Yes Virginia, Even in the 21st Century There Is Still a Santa Claus

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In 1897 one little girl from Manhattan, at the urging of her father, took it upon herself to ask the New York Sun Newspaper once and for all if the man in the red suit was the real deal.


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He is a figure known the world over, an endorsement for gift giving, the winter holiday season and cookie eating. At times he is called Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas or Kris Kringle and is arguably the most famous heavyset celebrity – well at least to precede Elvis Presley. Yes, he is the loveable, enduring and jolly old chap we call Santa Claus. In 1897 one little girl from Manhattan, at the urging of her father, took it upon herself to ask the New York Sun Newspaper once and for all if the man in the red suit was the real deal. read more

Women’s Day- Should It Be Celebrated?

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When we celebrate a day, we consider something special about that day. Or we would not be celebrating it.

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When we celebrate a day, we consider something special about that day. Or we would not be celebrating it. Am I correct? What message do we send by celebrating Womens Day? Why not also celebrate Mens Day?

What do we want to think about women? Ideally, they should be treated equally in all the fields. Ideally when one thinks of a woman, one should not think about them different in any respect to men. Except that they mother a child and shoulder different responsibility for a certain period, women should be thought of as equal to men in all respects. Why label them as weaker sex or any such thing. But this is happening. Who is responsible for this thought process, where women are considered different? Men? Women? Historical processes? Who? Let us examine more. read more

Why Visit Turkey?

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A few reasons why Turkey is a great place to visit for a vacation.


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Why Turkey? That’s often the initial response from someone when they hear that you are going to Turkey on Holiday.

It’s a huge country littered with interesting artefacts and populated by some of the friendliest people on earth. Flowers seem to burst from every crevice, the sun shines endlessly, transport systems are efficient Scenery ranges from dull to mind-boggling, beaches are fair, prices are low and shopping is excellent, especially leatherware in Istanbul. Driving is suprisingly safe, apart from mad Istanbul taxi drivers and night driving. read more

Why Shopping Online Will Be Big This Holiday Season

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Traditionally, the December holiday season is the most important part of the year for many businesses, especially those in retail. But so far, predictions aren’t that rosy for this year’s profits. High gas prices, high cost of living, and low consumer confidence are expected to put a damper on the holiday shopping plans for many.

But that’s not entirely true for everyone. You can expect online shopping to be bigger than ever. Why? Let me outline a few reasons why online re… read more

Why Does Santa Bring Gifts?

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The history of Christmas and in particular the reasons for the giving of gifts are not known for certain, but several things are known for a fact. The traditions of Santa Claus and giving presents at Christmas time began long before the birth of Jesus Christ, although it really depends on where in the world you live as to how you believe the whole tradition started.


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Who was St. Patrick and Why Do We Celebrate His Life?

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St. Patrick’s Day is known as a day of celebration and festivities, especially in Ireland, but very few people know the true story of St. Patrick and who he really is.


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St. Patrick’s Day is known as a day of celebration and festivities, but very few people know the true story of St. Patrick and who he really is. By tradition, he is a patron saint of the Catholic religion because of the captivity that he went through, the time of solitude and his great faith, and eventually the number of people that were converted to know God through him. It is legend that he heard angels and they helped him in his decisions. All in all, he is known as the patron saint of good luck and blessings to the Catholics in that era up until the 21st century. read more

Which Came First: Santa or the Christmas Tree?

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You think Santa Claus and decorated trees when you think Christmas, right? The Jolly One probably comes first as the number one symbol of the holiday, but there’s no mistaking that Christmas trees are nearly just as important when it comes to celebrating the holiday right.


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You think Santa Claus and decorated trees when you think Christmas, right? The Jolly One probably comes first as the number one symbol of the holiday, but there’s no mistaking that Christmas trees are nearly just as important when it comes to celebrating the holiday right. read more

When Do You Give Thanks?

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Don’t wait until Thanksgiving Day or Christmas to thank those that you love and those that have helped you.


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Do you wait until Thanksgiving Day or Christmas to thank those that you love and those that have helped you? It is important to spend time during these special holidays to be thankful. However, it shouldn’t be the only time you demonstrate your love and appreciation to others. read more

What to see in a week in Suffolk, England

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Sleepy Suffolk may not be a destination that comes to mind when you think about a week away, but you will be amazed to find out just how much there is to see and do. Its full of history and stunning scenery. Here are just a few things you should check out if you are planning a trip to this much over looked county


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Sleepy Suffolk may not be a destination that comes to mind when you think about a week away, but you will be amazed to find out just how much there is to see and do. Its full of history and stunning scenery. Here are just a few things you should check out if you are planning a trip to this much over looked county read more

What to do With a Day in Tel Aviv

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Extra Day in Tel Aviv? Here is a suggestion which will take you from your hotel room through parks, museums, historical sites and cultural centers. In the evening you will enjoy resting at one of Tel Aviv’s cafes.


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Enjoy starting the day with a relaxing breakfast by the sea, at the newly restored Tel-Aviv Port, which is now celebrating its 70th year. It is located at the meeting point between the Yarkon River and the sea- creating a beautiful view of the river flowing into the sea. In honor of the 70-year festivities, the city provides free, guided tours of the port and surrounding areas on Saturday mornings. For reservations call 03-681-6289. read more

What Gramps Really Wants For Christmas!

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Okay, put the eggnog down and gather ’round to discuss what Gramps wants for Christmas. It isn’t tinsel and it certainly isn’t holly, unless Holly is Gramma’s name…


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Trying to find that perfect gift for Grandpa can certainly be a difficult task. Your Gramps has seen it all, tried everything, and is long past the age of following his youthful pursuits. Still, the old man has a life and one that can certainly be enriched by one of the following gift ideas I have listed for you. Go ahead and make an old man happy. Goodness knows he has been grumpy for way too long! read more

Welcome to Cyber Monday!

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Well, I learned something new this past weekend. Specifically, the Monday following Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest days for online retailers. Dubbed “Cyber Monday” by some, online merchants track one of the largest one day spikes in sales on this particular day much like “brick and mortar” purveyors experience with “Black Friday” the day that follows Thanksgiving.


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Welcome Christmas!

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Christmas is the most mysterious holiday! Christians celebrate it all over the world. It is too special holiday as all the traditions were handled down from our grandparents and parents.


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Christmas is the most mysterious holiday! Christians celebrate it all over the world. It is too special holiday as all the traditions were handled down from our grandparents and parents. read more

Wallpapers For Holidays – How To Chose Free Desktop Wallpapers?

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Desktop wallpapers for holidays are a great treat for the eyes during the holidays. These wallpapers add color and festive spirit to the computer screen.


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Desktop wallpapers for holidays are a great treat for the eyes during the holidays. These wallpapers add color and festive spirit to the computer screen. Whenever you look at your desktop, you get to see a lovely wallpaper with lovely colors, designs and text. That feeling cannot be easily described. read more

Visiting Turkey – Tips and Advice

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General advice and tip on travelling in Turkey


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Buses
The bus is still in Turkey the main form of transportation. Every town, every area in Turkey can be reached from the bus station, the *otogar*. Otogar is a word combination, (“Oto” means car, “Gar” comes from the French word Gare for station). Go there and you’ll find all bus companies – tickets can be obtained right here. A confusing picture sometimes as there are so many agencies – so do decide on a serious company. And specially in summertime do book in time. read more

Valentines Day Roses Online

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Send your loved ones Valentines day Roses Online with Kellee Flowers, a perfect way to express your feeling for the person you love on this special day. You can Send Flowers across Australia.


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Love is in the air, on the earth and in the universe, on a very special day called the Valentines Day. It is a day you want to express your feelings for the special one in your life. A day you would like to share with your loved ones and want to express your wonderful emotions in style and as beautifully as possible. It is the best time to express your tender most feelings and you will surely want to do so in a way your loved one will remember in days to come. read more

Valentines Day Is For Married Couples Too

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Who says that married couples can’t enjoy Valentine’s Day? If you would like to make this day a little more special than others have been in the past, you’ll need to think about a few things, make a few plans and make this day a great day.


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Who says that married couples can’t enjoy Valentine’s Day? If you would like to make this day a little more special than others have been in the past, you’ll need to think about a few things, make a few plans and make this day a great day. read more

Valentines Day Gifts: Gifts That They Will Love

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Are you tired of giving and receiving all the same old boring gifts for Valentine’s Day?


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Are you tired of giving and receiving all the same old boring gifts for Valentine’s Day? If you are like many people, you get the same basic things each year including candy, flowers, some underwear. But, you don’t have to have such a boring Valentine’s. read more

Valentines Day Doesn’t Have To Be Romantic: Showing Your Love In Fun Ways Too

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You should insure that you think about your children on this day of love.


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To you, Valentine’s Day may be a day to spend with your significant other or to spend out on the town. But, don’t forget about the kids. You should insure that you think about them on this day and find a way to express your love for them too. While they may have a party at school even giving each other fun Valentine’s cards, they still need to know that you are thinking about them on this day of love. read more

Valentines Cards: An Art Project Or Should They Be Store Bought?

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Giving Valentines to your classmates used to include endless hours of making them out of construction paper, cute dollies and with painstaking attention to all the details. Today, there are much fewer families making Valentines.


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Giving Valentines to your classmates used to include endless hours of making them out of construction paper, cute dollies and with painstaking attention to all the details. It was a project that was done at home, for each individual child in the class. And, it was one that great pride was taken in doing. Today, there are much fewer families making Valentines and many more just buying a box of them to give out to their classmates with a simple signature on the back of them. read more

Valentine Screensavers – Is Love Only For A Day In The Year?

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Valentines day comes once in a year. But that does not mean that lovers stop loving each other for the rest of the year. They continue loving each other with the same intensity.


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Valentines day comes once in a year. But that does not mean that lovers stop loving each other for the rest of the year. They continue loving each other with the same intensity. The only difference is that on Valentines Day the love is expressed in different ways and lover overflows more. read more

Valentine’s Day Gifts On A Budget

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How many times have you found that perfect Valentine’s day gift but lost your “heart” when you saw the price? Not everyone has $50 extra for that beautiful bouquet of roses.

Here are some meaningful but inexpensive ideas for a Valentine’s Day gift that is sure to win the heart of your sweetie for the rest of the year.

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Valentine’s Day Cards – A Great Way To Say I Love You

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There are many ways to show that you love someone. One of those ways is to give the gift of a special Valentine’s Day card.


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There are many ways to show that you love someone. One of those ways is to give the gift of a special Valentine’s Day card. This is a great way to get your message across in a sweet, loving way without having to find the words on your own. And, because there are so many to choose from, you are likely to find just what you want and what you’ll love too. read more

Valentine’s Day and married couples

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Valentine’s Day – the day of lovers and for lovers. What significance does it have for many married couples? Imagine getting up early, getting ready for work and rushing off as usual. On the way, when you watch the scenes outside, you realize that it is Valentine’s Day! But you have many other worries of office and home. The worries and the daily grind of life kills the joy. What used to be awaited by you goes away without any celebration. Why? Where is the spirit gone? Read on…. read more

Valentine’s Day a Perfect Holiday for Gift Baskets

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Many people associate gift baskets with Christmas, Easter, housewarming or job promotions, and rightfully so. Gift baskets are wonderful gifts for these occasions and many others. Gift baskets also make a great gift for Valentine’s Day. With so many gift baskets available now for specialty gift giving, it’s no wonder people are starting to discover that Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday for gift baskets.


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Valentine’s Day – Why Rose Is The Preferred Flower?

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The world is full of flowers. Visit any place dedicated to flowers and you will be amazed at the types of flowers, and facts about them.


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The world is full of flowers. Visit any place dedicated to flowers and you will be amazed at the types of flowers, and facts about them. Flowers come in all shapes, and colors. Some of them can intoxicate you with their lovely perfume. Some are so delicate that one fears touching them. And all of them are stunningly beautiful. still, it is the Rose which is preferred around the world as a flower of choice on the Valentine’s day? I wonder about this. And though I have not tried to search for the reasons, here is my own theory on why it is so. One another fact struck me. We can get Roses in many colors but still it the dark red that is preferred as the flower of love. Why? read more

Valentine’s Day – What Is The logic

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Today’s lovers and tomorrows foes. How much time does it take to turn love into hatred?


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Today’s lovers and tomorrows foes. How much time does it take to turn love into hatred? If the love was that of love at first sight, then the hatred will also come within that much short time. Why does this happen? How does it happen that those who live for each other, become bitter foes? That is as much a mystery as the love itself. To find out why the lovers turn into foes, we must first find out how they became lovers. That is another mystery. Why should two people fall in love? read more