Decorate Outdoors With Holly … For The Birds

Friends and loved ones who gather at Christmas time will see holly wreaths and on mantles, its image on cards, stockings and presents. As it has done every winter since long before the Roman conquest, holly will work its magic, evoking feelings of tradition and...

Facts About Poinsettias

Red accounts for three-fourths of poinsettia sales today, but there are more than 100 varieties, including colors of cream, apricot, and white, according to Dr. Leonard Perry, Extension Professor at University of Vermont. According to the USDA Floriculture Crops...

New Looks For Christmas Trees

The centerpiece of many homes in December, the Christmas tree is often decorated with sentimental ornaments and a style beloved by each family. If you want to mix it up a bit this year, try these tips from countryliving.com. New colors: Try black and white, especially...

Porch Pirates Plot To Steal Christmas

Christmas is here and the Porch Pirates are waiting to steal it. Some new services are available to thwart the efforts of the thieves who steal packages from the doorstep. But awareness can help, too. Porch theft has grown up alongside online shopping. In 2017, UPS...

Mistletoe Winds It’s Way Through Human History

Being kissed under the mistletoe has been a Christmas tradition for more than a thousand years. But mistletoe is not only associated with a gentle kiss, it has a lore all its own. Mistletoe is a parasitic plant that lives off trees. It has attracted human attention...

Fun For Kids: Holiday Fingerprinting

Children will enjoy making a place card or picture for a grandmother or a favorite uncle at the family celebration. What you need: White or colored paper folded twice; a marker pen to write their “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Hanukkah” messages;...