The history of the Christmas tree has garnered a lot of fascinating points over the years. A tradition with humble beginnings in 15th century Latvia, the festive tower of foliage has grown to be one of the holiday season’s most beloved symbols
Christmas seems to creep up on all of us every year. We all know it’s coming, yet it’s always a shock on Christmas eve when you’ve still got to find the perfect present for your friends, family and of course, your office Secret Santa.
The same goes for cards – what to put on them, who to send them to, and indeed when to send them. You don’t want to get caught in the postal rush just before Christmas and have your card turn up in January. And you certainly don’t want to be the one sending festive wishes in September!
While responses to a sneeze may vary across different cultures, most aspects of sneezing are universal. For example, no matter the language, “Bless you,” “Gesundheit” and “Banish the omen” all show a sign of respect for the afflicted party.
Sneezing seems to be more prevalent as the weather gets colder, due to the increased presence of ragweed and mold in the fall. Then, as winter approaches, people are forced indoors, where they are more likely to be affected by airborne irritants trapped inside.