Delightful December

December Holidays and History – December ushers in winter holidays such as Christmas, Kwanza, and Chanukah. It is also a time when families gather in the warmth of their homes. Throughout the month, our thoughts and actions turn toward charity and peace. During the twelfth and final month of the year, December inspires a flurry of …
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NATIONAL SWEETEST DAY – Third Saturday in October

National Sweetest Day is observed on the third Saturday in October by people of all ages. National Sweetest Day encourages everyone to be generous even in the smallest ways.  From its inception as Candy Day in 1916, this day reminds us that even small tokens improve the lives of those around us. While the observance started with candy and …
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METASTATIC BREAST CANCER AWARENESS DAY – October 13

On October 13th, National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day focuses on the estimated 271,270 Americans diagnosed with this destructive cancer. Each year, treatments for all kinds of breast cancer are improving. Metastatic cancer is a stage IV cancer invading all areas of the body. It affects the liver, lungs, brain, lymph nodes, and more. Both …
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NATIONAL GUMBO DAY

On October 12th, the menu spotlights National Gumbo Day for food holidays. This heavily seasoned, stew-like dish fills us up on chilly fall days. Originating in southern Louisiana during the 18th century, Gumbo typically consists of strongly-flavored stock with meat or shellfish, a thickener, and seasoned vegetables. The seasoned vegetables may include celery, bell peppers, …
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NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION MONTH

October is National Fire Prevention Month and that means it’s time for us all to take the precautionary steps to prevent dangerous and life-threatening fires. According to the National Fire Prevention Association, the winter months see an increase in home fires, deaths and injuries. These are the months when we turn on the heat to …
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NATIONAL JEWEL DAY – March 13

National Jewel Day on March 13th recognizes the makers, the jewelers and the special pieces that take our breath away. Each year, the day reminds us to wear those pieces and to appreciate the artisans who make them shine!  Jewelers offer a wide variety of gemstones. They provide their customers with custom designs and often …
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NATIONAL HANDBAG DAY – October 10

National Handbag Day is observed annually on October 10th. This is a day to celebrate all the different types of handbags. HOW TO OBSERVE Show us your style by taking photos of your favorite handbags and posting them on social media using #nationalhandbagday. Another great way to celebrate is to treat yourself to a new …
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HALLOWEEN SAFETY MONTH – October

Halloween Safety Month is an annual designation observed in October. Halloween is a fun holiday for friends and families, but since it usually involves being outdoors late into the evening, it’s important to keep safety in mind when you’re out celebrating this spooky holiday.  The National Safety Council says in 2013, an estimated 6,100 pedestrian …
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Balloons Around the World Day

Balloons Around The World is a made-up holiday that aims to spread cheer around the world. It is celebrated annually on October 1. The unofficial holiday was created by Jeff Brown in 2000. The holiday encourages people to use balloons and the art of balloon twisting and decorating to bring smiles to the faces of …
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Jewel days

Jewels and jewelry are not just for special occasions.   A little sparkle and glam add the right touch to your look.  It’s the perfect finish to your look.  Most of us wear our wedding rings no matter what, but adding a splash of color completes a look.  Jeans or cocktail dress there is a perfect …
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