13 Veterans Day Facts | Thought Catalog

Falling on November 11 and commemorating an event that occurred on November 11, 1918 at 11AM, Veterans Day is one of 11 national holidays. Here are 13 facts you probably didn’t know about this day that was set aside to honor all those who’ve served in the US military, living and dead. 1. It was originally called “Armistice Day” and was first celebrated a year after the end of World War I. Armistice Day celebrations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 11…

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A Yearly Challenge: How to Deal with Post-Holiday Clutter? Here Are My Seven Tips.

I love the holidays! It’s a fun, festive, family- and friend-filled time. It’s also a messy, overwhelming, clutter-creating time. Over the years, I’ve developed some strategies to help deal with post-holiday clutter, and this year I added a few new ones. 1. Each Christmas, my family spends a week in Kansas City with my parents. If possible, I try to do a round of clutter-clearing with each family member before we go. That way, we make room for any new…

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The Best Gift Doesn’t Come In a Box… – The Zen Mama’s Blog

“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” ~Dr. Seuss So what’s the gift you…

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