My husband Bruce works at the Indianapolis hub for FedEx Express and this is a wonderful service for our troops. Veteran's Day is the perfect time to think about supporting this program. Trees for Troops® Program to Meet 100,000th Tree Milestone; Wreaths Across America" Honors Veterans in all 50 States.
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Added by Linda J Ranger on November 11, 2011 at 7:06am —
Two years have already passed since I was introduced to Tiara and her family. It was Christmas 2008, and like many others, they ere struggling to make ends meet. I am not sure where t hey are today, but I know I ran into them about six months ago and Tiara and her son were all smiles. They were still in their home. Life was good.
I have attached the story of how I met Tiara and her family, about her faith and hope, and about the Angel that came into her… Continue
Added by Andrew Corman on November 27, 2010 at 7:32am —
White Christmas? It’s not even Halloween! When I was invited to see and review Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre last week, I thought it was a bit early to try to… Continue
Added by Marcia Clutter on October 23, 2010 at 1:22pm —
It happened again.
Despite many good intentions, preplanning and 20 + years of experience I have once again left my Christmas shopping to the very last minute.
Now, I have the pleasure of spending December 24th with millions of other people (97.7% men) who have done the same thing.
At some point, I will argue that Christmas shouldn’t be just about presents and that my annual procrastination is a meaningful protest against the commercialization of the… Continue
Added by CJ McClanahan on December 22, 2009 at 11:19am —
So, if you follow my Twitter, you know that this has been a pretty awful day for my big brother
He and his new wife, Gretchen, recently moved 8 hours from the rest of our family so he can attend Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in South Bend. This weekend, we all came out to my grandparents' house near Milan, Indiana to celebrate Christmas. Like we have every year since... well, before I existed.
This morning is… Continue
Added by Leah Barr on December 19, 2009 at 3:00pm —
I was lucky enough to score two free tickets to the Phantom of the Opera performed by the Indiana Ballet Company, thanks to Smaller Indiana. My husband Dan and I went last night to the show and were very impressed. I hadn't been to a ballet in several years, and the Phantom of the Opera is one of Dan's favorite narratives. It was also the first time either of us had been to the Madame Walker Theatre - what a beautiful venue (have you seen the funky monkeys above the stage!?). The performance… Continue
Added by Carey Driscoll on November 1, 2009 at 6:32pm —
What colors do you associate with Chistmas? I pretty much don't associate Christmas with reds and greens unless they are off hues that are brighter and much more fun than the 'typical' holiday offerings. I also prefer thinking of silver or copper instead of brass or gold. A modern Christmas palette is my preference! Magenta, teal, silver, lime green and canary yellow, these are my colors of Christmas.
Enjoy a more serious look at… Continue
Added by Raquel Richardson on December 23, 2008 at 9:34am —
I Don't Believe in the Little Drummer Boy
Laughing Stalk Syndicate
Christmas is a time of traditions. One of Erik's Christmas traditions is to reprint the Little Drummer Boy column because he's usually on the couch, sleeping off too much egg nog again.
Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. My birthday, my anniversary, and any other time people give me presents are also big favorites.
To get myself into the… Continue
Added by Erik Deckers on December 19, 2008 at 9:09am —
I've never run into a bathroom more excited.
I locked the door behind me, hung the suit on the hook and just stared at it.
A plush red jacket with snowball-like trim, a wildly curly beard, and roomy read velvet pants.
I wasn't just looking over a Christmas outfit, I was about to transform myself into a rockstar: the one and only Santa Claus.
Now before you think my first Santa appearance was going to my head, I had plenty of stage fright. I was going… Continue
Added by Mike Magan on December 9, 2008 at 6:29pm —
Every year I look forward to so many Christmas rituals. But what I really love about Christmas is the ubiquitous holiday movie…A Christmas Story
Ah, how I absorb myself in the trials and tribulations of young Ralphie, whose only necessity in this world is the Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle BB gun with a compass in the stock. A boy, whose frazzled mother refuses to buy him the BB gun because “…you’ll shoot your eye out” but forces him to model pink… Continue
Added by Laura Frank on December 9, 2008 at 4:30pm —
There was a time in my life when I measured people's appreciation by what they got me at Christmas. Did they get me something on my list (ironically compiled the day of Thanksgiving)? If not, does this gift signify a keen insight into what I want even though it wasn't on the list?
Silly? Yes. Superficial? Absolutely!
Every Christmas people exchange gifts to show their appreciation, love, and feelings for one another. It's a way of saying, "You matter to me" or "don't… Continue
Added by Milo Curtis on November 28, 2008 at 3:00pm —
The city of Louisville was really quite lucky
They are the best town in all of Kentucky.
They have city pride, and a great big horse race
And a warm friendly feeling, like a hearty embrace.
Their mayor had a plan that he liked a lot
But some lawyers out west, oh no, they did NOT!
They tried to wreck Louisville's whole Christmas season
You don’t need to ask why, we all… Continue
Added by Erik Deckers on November 28, 2008 at 12:37am —
Added by Milo Curtis on November 26, 2008 at 10:30pm —
It’s just not the holidays unless Erik’s whining about the commercialization of Christmas. So we’re continuing the Laughing Stalk tradition, and reprinting the reader favorite “Month Before Christmas.”
'Twas the month before Christmas, and all through the town
Halloween decorations were just coming down.
I went to the mall for a weekend reprieve
And saw such a sight that I could not believe.
The place had gone crazy, the mall was just packed.
Added by Erik Deckers on November 20, 2008 at 10:43pm —
My grandfather used to play an awesome Santa. And until I was eight or nine, he had me fooled.
On Christmas Eve night, my family woud usually gather at my grandparents house for dinner. Then, about the time turning up my nose at Cranberry Sauce, the massive brass knocker on the front door would slam against the matching brass plate.
BANG, BANG, BANG!
My dad would jump up from the table and wonder aloud "who would be visiting us at this hour, on this day?"
As he opened the… Continue
Added by Mike Magan on November 15, 2008 at 6:14pm —
Now I know there are a number of Indiana University graduates on here and I know you all would probably like to support some alumni that have an amazing story.
I had some contacts from Atlanatic Records
email me recently to ask if I could help promote one of their new acts on my music blog. It turns out it's a group of guys I saw on YouTube
do an entertaining performance of 12 Days… Continue
Added by Jason Bean on November 13, 2008 at 9:52pm —
“Whatever I treasure and enjoy—this home, our ranch, the sight of the sea—all would be without meaning if I didn’t have you. I live in a permanent Christmas because God gave me you.”– Ronald Reagan
I hear a lot of people talking about needing to scale back this Christmas. From the large crowds in the malls already, I’m not sure they will stick to their goals. What if there was a gift you knew your spouse would really treasure, and it would cost you nothing but your time… Continue
Added by Lori Lowe on November 12, 2008 at 11:00am —