Memorial Day is an annual, authorized holiday that has been recognized by the US government as a day for remembering those who died while serving in the armed forces. On this day many people visit memorials and cemeteries and place flags on graves to show their respect.
This holiday was originally known as Decoration Day as was used to honor the Union and Confederate soldiers who lost their lives during the Civil War. It wasn’t until the 1900’s that is became a day that honored all the soldiers who dies while serving their country. There was another 60 years until it was changed from Decoration Day into Memorial Day in 1967 and then 4 more years until it became a federal holiday.
Memorial Day and Veterans Day are often confused because they both are for honoring military personnel. The difference is, Veterans Day honors any person that has been in the armed forces while Memorial Day is for remembering the people who died during their service. Memorial Day also marks the begging of summer season with most recreational pools opening on this weekend.
On this day all American Flags are raised to full-staff then slowly lowered to half-staff position, this position is specifically to honor all the fallen soldiers of our great country. The flag stays at half-staff until noon when it’s then raised all the way to the top for the rest of the day. If transitions to full-staff to commemorate the notion that the fallen soldiers memories will be raised by the living who will not allow their sacrifices to go in vain.
Mother’s Day is marked as a day of celebration and honoring of all mothers, maternal bonds, and influence of moms in society.
The origins of Mother’s day dates back to 1908 in West Virginia when a lady by the name of Anna Jarvis decided to take it upon herself and hold a memorial service for her mother. The service was held at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church which is now marked as the International Mother’s Day Shrine. While it was originally denied by congress, in 1911 all of the states in the US observed Mother’s Day and some even officially recognized it as a local holiday. Anna Jarvis intended Mother’s Day to be a day to honor all moms because she believed that they were the one person who has done more for you than anyone in the world!
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May 4th is widely recognized as a day to celebrate all things Star Wars! While not an official holiday, this date was selected due to the play on the big Star Wars catchphrase “May the Force be with you.”
In 2007 the city council of Los Angeles established May 25th as Star Wars Day because it marked the 30th anniversary of the release of the original Star Wars film, A New Hope.
That mere fact doesn’t deter any die-hard Star Wars fan from recognizing May 4th as the actual holiday. In Canada they went so far as to organize a celebration of Star Wars Day, with the first annual event taking place in 2011. Then to double down on May 4th as the unofficial but official celebratory day, The Walt Disney Company has hosted many Star Wars gatherings and events annually on this day.
Head on over to our sister site Posterservice and browse our selection of Star Wars posters. While you’re at it we have a sale on ALL of our poster frames going on right now. So once you select your favorite Star Wars poster, get it framed beautifully and receive 10% off with Coupon Code: Cinco10.
Today, Tuesday April 18th is known as Tax Day. This is the deadline where individual income tax returns are due to the government.
The idea of income tax began with the Revenue Act of 1861. This Act suggested that a tax should be placed on every US citizen due to the need to fund the Civil War. The Revenue Act of 1861 was signed and made a law by President Abraham Lincoln.
Tax Day usually occurs on April 15th but there are exceptions to this rule. For instance, in Washington DC they celebrate Emancipation Day the weekday closets to April 16th, so when the 15th occurs on a Friday, Tax Day takes place the approaching Monday. Now if the 15th happens on the weekend, Tax Day then exist on Tuesday, like it is this year.
We have some exciting new things taking place around Frame USA and we want to share them with you.
The frame around a picture or a piece of art is a terribly underrated portion of your artwork. A picture frame is often as crucial an element as the artwork itself, being that it houses said art and will affect how people take in your work. Barnwood Frame Serving Trays are primarily used to entertain guests while serving drinks or appetizers, these trays give more functionality to your everyday picture frame.
For the month of April enjoy 10% off all Barnwood Frame Serving Trays with Coupon Code: BarnTray10
Continue to check back in for new products and events we have going on around Frame USA.
Opening Day, typically occurring the first week of April, marks the beginning of baseball season for The MLB (Major League Baseball). This day is especially important for us in the city of Cincinnati seeing how The Cincinnati Reds were the Major Leagues first professional baseball team.
Originally the Cincinnati Base Ball Club, they were formed in 1866 and three years later became the first pro team by having ten players and all of them paid on salary. The then Cincinnati Red Stockings had their first game on May 4th, 1869 which they went on to win 45-9! They continued on that season to 65 wins and zero losses, posting the first and only perfect season in the history of professional baseball.
Opening Day in Cincinnati is celebrated with the annual Findlay Market Parade. For multiple decades the first pitch of every MLB season happened in Cincinnati and the Reds are the only team to always play their first game at home.
Does your city glorify Opening Day in grand fashion? Let us know how you plan on honoring this unofficial holiday and what team you plan on watching the most of this season. Additionally, we’re offering 12% off all of our Wood Picture Frames in honor of the start of the 2018 Major League Baseball season.
April 1st marks a favorite day for many jokers, April Fools’ Day! While not a public holiday, this April Fools’ Day is celebrated worldwide with many people playing jokes or pranks on their friends.
While April Fools’ Day is celebrated worldwide, there is no exact commencement date telling us when it began and why. But, there are two popular theories:
Some people believe the day began due to The Nun’s Priest’s Tale which is a story from The Canterbury Tales written by poet Geoffrey Chaucer in the 1392. In this story the hero is tricked by a fox on “syn March bigan thritty dayes and two.” It is believed that the translation of this was supposed to mean 32 days after March, but somehow this line was misunderstood and people took it to mean 32nd of March, which would be April 1st.
Others believe this celebration began in 1582 when France changed from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar. This in turn moved the celebration of the New Year from the end of March to the beginning of January and anybody still celebrating the New Year at the end of March were considered fools.
Regardless how it started, April Fools’ Day is not going away. Do you participate in jokes and pranks on April Fools? Comment below and tell us the best prank you’ve pulled.
Monday, March 20, 2017 marks the 2017 spring equinox. The equinox occurs every year on the 19th or 20th of March and this days marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and happens at the same moment across the entire world.
The word equinox is derived from two Latin words and means equal night. This is important because on the equinox, day and night are equal duration on the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. During this time the Northern Hemisphere tilts towards that sun and that’s what’s causes longer days and warmer weather as more light hits the hemisphere.
To celebrate the first day of spring Frame USA is offering 10% off all Colori Picture Frames all month long. Use Coupon Code: Colori10 & enjoy these wonderful savings.
Spring is upon us so get ready for the longer days and warmer weather!
It’s that time of year that a most sports fans and a lot of casual viewers love, MARCH MADNESS! March Madness or The Big Dance are nicknames that refer to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament.
Created in 1939, this tournament is single-elimination and takes place every year in March. 68 college basketball teams from the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) are divided into four regions and play this “one and done” tournament to decide the national champions.
Televised since 1969, March Madness has become one of the most famous annual sporting events in the United States. Fans love cheering for the Universities they attended and have such a yearning to boo and shame their most heated rivals. It’s the time of year that can be inspiring seeing a low seeded Cinderella team going the distance and making it deep into the tournament. Mid-March is a time when televisions are filled with basketball because there is an astounding 67 games that will be played in the short span of 3 weeks.
Regardless if you’re a casual viewer like a lot of us out here or you’re a die-hard college basketball fan, March Madness has something for us all to enjoy. Comment below and tell us who you think will win this year’s NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament. Additionally at Frame USA we have our own annual tradition called Margin Madness taking place, so swing by our site and check out all the fantastic products and savings we have for you!
“The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world.
Our organization was founded on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans and must be protected under the law. Headquartered in New York City, the ASPCA maintains a strong local presence, and with programs that extend our anti-cruelty mission across the country, we are recognized as a national animal welfare organization. We are a privately funded 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, and are proud to boast more than 2 million supporters across the country.
The ASPCA’s mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh in 1866, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.”
To help with the vision, Frame USA will be donating to the ASPCA in appreciation for your online order for the month of March.
We are proud to support this great organization. Be sure to donate during the checkout process to help us support this great charity!