The Magical Food That Cures Many Ailments Without Side Effects

Here’s a very interesting article a facebook friend sent me a little while back that I’d like to pass on for others to potentially benefit from………………. 

Did you know that you may have the magical combination to cure many ailments in your kitchen right now? No need for harmful prescriptions drugs or over-the-counter-drugs that may have adverse interactions.
Take advantage of some helpful tips & information I’d like to pass on to you.

What are the magical ingrdients I’m making refernece to?

Cinnamon and RAW Honey

………………………….. Just remember I emphasized the key word….. R A W  honey!

Drug companies probably wouldn’t like this one getting around.

Here are a few facts on RAW Honey and Cinnamon:honey-cinnamon-benefits

It is found that a mix of honey and cinnamon CURES most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also note honey isin fact very effective medicine for many kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without side effects which is also a major plus.

Let me break it down for you……………………….

HEART DISEASES:

Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, put it on toast instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol and could potentially save one from a heart attack. Also, even if you have already had an attack studies show you could be kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of cinnamon honey strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as one ages the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and the veins.

ARTHRITIS:

Arthritis patients can benefit by taking one cup of hot water with two tablespoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. When taken daily even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week (out of the 200 people that were treated) practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain — and within a month, most all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis now started walking without pain.

BLADDER INFECTIONS:

Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder….who knew?

CHOLESTEROL:

Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water given to a cholesterol patient was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, when taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol-could be cured. According to information received in the said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.

COLDS:

Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough-type colds AND clear the sinuses too! Another small  perk – it’s delicious!!

UPSET STOMACH:

Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also is said to clear stomach ulcers from its root.

GAS:

According to the studies done in India and Japan, it is revealed that when Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.

IMMUNE SYSTEM:

Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles (where DNA is contained) to fight bacterial and viral diseases.

INDIGESTION:

Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food is eaten relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.

INFLUENZA:

A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural ‘Ingredient’ which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.

LONGEVITY:

Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Use four teaspoons of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder, and three cups of boiling water to make a tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Lifespans will actually increase and even it make possible that someone who may be 100 years old will start performing the chores of  someone half their age.

RASPY OR SORE THROAT:

When one’s throat has a tickle or is raspy, take one tablespoon of honey and sip until gone. Repeat every three hours until throat is without symptoms.

PIMPLES:

Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste – Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it off the next morning with warm water. When done daily for two weeks, it removes all pimples from the root.

SKIN INFECTIONS:

Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections.

WEIGHT LOSS:

Once daily in the morning ,one half hour before breakfast and on an empty stomach, and then once again at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. When taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.

CANCER:

Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder three times a day for one month.

FATIGUE:

Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, even when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, when taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M., the vitality of the body increases within a week.

BAD BREATH:

People in South America gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water first thing in the morning so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.

HEARING LOSS:

Taken twice daily, once in the morning and once at night, honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restores hearing.

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April Fool’s Day Fun & Traditions

Though pranksters and joke-lovers in many countries now gleefully prepare to dupe friends and loved ones on April Fool’s Day, no one knows exactly when or why, or even where, this tradition began.

A giddy spurt of practical joking seems to have coincided with the coming of spring since the time of the Ancient Romans and Celts, who celebrated a festival of mischief-making. The first mentions of an All Fool’s Day (as it was formerly called) came in Europe in the Middle Ages.

Some trace April Fool’s Day back to Roman mythology, particularly the story of Ceres, Goddess of the harvest, and her daughter, Proserpina.

Pluto, God of the Dead, abducted Proserpina and took her to live with him in the underworld. The girl called out to her mother, but Ceres could only hear the echo of her daughter’s voice and searched for her in vain.

Such “fool’s errands,” or wild goose chases, became a popular practical joke in Europe in later centuries.

The most widespread theory of the origin of April Fool’s Day is the switch from the old Julian to the Gregorian calendar (now in use) in the late 16th century. Under the Julian calendar, the New Year was celebrated during the week between March 25 and April 1, but under the Gregorian calendar, it was moved to Jan. 1. Those who were not notified of the change, or stubbornly kept to the old tradition, were often mocked and had jokes played on them on or around the old New Year.

In France, this took the form of pranksters sticking fish on the backs of those who celebrated the old custom, earning the victims of the prank the name Poisson d’Avril, or April Fish.

But the theory can’t explain why the pranking tradition spread to other countries in Europe that did not adopt the Gregorian calendar until later.

In Scotland, the butts of April Fool’s jokes were known as April “Gowks,” another name for a cuckoo bird. The origins of the “Kick Me” sign can supposedly be traced back to the Scottish observance of the day.

In more recent times, radio stations, TV programs and Web sites have set up gullible readers and listeners. One of the most notorious jokes was a 1957 hoax BBC documentary of the annual spaghetti harvest in Switzerland, featuring a family plucking strands of the pasta from “spaghetti trees.” The Italian favorite was still considered an exotic delicacy in Britain at the time, and many listeners were so fooled they wanted to find out how to get a spaghetti bush of their own.

On April 1, 2007 Internet search engine Google announced their new Gmail Paper service, where users of the free email service could save emails to a paper archive in which Google would print out and mail for free. Last year, Google invited people to sign up for a Mars exploration project.

So while you’re surfing the web or watching TV today, be wary of what you see and read, or you could end up an April Fool!

Original Source: Life’s Little Mysteries

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APRIL FOOL’S DAY LINKS

— JUST FOR FUN —

April Fool’s Day On The Web 2010

This site is one of the most complete/comprehensive listings of April Fools’ Day jokes that websites have run each year — starting in 2004 — all the way up to this year, 2010 — Features several pages of online jokes, tricks and “foolery”, loaded with images — Make sure you check out the full list — and if you have come across a site that is not already listed, you can add on to it.
Bookmark this site so you don’t get fooled online this year!

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Top 100 April Fool’s Day Hoaxes of All Time

These are judged by notoriety, creativity as well as the number of people duped.

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Top 10 Worst April Fool’s Day Hoaxes Ever –

The above list of the Top 100 April Fool’s Day jokes celebrates the best of April 1st. But sometimes April 1st inspires attempts at humor that doesn’t turn out so well. Some attempts are, in fact, truly awful. That’s what this list explores.

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Take The Hoax Photo Test

Test your pop culture literacy by determining which are the hoax photos (like those that have been manipulated in some way) and which are real.

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Take The Gullibility Test

Pretend that you’re an editor at a major newspaper. A reporter has just handed you a story that contains the following statements. Unfortunately, this reporter has a reputation for embellishing stories with wild claims that are completely untrue. Using common sense and whatever you happen to know about the subjects, you’ve got to decide which statements are true and which are false before the paper goes out to print. Saying “I don’t know” is NOT an option.

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Hoaxapedia

The Hoaxipedia is an online encyclopedia of hoaxes, urban legends, pranks, tall tales, scams, and deceptions of all kind. It is a work-in-progress, currently containing approximately two hundred articles.

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Museum of Hoaxes

This site examines dubious claims and mischief of everything imaginable.

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Gallery of Hoax Websites –

These are NOT websites about hoaxes – These are sites that actually ARE hoaxes themselves!

Funny, peculiar, weird, irreverent, off-the-wall, etc…

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Wikipedia

This is Wikipedia’s entry for everything dealing with April Fool’s Day.

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You Know What They Say About Fools?

Here you’ll find some famous as well as a few lesser known comments and sayings from a few well known authors as well as other named celebrities throughout history.

  • It’s better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and leave no doubt. —Mark Twain
  • However big the fool, there is always a bigger fool to admire him. — Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux
  • [Politicians] never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge. — Thomas Reed
  • He who lives without folly isn’t so wise as he thinks. — François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld
  • The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools. — Herbert Spencer
  • Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom. — Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Looking foolish does the spirit good. — John Updike
  • Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed. — Mark Twain
  • A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees. — William Blake
  • A fool must now and then be right by chance. — Cowper
  • It is better to be a fool than to be dead. — Stevenson
  • The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year. — Mark Twain

Bizarre Strange & Unusual Phobias

On a previous post I focused predominately on the more common fears that many people have in general. Now I wanted to highlight the more uncommon, most unusual, bizarre, strange and downright weird phobias that afflict a number of people.

Some of the information presented here will repeat what I originally stated in a previous post a few months back that you will find here >> What Really Scares People: Top 10 Fears

Instead of an evolutionary or culture-led phobia, there may be a separate explanation for weird or strange phobias, such as the fear of cheese. This group of phobias may be linked to deep-seated psychological trauma. For whatever reason, that inanimate object or non-threatening situation has become the focus of the fear, and acts as a trigger for stored feelings of anxiety.

The common “specific phobias” – such as the fear of spiders, or snakes, or being struck by lightning – are all understandable… at least on some level. We may not fully understand the extreme fear response some people give them but somewhere in there is a threat to survival.

Below you will find a list of uncommon – and in some cases – bizarre phobias – which really do prove utterly terrifying and disgusting to a small part of the general population.

  • Ablutophobia – the obsessional fear of bathing
  • Adipophobia – the fear of appearing too fat
  • Agyrophobia – the fear of crossing roads
  • Ambulophobia – the fear of walking
  • Anablephobia – the fear of looking up
  • Androphobia – the fear of men
  • Anthophobia – the fear of flowers
  • Arachibutyrophobia – the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of one’s mouth
  • Aulophobia – the fear of flutes
  • Barophobia – the fear of gravity
  • Cataptrophobia – the fear of mirrors
  • Chionophobia – the fear of snow
  • Chorophobia – the fear of dancing
  • Chromatophobia – the fear of colors
  • Chronomentrophobia – the fear of time
  • Cnidophobia – the fear of string
  • Cyberphobia – the fear of working with computers
  • Decidophobia – the fear of making decisions
  • Ephebiphobia the fear of teenagers
  • Ergophobia – the fear of work, finding work or functioning at work
  • Erotophobia – the fear of sex or talking about sex
  • Gelotophobia – the obsessional fear of being laughed at
  • Genuphobia – the fear of knees
  • Geumapobia – the fear of taste
  • Gerontophobia – the fear of growing old or fear of the elderly
  • Gymnophobia – the fear of being seen naked or seeing others naked
  • Gynophobia – the fear of women
  • Haptephobia – the fear of being touched
  • Heliophobia – the fear of sunlight
  • Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia – the fear of long words 😛 Really!
  • Hypnophobia – the fear of sleep
  • Kyphophobia – the fear of stooping
  • Levophobia – the fear of objects to the left
  • Megalophobia – the fear of large or oversized objects
  • Metrophobia – the fear of poetry
  • Mnemophobia – the fear of memories
  • Nomophobia the fear of being out of cellular/mobile phone contact
  • Octophobia – the fear of the figure eight
  • Ommetaphobia – the fear of eyes
  • Osmophobia – the fear of smells
  • Optophobia – the fear of opening one’s eyes
  • Papaphobia – the fear of the Pope
  • Peladophobia – the fear of bald people
  • Phagophobia the fear of swallowing
  • Phobophobia – the fear of having a phobia
  • Scopophobia the fear of being looked at
  • Scuirophobia – the fear of squirrels
  • Siderophobia – the fear of stars
  • Somniphobia – the fear of sleep
  • Spectrophobia the fear of mirrors
  • Trichophobia the fear of loose hairs
  • Triskaidekaphobia the fear of the number 13
  • Xenophobia – the fear of strangers, foreigners or aliens

A Final Thought

And finally, spare a thought for those very select poor folks who suffer from Panophobia – which translates to those  who are perpetually and continuously afraid of EVERYTHING…..

Does Your State Have Money That Belongs To You?

How would you feel if you found out your state owes you money?

It’s a pretty good feeling to realize that you may just happen to have money out there that you’re unaware of — in your name — at the State Controller’s or Treasurer’s Office — even more so in these tough economic times when money is so tight and most of us are trying to be so frugal.

There are actually quite a few people out there who do have money – with their name on it – listed, for example, on the California State Controller’s Office Web site under the “unclaimed property” section. The office’s website states that it’s currently in possession of over $5 billion in unclaimed property that belongs to about 11.6 million California residents, businesses and organizations. And that’s just in California alone — now consider what may be hiding in the other 49 states treasury vaults in unclaimed money and property.

At any given time, research shows that state governments are holding more than $10 billion in unclaimed money as well as other properties. Banks, insurance companies, utility companies, government agencies and other entities across the nation are believed to still be holding at least this amount. Some 30 million Americans are believed to have unclaimed money owed to them, just waiting to be discovered first, then recovered. Here you will find state government resources for searching data bases, finding and then submitting a claim to collect some of that unclaimed money and property.

In California, State Controller John Chiang commented that, until a few years ago, state legislation didn’t allow staff to notify nearly 80 percent of it’s residents about their unclaimed ‘goods’. Now that just recently changed in 2007 when newly signed legislation allowed the controller’s office to send notices to residents when their unclaimed money is about to become the state’s property.

Think Back

Have you ever moved without getting your utility deposit back, or forgotten about an old checking or savings account? That money is still yours and you can get it from your state’s government office.

According to the United States Treasury Department, there is no centralized, government-wide database from which information on unclaimed government assets may be obtained. Each individual Federal agency maintains its own records and would need to research and release that data on a case-by-case basis. Each and every state handles the reporting and collection of unclaimed property and each state has its own laws and methods for recovering unclaimed property.

What is Unclaimed Property?

Unclaimed property can be any financial asset or sum of money that appears to have been abandoned by the owner.

Some typical types of unclaimed property include:

  • Utility deposits, credit balances, store refunds
  • Uncashed dividend, payroll or cashier’s checks
  • Stock certificates or accounts,
  • Bonds, mutual fund accounts
  • Life insurance policy proceeds
  • Undistributed wages
  • Checking and savings accounts
  • Gift certificates
  • Traveler’s Checks
  • Safe deposit boxes
  • Royalty payments
  • Court payments or deposits

State laws require financial institutions, public utilities, and various other entities to report personal property considered abandoned or unclaimed. The account or property must have been inactive for a period of time specified by state law, and the whereabouts of the owner must be unknown.

You might have unclaimed property in any state where you or your relatives have ever lived or done business.

You Might Have Unclaimed Property If…

  • You have moved — with or without — leaving a forwarding address. Moving is the main source of abandoned utility deposits and bank account balances.
  • You have retired, been reassigned, or laid off from a job
  • You have not made a transaction on your checking or savings account for over three years
  • You have stopped payments on an insurance policy
  • You have an uncashed check made out to you more than 3 years ago
  • You regularly throw away your mail without reading it.
  • You have noticed that regular dividend, interest, or royalty checks have stopped coming
  • You have settled a deceased family member’s estate

What About Paid Property Search Firms?

There are quite a few firms that advertise that they will “go out” on your behalf and search for unclaimed property that may belong to you. While many of these firms may be honest and offer decent services, you need to be aware and watch out for firms that have already found unclaimed property belonging to you and want to charge you to recover it.

Many states require search firms and so-called ‘heir-finders’ to be licensed or registered and impose legal limits on how large a percentage of the value of the claimed property they can legally charge.

Be sure to always check with the unclaimed property department within your state government before signing a contract with a property search firm if you care to go that route.

Doing it yourself is very practical and quite simple in most cases — If you can find it through the easily searchable databases, and prove that it’s yours, you can claim it yourself at NO CHARGE or FEE and by using the online claim forms which you simply print out, follow directions and mail.

Locate unclaimed money online, get claim forms and information. Remember that you might have unclaimed property in any state where you or your relatives have ever lived or done business.

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So……….

The question is asked……….

What would you do with money you never knew you had?

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How To Find Your Unclaimed Property

All 50 states have a Department of Revenue and Unclaimed Property or some similarly named division. This is the office responsible for maintaining the missing money and processing claims for it. Some states have limitations on how long they keep abandoned property before turning it over to state coffers, however they are still obligated to keep it indefinitely.

You’ll need to check with your individual state to find out what their procedures are. If you think you may have missing money held by your state, your first step is to contact the proper state agency (the links below will help get you to the right department) to find out whether your name, or in the case that it may be the estate of a deceased family member, that their name is on the list. Each state maintains a publicly available list of abandoned property holdings. If you or the person you represent is on the list your next step is to file a claim and return the form with the required identification or proof of ownership.

Requirements for proving ownership will vary from state to state, based on the amount of the claim (other factors may also come into play). Acceptable forms of identification may include a copy of your driver’s licenses, state ID card, military ID card, a current passport, utility or insurance receipts, social security card, bank account numbers, savings passbooks, checking account and bank statements, or other notarized documents. Speculation is that possibly 10% of the U.S. population is owed money from abandoned property. The state departments do not have the resources to investigate every case….. therefore much of it goes unclaimed.

Wondering if your state has money in your name?


Check out your state’s link below…..

Links to Each State’s Claim Division

Canadian Province Links

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Additional Resources:

Missing Money.comDatabase of governmental unclaimed property records

Unclaimed.org – National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators [NAUPA]

Bank of Canada/Unclaimed Balance Search – National Database of Bank of Canada

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Christmas Fun

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Santas-on-internetAre you looking for something to help pass the time when you’re bored? – Maybe looking for something to fill in the gap during your break or down-time in your hectic schedule – Maybe something to enjoy with your kids or grandkids – Well, here are some fun Christmas and Holiday related posts from this website to check out and enjoy 🙂

Within This Blog/Website: north pole sign cartoon

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Cool Christmas Sites Elsewhere On The Web:

Enjoy Christmas with Santa Claus at the North pole at this award-winning Christmas website. Send a letter to Santa Clause or a Christmas card to a friend.

Educational and informative site – lots to see, do, watch and learn from here from The History Channel – Learn about Christmas facts, history and traditions – Trivia & Videos to check out – lots to learn about Santa, Christmas Trees and Toys! Will Appeal to All Ages

Xmas Fun is dedicated to the child in all of us. Fun for all ages. Christmas songs, jokes, games, stories, downloads, graphics, etc. Lots of Christmas fun!

Build and create toys here in Santa’s Toy Shop – Simply follow picture directions and race against the clock – Skill levels increase as you move through each toy.

Santa Claus Animation Station – Santa Claus Christmas Website for Kids
Celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa with SANTA CLAUS, Elves and Reindeer
An Animated, Interactive, FREE North Pole Christmas Tradition Since 1996!

Did You Know?

A Quick Fact Guide to the

Christmas Holiday

  • Did you know that Christmas is the largest card-sending holiday in the United States? More than 1.9 billion cards are sent to family and friends every year — one billion more than the 192 million cards given or sent on Valentine’s Day, the nation’s second largest card holiday.
  • Did you know that December 19th is the busiest mailing day of the year? The U.S. Postal Service delivers some 20 billion letters, packages and cards between Thanksgiving and Christmas, with December 19th seeing double the number of parcels than any other day of the year.
  • Did you know that as many as 30 million live (real) Christmas trees are sold every year in the United States? In 2004, live Christmas tree sales amounted to more than $506 billion in revenue for America’s 22,000 tree farms. The state leader in Christmas tree production is Oregon, with sales of $143 million.
  • Did you know that for every live Christmas tree that is harvested, three seedlings are planted in its place?
  • Did you know that it takes an average of seven years for a Christmas tree to reach six feet tall? Some trees take as long as 15 years to grow to their harvesting height; others reach it in as little as four years.
  • Did you know that China is the leading manufacturer of artificial Christmas trees? According to the U.S. Commerce Department, more than 80 percent of artificial trees are made in China.
  • Did you know that in 2005, Americans spent more money on Chinese-made Christmas ornaments ($561 million) than on Christmas trees grown in the United States?
  • Did you know that the character of Santa Claus is based on two Christmas legends: Saint Nicolas and Father Christmas? Saint Nicolas was the patron saint of children, who generously gave gifts to poor and orphaned young ones. Father Christmas was the spirit of good tidings.
  • Did you know that Santa Claus arrived in the United States in the 18th century via the Dutch founders of New York City? The Dutch introduced America to their “Sinterklaas” festivities. Sinterklaas is the Dutch name for Saint Nicolas.
  • Did you know that the first recorded mention of Santa Claus in the United States was in 1773? The New York press reported a story about a “St. A Claus.”
  • Did you know that the tradition of giving gifts for Christmas is rooted in the story of the wise men, who gave costly gifts to baby Jesus without the expectation of receiving anything in return?
  • Did you know that in 2008, with an economic recession in full swing, the nation is expected to spend significantly less on Christmas gifts than in 2007? 46% of Americans say they will spend “less” than in 2007, which is the highest negative response to this question in two decades. Same holds true for 2009.
  • Did you know that during the Black Friday shopping weekend (the Thursday through Sunday after Thanksgiving), consumer spending rose 7% over 2007, to a total of $41 billion.
  • Did you know that American shoppers say they are planning to spend an average of $431 on gifts for the holiday season,down from $859 last year? During the Black Friday shopping weekend, the average person spent $372.57.
  • Did you know that the Monday following Thanksgiving is referred to as Cyber Monday and is a time when many on-line retailers offer deep discounts? In 2008, 36% of consumers said they would spend half of their Christmas shoppingbudget or more on-line.

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