5 Fun Facts About Candy Canes

While they may not be your favorite holiday sweet, candy canes are undeniably an inherent part of the holiday season. Peppermint in general is a popular holiday flavor (although you can easily enjoy it all year round), and the peppermint candy cane is about as Christmas as it gets! Love 'em or hate 'em, here is everything you could ever want to know about candy canes:
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6 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Grownups!

While I don't have a fireplace to hang my stocking by, my parents still hang up my childhood stocking in front of their fireplace every year at Christmas and give me me a few stocking stuffers like candles, wool socks, or body lotion. If you are looking for a few stocking stuffer ideas for your grownup friends or family, here are some great ideas:
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A Brief History of Electric Christmas Tree Lights

Before light bulbs, Christmas trees were aglow with soft candle light. The tradition started in the 18th century in Germany, but it wasn’t all that common as it was both expensive and dangerous. However, in 1809, candle holders began to be used to hold the lights to the branches and between 1902 and 1914, small lanterns and glass balls were employed in their stead.
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Christmas Cookie Decorating Made Easy!

I'm not a big baker, but I have a lot of friends that love to bake, especially around the holidays. They'll make dozens of cookies at a time and bring a box full to every holiday party they attend. But what separates the men from the boys, so to speak, when your cookies are one of many options on the dessert table, isn't the cookie itself, it's how it's decorated! You don't need to be a pastry chef in order to make beautiful Christmas cookies; here's how:
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