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Tell the Kids that Santa’s in a Recession

Each year, around this time, children sit down at the table and write a letter to Santa, providing him with a bit of insight into all the things they’d like to see under the tree on Christmas morning. These...

The Pressure of the Christmas Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…or at least it’s supposed to be. In actuality, countless people become entirely overwhelmed by the “demands” that the Christmas season brings. It’s hard to make merry when your to-do list grows...

Flowers for Valentine’s Day

Flowers on Valentine’s Day is one of those romantic traditions that simply will not die, and for good reason. It makes people happy. Flowers are an immediate sign of love and honor, an emotional pick me up, and a...

History of Father’s Day – Interesting Trivia and Information

Both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day honor parents, but the latter holiday has a much shorter history. Celebrations in honor of mothers date back to the ancient Greeks, through Roman times and on down to the present day. The first...

Those Who Believe Receive – A Christmas Story

There she stood. 4 years old, with her hair up in pig tails, a red taffeta dress and a sparkle in her eyes that only belongs to the young. Her older sisters at her side, coveting the mystical magic...

Easter Mass – Celebrating the Resurrection of Christ

Easter Mass is a timeless tradition that dates back almost to the death of Christ. It celebrates the resurrection and offers hope and glory for millions and millions of Catholics throughout the world. As universal and respected as Easter...

Canadian Thanksgiving

It is true that Canadians are more low key than their American cousins; this is why celebrations for Canadian Thanksgiving are more subdued. Thanksgiving in the US is welcomed with much hoopla as it is considered an equally important...

Birthday Traditions – Celebrating Another Year of Life

Children love a birthday. Not only do they get to be one year closer to the ever desired adulthood, but they are their own queen or king for just one day. The countdown starts months ahead, little reminders start...

Winter Solstice – The Shortest Day of the Year

The winter solstice is the “shortest” day of the year. It is the day that the northern hemisphere experiences the least amount of daylight and the most amount of darkness. Most religious holidays have at least some reference to...

What is Boxing Day?

On a typical American calendar, the day after Christmas is clearly marked with Boxing Day, typically with Canada written in parenthesis to explain that this holiday is not celebrated in the United States. About 99% of Americans believe that...

Controlling your Spending – Don’t Spend More than You Make

Spending money is fun! It gives a quick endorphin rush that elevates your mood and improves your outlook on the world around you. Impulse shopping, whether it is in person or online, hooks everyone at some point and once it begins, it is hard to stop. For many people,...

Christmas Traditions – They are What Makes Christmas Special

Contemplating Christmas traditions can make everyone empathize with Tim Allen’s character in Christmas with the Kranks! The holidays often bring out the worst in families who all want or demand their extended families to spend it with them. Of course, spending the holidays with one set and not the...

Different Kinds of Insurance Available Today

It can be very difficult for a person to predict his or her financial future so it is essential that you should be aware of different types of insurance. The insurance can help to protect the financial security of a person in time of need. Let us explore the different...

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