Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easter Trivia Facts

Easter Trivia

  • The name Easter derived its name from the Anglo-Saxon goddess Eastre, which symbolizes hare and egg.
  • Easter always falls between March 22 and April 25.
  • Easter is however now celebrated (in the words of the Book of Common Prayer) on the first Sunday after the full moon, which happens on, or after March 21, the Spring Equinox.
  • Since time immemorial, egg has been considered as the symbol of rebirth.
  • Easter eggs in nestThe first Easter baskets were designed as such so as to give it anappearance of a bird's nests.
  • The custom of giving eggs at Easter time has been traced back from Egyptians, Gaul, Persians, Greeks and Romans, to whom the egg was a symbol of life.
  • During the medieval times, a festival of egg throwing was held in church, during which the priest would throw a hard-boiled egg to one of the choirboys. It would then be tossed from one choirboy to the next and whoever held the egg when the clock struck 12 was surely the winner and will retained the egg.
  • Americans however celebrated Easter with a large Easter egg hunt on the White House Lawn.
  • Pysanka is the term used for the practice of Easter egg painting.
  • The maiden chocolate egg recipes were made in Europe in the nineteenth century.
  • Each year nearly 90 million chocolate bunnies are made.
  • Besides Halloween, Easter holiday also paves way for confectionary business to prosper.
  • When it comes to eating of chocolate bunnies, the ears are preferred to be eaten first by as many as 76% of people.
  • Easter Bonnets are a throwback to the days when the people denied themselves the pleasure of wearing fine angels for the duration of Lent.
  • Kids' favorite Easter foodstuff comprises of the Red jellybeans.
  • Some Churches still keep up the old tradition of using evergreens - symbolic of eternal life - embroidered in red on white, or woven in straw, but most now prefer displays of flowers in the spring colors of green, yellow and white.
  • The date of Passover is variable as it is dependent on the phases of the moon, and thus Easter is a movable feast.

Read more at http://www.theholidayspot.com/easter/trivia.htm#Z5W3pMVOroJUfiA0.99

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Maggie Loved Hints From Heloise

Recently, I came across this article about putting the proper way to put cards into envelopes.  I have done this technique all my life but never knew how my Mother, Maggie had learned this tip.  I should have known as she would often clip articles and save them from the original Heloise column and then from the daughter of Heloise.

I hope all of you learn and are able to use these tips.

Dear Heloise: What is the proper way to insert a greeting card into the envelope? — Rosa H., Moundridge, Kan.
Rosa, good question! There is not a right or a wrong way to put a card into an envelope. A good way to follow is to hold the card with the card front facing up and slide it into the envelope so the fold ends up at the bottom of the envelope.
The front of the card should be toward the back of the envelope. That way, when the recipient opens it, he or she immediately sees the front of the card. And by grabbing the open side of the card, it prevents anything sent inside the card from falling out. Readers, what do you think? — Heloise

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Keeping in touch with loved ones!

Do you ever think about writing to someone?  Here at Maggie's Station, we are always helping others to do that and love to create invitations, note cards and more.  This week, we sold a lot of note cards with personalization of names on them.  We used all types of fonts and colors for teenagers, Mom's, grandmother's, sisters and one for a cancer patient.  The note cards were a thinking of you gift from one teenager to another battling cancer.  How sweet and thoughtful is that one! !  We were very happy to assist.

On a recent face book post there was a picture and suggestions we couldn't wait to post ourselves.  We thought it might  help you to decide to either give gifts of note cards or buy some for yourself to use.  One never knows how it will brighten ones day!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Family Grove

Family Groove and Maggie's Station have teamed up. Last week, we were contacted by the owner and it was an impressive offer and we jumped at the chance! We're so excited to be a part of this great web site that helps out families with parenting, breastfeeding, sleepwear, pet essentials, books arts, stationery and more.  We couldn't have asked for a better fit.

Please join us on their site at Family Groove You will find many coupons to help your families budgets and we have added one, too!  Have a groovy time!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Julia D. Azar Company is Closing!


To our loyal customers and fans of Julia D. Azar products (over 1000 of them) we are very saddened to announce there will be no longer any products from the Azar company.  For those who absolutely loved her bright pastels and die cuts to the adorable bright children's invitations an era has come to and end.  We loved having the Azar products as they were our main Memphis products and they have taught us the ropes of the stationery world.  Maggie's Station will always be indebted to the wonderful staff (Ellie, Maggie, Maria, Louise, Whitney, Katie, Trina and others) at Julia D Azar and knowing Julia herself.  We still can't imagine not having any products on line but we do have some available and we ask that you call (1-866-204-1129) or write to us (info@maggiesstationery.com) to see which ones.

Above is the letter Julia sent out and we wished to share with you.  Thank you so much for all of your loyal support over the 6 years we've been carrying the Azar products.  
We wish Julia and her family all the best and we hope all their treasured time together has many blessings!

All our love and respect


The Maggie's Station Team of Margaret, Mary Ann, Cliff and Tony!


Friday, May 11, 2012

Pinterest Rocks!

We're on Pinterest are you?  We've learned to embrace pinning!  It is fun but can be so addicting.  We're learning a lot from our fans and our followers.  We even discovered that our fans, customers and potential ones have been pinning our products!  That is exciting news!

We've made it easy to pin your favorite party ideas for weddings, baby showers, birthdays, college tailgating and more with a small "P" button on each of our products after you double click to see the information and a larger image.  Please be sure to check us out and follow us at http://pinterest.com/maggiesstation/

Friday, April 13, 2012

Fan Giveaway on Facebook!

We're currently having a fan appreciation giveaway on Facebook!  We're hoping to gain new ones and letting our customers know about this one week giveaway!  We couldn't be happier to give these 3 sets of college teams of LSU, University of Memphis, Ole Miss, UT, University of Arkansas (Hogs) and Auburn!
Check out our face book page of www.facebook.com/maggiesstation



Thank you to all of our fans and customers!  We couldn't have Maggie's Station without YOU!