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  1. Printable Valentines For Kids To Spark Their Love Of Words

    For grown-ups, Valentine’s Day means roses, champagne, and overpriced chocolate. But for kids, Valentine’s Day is all about fun! They get to eat heart-shaped candies, have class parties, and open cute cards from all of their friends. While this holiday is all about the love vibes for couples 😉, for kids it’s an opportunity to celebrate the people in their lives who make them feel …

  2. The Strangest National Holidays You May Want To Celebrate

  3. The Most Searched Words Of 2019 On Dictionary.com

    Goodbye, 2019. Hello, 2020! Well, not just yet. As we look ahead to what the new year will bring, we also reflect back on the previous one—and at Dictionary.com, that means analyzing the top words that sent users to our site in 2019. We dived into our data and identified the five words that trended the most each month. And how did we measure those …

  4. Conversational No-Nos To Avoid During The Holidays

  5. Cracking The Christmas Carol Code

  6. Teach Your Kids New Words By Describing These Holiday Characters

    It’s the holiday season—there’s more downtime than usual and the winter weather keeps most of us from spending too much time outside. So it’s obviously a great time to work on analytical and writing skills in a fun and engaging way. Come on, you know that sounds fun! Wait, just hear us out … There are any number of familiar characters in the holiday stories, …

  7. How Do I Write A Meaningful Holiday Card?

    Just as we look forward to presents and parties this time of year, we can’t get enough of holiday cards! We love them all: from colorful cards sent by snail mail to animated emails to newsletters summing up what everyone in the family has been up to all year. Fun fact: The very first holiday card in 1843 depicted children toasting with wine—oops! But when …

  8. Can You Guess What These Christmas Carol Words Mean?

    Like many of us, these contestants have no idea what figgy pudding or many other words from Christmas carols actually mean. Contestants ... you're up.
  9. How Do I Write A Letter To Santa?

    Kids’ letters to Santa Claus are one of the most magical parts of the season. They help Old Saint Nick decide just what to deliver, and they give his helper elves on the streets the insight they need to make Christmas wishes come true.  The tradition of writing letters to Santa dates back to the 1800s. Originally, it was Santa who wrote letters to the …

  10. Dictionary.com’s Word Of The Year For 2019 Is …

    From existential threats to existential choices “I’m trash!” was the insistent cry of Forky, the googly-eyed spork whose struggle to be a toy was at the heart of the summer blockbuster Toy Story 4. Forky’s plight was entertaining, yes, but it also resonated with a deeper sentiment—and word—that defined so much of 2019. We know what you must be thinking: Forky? The dictionary? 2019? Well, …

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