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Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones – Lion and Dragon
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Game of Thrones is a TV show that has taken over the nation! Game of Thrones is an HBO show created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and is an adaptation of the A Song of Ice and Fire novels written by George R.R. Martin. The show first premiered on April 17, 2011 and its 7th season premieres this Sunday, July 16th and will conclude with its eighth and final season the following year.

Game of Thrones is set in the fictitious Seven Kingdoms of Westeros and the continent of Essos. The series is all about the struggles between the noble families and their fight to rule the kingdom and sit on top of the Iron Throne.

George R.R. Martin began writing the series A Song of Ice and Fire in 1991 and had the first book published in 1996. Amazingly, over 20 years later and Martin has only published five of the even planned novels in the series. Fans of the book have been in an uproar because finally the TV series has surpassed the book and will potentially ruin secrets that have yet to be revealed in the book.

Head on over to our sister site Poster Service and browse our selection of Game of Thrones inspired posters so you can frame and hang your fandom. We know you’ll be watching with us.

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones S4 Tyrion Lannister
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July 4, 2017 – Independence Day

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The 4th of July aka Independence Day is a federal holiday (an authorized holiday that has been recognized by the United States government) marking the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776.

The Declaration of Independence is the statement adopted by the Second Continental Congress which announced that the thirteen colonies considered themselves as independent sovereign states and that they were under British rule no more. The thirteen colonies decided to form new nation, the United States of America.

The 4th of July is marked by patriotic displays. Just like a lot of other summer events, Independence Day celebrations often take place outdoors and people often celebrate by hosting or attending a picnic or barbecue; many take advantage of the day off and, in some years, a long weekend to gather with relatives or friends. Decorations (e.g., streamers, balloons, and clothing) are colored red, white, and blue, the colors of the American flag. Parades are often held in the morning, before family gatherings and fireworks occur in the evening.

4th of July Fun Facts:

  • Only John Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. All the others signed at a later date.
  • The Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 men from 13 colonies.
  • The average age of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence was 45. The youngest was Thomas Lynch, Jr (27) of South Carolina.  The oldest delegate was Benjamin Franklin (70) of Pennsylvania. The lead author of The Declaration, Thomas Jefferson, was 33.
  • The stars on the original American flag were in a circle so all the Colonies would appear equal.
  • Barbecue is also big on Independence Day. Approximately 150 million hot dogs and 700 million pounds of chicken are consumed on this day.

 

 

Father’s Day – Sunday, June 18

Father's Day

Father’s Day is the 4th largest card sending holiday (behind Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day) and is a day where we celebrate fathers and fatherhood.

The celebration of Father’s Day dates back to the Middle Ages and originally took place on March 19th. It wasn’t until 1910 when the day was moved to June thanks to Senora Smart Dodd. She proposed the idea after hearing a church service dedicated to Mother’s Day; she realized there wasn’t a day to celebrate her Civil War veteran father who single-handedly raised her and her five siblings. The day eventually became a national holiday in 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed it into law.

The US census shows that there are over 70.1 million father’s in the United States and two million of them are single dad’s. Yet no matter how many father’s there are, Mother’s Day spending still trumps Father’s Day buy nearly $9 billion!

Flag Day – Wednesday, June 14

Flag Day
Flag Day

While not an official federal holiday, Flag Day is celebrated every year on June 14th. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777.

June 14th was officially established as Flag Day by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916. Similarly, the week of June 14th was appointed as National Flag Week. For the entirety of this week it is encouraged that citizens proudly fly their flag. Additionally, all government building will display the American flag during this week.

Fun Flag Facts

Five of the six American Flags that have been planted on the moon are still standing and the one that fell was knocked down due to the exhaust from the Apollo 11 takeoff.

In 1959 President Eisenhower chose a new design for the flag which was created in anticipation of Alaska and Hawaii becoming states and the design he chose came from Robert Heft who was a 17 year old high school student at the time.

Old Glory was the nickname of a specific American Flag which was owned by William Driver. He named it Old Glory in 1831 and the name went on to become synonymous with all American Flags.

Frame USA June News

We have some exciting new things taking place around Frame USA and we want to share them with you.

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Memorial Day – Monday, May 29

Memorial Day
Memorial Day

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.

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Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 14th

Mother’s Day is marked as a day of celebration and honoring of all mothers, maternal bonds, and influence of moms in society.

Mother's Day
Mother’s Day

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!

Head on over to Frame USA and frame all your Mother’s Day memories!

 

May The Fourth Be With You

Star Wars

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.

Star Wars Posters
Star Wars Posters

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.

And remember, May the Fourth be with you!

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Tax Day

Tax Day

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.

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Frame USA April News

We have some exciting new things taking place around Frame USA and we want to share them with you.

April News

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

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