The Happy Holiday Handbook

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Holiday Decorating Ideas - Home Decor for Holiday Celebrations

From New Year's to Christmas, we have you covered for every festivity all year long with recipes, decor ideas, and seasonal upgrades.<p>Sep 27, 2017<p>Share<p>Just in time for Halloween! By Jessica Mattern<p>Sep 27, 2017<p>Share<p>Sep 22, 2017<p>Share<p>Those velvet pumpkins are just too pretty to put away! By Lyndsey …

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20 Stylish Hostess Gifts to Bring to a Holiday Party

Say thanks with a little something she'll want to show off.<p>01 Of 21<p>01 Of 21<p>Fireplace-Scented Candle<p>Not every house has a fireplace, but even a tiny apartment can fake one thanks to this petite flame. It's exactly what the Yule log video was missing.<p><b>BUY NOW:</b> $12, etsy.com<p>OZYLIGHTCANDLECO on …

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Tory Burch on How to Be the Perfect Hostess

She's the fashion face that launched a thousand—and then some!— shoes. We're talking about Tory Burch and her Reva (named after her mother) ballet flat, of course. While the designer became a household name for the still ubiquitous slippers, she's proven to be anything but a one-hit wonder, …

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The Best of Pop Culture Holiday Traditions

The hilarious and dramatic ways our favorite television shows feel festive.<p>From <i>The Office</i>'s "Benihana Christmas" to <i>Seinfeld</i>'s "Festivus," we couldn't help but reminisce about our favorite festive moments on TV. Here are our most beloved episodes from seasons past to get you into the holiday spirit.

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Beauty Trends - Hair and Makeup Tips

Hanacure is so in demand, it took us three months to get our hands on one.<p>By Maddy Zollo<p>Dark circles? What dark circles?<p>By Chloe Metzger<p>So rich and warm, they're basically melting.<p>By Chloe Metzger<p>They don't beat around the bush. (Or lack thereof).<p>By Lauren Valenti and Lori Keong<p>But don't freak—it's …

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12 Designers' Dogs on Christmas Morning

Pups get pampered this holiday season.<p>01 Of 12<p>01 Of 12<p>Santa Hat<p>"Our French bulldog Flo – named for legendary wallpaper designer Florence Broadhurst – was just a puppy when we got her last Christmas. We gave her an Urban Outfitters Frenchie pillow that looks just like her, but she mostly tries to …

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The New Holiday Style Rules

Holiday Traditions to Start This Year

Fun traditions you should adopt this season<p>Traditions reign supreme for creating lasting bonds and memories. So we asked readers to share the ones …

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15 Christmas Table Decorations That Have Us Giddy For The Holidays

Turn your spread into a holiday fairytale with enchanting, whimsical decor ideas.<p>Ornaments, wreaths and string lights are holiday party staples, but you can definitely have a fabulous Christmas affair without them. For a modern take, switch up the color scheme and take it up a notch. The sister duo …

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The New Holiday Style Rules

Getting glammed-up this season just got a whole lot more interesting.<p>Sure, a little black dress or <i>le smoking</i> is always on par for the party scene, but who says holiday dressing has to be so cut and dry? We've got 15 ideas for switching it up this season—getting festive just got a whole lot more fun.

30+ Thoughtful Holiday Gifts Under $20

These little presents upgrade selfies, cut out stress and more.<p>So you're on a budget this year — who isn't? These finds look more expensive than they …

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15 Chic Hostess Gifts That Will Impress At Any Housewarming Party

Gift ideas for the most stylish hostess.<p>From candles to coffee table books and tabletop objects, the chicest gifts to buy for your next housewarming party.

20 Holiday Gifts for the Guys in Your Life, Because Why Are Men So Hard to Shop For?

Impossible task, completed.<p>When yet another sock set or silk tie seems too temptingly easy to gift a dad, brother, uncle, etc., avoid the low-hanging fruit. Ahead, 20 thoughtful gifts for the men in your life that they'll actually use, from shaving tools to home and style enhancements that they'll …

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27 Christmas Garlands That Outshine Twinkly Lights

You know what they say about holiday decorations: The more the merrier.<p>01 Of 27<p>01 Of 27<p>Advent Calendar<p>Why not show off your advent calendar front and center on your fireplace? It is the kids' favorite part of the holiday season, after all.<p><b>BUY NOW:</b> $40, etsy.com<p>TheLilliePad on Etsy<p>NEXT20 Tiny …

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50 Best Homemade Holiday Food Gifts

They're easy on the wallet and look super thoughtful (because they are!). Win, win.<p>Delight family and friends with DIY treats that are fast, frugal …

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Deck Your Halls with Felt Christmas Crafts

Make felt modern with clever projects in fresh, unexpected colors<p>In a season that's often known for sparkly excess, we've fallen hard for felt: …

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11 Easy Holiday Decorating Tips from Top Bloggers

Camille Styles, Style Me Pretty, and more.<p>01 Of 11<p>01 Of 11<p>Incorporate a Vintage Element<p>"Bringing in really special vintage moments will instantly bring warmth to your space. Think mismatched antique silverware, worn silver trays, and aged baskets filled with wool blankets." —Abby Larson,</i> …

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Tastemaker Tips for Flawless Holiday Entertaining

No need to stress your holiday dinner party with these easy and expert tips from industry pros.<p>With the holidays upon us, it seems the stress of party planning is on everyone's mind. No need to freak out as we have plucked the industry's top professionals to make sure you are the hostess with the …

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Chic New Holiday Traditions, Straight From Entertaining Pros

Celebrity-favorite party planners share how you can take your holiday party to the next level<p>Tried-and-true holiday conventions of the chestnuts-roasting variety are all well and good, but sometimes you want to shake things up (and we're not just talking about that Eggnog cocktail).<p><b>Yifat Oren</b>, …

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