Article by Richard Lowe
With the proper mindset, Christmas can be a wonderful time.Regardless of whether or not you are Christian, this time of yearcan be seen as a celebration of life, togetherness and familywhich has no equal anywhere else on the calendar.The web is a wonderful way for people to communicate with eachother, and Christmas is an excellent excuse to begin talking. Whynot send an email to old forgotten friends wishing them a happyholiday. Better yet, I’m sure your favorite ecard site hasChristmas themed cards ready to be sent.There are literally thousands of sites which contain just abouteverything Christmas related that you could possibly imagine. Ashort list is included here for your pleasure. At the bottom arereferences to a few of the really huge lists of Christmas links:be warned, though, that these will eat up an entire day (at aminimum) of surfing fun.Join A Real…. North Pole Expeditionhttp://www.north-pole-expeditions.com/ Got a few thousand dollars? Then how about booking a flight to the North Pole? At first I thought this was a joke, but perhaps it’s real. If anyone goes on a trip via this group, let me know how it turns out!North Pole Expeditionhttp://www.northpole-expeditions.com/ Pretty cool site all about recent expeditions to the North Pole.Santa’s Workshophttp://www.santas-workshop.org/ If you want to find out something about Santa and his elves, then check out this site. They have a “live elf cam” which is very entertaining, pictures that can be printed and colored with crayons, recipes, quizzes and tons of other great activities.North Polehttp://www.northpole.com/Village.html Now this is cool. It’s a gift store but the site is put together so well that it is extremely entertaining. They have used Flash to create a wonderful, fun-filled virtual tour through the North Pole. I had a great time, although I didn’t purchase anything.Santa’s Househttp://santas-workshop.8m.com/index.html Take a virtual tour of Santa’s house. Look into Mrs. Claus’s kitchen and see what she’s cooking today. Nice graphics – a short but fun web site.NORAD Santa Trackinghttp://www.noradsanta.org/ A yearly tradition for decades. NORAD (North American Air Defense Command) uses it’s early warning detection system to track the exact location of Santa on Christmas Eve. This is displayed for all to see on their web site, along with glimpses of his sleigh from satellites and fighter jets.Send an Email to Santahttp://www.geocities.com/express_to_santa/santamail When you were a child, did you ever sent an email to Santa only to never receive a response? Well, now your children can send their Christmas lists directly to Santa and get a response!Paper Snowflakeshttp://www.papersnowflakes.com/preview1.htm Now here is an interesting idea: printable paper snowflakes. For a year, you get access to hundreds of patterns, which are cut apart with scissors. Remember making these as a kid? (I sure do!) Well, this artist has created some excellent patterns for your kids to make wonderful paper projects. There is also a selection of free snowflakes.Santa Livehttp://www.santalive.com/ See live interviews with Santa, or just play some Christmas games. An amusing site.Wrap Arthttp://www.boakart.com/wrap/WrapArt.html Have some fun with gift wrapping.Printable Gift Tagshttp://www.webhuggs.com/promos/gifttags.htm Are you paying good money for those little tags which you attach to gifts which have the name of the person to whom the gift is intended? Why not print your own? These tags are free and look great!Printable Gift Tagshttp://www.pattyboothe.com/Promo/ChristmasFun/Assortedtags/index.html More gift tags.Printable Gift Tagshttp://www.sassy1.com/holidays/christmas ags.htm Yet more gift tags. A nice selection.Kitchen Gift Tagshttp://busycooks.about.com/library/graphics/gifttags.htm Gift tags specially designed for food gifts.Printable Stationaryhttp://www.geocities.com/prettyprints/papersets.html Want some Christmas stationary (labels, lined paper, etc)? Here is a great selection which you can print on your own printer.Not Just For Kidshttp://www.night.net/christmas/index.html-ssi Many different Christmas activities for children. Looks like a very fun site.Yes, Virgina, There is a Santa Claus!http://www.barricksinsurance.com/virginia.html When your children ask if there really is a Santa Claus, print out this article and read it to them! The question is answered perfectly.Santa Ladyhttp://www.santalady.com/ Want a “Custom Olde World Santa Doll”? You can get one here! This lady has put together a wonderful site, featuring a famous history of Santa.Santa webringhttp://h.webring.com/hub?ring=santaring&list Interested in Santa figurines and knick-knacks? If so, visit some of the sites on this webring for some beautiful creations that you can purchase for gifts or for yourself.Santa Claushttp://www.santaclaus.com/ A site featuring Santa – just about everything you ever wanted to know.Santa Claus Spotterhttp://www.claus.com/spotter/index.shtml This looks like a site you would not want to miss on Christmas eve. Check out it’s Santa Phone, Santa Spotter and Santa Monitor!Santa Radio Stationhttp://www.nettiradio.fi est/santa/eng/eng.html Listen to Santa, read his notes and send letters directly to him.Christmas Clip Arthttp://webclipart.about.com/library/Xmas/blclip15a.htm Need some clip art for your Christmas web site? Check out this collection! It may have just what you want.Christmas Carolshttp://wilstar.net/xmas/xmasjuke.htm Like Christmas songs? Visit this site and you can listen to many different favorites. Check out the rest of the site for lots of fun!Christmas.Comhttp://christmas.com/ Want to learn about christmas? Here is a site with just about everything you’d ever want, including a gift store.A Christmas Carolhttp://photo2.si.edu/ctree/carolintro.html Do you remember “A Christmas Carol?” Have you want the movies so many times that you want to run screaming from the room? If not, then check out this site.Christmas Carolshttp://www.myholidayplace.com/christmas/carols/carols-trad.htm Don’t remember the words to your favorite Christmas carols? Here they are, ready for you to print and sign out loud.Captain Jack’s Christmas Treeshttp://www.christmas-tree.com/ Visit the site of a real Christmas tree farm, which includes lots of information about trees as well.Santa Lettershttp://www.makeabook.com/santasamp.html Want your child to receive a letter in the mail (not email) from Santa? For a few bucks this company will get one sent out right away!Merry Christmashttp://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/ More information about Christmas. A great site just for fun.Yahoo’s Christmas Linkshttp://dir.yahoo.com/Society_and_Culture/Holidays_and_Observances/Christmas/ Visit here for thousands of links to Christmas sites.DMOZ Chrismtas linkshttp://dmoz.org/Society/Holidays/Christmas/ Another list of Christmas related links; hundreds of them.SirLinksALot Christmas Linkshttp://www.sirlinksalot.net/christmas.html Lots and lots of links to Christmas related sites.(This article was inspired by an email from Jamie Swafford ofHeart Of Gold).
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