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A Festivus for the Rest of Us

“Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reached for the last one they had, but so did another man. As I rained blows upon him, I realized there had to be another way. A new holiday was born: a Festivus for the rest of us!” That speech is the dramatic origin of the non-denominational holiday that takes place each year on December 23 according to Frank Costanza, George’s dad on the hit television show Seinfeld. Read More »

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Wright Brothers Day Trivia

112 years ago today, December 17th, Orville and Wilburt Wright set out in their aircraft with their hearts full of hope. It was a gamble—never before had we successfully taken flight, and it was certainly not for lack of trying. Triumphantly, they soared above Kitty Hawk, North Carolina and realized the great dream of flight. Read More »

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Beloved Blessings and Prayers

At Page-A-Day, we're wishing you a very happy holiday season. No matter what your faith, this time of year gives lots of opportunities for reflection, kindness, love, and prayer. Here are a few uplifting blessings and prayers for you and your family this holiday season. Read More »

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The 115th Annual Christmas Bird Count

The National Audubon Society coordinates the Christmas Bird Count each year during this season. The Christmas Bird Count is a census of birds in the Western Hemisphere, by volunteer birdwatchers. From the Audubon website, "The 115th Christmas Bird Count begins on Sunday, December 14th, 2014, and runs through Monday, January 5th, 2015. The count period runs from December 14 to January 5 every year.  Let the counting begin!" Browse the great photos in the Christmas Bird Count Gallery on the Audubon Society site. Read More »

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Thanksgiving Trivia and Conversation Starters

Getting together with friends and family on Thanksgiving can be heartwarming and fun! Sometimes it can all feel like a blur with delicious flavors, hilarious laughs, and more than a few awkward moments. On those occasions when the conversation slows and the food coma starts to kick in, it's vital to have some quick and easy fall back conversation topics, and nothing fuels conversation better than a good, "Hey, did you know..." trivia fact Read More »

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Keep Calm and Gobble On!

While “Keep Calm and...” may have originated in a time of great conflict, it's been adopted and tweaked to motivate people through all sorts of sticky situations. You might even say this appropriated motto has become the slogan of the year—certainly this holiday season! Read More »