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Christmas words – Snowflake

A snowflake is a single ice crystal that has grown large enough, and may have combined with with others, then falls through the Earth’s atmosphere as ice crystals or snow. A variety of shapes take form as the flake moves through the atmosphere. Consequently, individual flakes are different from others.snowflake

 

Fun facts about snow flakes.

  • The snowflake is a traditional seasonal image for the Chrismas season in North America. Snowflakes are also associated with the “White Christmas” weather that often occurs during the Christmas season
  • During this time of year children often make snowflakes to hang in windows or on trees from paper. The paper is folded several time, a pattern is cut and then the folds are undone giving the child a snowflake.
  • Snowflakes are also popular in pop culture. They are representative of the winter Olympics, are found on many cartoons including Frosty the Snowman and are used in advertising at Christmas time on magazines and flyers.
  • The smallest snowflakes are called Diamond Dust crystals and can be as small as a human hair.
  • About a million billion snowflakes fall each second.
  • The first known snowflake photographer is Wilson Bentley (1865-1931)

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7 Fun facts about Santa Claus

  1.  Santa Claus’ middle name is Merlin. His father loved to read Arthurian tales and names Santa after the fabled magician.SantaClaus
  2. Santa has a sensitivity to oranges  He breaks out in hives if he eats one.
  3. Santa has visited every continent in the world except Antarctica.  He hopes to visit in the slow season.
  4. Santa had a pet raccoon name Jasper.  The raccoon used to follow him around the North Pole in the summer.  He was lots of fun but he liked to shred the wrapping paper and was constantly making a big mess.
  5. Santa and Jessie walk every day 2 miles. Sometimes, Santa will fly to a different country and then walk through a village or city. He says it gives him a better idea of what the people are like who live in the city.
  6. Santa is an amateur astronomer.  He likes to watch comet showers at different times of the year.
  7. Santa and Molly Claus are celebrating their 100th wedding anniversary this Christmas.  Santa is planning a huge celebration and inviting all of his friends to the North Pole.

Little known facts about Ms Claus

  • In December Molly Claus makes gifts for 30 of her family members.  She sews, crafts, bakes, writes and scrapbooks something special for each one.msclaus
  • Molly is responsible for the treats that goes into every child’s Christmas basket during the holidays.  She has a team of elves that help to create new and exciting confections every year.
  • Molly is short.  She stands two feet shorter in Santa Claus even when he is not wearing his boots.
  • Molly has designed a Christmas wrapping paper line that is sold in a predominant retailer.  The earnings of the wrapping are given to animal charities around the world.
  • Molly has taught Jessie to ring a bell when she would like to go outside for a walk. Initially pleased with the accomplishment, Molly has become impatient with Jessie as the dog rings the bell non stop to go out and play.
  • Molly  had the elves hung 100,000 lights on her home this holiday season.  She loves seeing the twinkling lights during the long dark December nights and has decorated her home in a theme of green and red.
  • Molly loves to eat vegetables.  Her favorite vegetable is the carrot.  she enjoys the snap when she bites off a piece of a raw carrot.  Molly hates cabbage.  Her mother used to make cabbage soup once a week when she was a child and Molly can no longer stand the smell.
  • Molly is n expert gift wrapper.  She has papers to prove it.  She attended a workshop on imaginative gift wrapping at a wrapping retailer and passed the course with flying colors.  In fact, she was given a trophy for most imaginative packages.
  • Molly likes to travel by dog sled in the bad weather.  She says she can get around the North Pole much faster with the dogs pulling her.  She is always sure to bring a treat for each and every dog in the team.
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August 14th – Little known facts about Christmas at the North Pole

  1. The elves decorate a giant metal tree with oranges, apples, nuts and bird seed each year.  The tree is put up in a  different location around the world and the food is adapted to the local wildlife.  At midnight on Christmas Eve the food is made available to the animals.

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    Facts about a North Pole Christmas
  2. Cocoa and peppermint is served at breaks on Christmas Eve. Santa provides unlimited refreshments to his workers free.
  3. The elves sleep in on Christmas Day and then have a huge party on Boxing Day.  Boxing Day is the day that they exchange gifts among themselves.
  4. A bright star is hung at the highest point of the financial tower during the holiday season.
  5. Angels visit Santa before his trip to bless his journey and offer prayers over the children he will be visiting.
  6. Molly is in charge of Santa’s on board computer on Christmas Eve.  The computer helps with directions and managing the loads and loads of toys Santa and the reindeer must pick up from his drop off locations.
  7. On Christmas Eve day Santa has a parade for the elves to thank them for their contributions over the year.  He always gives a rousing speech to them and he has been known to burst into tears.
  8. There is one elf whose only job is to keep track of Santa’s glasses. He travels with Santa on the sleigh and retrieves them every time Santa puts the glasses down.
  9. Claus Park has a giant gingerbread and candy castle that is built during December.  Santa hosts a party for some of his magical friends two days before Christmas to gather information .  For example,  Jack Frost always predicted the weather and a peace magician named Frank gave him information on safe fly zones.
  10. Jessie has managed to break 15 cocoa machines. The sugar cookies are always near the machines and  her tail pounded on the table legs one day and the machines toppled onto the floor. Ever since the elves have strapped the machines to sturdier tables to prevent the problem from happening again.
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