Christmas is Over

The other day I took down our Christmas Tree. There is something bittersweet about this activity for me every year. The season is so short, the tree that I so painstakingly decorated is now weathered, with branches drooping, falling needles, and decorations that don't look as bright. Taking down the tree is almost as much …

10 Best Christmas Gifts For 2008

Looking for the best Christmas gifts for 2008 is a common experience as the year advances and we start to approach the holiday season. There are some easy buys that readily spring to mind, such as Christmas decorations, gift baskets, and Christmas cards. However, to really stir your imagination, here is a list of best …

Cherokee Christmas Greetings

The two most common Cherokee language Christmas greetings are Tsisa kohi-iga adehvga and Ulihelisdi danistayohihv. (Note: in transliterated Cherokee, “v” represents a nasalized “uh”, which can sound like a combination of “ung” and “umm”.) The first is pretty straightforward: “Jesus today is born.” The second means “We rejoice that they go shooting,” often contracted to …

Indian Christmas Clothing

Christmas in India is celebrated with much pomp and splendor all across the country. However the nature in which it is celebrated is as diverse as the cultures and communities that exist within India. Achieving secular overtones gradually, Indian’s have different ways of enjoying this holiday season. For example, preparations which are made in Central …