Happy New Year Greetings for 2012

All over the world celebrate New Year, as it is the ending and beginning of a year with great memories. So it’s important it will be great if you send New Year greetings to let your family and friends know that you are remembering them, throughout the holiday season.  Keep in touch with your friends and family this New Year by sending out happy New Year greetings, or write a letter with a special greeting to let loved ones know you care. Here are some collections of greetings for your dear ones. 

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids

Christmas is a special time for everyone and it’s a particularly exciting time for little boys and girls. Here are some great gift ideas; which may bring a smile to your little one’s face.
a. Dairy with lock
A diary with a lock will be a great gift to kids who has started learning to write and read. While selecting the diary, choose the one with good theme. So that kid should love it.
b. Dinosaur plants
Dinosaur plants are the ultimate pot plant for little kids. Dinosaur plants look like dried-up dead plants, yet they convert into a lush ball of greens within hours of being watered. It’s said that dinosaur plants can hibernate for years without water and spring back to life when it rains.
c. Portable DVD Player
Portable DVD players for kids are commonly available. They’re great gifts for girls and boys who want to enjoy their desired live action animation, cartoons, or learning programs anywhere. They’re great for taking with you on holidays and for keeping kids amused during long delays.
d. Sandpit play
Sandpit play sets are fantastic gifts for young kids. Building sand castles and burying treasure needs the right tools and a sand play set can be brought along when going to the beach, park, or friend’s house. Even big kids (adults) will find a spade handy when helping out with sandcastles.
e. Mixed CDs
There’s nothing better than receiving a CD full of all your fave tunes. All you need is a few blank CDs and your kid’s favorite tunes. For your best buds, make a CD that will remind them of a certain party or dance you all went to, or maybe a soundtrack of songs from this past year. For family, throw together a Christmas music gathering that you can listen to on Christmas morning.

Christmas Celebration around the World

Christmas marks the festive season which continues till the New Year. Christmas- an anniversary of the birth of Jesus Christ celebrated normally on December 25 as a national and sacred holiday for Christian around the world.
Christmas Day celebration-Christmas Day is celebrated as a main festival and public holiday in countries around the world. Christians celebrate Christmas in many ways. The day is one of the most important for the attending of church services. Delicious meal is traditionally an important part of the holiday’s celebration, and the food varies greatly from country to country. Everyone will decorate their home for Christmas. Here are some tips for Christmas Decoration

Here is a brief look at what different countries do differently on Christmas.
a. Dubai

b. Russia

Most associate Christmas with 25th December. However, to this day, the festival is celebrated in many parts of Russia on January 7th, since churches in the country still follow the old Julian calendar for religious festivals.

c. Latvia
Latvia is perhaps the only country where Christmas is celebrated over the course of 12 days, instead of the usual three days in rest of the parts of the world. On each day of Christmas, presents are kept under the tree, which are opened only at the end of the festival. Another tradition which is typical of Latvia is the Christmas feast. Instead of turkey or chicken, it typically consists of brown peas with bacon and sausages.

d. France

Christmas is usually associated with beautiful lights and a whole lot of decorations in shops as well as households. However, in France, the decorations are usually muted. Although there is the Christmas tree in most households, there is not much else apart from a few lights and other pieces of decoration. However, with increasing exposure to US culture around the globe, Christmas decorations in France too are going more elaborate, slowly but gradually.

e. Germany

Apart from the usual Christmas decorations, a feature of Christmas decorations in Germany is the wooden frames with lighted candles surrounded by leaves, which is also called Adventskranz.

f. Hungary

Christmas celebrations in Hungary are almost the same as that in England or the US. However, in Hungary, kids leave their shoes by the main door of the house instead of hanging empty socks by the bedside. These shoes are then filled with presents in red bags by friends and family. An interesting Christmas tradition in Hungary is the golden birch which is placed next to the Christmas tree for kids who do not behave well. It is a fun tradition which is usually done to remind children that they should behave well in order to get gift from Santa.

Christmas Celebration around the World