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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - How to Tap in to the Holiday Publicity Bonanza

If your product or service can be given as a gift, a publicitywindfall awaits at the end of the year - but you need to startworking in June. Each December, media outlets cover the newest,the hottest and the most unusual Holiday gifts. The reportersassigned to develop these pieces typically depend on two sourcesof information:

50 Ways to Acknowledge Your Employees Before and After Labor Day

For most people, Labor Day symbolizes the end of summer, back to school, and another long weekend. Deep down however, when we stop for a moment and reflect as we often do on bank holidays, we all know that Labor Day is, in reality, meant to signify a time to recognize the achievement, struggle and determination of the working man and woman.

Quick and Easy Holiday Decorating

You're tired. You've worked hard all week. Suddenly, the kids shout gleefully... "let's decorate!" ... in anticipation of the coming holiday. The "let's not" is miraculously not permitted to escape your lips. Instead you take a deep breath while you wonder about how this decorating could become an easier and more fun-filled activity.

Ten Tips for a Real Holiday Season

Holidays and the start of a new year inevitably make us think about how we can improve ourselves, and have the life we want in the future. We make resolutions - I must lose weight, I will save more money - and then lose our way. That's because we aren't matching our resolutions with who we are inside. We're more likely to succeed if we work on discovering our inner, Real selves, appreciate who we already are, and then take a chance on custom-made changes, not one-size-fit all resolutions. Here are ten tips for making the new year better in a Real way.

The Holiday Shopping Experience - Rewarding or Traumatic?

Picture this scenario! It?s December 24th, the day of Christmas Eve. On this day you should be relaxing, enjoying time with family and thinking of all the precious memories you have created throughout the year.

Making Time to Write this Holiday Season

As the countdown to Christmas day continues, most everyone is naturally all wrapped up in preparing for the big day (and the eve of the big day and the day after the big day?).

10 Tips for More Meaningful Holidays

No matter how many lists you make, cards you send, gifts you buy, or packages you wrap, there will be things you intended to do this holiday season that won't get done. If you do manage to get everything done, but you're too tired to enjoy the season, everyone suffers.

10 Steps to a Relaxing Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! Family, friends, good food ? and no presents to buy. To make it your best holiday ever, consider these organizing tips:

Going Solo on Valentines Day: Advice For Singles

The stores are decorated in candy hearts, flowers and bears. Every TV or radio commercial reminds you that it?s time to remember your sweetheart on this special day for lovers. Your feelings range from sadness, to revulsion to anger. What?s a single person to do? The following suggestions are designed to both answer that question and to help you have a good day after all, while working to make it your last solo one.

Tips For Singles on Surviving (And Enjoying) The Holidays

Here you are, facing the holiday season alone. Have you been thinking about?

Hassle-Free Holiday Baking: 6 Easy Days to Perfect Christmas Cookies

Like many people, I love the idea of making a large assortment of Christmas cookies during the holidays, but I find it difficult to find the time to get it done. As a working mother, cookbook author and webmaster of ( ), I am a very busy woman, but baking Christmas cookies every year is a must. Over the past few years, out of frustration and necessity, I have developed a system for organizing my Christmas baking. This system allows me to make a large variety of holiday treats without taking too much time out of my busy schedule. By dividing the tasks up into 6 days, I can spend a couple hours each day getting this done, and on the 7th day, relax and enjoy giving and eating some delicious Christmas cookies. After all, God rested on the 7th day! You don?t even have to do this on 6 consecutive days. Most of the steps can be done days and even weeks in advance, giving you a great head start on your holidays.

Taking Back Christmas

John Grisham wrote a book called SKIPPING CHRISTMAS. reports: ?John Grisham turns a satirical eye on the overblown ritual of the festive holiday season, and the result is Skipping Christmas, a modest but funny novel about the tyranny of December 25...."

Top 25 Thanksgiving Quotations

"It is therefore recommended ... to set apart Thursday the eighteenth day of December next, for solemn thanksgiving and praise, that with one heart and one voice the good people may express the grateful feelings of their hearts and consecrate themselves to the service of their divine benefactor ..." -- Samuel Adams, father of the American Revolution on November 1, 1777 (adopted by the 13 states as the first official Thanksgiving Proclamation)

Decorate for Thanksgiving

Years of having to make do have turned me into a?"There must be someway I can do this cheaper type person."

Strategies for Surviving Holiday Dinners, Family Events and Other War Zones

No matter how well we may have weathered our basic training, nothing can fully prepare us for the front lines of family gatherings. We?re in the thick of it, dodging live ammunition, and fighting the urge to return to our old, reliable patterns that helped us to survive while we were growing up. We may have mastered our relationship skills in one-on-one relationships. We may have improved our romantic relationships, our professional relationships and our friendships. And we may have even improved our family relationships?one family member at a time. But when we?re sitting around the holiday dinner table or socializing at a wedding reception with our entire family, it?s an entirely different experience.

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BBC News

More pupils take term-time holidays, data shows - BBC News
BBC News
But the proportion of parents being fined for taking children out of lessons without permission falls.
Rise in pupils taking term-time holidaysDaily Mail

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WPRI 12 Eyewitness News

Budget friendly recipes and craft inspiration for the holidays
WPRI 12 Eyewitness News
Renowned craft and DIY expert, Lynn Lilly, hares some food, fashion and decorating tips to help you get creative with your Easter festivities. Lily is the Founder of CraftBoxGirls and author of Screen-Free Crafts Kids Will Love! The information, advice ...


When Other Cultures' Holidays Become An Excuse To Party : The ...
From St. Patrick's Day to Cinco de Mayo, holidays from specific cultures and religions have been embraced by people looking for a reason to celebrate. What's gained and what's lost?
When Other Cultures' Holidays Become An Excuse To PartyKQED

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New York Times

In This Corner of Maryland, Holidays Mean a Stuffed Ham
New York Times
TALL TIMBERS, Md. — William Andrew Dent was the stuffed ham king around here. Mr. Dent, whom everyone called Andy, died in his sleep last month. He was 56. His brother, David, said the cause was probably a heart attack. About eight years ago, the Dent ...

The Baylor Lariat

Nutrition, chips and dip enjoy national holidays
The Baylor Lariat
He also said it is okay to celebrate national chip and dip day. However, there are also healthier alternatives to still participate in the festivities of the holiday. “If you're going to have some chips and dip and you're going to have some that are ...

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Wall Street Journal

FedEx Pinched by Retail Shift During Holidays
Wall Street Journal
Some retailers gambled on slower shipping options during the holidays, depriving FedEx Corp. FDX -4.09% of higher-priced express shipments until the crunchtime before Christmas. The move paid off for shippers, as FedEx's ground network delivered more ...

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MLB teams will celebrate holidays in style in 2018 with these jerseys, socks and caps (press release) (blog)
On Monday, MLB unveiled the uniforms teams will wear for five events in 2018: Jackie Robinson Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Memorial Day weekend and Independence Day weekend. That's a lot of caps, uniforms and socks to sort through, but we did it ...
MLB unveils four new Brewers uniforms for 2018 holidaysWTMJ (press release) (blog)

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Is Easter On April Fools' Day? Get Ready For The Two Holidays ...
Easter is always a special holiday for anyone who follows the Catholic religion. It's the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, so it's a very happy day — and of course, there's all the chocolate and candy you get to eat. This year, though ...

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Excite Holidays Asks 'Where Do You Want to Go?'
Excite Holidays wants to know what you dreamed of doing when you were a kid—when there were no limits. The company's new campaign, created for travel agents, is built on inspiration and looks at travel through the eyes of a child to inspire adults to ...

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Orlando Sentinel (blog)

Universal sets holidays kick-off date: Nov. 17
Orlando Sentinel (blog)
In the mood for some Grinch, Steamroller or Santa Claus action? Universal Orlando has announced the dates that it will celebrate the end-of-year-holiday season at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure theme parks for 2018. Visitors to the resort ...

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