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The Case for Handwritten Thank-You Notes

Grandparents, aunts and uncles love receiving a physical note of acknowledgement of the gifts they sent. It’s not as good as a hug or a phone call, but it is still personal.

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Best Holiday Books for Babies & Toddlers

We made a list and checked it twice to bring you the top Christmas and Hanukkah books for babies and toddlers.

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14 Fun Crafts to Help You Celebrate Hanukkah

There’s more fun to the Festival of Lights than a little “Dreidel, Dreidel.” These crafts will keep your little artists busy.

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10 Hanukkah Books to Read This Month

Spread the word about the Festival of Lights. Here are the books we give a glowing review.

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3 Totally Unique Menorahs You Can Make at Home

Get creative with your menorah this year with one of these three easy and hip homemade versions.

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10 Holiday Paper Crafts You Can Do This Afternoon

Looking for a little festive fun? You can use these crafty creations to decorate the house or for an original handmade holiday card.

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Channel Your Inner Clark Griswold with These 14 Holiday Inflatables

Bring Baby Yoda, Charlie Brown and Mickey Mouse to your front yard this year!

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Chanukah House

Build a Sweet New Holiday Tradition with the Chanukah House Cookie Kit

The kit will be available at retailers nationwide.

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Merry Everything! Hanukkah, Kwanzaa & Christmas Eve Celebrations You Don’t Want to Miss

A round up of menorah lightings, holiday parades and even a chance to see Santa and his reindeer fly across the sky.  

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The Magic of Making Memories (A Spoke Holiday Writing Challenge)

There’s nothing more magical than making memories together as a family.

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The Light Stuff: NYC’s Best Hanukkah Events for Families

Giant menorahs! Ice menorahs! Menorahs shaped like shoes! NYC’s got all this (and more) at these festive happenings.

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A Menorah You Can Make in One Afternoon

This adorable (and affordable) DIY menorah will be light up your celebration in a big way.

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13 Cute Menorahs You Can Actually Prime

Prime-friendly hanukkiahs for the upcoming holiday.

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Hanukkah-Themed Gifts for Your Holiday Wish Lists

Here are some great gift suggestions for this festive Jewish holiday.

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8 Holiday Cards That Aren’t Hard to Make

Let your pint-sized Picasso create a card or two for loved ones this season.

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Avoid These 4 Dangerous Holiday Decorating Mistakes with Your Kids

For many of us, the Thanksgiving Day table is barely cleared before we are rushing out the door to get our Christmas tree and holiday decorations. The beautiful lights, the smell of the Christmas tree, and the adorable decorations bring…

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Just Bright! Local Hanukkah Celebrations for the Whole Family

Here are the best and brightest local Hanukkah celebrations of the season.

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Target’s Got the Joy in Their New Holiday Campaign

Target is already decking the halls with their latest holiday campaign.

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Hanukkah Events for the Whole Family

Here are great family events — from baking to concerts — that will get you psyched for the Festival of Light.

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8 Hanukkah Happenings Around Town

From latkes to sufganiyot, DIY menorahs and driedel games, here’s where to celebrate the Festival of Lights around town.

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Light the Lights! 8 Reasons Why Hanukkah Rocks Our World

Because… donuts! Here’s why (besides the donuts) the festival of lights totally rocks.

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Today Is the First Day of Hanukkah

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Today Is the First Day of Hanukkah

We like it a whole latke.

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Tonight is the first night of Hanukkah and there’s still time to make an awesome DIY menorah, including one made from a dinosaur.

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Did…

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Today Is #Worldwide Candle Lighting Day

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Today Is #Worldwide Candle Lighting Day

Fuel the flame.

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Making your own candles is easier than you think if you follow our simple tutorial.

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Click here to find out more about world today’s global candle lighting for…

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Spin the Dreidel! Fun Ways to Celebrate Hanukkah in Southern California

From giant menorah lighting ceremonies, to latke and jelly donut eating, to crafts for kids, here are our picks for Hanukkah celebrations in Southern California.

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One Cool Thing: Gingerbread Menorah Decorating Kit

Decorating gingerbread houses is a highlight of your kids’ holiday season. Keep the tradition alive and celebrate Jewish culture with a handmade chocolate gingerbread menorah.

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A Once in a Lifetime Hanukkah Celebration

This year, for the first (and last) time ever, Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving. So grab the kids and get ready to rock the turkey, kosher style at this double holiday family festival at the Skirball.

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13 Fab Ways to Celebrate 8 Days of Hanukkah

Oh Hannukah, oh Hanukkah, come light the menorah!  The festival of lights lasts for 8 wonderful nights from December 8-16. This year’s celebration is sure to be filled with music and candles, latkes and jelly donuts, gifts and dreidels, history…

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Holiday Fun: Crafts, Recipes and Local Holiday Events

The holiday season is in full swing! We know our readers are ready to get their “jingle” on, so we’ve come up with a complete list of Christmas and Holiday activities for families with kids. From kid-friendly recipes to holiday…

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