Happy Holidays: Don’t Forget to Invoice Tomorrow

It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful LifePhoto by SqueakyMarmot (Flickr)

Good Afternoon, Writers!

With the holidays right around the corner, please don’t forget to invoice TOMORROW to be paid on Thursday. The pay schedule will also be changed next week to work around the New Year; invoices next week should also be submitted by Wednesday, 12/29/10, to be paid the following day.

To continue in the holiday spirit, here are a few fun facts about some of the December holidays.

We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season!

  • Franklin Pierce was the first president to decorate the White House Christmas tree.
  • It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) is on TV more than any other holiday movie, and was inspired by the small town of Seneca Falls, NY. Heather will be spending Christmas in Seneca Falls with her future in-laws.
  • “Jingle Bells” was actually intended to be a Thanksgiving song – but now it is a popular Christmas carol.


    SufganiyotPhoto by grongar (Flickr)

  • The traditional Hanukkah treat, sufganiyot, similar to a jelly-filled doughnut, is fried in oil to remind people of the one-day supply of oil that lasted eight days.
  • Olive oil was originally used to light the candles of the Hanukkah menorah; today many families use brightly colored taper candles.
  • Kwanzaa is celebrated from December 26th to January 1st; it is a Swahili word meaning “fresh fruits”.

A Kwanzaa CelebrationPhoto by soulchristmas (Flickr)

  • Kwanzaa was introduced by Maulana Karenga, an African-American studies professor at California States University in Long Beach, California in 1966. The holiday places a high value on family and the contributions of the African-American community.
  • The Winter Solstice is celebrated as the first day of winter. 2010 is the first in approximately 400 years to coincide with a lunar eclipse.
  • The etymology of the word “solstice” can be traced back to ancient Latin and means “sun” + “to stand still”.

We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season!

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6 comments on “Happy Holidays: Don’t Forget to Invoice Tomorrow
  1. Gina says:

    Happy Holidays to everyone there! 🙂

  2. QualityGal says:

    Thank you Gina, Happy Holidays to you as well!

  3. Merry Christmas to all. May this holiday season be magical and a blessing for the Quality Gal family of writers.

  4. QualityGal says:

    Hi Winona, Happy holidays! We hope you enjoy your holiday as well.

  5. Sheila says:

    Merry Christmas to everyone! I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season full of family and blessings and good health!

  6. QualityGal says:

    Happy Holidays, Shelia! Stay warm!