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Photo of the Day – 12/20/16 (“Foxhole Christmas”, 1944)

Daily Photo — “Foxhole Christmas, 1944”

Use the photos posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of a photo analysis.

U.S. Army Sgt. John O’Brien of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania makes a cup of tea in his foxhole beside his makeshift Christmas tree prior to the Allied Roer (Rur) river crossing. Near Düren, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. December 1944. 

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Posted by on December 20, 2016 in Daily Photo

 

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The History of the Christmas Tree — Infographic

The Christmas Tree Deconstructed

Less than a week away and many of us who celebrate already have our Christmas trees up and decorated.  I remember as a kid though, not seeing the tree, decorated or not until Christmas morning, because that was part of Santa’s magic and he always got our tree up and decorated (stringy tinsel and all!) when he visited on Christmas Eve.  Nowadays with my own kids, I take the burden off the big guy and take care of it myself.  But why and how did the tree become a mainstay of our holiday traditions and how has it changed over the years?  Today’s infographic from Christmas Tree Market shows you! [VIA]

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Posted by on December 19, 2016 in Infographics

 

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A Look at the Christmas Tree Industry – Infographic

A Look at the Christmas Tree Industry

For many, Christmas just isn’t Christmas without the tree.  For some, artificial trees are the way to go, but for others, they have to have the smell of pine and a real tree in their homes.  Where do all these trees come from, and how big an industry is the Christmas tree business in the US?  Today’s infographic shows us. [VIA]

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Posted by on December 17, 2013 in Infographics

 

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