Enjoying Fall, Winter and the Winter Holidays
By Susan Adcox, About.com Guide
Did you know that Halloween is the second most popular holiday, after Christmas? Find ideas for Halloween fun, including instructions for carving a pumpkin, just in case you are out of practice.
- Easy Halloween Costumes
- Image Gallery of Halloween Costumes
- Halloween Jokes for Kids
- How to Carve a Pumpkin
Christmas and Winter Holiday Fun
"It's the most wonderful time of the year!" That's how most grandparents feel about the holidays. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or another winter holiday, you'll enjoy our hints for festive times.
- 12 Cool Christmas Activities
- Holiday Outings With the Grands
- Reducing Holiday Stress
- Holiday Money-Saving Tips
- Avoiding Favoritism During the Holidays
The image of the grandparent bearing gifts is a cliche with some basis in truth. Almost all grandparents enjoy giving to grandchildren. Here's advice to help you choose just the right gift. If you are looking for gift ideas for yourself or for other grandparents, look no further.
- Gifts for Grandchildren in All Ages and Stages
- Gifts for Grandparents
- Inexpensive Stocking Stuffers
- Unique, Sentimental Gifts
Toy and Game Reviews
If there's one thing a grandparent hates, it is spending money on something that's not worth it. These toy reviews will help you make good choices, so that the grandparents and the grandchildren will be happy.
We think of summer as prime time for playing outside, but in many parts of the country, fall is better for being out-of-doors. When the sun shines and the air is crisp, take to the outdoors for some fun and frolic.
Some fall and winter weather is glorious, but some is not. On those days when you're stuck inside, here are some enjoyable things to do with the grandkids, with an emphasis on old-fashioned fun.
Lots of places that we traditionally think of as summer vacation spots are just as popular in the fall and winter. Think lots of Christmas lights and other decorations, as well as special programs. If you're more inclined to enjoy an outdoor vacation, you can enjoy spectacular foliage in the fall and maybe an early snowfall later on.
Helpful Travel Advice
If you're thinking of traveling with grandchildren during the fall and winter, you'll want to take advantage of these helpful hints that are relevant no matter when you travel.
Outings and Family Days
Why not schedule your family celebrations for this lovely time of the year? Family reunions and grandma camp can join your traditional fall and winter gatherings to make this time of the year truly special.