The Story Behind Groundhog Day

Every Feb. 2, the famous Punxsutawney Phil emerges from his home in the ground for Groundhog Day. If Phil sees his shadow, prepare for six more weeks of winter. If he doesn’t see his shadow, we’re in luck – spring weather may roll in sooner. How did this tradition start? This odd American tradition most

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Nutcracker ballet on stage

The Nutcracker’s Rise to Fame

As we flip the calendar into December, we start seeing nutcrackers as part of traditional holiday decor. We explored the history of the nutcracker toy and the ballet to add some background air to this delightful tradition. The Nutcracker Ballet The Nutcracker ballet has become a holiday favorite throughout America. Where did it originate, how

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FREE Things To Do With Your Kids

Free Things to Do In Gainesville This Fall!

Fall is the perfect time to spend quality time with your family in the cool weather, but sometimes it can be hard to think of things to do that aren’t expensive. Here are a few fun and free things to do with your kids this fall! Go to a Local Museum The Florida Museum of

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Popcorn – The Perfect Snack?

Not many can resist the buttery, salty scent of popcorn popping in the microwave. Whether at the movie theater, in a bag at home, or as holiday decor, popcorn is among the most popular snacks in the United States. Americans consume about 13 billion quarts of popcorn a year, which is about 42 quarts per person!

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FREE Letter To Santa

Download Giggle’s FREE Letter To Santa Printable!

It’s time for your kiddos to tell Santa what they want for Christmas this year! To make it easy, we have created a free Letter to Santa printable that you can download and print out for your little ones to fill out. When your kiddos have finished their list, have them fold it and put

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Where Every Day is a Holiday

There are a select few towns across America for which the holiday season never really ends, thanks to names that capture the holiday spirit and festivities that celebrate the wonder of Christmas. Christmas, Florida Named for Fort Christmas, which was established during the second Seminole War per the town’s website, Christmas, Florida sits east of

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#momhacks: Favorite Holiday Traditions With Kids

Every family has their own unique holiday traditions. These traditions are what make the season so magical and get the kids excited for the next year. We asked local parents about some of their favorite holiday traditions with their kids and this is what they had to say!   “We make reindeer food every Christmas

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Holiday Traditions Around the World

While each family has their own special holiday traditions (check out some in the #momhacks section!), many customs are cultural and specific to the region. When planning your next holiday celebration, consider adding some new cultural flair! Venezuela The South American city of Caracas, Venezuela celebrates Christmas by going to church on Christmas Eve - on roller

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Tweens and Good Tidings Unite

 It’s present time!  Ahh… this is the best. As parents, we just love to see the joy and excitement our tots exude when they tear open those pristinely-wrapped gifts. They squeal and shriek over the newest Barbie®, LEGO® set or maybe that special American Girl Doll®. Gift giving for the youngsters was a breeze, that

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