Article 50 Rewrite.txt by marymksek

VIEWS: 0 PAGES: 2

									==== ====

Christmas decorating tips and ideas
http://7b6c0akccjrkfkevycw-v0coei.hop.clickbank.net/

==== ====
Twelve Things You Never Knew About Christmas
1.Christmas trees were first lighted with actual candles, which presented a fire hazard. As a result
containers filled with water
had to be kept near the Christmas tree.
2.Workers in the construction industry are responsible for the tradition of having a Christmas tree
on display at Rockefeller
Center in New York City. They are credited with placing an undecorated tree at the site in the early
1930s.
3.Since the mid-1960s, The National Christmas Tree Association has maintained a presence in
the White House at Christmas
by donating a Christmas tree to the First Family.
4.The former Woolworth department store first sold manufactured Christmas tree ornaments in
1880.
5.Plastic became the primary material used to make tinsel after their use for decorative purposes
was at one time prohibited
because lead was used in the manufacturing process.
6.The idea of Christmas greeting cards started in Britain in the late 1830s when John Calcott
Horsley started to produce small
cards that had festive scenes and a holiday greeting written inside. Similar cards were also being
made in the United States
at about the same time by R.H. Pease, in Albany, New York, and Louis Prang, who was a German
immigrant. The idea of
sending the greeting cards during Christmas gained popularity in both countries about 10 years
later when new postal
delivery services started.
7.The shortened form Xmas for Christmas has been popular in Europe since the 1500s. It is
believed to be derived from the
Greek word 'Xristos' which means Christ.
8.According to the National Confectioners Association, for 200 years candy canes were only made
in the color of white and
it wasn't until in the 1950s that a machine was invented that could automate the production of
candy canes.
9.The day after Christmas is called Boxing Day in England and it is a national holiday. Several
stories exist for the
origination of the name. It is believed to have originated from the practice of boys who would be
about collecting money in
clay boxes. Another thought is that the term is derived from a custom in the Middle Ages, about
800 years ago, when
churches would open their 'alms boxes' and distribute the contents to poor people on the day after
Christmas. Alms boxes
are boxes in which donations of gifts and money would be placed. Yet another belief is that it
comes from a custom of
masters giving their servants Christmas presents in boxes on the day after Christmas.
10.Evergreen trees had special meaning in winter to people, particularly in Europe, before
Christianity started. Ancient
peoples would hang evergreen branches over their doors and windows because evergreens were
believed to ward off
witches, ghosts, evil spirits and illness. For worshipers of the sun god, evergreen plants were a
reminder of all the green
plants that would grow with the return of summer and the sun god being strong again.
11.In ancient times, many people worshiped the sun as a god in December because they thought
winter occurred yearly
because the sun god had fallen into ill health. They therefore celebrated the winter solstice
because it was a sign that the
son god would begin to regain strength and return to good health.
12.Legislators in Congress did business on Christmas Day in 1789, which was the first one to be
observed under the country's
new constitution. The reason for the Congressional session was because it had become
unpopular then to observe and take
part in English customs following the American Revolution. And when Christmas celebrations were
barred in Boston
earlier in 1659 to 1681, it became a costly thing to be seen participating in any event or activity
related to Christmas.
Anyone caught doing so had to pay five shillings.




==== ====

Christmas decorating tips and ideas
http://7b6c0akccjrkfkevycw-v0coei.hop.clickbank.net/

==== ====

								
To top