Monthly Archives: May 2016

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5 Meaningful 2016 Graduation Gifts for the Graduate

5 Meaningful 2016 Graduation Gifts for the Graduate

Think back to the time of your graduation.  Do you remember the excitement and nervousness of walking to the podium to receive your diploma?  While the graduates are letting out one long sigh of relief that school is finally over, there’s a good chance that the parents are taking a deep breath too for making it through their kid’s college years!  It’s a momentous occasion for families to revel in when they proudly watch their sons and daughters in their graduation ceremonies.

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Incredible Gift Ideas You Won’t Want to Miss for Father’s Day in 2016!

This year will be the 100th anniversary of Father’s Day which falls on June 19th in 2016.  It’s a day that dads and father figures get to kick back, watch a favorite sporting event, take a long nap, or do whatever it is they choose!

Father’s Day began when Sonora Smart Dodd, decided in 1916 that she wanted to honor her single dad for singlehandedly raising her and her five siblings and doing a great job.

For the first Father’s Day, girls handed out red roses to their dads to pin onto their lapels.  Father’s Day has become a popular holiday that is widely celebrated. A little bit of trivia that you may not know is that Father’s Day was not even a permanent holiday until President Richard Nixon made a presidential proclamation in 1972.

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9 Tips that can IMMEDIATELY Transform your Home into a Shining Example of Patriotic Pride

Memorial Day is fast approaching and July 4th is not far behind.  Whether or not you’re having a big party or you just want to show your patriotic pride, we have nine fantastic tips that will help give your home an updated, festive patriotic look.

1- Proudly Display the American Flag

If you could only select one item to display on Memorial Day or July 4th, we would suggest the tangle free American Flag and flag pole.  The unique tangle free design means that your flag will not wrap around the pole every time the wind blows.  You can also use the pole for other holiday flags and banners.  See what a few of our other customers said about this flag pole.

“Got tired of our flags always ending up wrapped up on the pole. This one is great. It never wraps around itself even in winds. It has been very durable also. I would buy one of these again when this one wears out.”  Lynn, Sacramento, CA

“This product is great! I was so tired of unwrapping my old flag and the wind is very strong here in Az. No matter how windy, this flag does not tangle. I love it! – Marybelle, Flagstaff, Az.”

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2- Outdoor Patriotic Bunting

A quick and easy way to show your patriotism is to hang this Patriotic American Flag Bunting.  Offered in the traditional and the vintage style, it can be placed on a porch, deck or fence.  It’s a quick and easy way to show off your patriotic spirit!

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3- Create a Patriotic Background for your Home

A fun way to decorate the outside of your home at night is to use the Star Shower Patriot light which projects thousands of tiny red and blue stars, simply by plugging it in and staking it into the ground.  A light sensor will automatically turn them off.

Hint: If you had the chance to use the Star Shower Christmas Lights, then you’ll love the patriotic colors of the Star Shower Patriot.

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51 CLEVER Money Savings Tips from the Experts in 2016

Who doesn’t like saving money? Whether you are just beginning your journey towards becoming money savvy or you’ve been successfully managing your money for years, there’s always something new to learn.

We’re excited about sharing money saving ideas, because we believe at Collections Etc, you should be able to find fun and stylish items without spending a lot of money. By browsing our site, you’ll find that we offer a wide variety of items at great prices with hundreds of items on sale or clearance.
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Essential Patriotic Fashion for your Memorial Day Weekend!

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There are many ways to show off your patriotic spirit! A fun way to do this is by wearing a fun holiday-inspired clothing piece. We’ve got plenty of styles and variety of clothing to choose from including trendy, classic and comfortable!

Fashion-Forward Patriotic Clothing

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Tie Dye Dress

One of the brand new apparel pieces is this Patriotic Red, White and Blue Tie Dye Dress which is a great fashion piece for summer and 4th of July parties! This fun and festive tie-dye dress features an embellished patriotic heart on the front. Not only is this a trendy option but it also is really easy-to-wear!  This tank dress has comfortable straps and a flattering neckline that will look great on everyone!

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Plaid is a classic and trendy pattern and the Americana Button Down Plaid Shirt is the perfect patriotic redesign of this staple! This camp shirt has a red, blue and white checked pattern with accented heart-shaped flags. This can be worn for Memorial Day, 4th of July and Flag Day; it’s also great over a tank top or on its own, making it versatile and easy-to-wear!

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Bandana Cotton Top

Another one of our new apparel pieces is the Americana Bandana Scoop Neck Cotton Top. A trendy, all-American bandana print is accented with sparkling sequin details, making it a great fashionable top! This soft cotton knit top is also available in blue and has a flattering neckline and short sleeves. Wear it to show your patriotism on Memorial Day, 4th of July and Flag Day!

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