Best wishes for a safe and joyous holiday season!
IF YOU'RE FLYING....OVER THE RIVER
Flight Tracker - to see if Aunt Jennifer's flight is on time.
Indianapolis International Airport
Dayton International Airport
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
OR DRIVING....THROUGH THE WOODS
Indiana Road Conditions
(link updated 12/21/2008)
Ohio Road Conditions
Kentucky Road Conditions
National Traffic and Road Closure Information
TIPS FOR VISITORS AND HOSTS
No matter if you'll be staying a week at Grandmas or
just spending a couple of hours with your extended
family, common courtesy can always make the visit more
10 Ways to Be an Excellent House Guest
Vegetarian Etiquette: how to be the
perfect guest or host
FINDING A PERFECT CHRISTMAS TREE
If you're looking to have an old-fashioned Christmas and
cut your own tree, visit:
Indiana Christmas Tree Growers
(Hint: Check Fayette, Henry & Randolph Counties)
Christmas Tree Association
How to Pick and Take Care of a Live Tree
are some ideas for keeping the kids busy while you
finish those last minute holiday preparations:
your knowledge of all things Christmas with this quiz!
Games for your holiday family gatherings
Break the ice with relatives you rarely see with
these holiday-inspired party games.
Christmas Party Games
Santa's Sleigh on Christmas Eve
NORAD Tracks Santa on
NASA Tracks Santa
Follow Santa as he delivers presents around the world on
Christmas Eve via Google Earth
Ever wonder how Santa can travel around the world in one
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.
Links to crafts, traditions, stories, and a "write to Santa"
Enjoy reading a brief history of Santa.
Rent a movie with a Christmas theme
Learn about Christmas celebrations around the world.
Boxing Day is celebrated in the British Isles - What is Boxing
Christmas cards were first printed in 1843. Learn more about
**Start your own tradition - Send a WayNet.org Holiday E-Card!**
Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus
So, what exactly
ARE the twelve days of Christmas?
Read "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry
Religious Christmas Traditions
Christmas Story, according to the Book of Luke
The Birth of Christ as told in the King James Bible
Locate the worship service of your choice by visiting WayNet's
list of local religious organizations.
Start a new Holiday Tradition
Holiday traditions donít have to be expensive. Some of
the best traditions donít cost anything at all.
Today's children may be tech savvy, but most can still
appreciate the joys of setting on a lap, listening to a
great story. Enjoy the classic old-time radio
The Cinnamon Bear, with your family.
other old time radio shows
More Simple Christmas Traditions
Take a breather and
remember that what most children remember about
Christmas isn't the "stuff" but your family's unique
Have a Very Simple Christmas
Simple Christmas Traditions Ideas
Make a "Good Deeds" Manger
MORE WINTER HOLIDAY LINKS
Read the story of Chanukah (or Hanukkah) & learn the traditions.
Learn about Kwanzaa
Learn about Ramadan
Last minute gift and craft
Watch a tutorial on creating a photo frame
from a CD jewel case.
Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas
Back to Basics - How to Wrap a Gift
HOW TO ICE SKATE
Whether you are invited to go skating in Oxford, OH at the Goggin
Arena or if you're lucky enough to have a frozen pond in your backyard,
you're still going to need to know how to ice skate!
How to Ice Skate
Goggin Ice Arena, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (approx. 30 min. drive)
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
(Try advanced search and enter state and zip code.)
WayNet > People > Clubs & Not-for-Profit Organizations