The U.S. Greeting Card Association estimates that approximately 190 million valentines are sent each year in the United States. Half of those valentines are given to family members other than husband or wife, usually to children. When the valentine-exchange cards made in school activities are included, the figure goes up to 1 billion, and teachers become the people receiving the most valentines.
Here is a vintage gallery of very strange Valentine’s Day sentiments:
Well, it’s that time again. An old year has ended and new one is about to begin. But first, we must survive the annual New Year’s Eve celebration on December 31st, the final day of any given year.
Now, in modern and civilized societies such as ours, New Year’s Eve is very often celebrated at large social gatherings during which the party participants eat, dance and consume very large amounts of adult alcoholic beverages while we watch, or even better, light potentially dangerous fireworks to mark the incoming new year.
Have a safe and Happy New Year and thanks for visiting!
Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated on the day following Christmas Day. Boxing Day is primarily known as a shopping holiday, much like Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) in the United States. Boxing Day is sometimes called Unboxing Day.
In Britain, it was a custom for tradespeople to collect “Christmas boxes” of money or presents on the first weekday after Christmas as thanks for good service throughout the year.
This custom is linked to an older British tradition: since they would have to wait on their masters on Christmas Day, the servants of the wealthy were allowed the next day to visit their families. Employers would give each servant a box to take home containing gifts, bonuses and sometimes leftover food.
I’m dreaming of a White Christmas Fruitcake. Just like the ones I used to know. May your days be merry and bright, and may all your fruitcakes be white.
We’re not really sure why this is called white fruitcake since it looks like the traditional awful fruitcake we are all accustomed to seeing. Some powdered sugar would have certainly helped the concept.