The Gift of Christmas

About This Site

This site was created by me, Anne, as a holiday greeting to visitors from the Internet; I hope that you find it helpful and/or entertaining.

Answers to a few Frequently Asked Questions about this site are below.

Where do you get the content for this site?
For non-original material, I've tried to include sources when I know them. The quotes, cartoons, lyrics, etc. are copyrighted to their respective owners; no copyright infringement of any kind is intended. This information is posted strictly for entertainment purposes. No profit is being made. If you feel I've failed to credit you, please let me know.

Where did you find the ___ that you used in the layout?
Layout credits are listed on the links page.

Where is that adorable tag graphic that you used to have?
For a limited time, you can view it right here. Giving credit where it's due: the tag was found at in the Free Gift Tags section. I modified it *heavily* to its current form using the software Fireworks. See the next question and answer regarding using this graphic elsewhere.

May I use your graphics/layout on my site/webpage/whatever?
As noted above, the graphics and layout here are modified versions of someone else's work. However, if you use what I've done here, be sure to include the credits, and add a link to my site, since this particular arrangement *is* my idea. (And as always, DO NOT direct link to graphics.)

Will you advertise my (whatever) on your site?

Could I suggest a link to be added? Are you interested in a link exchange?
Most of the email that I get from this site is about that topic, so before you send a link, please note the following:
--> Any suggestion made will be reviewed to determine whether it is suitable for inclusion. The review will consider such factors as: placement and prevalence of ads (banner or text), amount of original content, overall quality, informational value, entertainment value, family friendliness, and relevance of the content to our topic.
--> Typically, any site whose purpose appears to be making a profit will not be added.
--> Any hint of trickery or misrepresentation will be immediately deleted. For example, if you send a link and call it "a Christmas resource" but the address raises a red (spam) flag like, it will not be added... no matter what kind of helpful third party you claim to be.
--> Shortened (, etc.), masked, or other suspicious links are also not acceptable and will be deleted upon receipt.
--> I do not do "link exchanges," or link swaps, or whatever else people might call it.
Please do not suggest alternate phrasings or loopholes to try to get an unsuitable site listed. Thank you for understanding that our goal is to have a collection of quality Christmas resources.

How can I contact you?
I love to receive feedback from visitors about the site. Email me -- with about your Christmas site (or something very similar) in the subject line, so I'll know it isn't spam -- at admin| - and, of course, replace | with the correct symbol.

I've written to you; why haven't you responded?
When a site visitor takes the time to write to me, I make an effort to write back. If you're waiting on a response from me, note the following:

If you followed my suggestions for emailing and it's been a few days and you still haven't heard from me, I apologize. Sometimes, especially if someone asks a question, I simply don't know what to say. So I put off writing to the person and before you know it, I've waited too long to respond. Please don't take it personally. I'm not trying to be rude; I'm just a bit shy sometimes. :sheepish: Feel free to write again.

The Gift of Christmas website is a rusted-crush production, with grateful acknowledgment to the sources that have helped make this site and this layout possible. Thank you for visiting. Enjoy the site! A very Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!