Archive for Holiday Magic
Holiday Shopping in Sacramento comes in all shapes and sizes, from malls to historic spots, boutiques to vintage shops, galleries to antique stops. Whether you’re in search of whimsical gifts or just want to reward yourself royally, sometimes the journey is the best part of the adventure. As for the destination, nevertheless, there are some really great shopping + hotel packages currently available for those wanting to immerse in the holiday cheer. http://pages.exacttarget.com/SacramentoWinter2012Deals/
For your shopping options, here are a few local favorites, as well as a few images to your right to stimulate the shopping appetite.
Arden Fair, Downtown Plaza, Pavilions, Roseville Galleria, Town & Country
Historic Spots: Old Sacramento, CA State Railroad Museum
Evangeline’s, Lumens Light + Living, Collected Works Gifts
Felicia Strati, Cuffs, French Cuff Consignment
Thunderhorse, Crimson & Clover, Racks
Galleries: Crocker Art Museum, Artists’ Collaborative Gallery, Spanglish Arte
Sacramento Antique Faire, Fringe, 57th Street Antique Row
(Don’t forget your comfy shoes!)
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Are you looking for a reason to be grateful? “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” — Thornton Wilder
Are you wondering why Thanksgiving is always on a Thursday?? Thanksgiving was established as a National Holiday by President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War, and he specified that the last Thursday of each November should be set aside as a day to give thanks for the founding of our nation.
Ok…. but why?
Because that was the day President Abraham Lincoln observed the holiday when he declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863.
Still not satisfied?
It is apparently not known on exactly what day the Puritans celebrated Thanksgiving, but it is believed to have occurred in October. “It may be that Thursday (and November) became tradition in order to distance the event from the Sabbath day among the Puritan colonists. Thursday was also a typical day for lectures in New England, with ministers giving a religious talk each Thursday afternoon.” Practically speaking, Washington celebrated Thanksgiving on a Thursday, and Lincoln continued the tradition.
Well, you can’t say our country isn’t at least interesting…
Bountiful Blessings, Everyone (and tip top digestion to you)!