CHRISTMAS NEWS

Nabisco created the Animal Cracker Box with string handles for hanging on Christmas Trees in 1902.

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ALL ABOUT DECEMBER

Just a bit of December Tidbits. This month is……..

Eggnog month, Fruitcake month, Pear Month,Universal Human Rights Month. Kwanzaa is observed from December 26-January 1.Hanukkah begins at sundown on the 25th day of the Jewish month Kislev, which varies with the contemporary calendar. It lasts for 8 days. December 1st was Eat a red apple day. 4th is National Cookie Day. the 13th is National Cocoa Day. 17th National Maple Syrup Day. The 21st Fried Shrimp Day. 24th National Eggnog Day. 26th National Candy Cane Day. The 27th National Fruitcake Day. Christmas always occurs on December 25th.

Birthstone: Turquoise Meaning: Prosperity. Flower: Narcissus Meaning: Good Fortune

Just a few tidbits. Have a Great December!

NOVEMBER

 

NOVEMBER TIDBITS:

The 1st was the Day of the Dead. Today is National Deviled Egg Day Tomorrow is National Sandwich Day. The 14th is National Spicy Guacamole Day.The 23rd is National Cashew Day. The 29th National Chocolate Day. Veterans Day occurs on the 11th each year. It is for honoring those who have served honorably in the military during both wartime and peacetime. November is Good Nutrition Month, National Pomegranate Month and National Raisin Bread Month. Also National Pepper Month.And let’s not forget Mr. Turkey!!! Thanksgiving will occur on the fourth Thursday this month.

Birthstone: Topaz, Meaning: Fidelity   Flower: Chrysanthemum: Meaning: Sensitivity

Just a few November Tidbits. Have a Wonderful Day!

I LOVE HALLOWEEN

And look what I found. These fun and festive Halloween mints. Saw these at a Cracker Barrel and just had to have them. 

IMG_8555And the mints inside are shaped like the Planchette

IMG_8558And when the mints are all gone I will use this tin to house one of my many Halloween Pins. Cute, Very Cute!

I LOVE HALLOWEEN!

HALLOWEEN

TWISTED TREATS / ROTTEN SWEETS

CANDY CORN

1898:Candy Corn is produced by the Herman Goelitz Confectionery Company of Fairfield, California, now known as the Jelly Belly Candy Company. (from women’s day magazine 2011) October 30 is National Candy Corn Day. More than 35 million pounds-that’s 9 billion pieces-are made each year. Like politics, the tricolor treat has American’s sharply divided, love’em or hate’em? I know that I can always eat a handful or two in October.One kernel has a mere 3.57 calories. Candy Corn is fat-free. A cup of candy corn has about as many calories as a cup of raisins. ( from family circle magazine 2011.)

Some thing else for your candy dish this October, the Hershey Kisses Pumpkin Spice are wonderful. And wrapped very festive. Enjoy!

HALLOWEEN

HALLOWEEN FREAKY FACTS

Orange and Black colors are used because orange represents the colorful fall harvest. Black represents the darkness of winter.

The Irish placed candles in turnips to keep away spirits. Over time pumpkins got used instead.

And some Halloween tidbits from Family Circle Magazine Oct. 2011. Chew on this: October 30 is National Candy Corn Day. More than 35 million pounds, that’s 9 billion pieces, are made each year. One kernel has a mere 3.57 calories. Candy corn is fat free. A cup of candy corn has about as many calories as a cup of raisins.

Halloween Humor

“Halloween was confusing. All my life my parents said, ‘Never take candy from strangers.’ And then they dressed me up and said, ‘Go beg for it.’ I didn’t know what to do. I’d knock on people’s doors and go, Trick or Treat, No thank you.”

—Rita Rudner