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WHY IS DECEMBER 26TH BECOMING ONE OF THE BIGGEST SHOPPING DAYS?????

Why December 26 is a 'monster' shopping day: 4 theories

   The day after Christmas is second only to Black Friday as the year's busiest shopping day — thanks, in part, to a tendency for people to buy themselves delayed presents




1. More people are spending on themselves
Plan on hitting the mall today? You're not alone. In a recent American Express survey, 57 percent of Americans said they planned to go shopping on December 26, up from 43 percent in 2010. In fact, the day after Christmas is second only to Black Friday as the busiest shopping day of the year. But why are more Americans willing to circle around crowded parking lots than last year? Here, 4 theories: In the days leading up to Christmas, Americans are consumed with shopping for friends and family. After the 25th, the focus shifts. One out of five shoppers will be cashing in gift cards they got from Santa, says Brad Tuttle at TIME, with many purchasing holiday presents for themselves — "a continuation of one…

MOCHA TRUFFLES!

Laced with coffee liqueur, these sophisticated truffles feature a luscious combination of white and dark chocolates.




Mocha Truffles





ingredients
3/4cupwhipping cream 2tablespoonsbutter 14ouncespremium dark baking chocolate, chopped 1tablespooncoffee liqueur 15ounceswhite baking chocolate, chopped 1tablespoonshortening

CHRISTMAS IN INDIA!

India is a secular nation and houses every community. Christians are a minority here and form nearly 2.3% of the population. But the fact that there are only about 25 million Christians in India, in no way lessens the observance of the festival. Moreover, the occassion is celebrated not only by Christians but by people of other religions as well.
    The tradition of Christmas observance was introduced here with the colonisation of Europeans. Though the country gained its independence in 1947, many European customs and festivals stayed on. The fact that there is the presence of a Christian community in India, helped the maintaining of these traditions in no less a way. Today, Christmas is the biggest and most-loved festival of Indian Christians. The festival is also enthusiastically celebrated by people of other religions residing here.







    Like in many other countries, Christmas is observed in India on 25th December. Everyone gears up for the festival from nearly a week before…

HOW TO MAKE 3D PAPER SNOWFLAKES!

This comes from www.wikihow.com . These are really a neat looking idea to hang on your tree or at your annual holiday Christmas party. Make alot or a little.





This is a little more complicated than a two-dimensional paper snowflake, but it looks beautiful and is a suitable craft for children adept with scissors and patient in making crafts. It will produce a 6-armed three-dimensional snowflake decoration that makes a perfect tree decoration or window-hanger.

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Steps

Assemble the materials.
Assemble the materials. You can See the "Things You'll Need", are at the bottom of the page.
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Fold each of the 6 pieces of paper in half, diagonally. If the paper you're using doesn't make a perfect triangle, cut off the rectangular edge that sticks out and make it align perfectly.
Cut 3 lines on each side of the triangle from the folded edge (as per video), making sure not to cut through the unfolded paper edges. Cut 3 lines on each side of the triangle from the fol…

CHRISTMAS IN RUSSIA!

In Russia, Christmas is annually celebrated on January 7th, thanks to the Russian Orthodox Church that has made it an officialholiday in the country. Previously the occassion was observed on December 25th in much the same way as it was in the rest of the world, complete with Christmas trees and Christmas gifts, Saint Nicholas and the like. But after the 1917 Revolution, Christmas was banned throughout Russia, along with other religious celebrations. It was much much later, in 1992, that the holiday began to be openly observed again. However, the church in Russia still uses the old Julian calendar which is 13 days behind the Gregorian calendar used in the Western nations. This is why, Christmas is celebrated in Russia on January 7th. But these days, a few Russians have begun to celebrate Christmas on the 25th of December.











    Today, Christmas is celebrated in the country in a grand fashion, with the faithful participating in an all-night Mass in Cathedrals. The main …