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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best and worst for thanksgiving travel

Thanksgiving is nearly here! We can’t wait to spend time with our friends and families and eat some delicious turkey! Many people opt to travel home in spite of the long lines, travel delays, and cancellations. We want to put you at ease by giving you the lowdown on some of the best and worst airports and airlines for Thanksgiving travel.

To rank the best and worst airports and airlines during Thanksgiving, we dove into 2017 government data to look at all the departing flights at the 50 busiest airports in the country.

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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade hero banner

The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is one of the most anticipated things about Thanksgiving, aside from eating delicious turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. The first parade was held over 90 years ago in 1924. It has practically become synonymous with the American holiday.

The parade has a rich history that includes interesting and surprising behind-the-scenes stats and stories. After doing some research, here are all the juicy details that we couldn’t wait to share!

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Take further steps to achieving a healthier you by using these easy-to-find herbs

Do you know that today is “More Herbs, Less Salt Day?” In line with this day that celebrates natural flavoring to promote health benefits, Treetopia has listed down five easy-to-find herbs that are also easy to use. Check out our picks:

Easy-to-find and easy-to-use herbs

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Awesome Ideas for Color Therapy Month

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Jazz up your home and control your mood swings using the psychology of color

Have you ever wondered why it’s popular to wear blue during a job interview or why cheerful people are said to have a “sunny disposition?” Perhaps you’re also wondering why looking out into the turquoise sea water tends to make you think, reminisce, or reflect.

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Whether you believe it or not, all these colors and more have a certain emotional and psychological effect on us all. Treetopia gives you a glimpse of what some of the more popular colors trigger with special focus on 2013’s Color of the Year: green.

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Channel your inner Irish and bring the Emerald Isles into your home

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St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated every 17th of March, the feast day of St. Patrick himself. Aside from the parade and parties where pints and quarts of beer are passed around, this day holds a greater significance for the people of the Emerald Isles. Here are some tidbits and fun suggestions on how to bring out your inner Irish.

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Now that the Christmas festivities are over, people are getting ready to celebrate the arrival of 2013. While New Year’s Eve is a night of fabulous parties and food-filled activities for some, it is also a night linked to tradition for others. Take a look at some traditions of how people from different parts of the world ring in the New Year.

Carnival and Color

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In some areas in South Africa, the arrival of the New Year is celebrated with a burst of color and a carnival atmosphere. People take to the streets wearing colorful costumes as they dance to the beat of the drums.

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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

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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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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.

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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