Friday, August 10, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
There are several holidays in May that at first glance seem separate and distinct. They each have their own theme, and each commemorate a certain segment of society. Yet, upon a closer look, each contain a certain element that gives them a commonality; it is motherhood.
• Mother’s Day (May 13): As we raise our glasses and give a toast to honor all the mothers across the country let us also give a thought to the woman who fought and struggled for years to make Mother’s Day a national holiday — Anna Marie Jarvis. After the death of her mother, Anna seized upon the idea of having a special day honoring mothers everywhere. She worked tirelessly to arouse the interest of state governments, business leaders, women’s groups churches and other organizations to join her in the effort to establish a national Mother’s Day holiday.
Her efforts finally succeeded. On May 9, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the first national Mother’s Day holiday. The popularity of Mother’s Day grew so rapidly that it quickly brought about a surge of commercialism from florists and card makers. Anna became embittered over this rampant exploitation of the holiday. She angrily remarked, “A printed card means nothing except you are too lazy to write to the woman who has done more for you than anyone in the world.”
Ironically, Anna Marie Jarvis, the women who fought so hard to make Mother’s Day a national holiday, became so upset that Mother’s Day was being abused and commercialized that she spent the last years of her life, and most of her money, fighting to remove Mother’s Day as a national holiday. She lost the battle, died in poverty and is remembered by few.
• Armed Forces Day (May 19): On Aug. 31, 1949 the Secretary of Defense announced the creation of Armed Forces Day to replace the separate days in which to honor each military branch of service. It would be a day for the armed forces to display their finest military equipment in an attempt to bring about an awareness and public understanding of the military. It is also a day to honor those serving in the armed services, those brave men and women who are the sons and daughters of mothers across the country.
A ceremony was held for Blue Star Moms, which are mothers with sons and daughters actively serving in the military.
The faces of service, dedication and sacrifice were honored by the American Legion Post 257 in Collegedale, which gave its full attention to seven Blue Star Moms.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Pink Sugar Cookie Specialty Scented Candle
Sugar Cookie has always been a customer favorite! Enjoy sweet cream, butter, sugar and vanilla baked to pink perfection and packaged as a breast cancer tribute. 10% of the retail price donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (www.bcrfcure.org)
The Breast Cancer Tribute candle has a new, seasonal fragrance named Pink Sugar Cookie, infused with the essence of vanilla, sweet cream and hints of coconut. The candle label is decorated with the pink ribbons symbolic of breast cancer awareness and finding a cure. In addition, Gold Canyon is donating 10 percent of each Breast Cancer Tribute candle purchased to BCRF. BCRF gives away more than 88 cents of every dollar donation towards breast cancer research and awareness programs worldwide with targeted funding that has led to advances in detection, prevention and treatment.
"At Gold Canyon we are continually striving to make the world a better place and give back to the community," said Gold Canyon Co-Founder Karen Waisath. "Through the purchase of a Breast Cancer Tribute candle, you are making a difference in the lives of women and children everywhere."
The Pink Sugar Cookie Breast Cancer Tribute candle is available for purchase through a Gold Canyon Independent Demonstrator or online at:
About Gold Canyon
Based in Chandler, Ariz., Gold Canyon was founded in 1997 by Curt and Karen Waisath and offers an income opportunity through quality scents, decor, home and body care. Through an independent sales force of more than 26,000 Demonstrators in North America, Gold Canyon is committed to enriching lives with "The World's Finest®" products, developed with great care using only the highest quality ingredients. Gold Canyon continues to experience significant growth, recently expanding its operations with a 100,000 square feet addition to distribution and manufacturing facilities in Chandler, Ariz. For more information:
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