Christmas Checklist (Day 6): Giving Books is a Holiday Tradition

Black Friday might be over, but Cyber Monday is just a couple days away. We’re starting the sale early with a special Cyber Monday Sneak Peek, which includes some fun books for the family. Giving books has been an important holiday tradition in one particular country for many decades. Find out which country and check out our article on better ways to give books for Christmas below. Enjoy LTD’s Cyber Monday Sneak Peek!


We’ve Got Low-Priced Books for All Ages

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Enjoy the work of three #1 New York Times bestselling authors with these Famous Author 3-Book Sets. Sit back this holiday season, relax and get lost in stories by Danielle Steel, Debbie Macomber, or Nora Roberts.

In Charlie the Ranch Dog Picture Books, Ree Drummond introduces kids to her beloved, short-legged pup. He has dangly ears, floppy skin, big paws and loves living in the country. Packed with colorful illustrations.

The best-selling Minecraft 4-Book Box Set features the game’s popular handbooks in a stunning, gold-foiled slipcase. Each handbook has tips and key information from the game’s creator to help you build your world.

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Christmas Fun Fact #6

DID YOU KNOW: One of Iceland’s deepest Christmas traditions is to give books to each other on Christmas Eve. Families spend the night reading their new books. The tradition is responsible for the “Christmas Book Flood,” an affectionate name for the big wave of book sales that occurs between September and November as families prepare for their favorite Christmas Eve tradition. Learn a few new fun ways to give books below.


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Better Ways to Give Books for Christmas
Books can be the star of your Christmas show or a solid supporting character. If you’re taking a chance on a new author or genre, you’re probably wondering how you can turn a humble paperback into one of the most interesting presents under the tree. Learn a few tricks on how to use books to create the perfect holiday gift.

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Christmas Checklist (Day 5): Get Into the Christmas Spirit

Black Friday is here, and we’ve got hundreds of discounts for you to explore. It’s the perfect time to stock up on everything you need for Christmas, from the finishing touches for your Christmas decor to a cute holiday mug to enjoy your favorite hot beverage as the weather begins to get colder. It’s officially Christmas season. Explore outstanding deals, and get into the Christmas spirit with fun facts about our favorite holiday songs.


Black Friday Christmas Deals

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The cheery Holiday Marquee Sign features a festive, uplifting holiday word and illuminates with white light. Place it on a shelf, mantel or any flat surface to brighten up any room with the spirit of the Christmas season.

Enjoy any classic cookies-and-milk combo with Set of 2 Cookie Mugs. Each adorable snowman has a wide, open mouth on the bottom that’s designed to keep holiday cookies or marshmallows warm and within reach.

Celebrate the flavors of the holiday season with Taste of Home Christmas Cookbook. With its 465 seasonal recipes, you’ll find new Christmas favorites with every turn of the page, from savory appetizers to tasty treats.

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Christmas Fun Fact #5

DID YOU KNOW: “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is as popular in Australia as it is here, but the lyrics are entirely different. Instead of partridges, turtle doves and all the other birds, the Aussies use wombats, emus and all other kinds of wildlife from the outback. Learn the lyrics, and read on for more Christmas song facts.


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Interesting Facts About Our Favorite Holiday Songs
If there is anything that can bring us back to our fondest memories of the holidays, it’s the music. From 19th century Christmas carols to the magical voice of Bing Crosby, some of the very best holiday music is deeply rooted in the past. Discover a couple things about some of the songs that are always on our playlists during the holiday season with these interesting facts about our favorite Christmas carols and holiday tunes.

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Christmas Checklist (Day 4): Forever Thankful for Family Time

Happy Thanksgiving! For LTD’s Day 4 Black Friday Deals, we’re bringing attention to some products that’ll make your family time more memorable during the holiday season. Challenge the family to build a complex puzzle, read a holiday story to the kids or enjoy a classic treat with a glass of milk on Christmas Eve. Learn about what kids from around the world leave out for Santa, as well as tips for a stress-free holiday below.


Gifts for Family Time During the Holidays

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Inspire new memories while piecing together the good old days with 1,000-Pc. Nostalgic Puzzles. Features a collage of familiar favorites from the past. Assemble these delightful puzzles on our large felt Puzzle Mat.

The Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Tin is filled with bite-sized versions of this popular treat. A lovely seasonal image adorns the exterior of the tin, which can be reused for storage or decor when the cookies are finished.

Enjoy a delightful, classic story during the holiday season with Inspirational Timeless Legend Stories. Each book features vibrant illustrations, and a page that explains the meaning behind familiar holiday traditions.

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Christmas Fun Fact #4

DID YOU KNOW: In America, its traditional to leave out milk and cookies for Santa. But this tradition varies from country to country. In Sweden, kids offer up coffee to keep Santa awake. In Ireland, a pint of Guinness isn’t out of the ordinary. In Chile, families leave out a sweet type of sponge cake known as Pan de Pascua.


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Christmas Planning Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday
I’m not sure how this seems to happen every single year. The holidays sort of hide out there in the shadows, and when everyone least expects it–BAM! They jump out and surprise us. We wake up and realize we don’t have much time until Christmas. Why do we put everything off and make it so stressful for ourselves and our loved ones? Form a plan and make your holidays easier this time around with a few of these Christmas tips.

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Christmas Checklist (Day 3): Make Your Pet’s Holiday Special

Day 3 of LTD’s Black Friday Deals is focused on finding that perfect present for the pet in your family. Don’t leave your dog or cat out of the Christmas festivities. Find a pet bed or toy to keep them cozy or entertained during the holidays, learn some facts about the most famous Christmas pets and find more gift ideas below to make your pet’s holiday special.


Black Friday Bargains for Pets

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Give your small dog or cat a soft spot to rest during the holidays with this Fashion Stripe Pet Cuddler. The cuddler’s cave shape and plush fabric gives your pet the feeling of being swaddled for warmth and security.

Your pooch won’t be able to get enough of the Dog Breed Squeakie Pup Pad. It has 11 squeakers, and no stuffing so your pet can’t make a mess. Cute design and plush textures make it look like your favorite breed.

Treat your furry friend to a tasty game of fetch with an 8-Pc. Yummy Ball Pack. The tennis balls are infused with tasty flavors dogs love. Your pup will salivate with joy when they see this flavored toy flying their way.

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Christmas Fun Fact #3

DID YOU KNOW: Reindeer were first domesticated by humans as early as 3,000 years ago. Today, almost half of the reindeer world population is domesticated. Anthropologists theorize that the reason why reindeer pull Santa’s sleigh isn’t just because reindeer are associated with the cold climate where Santa lives. In fact, some ancient cultures depicted the reindeer as leaping through the air. Though it might be a coincidence, a few ancient stone carvings show these leaping reindeer in an image that brings to mind the reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh. Find the perfect present for your domesticated dog or cat this season with gift ideas below.


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Tips on Buying Christmas Presents for Pets
Pets are an important part of the family. Just because they can’t open presents or help hang the ornaments doesn’t mean you have to leave them out of the holidays entirely. Just because they don’t understand what Christmas is doesn’t mean they won’t appreciate a thoughtful Christmas gift. If you’re looking for the perfect gift to make your pet’s Christmas extra special this year, check out this article to find a few great gift ideas.

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Black Friday Preview: Your Destination for Great Deals

The wait is almost over. We’re just a short weekend away from the start of LTD’s Black Friday deals. Now is the time to solidify your Black Friday battle plan, to finalize that Christmas list and make sure your computer, tablet or smartphone is charged and ready to go. LTD is getting ready to unveil great Christmas gifts for your entire family, as well as holiday decorations and stocking stuffers, all at bargain prices. With all kinds of gifts for everyone on your list, LTD is more than ready to be your one-stop shop for Black Friday discounts. Here are a few things you can look forward to during our Black Friday sales, as well as some tips for the big day.

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Make LTD Commodities Your Black Friday Destination

Everything You Need — All In One Place
LTD literally has gifts for everyone on your list. Clothes and jewelry, toys and electronics, books and gifts for pets. Use your Black Friday savings to stock up on extra presents, hostess gifts, stocking stuffers and more!

Easy Online Navigation — Shop From Home
Black Friday is notorious for making families choose between spending time with each other and waiting in line. With LTD’s online shopping experience, you can spend time with family and still get those great deals.


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Black Friday: How to Stay Focused on Family
It can be hard to focus on spending quality time with the family while you’re trying to find Black Friday deals. Here’s a few ideas on how to prepare for Black Friday so you can stay focused on family this Thanksgiving.


Give Thanks for Deals Every Day
If you start your Black Friday shopping with LTD, you’ll be able to round out your Christmas list for everyone on your list, from your closest family and friends to gifts for your holiday hosts, neighbors or distant relatives. Make sure to stop by every day next week to see what kind of deals we will have for you and your family.

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Time To Rethink Your Christmas Gift Game Plan

Holiday shopping gets easier and easier as we start knocking off items on our list and establish momentum. But finding those first few items isn’t always so simple. Our Christmas shopping lists seem to get a bit longer every year, making it more important as we start each new holiday season to come up with the right strategy to fit our family needs and budget. Rethink your Christmas gift game plan this year with these LTD articles.

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5 Gifts You Should Wait Until After Christmas to Buy
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two of the biggest shopping days of the year for good reason. Bargain prices, shipping promotions and great deals on some of the year’s hottest items allow us to stock up for the Christmas season at a convenient time and save a lot of money in the process. But there are a few products you’re better off buying after Christmas. Get the inside scoop on what big ticket items you can check off your wish list after Christmas so you can take advantage of the Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals coming up.

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Holiday Toys: Tips On Buying Christmas Gifts That Last
To save yourself some stress, it’s a good idea to start checking off your Christmas list sooner rather than later. There are many benefits of buying Christmas toys early. But even if you’re giving yourself plenty of time to find the perfect toy for the kids in your life, there’s always a chance their excitement for the item on Christmas morning will dwindle a few weeks later. Few toys stand the test of time, but there are some that will make you feel like you’re getting your money’s worth when they’re still using it months down the road.

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Helpful Tips To Start Your Holiday Shopping Season

Starting your holiday shopping can seem like a daunting task at the beginning of the season. We have new people to shop for, new ages to shop for, and new trends to keep in mind to please everyone on our list. It’s pretty common to feel like we have to start our holiday shopping season from scratch every year. Discover a few tips to help you start Christmas shopping and give great gifts this year with our weekly articles from LTD.

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How to Shop Online for Clothes for Holiday Gifts
Clothes are some of the most difficult things to shop for on most of our Christmas lists. Getting the right size and trying to pin down everyone’s fashion preferences seems like enough of a hassle to keep us out of the online clothing racks. If you are stressed about finding clothing online, check out this quick guide to buying clothes as holiday gifts so you can start crossing names off your Christmas list before Thanksgiving begins.

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Aspiring Athletes
Finding the perfect gift for your little athlete might turn out to be a little harder than you expected. You might be hesitating because you’re overwhelmed by all the different types of sports gear, trying to figure out which sport to focus on for the kid who likes everything or trying to find a substitute for the overpriced sports gift that is just out of your budget. Solve your final Christmas crisis with these holiday gift ideas for aspiring athletes.

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Host and Hostess Gift Ideas
Holiday parties are an exciting part of the winter months, but if you’ve ever tried to put one together yourself, then you know that throwing them can be a lot of work. Every host and hostess should be properly thanked for putting together an amazing party, preparing that delicious holiday feast or just for inviting people to their homes. Here are five great gift ideas to help you prepare for the holiday parties you’ll be attending this year.

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Early Christmas Bargains Available Right Now

Getting your house decorated for the holidays gets tougher and tougher as the months fly by. Soon summer will be over, fall will kick in, Halloween will transform into Thanksgiving and you’ll be left staring at the to-do list wondering how Christmas could really be a few weeks away. It’s easier to start shopping when the deals start popping up in summer. Explore LTD’s early Christmas bargains and save yourself some holiday stress.

Christmas Curb Appeal

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The Light Flurries Outdoor Light Show accents the entire exterior of your home with a magical snowfall. Its self-contained design can be easily moved and set up in minutes. The rotating mirrored ball inside the unit reflects thousands of cascading snowflakes on solid surfaces. It covers up to 60 feet wide and 4 stories tall, has variable speed control and can be used inside as well. Put the true meaning of Christmas on display in your front yard with the 3-Pc. Solar Nativity Silhouette Stake Set. Mary prays over baby Jesus and Joseph is holding a solar-powered lantern that lights up the scene with an enchanting white glow. Decorated with red berries, natural pine cones and faux pine needles, the Holiday Monogram Wreath is exactly what you need to freshen up your front door for Christmas. The center monogram and burlap bow give it a personal touch.

Holiday Home Decor Favorites

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Accent a staircase, entryway or almost any other flat surface using the Lighted Holiday Lamppost. Its lighted design adds holiday warmth to your Christmas decor and can easily serve as a focal point in any room. Get ready for a ton of compliments from guests during the holiday season when you set out the adorable Set of 6 Reindeer Tea Light Holders. Each metal reindeer has a spot on its back to hold the tea light or LED tea light candle of your choice. Keep your little herd together or split them up around the house. Nobody will be able to miss the bold and trendy Holiday Marquee Sign. The cheery sign illuminates with white light for a classic movie theater appeal. Incorporate it into your Christmas decor on any flat surface and spread holiday cheer.

Magical Christmas Towns to Visit in America

Whether your highly-anticipated summer vacation is a couple weeks away or already in the rearview mirror, you’ve probably already started planning your next getaway. If you’re looking for a break from the same old Christmas gathering, consider packing up the family and heading to one of these magical Christmas towns.

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Durango, Colorado
This small Rocky Mountain mining town knows how to do Christmas right. Its main attraction is the Durango Polar Express, which recreates the classic Christmas tale. Families can take a ride on the Silverton Railroad at night through snowy winter settings. Hot cocoa and cookies are served while the story is read, ending as the train arrives at the “North Pole” where Santa Claus awaits. During the day, the steam engine also goes on Christmas tree trips where passengers can cut down their own tree and haul it back to the train station.

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Santa Claus, Indiana
Originally called Santa Fe, this tiny southern Indiana town was forced to change its name during the middle of the nineteenth century, choosing to adopt the name Santa Claus. It didn’t take too long for a load of letters to start arriving from hopeful kids trying to send their lists to Santa. Instead of changing its name again, the town started responding to the letters, and has written back to every child for over a century. The town might not be a Christmas destination, but if your kid wants to write a letter to Santa, you’re guaranteed a response.

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Park City, Utah
Utah is home to some of the most festive Christmas towns in America. One of the most visually stunning is Park City. Nestled southeast of Salt Lake City in the Wasatch Back of the Rocky Mountains, the old mining town is known for being one of the main locations for the Sundance Film Festival. But during the Christmas season, covered in snow, surrounded by ski resorts and illuminated with white lights, it looks like a classic Christmas portrait. There’s even a life-sized gingerbread house made out of thousands of sugary cookies.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
With all the commercialization that goes on during the holidays, it can be rare to find a city-wide Christmas celebration that’s structured around the true meaning of the holiday. New Orleans may be known for Mardi Gras, but it’s also home to one of the largest Christmas carol gatherings in the United States. Thousands of people come together dressed in Santa hats and holiday garb to sing Christmas carols by candlelight. The backdrop of the brightly lit St. Louis Cathedral helps set the scene, which gets bigger and bigger ever year.

Does your city, town or village celebrate Christmas in a big way? Have you visited one of these destinations or have one of your own to share? Comment below with your favorite places to celebrate the holidays!

Summer Christmas Special: LTD’s Early Planning Tips

Summer is nearing an end and the holidays are a lot closer than we think. Learn some early planning tips and how to make Christmas work all year long with these informative articles from LTD Commodities.

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4 Non-Christmas Ways to Decorate with Christmas Lights
Few things are as frustrating during the holidays as untangling Christmas lights from the previous year. But there might be a few ways to put some of those Christmas lights to use all year long, or at least during the summer months. Find out if these four non-holiday ways to decorate with Christmas lights work for you.

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Tweaking Traditional Christmas Dishes for Summer Palates
Americans tend to look forward to holiday dishes more than any other type of meal. There’s no denying that most of us wouldn’t mind ripping a few pages out of our Christmas recipe books earlier in the year to satisfy a holiday craving. Take a crack at tweaking Christmas dishes for summer palates with these how-to tips.

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The Mind-Boggling Benefits of Buying Christmas Toys Early
Whether it’s the high demand of a seasonal toy, a last-minute sale or long lines that make us long for an online option, holiday toy shopping can break Christmas spirits. If you’re thinking, “There has to be another way,” these mind-boggling benefits of buying Christmas toys early might be exactly what you’re looking for.

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Christmas Stories with Morals for Any Time of Year
Some of the best stories were created with Christmas as their cornerstones. Not only do these classics bring us back to our favorite memories, they’re also perfect because of the morals they introduced us to. Introduce your kids to the same life lessons by reading these Christmas stories with great morals for any time of year.