A Step-By-Step Guide for Hosting Your Anti-Valentine’s Day Party

How to Host an Anti-Valentine's Day Party

Is there any other holiday that elicits such strong feelings as Valentine’s Day? Many people seem to fall very firmly on the heart-eyes emoji side or on the crossed-arms emoji side. If you are part of the latter group and feel it’s time to take your antipathy to the star-crossed holiday to a new level, then this may be the year you throw an anti-Valentine’s Day party!

Festivus 101: How to Celebrate the Holiday for the Rest of Us

How to Celebrate Festivus

Are you tired of listening to the same Christmas songs over and over? Are you weary of commercials and ads that have a new holiday sale every week? Maybe you’ve been watching T.V. holiday specials since November 1. Perhaps you just spent Thanksgiving with all the relatives that drive you crazy and will be back again on Christmas. If you’re in need of a palette cleanser (so to speak) before Christmas and New Year’s, then it’s time to celebrate Festivus!


15 Things You Need to Know About Holiday Safety

Holiday Safety Tips

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Time to decorate the house, get the deep fryer out (for the turkey of course), string up lights and put the fireplace into permanent use. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most dangerous times of the year. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, Christmas tree fires cause an average of $16.4 million in property damage every year while more than 5,000 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms for falls while decorating. No matter what holiday you’re decorating for, it’s important to keep a few key safety precautions in mind.


5 Things You Need to Know Before Hosting a Cookie Exchange

How to Host a Christmas Cookie Exchange Party, from Homemakers

Christmas cookie exchanges are proof that this is truly is the most wonderful time of year. As a host, you’ll be busier than an elf prepping and coordinating everything for your sugar-filled extravaganza. Luckily for you, we hosted our own cookie exchange this week and wrote down all our tips afterward. Keep reading to find out how to host your own chic cookie exchange!

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide 2016

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide 2016

It’s that time of year again: you find yourself standing in the store sweating profusely and wondering if Aunt Jean would be happier with a basket of soaps or a variety pack of gourmet popcorn this year. How about choosing something more personal? There’s nothing like a gift that speaks to someone’s personal likes or style.

We have a wide variety of gifts in our Holiday Marketplace that will appeal to everyone, no matter their style preferences. You’ll find a gift for everyone on your list from parents to distant relatives to the neighbor down the street (and you’ll probably walk out with some new decorations for yourself) with our ultimate holiday gift guide!