Seattle WA (PRWEB) December 15, 2005
TableAndHome.com (http://www.TableAndHome.com) today announced the addition of Baldwin Christmas Ornaments to their Christmas 2005 Holiday Season offerings. Baldwin prides itself in quality and craftsmanship and creating products that will be treasured for generations to come. Hand crafted from the finest solid brass and finished in 24-Karat gold or glistening silver plate, these ornaments are beautiful and elegant. Each ornament comes individually gift boxed and perfect for collectors. TableandHome.com offer over 200 Baldwin Sports and Holiday Ornaments in their online and physical store in Seattle Washington.
Known for their amazing work in brass, the Baldwin family celebrates the holiday’s and their talents with a beautiful assortment of ornaments and tree toppers. All are photochemically etched to achieve intricate detail and unparalleled design qualities, then finished with fine 24-karat gold for a sparkling piece of art.
Among the hundreds of Baldwin 2005 Christmas Ornaments, TableandHome.com is offering the ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Dollhouse. Made with care by Baldwin’s master craftsmen, the back of the dollhouse is open, revealing charming details such as Santa coming out of the fireplace with a bundle of gifts, a man in a nightshirt waving out an upstairs window, Santa’s sled and reindeer on the roof and snowcapped bushes out front. The Baldwin Nutcracker Story Ball Tree Ornament is another ornament with a story to tell. This story ball tells the Nutcracker story in beautiful detail. The Baldwin 12 Days of Christmas Story Ball Tree Ornament also tells story of this memorable holiday classic song. In all, TableAndHome.com offers over 200 of Baldwin’s stunning gold and silver plated ornaments
TableAndHome.com also offers Baldwin’s Sports Collectibles collection of over one hundred college sports mascots and logos. Exquisitely detailed and finished, these keepsakes are a perfect gift for sports fans going into the 2005 Bowl Season
“We are excited to offer the Baldwin Christmas Ornaments to the TableAndHome.com offerings for this Christmas season,” said Susan Esayian, Store Manager.
Contact: Susan Esayian, Store Manager, at 206-770-3200..
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The Table And Home Store is located in Seattle Washington on the corner of 2nd Avenue and Broad Street in the Bay Vista Building, and on the Internet at: http://www.TableAndHome.com. TableAndHome.com stocks a vast selection of Christmas ornaments (http://www.tableandhome.com/christmas/ornaments), holiday tableware, serving dishes, kitchenware, wine glasses, flatware, Judaic collections (http://www.tableandhome.com/occasions/hanukkah), porcelain figurines, formal and casual china (http://tableandhome.com/china), silver (http://tableandhome.com/silver), crystal (http://tableandhome.com/crystal), espresso makers, coffee grinders, knives, barware, toys, stuffed animals, teddy bears, cat cookie jars and even Sesame Street characters, and musical Peter Rabbit toys, perfect for infants, children and adults.
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San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 20, 2011
Two designers, 4 weeks and over $ 380,000 of crowd support is making the HiddenRadio a ?not so hidden? success.
The success of this design has been so massive that the HiddenRadio has been selected as part of the 2012 gift box celebrities will receive for the Academy Awards Oscar ceremony.
The product is only available on Kickstarter until January 18th, and more than 2100 fans are not only backing it with dollars but with suggestions and ideas as well.
The product was designed on the basis of consumer intuition. No knobs, buttons, or displays: The user simply twists the sleek metallic or graphite black housing to elegantly adjust the volume. While its minimalism remains intact, the device has been upgraded and now multiple speakers can be connected with a simple twist of the cap to literally lift the roof with booming sound.
?Our supporters have asked and we have listened. The extra money has allowed us to add new features and deliver an even higher quality product?, says Australian designer John Van Den Nieuwenhuizen now based out of San Francisco. John and his business partner Vitor Santa Maria founded Hidden Design over 4 years ago. Vitor is from Rio de Janeiro but has been a designer in Milan for over 18 years.
?Our approach is to create simple designs which make a positive impact in people?s lives,? says Vitor. The device is both elegant and extremely useful. Several speakers can be placed around the house, creating abundant sound inside as well as outdoors.
It provides several functions: it’s a wireless Bluetooth speaker with FM radio that works with leading electronic devices like iPhones, iPods, iPads, or any other smartphones, tablets and computers. It runs on rechargeable batteries, which last over 30 hours on a single charge. There is also a standard 3.5 mm audio jack for connecting with non-Bluetooth devices.
A single HiddenRadio and Bluetooth Speaker delivers pure, powerful sound to over 80 dB. ?We’ve tested it side by side with leading products on the market, and it has excelled in both sound quality and battery life,? says John.
The HiddenRadio is available now at Kickstarter.com. The clock is ticking down to pre-order and be the first to own the Bluetooth wireless speaker with FM radio. People can support the development of this product through Kickstarter.com by pre-ordering their unit for $ 119, which will normally retail for $ 175. This will secure delivery of a limited-edition product directly to their homes with global shipping included.
The designers have already invested over $ 50,000 to develop the product and the capital raised through Kickstarter.com will be spent on injection molding tools, Bluetooth certification, initial inventory, and other equipment necessary for mass production.
Just in time for the holiday gift season, this is a chance to promote and support the production of this simple, useful and elegant product before it hits the main market.
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London, United Kingdom (PRWEB) December 20, 2011
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London (PRWEB UK) 14 December 2011
iCarhireinsurance.com, a leading car hire excess insurance provider, is urging people hiring a car this Christmas to make sure that they don?t fall victim to a loophole in many excess insurance policies which fails to cover vehicles damaged within 150kms of the customer?s home, even if the car was hired from within that distance.
Hiring a car for short periods is an increasingly attractive option in the current economic downturn, but many people will be ignorant to the fact that their excess insurance policies may not include claims within this distance range even if the car is stolen or involved in an accident that wasn?t the customer?s fault.
?A good car hire excess insurance policy should provide you with full cover from home as well as covering you for the vulnerable parts of the vehicle like the windows, tyres, roof or undercarriage,? said Ernesto Suarez, founder and CEO of iCarhireinsurance.com. ?We have found that the majority of policies bought direct from car hire excess specialists fail consumers in this area. We are urging people to read the small print in their excess policies to ensure their spirits are not dampened this Christmas.?
A 2011 survey* conducted by YouGov, on behalf of iCarhireinsurance.com, revealed that there was widespread ignorance about what excess insurance did and did not cover with eight out of ten people (85%) not knowing that some excess insurance doesn?t include damage to windows, tyres, roof or undercarriage or driving within 150 km of home.
iCarhireinsurance.com is one of the few providers that covers drivers wanting to hire cars near their home. It also includes cover for damage to the windows, tyres, roof and undercarriage – vulnerable parts of the car excluded by many providers.
iCarhireinsurance.com?s policies start at just
(PRWEB) May 4, 2005
Alek Komarnitsky from Boulder, CO (USA) has had thousands of Christmas lights on his house for the enjoyment of friends and neighbors since 2000. In 2002, he added a webcam and webcontrol, so people on the Internet could not only view his lights, but turn them on & off and see the results on their computer screen. It got more popular each year, and in 2004, a media frenzy erupted over it and the story went around the world on the Internet, in print, on radio, and on TV – one of the many entertaining segments was when Denver ABC-7 took him up in their helicopter for a live report on the 6:00 News of the blinking lights.
There was only one problem – it was all a fun little Christmas hoax. The lights were real, but a sequence of still images were used to provide the illusion that people were changing them. Alek’s wife was changing the lights when the chopper was overhead, but the rest of the time they never changed! Concerned that his prank had gotten out of hand, Alek approached the Wall Street Journal to fess up, and when the WSJ broke the story after Christmas, people around the world got a good chuckle, although there were a few bruised egos in the media.
In response to numerous requests, Alek plans to do it for real in Christmas 2005. Internet surfers actually will be able to turn his thousands of holiday lights on & off and see the results on their computer via a webcam(s). He adds “I’ll be sure to have it operational on Christmas Eve looking for Santa, but realistically, I doubt we’ll get a picture of Rudolph landing on my roof.”
One major show-stopper has already been addressed – Alek’s neighbors have said they are not only OK with the lights actually blinking this time, but they are willing to let him install webcams on their roof so web surfers can view the action. Alek appreciates the support of the Keller’s (quoted in the pre-hoax AP story as “He is entertaining … the Griswolds of our neighborhood”) and the Hargrave’s (quoted in the post-hoax USAToday story with regards to visiting reporter’s investigations: “Nobody looked over to say, ‘Where’s the Web cam?’”)
Issues that Alek is working include selection of the appropriate webcam and powerline control technology. He says: “It’s a real technology puzzle, but (as in previous years) I enjoy trying to put all the pieces together and I hope I can pull it off.” Jon Wade, quoted in the Wall Street Journal outing “Alek, with his technical wizardry, made it appear” now says “Alek did some pretty innovative work to pull off the hoax, so now he needs to step it up and do it for real – I have no doubt he will find a creative way to make it work.”
The January 10th, 2005 TIME Magazine quoted Alek “I figured I could provide some holiday cheer to folks” and he hopes he can do that again … although he wonders if anyone will believe it this time!
http://www.komar.org/xmas/hoax/ more information on the Christmas lights webcam hoax.
http://www.komar.org/xmas/real/ more information on plans to do it for real in 2005.
Pre-hoax AP Story – http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/12/28/tech/main663481.shtml
WSJ Outing – http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB110417399327110132,00.html
Post-hoax USAToday – http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2004-12-28-xmaslights_x.htm
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Nashville, TN (PRWEB) December 3, 2009
“Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us.” ~Oscar Wilde
Christmas memories come in all shapes and sizes. Whether big moments or small, Gaylord Hotels invites families to capture them in a new online community during a time when sharing takes on a special meaning. The ” Share Christmas Memories with Gaylord Hotels” promotion was created to celebrate the spirit of the holidays, encouraging people to connect in a personal and emotional way by showcasing the funny, tender and precious moments that make Christmas last forever. As an added bonus, participants will also have a chance to win a stay at one of America’s four most festive resorts.
“Every day, Gaylord Hotels bring thousands of people together to share moments and memories, especially during the Christmas season,” said Rich Maradik, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Gaylord Hotels. “Our expertise in entertaining our guests translates into lasting memories that are far more meaningful when shared with others. So we are using the power of the Internet to enable our guests, their families and friends to share their favorite Christmas moments, wherever they have taken place.”
Everyone is invited to upload a favorite photo, pen a poem, write a story or post a video that exemplifies their personal spirit of Christmas. Family, friends and colleagues are sure to enjoy becoming part of this Christmas memory community by viewing the posts and sharing their own. Joining the fun is simple: visit http://www.ShareChristmasMemories.com from now through Dec. 28, 2009 to take part. The randomly chosen winner receives a Grand Prize trip for two to the Gaylord resort of their choice, which includes an atrium garden room for two nights, daily breakfast buffet, one spa treatment per person at Rel
Summit, NJ (PRWEB) August 24, 2010
Bill Millin, the Scottish bagpiper who played Highland tunes as his fellow commandos landed on Normandy beach on D-Day, died on Wednesday, August 18 in Devon, England.
When the Pipe Major Kevin Ray Blandford Memorial Pipe Band marches on to commence the Second Act of the 2010 edition of The Pipes of Christmas, they will play “Highland Laddie” and “The Road to the Isles” in memory of this outstanding soldier and piper.
Said “Pipes” executive producer Robert Currie, “Scotland has lost one of her last great heroes of the Second World War. Bill Millin represented all that was expected of a Scots soldier and piper; brave, determined and larger than life.
Immortalized in the 1962 film, “The Longest Day,” Millin was a 21-year-old private in Britain’s First Special Service Brigade on June 6, 1944 when his unit landed on a strip of beach which was code-named Sword Beach.
Millin had been summoned by the brigade’s commanding officer, Brigadier Simon Fraser – the 15th Lord Lovat and Hereditary Chief of the Clan Fraser.
Against orders dating back to World War I that prohibited the playing of bagpipes in battle conditions due to the high risk of attracting enemy fire, Lovat directed Millin to play on the beachhead. When Private Millin declined due to the standing War Office regulation, Lovat replied “Ah, but that’s the English War Office. You and I are both Scottish and that rule doesn’t apply.”
Following orders, Millin marched up and down Sword Beach playing the tunes requested of him from Lovat, including “Highland Laddie” and “The Road to the Isles.” Millin recalls his worst moments were when he was among the wounded. They wanted medical help and were shocked to see this figure strolling up and down playing the bagpipes.
To feel so helpless, Millin said afterwards, was horrifying. For many other soldiers, however, the piper provided a unique boost to their morale. Many years later, one of those soldiers, Tom Duncan said, “I shall never forget hearing the skirl of Bill Millin’s pipes. It is hard to describe the impact it had. It gave us a great lift and increased our determination. As well as the pride we felt, it reminded us of home and why we were there fighting for our lives and those of our loved ones.”
Millin was born in Glasgow in 1922 and lived with his family in Canada before returning to Scotland. After the war he found work on Lord Lovat’s estate near Inverness and later returned to piping as a member of a traveling theater company. In 1995, Millin played the pipes at Lord Lovat’s funeral.
He was described by his family as “an iconic part of all those who gave so much to free Europe from tyranny.”
Auld acquaintance will not be forgot.
About The Pipes of Christmas
The Pipes of Christmas is a beloved celebration of the music and poetry of Christmas in the Celtic lands. Produced by the Clan Currie Society, it is a wonderful platform from which to spotlight some of the finest musical talent in the Celtic world. It is also a vital source of scholarship funds to support the next generation of Scottish and Irish musicians.
First presented 12 years ago in Summit, NJ, the production has grown from strength to strength, selling out every year. Since its debut, nearly 15 thousand audience members have seen the live production while an astonishing 300 thousand additional cable subscribers have had access to our award-winning concert highlights through the Comcast and Verizon cable television platforms.
The concert has also received great critical acclaim. In his review for Classical New Jersey Magazine, Paul Somers wrote, “The whole evening was constructed to introduce gem after gem and still have a finale which raised the roof. In short, it was like a well constructed fireworks show on the Glorious Fourth. The Westfield (NJ) Leader described the concert as “a unique sound of power and glory nowhere else to be found.”
The concert moved to Manhattan in 1996 to the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church. 2010 marks the fifth anniversary of the Manhattan production. For a city that is not short of holiday programming from high-stepping holiday extravaganzas, magnificent oratorios by Haydn and classical ballets starring nutcrackers and sugar plumb fairies, New Yorkers didn’t wait until the end of that first concert to cast their vote of approval, treating the entire company to a standing ovation at the end of the First Act!
The 2010 concerts are made possible by a generous gift from Oban single malt scotch whisky. In addition to the Blandford band, the company includes Scottish country dance trio, Local Hero, harpist Jennifer Port from Golspie, Scotland, organist and composer, Jeff Rickard, the Solid Brass ensemble and many more. For complete details visit http://www.pipesofchristmas.com.
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Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) November 26, 2011
Struggling to stay afloat in a down economy, small business owners and entrepreneurs alike aren?t looking forward to spending extra funds on gifts for friends and family this year. In fact, they?re probably too busy to notice the twinkling lights, shiny bows and glistening snow.
Unsurprisingly, their priorities are elsewhere as we move into the holiday season and 2012. According to American Small Business Centers, the top challenges currently faced by our local small businesses are ?finding work,? followed by ?finding financing,? and having a ?lack of growth strategy.?
They?re preoccupied, exhausted and unable to envision where their business might be over the next year.