How two moms started trendy online furniture business Gather Home KC

As young mothers who understand the demands of a growing family, Megan Allen and Sarah Filipovits wanted to simplify the process of home decorating. Through Gather Home KC, their stylish company borne out of the pandemic, the two women streamline finding specialty pieces that range from mid-century velour barrel chairs to rattan headboards by offering… Continue reading How two moms started trendy online furniture business Gather Home KC

Two copies of the world’s first Christmas card ever made are in Kansas City

Photo from Hallmark Archives

There’s no doubt that Christmas cards are a big part of the holiday season. If you’re like me, then you may have a box full of Hallmark’s keepsake cards in the back of your closet. You may not know, however, that cards have evolved over time—or that those changes are documented better in Kansas City… Continue reading Two copies of the world’s first Christmas card ever made are in Kansas City

3 small-town Christmas traditions from Kansas and Missouri to celebrate this year

Photography provided by the Lindsborg Convention & Visitors Bureau

Normally we associate road trips with summertime, but sometimes it’s worth braving the cold if it means experiencing extra holiday cheer. With a pandemic-themed Christmas season potentially disturbing plans to gather with friends and family, it might be good to get away and experience a different sort of holly-jolliness. Here are three towns in Kansas… Continue reading 3 small-town Christmas traditions from Kansas and Missouri to celebrate this year

The tallest known handmade nutcracker in the country is in Rayville

Photo by Zach Bauman

When Wayne Metcalfe started making the nutcracker now on display at his Rayville, Missouri, farm, he wasn’t quite sure how big it would be. That’s because while he knew the approximate proportions, he didn’t work out all the math. “My wife loves nutcrackers, so I used a nutcracker she had as kind of a model,”… Continue reading The tallest known handmade nutcracker in the country is in Rayville

Frank Lloyd Wright-designed church raises money to restore his vision

When the steeple of light lit up for the first time in 1994, it was described as “a beacon of beauty, an electric obelisk of mystery, a beam of love, a tower of illumination, a sentinel of hope, a parable of radiance.” The light beams projected from the semi-enclosed roof of the Community Christian Church… Continue reading Frank Lloyd Wright-designed church raises money to restore his vision