Is there anyone who could use old Christmas cards for crafts or any other use? They seem too nice to just throw out.


There are many charitable organizations that would probably love to have old Christmas cards to use.   Organizations such as the Salvation Army, or charitable camp organizers could use all the help they can get.  Children’s camps are probably the best place, although there are some resource centers in inner cities that organize craft making for […]

In which countries is Christmas Day an official holiday?


Here is a list of countries that recognize Christmas Day as a public holiday: Albania Australia Belgium Brazil Bulgaria Canada Chile Cyprus Denmark Egypt (Jan 7th) Finland France Germany Greece Gibraltar (Dec 26th) India Ireland Italy Latvia Luxembourg Malaysia Mexico The Netherlands New Zealand Poland Portugal Romania Russia (Jan 7th) Singapore South Africa South Korea […]

What is Thanksgiving?


Thanksgiving is celebrated in two countries, Canada and the United States.  While both celebrate Thanksgiving for similar reasons, the two countries use different dates for the occasion.  In Canada, Thanksgiving occurs on the second Monday in October, and in the US it occurs on the fourth Thursday in November. Thanksgiving dinner is the most common […]

What is Halloween?


Halloween occurs on October 31st of every year.  It is celebrated mostly by children, who dress up in costumes of all sorts and walk door to door ‘trick or treating’.  Those who care to participate can answer their door and give a piece of candy to each child that knocks.  If they fail to give […]

Why do we decorate and put up Christmas Trees for Christmas?


t all began back in the 7th Century.  A monk named St. Boniface traveled to Germany from Devonshire to teach the word of God.  I guess he either lost or forgot to bring the proper tools to teach with because he used a fir tree to describe the Holy Trinity.  There are three parts of […]

When is St. Valentines day?


I’ll give a brief explanation of why we celebrate St. Valentine’s Day before I answer your question.  Valentine lived in 3rd Century Rome.  Emperor Claudius was ruler at the time and he expected there to be many volunteers for his army.  When there wasn’t he took steps that he though would increase the volunteers.  He […]

Who sang that christmas song where an Irish man and lady are slagging each other off?

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You might think from the wording of this question that this song is only available in the UK, well that’s not the case.  I was able to find it in North America, and while I wouldn’t say that the two singers are slagging each other, I might say they are having an argument of some […]

What are the Names of the 12 Christmas Reindeer?


Actually, Santa only uses 9 reindeer to pull his magical sleigh through the air on Christmas Eve, delivering toys to all the girls and boys. Their names are: Dasher Dancer Prancer Vixen Comet Cupid Donner Blitzen Ruldolph Of course, Ruldolph is always at the front of the pack, lighting up the night with his shiny […]

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