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    Learn Something New this New Year!

    December 31st, 2012 admin

    All around the world, people gather together every December 31 to celebrate the passing of the old year and the commencement of the next. This New Year’s Eve, dazzle all of your fellow party guests with your amazing knowledge of New Year’s celebrations past and present! Kick back with a holiday-themed Personalized Wine Gift, a [...]

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    Playing Santa Claus

    December 17th, 2012 admin

    For me, the single most enjoyable thing about being a parent is getting to play Santa Claus. I think every kid loves Christmas. Presents, cookies, family…what’s not to love? Nobody ever tells you, though, just how much you’ll love Christmas when you become an adult, and for entirely different reasons. The feeling of carefully selecting gifts for [...]

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    Christmas Traditions – Mistletoe

    December 15th, 2012 admin

    Blog by Linda Wallace Mistletoe’s history is a long and interesting one. There are references to “kissing under the mistletoe” in Celtic rituals and North mythology. The Druids considered mistletoe a sacred plant, believed to have medicinal qualities and mysterious supernatural powers. Mistletoe has long been regarded as an aphrodisiac and fertility herb. Going back to Norse [...]

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    Merry Christmas to the Man in Your Life

    December 14th, 2012 admin

    Let’s face it, men have it pretty easy in the Christmas shopping department. Women love flowers, spa products or jewelry almost without exception. Women also have to decide every year what on earth to buy for the men in their lives. Men aren’t quite as simple to shop for; it isn’t always golf weather or [...]

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    Christmas Traditions – Nativity Scene

    December 13th, 2012 admin

    Blog by Linda Wallace A nativity scene is a depiction of the birth of Jesus as described in the gospels. Nativity scenes exhibit figures representing the infant Jesus, his mother Mary, and Joseph. Other characters from the nativity story such as shepherds, the Magi, and angels may be displayed near the manger in a barn intended [...]

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    Christmas Story

    December 11th, 2012 admin

    Blog by Kirian McClure I can’t be the only one that always picked Christmas as my favorite holiday as a child. As much as I loved the abundance of chocolatey goodness that was Halloween (but detested the inevitable trip to the dentist soon after), there was something about the combination of wintery weather, jingling bells and [...]

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    Holiday Wine Pairings

    December 10th, 2012 admin

    The holiday season is upon us and around each day presents a new temptation for the taste buds. From the smells of pumpkin pie and gingerbread that seem to be wafting out of every oven to the beautifully photographed entrees that grace the cover of every magazine in the checkout line, this season is heaven [...]

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    December Fun Facts

    December 7th, 2012 admin

    Blog by Kirian McClure Usually, if you ask the average person what their favorite time of year is they tend to say summer. Summer certainly has its appeal but for the more body conscious among us, its obvious drawbacks as well.  Personally, I’ve always had a soft spot for fall and all the amazing things that [...]

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    Christmas Traditions – Yule Log

    December 6th, 2012 admin

    Blog by Linda Wallace A Yule log is a large and extremely hard log which is burned in the hearth as a part of traditional Yule or Christmas celebrations in several European cultures. The Yule log was originally an entire tree, that was carefully chosen and brought into the house with great ceremony with the purpose [...]

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    Start Shopping Early

    November 30th, 2012 admin

    Blog by Linda Wallace Every year. EVERY YEAR. I find myself in the middle of December, thinking about all the Christmas shopping I have left to do, dreading the stores, dreading the expense, dreading the stress! We all know the way to avoid this, so why don’t we make an effort to try to get our holiday [...]

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