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2013-12-13 23:28:18

TextSanta.net is now offering currently serving U.S. service men and women the opportunity to schedule 3 texts from Santa to their children for only $1 this year. Furthermore, Textsanta.net is donating 100% of this revenue to the Children of Fallen Patriots Organization. Saint Charles, MO (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 TextSanta.net wants to help Santa honor currently deployed service men and women with a special offer designed just for them and their children. TextSanta knows how hard it can...

2013-12-13 23:03:17

BuyCostumes.com prepares for the annual rush with a wide variety of Christmas costumes for SantaCons, and is now offering an ugly sweater option for upcoming parties. New Berlin, WI (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 The sounds of sleigh bells and reindeer grow ever-nearer as Christmas 2013 approaches. Retailers everywhere ready the halls for decking with holiday deals and merchandise, and leading online costume and party supplies retailer BuyCostumes.com prepares for the annual rush with a wide...

2013-12-12 12:24:55

The number one "ugly Christmas sweater" retailer is slated to appear on popular investor show this Friday. SAN DIEGO, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Diego based "ugly Christmas sweater" retailer Tipsy Elves recently taped an episode with the popular ABC reality show Shark Tank. The sharks on that episode are Lori Greiner, Marc Cuban, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec and Kevin O'Leary, while Tipsy Elves was represented by co-owners Nick Morton and Evan Mendelsohn. The company...

2013-12-12 08:33:27

- Vivint Gives Back's sixth annual Sub for Santa program assists more than 3,000 kids in 125 locations throughout North America PROVO, Utah, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivint, the largest home automation services provider in North America, spreads cheer to more than 3,000 children throughout North America by stepping in for Santa this holiday season. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130424/LA00514LOGO) Every year, Vivint employees band together to make Christmas a...

2013-12-11 23:27:07

More than 400 parents and children in pajamas will attend the Polar Express-themed celebration. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 NHS Human Services announced it will host its third annual holiday party for families on Saturday, December 7 at its North Philadelphia facility. Nearly 450 parents and children will be dressed in pajamas for the Polar Express-themed celebration that will feature an oversized inflatable train, as well as refreshments, gift distribution and an activity...

2013-12-11 12:25:55

LINE launches LINE Santa Claus charity project to grant users' wishes LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LINE Corporation, owner and operator of the free call and messaging app LINE, today announced the launch of its charity project LINE Santa Claus, and invites its users worldwide to participate in the event, themed "Building a Brighter Tomorrow for our Children." (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131211/SF31887) (Logo:...

2013-12-10 08:35:21

Featured in The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, capturethemagic.com unveils new site to help families create holiday memories LEESBURG, Va., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for Christmas, Capture the Magic has upgraded their photo-making software on capturethemagic.com. Capture the Magic allows users to instantly upload a photo of their living room and insert one of hundreds of Santa images into the photo, creating proof of Santa's visit for curious children....

2013-12-10 08:25:41

Gaming systems and tablets also among top items on holiday wish list poll conducted by Reviewed By Teenagers.com TORONTO, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - While children dream of sugar plum fairies, parents are having a nightmare figuring out what gifts to get their children for the holidays. Fortunately, parents no longer have to guess what their kids want from Santa. According to a new survey by Reviewed By Teenagers.com, a website created by teens for teens, 62% of teens...

2013-12-09 12:23:46

www.BeAnElf.org fills the need, provides volunteers with a list of USPS letters to Santa postal branches LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Elf shortage! There aren't enough volunteers from the public this year to adopt letters to Santa Claus sent by needy kids. Their letters plead with Santa for "a warm coat," "food or clothes," or "shoes for my older brother," but many are likely to go unanswered. In 17 major cities, the US Postal Service is now offering people...

2013-12-06 23:21:21

On Tuesday, December 10, fifteen volunteer pilots from Angel Flight West’s Utah Wing will fly into Cedar City Airport with toys, school supplies, books, backpacks, warm clothing...and Santa...bringing an early Christmas to the nearly 600 children at East Elementary School. This marks Santa's fourteenth annual run with the Utah AFW helpers. Cedar City, UT (PRWEB) December 06, 2013 On Tuesday, December 10 at approximately 9:30 a.m., fifteen Angel Flight West Utah Wing volunteer pilots...


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Pukwudgie, (Korrigan)
2014-02-17 15:15:28

The Pukwudgie is a small humanoid from Wampanoag folklore. The legend of this creature began in connection with the Wampanoag people's first beliefs that a creation giant had created most of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The Pukwudgies were jealous of the way the Natives adored the creation giant, but still tried to help them, though their efforts were in vein. So the Pukwudgies decided to torment the Wampanoag people instead. Because of this, the Pukwudgie was best to be left alone, or bad...

Sharlie, Lake Monster
2014-01-30 18:08:56

Sharlie is a cryptid that is believed to inhabit Payette Lake near McCall, Idaho. Other names for this reptile-like creature are Slimy Slim or The Twilight Dragon of Payette Lake. Native Americans believed that an evil spirit lived in the lake before western settlers arrived in the area. The first documented sighting of the creature was in 1920 when a group of workers saw what they thought was a log, but it began to move. In August 1944, several groups of people reported seeing a 30...

Wild Man
2014-01-28 14:30:10

The Wild Man of the Navidad has been claimed to be the first Bigfoot in Texas. It was widely reported in 1837 along the Navidad River, in Sublime, Texas. The slaves of that era called it “The Thing That Comes,” because it was never seen, but evidence pointed to something being there. During the night inside the cabins, food would go missing; their fattened hogs would be replaced with thin ones. However, no valuables were never touched. Tools would sometimes go missing but would return...

Mermaid
2014-01-22 09:57:56

A mermaid is a creature from folklore and myths that are said to inhabit oceans around the world. Almost every culture has a legend that relates to a mermaid. In some cultures, mermaids are claimed to create floods, storms, shipwrecks, and drownings. Other legends say that they fall in love with humans. The mermaid is described with the upper body of a beautiful woman and the lower body of a fish. The have long flowing hair and are said to lure sailors with their captivating voices. The...

Drawing of a Sea serpent
2014-01-20 09:21:57

A sea serpent is creature that inhabit the oceans, lakes, and rivers, with sightings from almost every large body of water all over the world. Most sightings can be explained as misidentifications of real animals such as whales, oarfish, or sharks, like the frilled shark. Sea serpents have been reported for hundreds of years with sightings still being claimed today. Over 1,200 sightings have been identified by cryptozoologist Bruce Champagne. Other cryptozoologist have stated that sea...

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