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Photo of the Day – 12/22/16 (“Office Xmas Party”, 1925)

Daily Photo — “Office Xmas Party, 1925”

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

Washington, D.C., 1925. “Western Electric Co. group.” There are enough little dramas playing out here to keep the forensic partyologists busy until Ground Hog Day. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. 

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Posted by on December 22, 2016 in Daily Photo

 

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History of the Hottest Christmas Toys — Infographic

History of the Hottest Christmas Toys 1903-2010

Gift giving has always been a very important part of Christmas.  Granted, there are arguments today that the true meaning of giving and appreciation have really been lost recently to the commercialism of the holiday, but it remains nonetheless.  Since Christmas is generally centered around children (or our inner child) today’s infographic takes a look at the most popular toys over the 107 year span from 1903-2010.  Take a look at what the “must-have” gifts were over the years — we know there’s always one each year.  Speaking of which, anyone know where I can get my hands on a Hatchimal?!?.  [VIA]

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Posted by on December 22, 2016 in Infographics

 

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How to Say Merry Christmas & Santa Claus in other Countries – Infographic

How to Say Merry Christmas & Santa Claus in other Countries

This very simple infographic is a cute little guide to do just what is claims to — say Merry Christmas and Santa Claus around the world!  Very specific local traditions aside, these are neat ways to inject a little world cultures into your holiday lessons. [VIA]

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Posted by on December 21, 2016 in Infographics

 

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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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12 Days of Christmas Safety — Infographic

12 Days of Christmas Safety

While some of these are no-brainers, it never hurts to have the reminder.  With Christmas less than a week away, please do everything you can to enjoy it and enjoy it safely!  I want you to see the next one! [VIA]

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Happy Holidays!

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2016 in Infographics

 

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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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The History of Christmas Decorations — Infographic

The History of Christmas Decorations

Christmas is only nine days away, but if you are anything like me and my family, your decorations have been up for a long time already.  Have you ever thought about the history of these decorations that have become so traditional though?  Today’s infographic takes a look at the long history of Christmas decorations, from the first nativity to the more modern plastic and vinyl trees.  [VIA]

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Posted by on December 16, 2016 in Infographics

 

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