My Hispanic culture is something I treasure enough that I even kept my last name when I got married. I felt as though my last name helped me hold onto that culture. On January 6, most Hispanics celebrate Día de Tres Reyes. This holiday commemorates the day The Three Wise men found Jesus in the manger and gave him 3 gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh. Children write to the wise men asking for gifts that are then found on Tres Reyes (Three Kings) underneath their bed and in or near their shoes.
My children learn about this tradition in the 1st grade year and love telling others about the tradition. We wanted to help them understand and celebrate the importance of the holiday as well, so we decided to pick up 3 family gifts. Since we already own and love the Xbox and Kinect, we grabbed a few games the kids could all enjoy. Besides, Xbox consoles, games, accessories, memberships, and more all make great Three Kings gifts. They love watching the game show Wipeout, so we picked up Wipeout 3 for the Kinect. Plus, since Angry Birds is a pop sensation for their techy generation, we picked up the Angry Birds Trilogy for the Xbox as well. Finally, since the kids enjoy playing a few games on Xbox Live, we grabbed a gift card with plenty of XBox Live points on it to keep them entertained for a while. And, yes, many of your Xbox LIVE apps work in Mexico. I am sure this will bring them great joy on the morning of Tres Reyes… as well as help them stay entertained the last few days of their holiday break.
Best Buy and Microsoft
Best Buy is committed to celebrating the rich cultural traditions and holidays that are special for their Hispanic consumers. The “Tres Reyes” initiative is a joint effort between both Best Buy and Microsoft Xbox to celebrate Three Kings Day, an important day during the Holiday season. Best Buy is the destination for gifts for Three Kings and the Xbox and Xbox Live are two perfect gift ideas. In fact, Best Buy offers a total Spanish-language experience through Best Buy ESP. Plus, check out the assortment of eGift-Cards in Spanish and have them easily delivered immediately via email.
Best Buy has over 1,000 stores in the US with Spanish-speaking sales associates in more than 300 locations coast-to-coast. Visit your local store and ask for a Spanish-speaking associate… they are always there to help.
Xbox 4GB with Kinect Giveaway
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