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The Tradition of Holiday Greeting Cards

Many people enjoy receiving Christmas greeting cards during the holidays, but have you ever stopped to wonder how the tradition of sending Christmas cards began? Sir Henry Cole, a British inventor and civil servant, produced the first commercial holiday cards in 1843. He commissioned an artist named John Horsley to illustrate them, and Cole obliged…

Talking to Your Kids About Santa Claus

My son finally came to me and asked about Santa Claus. I had been preparing for the question for almost three years, but it still made me a little sad to know this magical part of his childhood was coming to an end. My greatest fear was that he would turn around and tell his…

Time-Honored Christmas Customs and Traditions

Article by Sam Jaim When somebody says Christmas at this very moment, what plays in your mind? I bet there’s Christmas tree in it, or stockings hanging by the fireplace probably? What about kiss under the mistletoe? Or the red-nosed reindeer? All these customs and traditions, and many others, have become essential in making…

5 Free Christmas Downloads

Looking to save money this holiday season? Or just like free things? Then check out these free Christmas downloads that will make you and your wallet merry. 1. Free Christmas Music at Amazon Throughout the year, Amazon offers a selection of free mp3 music titles every day, and during the holiday season they offer a…

10 Great Christmas Quotes

Getting ready for the holidays and need some inspiration about what the season is truly about? Here are some Christmas quotes that will help get you in the spirit! 1. He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. – Roy L. Smith 2. The best of all gifts…

Christmas Tree Decorations

Article by Sajeena Ali Christmas is without doubt the most delightful time of the year. The Christmas tree is a much appreciated symbolization straightaway calling up images of Christmas gifts and family jolliness. For kids, sitting below the Christmas tree with the lights blinking is a daily avocation during the holiday time of the…

The Popularity of Christmas Quizzes

Article by James Reinard Christmas trivia quizzes are popular with large numbers of pubs, bars, clubs, associations and even churches, so what is the attraction of a Christmas quiz that such venues will hold a trivia quiz at Christmas and New Year but not at any other time? Mainly because people will go out and…