Making Wishes Around the World

From blowing fluffy dandelion seeds in Ireland to wishing on a fallen eyelash in Mexico, cultures worldwide project their hopes and dreams into the universe with unique and wonderful wishing traditions.

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Best Gifts for Kids: Ages 5-8

What are the best gifts for kids? Even though Transformers and Little Ponies are on the top of our 5- and 7-year-olds’ wish lists, we want to give them gifts that spark their imagination.  READ MORE

A Swedish St. Lucia Celebration

We celebrate the Festival of St. Lucia every December 13 with our Swedish friends, bringing light to the darkness of winter with candles, music, and fun. Experiences like these are precious for teaching my children about the world and respecting other cultures. READ MORE

Hanukkah and a Gingerbread Menorah?

Hanukkah is celebrated for 8 days starting the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev (late November/early December). Candles are central to every Hanukkah celebration, traditionally displayed in a Menorah or Hanukiah. READ MORE

Nature Mandalas for Diwali

In honor of Diwali, India’s festival of light, and to enhance our feelings of connection to the rest of the world, we made Nature Mandalas, also known as Rangolis today. ‘Rangoli,’ a Sanskrit word meaning creative expression through color, is the art of drawing beautiful patterns on the floor, typically using colored powder. READ MORE