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Where to Find Special Santas

From sign language to souped-up sleighs, these Santas offer something unique.

Holidays Done Simply with Salt Dough

Fragile ornaments? Precious heirlooms? Christmas is for kids, not for perfection.

A season (and lifetime) of giving

The Thurman family volunteers year-round, including the holiday season

Seeking original gifts and supporting local craftspeople

The Carters have a packed schedule of Christmas bazaars

Christmas Otter delivers mischievous cheer

An unusual visitor makes mischief at the Finks’ house.

Family’s Advent calendar holds treasures and memories

"As a family we’re not into materialism, so the challenge is to find things that aren’t just tchotchkes and sugar"

Haitian holiday soup dishes up cultural connections

A traditional soup, and the sounds of friends who are there to enjoy it.

Wish upon this family’s traditional Norwegian Wishing Cookie

Friends, family and neighbors bring their favorite goodies to share at the Schroeder's holiday cookie party

Mexican Holiday Traditions Connect a Tukwila Family to their Roots

An "ongoing holiday" that starts in mid-December

5 holiday book recommendations for young readers from Third Place Books

​Books are a wonderful gift, especially during the holiday season

Where to Share a Thanksgiving Meal with Your Community

Thanksgiving falls on Nov. 24 this year, but there are dinner and other food options available for area families throughout the week

Party Finger Food Kids Will Love to Make (and Eat)

French cheese puffs, British sausage rolls, blue cheese cookies.

Seattle Chef Thierry Rautureau's Family Holiday Favorites: Rice Pudding

Thierry Rautureau's family favorite rice pudding is a Christmas Eve tradition.

Seattle Chef Leslie Mackie's Family Holiday Favorite: Mexican Wedding Balls

Mexican wedding balls are a holiday baking tradition for Leslie Mackie and her mother, sister and daughter.

Seattle Chef Jason Wilson's Family Holiday Favorite: Dungeness Crab Mac and Cheese

Dungeness crab mac and cheese with bacon is his family's traditional meal on Christmas tree trimming day.

Mini Gingerbread House How-to

A tiny gingerbread house is also a smaller project better suited to little hands and short attention spans.

Spicing Up the Holidays by Making Gingerbread as a Family

Baking doesn’t merely flavor the Christmas holidays for Kelli Kirk’s family – it practically defines it.

A Christmas Talent Show, Chanukah with Christian Relatives and Other Holiday Traditions

In anticipation of Chanukah, my daughter spent days laying out candles for our menorah: grouping them by color, making different patterns, deciding and re-deciding how to color-coordinate them in the menorah ....

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