December 2016

December 27, 2016

Wild Cat - Biography of Coacoochee, Seminole Chieftain

December 27, 2016
Wild Cat - Biography of Coacoochee, Seminole Chieftain
The exact date nor location of Wild Cat's birth is unknown. Although challenged, it's believed that her was born in 1907 on an island in modern-day Osceola County's Lake Tohopekaliga. There's also information about Wild Cat having a twin sister that died at birth. Wild Cat became a prominent figure during the Second Seminole War at only around nineteen years old. His father was captured by military forces in 1837 and was imprisoned at Fort Marion. His father died some time in 1839 while being sent to Indian Territory alongside a mass amount of Seminoles and other tribes.

Wild Cat Coacoochee Seminole
By Joshua R. Giddings [Public domain],
via Wikimedia Commons
Later in 1837, in October, Wild Cat met up with American military forces in a peace headdress and said he was a representative of Osceola and he began talks and negotiations with Thomas S. Jesup. The military forces agreed to the peace talks but, once the Seminole arrived at the meeting, they were arrested and imprisoned by Jesup. The story goes that Wild Cat and nineteen other Seminoles escaped after fasting for six days. This was done so they could lose weight and slide between the bars of their cells, to escape.

In the aftermath of the escape, Wild Cat became a major commander of Seminole forces. He worked alongside Alligator (Billy Bowlegs) and Ar-pi-uck-i (Sam Jones) against Colonel Zachary Taylor in the Battle of Lake Okeechobee. This battle is thought of being a 'stalemate' but the Seminole forces successfully stopped Taylor's forces from a win that would've allowed them to advance southward.

In 1841, Wild Cat met with US authorities for another attempt at peace negotiations. After the "negotiations" were over, Wild Cat agreed (more likely pressured into) to be transported to Fort Gibson in Indian Territory in Oklahoma. Along with him would be two-hundred of his people.

Two years later, in 1843, he was a part of Seminole delegation that traveled to Washington DC. He traveled there to secure money for Seminoles after sever floods and raids by Creeks on their settlements. Raids which led to the capture of Seminoles and freemen. Which the Creeks went on to sell to slavers. The situation became even worse for the Seminoles, including black Seminoles, over the years. So, Wild Cat left the reservation, along with around one hundred followers, and they moved on to Texas in 1849. They joined up with around one thousands members of the Kickapoo tribe along the way. It was from Texas where they moved on to Mexico and started a settlement. They were awarded in Mexico, by being given land, for their service against resisting Comanche and Apache raiders. Wild Cat earned a commission of Colonel in the Mexican Army. He would spend the rest of his life in Alto, Mexico, with his people, until his death from smallpox in 1857. After his death, he was succeeded by his by son Young Wild Cat.

Wildcat, the Seminole;: The Florida war (American heritage) 
- Rarer 1956 book, well worth the read

December 22, 2016

Portable Washer Dryer Combo for Small Homes and Apartments

December 22, 2016
Portable Washer Dryer Combo for Small Homes and Apartments
If you're planning on moving into a small home (or apartment), or already live in one, then you may want to consider a portable washer and dryer combo. A portable dryer and washer is perfect for taking up minimal room in your home while still providing the convenience of doing laundry at home. There's a large variety of choices to choose from and features that i'll be highlighting for each washer and dryer combo below.

Washer Dryer Combos Save Space in Small Houses

The maximum load capacity of these washer, dryer combos is typically around 11 pounds but some models can handle up to 13 or so pounds. Though one of the models below says it handles up to 8.8 pound loads of laundry. Though these numbers sound low, you'll find that these washer dryer combos are far more environmentally friendly since they don't use nearly as much water and power in comparison to regular washers and dryers. Which is also a plus if you want to keep your utility costs down.

Anyways, here are my picks for some of the best models:

Giantex Portable Mini Compact Twin Tub Washing Machine and Spin Dryer

This Giantex portable washer and dryer comes in a clean white and blue color and will easily fit into a small area within your home.

- Compact Washer and Dryer
- Fits an 11 Pound Washload
- Maximum Water Temperature of around 130 Degrees Fahrenheit
- 6.6 Pound Dryer Capacity

Best Choice Products Portable Compact Mini Twin Tub Washing Machine and Spin Cycle Dryer

This Best Choice Products Washer and Dryer is also white, with a darker blue lid in comparison to the previous washer.

- Twin compartments, one for washing and one for spin drying
- Handles up to 13 Pounds of Laundry. 8 pounds in the washer and 5 pounds in the dryer
- Extremely portable and easy to store
- Runs quietly, quickly and the wash cycle lasts 15 minutes. The dry cycle lasts 5 minutes

Best Choice Products Portable Compact Mini Twin Tub Washer/Dryer

Pyle Electric Portable Washer & Spin Dryer

The Pyle Washer and Dryer Combo is suited for not only small homes and apartments but also for college dorms.

- Like other models, this a top-loading washer dryer combo
- Portable, easy to hook up and operate
- Washer and Spin Dryer lids are translucent
- Washer capacity is 7.7 pounds while spin dryer capacity is 3.3 pounds

Pyle Electric Portable Washer/Dryer

XtremepowerUS Portable Compact Washer and Spin Dry Cycle

This portable washer and spin dryer features a built-in pump for even more convenience.

- Washer capacity of 8.8 pounds and spin dryer capacity of 5.5 pounds
- Dimensions are 26 x 29 x 15 inches
- White and blue color scheme with translucent lid covers

XtremepowerUS Portable Compact Washer/Dryer

Panda Small Compact Portable Washing Machine with Spin Dryer

A light-weight, portable washer dryer combo that weighs only 28 pounds.

- Easy to use, fill with water and set the timer
- Like others, there's one compartment for washing and another for the spin dryer
- For small homes, apartments, and even RVs
- Washing capacity is 6 to 7 pounds and spin dry capacity is 3 pounds

Panda Small Compact Portable Washer/Dryer

December 16, 2016

Jem and the Holograms is an Unjustly Underrated Movie

December 16, 2016
Jem and the Holograms is an Unjustly Underrated Movie
You read that right, Jem and the Holograms was a underrated film and a good film at that. At least, to anyone with a soul. 😀 Of course, it's clear that the Jem and the Holograms was related to the 80s cartoon in name only. I think it was going to be originally titled "Famous".

Truthfully, it would've been better if they didn't even use the title referencing the 80s cartoon. In my opinion, the Jem and the Holograms cartoon IS boring. Despite the nostalgia that some have for these classic cartoons from the 1980s, it's true. While i'm at it, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was also garbage.

Back on the subject of the Jem film, you probably know the storyline already. It follows the rise of a singer and songwriter named Jerrica Benton (played by the extremely talented actress and singer Aubrey Peeples) after a video of one of her songs, performed in her bedroom, is posted online. The video is posted to YouTube, without Jerrica's knowledge, by her sister Kimber. After the video is posted it quickly goes viral and gets millions of views in no time. One thing leads to another and she's approached by a major record label with hopes of signing her. Only the record label looks to turn Jerrica/Jem into a solo act. A push which ultimate causes a conflict and split between Jerrica and her band mates.

The side story includes a sort of scavenger hunt to activate a robot, 51N3RG.Y (Synergy) that was built by Jerrica and Kimber's deceased father Emmett. After finding all the pieces, using the clues left by their father, the robot is finally activated. After activation, the robot plays a video message left by their father.

I'll leave the rest of the film's story out to not give away too many spoilers. I do highly recommend this film though. Especially to anyone that enjoys a film with a little bit of emotion and one that doesn't take itself too seriously.

December 13, 2016

Buried Treasure At Skeleton Canyon in Southeast Arizona

December 13, 2016
Buried Treasure At Skeleton Canyon in Southeast Arizona
Skeleton Canyon is located in the far southeast corner of Arizona with side canyons leading into New Mexico.  It is located just a handful of miles from the Mexican border.  In the 1800's, it was used by Mexican smugglers and bandits to smuggle goods and riches into the U.S. for sale on the black market.  It was well known by American bandits as well.
Skeleton Canyon
Skeleton Canyon
By BAlvarius (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons
  In July of 1881, in a small Mexican town, some Mexican bandits, known as the Estrada Gang, were resting after looting the town of Monterrey.  An American bandit named Jim Hughes overheard them discussing their plan to smuggle their treasure into the U.S. through the long narrow canyon, later to be named Skeleton Canyon.  Jim Hughes spent much of his time in some of the wild and lawless towns of the area frequented by many outlaws, such as Charleston (Arizona), Galeyville (Arizona) and Shakespeare (New Mexico).      
     Hughes went back to Arizona to tell his gang about the potential big score.  If they could ambush these Mexican bandits, they could steal all of their riches.  He first talked to William "Curly Bill" Brocius. Then he rode into Tombstone to meet up with Billy Clanton, whom he had met the previous year.  Billy Clanton was a member of the famous Clanton gang, involved in the shootout at the O.K. Coral in Tombstone three months later on October 26, 1881.   Newton Hayes Clanton, also known as "Old Man" Clanton, was impressed with the potential riches they could score.

William Curly Bill Brocius
William "Curly Bill" Brocius
By SeanMD80 - Own work by the original uploader, CC BY-SA 2.5, Link
     The gang was planning their ambush when some of their spies told them the gang was planning to smuggle their goods through the canyon sooner than expected.  Curly Bill was out of town, so Jim Hughes decided to take over the plans.  He recruited a couple of friends to help in the plot.  Their names were Zwing Hunt and Billy Grounds, real name William Boucher.
     The Estrada Gang was spotted about a mile or two into Arizona close to an area known as Devil's Kitchen.  The Mexican Gang stopped here to rest themselves, their mules,  have a meal and a afternoon siesta.  The American gang was in awe of the thirty heavily packed mules with the Estrada Gang.  The American Gang waited for them to all fall asleep, then gunfire interrupted the silence.  The narrow canyon didn't give the Mexican bandits a chance.  The ambush scared the mules and they started to scatter.  The mules had to be shot to keep the loot from getting away.

Devil's Kitchen
Devil's Kitchen
By SeanMD80 - Own work by the original uploader, CC BY-SA 2.5, Link
/td>      When the smoke cleared, nineteen Mexican bandits and 26 mules lay dead.  It was among the worst massacres in Arizona history.  Legend has it that the gang gathered up over $75,000 in coins, jewels and artifacts, but with no mules, they had no way to pack it out of the canyon.  Also, their horses couldn't carry such a heavy load. So they divided up a small amount that they could easily carry and buried the rest nearby.  They returned to their hangouts in their outlaw towns to spend the loot that they had brought back.  
     While the others were out enjoying a little bit of their new wealth, Jim Hughes had other ideas.  He met with Richard Zwing Hunt and Billy Grounds and hatched a plan to double-cross the others.  Hughes was to stay in Galeyville, as to not rouse any suspicions. The other two would ride back to Skeleton Canyon and dig up the treasure and bury it in another spot.  Then only the three of them would know where it was buried. Zwing and Billy finally found a Mexican teamster who was willing to take his wagon and horses into the canyon.  They then dug up the treasure at the end of the canyon and reburied it further in the canyon or somewhere close by. Then the Mexican and his horses were killed and buried at the site.  They then burned the wagon over the mound concealing their treasure.  Now, only Zwing and Billy knew where the loot was buried.
    Fearing retaliation from their ex-partners, Zwing and Billy went into hiding.  They found a desert cave to hide out in for almost four months.  At this time, Billy wrote some letters to his sister Maggie Clinger in San Antonio, Texas.  He told her where the treasure was buried in case they would not make out alive.  Once a week, he came out of the canyon and flagged down a stagecoach driver and gave his letters to him.
     They finally came out of hiding on March 19, 1882 (some of the old gang had recently been killed in the shootout at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone).  They rode into Charleston (near Tombstone) and on March 25, tried to rob the Tombstone Mining and Milling Company.  One man was killed, but the robbery didn't go as planned.  They fled the area, but not before being positively identified.  A sheriff's posse was out hunting down Zwing and Billy, who were hiding out at Jack Chandler's ranch near Tombstone.
     When the posse arrived at Jack Chandler's ranch, a shootout ensued.  Billy Grounds was killed and Zwing Hunt was wounded pretty bad. Zwing was taken to the hospital in Tombstone.  When Jim Hughes heard the news, he rushed to the hospital to find out where the treasure was.  When he had arrived, he discovered that Zwing was doing better than expected and had persuaded his doctor to let him take a buggy ride with a friend, which was presumed to be his brother Hugh Hunt in disguise.  Zwing was never seen  again.
    Later in Tombstone, Hugh claimed his brother was shot by Indians and killed after his escape from the hospital. Supposedly, a group of army scouts buried him in what is now called Hunt's Canyon.  The other story that had been heard was that Hugh and Zwing made their way back to their home in San Antonio, where Zwing later died of his wounds.  It is said that he gave his uncle a map to the treasure site before he died.  On this map, it is said that the treasure is at the base of Davis Mountain.  But the problem is that Zwing and Billy named Davis Mountain themselves after their friend Jim Davis, who they buried here.  It could be any number of peaks in the Peloncillo Mountains.  More clues provided by Zwing Hunt to his uncle were also of no help.  Zwing said that very close to the mountain, was a curving canyon with its east wall completely rocky and bare and the west wall covered in trees.  Through this canyon was supposed to be a small stream.  The stream had a ten foot drop where water cascaded down near two springs.  Twenty steps east of the treasure site was a square shaped rock about three feet high.  Over the burial spot there would be a burnt wagon.

An aerial view of Antelope Pass in the Peloncillo Mountains of southern New Mexico from the west.
An aerial view of Antelope Pass in the Peloncillo Mountains of southern New Mexico from the west.
By BAlvarius (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons
     The Hunt family searched for years and never found the treasure.  They could never even find the two springs.  It is believed that the earthquake that shook the area in 1886 caused the springs and stream to dry up for good.  They may have only flowed after periodic heavy rainfall anyhow.  Remains of a burnt wagon were found in the canyon once, but no treasure was ever found under it.
     One of the letters that Billy wrote to his sister claimed, "the is a cave at the mouth of the canyon...from our lookout you can see the turf growing back over where we buried the treasure."  Numerous caves have been found that could be the one Billy talked about.  Even one cave had been found with remnants of old ropes in it, but no treasure ever found in the area.
     Through the years, many old Mexican coins have been found in the canyon.  And numerous human skulls and bones and bones of mules have been found in the canyon.  In 1891, a cowboy and a government official found a leather pouch with several thousands of dollars worth of Mexican coins in it.  It is believed that the treasure included a cigar box full of jewels, two figures of pure gold, $90,000 in Mexican silver dollars, 39 gold bars, and numerous bags of gold coins.  Enough evidence has surfaced to suggest that the treasure really does exist.


December 7, 2016

The First Seminole War - The Florida War

December 07, 2016
The First Seminole War - The Florida War
While the First Seminole War officially began in 1816, conflicts began years earlier. These early years had a great influence on the outbreak of the Florida War. After Andrew Jackson's forces began to enter regions of Florida controlled by Spain, Spain had no choice but to begin to hand Florida over to the United States. Florida was officially handed over in 1819 and after the Adams-Onís Treaty. This handover was mostly due to the Spanish seeing Florida as hard to inhabit and the climate created unhealthy conditions for the Spanish. Furthermore, Napoleon was active in Europe and Spain saw him as being more worthy of their attention than Florida.

Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson
Beginning around 1790, Spain, along with the British, helped to move Irish Catholics, English citizens, and citizens in the United States into Seminole territory. They gave land deeds to these "settlers" that agreed to stay on the land for a decade. After the decade, they'd be exempt from paying taxes and exempt from doing military service for Spain. Thomas Jefferson, at the time, made it known that he was in support of this plan and wanted U.S. citizens to take up Spain's offer.

In 1804, due to problems that U. S. citizens were causing the local authorities and Spanish citizens of the territory the invitation to settle was canceled (remind anyone of Texas prior to the Mexican War). In 1812, the Governor of Florida had encourage the Seminoles of the Alachua area to raid U.S. farms and settlements inside the territory. This date should sound familiar, yes thats right, same time frame as the War of 1812. Due to uprisings of the Seminoles and the war against England, the Governor of Georgia organized his state militia and decided he would take Florida before the British did and rid the territory of Georgia's troublesome neighbors to the south, the Seminole. The Seminoles were becoming extremely bothersome to Georgia. Since the war with Britain started, the British encouraged the Seminoles and Creeks to raid settlements along the Georgia-Florida frontier to draw forces from the Canadian border.

Great Indian Wars
The Great Indian Wars: 1540-1890

In Fall of the year 1812, the so-called Patriot army had already established a provisional government under President John H. McIntosh, with Col. Ashley as his Minister of War, and had its capital at St. Mary's, Georgia, in March, 1812, before the Georgia forces arrived. General Geo. Matthews of Georgia had charged of the movement, and was promised help from the U. S. regulars should he need it. Col. Daniel Newnan, of the Georgia Militia, who was at Fort Picolata was attacked by a party of Seminoles at the fort. After a fierce battle the forces under Col. Newnan defeated the besieging force. He soon started making plans to hit the Seminoles were they lived. On September 24th, 1812 a force of 110 men he undertook to penetrate the enemy's country over one hundred miles, and attack two formidable chiefs surrounded by their warriors on Spanish territory while the U. S. and Spain were supposedly at peace. Upon reaching the area near what is today Gainesville, Fla., Col. Newnan engaged the Alachua Seminoles. Over a period of about 10 days, Col. Newnan's force was under constant danger from attack while it retreated back to Fort Picolata, out of the original force he left with all but 50 were effectively out of action, and he had completely exhausted all supplies. After reaching the safety of reinforcements they hailed this action as a victory and celebrated their supposed triumph. The Patriots would soon give up their crusade to acquire the territory of Florida, but the United States would soon be back to try again.


Duncan Clinch
Duncan Clinch
General Gaines and Colonel (later general) Duncan Clinch in response to reports of a fort being manned by runaway slaves and a variety of Seminole and Creek warriors on the Apalachicola River, ordered the build up of armed camps in the vicinity. This in the eyes of the United States was many things; a beacon for slaves in Georgia to run to for safety, the possibility of Spain's collaboration and support of the hostile bands, and a base of operation for bands to raid U. S. settlements on the frontier. General Gaines ordered Col. Clinch to take provisions for Camp Crawford (north of the fort), which included cannons, powder and other war supplies. On the 17th of August Lieutenant Loomis, USN, arrived at the mouth of the Apalachicola River with two gunboats on the same mission. In order for the gunboats to get to Camp Crawford they had to pass the fortification. The orders to both commands was if any opposition was made by the Negro fort that it should be reduced to rubble. In one of the first combined arms attack made by U. S. forces the fort was decimated in short order. On the 26th of August the gunboats try to pass the fort, which was replied with cannon fire. Col. Clinch's and his forces at Camp Crawford heard the gunboats open fire upon the fort and headed for the Negro Fort by land. After only the 5th discharge from the gunboats, a round known as a "hot shot" (a round ball of iron heated over a fire till it is red hot) found the powder magazine of the fort. Around 100 men and 200 women and children were inside the fort for protection, only a sixth of the total occupants survived the horrible blast. A force was seen advancing by Col. Clinch's scouts, but it dispersed before engaging him. Florida from this time through 1816 was in a state of anarchy.


William McIntosh
The U.S. regular army had manned outposts and small forts all along the Florida Georgia line until mid 1817, which was successful in maintaining peace in that region. The army decided to pull its forces closer to the Alabama River which was west of the border areas. It is during this time that altercations between the Georgia settlers and Seminoles started to increase. General Edmund P. Gaines learned of the hostilities there and ordered Major Twiggs with a detachment of 300 men to take an Indian village named Fowl Town near the Florida line. During the initial attack an alarm was sounded and many Seminoles escaped into the swamps. This would start a series of events that would effectively start the war. Fowl Town was again visited by U. S. forces this time by Captain McIntosh with an equivalent number of men as the first time. This was to obtain the supplies that were left at the town after the first visit. Only this time the Seminoles were waiting for them. A small skirmish commenced and light casualties were felt by both forces engaged.

Edmund Pendleton Gaines
Edmund Pendleton Gaines
In retaliation to the attacks upon Fowl Town the Seminoles gathered support from other local clans and made an assault against Fort Scott. The garrison force at Fort Scott of 600 regular soldiers, commanded by General Gaines was confined to their post and the siege began. General Jackson upon hearing of the predicament faced by Gen. Gaines musters up a force of 1800 men comprised of regulars, Tennessee volunteers, and Georgia Militia, to relieve the besieged troops at Fort Scott. At the same time General Gaines is able to muster a force of 1600 Creek Indians to the service of the U. S. under Brigadier General McIntosh. McIntosh and Jackson joined forces on the 1st of April and proceeded to the besieged fort. The force of Seminoles only numbered from 900 to 1000 men and did not wish to contend with such a force. The Seminoles fled back into the swamps and Fort Scott was saved.

1818 - 1819

The force under Jackson then focused on Miskasuky towns, destroying them on their way to St. Marks. Jackson took St. Marks without firing a shot at the small Spanish garrison stationed there. Upon taking over control of St. Marks, April 7, 1818, he promptly arrested and held a trial against two British agents (Arbuthnot and Ambrister) in Florida and accused them of arming and inciting the natives to rise up in force against the U. S. The two British agents were found guilty and one was hung from the yardarms of the U. S. vessel that was in port at the time and the other shot. Gen. Jackson then proceeded to Pensacola. This move was according to Gen. Jackson to take control over territory that the Spanish could not control due to their weak military and political influence in the territory. If the Spanish couldn't control the natives he would. On May 24, 1818, Gen. Jackson's force was outside Pensacola and preparing to siege the town and the small Spanish garrison in the territorial capitol. Upon Jackson's arrival the Spanish governor fled to Santa Rosa Island and escaped capture by Jackson's forces. This according to Jackson was the only great failure of his campaign, his inability to capture, hold trial, and hang the Spanish governor for assisting the enemy of the U. S. In the following year the U. S. Army would build up the frontier fortifications to help quell the Seminole raids into Georgia. This would lead to the treaty of 1819 which would make West Florida officially the territory of the United States. Later in 1821, a treaty would be signed by the U. S. and Spain for the rest of Florida and the islands off the coast of Georgia and Florida.

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December 3, 2016

Christmas Snowman Decorations - Indoor, Outdoor Decorations

December 03, 2016
Christmas Snowman Decorations - Indoor, Outdoor Decorations
Christmas snowman decorations are perfect for decorating your home. They are just one of the many must-have decorations to put up every Christmas, from candy canes to Santa Claus. Besides these, my favorite decorations are snowman decorations. With Christmas snowman decorations, there are always many choices to pick from. Which includes figurines, ornaments, those inflatable snowmen, and even stuffed snowmen. No matter the amount and variations of decorations on the shelves each year, we always have our favorites.

Decorating Your Home

Happy Snowman Christmas Decorations
Once you get your decorations there is, of course, figuring out how you want to decorate your home. Though, it's less about planning and more about just going for it. Which includes decorating both inside and outside of your home. The only true limits are your ideas, imagination, and your Christmas spirit. Of course, greens, whites, and reds are the general colors for Christmas decor. These colors are inspired by the traditional holly, evergreens, mistletoe and snow. Add some colorful lighting to your decorations and you'll have some excellent Christmas decor.

What's important though, when decorating your home is the atmosphere you create. For those of us in a cooler climate, building a snowman from freshly fallen snow is a tradition. For those who aren't lucky enough to live in an area that doesn't get much (or any) snowfall, these Christmas snowman decorations are second choice. Though they're not a replacement for the real thing, they're fine as a decoration in a snowman's place.

Choices of Christmas Snowman Decorations

Snowmen Holiday Outdoor Decoration
For me, especially in recent snow-less Christmases, we have a medium-sized, lit up Christmas snowman decoration. Some of these decorations of which are highlighted below. Done right, all one needs to create the perfect Christmas feeling. Your home will be filled with the feeling of Christmas spirit. Something that is helped along with just the right mixture of decorations, liveliness and nostalgia for holidays' past that decorations can create. During gatherings, or even for yourself and those you're closest to, with the sights and sounds of Christmas, are the perfect mix to bring about memories of Christmases past. You'll also find that you'll be making new memories for future nostalgia.
Merry Carolers Christmas Snowman Decorations
All-around, Christmas snowman decorations are the perfect symbol of the holidays. They excellent for putting a finishing touch on your Christmas decorations. On top of it, they're pretty affordable and can last for the years to come. Not only do they brighten up your home with Christmas lighting, but they also light up your home with Christmas spirit.

In these days we need plenty of Christmas spirit as the year winds down. Christmas snowman decorations are nearly endless in the types and styles you can get. If you want to go all out, you can find bedding, furniture coverings and much, much more. Snowmen are, and always will be, a symbol of Christmas. It's a symbol that brings everyone into the feeling of the season. Even if you're far away from anywhere that gets snow, a snowman will bring about the Christmas spirit within us all.