Popcorn on the Christmas Tree?

Decorating a Christmas tree usually involves spools of electric Christmas lights, store-bought and homemade ornaments, with a star or angel resting at the top. Yet these traditions are a result of modern conveniences. When Christmas Trees first rose to prominence in the United States, they were often decorated with fruits and other items. From this, a tradition of stringing popcorn and cranberries into a garland that wrapped around the tree was born.
Stringing Popcorn from Above


DIY Popcorn Ornaments

Popcorn is no stranger to the holidays. It is often strung with cranberries to make a Christmas garland that is wrapped around the Christmas tree or around wreaths that are hung throughout the house. However, did you know you can also use popcorn to create unique, do-it-yourself glass ornaments? All you need are a few simple items.
Popcorn 2

Get Your Snacks for the Thanksgiving Day Games!

Besides the turkey and stuffing, the mashed potatoes, and the holiday parade in New York City, there is another event that is synonymous with Thanksgiving – Football! Regardless of what team you are rooting for, there are plenty of Turkey Day games to keep most of the sports enthusiasts in the family engaged either before or after the big meal. If you know your house is going to be the sports zone for the day, here are some ideas to help you plan for the game.


Corn and Thanksgiving: A Mini-History

While Thanksgiving dinner fare varies from family to family, usually you’ll find turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, and corn. There is little written documentation about what was actually eaten during the First Thanksgiving dinner, but from what was recorded, we know that there are two main dishes from modern-day Thanksgiving that were present at the first. These were the turkey and corn.