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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

New Years Eve - New Year Eve Party

Whenever New Year is on its way to reach us, we indulge in long hour waiting and find ourselves involved in buying new articles, framing new plans and resolutions, decorating our homes and doing everything to make New Years Eve a big and eventful eve. Lots of people seem to be engrossed in accumulating bric-a-brac, lots of beautiful decoration objects party gifts and many other things, which make the real charm of every New Year Eve party. And the most significant part of the entire busy thing comprises of inviting guests that are the harbingers of joy to every party. And when numerous.....Read On
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Sunday, December 27, 2015

New Year Resolution Ideas

There are different ideas associated with way of celebrating New Year in different parts of the world. New Year's resolution is a promise that one makes towards improvement of his own life or towards the betterment of society. Mostly it is observed that the New Year's resolutions include different ideas whose final aim is to help poor and needy......Read On
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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas Survival Guide

Christmas is less than 2 weeks away, parties are coming up and Christmas shopping is going to get more hectic as the big day approaches. With the Christmas season comes drinking, eating fun foods (Deserts, lots of food, drinking...etc), spending time with family and friends. This season causes people to develop short tempers, impatience, frustration...etc. I am sure we have all seen or know someone that gets affected in one of these ways around this time of the year. Here are some tips to help.....Read On
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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Christmas FAQ: Learning More About Christmas

The tradition of the Christmas tree is a remnant of the old pagan tradition of worshipping trees. This paved the way for the popularity of Christmas tree decorations in people's homes during Christmas season. Many people believe Jesus was born on December 25, but there is no historical evidence for this. In fact, historical evidence points to spring as the time when Jesus was born.....Read On
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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Christmas Cookies: Santa's Midnight Snack

We eat cookies year 'round and don't need an excuse to crave them, but the holiday season is the perfect time to overindulge. No cookie is better than a freshly baked Christmas cookie, after all. We bake them with our children while singing Christmas songs or decorating the Christmas tree. We sneak late-night bites while wrapping gifts and stuffing stockings. We leave a plate of cookies, along with a glass of milk, for Santa to nibble on during his Christmas Eve visit......Read On
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Monday, December 14, 2015

The Christmas Tree

Traditionally, the Christmas tree was not put up until 24th December, Christmas Eve, and it was taken down on 6th January, 12th Night. The Germans used to put their tree up on Christmas Eve and take it down on 1st January, once the New Year celebrations were over. However, modern commercialism dictates that a lot of trees now go up as early as the first or second week in December. This has been made possible by the fact that a lot of people use artificial trees - to bring a real fir or pine tree indoors that early would result in falling needles.....Read On
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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The History of Christmas Trees, Lights and Ornaments

In 1610, people began to add tinsel to the traditional decoration. When the concept of Christmas trees spread to England, they began to decorate it with glass beads and snowflakes. By the 1800's, America was introduced to this festive custom. However, it wasn't until the years after WWII that that real lighted Christmas trees, by then either with candles or electricity, developed into a universal tradition in the United States.....Read On
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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Christmas And The Mistletoe Tradition

Mistletoe has also been included in many famous myths from earlier times. The Norse myth that comes to mind is that of the resurrection of Balder, the god of the summer sun. The myth states that Balder had a dream in which he dies. His mother Frigga, the goddess of beauty and love, was rather alarmed by this. Frigga went to all of the elements (air, fire, water, and earth) and asked.....Read On
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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

A Christmas Carol - The Man and His Book

Millions of readers for over the past hundred and sixty years have enjoyed "A Christmas Carol". The penny pinching, miser Ebenezer Scrooge has become synonymous with a tight wad. Even today a person who hoards his or her money is nicknamed a "Scrooge". Dickens' character was a man whose cold personality equal only to the winters of London, and the comforts or fortunes of other was unimportant to him.....Read On
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