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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…
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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.

Spring Babies May…

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…

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Everything Needed for the Perfect St. Patrick’s Day

March 3, 2018

When you’ve got us in your corner, it doesn’t take luck or a pot of gold to throw an unforgettable St. Patrick’s Day party. If you’re looking to skip the green sea of people that’ll be out at bars and restaurants this year, throw a party fit for an Irishman in your very own home.

All you need to transform your home into the Emerald Isle is:

All of the Green Decor

From our white and green roses and Lucky Pot O’ Gold “green-ery” to shamrock decorations and personalized pub signs, there’s no such thing as too much green on St. Paddy’s Day. If you’re more of the DIY-type, add a personal touch to the day by handcrafting your own St. Patrick’s Day floral arrangement.

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9 Ways to Partake in International Women’s Day

March 1, 2018

Though it was only observed by the United Nations for the first time in 1975, celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8, has been a time-honored tradition since the early 1900s. And like women, each year’s celebrations only seem to get stronger. In 2018, it’s estimated that women from over 120 countries will partake in International Women’s Day.

If you’re looking for ways to join the movement and celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women this International Women’s Day, we’ve got a few suggestions.

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Ways to Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day on March 2

February 28, 2018

What’s the key to having a successful business? Was “the customer” the first thing that came to your mind? While there’s no denying a loyal fan base of customers is important, the success of a business lies first and foremost in its employees. Are they happy there? Are they driven? Do they want to see the company grow?

It’s this change in thinking over the past few years that has led business owners to consider their employees’ well-being and happiness just as much, if not more, as a customer’s.

If you’re looking to reward your employees and thank them for another year of incredible work on National Employee Appreciation Day, we’ve got a few suggestions.

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Why You Should Deliver Valentine’s Day Flowers Early

February 9, 2018

Did you promise to be more proactive in the New Year, after a rather hectic Christmas season? If so, you’re not alone. One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to get more organized. So with another major holiday coming up in just a few days, it’s time to make good on that resolution!

This year, don’t be the person running around town looking for an open florist on the afternoon of February 14. Instead, be the person who ordered his flowers days in advance and is now ready to sit back and relax with their loved one on Valentine’s Day. Below are just a few more reasons why ordering flowers early will make Valentine’s Day gift-giving a breeze.

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Chinese New Year 2018: The Year of the Dog

February 8, 2018
chinese new year lanters

Happy 4716! While our calendars may now say 2018, many countries in Asia are getting ready to ring in the year 4716 — the Year of the Dog. That’s right, it’s time once again to celebrate the Chinese New Year! For centuries, the Chinese New Year has remained the largest celebration throughout Asia, with billions of gifts and well wishes sent among people. But over the years, their lanterns, fireworks, and red cards have made their way across the pond to the United States, where millions of people also celebrate the (second) New Year.

chinese new year lanters

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