April 2013

The Modern History of Christmas

The Modern History of Christmas

Most of us are familiar with the traditional history of Christmas; the Immaculate Conception, the three wise men and their journey, the baby Jesus.  But perhaps more interesting is the modern history of Christmas, where all the modern ideas and folklore comes from. You might be surprised at how old some of our so-called modern views of Christmas are, and even more surprised at how recent too.The fir tree that we all associate with Christmas has become so synonymous with the festive time of

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Homemade Decorations – Christmas 2013 – Part One

Homemade Decorations – Christmas 2013 – Part One

It’s never too early to start preparing for Christmas.  Whether it’s putting a few pennies away every week to ease the financial burden or beginning to gather materials for the endless decorations; foresight is key to having a relaxing festive season.  With December being one of the priciest months in the calendar, many of us are looking for ways to save money.  Making your own decorations can be a big money saver, with many of the materials coming from items you&rsqu

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