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Organising a Christmas Party

Organising A Christmas Party Being the party organiser can be a very daunting task – selecting the venue, getting menu choices and, more importantly, getting money off your guests – and it’s only June!! Then hoping the venue delivers and all of your guests have a great time as it’s your head on the line…

Ideas for Your Christmas Photo Cards

To go to a professional photographer, or not to go – that is often the question when deciding on a picture for an annual Christmas photo card. It’s true that a professional photographer can create a one-of-a-kind image that will certainly make your holiday photo cards look great. But with today’s user-friendly digital cameras, you…

Ways to Keep Your Kids Believing in Santa Claus

Today’s legend of Santa Claus can be traced back hundreds of years to a real man known as Saint Nicholas. His kindness and acts of generosity have created a lasting legacy that brings joys to millions of children each year. Unfortunately, this wonderful childhood fantasy can’t last forever. Eventually your children will discover that the…

Christmas Books That Share the Meaning of the Holiday

Too often, Christmas becomes the “Season of I Want” – I want toys, I want gifts, I want this, I want that. But we all know that’s not the real meaning of Christmas. It’s not even about days off work or having a big meal together. Sometimes all the holiday gifts, all the holiday parties,…

Santa Letter FAQ

What’s the difference between the free Santa letters and the premium letters? The free Santa letters have only a simple piece of clip art against a white background. The premium Santa letters have colorful, high-resolution professional designs included in a Microsoft Word document that is easy to edit to include your child’s information. The premium…

12 Pieces of Christmas Trivia

1. In 1836, Alabama became the first state to recognize December 25 as a legal holiday. It didn’t become a federal holiday until 1870. 2. Because Christmas trees used to be decorated with real candles, people used to keep water-filled containers near their Christmas tree. 3. Workers in the construction industry are responsible for the…

O’Henry’s Gift of the Magi

“The Gift of the Magi” is a classic Christmas tale by O. Henry about a young couple who each sells a precious possession to buy a gift for the other. This is the complete text of O’Henry’s short story, The Gift of the Magi, as provided by Project Gutenberg. ONE dollar and eighty-seven cents. That…

Ways to Say “Merry Christmas” Around the World

Christmas is celebrated in many parts of the world, but not everyone wishes each other a “Merry Christmas” (or even “Happy holidays!”). You may be familiar with “Feliz Navidad” in Spanish or “Joyeux Noël” in French, but how about “Selamat Hari Natal” in Indonesian? Every language has its own holiday greeting. If you’re curious how…

Budget Decorating for Christmas

For most people, Christmas is one of their favorite holidays, and decorating for the season is something a lot of people enjoy. Unfortunately, decorating your home for Christmas can be expensive. But there are many ways of decorating on a budget. One way to save money on Christmas decorations is to decide ahead of time…

Printable Santa Letter – Merry Christmas Banner Design

$4.99 for unlimited personal, noncommercial use. NOT FOR RESALE. After clicking Buy, please allow a few seconds for the PayPal checkout page to load. NOTE: You will need Microsoft Word 97 or newer to open and edit these files. Great when paired with a Santa’s Nice List certificate. $7.99 $7.99 To purchase, simply click the…