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Syria Marks Martyrs' Day

Martyrs' Day is a public holiday in Syria. Syria shares the celebration of Martyr's Day with Lebanon on the 6th of May every year.

How to Make an Oak Leaf Christmas Banner

A Christmas banner is similar to a wreath except that the branches are shaped into a line instead of a circle, and the banner hangs horizontally on a wall or above a mantel. This banner, constructed of oak leaf branches and silver ornaments, will last for many years. When it dries, the leaves lose t

How to Find a Wii for Christmas

The Nintendo Wii gaming system was first launched in the United States in November of 2006, and remains one of the most sought-after consoles. Lines were formed and the Wii sold out in hours each time a store received shipments during its initial, limited release. Since then, the system has become e

How to Make Pumpkins With Gold Leaves

Pumpkins epitomize what Halloween is all about. They are spooky, fun and add an authentic touch to your Halloween decorations. Making your own pumpkin is a great idea if you are looking for something enjoyable to do with family and friends. Pumpkins with gold leaves look sophisticated, which make

What Flowers to Plant in Memory of Someone

Flowers have different individual meanings.flowers image by blaine stiger from Fotolia.comWe use flowers to celebrate the milestones in our lives such as baptism, weddings and funerals. The color and type of flower may have special significance for us as we celebrate these milestones. One...

The Best Birthday Gift for My Wife

Give the best gift possible by simply taking into consideration your wife's interests and personality. Save the "you're the best mom," frame for Mother's day and the lingerie for Valentine's Day; instead, purchase something that is just for her. Think about her hobbies, what interests her, if she is

Hot Gifts for Dad

A young dad, middle-aged dad and older dad represent primary stages of life for a father.birthday image by Photoeyes from Fotolia.comA gift from young children to their young dad does not have to be useful to be appreciated. At this stage of fatherhood, a gift made by the children...

Easter Food Ideas for Children

Children can be picky and fickle about their menu preferences and may limit their diet to hot dogs or chicken nuggets. Shape your Easter Day menu around the holiday to make the food being served entertaining. Whether a formal dinner or a snack food paradise, your children can take some enjoyment wit

How to Choose Stocking Stuffers For Ages 3 Through 8

There are many little unique things that we do every year when trying to make Christmas special for our little ones. We do not get that many opportunities as our children grow up so fast and we are lucky to get ten good years to create that special Christmas magic for them. Everyone has heard of wri

The Beauty of a Minimalist Holiday

Are financial worries leaving your holiday plans out in the cold? This year families around the globe are finding ways to cut back, hold off and hunker down for the impending economic storm. While we may enjoy the rituals of preparing for the holidays, it can add up to a lot of emotional, physical a

How to Display a Halloween Costume on a Door

Put your kid’s old Halloween costumes to good use by displaying them on the doors in your home. Old costumes purchased from yard sales or thrift stores can be used as an inexpensive decoration that will greet trick-or-treaters when they approach your front door. Halloween costumes that can be

Gift Ideas for a Tween Boy for Easter

Even the coolest tween boy wants to find something fun in his Easter basket.Crystal Cartier Photography/Brand X Pictures/Getty ImagesTween boys are into a variety of things from playing extreme sports to collecting all the latest gadgets, movies and video games. You don't need to break...

Halloween Ideas With Glowstick Juice

Glow stick juice is the liquid that comes inside glow sticks that has glow-in-the-dark qualities. It is possible to purchase this type of liquid in bulk without having to purchase a lot of glow sticks and tear them apart to get at the glowing liquid inside. There are several activities that you can

Sweet 15 Princess Themed Ideas

Feel like royalty with a princess themed quinceañera.smiling beauty queen image by LadyInBlack from Fotolia.comA quinceañera, or sweet 15 party, is a time for a young woman to shine. Go all-out with a princess theme for the party so that the birthday girl feels like royalty...

How to Make a Chinese Lantern for the Lantern Festival

The lantern festival is an important day in Chinese culture. It occurs on the 15th day of the Chinese lunar calendar, which celebrates and promotes a good relationship between people. Some Chinese traditions claim that the date of the festival also coincides with the birthday of the Taoist god of go

How to Make a Harness for Costume Wings

A set of homemade wings is simple to make using a pair of wire hangers and some tights. However, you'll need to create a harness so that the wings are easy to take on and off. Using some elastic, which you can easily find at most craft stores, you can make a harness that will fit most body types. Yo

Serve Up Style on National Waiter and Waitress Day

Those not in the service industry don't realize what a tough job it is to be on the wait staff at a restaurant or bar. Long hours on your feet and little pay, except for tips earned, make this vocation one that can eat up the weak and wimpy.