Did you know that Japan doesn’t celebrate Valentine’s Day?
Web Watch was shocked to hear this, just as you were we can imagine. Despite all the marketing that Hallmark and other greeting card companies have done thus far, could you believe that Japan has withstood that barrage of marketing and decided to do their own thing instead?
Web Watch loves to participate in any gift-receiving holiday. Christmas, Easter, Hanukah, Arbor Day – you name it, if we’re pretty much guaranteed of getting a gift, we’ll embrace whatever holiday traditions we need to.
Yeah, getting too much stuff is never boring. And as we’ve said previously, we had all our holiday shopping done in just a few hours, but we may have missed getting the Ultimate Christmas Gift for those we were handing out presents to.
It’s a commonly-asked question. If you believe retailers, all men want during major gift-giving season are the following:
Toys with remote controls
Other stuff that requires batteries
These are the types of things that get stacked up in the Men’s departments of various stores, and women are expected to buy these crappy-plastic items in the hopes of pleasing their needy, child-minded partners.
In case you haven’t, here’s a helpful tip: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FRESH AND FROZEN TURKEY is negligible. Some people would say that Fresh is always better… but if you’re one of those, you’ll need to keep in mind that a FRESH turkey must be cooked within 2 days of being purchased, according to the USDA’s guidelines on food safety. A frozen turkey make take days to thaw properly (figure about 1 day for every 4-5 pounds) — so if you were to start your frozen turkey thaw now, you should be good to go for the Thanksgiving holiday.
As for those who thought they’d go out and have already purchased their fresh, unfrozen turkey — they may want to be sure to keep that thing on ice for another day or two before beginning the brining process. Don’t want to give your Thanksgiving guests any food poisoning, do you?
Of all of the holidays in a year, Thanksgiving is typically the most stressful.
It’s a holiday where families are forced to be together. Forced to travel in crowded conditions. Forced to eat the same traditional dinner every year. Forced to rush out that night to get in line for those desired Doorbuster purchases.
Bosses: are you looking for what type of corporate holiday gifts you should be handing out to your employees at the end of the year?
It can be tough to choose – many organizations have extremely strict limits on how much of monetary value an individual can receive as a gift. Web Watch knows of one company that gave each employee a $50 gift card last year… along with the appropriate paperwork so the proper taxable amount was reported to the IRS.