn’t know.  Take a trip back in time to hear about some of the fascinating folklore, illustrated with vintage Halloween postcards, courtesy of riptheskull on flickr.

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A Tribute to Fall Leaves

October 20, 2011
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Colorful fall leaves in red, orange and yellow have long been considered a beloved symbol of autumn. Learn why autumn leaves change colors, and celebrate this beautiful natural process that occurs each year in much of the United States. All photos copyright Teresa O’Connor.

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Seven Ways to Recycle Christmas Trees

December 27, 2010
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A  pine needle-infused bath is just one earth-friendly way to reuse your Christmas tree. About 13 million Christmas trees were cut and sold last year, according to the USDA‘s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Unfortunately, many ended up in the holiday trash. Here are eight better ways to reuse your Christmas tree after the holidays:

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Fun Facts About Christmas

December 23, 2010
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Christmas has a rich history filled with lots of little-known facts. Consider these unusual facts about Christmas … or these other fun facts you might not know. . .  Photo copyright richtpt at Flickr.

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Four Facts About Christmas You Probably Didn’t Know

December 22, 2010
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Christmas may be one of America’s favorite holidays, but it’s rather surprising how little folks know about this day. Here are four strange facts about Christmas you probably didn’t know:

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