home staging tips: Let's Get into the Christmas Spirit with Home Staging! ...part 5 - 12/22/09 01:27 PM
Did you know...Candy Canes originated over 350 years ago and the original ones were all white...and straight?!?!

 
Around the seventeenth century, European-Christians began to adopt the use of Christmas trees as part of their Christmas celebrations. They made special decorations for their trees from foods like cookies and sugar-stick candy. The first historical reference to the familiar cane shape goes back to 1670, when the choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral in Germany, bent the sugar-sticks into canes to represent a shepherd's staff. The all-white candy canes were given out to children during the long-winded nativity services.
The clergymen's custom … (0 comments)

home staging tips: Let's Get into the Christmas Spirit with Home Staging! ...part 4 - 12/12/09 01:44 PM
Have you sent your Christmas Cards yet??
I haven't, they are on order and believe me...that is no easy feat.  I just hope that they arrive at my doorstep in time to get them addressed and at the Post Office before Christmas.  Every year since having children we take a photo of the whole family to update those family members who we haven't seen in awhile.  Taking a picture with a tripod and 3 young children is not easy!!   
The tradition of sending Christmas cards begun in 1843 - about the same time as the first Christmas seal was … (5 comments)

home staging tips: Let's Get into the Christmas Spirit with Home Staging!! ...part 3 - 12/03/09 03:27 AM
Ever wonder why we hang our stockings on the mantle??  
The tradition of the Christmas stockings began by a story told since ancient time about a kind noble man who had three daughters. The wife of the nobleman expired and the daughters and their father were left in a state of sorrow. The daughters had to do all the work in the house. When the daughters became young and eligible for marriage, the poor father could not afford to give the huge dowries to their husbands.

One evening the daughters, after washing their stockings hung them near the fire place to be … (1 comments)

home staging tips: Let's Get into the Christmas Spirit with Home Staging!! .....part 2 - 11/27/09 12:13 PM
Family traditions are so important and that's why we fell in love with the Elf on The Shelf book set. Inside the book set you will find an antique-style Elf, formed to sit on a shelf or perch in your house, as well as a book that explains what the Elf is for. He has an important job. This Elf is assigned to watch over your family and report back to Santa each night about who has been naughty or nice that day. By morning he's back but he's in a different place in the house for a daily hide-and-seek ritual … (7 comments)

 
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