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Long-Range Weather Predictions for December 2016
Here are December 2016 long-range weather forecasts for the U.S. and Canada, courtesy of The 2017...
Why Are Wedding Dresses White?
Why are wedding dresses white, and what are wedding dress color meanings? Find out about the...
December Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The December birthstone, turquoise, is regarded as a love charm. It is also a symbol of good...
Christmas Cookie Recipes for Kids
Try one of these easy Christmas cookie recipes for kids—or, the young at heart. After all, they’re...
Ethnic Bread Recipes for the Holidays
Certain holidays are accompanied by traditional, ethnic recipes, many of which are for baking bread...
Homemade Christmas Food Gift Ideas
Put your hands and handiwork into your gifts. Make holiday food gifts from the kitchen—from buttery...
Christmas Firsts | History of Christmas Trees and Cards
Here is a little bit about the history of Christmas traditions in America, from Christmas trees to...
Amaryllis: Christmas Bulbs
Amaryllises are beautiful Christmas bulbs that are easy to care for. Find out how to buy the best...
Interesting Facts About Mark Twain
November 30 is the birthday of Mark Twain, born in 1835. Here are 10 curious facts about his life...
How to Make a Christmas Wreath
A beautiful Christmas wreath sets the tone for the festive season. Making your own is a very...
Cranberry Cardamom & Citrus Pinwheels
Guess what friends, cookie season is on! Here’s a seasonal take on the pinwheel cookie recipe,...
Natural Decorating for Christmas
It’s time to deck the halls! Your garden is a ready source of interesting greenery, berries, dried...
Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes
Leftovers are one of the best parts of a special Thanksgiving meal! Here are quick and easy...
When is Thanksgiving Day 2017?
Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving Day (U.S.) 2017? When was Thanksgiving first recognized as a...
How to Make Cinnamon Ornaments
These homemade cinnamon ornaments make it fun and easy to decorate for the holidays. A great craft...
Seasonal Crafts: Homemade Note Cards
Here’s how to make DIY note cards using that humble spud! Potato printing is easy and fun. You can...
Seasonal Crafts: Make Your Own Fire Starters
Make your own decorative fire starters with these simple instructions. All you need are some dry...
Great Gifts from the Kitchen: Homemade Pickles and Vinegar
Here are three recipes for homemade gifts from your kitchen to share with family and friends this...
Seasonal Crafts: Make Your Own Gift Jars
Try making your own gift jars this year, because one of the nicest presents you can give is a gift...
Seasonal Crafts: Make a Holiday Candle Decoration
Transform a soda can into a holiday candle decoration. Here’s how: Very carefully cut off the top...
How to Make a Cranberry Wreath
Decorate your front door with a cranberry wreath this holiday season. Here’s how to make your ...
EATS: Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes
Here at the Almanac, Thanksgiving is all about comfort food. This year, we took some of the classic...
Full Moon for October 2017
When is the Full Hunters Moon in October 2017? Discover the origins of the name, and the history of...
How to Make Luminarias
Brighten the night! Here’s how to make luminarias—twinkling paper lanterns—to line a driveway or...
The Most Super Supermoon
Of all the things happening in the universe this year, the November 14, 2016, Supermoon will...
Seasonal Advice for November: Recipes, Gardening, Folklore
Mark your calendar for November 2016, which we like to think of as the month of food, when the best...
November Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The November birthstone, the topaz, symbolizes love and affection. It is believed to give the...
Sarah Josepha Hale: Godmother of Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving! While you are being grateful for your food, friends, and family, take a little...
Best Days to Do Things for the Month of November 2016
Here are November 2016 Best Days by the Moon, deemed to be propitious by astrologers. However,...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign Dates November 2016
Use the November 2016 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
What Is So Spooky About Halloween Weather?
Can you imagine trick or treating among the flowers in May? Back on the 13th of May of 609 A.D.,...
Pumpkin Spice Mix Recipe
Would you like to re-create those pumpkin pie spice mixtures that are often for sale in gift shops...
Blog: Easy Halloween Dinner
Cook up a Halloween dinner for something fun! Here is an easy Halloween menu with three recipes for...
Halloween Makeup and Fake Blood
Make our own Halloween Makeup out of pantry potions. Here’s recipes to paint your face, make fake...
Easy To Make Catnip, Cat Toys
Reward your cat with a special treat! At a small cost, you can grow your own catnip, with enough to...
Independence Day (USA): Fourth of July
What is the real meaning behind the Fourth of July? Get Independence Day (U.S.) dates, a brief...
When is Earth Day 2017?
When is Earth Day 2017? This observance always falls on April 22. On Earth Day, enjoy the tonic of...
Best Days for the Month of October 2016
These October dates, deemed to be propitious in astrology, are based on the astrological passage of...
Garden Party Ideas
Let’s have a garden party! Set tables and chairs near the flowers or on the lawn and gather some...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign Dates October 2016
Use the October 2016 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Classic Crafts for Kids: Sand Jar
Ever made your own sand jars? Now that school is out for most, you may be looking for a way to keep...
When is Rosh Hashanah 2017?
When does Rosh Hashanah 2017 start? See our chart with dates and the meaning of this Jewish holiday...