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Saint Patrick's Day is March 17th
Pop on your green. For the Irish St. Patrick's day holiday you might find a tiny leprechaun, four leaf clover pin, a bright green sweater, or a "pot of gold" bowl filled with chocolate coins showing up on your doorstep.
If it is green or comes in the form of a good luck charm then it will likely be representative of Saint Patrick's Day.
For this holiday you may find yourself being treated to a pint of green ale, chowing down on green cookies or candies, or being presented with any array of green hats, scarves, or other green clothing. Perhaps even receiving a shamrock bouquet?
If you are giving gifts on this day then find a gift that is green and pass on a wee little smidge of that Irish luck to someone you know.
Birthday Gem Stones and Flowers
January - Garnet
February - Amethyst
March - Aquamarine
April - Diamond
May - Emerald
June - Pearl
July - Ruby
August - Peridot
September - Sapphire
October - Tourmaline Opal
November - Topaz Citrine
December - Turquoise Tanzanite Zircon
January - Snowdrop / Carnation
February - Primrose / Violet
March - Violet / Jonquil
April - Daisy / Sweet pea
May - Lily of the Valley / Hawthorne
June - Rose / Honeysuckle
July - Waterlily / Larkspur
August - Gladiolus / Poppy
September - Morning Glory / Aster
October - Calendula / Cosmos
November - Chrysanthemum
December - Poinsettia / Holly
March 20th is the First Day of Spring
Good Friday March 30th and Easter Monday April 2nd
A Spring Holiday: A Time of Rebirth & New Life
Easter is the time of year when Christ's rising is celebrated but this holiday also has deep pagan roots and this is where many of the symbols relating to Easter come from. Young lambs were early religious symbols of the Easter holiday. Other baby creatures just seemed to nestle in over time with the theme of rebirth.
Eggs have long been a symbol of rebirth so that explains their appearance on this holiday and it is the very fertile nature of the fuzzy little bunny rabbit that earned this creature its traditional honoring within this holiday. Baby animals have just naturally come to represent Easter as much as bunnies and eggs have. Expect any of these to be presented as gifts around this time of year.
For the Easter weekend expect presents of cuddly stuffed baby chickens, bunnies, or lambs of every size, shape, and color. Eggs are another popular item, and come in all sizes. There are gifts of small ones and large ones, some made of chocolate and some not. All cleverly hidden by the Easter rabbit who only appears around this very special time of year.
Bunnies come in richly smooth chocolate images, as candy dishes, mugs, plates, figurines, and toys, and they are the perfect gift item for this very special time of year. Let the bunnies check their list to find that something special for your special someone.
Earth Day is April 22
Earth day is April 22nd a day of environmental awareness and action and the perfect day to give our planet a great big hug. It is after all the only planet nice enough to let us live on it.
For Earth day make a plan to go a little greener. Avoid products packaged in plastic, use cloth grocery bags, compost, reduce, reuse, and recycle. Walk to work. Write your local government to let them know that you want cleaner energy initiatives. Go green and plant a tree today.
Mother's Day Always the Second Sunday in May
Father's Day: The Third Sunday in June
Independence Day July 4th
All Hallows Eve Day or All Saints Day is the time when spirits might once again roam the Earth in search of a means of remaining in human form. For most children though this is a day to run from house to house in search of candy and other sweet treats.
The good news that offsets all the spookiness of this day is that you can definitely expect to see a lot of goodies and treats also out there and free for the taking. It is a the perfect opportunity to give or receive sweet treats during this very special holiday. Pumpkin pie, tarts, and ghoulish cookies make for a delightfully friendly gift at this time of year.
For Halloween expect to receive spooky gifts designed intentionally to scare the heck right out of you. Ghosts, ghouls, skeletons, zombies or any other such item of fright are commonplace. Jack-o-lanterns as well as orange and black colors are symbolic of this fall celebration.
Thanksgiving a Time to Gift Kindness to Our Fellowman
Around Thanksgiving expect to receive gifts of food. Fruit baskets, cheese plates, cookies and cake are all symbolic offerings when company appears at your door.
Pumpkins, Pilgrims, turkeys and the color orange are all symbols of this very special season and may be represented within the food gifts that you give or receive.
Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks for all the blessings of life. Feasts of thanks with family and friends are very likely during this time and it is often traditional to bring a gift of food or wine to present to your host or hostess when attending one of gatherings.
A Season to be Thankful for Blessings we Have Received
Christmas it's Family Friends and Good Cheer
The ultimate season of gift giving is of course Christmas. Candy canes, jingle bells, reindeer, snowmen, Santa, holly, mistletoe, stockings, ornaments and red caps abound at this time of year.
Visiting friends and relatives, hugs, sweet treats, shared gifts and a lot of love. Red, white, and green candies, candles, and decorations of every size shape and color seem to appear out of nowhere.
Christmas is the time of year when theme gifts are given and received in the loving spirit of this tinsel filled holiday. Gifts with a seasonal twist go perfect during this most special of all seasons.
Wonderfully Sweet February 14th
When February 14th rolls around each year a certain little winged fellow comes flying to shoot small love laden arrows into the hearts of unsuspecting passerby.
You could be the one he is aiming at. Born of Venus his heart is filled with a desire for love but his arrows carry both love laden as well as leaden tips.
Yes you can duck or you can run but chances are that if Cupid is set on getting your heart then he will. There is no where that you can hide. He is a determined little guy and one heck of a good shot.
No one is immune to cupid's spell so pull out the flowers and sweet chocolate candy hearts. It is Valentine's Day and it is all about love.