Posted by rene.bross on 15. October 2012 15:21
This time of year brings thoughts of rainy days by the fireplace, beef stew cooking on the stove, a warm cup of tea, family gatherings and pumpkin EVERYTHING! The chill in the air brings an added warmth to the heart as we unpack our holiday decorations and try new recipes. Beautiful colors of gold, orange, deep reds and browns fill the trees and our living rooms. As you make the guest list for Thanksgiving dinner and get ready to prepare the turkey once again, may you find inspiration in our Thanksgiving photo board. And remember to take time to Eat, Drink and Be Thankful this holiday season.
Photo credits: Thanksgiving Holiday Party Invitation by PartyMonkey on Etsy, Popcorn Hurricane Candles, Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes Recipe, Thanksgiving Tablescape
Posted by rene.bross on 8. February 2012 08:52
Posted by rene.bross on 3. February 2012 10:32
A brief history on those X's & O's
X’s and O’s at the end of messages we receive communicate kisses and hugs from the sender, but do you know that there is history behind these abbreviations? Dating back to the Middle Ages, letters, notes and envelopes were often signed with a cross instead of a signature, as many could not read or write. On top of the cross the sender would kiss the mark as a pledge of honor and sincerity. This became a common practice and soon the crosses, which were marked quickly, often resembled X’s. The O’s symbolic origin is not as clear, but many think that the O shape resembles the encircling arms of a hug.
Who will you be sending X's & O's to this Valentine's Day? Make your own history by sending those you love hugs and kisses this month. Check out our line of special XOXO Valentine Day cards and announcements that will surely convey your love and sincerity.
XO cookies from parents.com.