Archive for November, 2008

(November 30) Today we're celebrating . . .  Computer Security Day

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Computer Security Day
Are you practicing Safe Hex?

As the saying goes – you can never be too rich, too thin, or too computer secure! (?) Have you updated Windows recently? Is your virus software up to date? How about your firewall? Do you even know what I’m talking about?

If not then here are some links to help you on your way to practicing Safe Hex!

Zone Alarm
Symantec / Norton
Safe Hex – Safe Computing Tips

(November 29) Today we're celebrating . . .  Electronic Greetings Day

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

Electronic Greetings Day
One of the most popular online services are Electronic Greeting Cards. And whether they’re called eGreetings or eCards, you can easily send birthday wishes to holiday greetings to friends and family from the comfort of your computer.

And what a perfect time to make you aware of our own eCard site – Holiday eCards on the Net – where you can send free holiday and general eCards. Right now we’ve got a great selection of Seasonal Greetings, Christmas, Chanukah, and Kwanzaa holiday egreetings to send.



(November 28) Today we're celebrating . . .  Black Friday

Friday, November 28th, 2008

Black Friday
Twas the day after Thanksgiving,
and all through the mall,
lots of crazies were stirring,
the big and the small.
The decorations were hung
throughout the mall with some care,
but weren’t these snowflakes
up before Halloween?

Well aside from the bad poetry, today is the official start of the Christmas shopping season. It was the day that, traditionally, retailers accounting books went from “red” to “black.” And while that’s not really true anymore its still a big day for retailers. And bargain hunters.

So good luck and great “sale-ing.”

photo credit: via flickr

(November 27) Today we're celebrating . . .  Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Day in America is a time to offer thanks, of family gatherings and holiday meals. A time of turkeys, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. A time for Indian corn, holiday parades and giant balloons.

So join us for our Thanksgiving celebration. We’ve got stories of the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving, turkeys to take home, holiday pictures for the kids to print and color, tasty holiday recipes and e-greeting cards to send your friends and family. We hope you find something you like!

Thanksgiving on the Net

The History of Thanksgiving and its Celebrations
The Pilgrims and America’s First Thanksgiving
The Thanksgiving Turkey
Thanksgiving Goodies! (holiday crafts and coloring pictures)
Tasty Thanksgiving Recipes
Free Thanksgiving eGreeting Cards

Holiday Invite: Thanksgiving on the Net

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!  

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to partake in our feast of Thanksgiving celebrations. Our table is full this year, but we always have room for one more!

To kick off your Thanksgiving preparations, why not brush up on the story of the first Thanksgiving, the freedom-seeking Pilgrims and their very first Thanksgiving feast, complete with the now traditional turkey. You might also be interested to learn about the traditions of Canadian Thanksgiving, which was celebrated last month by our neighbors to the north. And if you’re a trivia buff, or if you just can’t get enough of Turkey Day, then you will definitely want to visit our Did You Know: The Thanksgiving version.

Of course, the real centerpiece of Thanksgiving is your family’s Thanksgiving feast, and Thanksgiving on the Net has plenty of recipes, decorating tips and craft ideas to make your supper extra special.

If you have never roasted a whole turkey before, or if your bird is always a little on the dry side, you will definitely want to read our article on How to Prepare the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey. And if you are searching for some new culinary traditions, you just might find inspiration in our countdown of the Top Seven Stuffing Recipes to be Grateful For.

Whatever your fancy this Thanksgiving, we know you will find something delicious over at Thanksgiving on the Net. We can’t wait to see you.

Thanksgiving will be celebrated Thursday November 27, 2008.

Happy Holidays,
Holidays on the Net


President-Elect Obama & Family Visit Food Bank on Thanksgiving Eve

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

On Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, President-Elect Barack Obama, joined by his wife and daughters, visited a local food bank and helped pass out food to those in need.

When asked why he brought along his daughters – he replied: “I want them to learn the importance of how fortunate they are and to make sure they’re giving back. The President-Elect also encouraged Americans to do whatever they can to help those in need.

Afterwards the Obamas visited a nearby school to the delight of the elementary school aged students and their teachers.

Wow! A President that actually cares about his fellow citizens! Its going to be a pleasure to watch this family over the coming years!


President Pardons Thanksgiving Turkeys

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Today President Bush “pardoned” 2 turkeys at the National Thanksgiving Turkey Ceremony. Pumpkin and Pecan were pardoned at the annual Thanksgiving White House ceremony.

After the ceremony the turkeys were taken to Disney World and will take part in the DW Thanksgiving parade. They will the remainders of their lives in the park.

BTW – Did you know that these turkeys were raised especially for this ceremony? And that the “spares” (who were not pardoned) will wind up as “turkey sandwiches” at Subway? Its true!

White House photo: Joyce N. Boghosian.

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