December 12 through 16 blog posts

gingerbread decorating

Love grows in every second of decorating gingerbread (Gingerbread Decorating Day)

Post by Xiaotong Meng

December 12, 2022

Well, the holiday season approached us faster than the blink of our eyes. Today is December 12, which is known as Gingerbread Decorating Day.

Do you know the best place where you can express your artist talent? Yes, you guessed it — it is on gingerbread.

Gingerbread is a wide category of baked goods that are flavored with ginger, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon. It ranges from soft, moist loaf cake to a crisp gingerbread cookie.

The term gingerbread was translated from a French word “pain d’épices” (meaning spice bread). It was originally applied to preserve ginger. As time went by, it started to represent a type of sweets made with honey and spices.

In addition to decorating gingerbread cookies, baking a gingerbread house is another fun thing to do with friends and family.

This day sets the tone for the upcoming holiday season. It is also a great way to bring together your friends, family members and even your neighbors to become creative.


Giving Tuesday

Eat an ice cream to enjoy this cold weather (National Ice Cream Day)

Post by Xiaotong Meng

December 13, 2022

Do you love to crave tasty spoonfuls of ice cream at all hours of a day? December 13, the National Ice Cream Day, fulfills your wish to treat yourself to some creamy ice creams after work.

In the early years, people of the Persian Empire often poured grape juice over the snow, which laid the foundation for inventing ice cream later on. In 1846, Nancy Johnson created the first ice cream hand-cranked generator.

By 2001, 8.9% of the milk produced in the United States was used to make different dairy products.

Even though it is already December, from numerous creamery shops to various flavors that the ice cream trucks serve for people, they just know how to make us all scream for a sweet treat on a chilly day.

Therefore, stop by your favorite ice cream store today and try a new flavor besides vanilla and chocolate.


gift guide

Trusty Gift Ideas for the People Who Are Hard To Shop For

Post by Sam Marcum

December 14, 2022



Exchange love and affection in the form of gifts (National Re-Gifting Day)

Post by Xiaotong Meng

December 15, 2022

The tradition of regifting started off as an office holiday for co-workers to re-gift a present that they received but did not want. An interesting part of this celebration is that you could steal the gifts you want in the exchange process, a concept that has become known as Dirty Santa or White Elephant.

In 2008, the state of Colorado made known that the third Thursday of December is the National Re-Gifting Day, which takes place on December 15 this year.

Gift shopping sometimes can be hard on people, so re-gifting turned out to be a sustainable way to look through the knick-knacks you received, then give the ones you do not actually need to other people.

This practice is also friendly to the environment, as it avoids the waste of wrapping paper and gift bags.

To avoid the risk of regifting altogether, you can also consider getting someone a Christmas gift from My FrontPage Story this year.

Additionally, it is important to bear in mind that the item is intact and unused when we decide to re-gift it to someone else.


chocolate covered peanut butter cups

It is just about the right moment to dip everything in chocolate (National Chocolate Covered Anything Day)

Post by Xiaotong Meng

December 16, 2022

Bored of typical sweets and want to try something new but do not know what to do? December 16, National Chocolate Covered Anything Day, provides unlimited opportunities for you to be creative with chocolate.

Eating or drinking, melting or freezing, everyone has their own preferences of chocolate.

Nevertheless, in addition to some of the treats we often get, like baking chocolate flavored cookies or breads, or making a cup of hot cocoa, we also have the opportunity to be creative with our concoctions. Have you ever tried the taste of a hot dog, a burger or pizza soaked in chocolate?

I have no doubt that many people would shake their heads, which is why today is a great time for us to enjoy a couple bites of chocolate while pushing the boundaries to make it different and even better.

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