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Happy Father’s Day!

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To All The Wizardly Dad’s Out There

We Wish You Blessings, and a very

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 © 2013 Victoria Fireheart’s Keep;  Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D.  All Rights Reserved.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Thank You For Your Service!

A deep and heart-felt Thank You to all the Men and Women of our Armed Services, living and in spirit! Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

Memorial Day

Produced by The U.S. Air Force News Agency

This weekend is a reminder of the sacrifices that have been made for freedom. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union Soldiers. The south too had its day of Decoration, but the date of celebration varied through out each region of the nation.

On June 28, 1968, Congress passed the Uniform Holidays Bill, which moved four holidays, including Memorial Day, from their traditional dates to a specified Monday in order to create a convenient three-day weekend. The change moved Memorial Day from its traditional May 30th date to the last Monday in May. The law took effect at the federal level in 1971.

From The Beginning
From its origins, Decoration Day expanded with each passing year becoming more nationally recognized for all Veterans of the Armed Forces and from every war the United States has participated in. The practice grew again after World War II when Decoration Day slowly transitioned to Memorial Day and included any family member that had passed. It became a day of remembering relatives and decorating cemeteries, whither or not they were service men and women. Many suggest the sacrifices that all Americans made during WWI and WWII to support our troops deserved recognition as well. Thus the day of honoring those who made sacrifices and lived through the hardships of war were included in Memorial Events.

Today Memorial Day is seen as one of the two biggest Patriotic Days of the year in the United States. Coming second only to the 4th of July. Flags are placed on grave sites for those who paid the greatest price for our freedom and flowers are laid by those we have lost and remember with memories and love.

What ever your method of celebration and honor this weekend, when you see a soldier thank them for their service. Let them know you appreciate their sacrifice and support them here and over there and every where.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend everyone. Please have a safe and relaxing extended weekend! And spend a few moments remembering what this weekend is really all about.

© Springwolfs Hanko

 © 2013 Victoria Fireheart’s Keep;  Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D.  All Rights Reserved.

Happy Mother’s Day – 2014

I Love You Momma

I Love You Momma

Thanks Mom’s Of The Past & Present

Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Jarvis would later denounce the holiday’s commercialization and spent the latter part of her life trying to remove it from the calendar. While dates and celebrations vary, Mother’s Day most commonly falls on the second Sunday in May and traditionally involves presenting mothers with flowers, cards and other gifts.

In the years before the Civil War (1861-65), Ann Reeves Jarvis of West Virginia helped start “Mothers’ Day Work Clubs” to teach local women how to properly care for their children. These clubs later became a unifying force in a region of the country still divided over the Civil War. In 1868 Jarvis organized “Mothers’ Friendship Day,” at which mothers gathered with former Union and Confederate soldiers to promote reconciliation.

Another precursor to Mother’s Day came from the abolitionist and suffragette Julia Ward Howe. In 1870 Howe wrote the “Mother’s Day Proclamation,” a call to action that asked mothers to unite in promoting world peace. In 1873 Howe campaigned for a “Mother’s Peace Day” to be celebrated every June 2.

In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure officially establishing the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. ~ History.com:Mother’s Day

Once the holiday was official, the commercialization began. Jarvis made several arguments about the commercialization saying it takes the “work” out of honoring your Mom. On a day when you’re supposed to be honoring ALL the work you Mom does for you during everyday of the year, she thought this was unfair and unjust.

white-carnationsAll she asked was that you wear a white carnation to honor your Mom, go visit her if you’re lucky enough to still have her here in your life. And maybe take her to church. Fix all the meals of the day and shower her with kindness, thanks and gratitude for one day out of the 365 days of the year.

Once the holiday became a national day of recognition, Florists began advertising the use of red carnations for Moms who are no longer with us. Consequently red carnation sales went through the roof. Candy makers jumped in on the game by packaging confections in boxes with white ribbons and nearly doubling the price for this special day.

Then came the worst offenders, according to Jarvis; the greeting card companies. Gone are the days when you had to make an effort to tell your Mom you loved her. Now you can buy the words of someone else and sign your own name to it.

The sending of a wire is not sufficient. Write a letter to your mother. No person is too busy to do this. Any mother would rather have a line of the worst scribble from her son or daughter than any fancy greeting card or telegram.” Jarvis said.

Today Mothers have come to expect the flowers AND a phone call from their children who are living far away. But for those who are close by and can come for a visit or take Mom out for Sunday brunch, you better show up with flowers in hand. And forget the fancy greeting card. Get a piece of computer paper, fold it in half and write your Mom a note. A poem would be good. Even if it’s not the greatest writing of all time, your Mom will say it is. Because it came from YOU.

Happy Mother’s Day!
~ Springwolf

© Springwolfs Hanko

 © 2014 Victoria Fireheart’s Keep;  Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D.  All Rights Reserved.

Save The Frogs! Get A Free Code!!

HumongoFrogCelebrate With KingsIsle

SAVE THE FROGS! is the world’s leading amphibian conservation organization. Our mission is to protect amphibian populations and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife. We work in California, across the USA, and around the world to prevent the extinction of amphibians, and to create a better planet for humans and wildlife.

Frog populations are rapidly disappearing worldwide. Conceived and coordinated by SAVE THE FROGS, Save The Frogs Day is the world’s largest day of amphibian education. Nature Centers around the world are holding special events to celebrate the frog, so check with your local center for details.

The Kings of Isle are celebrating with a FREE Wizard101 Game Code promotion too! Visit the Pirate101 Redemption Center, or the Wizard101 Redemption Center, login and enter the promocode SAVETHEFROGS.

You could win a Froggy Portrait, Statue, snack pack or other froggy items from Wizard101. Don’t miss out and get your code. It will only be available today!

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 © 2013 Victoria Fireheart’s Keep;  Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D.  All Rights Reserved.

It’s Pack-A-Palooza!!

Now through February 9th 2014 Save Up to 50% OFF All Packs!

Experience the fun of Wizard101 game card packs and Save up to 50% OFF on all Packs from now through February 9th!

  • Up to 50% OFF ALL Packs!
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Don’t forget to redeem your free Mystery Pack – you could win a Hoard, Lore or Mega Snack Pack! Just use the code SURPRISEPACK to see what you get! Continue reading