Monthly Archives: July 2010

The Origins of Santa Claus

There are many Origins of Santa Claus The Santa Claus we know today has origins as far back as the fourth century.  Combining mainly elements from the 4th century life of Saint Nicholas and the ancient mythology of the Germanic figure Odin, Western culture arrived at a composite character with a white beard, a host [...]

World Cup 2010: A unique historic event

The 2010 World Cup marked the first time the final rounds of this enormous football (soccer to Americans) event would be hosted in an African nation.  South Africa won the bid over Egypt and Morocco, bringing much needed attention and tourism to a nation with a rich and sometimes troubled history.  The unique topography and [...]

Teacher Appreciation – Show them you care with a Personalized Ornament

At the end of the 2009 – 2010 school year, whether your child is moving to a new school or just onto the next grade, there may be teachers that he or she will miss dearly.  There may also be teachers who you know have worked hard to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment.  [...]