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Avoid the nightmare before Christmas and book holiday parties early at The Whaling Station

For many, the nightmare before Christmas surrounds the early run-up to the holiday.

Monterey, CA, October 13, 2019 — For many, the nightmare before Christmas surrounds the early run-up to the holiday. But The Whaling Station on Cannery Row believes the real nightmare is waiting too long to secure space for your holiday party.

Plan your holiday soiree early, and get the best seat in the house at Monterey County’s No. 1 steakhouse for more than 40 years. The Whaling Station offers private and semi-private dining areas for groups of 8 to 50. For reservations call 373-3778.

When it comes to holiday gift-giving, the fallback is always a gift card, and The Whaling Station has you covered with its unique electronic gift card (eGift) system. Go to www.thewhalingstation.com and send an eGift to any favorite foodie via email or text message. You choose the value and the recipient can use that value to make purchases at Monterey’s iconic steakhouse.

During the holiday season, The Whaling Station is open for Thanksgiving, but closed on Christmas Day to allow its employees to enjoy the festivities with their families.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.thewhalingstation.com

A Universal Message of Kindness in the Debut Children’s Story “The Christmas Tree Nobody Wanted”

First time children’s author Jerry Rosenstein brings to life a message of kindness, creativity and generosity with his story of Jeffrey and his father.

Los Angeles, CA (USA), September 16th, 2017 — In a time where news tends to vacillate between political division and natural disasters comes a sweet, children’s story that transcends season, age and ethnicity. First time children’s author Jerry Rosenstein brings to life a message of kindness, creativity and generosity with his story of Jeffrey and his father. Although Jeffrey excitedly awaits the wonders of Christmas, he is also aware of those less fortunate and thus begins his tale of giving.

“I wanted to create a story that helped parents talk with their children about the benefits of giving to those less fortunate,” said author Jerry Rosenstein. “It starts with a real experience I had with my children in which we wondered what happened to the left over trees that have been cut down for Christmas. Like the character Jeffrey, we wondered what would happen if we spruced those trees up to give to someone who otherwise might not have a decorated tree for the holidays.”

That simple act is the foundation of the powerful message Rosenstein hopes parents impart on their children. Everyone deserves to have a sense of peace; a sense of trust in the fact that they know where their next meal will come from and that they’ll have a roof over their heads. For those who are less fortunate, we can come together and make a difference. Every little action of kindness can have a powerful and life altering impact.

“The Christmas Tree Nobody Wanted” will inspire children to ask the question – ‘what can I do to help’ and hopefully will create a parent/child bonding time like Jeffrey has with his father as they work together to fix and deliver the Christmas tree.

“I am hoping to spark an interest in what it means to give rather than receive,” said Rosenstein. “Perhaps parents will find ways to instill a sense of generosity in their children; taking them to the food bank to deliver food, perhaps going through their own toys and donate those gently used and yes, find a Christmas Tree nobody wants to decorate and give to someone less fortunate.”

“The message of kindness and giving is so important today,” said Lisa Umina, founder and president of Halo Publishing International. “This story is one that I hope parents will read to their children long after the holiday season is over for the needs will continue. Creating a lifetime habit of giving is a gift that we should all impart on our children.”

The author, who has a child with multiple myeloma, plans to donate a portion of the proceeds to one of the cancer-oriented hospitals in the Los Angeles area. Additionally, if a non-profit organization is interested in using “The Christmas Tree Nobody Wanted” for fund raising, contact Jerry Rosenstein directly for more information on potential opportunities. jrosenstein@pioneermagnetics.com

“The Christmas Tree Nobody Wanted” is now available at Halo Publishing, Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in hardcover for $19.95 paperback for $12.95 and as an e-book $6.95.

* Halo Publishing

* Amazon

* Barnes and Noble

About Jerry Rosenstein:
Jerry’s passion and creativity stem from years of traveling the globe. His travels provided inspiration for short stories, a play, a travel blog and several recorded songs. His poems as well as technical and non-technical articles have been published. Jerry’s next projects are a series for children’s books and television. With a specialization in Asian Studies and Adult Education, Jerry has lectured at several universities. His full time occupation is President and COO of a high-tech company.

About Halo Publishing International:
Halo Publishing International is a self-publishing company that publishes adult fiction and non-fiction, children’s literature, self-help, spiritual, and faith-based books. We continually strive to help authors reach their publishing goals and provide many different services that help them do so. www.HaloPublishing.com

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176
San Antonio, TX – 78213, USA
+1 877-705-9647
contact@halopublishing.com
http://www.HaloPublishing.com

The Christmas Mouse Inspires Families to Create New Holiday Traditions

The latest in holiday children’s literature, The Christmas Mouse, is soon to become a classic that families will read every December.

Oshkosh, WI (USA), October 01st, 2016 — The latest in holiday children’s literature, The Christmas Mouse, is soon to become a classic that families will read every December. Set at the time of Jesus’ birth, we find a tiny mouse and his fellow barn animal friends anticipating the holy birth; but not everyone is excited.

“I wanted to create a story that would put focus back on the true meaning of Christmas,” said Mark Spencer. “There was something innocent and endearing about a tiny mouse being the voice of faith and grace during a time when we can so often be caught up in the material trappings of the holiday.”

The Christmas Mouse is written entirely in rhyme and the illustrations, created by artist Polona Lovsin, beautifully bring to life a camel, goat, donkey, sheep and mouse. Children will be drawn to their sweet faces and the wonderful story as it moves from fear and doubt to faith and generosity.

“I’m an engineer,” said Spencer. “Writing children’s fiction was never even a consideration. However, one day while visiting friends, I noticed a tiny doll house door along their baseboard.”

That little door created a spark of inspiration and over time the story began to take shape in his mind until one final night when it just seemed to flow from his fingertips.

Readers of The Christmas Mouse will be glad that Spencer tapped into that inner child and created this wonderful holiday tale which includes an idea for creating an annual family tradition. The little mouse door plays an important role in the story. It is through the door that the grace of God enters; a door into our hearts. Spencer suggests families might create a simple door, with paper and crayon, to symbolize the spirit of Christmas entering each home. It is a wonderful way to keep the true meaning of Christmas alive.

“This is such a sweet story,” said Lisa Umina, founder and publisher of Halo Publishing International. “And I have it on good authority that these adorable creatures will be appearing in a sequel before too long.”

Early readers of The Christmas Mouse are already sharing their positive comments:
“What a great message of giving and generosity. It is a message that will teach kids a lot of important lessons. Most of all, it will teach kids the true meaning of Christmas so that they could get ready not by expecting gifts but by sharing as much as they can with others, especially those who are less fortunate,” Irene Roth.

The Christmas Mouse is now available in paperback and e-book formats at:
* Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Mouse-Spencer-Mark-ebook/dp/B01LYWC8W4/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1474928874&sr=1-5&keywords=mark+spencer

* Barnes and Noble
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-christmas-mouse-mark-spencer/1124662359?ean=9781612444888

About Mark Spencer:
Mark Spencer is currently a Project Director with SEE Inc. with a background in engineering and architectural design. He enjoys foremost his boys, along with firefighting, skiing, snowboarding, and also has an interest in fiction and technical writing. The Christmas Mouse is his first published work.

About Halo Publishing International:
Halo Publishing International is a self-publishing company that publishes adult fiction and non-fiction, children’s literature, self-help, spiritual, and faith-based books. We continually strive to help authors reach their publishing goals and provide many different services that help them do so. http://www.HaloPublishing.com

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa M. Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176
San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA
+1 877-705-9647
contact@halopublishing.com
http://www.halopublishing.com

Children’s Christmas Carnival at The Collection, UB City on 20th December 2015

Performance by the Abhayam Band, Stalls, Dance Workshops, Meet & Greet with Santa and much, much more.

Bangalore, India, December 17th, 2015 — With Christmas around the corner, the season’s festivities are in full swing. As everyone gets caught up in the excitement that the close of the year always brings, Sublime Galleria located on the 8th Floor of UB City is gearing up to bring some merriment into the lives of underprivileged children and they have chosen a very special way to do this. Through the Children’s Christmas Carnival, they are encouraging other children to come forward and help their underprivileged counterparts. Scheduled for Sunday, 20th December, 2015 between 4-7pm, the event will host a bunch of activities and donate the proceeds to an NGO – Abhayam.

The event promises to be an extremely entertaining one for kids as Sublime Galleria, is giving them a chance to take on the role of young entrepreneurs. Stalls are being provided at the Piazza where children can sell baked products, handmade jewellery and other handicrafts that they have made themselves. A percentage of the proceeds from these sales will be given to Abhayam. In a heart-warming display of their enthusiasm towards this cause, several children have already reserved stalls for the event.

Children can register for the stalls by contacting the following no: +91 70228 92634

And this is just the beginning. The 5-hour long event will also include dance workshops, face painting, a caricature stall and an opportunity to meet and greet Santa Claus. The highlight of the event is performances by the distinctive Abhayam Band. The Children’s band by Abhayam will sing popular and well-loved Christmas Carols for the audience and this will be followed by a foot-tapping performance by the main Abhayam Band. Two more interesting additions to these performances are a Beat Boxing Solo as well as a performance by a 70-year old retired Colonel who will play Christmas Carols on his Accordion and the Carpenter’s Saw.

Abhayam has a very interesting history. It is an NGO that works with substance abusers and alcoholics. Music being an important part of the healing process for over 200 of their patients resulted, 4 years ago, in the formation of the band. The band has gained in popularity over the last few years, and now every Christmas Season they travel to different locations in Bangalore and outside to perform in concerts and shows. A rock band mainly into blues and progressive rock, the band was created by the rehab centre to create awareness of and promote music therapy.

Day/Date: Sunday – 20th December 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Amphitheatre, The Collection, UB City, Vittal Mallya Road

For further information, please contact:
Noor Fathima
Lateral Thinkers Communications
M: +91 97419 08443
E: noor@lateralthinkers.co.in
U: http://www.ubcitybangalore.in

Getting in a Click Frenzy with Smiffy’s Australia

Launching on Friday 30th November, Smiffy’s Australia are embarking on their very own ‘Click Frenzy’ marketing initiative which will be made public across their official website http://www.smiffys.com.au and their social media profiles such as Facebook and Twitter.

Known as the ‘Smiffy’s Oz Cracker’ (or for those that like to hash tag everything; #SmiffysOzCracker), the event will be an all day and contain savings of up to 50% OFF on many costumes and party accessories.

Smiffy’s Oz Cracker is the largest marketing campaign that the Australian online retailer have completed to date and is set to see them further increase their presence as leaders of fancy dress costume supplies to the general public in Australia.

Online Marketing Manager, John Scott Cothill mentions, “With the ever growing interest of Halloween and with the growing yearly demand for costumes in Australia, Smiffy’s AU are set to carry on going from strength to strength over the next few years – Watch this space”.

Contact Details: Smiffys.com.au,
PO Box 405,
Brookvale,
NSW 2100
http://www.smiffys.com.au

Christmas Present Ideas Range For 2012 Launched By Paramount Zone

With economic times still being tough,Paramountzone.com who have been selling fun gadgets and cool Christmas present ideasonline for over a decade have focussed on providing the most fun and innovative gadgets and toys for the best possible prices in their 2012 Christmas gift range.

James Morris, Managing Director of the company, said:
“More than ever, and particularly online, customers are looking for great products at the lowest possible prices, and that is what we have been focussing on for our latest range of over 50 new products. You can spend £50 with us and get a variety of fun and innovative Christmas gift ideas.”

One of the more expensive Christmas gift ideas is our latest Turbo Drone Quad copter that at £50 is around 30% of what other similar products are being sold at.

At the lower end of the price spectrum you can buy a USB cup warmer for under £5, which makes the perfect stocking filler or secret Santa gift idea. The mini alcohol breath tester is also under £5, a great gadget for the Christmas party season.

For under £10 you can buy the Music hat (iHat) which is an innovative winter hat with in built speakers that is the perfect gift for any teenager.

One of the best Christmas presents for kids is our screaming flying monkey toy (£4.99) or the awesome magic rainbow projector at only £12.99.

Fun Christmas gifts for her include the Tap style shower radio and Hangover kit that both come in at under £5.

As well as a huge range of great value Christmas presents for men and all the family, Paramountzone.com aim to give a very high level of customer service.

Delivery options include next day delivery within the UK, as well as worldwide options.

Visit www.paramountzone.com for the full range of Christmas presents for 2012.

Contact Details: Address:
Paramount Zone Ltd
Unit 19 Lawson Hunt Ind Park
Broadbridge Heath
Horsham
Sussex
RH12 3JR

Telephone: 0844 873 3220 (UK)

Luxury Thailand Holiday on Sales for Christmas and New Year

Luxury Travel Ltd Promotes 10 day Essentials Highlights of Thailand for luxury travelers to experience the wonders of Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket or Koh Samui.

Hanoi, Vietnam, September 08, 2012 – Luxury Travel Ltd (www.luxurytravelvietnam.com) Promotes 10 day Essentials Highlights of Thailand for luxury travelers to experience the wonders of Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket or Koh Samui.

This tour features the best of Thailand’s cities, rural countryside, and beautiful beaches, with an emphasis on regional culture, history, arts and cuisine.

Begin with comprehensive touring in Bangkok. With your own private guide, enjoy a fascinating, private long-tail boat tour through Bangkok’s canals.

Spend several days in rural Chiang Mai in northern Thailand at one of Asia’s most luxurious and atmospheric resorts, surrounded by mountains and lush fields of terraced rice paddies.

Next, fly to one of the islands of the south (Phuket or Koh Samui) and enjoy several days at one of Thailand’s leading luxury resorts.

Return to Bangkok for some last minute shopping or touring before departing Thailand.

“This tour features the best of Thailand’s cities, rural countryside, and beautiful beaches, with an emphasis on regional culture, history, arts and cuisine. Accommodation is at Thailand’s most highly regarded luxury resorts and hotels, and private touring is with expert local guides who provide exceptional insight and connection to the local people and culture. You’ll have a once in a life time experience in Thailand.” says Pham Ha, Founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd.

Vietnam’s first luxury tour operator/DMC (www.luxurytravelvietnam.com) based in Hanoi with offices throughout Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand, Luxury Travel is exceptional in designing tailor-made tours and providing unique travel experiences. Opened in 2004, the Luxury Travel Company Limited has its own offices, luxury vehicles, luxury travel advisors, and reprentative offices in California, London, Paris, and Sydney. The company’s depth of experience and large infrastructure enable it to create unique itineraries with the operational confidence to fulfill client expectations.

Luxury Travel Ltd won numerous travel awards for excellent performance including the most recent Guide Award 2012: “a long established Asian specialist in the art of travel and serves today’s most sophisticated travelers with luxury privately guided and fully bespoke holidays.”

http://www.luxurytravelvietnam.com/EN/thailand/packages/culture-and-art-tours/essential-highlights-of-thailand-10-days.htm

Contact:
David Nguyen
Sales and Marketing Manager
Luxury Travel Group Ltd
05 Nguyen Truong To Str.,
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 84444
Vietnam
84439274120
marketing@luxurytravelvietnam.com
http://www.LuxuryTravelVietnam.com

Promising Signals for Christmas Party Bookings in 2012

Are we seeing the come-back of the corporate Christmas party? Statistics are showing some exciting predictions for Christmas event organisers in 2012.

With more than half of the year behind us now, it must be very pleasing to see some promising statistics coming from this year’s bookings, showing a brighter year for Office Christmas in 2012. Previous years have been rough on Christmas event organisers, but judging on bookings placed January to June 2012, we are about to see a change. Office Christmas are the UK’s leading corporate Christmas Party organisers, who have some interesting statistics to share with us.

In previous years, corporate Christmas parties have been played down in attempt to budget in states of economic uncertainty. However this year we are seeing a change, with growth in the group size of bookings going up to 41% year over year (YOY) for exclusive (private) Christmas party bookings, and an average group size of 183 pax. There is only a slight increase in the price per a person with a 1% YOY, but this is still a positive outcome for the first half of 2012.

Shared (joiner) Christmas parties are also flourishing, producing a 35% YOY and an average group size of 35 pax. Office Christmas have seen a healthy increase of 9% YOY on the price per person with an average customer costing £76 per a head.

Alasdair Adam, MD of Office Christmas commented “Companies have battened down the hatches for the past few years to protect their businesses from harsh conditions and sadly the Christmas party can suffer as a result. A good value for money office Christmas party is the best way to say thank you to staff for sticking with the firm through the tough times and can be achieved from as little as £50 a head – a small price to pay for staff loyalty and appreciation.”

Office Christmas has over 10 years of experience in organising professional events in the UK and Europe. OfficeChristmas.co.uk offers themed and bespoke office Christmas parties for companies of any size wanting exclusive or shared work parties.

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About iOrgsoft

iOrgsoft is a famous and professional software developer, aiming to provide versatile software and wonderful service for the consumer public. iOrgsoft has a complete product line from all kinds of DVD converters to various video and audio conversion tools for popular digital players such as iPhone, iPod, iPad, PSP, Xbox 360, PSP, Creative Zen, MP4/MP3 Player, Pocket PC, PDA, and video cell Phones and so on.

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Free trial versions are available for users to experience the features of the software before purchasing. Lifetime free update service and warm after-sale service are available.

More detailed info here: http://www.iorgsoft.com/Xmas/Christmas-2010/

About iOrgsoft

iOrgsoft is a famous and professional software developer, aiming to provide versatile software and wonderful service for the consumer public. iOrgsoft has a complete product line from all kinds of DVD converters to various video and audio conversion tools for popular digital players such as iPhone, iPod, iPad, PSP, Xbox 360, PSP, Creative Zen, MP4/MP3 Player, Pocket PC, PDA, and video cell Phones and so on.