A Very Merry Mailing List

Holiday cheer is easy to spread – all it takes is a little extra effort and care. One way to put a smile on the faces of the ones you love, or to show business clients and employees that you care, is to send a friendly holiday greeting card. But if you send a card, you need to make sure it will bring more smiles than cringing. To help you along, this infographic presents twelve tips to make your holiday card personal, professional, and a joy to behold. Be original, be personal, and above all be professional! Everyone loves feeling like they’re being treated to something special and well-thought out. Like they say: in a gift, it really is the thought that counts. So follow the lead of these cute and knowledgeable animals and put your best paw forward this season!

Where is Hot Now?

Feast your eyes upon 11 sun spoilt hotspots which could provide you with the perfect winter getaway. Picture yourself in Dubai enjoying sizzling temperatures of 31°C, lazing by the pool with a book and a cooling cocktail in hand, or imagine yourself exploring the hidden coves full of exotic fish and corals in the various diving sites of Cuba. The memory of Britain’s sub-zero temperatures could soon be thawed by the scorching holiday heat.

What are the strongest pulling factors for visiting Barcelona?

Why does Barcelona manage to attraction over 7,000,000 visitors every year? And why is this number still increasing? It may seem like a mystery, but when you take a look at this infographic about the most recommended attractions by over 1400 visitors from 15 different countries… Well, it’s rather clear why Barcelona stands out above other cities not just in Spain, but in the world.

Does the nationality of a visitor change what they would recommend? Apparently so. While many of the top 5 favourite attractions from country to country are similar, when you reach the Nordic regions, there’s a clear preference for the beaches of Barcelona. Interesting.

Finally, does staying longer in Barcelona change the recommendation? Again, it seems so! Visitors who stay more than a week are less likely to recommend the most obvious answers like the Sagrada Familia, and they tend to prefer recommend lesser visited places like Tibidabo.

Daylight Saving Time – A Historical and Practical Guide

March 9 is daylight saving time! If you’re like Monica Siguenza, a designer at ProPoint Graphics, the thought of losing an hour of sleep leads you to wonder why we go through the disruption each year. “I was always confused by the change and I came to find that I wasn’t the only one,” she says. “It’s something that we are very familiar with since we do it every year, yet we don’t quite fully understand why.”

One reason for daylight saving time is to conserve energy, but there isn’t much information or many hard facts on how much energy we really save. The monetary impact remains ambiguous as well. What we do know is that when spring rolls around people have extra time to exercise, which can be relaxing after a long day at work. A small shift in time can affect our behavior and lifestyles, even though the amount of hours remains the same. It’s the difference between being on the couch and being outdoors.

Here are 12 facts about daylight saving time (one for every hour) that will help you get ready for the big “spring forward” and learn the history behind changing our clocks.

What Your Christmas Lights Say About You

Have you ever wondered why you picked a certain Christmas light or holiday decoration color? Maybe these colors are so in tune with your personality that they emotionally mean something to you. Psychologically speaking, the colors you choose for your Christmas lights do say something about you, find out what so next time you’re out shopping for Christmas lights or holiday decor you’ll know which to choose for the right impression!