Album Art – Doug Henders – Around the World in a Day

Open your heart, open your mind
A train is leaving all day
A wonderful trip through our time
And laughter is all you pay

This is where I’ll talk about the Album Art I like. That is one of the benefits of 12″ vinyl albums, the cool packaging surrounding the record. Here I’ll research the creations that we all loved as children, teenagers, and adults. I’ll try to find as much information on the artists as possible.

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Why Do We Put Up Christmas Trees?

“We’re kicking off our fun, old-fashioned family Christmas by heading out into the country in the old front-wheel drive sleigh to embrace the frosty majesty of the winter landscape and select that most important of Christmas symbols.” — Clark Griswold

Long before the advent of Christianity, plants, and trees that remained green all year had a special meaning for people in the winter. Just as people today decorate their homes during the festive season with pine, spruce, and fir trees, ancient peoples hung evergreen boughs over their doors and windows. In many countries, evergreens were believed to keep away witches, ghosts, evil spirits, and illness.

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