Holidays

 

Flag Day this week marked 240 years of Old Glory. Since the flag’s adoption by Congress on June 14, 1777, its design has been modified 27 times, with President Eisenhower ordering the current 50-star version of our flag in 1959. Symbolizing independence and solidarity, the Stars and Stripes are a powerful reminder...

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Father’s Day is just around the corner – your chance to say, “Thanks for all the Dad-ing” with one perfect gift. But let’s face it, it’s hard to find the right present for someone who has everything or insists he doesn’t need anything. The best route is also the simplest: Choose a gift that reflects...

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Since our nation’s beginning 241 years ago, more than 1.1 million sons and daughters have died in wars. Those deaths have touched generations and are why we commemorate a special day for the fallen on Memorial Day. One way to honor the fallen on Memorial Day is to fly the flag at half-staff until noon, and then raise...

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About 3.5 million students are expected to graduate from high school during the next few weeks, says the National Center for Education Statistics.  After leaving the nest, it’s normal for a bout of homesickness in the first few months at college. Dormitory life doesn’t have to cause angst for those students who...

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Looking for ways to show the moms in your life how much they are truly appreciated and loved this Mother’s Day?  Whether it’s your mom, stepmom, grandma or like-a-mom, here are five easy tips to make this a memorable holiday for the ladies in your life. Above all else, remember this day is dedicated to mothers,...

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On St. Patrick’s Day, everybody’s Irish and looking to celebrate. So plan a party! Bust out something green to wear, invite your guests to do the same and get into the spirit on Friday, March 17. St. Patrick’s Day is all about traditions and there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate Irish heritage and...

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This guide is sure to lead you to a Valentine’s Day like none you’ve had before, but it takes at least one day of planning. I promise it will be fun for both parties and will mix up your Valentine’s Day. Scavenger Hunt – Start the morning with a scavenger hunt. Put the first clue somewhere easy to find. From...

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If you’ve ever hosted a party around the holidays, you know how much planning and prepping goes into putting on a fabulous soiree. This year, though you may be off the hook with all the prep work, you still have a duty as a gracious guest to get your host a little something-something to thank them for all their hard...

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The holidays are here. With holidays comes holiday parties. With holiday parties comes holiday guests. Want to be totally ready for those guests? Here’s how: Floor mats: There is a good chance your guests will be rushing in from the cold and snow and all of that melting snow and ice is going to drench your floors....

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The first night of Hanukkah and Christmas Eve land on the same day in 2016.  The first night of Hanukkah falling on Christmas Eve is so rare that it has only happened 4 times in the last 100 years. It is often said that blue represents a generosity of spirit or for those who seek wisdom and honesty.  And it...

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