Archive for February 1st, 2011

Holiday Invite: Amoré on the Net

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to join our amorous celebration of the year’s most romantic holiday, Amoré on the Net.

Get yourself in the Valentine’s Day mood by checking out our articles on everything from the origin of Valentine’s Day to Valentine’s Day celebrations around the world. We even feature China’s unique love celebration, in which the Chinese girls spend the evening preparing a feast of fruits and praying for true love.

If you like to indulge in a Valentine’s Day feast, think chocolate: Creamy, dark and delicious chocolate. Come find out the amorous origins of chocolate and then whip up one of our chocolate recipes — the surest way to win your Valentine’s Day heart. If gourmet cooking is more your speed, you will love our recipes for a Valentine’s Day feast.

In fact, we have plenty of ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day — from cooking and baking to dating your mate (5 creative date ideas for the romantically-impaired). And don’t worry — you don’t have to spend a fortune to show your love how much she or he means to you. Check out our guide to frugal romance and inexpensive gift-giving for some thrifty inspiration.

After filling up on Valentine’s Day facts and figures, come test your amore knowledge with our fun Did you know feature? For example, did you know that Cupid was the son of Venus, the Roman god of love? In Greek tradition, he was known as Aphrodite’s son.

Help get your little ones into the lovey-dovey mood with our tips for celebrating Valentine’s Day with children. They are sure to delight in our holiday craft ideas, coloring pages and guide to making their own Valentine’s Day cards. And don’t forget to share your love with family and friends by sending one of our free Valentine’s Day e-cards.

Valentine’s Day will be celebrated on Monday, February 14, 2011. We look forward to seeing you soon!

With love and best wishes for a Happy Valentine’s Day Holiday,

Louie and the Holiday Elves

Holiday Reminder: Valentine’s Day 2011

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

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Holiday Reminder:
Valentine’s Day will be celebrated on Monday February 14th, 2010.

For more info visit our Valentine’s Day celebration – Amore’ on the Net

Did You Know? Countdown to Chinese New Year (02/01)

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
about the Chinese New Year

Feb. 01 : 02 Days to Chinese NY

Did you know that the color, shape or even name of a food may grant it special culinary significance during the Chinese New Year?

Foods whose names are a homonym for an auspicious wish during the New Year are featured prominently. Whole fish are often eaten, for example, since the Chinese word for fish yu, which is a homonym for abundance.

From Bangkok to New York’s Chinatown, the Chinese New Year is the pinnacle celebration for billions of Chinese people around the world. The Chinese New Year is the most important and elaborate holiday in Chinese culture. More than any other Chinese holiday, the New Year stresses the importance of familial ties. Whether it’s family gatherings or citywide celebrations, the New Year is a time rich in traditions and ancient superstitions

Chinese New Year 2011, the Year of the Rabbit, begins on February 03rd and continues for 15 days, through the end of the full moon.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Valentine’s Day (02/01)

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Valentine’s Day

Feb. 01 : 13 Days to V’Day

Did you know that Valentine’s Day is named for not one, but many, martyred saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom are believed to have been martyred on February 14th?

The name Valentine is derived from a Latin word meaning valor.

February 14th is Valentine’s Day – a worldwide celebration of love and romance, marked by giving red roses and chocolate hearts or by sending valentines. Join us as we present a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day as we countdown to Valentine’s Day, the day of love!

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(February 01) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Hula in the Coola Day

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

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Hula in the Coola Day
Its February. And its cold. And its grey. And it sucks!

But don’t let the winter doldrums get you down! Just get some moola and pack up your coola and get ready to do the hula at your very own Luau party.

Nothing cheers up a bland winters day like a nice Pina Colada. So invite your friends and family. And remember grass skirts are optional.

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