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The Obscure Origins of Christmas

There is no specific birth date mentioned in the Gospels, Jesus is not quoted as saying anything about celebrating his birth and none of the writers whose work found its way into the New Testament mention a date. There is even speculation that the nativity stories at the beginning of the Gospels of Luke and Matthew are more imagination than ...

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Birds for Halloween: Crows, Ravens, Barn Owls and Vultures Fit the Part

Some creatures turn up year after year as Halloween decorations: bats, spiders, and black cats, not to mention skeletons, ghosts, vampires, and witches – anything that frightens people! What about birds? Some of these give people the creeps as well: ravens, crows, vultures and barn owls, and don’t forget the scarecrow. Ravens and Crows, the Common Black Birds of Halloween ...

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Make a Paper Christmas Cone

These unique decorations are easy to make and a versatile design that can be crafted from all sorts of paper. From shiny wrapping designs to old sheet music pages, the ornaments are perfect for filling with candy, Christmas greenery, miniature gifts, and other surprises. The ornaments were a popular handmade craft used to decorate Christmas trees in the Victorian era. ...

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Famous Dead Celebrity Halloween Party Costumes: Dead Celebrities Are This Year’s Most Popular Halloween Costume Idea

According to CNNMoney.com, dressing like a dead celebrity will be the most popular Halloween costume theme this year. How to Dress Like a Dead Celebrity for a Halloween Costume Party Start with an identifiable symbol, like Farrah Fawcett’s hair, Michael Jackson’s sequined glove or Humphrey Bogart’s white dinner jacket. Additional clothing and props can be simple and comfortable. Never choose ...

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Best Christmas Gifts for iPad Owners: Give Apple iPad Accessories

Perhaps you are shopping for someone who has an iPad, or you have an iPad and want to make your own Christmas list. The right iPad accessories can make your time with your tablet more productive and enjoyable. Wireless Keyboard for iPad I am writing this article in the notes app of my iPad with my wireless mac keyboard from ...

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Fun Halloween Costume Ideas for College Students: TV Personalities, Cocktails, and Other People and Things to Dress As

The witch, cat, and ghost are all popular Halloween costumes. While they can dress as one of these characters, college students can also create other looks for Halloween that are both fun and unique. To make a fun costume for Halloween, students can look to current events, pop culture, food and drinks, and historical figures for inspiration. A little creativity ...

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Great Gifts for Men at Christmas That Cost $50 to $100

There’s a big difference when it comes to buying presents for him and her. You’ll tend to find that women think more about the underlying motivations of gift-giving while men tend to see it as a literal exchange of goods. That’s why women rarely forget to send you a card. Women tend to enjoy shopping for gifts for men at ...

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Easy Christmas Spice Ball Craft to Make

With the fragrances of cinnamon, cloves, oranges, and pine to sweeten the air, the holidays are always a bit brighter and anticipated.One of the easiest ways to bring this wonderful scent into your home is to make your own spice ball pomanders. You can use oranges or apples as the base, or you can opt to use a Styrofoam ball ...

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Easy, Fun, and Thrifty Halloween Costumes for Women

Halloween is here. Time for the spooky, the macabre, and the fun. Do you find yourself reaching for the same halloween costume every year? Are you on a budget both for time and money to find the right Halloween look for you? If you are looking for a fun Halloween costume you can pull from your closet, look no further. ...

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Fun Games to Suit Kids at Christmas Parties

Fun Christmas games for kids are a great way of making the holidays memorable. With a little planning and minimal outlay, the party host can keep kids entertained with great Christmas party ideas over the holidays without breaking the family budget. Christmas Tree Party games for kids can begin with Christmas Tree, a great party game icebreaker. The children sit ...

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