Growing Holly & Ivy for Christmas Decorating

Holly and ivy have been used by Christians for Christmas decorations for centuries.  They look lovely in a centerpiece or a hurricane vase.  It is fairly easy to grow both of these to use for decorations, but they each have different requirements. Holly The holly plant is a dramatic expression of the traditional Christmas colors, …

Ideas to Keep Kids from Driving You Crazy at Christmastime

One way to keep kids from driving you crazy at this time of year is to get them involved in Christmas decorating or other holiday projects.  Make decorating the Christmas tree a family project and have the kids make homemade ornaments and gifts. There are kits at craft stores you can buy, or you can …

A Quarter Century of Christopher Radko Christmas Ornaments

For more than 23 years, Christopher Radko’s glass ornaments have graced the trees of American homes.  The sparkling glitter and detailed workmanship of each piece has made ownership of these ornaments coveted throughout the world.  Beginning in 1986, Radko started making his own ornaments when he found, upon attempting to replace his mother’s heirloom ornaments …