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Holiday Invite: Father's Day on the Net

Monday, June 15th, 2009

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Happy Father’s Day

 Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to join our celebration of Father’s Day. Come celebrate with us as we honor our dear old dads.

At our special Father’s Day celebration, Father’s Day on the Net, you can learn all about the history of Father’s Day and then test your knowledge of father-related facts & figures. You might even get some inspiration on original ways to celebrate your dad by reading what the President (AKA Dad-in-Chief) has to say about fathers across America.

Or, if you are looking for ways to get your children involved in celebrating Father’s Day, you will definitely want to check out our collection of dad-inspired crafts and coloring pages. Plus, we have a flush list of gift suggestions, with options to fit any budget.

For a real Father’s Day treat, try winning the way to his heart with one of our super special daddy-friendly recipes. We have everything from sweet treats for breakfast to hero sandwiches for lunch to BBQ with all the fixins’ for dinner.

Are you a fan of famous fathers? Whether it’s TV dads (everyone from Ward Cleaver to Tony Soprano) you like, or real-life celebrity dads you prefer (Brad Pitt, anyone?), we have you covered!

In America (and 53 other countries around the globe), Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June. In 2009, we will be toasting our dear dads on June 21st. We look forward to seeing you in the coming days as we gear up for a most special celebration of fatherhood!

 

Happy Holidays,
Holidays on the Net

 

 

Holiday Invite: Shavuot on the Net

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

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Chag Sameach (Happy Holiday)!

Holidays on the Net invites you to join us for our celebration of the Jewish festival of Shavuot.

Shavuot is celebrated exactly seven weeks after the second day of Passover, which explains the name of the holiday — it literally means “weeks”. Commemorating the ancient harvest of the first fruits, Shavuot also has important religious significance for the Jewish people: The holidays marks the anniversary of G-d giving the Israelites the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai.

Join us at Shavuot on the Net to learn more about the unique religious customs and legends of Shavuot, including the tradition of eating dairy foods. Share the spirit of this early summertime holiday with your children, by making together Shavuot-themed crafts or cooking up a Shavuot feast in your kitchen.

This year, Shavuot will be celebrated from sundown on Thursday, May 28th.

We look forward to seeing you this Shavuot.

Happy Holidays,
Holidays on the Net

Holiday Invite: Mother's Day on the Net

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

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Happy Mother's Day!

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to join our celebration of motherhood, Mother’s Day on the Net. Come learn about the history of Mother’s Day in America, and then discover how moms around the world are celebrated. For example, did you know that British mums were honored a few weeks ago during Mothering Sunday?

Speaking of “did you know?”, be sure to check out our fun-filled article on the facts, figures and folklore of motherhood and Mother’s Day. At Holidays on the Net, you can also discover the special way in which Americans pay tribute to bereaved military moms (hint: it’s during the September holiday of Gold Star Mother's Day)

If you want to make Mother’s Day an extra-special celebration of your one-of-a-kind mom, we have plenty of resources for you. For example, check out our Guide to Mother’s Day Gifts, where we offer a trove of creative gift ideas for all kinds of moms — and all kinds of budgets. If homemade gifts are more your style, don’t miss our step-by-step instructions to Mother’s Day crafts. Simpler yet, help your children create personalized homemade Mother’s Day cards by using one of our mom-themed coloring pictures.

Or, how about making mom the best treat of all?! Breakfast in bed. (And don’t forget the clean-up! Nothing says, “I appreciate you” like a sparkling sink!) If you no longer live at home, you can still drop off a basket of mouthwatering muffins at her front door!

If you find yourself at a loss for words about dear-old Mom this Mother’s Day, Holidays on the Net can help. Read the inspirational proclamations of past U.S. presidents, who annually share their thoughts on the pivotal role that moms play in raising up our nation. Or simply let Holidays on the Net find the words for you, by sending one of our free e-cards.

Mother’s Day 2009 will be celebrated on Sunday May 10th. We can’t wait to share this special occasion with all of you, so be sure to stop by!

 

Happy Holidays,
Louie & the Holiday Elves
Holidays on the Net

Holiday Invite: Earth Day on the Net

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

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Happy Earth Day!

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to join our celebration of Mother Earth.

The newest addition to the Holidays on the Net calendar of festivals, our Earth Day on the Net celebration has everything you need to know about preserving and protecting our planet.

For example, did you know that the goal of the first Earth Day, celebrated in 1970, was to serve as an environmental learn-in? You can honor this original intention by doing a little eco-learning of your own in 2009. Read up on the history of Earth Day and then test your environmental know-how with some Earth Day trivia.

When you’re ready to get seriously green, check out our articles on the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. With fifty easy suggestions for greening your day-to-day life, there’s no reason not to practice a little Earth Day magic all year-round. Learn how to grow an earth-friendly garden (a great activity to share with your children) — or bring your greening efforts inside, with our 10 eco-friendly recipes for homemade cleaners.

If you have children at home, you will surely enjoy one of our Earth Day craft projects, all of which encourage you to reuse supplies you already have on hand. Or print out one of our Earth Day coloring pages — on recycled paper, of course! Complete your Earth Day celebrations by whipping up a planet-friendly menu based on our delicious, wholesome vegan recipes.

Earth Day is annually celebrated on April 22nd. We look forward to sharing our love for Mother Earth with you over the next several days. And we invite you to spread the green love with your family and friends by sending a free Earth Day e-card.

Happy Holidays!

Louie and the Elves
Holidays on the Net

Holiday Invite: Easter on the Net

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

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Happy Easter!

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to hop on over to our Easter celebration, Easter on the Net.

Our newly expanded Easter section has everything you could possibly want to know about this pinnacle holiday in the Christian religion. From an overview of Easter and the holiday’s historical origins to an explanation of the 40-day Lenten Season, including the holidays of Palm Sunday and Good Friday.

Have you ever wondered how Easter is celebrated in the Holy Land? Or what traditions are practiced by the Russian Orthodox and Greek Orthodox communities? Speaking of which, do you know why there are two different dates for Easter — one celebrated by Western churches, the other by Eastern Orthodox churches?  

Perhaps you think you know already all there is to know about Easter! Like where the custom of hunting for Easter eggs comes from. And why the bunny rabbit is a symbol of Easter. Or how the Easter lily became associated with this springtime holiday. And just why we eat so much chocolate and marshmallowy candy at Easter time. You can brush up on the answers to these questions and more in our newest trivia feature: Did You Know Easter?

Do you have young children at home? Help them get ready for the Easter holiday by sending an email to the Easter bunny (every child will receive a personalized message in return!) or by enjoying one of our age-appropriate Easter crafts and coloring pages. We also have tips for hosting the perfect Easter egg hunt, cooking up a mouth-watering Easter menu and organizing a round of Easter egg games. We even have step-by-step instructions for making your own Easter egg baskets.

Finally, don’t forget to wish your family and friends a Happy, Hoppy Easter by sending one of our free Easter e-cards.

This year, the moveable feast of Easter will be celebrated on Sunday, April 12, 2009. The Eastern Orthodox churches will enjoy their Easter celebrations a week later, on Sunday, April 19. We look forward to sharing our celebrations with you and your family.

Happy holidays!

Louie and the Elves
Holidays on the Net

Holiday Invite: Passover on the Net

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

passoverinvitePesach Sameach!  Happy Passover!

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to celebrate the Jewish holiday of freedom with us this year.

For our Jewish readers, the impending arrival of Pesach means it’s time to rid your home of chametz, stock up on endless boxes of matzah and start planning your Passover seders. Whether you are in charge this year of cleaning or cooking, we’ve got you covered with in-depth how-to articles.

Looking for a new kosher for Passover dessert? Want to spice up your traditional charoset recipe? Look no further. And while you’re at it, be sure to check out our article on non-traditional Passover cooking, including meat-free and low-fat recipes. Yes, it is possible to make it through eight days of Passover without gaining 10 pounds!

Holidays on the Net even has some modern feminist twists on this ancient holiday to share with those of you looking to create some new traditions this year. Of course, if you think you know all there is to know about Passover, you can test your acumen over at our newest feature: Did You Know? It’s chockfull with seventeen facts and figures about Pesach.

Perhaps you are not very familiar with the story and significance of Passover. We welcome you to join us as we uncover the secrets of the seder plate; the significance behind the parable of the Four Sons; and just what Kosher for Passover means anyway!

Do you have young children at home? Help them get ready for the holiday by practicing the Four Questions or enjoying one of the fun activities in our expanded Passover crafts section.

Please take a few minutes to tune into our newest feature: Real Audio Passover, which includes new lectures on preparing for the holiday and understanding its religious significance. And finally, don’t forget to wish your family and friends a Happy Passover with one of our free e-cards.

Passover begins on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Nissan, which this year corresponds to Wednesday, April 8, 2009.  Join us at our celebration – Passover on the Net.

Hag Kasher v’Samech (A Happy and Kosher Passover),

Louie and the Elves
Holidays on the Net

 

Holiday Invite: St. Patrick’s Day

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day
all you lads and lasses!

Holidays on the Net is thrilled to invite you to join us for one of our most anticipated holiday celebrations of the year – St. Patrick’s Day on the Net. Now, don’t you worry, you don’t have to be Irish to enjoy the luck o’ the Irish, especially not on St. Patty’s  Day. So gather your friends and round up your family for a party like none other.

Get yourself in the mood by testing your knowledge of St. Patty’s Day trivia. We have dozens of facts, figures and folklore about this international celebration of Irish culture. Brush up on the legacy of the Irish patron saint and the history of the holiday held in his honor. Learn about lucky leprechauns, the significance of the shamrocks, and the scientific possibilities behind the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

If you want to make your celebration as authentic as possible, check out our guide to St. Patrick’s Day customs. And for a truly unforgettable St. Patrick’s Day, plan an Irish feast inspired by our dozens of traditional recipes for Irish fare and spirits.

If you really want your party to rock, you must not forget the Irish music. You may even want to brush up on your limericks and Irish blessings. Of course, if over the top isn’t your style (you must not be Irish!), you can keep it simple by sending one of our free St. Patrick’s Day e-cards

Do you have young children at home? Share the spirit of the holiday with them by making St. Patrick’s Day crafts and coloring pages.

We look forward to hosting you with some Irish hospitality this St. Patrick’s Day. As the Irish say, “May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow and may trouble avoid you wherever you go.”

Happy Holidays!

Louie and the Elves

Holidays on the Net

 

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