How will your business mark Christmas?

Running your own business already gives you plenty to think about. However, with less than two months to go before Christmas, have you thought about how you’ll be marking the festive season as a company? Maybe you’re planning a small office party if you have some staff or regular freelance workers. It’s also a time to remember your clients, to remind them of your brand and services as they look towards the new year. Here are some of the things you should be thinking about as the Christmas … [Read more...]

Four Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Husband or Partner

For many women, this time of year is an important one when it comes to their relationships with those closest to them. In the run up to Christmas, many women are spending their time finding the perfect gifts, planning the festive season and ensuring that everything is going to be special and memorable for their families. But, gift selecting isn’t always easy, and a lot of women get stuck when it comes to purchasing the perfect Christmas gift for their husband. If you’re preparing for the festive … [Read more...]

Keeping Jesus in Christmas!

Each year there's usually some discussion about Christmas and how the religious holiday has become too secular, too centered on shopping, and not about Jesus' birth. While most Christians might agree, it can be hard to figure out what to do about it. How, exactly, do you put Christ back in Christmas? Especially if you're already knee-deep in decorations, cookie-baking, and struggling to put up the Christmas tree. This is not a mandatory to-do list, but rather a few ideas to remind … [Read more...]

Winter Solstice 2014, celebrated DEC 21

The pagan holiday known as Yule falls on the winter solstice, which is Dec. 21 this year. Flickr December may be marked by Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, but for pagans it’s the time to celebrate Yule. The holiday marks the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere (Sunday, Dec. 21, this year) and celebrates the rebirth of the sun and beginning of winter. It is one of the oldest winter celebrations known. The winter solstice is the longest night and shortest day of the year. The Earth’s … [Read more...]

How to Decorate a Christmas Tree‏

How to Decorate a Christmas Tree by Larry James Direct Export Company, Guest Author A Christmas tree should reflect the personality of the family and coordinate with the room in which it is placed. The variety of decorating styles is as varied as the number of people decorating the tree. Whether starting with a cut tree or everlasting tree, here are some basic rules that will help the decorator achieve the desired look. The folks at Direct Export Company have provided us with some … [Read more...]

Alternative Christmas Message

Cleverly done!!! T'was one month before Christmas When all through our land, Not a Christian was praying Nor taking a stand. Why the PC Police had taken away The reason for Christmas - no one could say. The children were told by their schools not to sing About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things. It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say December 25th is just a 'Holiday'. Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit Pushing folks down … [Read more...]

INSPIRATIONAL – ’tis the Reason for the Season!

          As We Celebrate the Holiday Season, Let Us Not Forget the Reason  for the Season And The Most Precious Gift of Christmas       1 Corinthians 13 (A Christmas Version)   If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls, but do not show love to my family, I'm just another decorator. If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies, preparing gourmet meals and arranging a beautifully adorned table at … [Read more...]

Holiday Celebrations, 10 New Year’s Activities for Kids

New Year’s Eve is an exciting time for everyone; why not take the time to plan an extraordinary event for the kids in your life? Everyone in the family can be involved in the activities to help create a healthy and safe New Year for all of your family members. Create your own time capsule – Throughout the year gather clippings and other artifacts from important events that happened and put them all in a time capsule. Add in souvenirs and a few pictures from places you visited also. … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree, ‘to be real or not to be’ – that is the question?

A Christmas tree is a decorated tree, ideally an evergreen conifer such as pine or fir, traditionally associated with the celebration of Christmas. An artificial Christmas tree is an object made to resemble such a tree, usually made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The tree was traditionally decorated with edibles such as nuts or dates. In the 18th century, it began to be illuminated by [candle]s, which with electrification could also be replaced by Christmas lights … [Read more...]

Holiday Cocktails, 30 Blogs with the Best Holiday Drink Recipes

One of the best things about the holiday season is being together with family and friends. Many of these get-togethers are in the form of holiday parties and one way to make these occasions more fun and festive is to serve specialty drinks. Whether they’re alcoholic cocktails, or less potent 'mocktails', these drinks can add a fun twist to your Holiday Celebrations. Cider The tummy warming flavor of cider is a tasty winter drink all on its own, but these five bloggers have given plain … [Read more...]

Make the Holiday Season More Enjoyable, Marcia Hall

When most parents hear the word “Holidays”, “Christmas” or “Hanukkah” there is a feeling of joy and excitement mixed with a bit of anxiety and possibly even panic. Everything around, from store fronts to advertisements, says that this time of year is supposed to be fun, peaceful and all about family, but rarely do parents feel that way. It is possible, however, to make it to the end of the season with some joy and peace left intact. Limit Commitments – Yes, there are some things … [Read more...]

This Christmas Ring The Bells For Change

JOY to the World ... "Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe. But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes - goodwill among men and peace on earth." ~ Albert Einstein This video was created by http://www.gossamerheart.com/ . I was amazed and uplifted in created this video how many countries around the world have "World Peace Bells" It just proves to me that there is a desire in the heart of humanity for world peace. I … [Read more...]

5 Breakfast Recipes Worthy of Christmas Morning

Some people eat breakfast every day and others rarely if ever eat breakfast, but there’s something about Christmas morning with your family that just screams for a fabulous breakfast, but one that won’t stress out the cook because Christmas dinner is yet to come. Give one of these a try this year and see if you think they are Christmas morning worthy. Cinnamon rolls - Heat 1 cup of milk in a saucepan until it bubbles and add ½ cup of butter to the milk and stir until the butter melts. … [Read more...]

Christmas, 10 popular stories every child should hear!

Christmas is a magical time of year for both kids and adults alike. The kids are out of school, the holiday cheer keeps everyone in high spirits, and spending time together as a family is at the top of everyone’s priority list. One hallmark of the Christmas season is the wide variety of Christmas stories, both new and old, that you can tell your child. One way to really get into the Christmas spirit is to curl up by the fire with your kids, hot cocoa in hand, and read them one. Here … [Read more...]

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