Autumn equinox

Autumn equinox

Today is the official first day of fall. Get this lovely book at your library and read it with your children. Autumn Equinox: Celebrating the Harvest by Ellen Jackson (affiliate link). This book teaches all about harvest traditions in cultures around the world. A...
Yes, Virginia…

Yes, Virginia…

It was on this day in 1897 that the letter from Virginia O’Hanlon was published in the New York Sun, with the iconic answer from Francis Pharcellus Church. Enjoy. Dear Editor, I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says,...
Where Did Christmas Come From? book

Where Did Christmas Come From? book

Seek out a copy of the book Where Did Christmas Come From? (affiliate link) This little book is long out of print, but I highly recommend it. See if you can find a copy at your library, if you don’t want to purchase a used copy sight unseen. The author Al Remson...
History of a song – Ding Dong Merrily On High

History of a song – Ding Dong Merrily On High

Next in my History of a Song series is Ding Dong Merrily On High. An orchestral version of this song plays on a Christmas TV show that I like, so off I went to learn more about it. It turns out that this is song is similar to Greensleeves aka What Child Is This?, in...

Christmas Instagram accounts

A lot of new Christmas-themed Instagram accounts have been added in the last several weeks. Here’s a list of accounts that I like. Check them out! christmas_channeli_sleigh_all_daysanta_j_clauschristmastimewisheschristmastime73             View this post on...
{Book} Holiday Magic at the Disney Parks

{Book} Holiday Magic at the Disney Parks

I have some Disney-themed prompts for you over the next few days. I hope you like them! Two months from today, Disney is releasing a new publication that appears to be a coffee table book showcasing all the ways Disney celebrates the winter holidays in their parks....