Best Toys Of 2008

December 14, 2008

You’ve waited patiently but wait no longer. Here are a few Best Toys of 2008 links. Knock yourselves out.

Dr Toy’s 10 Best Toys:

Family Fun Best Toys 2008:

Best Toys By Age:


The holidays are coming and if gift-giving is in your future and you’re looking for a reason (like you’d even need one) to buy books as gifts, then look no further. Here’s a blog that provides sufficient reasons for buying books as gifts any time of the year. They also very kindly have provided annotated lists of possible books to give as gifts for those who love to read, and those who don’t.

Wedding Toasts

June 12, 2008

June is probably the most popular month for weddings–and therefore anniversaries too. If you have the pleasure of offering a toast at a wedding or want to say something pithy to your spouse on your anniversary, take a look at’s “All About Wedding Toasts” site.

Are You Average?

January 9, 2007

Check how average your holiday spending patterns are with National Holiday Retail information from the National Retail Federation. This site provides information from surveys about annual holiday shopping activity including: spending projections, online shopping, consumer surveys as well as information on holiday trends, holiday hiring, returns tips and shoplifting.




In 1994, Congress passed the MLK Holiday and service Act, designating the King Holiday as a national day of volunteer service. Instead of a day off from work or school, Congress asked the nation to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy by turning community concerns into citizen action. See what you can do to participate.

Spend some time at Stanford University’s MLK Paper Project. The site includes a biography, timeline and text of some of his famous papers including those of his famous speeches.

Here is a website where you can order Christmas decorations of a wreath-like nature but more importantly you can get the lyrics to all kinds of Christmas carols. You can read a variety of Christmas stories and there are pages of fun facts about trees and greens. There are even recipes for cookies and other get-together eats.