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Last Minute Christmas Gifts

Everyone these days are so busy that there is hardly much time left at the end of the day and hence purchasing last minute Christmas gifts is a common thing. The shopping experience can be a good one only if a few important tips are followed. There is every chance of forgetting to purchase a gift for someone you care, especially when you have not had enough time on hand.

Even at the last minute there are plenty of gifts available at various shops on the internet and brick and mortar stores. As the saying goes, 'Better late than never', if you have genuinely forgotten someone then gifting at the last minute also is not too bad. Ensure a great gift by dedicating at least some time towards the shopping.

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Limonade, A Remote Location In Haiti

Limonade is located in Haiti's Nord Department. In the Cap-Haitien Arrondissment, it is a municipality. Around 69,256 people inhabit the place. Limonade is remotely placed on Haiti's northern coast. Roucou, Basse Plaine and Bois de Lance are the three districts and settlements in the neighboring areas of Limonade.

Why Limonade Is In The News

It was in Limonade that the first Christmas was celebrated in 1492 by Christopher Columbus and his crew. At Bord de Mer the great explorer he had docked his ship in the land he conquered near Limonade. In 1714, Charles Fournier de la Chapelle a well known French judge was born in Limonade.

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Unique Christmas Gifts

Christmas is a time to exchange some of the best unique Christmas gifts. It is celebrated in many countries across the world and exchanging gifts is a universal part of the celebrations. Great Christmas holidays can be shared with friends and family and unique gifts selected as part of gift ideas for Christmas.

As per the favorite choice of the recipient, Christmas music and candles, tickets to a movie related to Christmas, Christmas glasses, motif platters and mugs, holiday books in one the elegant editions, picture frames, a planner for the desk, crockery, glass plates, wine glasses, calendar, a Christmas wall hanging, a bell pull, a center piece, diary, a holder for cards and gilt ornaments.

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Reasons for Holiday Depression

Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy. But for untold millions in countries all over the world, holidays can be a source of sadness, loneliness and depression.

One reason for low spirits and depression is seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Happening to some when nighttime hours are longer and vitamin D is in short supply, moods darken and energy decreases.

Loneliness creates depression during the holidays. The recent death of a loved one or family pet can keep people from enjoying the holidays. Families with children serving in the military overseas must celebrate Christmas day without them, inducing depression.

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Dealing with Difficult Relatives during the Holidays

Extended family relations around the holidays can become an occasion for unpleasant interactions.

Social gatherings for Thanksgiving, holiday parties, Christmas and New Year's Day dinners, can force you into uncomfortable face-offs with some members of the family. Here are some guidelines to help you deal with annoying--sometimes to the extreme--relatives.

• Be polite and respectful. Remind yourself this is the only occasion you need to see them on. You can pleasantly tolerate their presence for a few short hours.

• If you find it impossible to have a pleasant conversation, avoid them. Make your hellos and goodbyes civil though.

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Is Michel Martelly a "Papa bon ke" or modern version of the Duvalier regime?

Looking at President Michel Martelly distributing gifts to those who could not afford to is truly a good thing. The president has been able to make Christmas for many families a little brighter. Many received gifts such as toys for the children, envelops with cash, motorcycles and even brand new cars for a few who were the luckiest.

I know this is good and specially at the end of the year it is probably a good thing to do for the people who have been through so much. Too many people in Haiti had to deal with so many bad situation for at least the past two years; namely. the 2010 earthquake, Cholera, poverty, insecurity, health issues, and much more.

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Light House a Tradition in Haiti during Christmas

There is a Christmas tradition in Haiti that remains vivid in my imagination, the construction of Light Houses or Fanal, in Haitian Creole.

You would have to be part of this tradition to enjoy it. The construction of Fanaux during the Christmas season is something that is left only to the pros, the real artists, the well known builders in the neighborhood.

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These Light House take all shapes and sizes, ranging from stars, to Cathedrals, boats, etc. In some neighborhood, competitions are organized to determine the best Light House made

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Christmas songs or Chante Nwel in Haiti

You can never miss Christmas season in Haiti. On the radios, people started listening to Christmas songs or Chante Nwel usually around November 3 which is "La Toussaint" every year until Christmas day.

These songs are broadcasted all day long on the different radio stations throughout the country.

In many schools they organize Christmas song competitions and usually the winners of these competitions become professional stars with high visibilities and popularity.

It is also a tradition in Haiti around the Christmas season to teach children Christmas songs and poetry and have them perform these songs and poems in public just before Christmas.

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Christmas Tradition in Haiti

In Haiti, Christmas traditions varies from cities to country sides. However, no matter where you are in in the country, you can easily observe happiness and joy.

For the Haitian people, Christmas or how it is called "Nwel" is a special season, whether you are an adult or a child. It is not so much about the money in Haiti because most of us do not have much to live on, even less to share by buying expensive gifts like it is done in the richer countries like the Canada, the Unites States and France, just to name a few.

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