Valentine's Day Family Fun
Make a handmade
valentine, decorate with vintage
clip art, cook up a special dinner, print
the kids a coloring
page or some ready-to-cut Valentine
cards (our own exclusive designs) to keep
them busy for awhile, then spend a quiet
evening together ...
Valentine's Day Features
Valentine Clip Art
Mardi Gras masks
for you to make: Print, Cut, Color, Decorate with
feathers, buttons, paper - click here for printable
Mardi Gras Party Games and Decorations
Mardi Gras Printable
Coloring Pages and
All Mardi Gras Games - $19.95
from: Print Games Now
Craft a hand made card from free
clip art, make St. Pat's day wedding
some lovely shamrocks or leprechauns, pots
of gold and rainbows for St. Patty's Day party
decorations. Write a letter or Irish holiday party menu on shamrock
shaped lined stationery.
Brew up genuine
Irish Coffee with this free recipe from a
descendent of the original chef who invented it!
Send an online card: Saint
Patrick's Day Egreetings offers Free
St. Patrick's Day Greetings, Ecards. Or, send
a free printable
card - click here to see free St. Patrick's Day
Patrick's Day Crafts and Recipes
St. Patrick's Day Clip Art and Paper Crafts
Free Clip Art
about more than just recycling - study the impact
of global climate changes, find areas of contamination
or pollution, take a quiz on your use of energy
compared to other people on the planet.
a free Easter greeting
card or design one of your very own with
Keep the kids busy with coloring
pages and printable
coloring cards or print and fold Easter
Find activities for Easter
a story about Lent and Easter or make some
delicious treats for Easter
Print some Easter
Gift Coupons as an alternative to candy in
the basket, or for teens and adult gifts.
May and June Holidays
a special Mother's Day gift for your Mom or grandmother
- add your own thoughtful promises to free
full color love coupons. Make homemade spa
goodies for Mom - Bath
Salts, Effervescent Bath
Soap-filled Scrubbies, and add a crafty label
or gift tag to the package or jar.
greeting card, or a lovely bookmark
gift. Or, print out free
Mother's day cards: some in full color, others
ready to decorate with markers, glitter, ribbons,
dried flowers or whatever you have on hand.
Give Mom a set of personal labels for books and
storage bins. Print and cut free
labels and bookplates.
you feel really creative, design your own gift
tags or labels or a memory book with free
Mother's Day clip art.
Dads deserve a special award for Father's Day.
Print and customize a World's
Best Father certificate to present to your
dad, step dad, grandfather, uncle or partner for
Father's Day card? We've got print-and-fold
for Dad and for Grandpa, cards to bring out
and color in, plus some great IOU
gift coupons to print, cut and make a booklet
of gift promises.
Dad or Grandpa will appreciate a new
bookmark. We have several different designs
in full color - just print and cut, paste or laminate
- dad will never lose his page again. Or, make
a bookmark of your own design using free
clip art or pictures from our coloring
Cinco de Mayo, Day of the Dead
Enjoy southwestern style and decorate with the
colors of fiesta for Cinco
de Mayo (May 5), Day
of the Dead or a rodeo-style barbeque - celebrate
with a southwest flair. We have fun fiesta clip
art and coloring pages ready to help you decorate,
make invites and celebrate with style.
Learn how to make a pull-string
clip art Wild West
Christmas Time Family Fun
Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights, a
holiday that dates back to ancient times.
Happy Hanukkah Cats Greeting Cards by kilkennycat
The name Kwanzaa comes from the harvest
- the Swahili phrase matunda ya kwanza - which
means "first fruits."
Capture the special moments of your family life in
photographs and mementos to create a family
Christmas scrapbook each year for a very special
New Year gift.
for the Holidays - Make it a Happy, not Harrowing Time
No matter how old you are, or how professional and
sophisticated you may appear to others, when you go
home you often regress into a petulant or oppositional
child. You may never behave this way except when you
are with family. This is because situation cues (i.e.,
the presence of the people you grew up with) evoke certain
feelings and responses from you.
These responses originated in your childhood, and were
repeated over the years. Now, when you walk through
the door to your family's home, these same responses
are triggered again. Read
Special times often include traditional and favorite
foods, from snacks to main dishes and everything in
United States Thanksgiving
feasts generally include the traditional
roast turkey, bountiful vegetables and an assortment
of tempting pies for most American families.
Easter is a time to
break Lenten fast and feast on lamb or other roasted
meats in addition to sweets and tender delicious spring
At Halloween, children's
parties often center around candies, cookies and other
sugary delights. Specially decorated cakes, snacks and
desserts are a nice treat for those who can eat them
- but don't forget about good nutrition when planning
your next special holiday
Cinco de Mayo
fiesta foods are great all year round! They're ideal
for family get togethers or parties - Tex Mex cooking
offers something for every taste: spicy, vegetarian,
sweet or savory!
- October - November Holidays
Grandparents Day - September (USA)
Grandparents Day occurs on the first Sunday after Labor Day (Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in
Day: The impetus for a National Grandparents Day originated with Marian
McQuade, a housewife in Fayette County, West Virginia. Her primary motivation
was to champion the cause of lonely elderly in nursing homes. She also hoped
to persuade grandchildren to tap the wisdom and heritage their grandparents
could provide. President Jimmy Carter, in 1978, proclaimed that National Grandparents
Day would be celebrated every year on the first Sunday after Labor Day. For
2006, Grandparents Day falls on Sept. 10th. (National
Grandparents Council & National Grandparents Day web site)
Fathers Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June
in the USA, and on the first Sunday in September in
Make greeting cards for Dads or grandfathers with clip
art, or print and fold a ready to give card
for Dad or Grandpa.
Got the World's Best Dad (or
Step Dad? Uncle? Grandfather?) - print out an official Award
Certificate, and present it along with a new bookmark
or a bunch of IOU
Day - First Monday of September - USA
Labor Day in the US is a federal holiday, celebrated
on the first Monday in September. Unlike labor holidays
in other countries, the US celebration honors the working
labor force and is a non-political
holiday. The first Labor Day celebrations in the
late 1800's were promoted by the labor unions; was adopted
by the US government as a September holiday to honor
workers in America in 1894. Congress passed an act making
the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday
in the District of Columbia and the territories after
numerous states had already adopted the first Monday
in September as the official labor day for their citizens.
Americans today observe the holiday as the last vacation
opportunity of the summer. It's a day for family outings,
picnics, barbecues, and one more trip to the beach or
amusement park before the start of a new school year
and the onslaught of winter weather.
11 - Patriot Day, a Day of Solemn Remembrance
September 11, 2006 marks the 5th anniversary of the
day that changed America and the world forever, when
four hijacked airliners carrying passengers crashed
into the World Trade Center towers in New York (2);
the Pentagon building in Washington (1); and a rural
Western Pennsylvania field (1).
September 11 - Patriots Day since presidential declaration
in 2001 - is a day of solemn Remembrance for the thousands
of innocent victims and rescue workers who died in New
York, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC on September 11,
2001. Patriot Day
here to download a printable 9-11 Remembrance 2006 poster
19 - International Talk Like a Pirate
is celebrated world wide on September 19 every year.
Get your pirate gear together in time for the big day
- and work on your own personal "Pirattitude".
Make some party decorations and prepare your pirate
garb - a pirate hat, Jolly Roger, a
tee shirt, perhaps a bandana for your head or an
If you need a full
costume, sail on over here. Wee ones can color
pirate pictures, search for hidden treasure with
treasure map. Make invites or greeting cards and
other pirate goods with free
pirate clip art and printables.
Make your own very piratey decorations with free
printables. At the very least print yourself a
flag for your window, desktop or antenna to display
Oh, and be sure to be talkin'
like a pirate come the 19th September, mate,
or ye may be findin' yerself walkin' the plank, or worse,
balancin' on the yardarm.
Official Talk Like a Pirate Day Banner
Get double duty from your Talk Like a Pirate Day skeleton and pirate props
and decorations, even your costume, for Halloween and Mardi Gras party celebrations.
Men's Costumes Most
Popular Costumes Props
and Decorations Kids
The United States honors its veterans of the armed
forces with a holiday of remembrance observed on the
commemorative anniversary of the end of World War II
- November 11. Canada, Australia and European nations
observe November 11 as Remembrance Day - similar to
the USA Memorial Day holiday in May.
Day and Veterans Day are both solemn days of reflection
and remembrance for those who served in wars. Citizens
pause on November 11th at 11 am for a moment of silence
in observation of this solemn day.
The first Remembrance
Day - held in 1919 - was originally called Armistice
Day and it commemorated the end of the World I War on
November 11, 1918, at 11am (the 11th hour of the 11th
day of the 11th month).
In the US, citizens salute all
veterans and members of the armed forces for their sacrifice
and service to the cause of freedom on November 11 by wearing
a poppy and attending parades and services in their
honor. The UK and Commonwealth nations honor the cause by wearing a poppy lapel pin in the month of November.
Day - official history of US observation for November 11, from US Veterans
Poppy Clip Art
- January Holidays
Celebrations - US/Canada / UK /
Day Coloring Poster Remembrance