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Challenge yourself this Thanksgiving with these fabulous and sinful creations


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With only a few days left before Thanksgiving, we’re all getting ready to stuff ourselves with excellent food while attempting to avoid answering overly personal questions. Of course, Thanksgiving isn’t complete without a delectably juicy and absolutely awesome turkey on the table. You can even imagine the spirit of Thanksgiving whispering “you complete me” to the turkey à la Jerry Maguire. But how did the turkey become the symbol of Thanksgiving, anyway, and in how many artery-clogging ways can you prepare a turkey?

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Treetopia Secret Santa Sweepstakes Promotion


You know you’re fun and funky when you’re shopping for an artificial Christmas tree at Treetopia.com. Our company has been designing high quality artificial Christmas trees that are sure to make your eyes sparkle and tickle your senses. This year, we’re spreading Christmas love and cheer through our Treetopia Secret Santa Sweepstakes.

If you think that you and your friend are fun and funky enough to deserve an awesome Treetopia All-holiday tree, “like” the Treetopia Facebook page from November 8 to November 29, 2012 and enter the drawing by providing your name and e-mail address. Since this is a Secret Santa event, don’t forget to provide your nominated friend’s name, e-mail address, the Treetopia tree you want, and another Treetopia tree that you’d like your friend to receive. Don’t forget to tell us why you think your friend deserves that tree! We will e-mail your friend that he or she has a Secret Santa, but we’ll keep your identity a secret.

Winners will be drawn within five days of the sweepstakes’ end so you don’t have to wait too long.

Note that participation in this sweepstakes binds you to the Treetopia Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. For more information about the awesome Treetopia Secret Santa Sweepstakes, you can access the Treetopia Facebook Page.

Treetopia just stacked up on cool points

Did you think that the awesome Christmas tree featured in the December issue of HGTV Magazine looked familiar? We sure did! That’s because HGTV Magazine recognized how fabulous Treetopia’s Christmas trees are and featured our classic Balsam Spruce with multicolor lights in its December 2012 issue. Check out the feature below, as seen in HGTV Magazine:

We’re absolutely loving our moment in the HGTV spotlight. Thanks, HGTV!

Get to know who’s who on Santa’s naughty list

When the holiday season begins to make itself felt, people usually imagine warmth, love and everything nice. While everyone revels in the cheerful atmosphere of the holidays, these characters are waving their fists at everyone for being in a festive mood, at least at first.


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Ebenezer Scrooge

Bah Humbug! We’re sure you’ve heard of this phrase before but not everyone knows that it came from Ebenezer Scrooge, the old grouch from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. This cold-hearted, greedy man hates Christmas, especially since he is forced to give his employee, Bob Cratchit, paid time-off. On Christmas Eve, he is visited by the doomed spirit of his old friend, Jacob Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, who reveal to him the evil of his ways. At these revelations, Scrooge experiences a change of heart and becomes a kind, generous old man.


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The Grinch

From Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. “Dr. Seuss,” the Grinch is a green creature who lives in a cave in Mt. Crumpit at the North of Whoville and once tried to steal Christmas. A grouch, the Grinch hated the noise made on Christmas day, so he took all the gifts from the Who girls and boys. That would really cross him off Santa’s list, but when the Grinch realized that Christmas meant something more than gifts and feats, his heart, which was originally two sizes smaller, became three sizes larger. How’s that for a change of heart?

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Have a fun and classy Christmas celebration with Treetopia’s Classic Trees

If you have not yet decided whether you’d like your décor to be fun or eccentric this Christmas, you start with a classic tree and go from there. Fortunately, Treetopia isn’t just all about awesome, funky trees – we have amazing, classic trees, too. In case you’re having trouble making up your mind, here are our top five for your consideration:

 

Balsam Spruce

Try your hand at doing a funky makeover with our Balsam Spruce Christmas tree. This traditional green tree offers you the chance to turn something conventional and simple into an imaginative work of art. The pre-lit Balsam Spruce comes with either clear or multicolor lights, but you can also opt for an unlit one if you want to start decorating from scratch. The question is: will you accept the challenge?

 

 

Winter White Christmas

Do you want to have a winter wonderland in your own home without having to clean up melted snow? Make a refreshing change and display a Winter White Christmas tree in your place. Its amazing whiteness offers a stark contrast to the colorful wrappings and holiday décor in your home, making it stand out wherever you station it. It also comes pre-lit so you can choose whether you want clear or multicolor Christmas lights illuminating your tree. Do we really need to say more?

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Whether you want to try something new on your next trip or just enjoy the unconventional, these tourist destinations will definitely shake things up.

When the holidays come rushing in, the travel bug bites and gnaws on our imaginations. The usual options for travelers at this time generally revolve around two choices: the Siren’s call of the rolling waves on white sand beaches for those who prefer the heat and the temptation of fresh powder for the adrenaline-pumping, winter sports enthusiasts. If you want a break from the usual vacation spots, here are some wonderfully weird but ultimately exciting activities and travel destinations:

 

Heat Seekers


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If you prefer warm places, you might enjoy traveling to hell and back. Located in Turkmenistan, the 60-meter wide and 20-meter deep Darvaza Gas Crater, also known as Hell’s Door, attracts tourists from all over the world. You won’t find devils carrying their tridents around the crater, though, because this attraction was accidentally made by Soviet geologists back in 1971. They discovered that this cavern was rich in natural gas, and to prevent the poisonous gas from escaping, they decided to light up the crater until the gas burned out – the crater hasn’t stopped burning since.

 

 


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Chilling Challenge

Experience a different type of cold while learning history in London. Follow the trail of the infamous Jack the Ripper or scurry along with the tour group along the walkways of London, not knowing whether the person you’ll meet will pass right through you. If you want to raise the probability of ghostly encounters, you can join the tour of infamous haunted quarters, churchyards, and graveyards. You can only wonder if the chill you’re feeling is coming from the weather or something giving you a welcoming hug.
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Have a fabulous time traveling this season by following some amazing big heads that can show you a really good time!

The holiday season is almost synonymous with vacation season, so if you’re itching to travel this fall or winter but still cannot decide where to go, try following some of these literal big heads and you might just have the best vacation experience ever:

 

The Great Sphinx of Giza

The mysterious Sphinx calls the country of Egypt home and beckons you to journey through the ruins of an ancient civilization that produced architectural brilliance like the great pyramids. This mystical being is definitely guarding a treasure trove of history that begs to be explored.

 


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Toltec Statues of Mexico

Some other civilizations that can match the greatness of Egypt’s arts and architecture are the ancient civilizations of the Mayans, Aztecs, and Toltecs, among many others that resided in Mexico. The country possesses an archaic and bittersweet yet magnificent history that still reverberates through their ancient sites today.

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Get to know fabulous facts surrounding the much beloved holiday

We usually celebrate Thanksgiving with a feast surrounded by our families and filled with joyful conversation. After being thankful for the meal and the time spent with the family at dinner, avoid prodding questions from family members with some trivia about Thanksgiving. Here are some to get you started:


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Thanksgiving is a pilgrim celebration.

No, it’s not a Pilgrim’s celebration, but a “pilgrim” celebration. Thanksgiving has been celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November since Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill proclaiming that day as a national Thanksgiving holiday, but it took more than 300 years before that date was finally officiated. Thanksgiving moved from a three-day feast during the harvest season to the third Thursday of December, then from February 19, by order of George Washington, to any day the governor of the state declared it. By the time Thanksgiving finally settled on the fourth Thursday of November in 1941 by Abraham Lincoln and his successors, it had moved through the calendar, much like a pilgrim on a quest for a settlement.

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Stand out from the crowd with a fabulous, unique gift for the host. More than just a bottle of wine, these gifts will get you invites to the hottest parties in town.

The beginning of the holiday season almost always means that it is party season once again. If you want to attend the hottest parties in town, you may want to make sure that you are known not only for your amazing personality, but also your uncanny gift-giving skills.

Before you can select the perfect gift, you have to get to know the host of the party first. If you don’t know the host too well, think of him or her as a puzzle that needs to be solved. Do your research. Find out if the party has an overall theme and ask people about the host’s interests. Just to get you started, here are a few fabulous gift ideas that will make a lasting impression:

Lovers of Fine Brews

If you know that the host of the party has a taste for beer, a personalized beer mug is a safe bet. Have his or her name engraved on the mug, or have one specially designed to reflect the host’s personality. If the host appreciates a good laugh, you can even have his or her picture incorporated into the design. If you want to go the extra mile, you can purchase a beer brewing kit so that the host can experiment making his or her own recipe.

A Toast

If wine or champagne is preferred over beer, you can give the host a pair or set of crystal wine or champagne glasses. Everyone will surely raise a toast in your direction every time your gift is used.

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Forget ghosts and ghouls! Here are some Halloween costumes that will surely get you noticed.

Halloween is creeping up fast behind you, getting closer and closer until you can feel its breath on your neck, sending chills down your spine. Are you prepared to go out on Halloween and show off your costume? If you haven’t prepared your costume yet, or have no idea about what to wear, here are some Halloween costume suggestions you can try out for yourself:

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Join the Horde
A classic Halloween costume, you will definitely come across a few people dressed as zombies in varying degrees of decay. Use your artistic skills with simple or prosthetic make-up to achieve the perfect look of decay. Top it off with tattered clothing, a splash of fake blood and a limp to give you that realistic zombie appearance.  Since it has been popularized by computer games, television shows and a few recent films, you will surely be a part of the horde.

Smooth Operator
Men can go for a classic crisp look with a tuxedo paired with a bow tie or a suit with a fashionable neck tie to give that sharp, smooth super spy James Bond look. Keep a stash of gadgets to impress the ladies or make a quick getaway. Don’t forget to call M to get briefed on your mission!

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