To all the digi scrappers in American…Happy Washington’s Birthday! (or President’s Day as it is commonly known)
There is a huge American Heritage Day Celebration at a local veteran’s park/cemetery close to our house that I would love to take the boys to, but unfortunately we are all still sick. (Which also accounts for my lack of blogging.) ((frown)) The boys came down with croup the day after the birthday back in January and we have been passing colds back and forth since then. Now it’s just hubby and I who are still sick so hopefully, this will be the end of it.
I really can’t wait to take the boys to this festival one of these years. George and Martha Washington, Paul Revere, Abe Lincoln are always there, plus there is gold panning, music, food and more. This festival is a great opportunity to teach the boys about our heritage and our country.
Do you know the history of Washington’s Birthday?
The federal holiday Washington's Birthday honors the accomplishments of the man who has been referred to, for over two centuries, as "The Father of his Country". Celebrated for his leadership in the founding of the nation, he was the Electoral College's unanimous choice to become the first President; he was seen as a unifying force for the new republic and set an example for future holders of the office.
By the mid-1980s, with a push from advertisers, the term "Presidents' Day" began its public appearance. The theme has expanded the focus of the holiday to honor another President born in February, Abraham Lincoln, and often other Presidents of the United States.
The holiday is also a tribute to the general who created the first military badge of merit for the common soldier. Revived on Washington's 200th birthday in 1932, the Purple Heart recognizes injuries received in battle.
Today, the February holiday has become well-known for being a day in which many stores hold sales, including those in the digi scrap land.
Just in time for the sale, I have some new products that hit stores this week.
Have a great week and...