Only in the US – Christmas 2013

Watching Santa water skiing is one of the most popular annual family events in Washington DC.                     Southern California hospitals are spreading holiday cheer for new parents by delivering newborns in giant Christmas stockings.       Christmas is Black Friday day for apps – the[…]

Shopping on Cyber Monday

And then there is Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday is the Monday after Thanksgiving and  is the biggest day of the year for online sales. The term “Cyber Monday” was created by marketing companies to get people to shop online. The term made its debut on November 28, 2005 in a Shop.org press release entitled “‘Cyber[…]

5 Hot tips for shopping on Black Friday

  Black Friday Trivia Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving is considered the biggest shopping “festival” in the USA. This is when Christmas shopping starts in earnest, where shoppers who are looking to score deals on their most desired items and throng the stores. Some consumers even camp out outside their favorite store so they[…]

President Obama pardons a turkey – Whitehouse Thanksgiving tradition

The President grants the traditional Thanksgiving pardon to Cobbler, the 2012 Official White House Turkey in a ceremony on the North Portico of the White House. History  of he Thanksgiving Tradition of “Pardoning” a Turkey at the White House The official “pardoning” of White House turkeys is an interesting White House tradition that has captured the[…]

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