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If you know someone who’s looking for a great West Sacramento apartment rental, refer them to Courtyard Village and receive a credit toward your rent (please contact your apartment leasing office for the current resident referral bonus*).
To be eligible, you must be a current resident in good standing at the time your friend moves in. The resident referral bonus will be applied to your rental account after they’ve moved in. Don’t delay, the more you refer the more you earn!
HOT OFF THE PRESS
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, COLORADO--(Nov 28, 2013) - The North American Aerospace Defense Command is prepared to track Santa's yuletide journey! The newly redesigned NORAD Tracks Santa website, www.noradsanta.org, goes live Sunday, Dec. 1 featuring a holiday countdown, daily games and activities, videos, music and more. Beyond a new look, features such as a 3D globe and new interactive games take advantage of today's modern web. The site is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Chinese.
Interesting Christmas Facts
There are many interesting facts surrounding the Yuletide season. Some of these are centred around the myths and old wives' tales that inspired many of the customs we now see today while others depict actual events that occurred during the period. A few of these are presented below for your reading enjoyment.
- Each year more than 3 billion Christmas cards are sent in the U.S. alone.
- All the gifts in the Twelve Days of Christmas would equal 364 gifts.
- According to the Guinness world records, the tallest Christmas tree ever cut was a 221-foot Douglas fir that was displayed in 1950 at the Northgate Shopping Center in Seattle, Washington.
- It was once believed that any woman who went under a mistletoe and was not kissed would not marry the coming year.
- The world’s largest Christmas stocking measured 106 feet and 9 inches (32.56 m) long and 49 feet and 1 inch (14.97 m) wide. It weighed as much as five reindeer and held almost 1,000 presents. It was made by the Children’s Society in London on December 14, 2007.
- Christmas trees usually grow for about 15 years before they are sold.
- Alabama was the first state in the United States to officially recognize Christmas in 1836, Christmas wasn’t declared an official holiday in the United States until June 26, 1870.
- Oklahoma was the last U.S. state to declare Christmas a legal holiday, in 1907.
- There are two competing claims as to which president was the first to place a Christmas tree in the White House. Some scholars say President Franklin Pierce did in 1856; others say President Benjamin Harrison brought in the first tree in 1889. President Coolidge started the White House lighting ceremony in 1923.
- There are approximately 21,000 Christmas tree farms in the United States. In 2008, nearly 45 million Christmas trees were planted, adding to the existing 400 million trees.
Calendar of Events
December 1st Rent is due
December 6th Rent is late (fees applied)
December 7th Pearl Harbor Day / Pot Luck
December 21st First Day of Winter
December 25th Christmas Day
Santas Sugar Cookies
1 C. oil
1 C. powdered sugar
1 C butter (do not use margarine or Naughty Elves will visit you)
1 C. white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
4 C. plus 4 T. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. salt
Cream oil, powdered sugar, butter and white sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; cream this mixture very well. Sift flour, baking soda cream of tartar and salt. Add to the creamed mixture and cream well again until thoroughly mixed. CHILL COVERED OVERNIGHT. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll into balls the size of walnuts. Roll balls in sugar, put on cookie sheet and flatten with a glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for about 11 minutes. Do NOT over bake. This will make about six dozen. MMMMMMmmmmm. More likely five dozen since these cookies mysteriously disappear when kids are around.