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What to Get Your Sister for Her Birthday

May 17, 2018

You borrow each other’s clothes, spend your nights talking about boys, and sometimes get in the occasional fight — that’s right, we’re talking about your sister! Through thick and thin, she’s the one person who has had your back since day one.

With her birthday coming up, don’t you think it’s only right to get your sister something stylish, sensible, heartfelt, or maybe a nice mix of all three? We think so! Celebrate the day your best friend came into this world by getting her something that’s perfect for her lifestyle and personality.

Three girls holding and laughing loud on a rooftop party.

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Floral Occasions & Holidays

Everything You Need to Know About Corsages and Boutonnieres

May 15, 2018
A close up of pretty corsages on the writs of teenage girls at their prom.

It’s a good thing April showers bring May flowers, because with prom, graduation, and wedding season officially upon us, we’re going to need all the flowers we can get!

If this is your first time buying a corsage or boutonniere, or heck, the first time you’re hearing these words entirely, have no fear! Their names may sound a bit intimidating, but they’re somewhat of a right of passage to buy — so long as you know a few key things.

A close up of pretty corsages on the writs of teenage girls at their prom.

What’s a Corsage?

A corsage is a small bundle of flowers that women typically wear pinned to their tops or around their wrist at special occasions. From bridal parties to prom-goers, corsages hit their peak popularity around May and June. Continue Reading…

Floral Occasions & Holidays, Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Gifts Under $100, $50, $30, and $10

May 2, 2018

From scraped knees as a kid to high school breakups, your mom has been there for you every step of the way. So when Mother’s Day comes around, you know it’s the perfect opportunity to turn the tables and show mom how much you care about her. And what’s the best way to do that? By giving her something that she’ll cherish and remember for a lifetime.

And because mom is the beautiful angel that she is, odds are she doesn’t want you breaking the bank for her sake. That’s why we’ve put together a list of crafts, gifts, and experiences you can excite mom with this Mother’s Day, no matter what your budget is.

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What to Get Mom for Mother’s Day

May 2, 2018

When the pressure is on to get mom the perfect Mother’s Day gift, it can be hard to find something that seems good enough for the woman who gave you everything. But lucky for you, we’re here to take some of the pressure off of your shoulders. When it comes to mom, keep these three words in mind: thoughtful, personal, and beautiful.

All mom really wants this year is to know that she’s loved and appreciated. Make her feel like the luckiest mom in the world (and score some major brownie points) by getting her: Continue Reading…

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Gift Ideas for Administrative Professionals Day

April 19, 2018

Administrative Professionals Day 2018 is Wednesday, April 25th!

Most businesses require a lot of time and effort from any number of employees in order to function at their best, all the time. Administrative Professionals Day is a celebration of the amazing people that help us do our jobs well from day to day. Every third week in April, we show our appreciation and reward the people that work closely with us by giving special gifts or doing thoughtful things for our fellow workers. If you are looking for gift ideas for Administrative Professionals Day, below are some simple ways to show how important your working peers are to you!

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Fun Facts About Easter

March 30, 2018
Chocolate Easter Bunny in a Basket with Assorted Candy

You know it involves decorating eggs, plenty of chocolate, and pastel colors galore, but how much do you really know about the origin of Easter, its many symbols, or the record-breaking candies associated with the holiday? With Easter just a few days away, we’re sharing some of our favorite facts about the Christian holiday that kicks off the spring season.

Easter Religion

  1. Easter is a Christian holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus.
  2. It takes place after the 40-day period of Lent, a time when people typically fast during the day or give up something they enjoy.
  3. The week before Easter is considered “Holy Week.” Palm Sunday takes place exactly a week before Easter, then comes Good Friday, and the week ends with Easter Sunday.
  4. Easter is the oldest Christian holiday, and the one many Christians believe to be the most important Catholic holiday (even over Christmas!).

Cross At Sunset With Sunlight And Orange Clouds

Easter Food

  1. Each year, Americans spend nearly $2 billion on Easter candy.
  2. More than 70% of that candy is chocolate.
  3. Chocolate bunnies are the most popular chocolate candy.
  4. While having hollow chocolate bunnies certainly saves on manufacturing costs, one of the main reasons for the hollow inside is so that people don’t hurt their jaw or crack a tooth.
  5. People have long debated where you should start on an Easter bunny — at the ears or the feet. But it looks like the people have spoken! One study found that 76% of Americans think you should start at the ears.
  6. In 2017, the world’s largest chocolate bunny was created in Brazil — it weighed an astonishing 9,359 pounds and stood nearly 15 feet tall.
  7. Speaking of record-breaking Easter treats, there’s also a record for the tallest Easter egg ever created. It weighed in at 15,000 pounds and was 33 feet tall.
  8. Easter falls just behind Halloween and the second biggest holiday for purchasing candy in America.
  9. Before chocolate cornered the Easter food market, pretzels were eaten and exchanged as gifts.
  10. During the week leading to Easter, it’s estimated that Americans eat around 16 million jelly beans.
  11. Similar to how people eat turkey on Thanksgiving, it’s tradition to eat lamb on Easter Sunday.

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5 Pranks to Pull on Your Friends and Family this April Fool’s Day

March 28, 2018

The best April Fool’s Day pranks are the ones that make everyone laugh — even the prankee. With this day of mischief and trickery right around the corner, now is the time to solidify yourself as the prankster of your office, family, or friend group (or all three!).

1. The Squirting Flower

No joke is more timeless than the good old squirting flower prank. All you need to pull off this classic “got-ya” joke is an artificial flower, a coffee straw that matches the color of your flower’s center, a small squirt bottle, and a medicine dropper. Throughout the day, ask people for a hug or to read something that’s printed on your shirt. When the time is right, discretely squeeze the bottle sitting in the pocket of your shirt or taped to your chest, and enjoy a good laugh! Continue Reading…

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Startling Facts About Everyone’s Favorite Season – Spring!

March 20, 2018

The results are in — 33% of Americans say spring is their favorite season! And honestly, we couldn’t agree more! The weather is perfect, the trees are blooming, and tulips sprout from their bulbs just waiting to greet you — what’s not to love? In honor of spring’s arrival, we’re sharing a few facts about everyone’s (or at least 106 million people’s) favorite season — spring!

  1. This year, the first day of spring will be on March 20.
  2. The first day of spring is known as the vernal equinox.
  3. In Latin, the word vernal means “spring” and equinox means “equal night.”
  4. The Latin word for “season” is sationem, meaning “seed time.”
  5. Attention all lovebirds! We hate to say it, but we may have some bad news for you. According to a Facebook study, early spring is when couples are the most likely to break up.
  6. The spring equinox is one of only two times (the other being the fall equinox) when the sun rises in the east and sets in the west.
  7. If you were to stand on the equator during either the spring or fall equinox, you would see the sun pass directly over the top of your head. Continue Reading…
Birthday, Floral Occasions & Holidays

What Your Spring Birthday May Say About Your Health

March 18, 2018

Forget the moon and the stars — could the season you’re born in play a bigger role in your life and health? Though the science of birth seasons is still certainly an emerging field, some researchers believe, yes!

A 2015 study on birth month and disease risk published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association found that there may be some correlation between what season you’re born in and certain health risks and character traits you have. Though we suggest taking each finding below with a grain of salt (as the study was conducted using a relatively small sample size of only New York City newborns) it’s still fun to see how many of these are true for the spring babies in your life.

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Be more optimistic.

In a small study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, researchers discovered that people born in the spring and fall may be more likely than those born in the winter or summer to grow up into more positive adults.

While we like to believe that it’s because they are born into the world right as it’s bursting with color and life, studies show that this may be because people born in the spring had higher levels of dopamine and serotonin (neurotransmitters that have been proven to reduce levels of depression and anxiety) in their brains. Continue Reading…

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Birthday Gift Guide for the Person Who Has Everything

March 5, 2018

Buying a birthday present for that impossible-to-shop-for friend is no easy feat. Why? Because no matter what you see in the mall, you realize they already have it (in every color, too). If multiple, unsuccessful trips to the mall have left you feeling like nothing is good (or unique) enough for your loved one on their birthday, it’s time to get creative — and no, we’re not talking about going on a DIY spree.

Fun, unique gifts are all around you, you just have to know where to look! Before you buy the birthday boy or girl yet another gift card, consider buying them: Continue Reading…