Ornaments for Le Tour de France

The Tour de France often brings to mind a certain famous rider and all of the celebrity news surrounding the event.  The Tour, however, has been around for over a century, and had intense fan followings long before the media created the modern image of the race. The first Tour de France was in 1903, …

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.  …

Christmas Traditions of the Southern Hemisphere

Christmas Around the World – Part 1: Christmas Traditions of the Southern Hemisphere When North Americans and Europeans think of Christmas, we think of white snow, warm dinners, and festive evergreens.  But in the southern hemisphere, in countries like South Africa and Australia, these seasonal associations hardly make sense.  When Christmastime comes to the Congo …