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When did Mrs Claus Join Santa?

When did Mrs Claus Join Santa?

It seems Santa was a bachelor until around 1849.  The first mention of Santa Claus having a spouse was in a short story "A Christmas Legend" by James  Rees, a Philadelphia Christian missionary.  The story refers to an old man and woman, but doesn't mention the woman as being Mrs. Claus.  The story is about a couple who are given shelter in a home on Christmas Eve.  The next morning an abundance of gifts are left to the homeowners. In 1851, Mrs. Claus is first revealed by  name in the pages of the Yale Literary Magazine. The author names Mrs....

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Ten Gift Ideas for Women

Ten Gift Ideas for Women

Here are some gift ideas any woman would love for Christmas.  I tried to keep them affordable, thoughtful and fun.  If you have any gift ideas that you would like to share, please comment below. Of course, these are great gifts for any occasion, not just at Christmas.  1. I don't know about you, but I love to be comfortable. Comfy pajamas paired with a matching robe and slippers is a great gift. Include a good book and a box of chocolates! 2. Nothing beats a bubble bath!  A basket full of bath essentials, along with an assortment of candles,...

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How to Choose Christmas Stockings

How to Choose Christmas Stockings

When it comes to finding Christmas stockings for your family, it can be overwhelming. There are so many Christmas stockings on the market, so how do you choose?  If you are looking for Christmas stockings that match, the best option is to find a company that has a large assortment available in the same design. This is particularly important when you need another stocking the following years, as your family grows.  I have had so many customers who, over the years, return to my site to let me know that there is a new addition to their family and they...

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Make the Most of Black Friday Shopping

Make the Most of Black Friday Shopping

 Although the Friday after Thanksgiving, known as "Black Friday" can score you some pretty awesome deals, the day can be rather stressful with the crowds. If you are planning on tackling the craziness, I have put together some tips that might help you get through the day.   Plan Ahead: My biggest advice is to make a list ahead of time. Knowing exactly what gifts you are looking for and for whom will save you a lot of grief. That way you are not aimlessly drifting from store to store without a plan.  Plot your Course: Plotting your course ahead...

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15 Things I Love About Christmas

15 Things I Love About Christmas

Christmas is by far my favorite time of the year, so I sat down and decided to come up with a list of the things I love about it.  Aside from the fact that it is bitterly cold here in Illinois and I'm crazy busy making Christmas stockings, for me the Christmas season is a combination of creating memories and happy stress.  WHAT I LOVE ABOUT CHRISTMAS:   Going to Midnight Mass Christmas Eve Christmas day with my family (playing Charades) Gift giving, especially for my Grandchildren Decorating and setting up my Mother's Christmas Village Listening to Christmas music (Rod...

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