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Christmas is a holiday rich with tradition. From Christmas trees to Nativity Scenes, here’s a look at some of the most popular and enduring ways we celebrate the season: Christmas Trees For millennia, the evergreen fir has been used to celebrate all manner of winter festivities. When, exactly, the evergreen was first used to celebrate Christmas is unclear, but experts guess it was likely about 1000 years ago in northern Europe. The Christmas Tree remains one of the holiday’s most enduring and potent symbols. Mistletoe In Norse mythology, mistletoe was used to express friendship and/or love. Today, stealing a kiss…

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When you think of the holiday season, Christmas movies often come to mind. Whether you enjoy traditional films such as Miracle on 34th Street or a childhood favorite like Polar Express, these movies hold a sentimental place in your heart. Here is a list of the 30 best holiday films to watch this season. 30. Bad Santa. Released in 2003 and starring Billy Bob Thorton and Bernie Mac, this film explores Christmas eve with a thief disguised as Santa. This humorous and somewhat dark motion picture provides an interesting alternative to the sappy Christmas stories that often consume the holiday…

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It is that time of year where your family comes over, the table is set for food and treats. The decorations and lighting are on point for the room’s ambience with conversations, holiday cheer and the occasional spirits. However, this can be a gathering filled with unexpected sabotages against your health. Check out these tips to stay healthy this holiday without skipping the holiday cheer. Mindful Eating This is the celebration of the year so don’t compromise your waistline especially after fitting into those new jeans. Casually indulge your favorite goodies by keeping track of portion size. Counter those empty…

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday are unofficial consumerism holidays for my Americans. In 2017, Adobe Analytics estimated that retailers made more than 7.9 billion in revenue. After spending so much money buying holiday gifts and taking advantage of great sales, it is important to think about those in need. Giving Tuesday is a National Day of Giving that happens on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. The History of Giving Tuesday Giving Tuesday is a chance to give to various causes, nonprofits and organizations doing great work in the world. This national day of giving was started in 2012 as a complement…

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Snapping great holiday photos is more important than ever now that social sites like Instagram and Facebook help us share our best shots with friends, family, and the rest of the world. We always want photos of our holiday gatherings and special events. They give us a reason to smile years down the road when the kids are grown and it seems that life has so drastically changed from that moment in time. Great holiday photos stand out in the photo album and instantly warm our hearts when we reminisce upon that special place and time. Use the holiday tips…

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The season of gift giving is right around the corner, and you are probably looking for the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. If you have college kids or teens that you are shopping for, then check out some of the holiday gift ideas listed below. They are sure to love these selections. Gift Cards to Restaurants Food is something that teens and college kids will always find appealing. Give them a chance to get out with their friends and enjoy some good times and quality food. Mix up the types of gift cards you get them and let…

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The leaves have already turned red and orange and there is a definite chill in the air. Everyone is enjoying the bounty of the fall harvest. Thanksgiving Day will be here before you know it. With that comes making plans for your holiday meal. This can stress some people out. But, there is no need to worry. Just stick to the traditional menu options that everyone expects and keep it simple. Here are some easy ideas for your Thanksgiving dinner that you might want to try. 1. Appetizers Cheese and fruit are a perfect and easy pairing for an appetizer.…

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The leaves are falling from the trees and the temperatures are dropping. Soon, winter will be here and the holiday season will be buzzing. If you are like many, you are probably getting excited about all the great food and drinks that abound during the seasonal festivities. Cocktails are hot this time of year. Here are some creative takes on some classic cocktails and warming drinks that you might want to try for the holidays. Spicy and Fruity Mulled Wine One of the most inviting holiday treats is walking into a welcoming home, after being outside in the cold sledding…

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People entertain during the year for various reasons. However, the winter holidays are special. Everyone wants their home to look its best for their guests. Most holiday home improvement is cosmetic rather than structural. Here are some holiday home improvement ideas for your celebrations that won’t break the bank. Front Door Guests will see the front door before they see your new home improvements. You’d have a good idea if you painted it. It would give the outside of the house a fresh, new look as well as being attractive to whomever knocks on it. While you’re at it, buy…

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Do you know what makes November 13th one of the most remarkable days of the year? This day represents a happy time, a personable post to remind kids and adults of all ages which human principle brings us together. This is a marked day in time for recalling what is so important in this world. This fabulous day is World Kindness Day, of course! World Kindness Day is a beautiful acknowledgment of all the good in the world. It is a day of genuine joy and optimistic potential between all living things. It is an action-oriented day where folks all…

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