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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day The day has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911. The day is not country, group or organization specific – and belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist, journalist and activist once explained “The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no…

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Super Bowl Sunday

Superbowl Sunday

Can you believe the Super Bowl is next Sunday? After a long season of triumph and heartbreak (depending on who you root for) Super Bowl Sunday will see the New England Patriots face off against the Los Angeles Rams. Up your game day experience by getting a few Candles Just for Guys on Super Bowl…

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Wooden Wicks

Wooden Wicks

If you do a web search for “Wooden Wicks”, you are certain to find a great deal of misleading and confusing wooden wick myths. Because of that, we’re glad you’re here. We are here to set the record straight… That might not be entirely possible in one blog post, but we are going to address…

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History of Candles

History of Candles

The History of Candles is truly fascinating! What was once an ancient day necessity has now evolved to become a modern day luxury and the variety of options to choose from is nearly unlimited. Ancient Egyptians are often credited as the first to harness a light source by creating rushlights, made of reeds soaked in…

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Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday in November 24th.  Get ready to shop local! First observed in the United States on November 27, 2010, it is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and e-commerce stores respectively. By contrast, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that…

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Woodwick Candles

Woodwick Candles

Woodwick vs Cotton Wick Candles Many people are asking these days: what is the difference between using a cotton wick vs wood wick? There are a number of excellent reasons why you would want to use a woodwick, but we’ll first start with a bit of the history on how this whole candle wick thing…

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Halloween Party

Halloween Party

Halloween Ideas for a low-key and creepy party Animatronic zombies, peeled grape eyeballs, fake blood stains on your carpet: some Halloween parties can require an almost overwhelming amount of planning and clean-up. Not the way we like to throw them, though. This year, use one of our low-stress party ideas to host a casual Halloween…

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Halloween Trick or Treat

Halloween Candles

TODAY’S HALLOWEEN TRADITIONS The American Halloween tradition of “trick-or-treating” probably dates back to the early All Souls’ Day parades in England. During the festivities, poor citizens would beg for food and families would give them pastries called “soul cakes” in return for their promise to pray for the family’s dead relatives. The distribution of soul…

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Labor Day

Labor Day

It’s that time of year again…Labor Day. The time when children begin packing their bags for school, parents are making school lunches, vacations are ending, and the unofficial end of summer comes knocking, sometimes sooner than some would like. Each year, on the first Monday of September, our nation comes together to recognize a Federal…

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Ready for some Football

Football

Are you ready for some football?! This Thursday, the 2018 football season officially kicks off with the Atlanta Falcons playing against returning Super Bowl champions, the Philadelphia Eagles. Men and women will be gathering around their televisions every Sunday, Monday and Thursday until the Super Bowl next February. Keep your living room or man cave…

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July 4th

July 4th

The July 4th Celebrations Begin! July 4th – also known as Independence Day or July 4th – has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor…

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First Day of Summer

Summer

Summer is officially here. The first day of summer and the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, the summer solstice marks the point in the year where the sun reaches its highest point in the sky. Summer Solstice Time and Date The Summer Solstice 2018 occurs on Thursday, June 21, at 06:07 a.m. EST…

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