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[pic=right]http://www.planet-9.com/gallery/files/3/planet9holiday.jpg[/pic] Planet-9 Wishes you a Safe and Happy Holiday Season! Are you looking for that last minute holiday gift item? Why not give one of our Planet-9 calendars to help the recipient keep track of their lives in 2010, all the while enjoying a fabulous picture of one of our members' cars each month? Those Planet-9 steins make excellent stocking stuffers! What could be better than shopping from the convenience of your computer at our Planet-9 shop? No long lines, no fighting for parking spaces at the mall, and gift wrap is available!

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Speaking of stocking stuffers, I thought our members might enjoy a little holiday cheer whether you celebrate Christmas or some other holiday the story of how stuffing stockings got started is an interesting one and one that can help us reflect on a time before Porsches and many of the luxury conveniences that we have to be thankful for today.

Christmas Stockings - Many families will hang large brightly colored Christmas stockings over the fireplace or on the walls of their homes during Christmastime in the hopes that Santa Claus will fill them with toys, treats, and goodies. In fact, families have been hanging stockings for as long as there have been stockings!

It’s hard for kids to understand today, but for many hundreds of years, most people only had one or two suits of clothing to wear. When their cloths were dirty, they would be washed and then hung up (hopefully near a fire) to dry. Non-essential clothing, such as socks and gloves were especially valuable and a child was unlikely to have more than one pair and was expected to take good care of that one!

If a parent wanted to “hide” a treat (such as a small piece of candy) where they were sure it would be found, they would put it in a child’s stocking and it would be found the next morning.

When Clement Clarke Moore published his famous poem “Twas the night before Christmas” in 1822, the first paragraph talked about hanging stockings:

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

Eventually, it became a general tradition that Christmas gifts were left in the stockings hung up on Christmas Eve. Any parent who has a child can easily understand that the kids figured out that if they hung bigger stockings, they might get bigger or more treats, so the size of the stockings grew with each passing Christmas. Even when the families celebrating Christmas grew wealthy enough that they exchanged larger boxed presents, the tradition of hanging up stockings continued (as did the warning that if you were not well behaved, you might not get any presents – just a lump of coal in your stocking).

So be sure to hang up your stocking and hope that Santa Claus brings you a present, perhaps that Planet-9 calendar that you want for yourself, instead of a lump of coal.
 

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Is it 3 months free, like a trial offer? It looks like it is 3 months free with purchase...so a 1 year membership would become a 15 month membership for the same price.
 

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Christmas Stockings - Very nice K-man!
I have many great memories of hanging the biggest stocking I could find when I was a child. I never got a lump of coal or a switch!
Have a Merry Christmas and a great 2010 !
Kirk
 

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Is it 3 months free, like a trial offer? It looks like it is 3 months free with purchase...so a 1 year membership would become a 15 month membership for the same price.
It us the latter, but guess what it comes with a money back guarantee, if you don't use the card within a year you can get your purchase price back, their guarantee information is on their site.
 

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^Welcome to the site and Merry Christmas to all.
 
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