Category Archives: Holidays

Thanksgiving 1918: A World War I Soldier Dreams Of Home

This year (2017) marks 100 years since American entered World War I, and earlier we shared details about this incident in U.S. and World History. Today’s primary source about Thanksgiving was written in 1918 by a U.S. African American soldier, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 1862: A Civil War Soldier’s Holiday

Abraham Lincoln established Thanksgiving as a national holiday by proclamation in 1863 when he urged Americans to set aside the last Thursday of November as a day of thanksgiving. (President Franklin D. Roosevelt later made it the fourth Thursday of … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 1621: The “First” Thanksgiving

It’s November 2017, and it’s time to introduce our new Historical Theme of the Month at Gazette665: Thanksgiving Through The Decades. I’ve collected four primary source excerpts about Thanksgiving celebrations in different eras of American History and will be sharing them every … Continue reading

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Christmas Greetings 2016

Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays! Wishing you and your family the brightest and happiest celebrations. Have an inspired day!

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Crafting With Gladness: Star Garland

Last craft of the day (and year) on Gazette665! This project is about as simple as simple can be, but oh so pretty! The star garland is inspired by the story in With Gladness “A Message We Would Like To … Continue reading

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Crafting With Gladness: Christmas Wreath From Tissue Paper

3 of 4 crafts on Gazette665 today! Wreaths are a popular holiday decoration. Whether they’re artificial or natural, they are a traditional feature on doors and walls. They are also placed on gravestones of loved ones to remember them during … Continue reading

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