The New Year is fast approaching and while you are enjoying the festive holidays you may be reflecting on your achievements of the past year and what the New Year will bring. Do not dwell to long on any achievements you failed to reach but rather make a quick note as to why you did not reach them, was the targets to high or the time scale to short, or maybe you were just not ready or you were not organised enough to reach them.
You have just given your self the information you need to make next years goals achievable. Do not set your goals to high (or to low) and give your self enough time to complete them, too much time and you will put your goals off till it is to late, to short time and you will over run and suffer disappointment. The key to success is being realistic and organised. With being organised in mind, here are a few things to help you along the way.
Thank you cards
What a better way to show your appreciation for the meals and parties your were invited too or the wonderful gifts your received than to take the time to send the host or sender a thank you card.
Chinese New Year
The Chinese New Year falls on the 10th February this year and it is the year of the snake. Now you may or may not celebrate the Chinese New Year but many people follow their Chinese birth sign along with their zodiac sign so it is a nice touch to send them a card wishing them good luck and prosperity in their year of the snake. The Chinese Zodiac runs on a twelve year cycle but on a lunar year so New Year can happen between the 21st January and the 20th February, this means that people with birthdays around this time maybe year of the Dragon or year of the Horse and not the Snake.
The 14th February is celebrated by lovers the world over, they may call it Valentine's Day or Saint Valentine's Day or even the Feast of Saint Valentine. It is an opportunity to reaffirm your affections to a loved one or to venture to express your hidden love for a friend. This is usually done with the sending of cards that are adorned with harts, flowers and cupids. For more inspiration and info check out http://www.squidoo.com/valentines-day9 Valentine’s Day Squidoo lens
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Saint Patrick’s Day
17th March is no longer just a feast day for the patron saint of
but has become a
celebration of all things Irish. With many parades and parties happening the
world over it is a time to show off your Irish side. This may be a bit
confusing for some as Saint Patrick is know for driving all the snakes out of Ireland and
this being the year of the snake. Ireland
Mother's Day / Mothering Sunday
Mothering Sunday in the UK is the fourth Sunday in lent which falls on the 18th March this year while Mothers Day in many other countries around the world falls on Sunday the 12th May with some celebrating on the 13th May.
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