WayNet News
Volume 04, Issue 12-20

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! from WAYNET.ORG
Best wishes for a safe and joyous holiday season!

  Jane   <|:-)}}}

SUGAR AND SPICE AND EVERYTHING NICE
Begin a new holiday tradition - or gather some new ideas for your continuing tradition of building a gingerbread house for the holidays.
  http://frankysattic.home.comcast.net/index.html

Explore the origins & history of some traditional Christmas foods:
  http://www.gti.net/mocolib1/kid/christmasfood.html


TRAVEL TIPS
The Washington Post offers 25 travel tips for making air travel easier. (registration required)
  http://www.waynet.org/_redirect/url/041220-airtravel.htm

If you're driving to Aunt Nell's, check these practical tips for winterizing your car for safe winter driving.
  http://www.autoheroes.com/resources/article_winterizing.shtml

CHECK FLIGHT SCHEDULES
Flight Tracker - to see if Uncle Bob's flight is on time.
  http://www.flytecomm.com/cgi-bin/trackflight

Indianapolis International Airport
  http://www.indianapolisairport.com/fidssite/fidsindex.html

Dayton International Airport
  http://www.flydayton.com/home.htm

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
  http://www.cvgairport.com/


CHECK ROAD CONDITIONS
Indiana Road Conditions
  http://www.in.gov/isp/roadinfo/weather.html

Ohio Road Conditions
  http://www.buckeyetraffic.org/

Kentucky Road Conditions
  http://511.ky.gov/

National Traffic and Road Closure Information
  http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo/


KIDS ACTIVITIES
You say the kids have only been on winter break 1 day and they are already BORED? Here are some ideas to keep them busy:

Games Kids Play
  http://www.gameskidsplay.net/

Online Etch-a-Sketch
  http://www.elfmovie.com/swf/etchasketch/index.html

Magnetic Poetry Online
  http://www.magneticpoetry.com/kidspoetry/createpoem.cfm?kit=4

Winter Crafts
  http://raisingboys.allinfoabout.com/features/312holidaycrafts.html

Christmas Party Games
  http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/xmas/party.html

TRACK SANTA'S SLEIGH ON CHRISTMAS EVE
NORAD Tracks Santa on Christmas Eve
  http://www.noradsanta.org/english/

NASA Tracks Santa on Christmas Eve  (requires a Java enabled browser)
  http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/home/seasonal/SantaTrackHome.html


CHRISTMAS STORIES & TRADITIONS
For answers to questions from "Why do we decorate with evergreens and poinsettias?" to "What is it with fruitcake?", visit How Christmas Works.
  http://www.howstuffworks.com/christmas.htm

Links to crafts, traditions, stories, and a "write to Santa" section.
  http://www.santasearch.com/

Enjoy reading a brief history of Santa.
  http://www.santalady.com/history.html

Rent a movie with a Christmas theme
  http://www.auburn.edu/~vestmon/christmas_movie.html

Learn about Christmas celebrations around the world.
  http://techdirect.com/christmas/cele2.html

Boxing Day is celebrated in the British Isles - What is Boxing Day?
  http://homepages.tesco.net/~derek.berger/holidays/boxingday.html

Christmas cards were first printed in 1843. Learn more about this tradition.
  http://www.oldfashionedliving.com/holidays/cmascards.html

**Start your own tradition - Send a WayNet.org Holiday E-Card!**
  http://www.waynet.org/cards/default.htm

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus
  http://www.barricksinsurance.com/virginia.html

So, what exactly *ARE* the twelve days of Christmas?
  http://www.howstuffworks.com/christmas16.htm

Read "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry
  http://www.auburn.edu/~vestmon/Gift_of_the_Magi.html

Religious Christmas Links
  http://www.techdirect.com/christmas/religion.html

The Christmas Story, according to the Book of Luke
  http://www.fischersplace.com/christmas/meaning.htm

The Book of Matthew discusses the first Christmas
  http://www.christmas.com/pe/1449

Locate the worship service of your choice by visiting WayNet's list of local religious organizations.
  http://www.waynet.org/people/churches.html


MORE WINTER HOLIDAY LINKS
Read the story of Chanukah (or Hanukkah) & learn the traditions.
  http://www.jewfaq.org/holiday7.htm

Learn about Kwanzaa
  http://www.globalindex.com/kwanzaa/

Learn about Ramadan
  http://www.holidays.net/ramadan/


YEAR END GIVING
If this is the time of year you take a look at your finances and decide you would like to make a donation to your favorite charity, you can make a wise choice by visiting Guidestar to review local not-for-profit's
financial statements.
  http://www.guidestar.org/
  (Try advanced search and enter state and zip code.)

WayNet > People > Clubs & Not-for-Profit Organizations
  http://www.waynet.org/people/non_profit.htm


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