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How to Personalize Holiday Cards: Say More at Christmas than a Mere “Season’s Greetings”

The days of buying a box of mass-produced, pre-printed cards at the mall are coming to an end. People have many options, online and in traditional stores, to personalize their cards with photographs, art, and phrases. Finding the right picture can become a fun way to review the year; finding ...

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Winter Holidays, Celebrate December!

About the Winter Solstice December 21st and 22nd: Winter Solsticein the Northern Hemisphere is the longest night of the year, when the earth’s axis is farthest away from the sun. The length of the day is shorter and, subsequently, the summer solstice is just the opposite: June 21st and 22nd ...

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Activity Ideas for Foster Children: Easy Tips for Keeping Foster Kids Busy During the Holidays

The holiday season can be, and often is, a stress-filled time of year. This can be especially so for foster parents who are trying to cope with the behaviors of the traumatized children who are in their care. Many of these children will escalate in their behaviors around the holidays, ...

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Holiday on Ice at Alte Oper, Frankfurt Germany: Ice Skating Under the Festive Lights of the Opera House

Alte Oper in Frankfurt is a modern concert hall and congress center. Inaugurated in 1880, it was Frankfurt’s first opera house. Although initially skeptical about the huge cost, the Frankfurt people came to love their opera designed by Berlin architect Richard Lucae. It had an auditorium that could seat more ...

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Uncommon June Holidays and Their Meaning: Summer Holidays are Less Popular but Just as Fun as Winter Holidays

Fall and winter holidays are widely known due to their high popularity and publicity. Less commonly known are the summer holidays which occur in June. June holidays are much less known and less traditional then holidays at other times of the year. Many holidays in June celebrate the common, mundane ...

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Avoid TSA Airline Security This Holiday: Enjoy Train Travel

The Los Angeles Times reports that travelers are distressed and disturbed about enhanced airport security measures being enforced by the TSA. A “random” selection of passengers have the option of a full-body scan which exposes people to an excessive amount of radiation and has been likened to “a virtual strip-search” ...

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Avoiding Fights During The Holidays: Create Healthy Boundaries and Focus on Life’s Blessings

The holiday season is one of the most rewarding and impressionable seasons of the year. Excitement and anticipation hang in the air. Even with all the store shopping and gift giving, it is not uncommon for emotions to run high. Emotional Holiday Triggers The holiday season can bring an array ...

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Ben Anderson’s Holidays in the Axis of Evil- BBC: Documentary of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, North Korea and Cuba

Ben Anderson’s Holidays in the Axis of Evil, a BBC documentary, is an interesting look at the people in nations George W. Bush labeled evil empires in his January 29, 2002, State of the Union address. How would local citizens feel having their country branded “evil?” The North Koreans seemed ...

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