Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012–The Year in Review

A Year That Touched The Human Spirit What a year it has been! From milestone celebrations and technology innovations to inspiration amidst devastation, 2012 was a year jamming with jubilee, packed with athletic prowess, and electrified by an awe-inspiring election. … Continue reading

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“WHAT TO WRITE…” Thank You Notes

Now that the holidays are over, you probably have lots of reasons to be grateful to others. And since it’s the little things in life that make a huge difference, taking the time to write a warm and thoughtful thank … Continue reading

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December 26: Boxing Day

Boxing Day is traditionally the day after Christmas. It was a custom in the UK for tradesmen to receive “Christmas boxes” that contained gifts and bonuses. Servants of the wealthy were usually given this day off to visit family and … Continue reading

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Christmas Around the World

Christmas is celebrated in so many different ways. From colorful decorations to festive food and music, various countries and cultures all have their own special ways to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. With Christmas just days away, … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Traditions

It’s always special when you celebrate the Christmas season–and especially Christmas Eve–with your own mix of old and new traditions. These may vary from home to home, and culture to culture, but most have significant meanings that have survived through … Continue reading

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Classic Christmas Movies, Songs & Stories

What would Christmas be without those memorable holiday movies, music, and stories to help celebrate the season? Break out the eggnog and fire up the Yule Log as you reminisce with some classic favorites. Movie Greats Enjoy the memories as … Continue reading

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A Patriotic Christmas eCard

“I’ll be home for Christmas…if only in my dreams.” Those are words from a favorite Christmas song for many and they seem so fitting for the 100,000 or so men and women who are still serving their country far from … Continue reading

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Christmas Etiquette

It’s Christmas…the season of warmth and cheer! You may find holiday gatherings, parties and potlucks a bit overwhelming at this time of year, but it always helps to remember how much a little thoughtfulness and good manners can add to … Continue reading

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Great Pet Ideas for the Holidays!

Our wonderful furry friends warm our hearts all year…but even more so when Christmas lights twinkle, fireplaces crackle and the whole world feels like a Norman Rockwell painting. Somehow we’re reminded of bringing our pets home for the first time…the … Continue reading

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