Category Archives: Special Days

Charming Gift Ideas for Mom on Mother’s Day

Every second Sunday in May, we recognize Mother’s Day as a way to honor the positive contributions of all mothers.  The founder of the Mother’s Day, Anna Jarvis, began to actively campaign to make Mother’s Day an official U.S. Holiday after her mother passed away.  It was at her mother’s memorial service that she handed out carnations, her mother’s favorite flower, to all those who attended.  In the years to come, the original white carnations that were associated with Mother’s Day changed color.  Red and pink carnations became synonymous for mothers that were alive and white carnations were worn to honor deceased mothers (1).
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11 Tips For Hosting The Perfect St. Patrick’s Day Party

St Patrick’s Day is a festive holiday for all ages. Celebrating the culture and history of the Emerald Isle is tons of fun whether you have Irish heritage or not! If you are throwing a St. Patrick’s Day party this year, check out the tips below for decorating and snack ideas that your guests will love!

1. Greet Guests with Door Decorations

Before your guests even get into your home, welcome them to the party with some St. Patrick’s Day outdoor decor! Add a pop of green and gold with a fun and festive St. Patty’s Day wreath or a green and white swag on the front door. Opt for a cute leprechaun kitty on your porch, fence or light fixture, or a pretty green wreath for a more subtle look. Get the most bang for your buck with a “Welcome” sign with interchangeable ornaments and hang the shamrock for St. Patty’s Day!

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Mardi Gras – History and Tradition

Mardi Gras is an interesting festival to say the least. Even if you are not intrigued by the event itself you may still wonder what it is all about. The mix of European culture and southern soul makes for a delicious mix of exciting events and fun traditions. So, why is this New Orleans parade such a spectacle and what makes it special? Here are a few facts about Mardi Gras that could help you to understand.

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10 of the Cutest Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day, known as one of the most romantic days in the year, is a time for couples to show their love and affection for their partner. They do this by exchanging small gifts of affection with each other. While these Valentine Day gifts can range from the truly luxurious to the traditional, we have several ideas for that special person in your life. There is something for everyone; from the highly creative individual to the person with a green thumb. You’ll find great ideas for the partner that enjoys decorating, sewing, enjoying the outdoors or baking and cooking. If you’re looking for something special for the person who enjoys the simpler things in life and doesn’t need a lot of bells and whistles, then we have a few suggestions that you might like.

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10 Fun Valentine’s Day Date Ideas That Won’t Break Your Bank

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and every couple in America is trying to figure out how to celebrate this special day that’s all about love. As Valentine’s Day is all about showering your significant other with romance, it’s easy to feel obligated to spend lots of money that you may not have. However, you don’t have to break the bank to show someone how much you care about them.

There are many cheap Valentine’s Day ideas that are just as romantic and allow you to show off your creative side. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite Valentine date ideas on a budget.

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13 Awesome Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, how do you figure out what kind of gift to give?  Of course, we think chocolates and flowers are beautiful and thoughtful, but what if you’d like to buy something a little more personal based on a person’s interests?  For instance, what could you give a friend, a sibling or a favorite teacher?

To help you, we’ve listed 13 Valentine Gift Ideas for a variety of people that you probably already know.  Let us know if we missed anything!  Continue reading 13 Awesome Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

5 Tips to Decorate Your Home for the Holidays on a Budget

The holidays are the busiest times of the year. It can also squeeze your wallet dry to the last penny. If you’re on a tight budget but still want to decorate to show your holiday spirit, the following are five helpful ideas on how you can get some cheap Christmas decorations and enrich your home with the spirit of Christmas.

1. DIY Christmas Stocking Totes

Stockings are a classic Christmas tradition, but due to their odd shape, it can be hard to stuff anything into them. You can make a more convenient “stocking” by using a tote bag instead! You can get inexpensive totes at your local craft store, but the best part is that you can use your imagination to decorate them however you want.

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5 Outdoor Christmas Decoration Ideas

Here is our list of favorite reasons why you should hang up your holiday outdoor lights now rather than later.

  1. If you hung up your outdoor holiday lights last year in the midst of freezing temperatures and below zero wind chills, don’t repeat that experience again. Get started early.
  2. The best deals are now! Get them while you can.
  3. If you like to decorate with items of the same theme, ordering early will allow you to find similar items that will match.
  4. There are many designs and styles to choose from to fit every budget…be among the first to choose your favorites from our vast selection.
  5. Add some outdoor holiday cheer to welcome friends and family.
  6. If you get your holiday lights up now, you’ll have more time to appreciate the beauty of your outdoor lighted décor.
  7. When holiday season kicks in, you won’t have to do anything else except appreciate looking at the outdoor lights.
  8. You’ll have plenty of time to order additional pieces if you want to add to your current selection of lights.
  9. When the first snow falls, your lights will look magical as they sparkle and twinkle in the night.
  10. You’ll have one task completed that you can cross off your “Honey-Do list”.

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How to Create a Welcoming Table for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is around the corner and enjoying time with your family and indulging in good food are likely on your menu.  You can bring the whole Thanksgiving experience together by setting a beautiful and stylish table that will include the stunning colors of fall.

Try a simple but inviting look for your table by combining a beautiful embroidered autumn leaf table runner. The beautiful beige runner with burgundy and gold leaves and berries is an invitation to sit down and share a meal. A pair of decorative autumn leave flameless candles  and a Thanksgiving turkey candle holder with acrylic beads that sparkle will give a lovely glow to your table. This idea is simple, but it exudes warmth and charm.

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What is the History of Veterans Day?

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What is Veterans Day?

Veterans Day is when we honor and pay our respect to all veterans for the sacrifices they made in defending and preserving this country’s freedom.   For Veteran’s Day, we want to mark this occasion with a heartfelt thank you to all of our customers who have served in the armed forces and their families.

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