Skip to main content

H Is For Holidays

Which holiday is your favorite?
We have many holidays in Canada, that not everyone shares. And there are some holidays in other countries that I heard of, but have not had the chance to see.
Easter is this month. Which is a holiday for Christ, but also a time when Lilies are around.

I love Christmas for the same reason. Christ, that is. Plus you get so much wonderful family time that is hard to pass up! Decorating with them is a tradition that I love.

I love Thanksgiving, where I usually have turkey dinner twice.

The benefits of having two families!
They are always what I am thankful for.
Plus I have a love and fascination for Halloween.

To see the kids all dressed up, having the time of their lives. All the pumpkins carved with wonderful faces. Just a wonderful night for all.
But most of all, and call me egotistical, that's okay, I love my birthday!

I personally think it should be an international holiday, but haven't got the world on my side quite yet.
I am a December baby. Yes I'm Suchacrabbyass, (Sagittarian). In case you are wondering.
So there ya have my faves. Though I left a few out, if I named them all I'd look mildly crazy. Better if I keep my feet planted on the ground, and my head out of the clouds!

~All opinions are my own. All photos are mine.~



  1. Christmas is my favorite holiday. :D Thanksgiving is probably my next favorite.

  2. Well I was going to say Christmas but then I read your list and Halloween is another favorite of mine. Oh, now I can't decide! :)

  3. Hi Freda! I love all Holidays and if you've visited my blog enough, you know I adore decorating for ALL of them. Have a wonderful weekend, Nan

  4. Christmas means winter so I prefer Easter ! at least the nature is blooming !

  5. Hi Freda,
    My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. I love turkey and all the side dishes. But I also like birthdays. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  6. Christmas is my favorite and the only one I decorate the whole house for.

  7. I enjoy all the ones you named except perhaps Halloween.
    We always have a great cook out with the family on July 4th, Independence Day for us in the USofA.

  8. I love holidays in general. Birthdays are great because they mean cake!
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  9. My favourite holiday is Christmas.

    See my homepage on my blog ( to see my Christmas Counter; located on the right side.

  10. Gotta agree about Easter and Christmas for the reasons you say, but one of my favorite holidays of all time is Thanksgiving--good food and fun family time with lots of relaxation. When I was a kid I loved Halloween too. My candy would usually run out during Thanksgiving weekend.

    Tossing It Out


Post a Comment

Comments are moderated due to spammers.
All opinions welcome. Be yourself, and have a blessed day!

Popular posts from this blog

Canvas Champ (With #Giveaway)

**A canvas print was received to facilitate a review. Opinions are owned by Freda's Voice. Freda's Voice is not responsible for the prize shipment, lost, damaged or stolen prizes.

As some of you may know, I love taking photos. Photography is a hobby of mine, but I often add some of my work to my walls. Recently, I was contacted by Canvas Champ, a company dedicated to making your photos come to life on canvas prints.

Since I had recently moved, the first thing to do was to walk around the place and see where a piece of art needed to be placed. Then it was about finding the perfect photo in my collection to hang there. Next, I was onto the website to start building the print.

Once you start, it will seem like there is too many options, but it's so easy to use. You choose the size, and within a few minutes you will be done and waiting for your art to show up.

The user interface is a simple design that you can easily get through with no hassle, even if you are not computer savvy a…

Why Upping Your PR Skills Can Help You as a Blogger

**This is a guest post.

Why Upping Your PR Skills Can Help You as a Blogger

When it comes to running a blog, there are a lot of things you need to think about to be a success. Some of them are obvious, like coming up with quality content and marketing yourself well on social media, and yet they can be forgotten by a lot of bloggers. You may have great content but if you don't have good ways of boosting your blog's image, or dealing with the people who engage with you, then you'll be talking into a void. Here is why having good communication and PR skills, and even studying to improve them using something like an online master of communication management degree from the University of Southern California, is so vital for blog owners. You Want to Be a Credible Source of InformationWhen you put content out on the web, you want it to be either entertaining or useful – ideally both. You may work hard on writing good posts or hiring people who can create useful and interesting stuff…

#Recipe Minestrone Soup

**Recipe and photo owned by Freda's Voice.

Minestrone soup is one of my favorite soups that my mother-in-law makes, and since moving out of her home and into our own again, I need to figure out what went inside hers so I can make it myself. I'm happy to say I did get it, and the hubster says it is just like hers! That's a compliment!! So here is my rendition of my mother-in-law's soup.

1 cup Ditali pasta shells 1/2 large onion, diced 2 tbsp olive oil 1 large garlic clove, minced 2 on-the-vine tomatoes, diced 1 zucchini, diced 3 organic carrots from bunch, diced 2 celery stalks, diced 1/4 head of cabbage, sliced and diced 1 can Cannellini beans, rinsed (white kidney beans) 2 cartons of vegetable stock 1 sprig of thyme 3/4 tbsp salt 1 tsp pepper 2 bay leaves
Heat the oil in a pot on medium-low heat.  Add the onion and garlic, saute until golden. Add tomatoes, stir. Cook 2 minutes. Add zucchini, stir. Cook 1 minute. Add carrots, stir. Cook 1 minute. Add celery, stir. Cook 2 mi…