Job of Santa

The most wonderful time of the year is nearly here, and the Treetopia team is bursting with excitement! Right about now, Santa’s probably checking his list (twice in fact) to see who’s been naughty or nice this year. He’s gearing up for the huge job of delivering presents across the world.

But, how does Santa do this and what does his workday look like? We figure inquiring minds want to know, so we traveled to the North Pole to interview Santa’s elves to find out!
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Picture with Santa cost in every state

With Thanksgiving officially in the books, preparations for the most wonderful time of the year are now underway. From the holiday music playing on your local radio station, to the Christmas lights popping up around town, to the intricately decorated tree in your living room, it’s clear that all signs point to Christmas.

If you have kiddos, you know that this time of year typically comes with a few extra challenges. Whether that means getting your children to smile for the Christmas card photo or behave at holiday gatherings, you’re sure to have your hands full.

We at Treetopia know how special the holidays are to families across America, especially those with young children. We’re here to lighten your load. If you’re busy, Santa photo prices aren’t something you think about until you’re in line at the mall, staring at the price list in disbelief. Well we’re giving you a heads up this year!

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Christmas weather report 1968-2017

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Or is your goal to escape the cold and find a tropical Yuletide experience? Whether you’re looking for sun or snow, we’re here to help. Here is the Treetopia blog’s guide to the coldest and warmest cities to spend the holidays based on historical weather data. We use data from the Farmers Almanac to determine possible weather patterns for Christmas Day this year. This is based on both the Christmas Day temperature and level of snowfall from 1968 to 2017 in 53 different U.S. cities. Read on for all of the interesting results!

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Now that we have stuffed ourselves with a delightful Thanksgiving feast sprinkled with love, we can direct our attention to the next big feast—Christmas. Christmas is certainly one of the holidays with a treasure trove of traditions, but do you know why and how exactly these traditions came about?

Oh Christmas Tree

Oh Christmas Tree carol Christmas Traditions
The most popular Christmas icon, especially for children, is the Christmas tree. We’ve all been though the phase of counting how many beautifully wrapped gifts nestled under the tree have our name on it. But did you know that the tradition of decorating trees came long before Christmas itself? It is believed that ancient pagan societies that practiced animism brought and decorated trees indoors to please the spirits and ensure a good harvest. Trees only became linked to Christmas when Christianity started to spread across Germany. The popularization of the modern Christmas tree came about when Prince Albert, originally from Germany, introduced the Christmas tree to England after he married Queen Victoria in 1840.

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