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Weekly Topic Inspiration: The Meaning of Christmas, Hanukkah & Kwanzaa

  1. Simone Smith profile image89
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    We've only just hit the end of October, but already Christmas displays and products are showing up everywhere! It might seem early, but just like many stores out there, you can benefit from getting on the Christmas bandwagon early by writing your winter holiday Hubs now. This gives them enough time to gain some standing in search engine results before the traffic arrives in full.

    That's why this week's Weekly Topic Inspiration theme is the real meaning of Christmas (courtesy of kat11)! I hope you join us and share what Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa and other winter holiday customs, symbols, and words mean to you.

    Here are some commonly searched for terms to give you some inspiration:

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    Kwanzaa: what is kwanzaa, history of kwanzaa, history of kwanzaa, kwanzaa candle holder, origin of kwanzaa, symbols of kwanzaa, kwanzaa definition, happy kwanzaa, who celebrates kwanzaa, kwanzaa candles, kwanzaa songs, kwanzaa for kids, kwanzaa 2011, kwanzaa facts

    Hanukkah-related: story of hanukkah, hanukkah gelt, dreidel rules, hanukkah crafts for kids, jewish holidays, hanukkah decorations, hanukkah song, when is hanukkah, dreidel game, hanukkah gifts, hanukkah for kids, hanukkah greetings, hanukkah prayers, chanukah candles, meaning of chanukah

    If you'd like to join in on this week's topic by writing a Hub, follow these steps:

    1)    Click here to visit this week's topic.
    2)    Click the green button "answer this question".
    3)    Click the gray button below the box (leave that empty) that says "make a Hub about it."
    4)    Give your Hub a very specific title, like Easy Summer Gardening Projects for Kids or Challenging Summer Activities for Teens
    5)    Create good quality original content that hasn't been covered before.
    6)    After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this forum thread and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.

    For more information on the Weekly Topic Inspiration program, check out the Learning Center guide.

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    Big thanks to kat11 for this week's topic. I look forward to reading your holiday Hubs! Also, if you have any suggestions for future WTI topics, let me know!

    1. Laura du Toit profile image91
      Laura du Toitposted 5 years ago

      Hi Simone

      I posted a hub about Kwanzaa about 20 minutes ago in answer to a question from RedElf. I suppose there is no harm in posting my link here. Just a pity your weekly topic had not been posted when I published the hub. Oh well I suppose I'll have batter luck next time. sad

      http://lauradutoit.hubpages.com/hub/Kwa … elebration

      1. Simone Smith profile image89
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I say you and RedElf are just ahead of the curve! Thanks for sharing the Hub here- it's perfectly appropriate after all. It fits this week's theme exactly!

    2. melbel profile image92
      melbelposted 5 years ago

      I have a bunch of Christmas topics in mind that I might have to write about this week after I submit my contest topics for each day. I know a lot about Chanukah and would love to share my own experiences with that. I have the most beautiful menorah like evar (imo), but I don't know, haha, what I would say about it. tongue

      but Happy upcoming Chanukah!
      http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww26/warchildbosnia/lenoxmenorah.jpg

      1. Sue B. profile image90
        Sue B.posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Before even reading what you write- my first thought was that this was the prettiest monorah I have ever seen! lol

        1. melbel profile image92
          melbelposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I know, I am so very, very careful taking it out of its box each year.

      2. Simone Smith profile image89
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yep. That is indeed the prettiest. menorah. EVAR.  I'm really looking forward to reading your holiday Hubs, melbel!

        1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image88
          Patty Inglish, MSposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I feel the same about your holiday Hubs to come - I've never seen a menorah like this one.

      3. Purple Perl profile image78
        Purple Perlposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Absolutely beautiful menorah!

    3. wavegirl22 profile image45
      wavegirl22posted 5 years ago

      melbel

      I have to agree with Sue B.

      It is the prettiest menorah I have ever seen!!

      I see swans and a shofar in it. ..

      OMG I want one!!!!

      1. melbel profile image92
        melbelposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I'm pretty sure Lenox no longer carries this one. I bought it on clearance several years ago when the Lenox and Dansk outlets were going out. I do know that they pop up on eBay every year. My mother told me to buy this and sell it for more on eBay (L'Chaim by Lenox.) I was able to do this with the silverware set I bought, but my heart is attached to this piece.

        I think I've got an idea for a hub from this convo. Thanks, guys. smile

        1. Karanda profile image82
          Karandaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Perhaps you could start with a description and history behind the menorah. I've never heard of it but would love to hear a story of why it is so special to you and your family. Can't wait!

    4. Ilikemoncler profile image59
      Ilikemonclerposted 5 years ago

      Good topic, and also, I have to agree with Sue B.

    5. profile image56
      airjordansfusionsposted 5 years ago

      good topic

    6. Denise Handlon profile image85
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago

      wow! Where does the time go.  Already a new topic!

    7. RedElf profile image85
      RedElfposted 5 years ago

      Well, what do you know - I'm ahead of the game cool Thanks, Laura, for answering and I am off to read now.

      I agree - that menorah is one of the loveliest I've ever seen, and I look forward to reading lots of new hubs for this topic - well, and writing a few, too. big_smilebig_smilebig_smile

    8. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 5 years ago

      How about one that discusses what Christmas means to just one family?  Personal meaning, not that assigned by society?

      http://wilderness.hubpages.com/hub/true … ldren?done

      1. Simone Smith profile image89
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        How wonderful! I love what Christmas means to you personally!  A lot of your approaches and traditions reflect those I've enjoyed with my own family. And now I'm feeling all nostalgic!!

        1. wilderness profile image95
          wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Well, it's coming just around the corner.  I love the Christmas season and look forward to it each year. 

          This year we have all 6 of our grandchildren nearby for the first time - I'm expecting a really special holiday this year.

      2. Denise Handlon profile image85
        Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Beautiful hub, wilderness. smile

    9. Uninvited Writer profile image81
      Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

      I love it. I always have fun writing a Christmas hub that is not aimed at selling stuff only smile

    10. Melovy profile image96
      Melovyposted 5 years ago

      Here’s my Meaning of Christmas hub, about a story that inspired a 5 year old girl to give some very special presents .
      http://melovy.hubpages.com/hub/You-Can- … ld-To-Give

      1. Simone Smith profile image89
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Oh my gosh... this is such a wonderful Hub! I'm all warm and fuzzy inside after reading it.

        1. Melovy profile image96
          Melovyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks Simone.

      2. Denise Handlon profile image85
        Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Very cool story!

    11. oceansnsunsets profile image87
      oceansnsunsetsposted 5 years ago

      Here is my entry for What is the Meaning of Christmas for WTI.  I need to get back to doing this more, I always  liked it when I did it long ago.

      http://oceansnsunsets.hubpages.com/hub/ … -All-About

      I am sharing my opinion and views of Christmas in this hub and why I think its meaningful.  Thanks for the topic and look forward to more!

      1. Denise Handlon profile image85
        Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Loved your hub, oceansnsunsets.  Brought back some wonderful memories.

      2. Simone Smith profile image89
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, this is a lovely Hub indeed, and I appreciate the more in-depth explanation of Christmas you gave!

    12. hush4444 profile image66
      hush4444posted 5 years ago

      What a great topic.  Here's my offering on the Spirit of Christmas

      http://hush4444.hubpages.com/hub/TheSpi … asinHawaii

      1. Denise Handlon profile image85
        Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Great hub here hush4444.  I enjoyed reading it. smile

        1. hush4444 profile image66
          hush4444posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I appreciate that, Denise.  I enjoyed thinking about our Hawaiian Christmas to come!

      2. Simone Smith profile image89
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Great Hub indeed! Though now I really want to go to Hawaii T____T

    13. RedElf profile image85
      RedElfposted 5 years ago

      Sheesh - I finally made it back here with a hub!

      Favorite Traditions Keep the Meaning of Christmas Alive

      Some lovely entries here - been doing lots of reading!
      Cheers!

      1. Denise Handlon profile image85
        Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Cool hub smile

      2. Simone Smith profile image89
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Love this! I've learned my 'new thing of the day' courtesy of your fun fact about holly and ivy!

    14. Uninvited Writer profile image81
      Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

      Two of my favourite Christmas movies:

      http://uninvitedwriter.hubpages.com/hub … e-Actually

      1. Denise Handlon profile image85
        Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Cool!

      2. Simone Smith profile image89
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        YAY! These are great ones! I really need to watch them again. About a Boy is great, and Love Actually is one of my favorites too!

    15. cardelean profile image88
      cardeleanposted 5 years ago

      Ok, I have finally gotten a chance to participate this week.  I have really missed the WTI!

      Here's mine about the Christmas Orange.

      http://cardelean.hubpages.com/hub/The-C … -Tradition

      1. Denise Handlon profile image85
        Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It is a lovely hub, Cara and I'm glad you finally had a chance to jump on the bandwagon, busy lady, and write another hub.  smile   Enjoyed reading it.

      2. Simone Smith profile image89
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, this is fabulous! I love that tradition... now I have half a mind to bring it into my own family!

    16. Evylyn Rose profile image88
      Evylyn Roseposted 5 years ago

      Feeling left out (as usual), I wrote about Yule and Christmas and the importance of looking past theological differences to celebrate all holidays together.

      http://evylynrose.hubpages.com/hub/Yule … stmas?done

      1. Denise Handlon profile image85
        Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for sharing your information.  I found it interesting and hope you participate in more of the weekly topics.  smile

        1. Evylyn Rose profile image88
          Evylyn Roseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I'm glad you enjoyed it. wink I definitely hope to join in some more. These weekly topics can certainly make for some good inspiration!

      2. Simone Smith profile image89
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Sorry I left Yule out of the title! I don't mean to leave it out- there are just so many winter holidays @_@
        Though you've made me remember that I should write a Hub about celebrating Bodhi Day! It's something I did as a kid with my family that nobody else seemed to even be aware of.

        1. Evylyn Rose profile image88
          Evylyn Roseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          If after a decade of paying any mind to such things I haven't gotten used to it, there's a real problem. XD Besides, you leaving out Yule is what inspired my hub in the first place. Thanks. wink

    17. Denise Handlon profile image85
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago
      1. Simone Smith profile image89
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Love these!
        Your story about the manger is sweet and I love the lesson you share.  And hurrah for your Christmas traditions!

    18. Melovy profile image96
      Melovyposted 5 years ago

      I found an old poem written on this subject when I was seventeen. Here it is, along with what I might say to that seventeen -year-old now.
      http://melovy.hubpages.com/hub/The-Mean … r-old-self

      1. Simone Smith profile image89
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        This was really sweet! I wish I could go back and talk to my 17-year-old self... what a cool format for a Hub!

    19. melbel profile image92
      melbelposted 5 years ago

      I couldn't get Christmas topics done in time for this one, but I still will get them done before Christmas. sad

      1. Simone Smith profile image89
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I'll keep an eye out for 'em!

    20. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

      Hey y'all! The new WTI thread is up! This week's theme is Child Care and Babysitting! http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/86402

    21. melbel profile image92
      melbelposted 5 years ago

      I want to write a hub on the dreidel game. However, it's kind of... well not just kind of.. it's totally gambling. However, it's like a kids game and has a cool history and neat facts.

      To write or not to write, that is the question?

      Would Google/HP not be keen on an innocent hub on a gambling game for kids?

    22. melbel profile image92
      melbelposted 5 years ago

      I'm so sorry that I'm late in the game. (I feel like a jerk for bumping this topic, again.) But, I wanted to share my late entry to Weekly Topic Inspiration

      Eight Hanukkah Songs for Eight Nights of Celebration
      http://melbel.hubpages.com/hub/Hanukkah-Songs

      I want to get more Hanukkah hubs out, but I've got to get through my other hubs for the month before I do any planning for that. Fortunately, Hanukkah is late this year, so hopefully I'll have time.

     
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