Everyone has a different way they celebrate Christmas. For some, it means decorating the Christmas tree on the first day of December every year and for others it means icing cookies with family to prepare for Christmas Eve. These traditions get us not only excited for the holidays and in the Christmas spirit, but give us a great way to connect and cherish time with our loved ones.

With this infographic on Christmas traditions around the world from Gifts.com you can learn how people all over the world celebrate Christmas as well. For example, people in Iceland give out books on Christmas Eve for people to read that night and in Peru people put presents around Jesus’s manger instead of a Christmas tree. With all the different ways people celebrate, from what they eat to the songs they sing, you can connect with people all over the world as they get ready for Christmas!

Giving Thanks

by Lance Ekum on November 20, 2017 · 0 comments

Thanksgiving is a time when family and friends gather around the table to enjoy a scrumptious feast and to celebrate each other’s company. Before cutting the turkey and filling the plates with nourishment, set aside the time to give thanks to the Lord. Although prayers of gratitude have been around far before Thanksgiving in 1620, many early celebrations of thanks started with God as the centerfold.

Across many unique celebrations, people thank god as a way to say thanks to all the good that He has brought across all aspects of life. Illustrating the many acts of thanks and praise to God in the Bible, Personal Creations wanted to create Thanksgiving Psalms to use at your Thanksgiving feast, and for many celebrations to come.

When it comes to looking for accommodation in East Melbourne, there are a number of things that should be taken into consideration, including location (proximity to nearby shops or attractions), how much you have to spend, what features and amenities you require, and the specific type of accommodation. This article will detail each of these considerations to help you choose the best accommodation for your needs.


Types of Accommodation

First of all, you’re going to have to decide on what type of accommodation is the right one for you. When it comes to accommodation in East Melbourne, there a number of different types available, and which one you choose will come down to your specific requirements.

Available options include:

  • Hotels
  • Hostels
  • Bed and Breakfasts
  • Serviced Apartments

Each of these types of accommodation has its own benefits which will be briefly listed below.


Hotels come complete with everything you need, offer great security, and are perfect for short term stays. However, hotels are not always the best choice for those who have large families or who plan to spend a lot of time in their lodgings.

Bed And Breakfasts

Bed and breakfasts are another type of accommodation in East Melbourne that’s good for short term stays. While they’re ideal for couples looking to visit the city for a weekend, they’re not well suited to families and they can be fairly expensive due to being on the high-end side.


Hostels are ideal for those on a tight budget, but they don’t offer the same degree of privacy and security that hotels, bed and breakfasts and serviced apartments do.

Serviced Apartments

Serviced apartments are a popular form of accommodation in East Melbourne that offers excellent security, privacy and value for money. They are especially ideal for families or groups, as they usually have multiple rooms and ample space. Serviced apartments also come with kitchens and laundry facilities as well as areas for people to congregate in.


Most places that offer accommodation in East Melbourne are fairly close to a number of shops and attractions, but some are certainly going to be closer than others. If being in close proximity to certain attractions or shops is important to you, it’s wise to select lodgings close by. Attractions and things to see and do close to accommodation in East Melbourne include:

  • Bridge Road (wide range of shops, restaurants and bars)
  • Fitzroy Gardens
  • Captain Cook’s Cottage
  • MCG
  • Melbourne and Olympic Parks
  • Melbourne CBD
  • Smith St. cafes and bars
  • Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Tennis Centre

Features and Amenities

Another factor to take into consideration before choosing accommodation in East Melbourne is what features and amenities are on offer. If you simply need a bed, a shower and privacy, a hotel will likely suffice, but if you want to prepare meals, entertain guests and relax with plenty of space, serviced apartments are going to much more suitable.

In Summary

By taking into consideration the location of your lodgings and thinking about what you require feature wise from them during your stay, you’ll be able to make the right decision in regards to accommodation in East Melbourne.

World Kindness Day, November 14th, is right around the corner. It is holiday that was started by the World Kindness Movement and is now recognized internationally. It is a day that encourages people around the world to set aside their differences and overlook race, religion, social standing, etc. and just be kind to one another.

Kindness can come in a variety of forms. It can be simply opening up a door for someone or waving to a stranger on the street. Are you looking for some inspiration this World Kindness Day? Well you’re in luck! FTD has rounded up 30 of the best kindness quotes to inspire you to be kind.

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It might not be your lack of knowledge or competence that’s holding you back from taking the next step in your career. It could be how you present yourself. Whether you’re part-time, looking for a promotion, or have been in the industry for a long time, your career will always benefit when you take the […]

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Quick Tips to Live a More Eco-Friendly Life at Home

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Being more conscious about your impact on the environment is important because humans do have the ability to better preserve the world they live in. There are a number efforts being made all over the world to reduce the environmental impact of humans, such as the Cadiz Water Project, but living a more environmentally responsible […]

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