Kids' Christmas Ornament: Cute Alien Spaceship

Craft an ornament that is out of this world. Bonus: It started with a recycled plastic container!

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Thanksgiving Slow Cooker Side Dishes

We know the Thanksgiving menu is really all about the sides! Keep your stove top and oven free for all the other holiday cooking and baking with these Thanksgiving slow cooker side-dish recipes. Recipes for slow cooker mashed potatoes, stuffing, soup, Brussels sprouts, and even bread will help make this your easiest Thanksgiving yet.

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2015 Christmas Gift Guide from Better Homes and Gardens

Our holiday gift guide is like having elves of your own! We've hand-picked every product here, for everyone on your list. Your holiday shopping just got merrier!

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Snowman Jars You Can Make in Bulk for Christmas Gifting

Add a frosty flare to your mason jars with this holiday craft that you can make for anyone on your gift list.

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Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Appetizers

Overwhelmed with Thanksgiving dinner preparations? Get a head start by making delicious and easy appetizer recipes now. By doing a little cooking ahead of time, you can avoid the hassle on Thanksgiving Day. Our make-ahead appetizers include recipes that can be prepared the day before or up to six months ahead of the holiday.

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Nature Inspired Holiday Decor

With the holiday season upon us, it's that time of year again when we transform our homes from the everyday and fill it with our festive favorites. As much as we may love our seasonal favorites, bringing the beauty of nature indoors for the holidays can give an organic, all-natural aesthetic.

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How to Prep Your Guest Room for the Holidays

Welcoming guests this holiday season? Maxwell Ryan of Apartment Therapy has three easy-as-can-be ways to warm up their guest room.

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4th of July/Memorial Day Traditions

Show your pride in your American heritage with 4th of July displays and songs. Do you know how to display the flag, which days to fly the flag, and the history of Old Glory? We trace the roots of this important American icon. There are many other traditional 4th of July icons, such as military medals, the National Anthem, the Statue of Liberty, and the Declaration of Independence. Learn about each of them in our guides. If a song is what you're looking for to celebrate the 4th of July, look no further than our patriotic songbook. We share the lyrics to such classics as "America the Beautiful," "My Country, 'Tis of Thee," "The Star-Spangled Banner," and "You're a Grand Old Flag." Maybe decorating is your 4th of July tradition. We've collected great ideas for red-white-and-blue home decor, plus patriotic centerpieces, outdoor displays, simple picnic ideas, and more. And since the 4th of July offers a great opportunity for a summertime celebration with family and friends, check out our 4th of July recipes, including potluck ideas, theme desserts, picnic foods, and grilled chicken and burgers.

How to Display the Flag

Treat Old Glory with the respect she deserves.

Flag Dates to Remember

Don't forget to fly your flag on these important days.

Classic Gelatin Salad with Chef Scott Peacock

Gelatin salad, a great American classic, is made with gelatin, fresh grapefrui...

Fun Fourth of July Games for Kids

The warm summer weather is perfect for a Fourth of July celebration that...

Displaying the American Flag

Treat Old Glory with the respect she deserves.

Organize a Neighborhood 4th of July Parade

A good neighborhood parade has music, costumes, candy, and vehicles, but you...

Fun July 4th Dessert: Berry Flag Tart

The star of your patriotic menu will be this flag-shape dessert featuring...

A Salute to Our National Anthem

A historic event, the battle at Fort McHenry, inspires our most patriotic song.

Inspiring Words

Look to political, religious, and spiritual leaders for hope and wisdom.

A Salute to Patriotic Stamps

Collections of U.S. postage stamps reveal a lot about our country's history.

A Salute to Patriotic Souvenirs

Whether on duty in the United States or abroad, men and women in uniform often...

A Salute to Special Recipes

If rations were ordered today, how would your family adjust?

Celebrating Old Glory

Did you know that our flag was once called Old Glory?

Stars and Stripes Forever

"Let martial note in triumph float, and liberty extend its mighty hand ..."

Patriotic Songs

Five rousing songs to celebrate American pride.

A Salute to the 4th Of July

A collection of red, white, and blue outlasts other passing fads and lends...

Fun Ways to Spend Memorial Day

From parades and picnics to other fun outdoor activities, we share our favorit...

Flag-Flying Dates to Remember

Show some American pride by flying the Red, White and Blue for all to see.

Celebrate the Fourth

Come join a popping-good celebration of summer's grandest holiday....

A Salute to Patriotic Postcards

For generations, paper greetings and ephemera have been an artistic expression...

My Country, 'Tis of Thee

"My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty ..."

A Salute to Those Who Help from Home

Throughout history, seamstresses have used sewing skills in support of their...

July 4th Quotes

Spread the 4th of July spirit with some wise words from fellow patriots....

Patriot's Pride

Star-spangled images throughout the home celebrate America's history and...

America the Beautiful

"O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain ..."

Star-Spangled Banner

The wings of an eagle, spread protectively over flags and a shield of stars,...


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