December 22, 2010
It is the season of comfort, kindness and joy. And in that spirit, SMU wishes you the very best.
Are you curious about the oldest mass-produced Christmas card? Or are you considering new recipes to try, a new book to read, or ways to relieve the stress? We have something for you:
||Oldest Christmas Card|
Before the onset of high-tech social communication, the quickest way for people to spread holiday cheer was through mass-produced Christmas cards. The oldest mass-produced Christmas card – dating back more than 160 years – can be found among the extensive special collections at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Read more or watch a video . . .
||Festive Food Ideas|
SMU Forum's 6th annual holiday recipe roundup presents festive food ideas from the campus community and the world. It includes recipes for side dishes, main courses, desserts, sweets, food gifts, game-day snacks, kosher and ethnic treats, vegetarian recipes . . . you name it. Read more. . .
||From Cookbooks to History to Museum Exhibits|
It’s easy to overlook the treasures in your own backyard, but books published over the past year by members of the SMU community offer a variety of appealing choices for the holidays, whether you are looking for a last-minute gift or something to relax with after the chaos. Read more. . .
||Surviving the Holiday Stress|
Wondering if you'll be able to survive the stress of the holidays — the meals, the gift-exchanges, reliving old times, and all that togetherness? Don't panic. You can get through this and still be on speaking terms with your family. We have some survival tips. Read more. . .
To Wrap or Not to Wrap, That is the Question
Do recipients like gift-wrapped presents more than unwrapped gifts? It appears so, according to a study by Daniel Howard, professor of marketing in SMU's Cox School of Business. Howard designed a series of experiments to test the hypothesis that a gift-wrapped item influences the recipient to have a more favorable attitude toward owning the gift itself. Read more. . .
||Visit the Meadows Museum|
The Meadows Museum, located on the SMU campus near Mockingbird Lane and Bishop Boulevard, is currently featuring several outstanding exhibits, including Breaking New Ground: Presenting the George W. Bush Presidential Center; The Prado and the Meadows; and Sultans and Saints: Spain's Confluence of Cultures. Read more about the exhibits or plan a visit.
The SMU Holiday Card
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