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    Happy Cinco de Mayo!

    May 5th, 2014 Robin Crocker

    Happy Cinco de Mayo! Ten minutes to the south of GiftTree’s headquarters is the nation’s best Cinco de Mayo celebration. 152 years ago, Mexicans successfully fended off an invasion by France’s Napoleon III. 30 years ago, Portland, Oregon became the sister city of Guadalajara, Mexico. So we celebrate each year with not only tacos, guacamole, [...]

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    National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October 4th, 2013 Konnie Kitt

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This special month dedicated to those who have been affected by breast cancer was first celebrated in 1985 by the American Cancer Society and the company now known as AstraZeneca. It was established to remind everyone that mammograms are the most effective weapons in the fight against this [...]

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    Back to School

    September 5th, 2013 Konnie Kitt

    My children would absolutely hate me for wanting to blog about this subject, but, like death and taxes, it must be done. Parents and retailers everywhere are already thinking about this upcoming event. I am not speaking of Labor Day or Grandparents Day. Nope, the day that makes children everywhere quake and parents do a [...]

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    Songs of Summertime!

    July 16th, 2013 Konnie Kitt

    Summer. Just the word makes me want to shirk all of my responsibilities and head out to go camping or go to the beach or just lie around and become stagnant! I think this all results from the summers when I was in school. I would pretty much get out of school on the last [...]

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    Summer Festivals

    July 15th, 2013 Konnie Kitt

    Summertime! It is so fun to take road trips and discover new and interesting things. I have decided that everyone should attend a small town festival this summer, just to try something or experience something that was unknown previously. I remember several years ago, driving in to go camping at Bear Lake, Utah. We were hauling [...]

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    This Day in History: April 15th, 2013

    April 15th, 2013 Robin Crocker

    We are all aware that today is dreaded tax day. Don’t forget! (Honestly if you forgot until now, you better just go ahead and file for that extension). But this day 101 years was MUCH more dire. It was on this day in 1912 that theRMS Titanic’s maiden voyage sank into the North Atlantic shortly [...]

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    How Sweet is Your Love?

    January 29th, 2013 Alicia

    Tell us the story of how you two lovebirds met for a chance to win an entire basket filled with gourmet chocolates from popular brands! To enter, click the link here¬† & follow the instructions. Sharing is encouraged so don’t forget to Share the Love by sharing on your wall, re-tweeting & +1′ing for some [...]

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    Daylight Savings Time

    November 2nd, 2012 Guest

    Blog by Kirian McClure Daylight Savings Time is a controversial concept to say the least.  Most folks recognize it as the twice a year act of remembering to move our clocks forward an hour on March 11th and back again on November 4th. But where did it come from and why do we have it at all? To [...]

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