Fall is officially here! It’s time to go pick some pumpkins, make apple cider, and watch the leaves change colors. While you are busy enjoying the change in seasons, don’t forget to acknowledge these important days. The holidays of fall are opportunities to show how much you appreciate those around you. The season brings people together as the weather turns cold. For some, fall holidays are all about spending time with loved ones, and for others they are about having fun with festivities, whether trick-or-treating, or carving a jack-o-lantern. Whichever fall holiday is your favorite, Memorable Gifts has a wide selection of personalized gifts for all occasions. Continue reading
With a little over a month left until summer break, the school year has really flown by. Teachers and professors put in immense effort during the school year to ensure that their students are learning and developing better critical thinking skills in their studies. Even though students are out of school during the summer, many teachers are still working hard, taking classes to further their teaching and education credentials. It can be said that teachers are learning just as much as their students, putting in continuous effort to better their teaching curriculum. Continue reading
When Easter comes around, no animal becomes more popular than the bunny. We see it in chocolate form, as stuffed animals, on greeting cards, and various Easter themed items. The bunny has no doubt become a symbol for the Christian holiday, and has also become the “Santa Claus” of Easter, as the pointy-eared friend is said to bring chocolate and toys to children. But where did the bunny originate from? Let’s take a quick look.
Hares and bunnies are said to have appeared in motif art in medieval times, with it being believed that the hare was a hermaphrodite since it was thought to have been capable of reproducing without loss of virginity. This thus led the hare to be associated with the Virgin Mary and appearing in manuscripts and forms of art. It is also stated that the hare was associated with the Teutonic deity Eostra, who was the goddess of spring and fertility. Continue reading
We may have come to associate March 17th as a day in which people remember to wear green to avoid being pinched or a day where people celebrate with green beer at the end of the day, but did you know there’s more to this holiday than just shamrocks and alcohol?
To start, St. Patrick himself wasn’t even Irish – he was British. That’s a shocker! Legend also says that wearing green stemmed from 18th century Irish people wearing shamrocks on March 17th because St. Patrick, who worked as a Catholic missionary, used a shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity between the Father, Spirit, and Son. Continue reading
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