Since my ONU life has dwindled due to everyone studying and me working on papers and projects, I thought I would share with you some fun Christmas crafts and facts. As a mid-point in my procrastination to not work on my assignments, I found a couple sites and blogs that caught my interest and I would like to pass them along to you!
From Inviting Smiles, 15 fun facts about Christmas!
- Christmas is a blending of the words “Christ” and “Mass”
- X-mas comes from the Greek X which means Christ
- The first Christmas card was created in 1843 England
- Electric Christmas tree lights were first used in 1895
- Coca Cola was the first soda company to use Santa in advertising
- Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer was created in 1939 by and for Montgomery Wards
- Of all holiday shows, “It’s a Wonderful Life” is the most shown on television
- Santa Clause first shows up in Turkey in the 4th century
- One of the most popular Christmas songs, “Jingle Bells” was actually written for Thanksgiving
- Christmas didn’t become a US national holiday until after the Civil War
- Mistletoe was used long before the birth of Christ. It was believed to be magical and used by the Druids as part of their winter celebration
- The needles of Christmas trees (pines, firs and spruces) are an excellent source of vitamin C.
- The most popular Christmas ballet is “The Nutcracker”
- The White House was first decorated for Christmas when Franklin Pierce was President of the United States
- Holly was originally brought into homes during the winter to drive ghosts and demons away during the long dark winters of Northern Europe.
Now that the semester is coming to a close and there is a really long break ahead of us students, here are my three favorite blogs which share simple Christmas craft ideas.
- It's a Creative World:
- Deck The Halls Of Home with Jolly:
- See Jane Blog:
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and an even better New Years!
Happy studying and/or crafting!