10 Fact You Didn’t Know About Columbus Day

columbus-day-images-1For many, Columbus Day means little more than a three-day weekend. For others, it is a day dedicated to acquiring the best deals at Best Buy! While Columbus Day is a federal holiday, it is not typically celebrated or paraded in any particular way. In fact, three states do not even formally recognize Columbus Day, as a holiday.
To honor these past 522 years, since the discovery of the Americas, here are some quick and interesting facts:

1. Cristoforo Colombo, also known as, Christopher Columbus was born in in the year 1450 in the Republic of Genoa, Italy.

2. Contrary to popular belief, Christopher Columbus did not discover that the earth was round. Our fourth grade teachers had it all wrong! In the sixth century B.C., scholars referred to the earth as a sphere, and educated Europeans during Columbus’s time did not believe the earth was flat.

3. Columbus first expedition began in august, 1492. His voyage consisted of three ships: The Santa Maria, The Niña, and The Pinta.

4. Columbus landed in the Bahamas for the first time on Oct. 12, 1492. He never set a foot in North American soil.

5. Columbus day was not always celebrated in the United States, in fact, it wasn’t until 1937, when President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed October 12th — the actual date Columbus set foot on San Salvador Island in 1492 — as the official date for the annual holiday of Columbus Day.

6. In 1971, Congress moved the date to the second Monday of October.
7. Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon, and South Dakota are U.S. states that do not recognize Columbus Day at all, though Hawaii and South Dakota mark the day with an alternative holiday or observance of Columbus’ discovery.

8. Retailers use Columbus Day to make room for holiday merchandise. It is one of the best days of the year to find great deals!

9. Columbus never meant to ‘discover’ a new continent on his voyages; he had intended to find a westward route to the East Indies with the hopes of giving Spain the upper hand in the lucrative Asian spice trade.

10. Columbus was first buried in Spain, however, his remains were later moved to Santo Domingo in the new world and back, again, to Spain.

*** BONUS: A lot of people decide to get Marry on that weekend, because it is a long weekend.

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10 Labor Day Facts That You Might Not Know

Happy-Labor-Day2-chicoLabor day will be celebrated by families around the country with picnics, BBQs, road trips and sport events. Labor day is the last blast of the summer vacations season.

 

Here is a list of 10 Labor Day facts that you might not know:

  1. Originally it began as a significant demonstration to demand the rights for workers. Labor Day began in Canada in 1872.
  2. The first US Labor day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882… yes, it was on the 5th instead of the 1st.
  3. Oregon was the first state to make Labor Day a holiday.
  4.  On June 28, 1894, the Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories
  5. In the late 1800s the average American worked 12 hrs days and 7 days a week. Children as young as 5 – 6 yrs old worked in factories and mines.
  6. In 1916 the Adamson Act regulate the working hours in private companies, 8 hrs a day.
  7. What are we celebrating? The contributions and achievements of the 155 million men and woman who are in the U.S. workforce.
  8. People did not wear white or seersucker clothes after Labor Day, because it unofficially marked the end of the summer.
  9. The football season starts on or around the Labor Day.
  10. Labor Day is viewed as the unofficial last day of vacation before the start of the new school year.

Be relax, enjoy your Labor Day… let’s celebrate!

5 Tips To Have A Great Party

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Here is a list of quick tips of how to have a great party,

  • Make sure you talk to everyone and ask how they are doing to ensure everyone feels like they are getting enough attention. Trust me, no one wants to sit all by themselves the entire party.
  • Always invite a few more people than you plan on having at the party because it will make up for the gap of people that do not show up
  • Let people know about the party in advance! If people know about your party weeks in advance, then this gives them a chance to make sure they do not plan anything on the day of the party.
  • Consider a theme. Try to pick something that goes with the season and has a catchy name.
  • Invite your crush. You never know what may happen though do not get hung up on your crush’s presence

How to make your Party Memorable?

That’s the question that comes to our mind whenever you need to plan a party.

And we just start wondering how and where to get started?

Well, this would be a good starting point.

1. Your Party Need to have Style and Theme
This doesn’t necessarily mean asking guests to arrive in costume and making sure that all the food is a certain shade of blue! By selecting and style and theme your party will has a distinct feel.

2. Send Invitations in plenty of time
Design them according to your chosen theme and style. Make sure that all the party details are clearly stated on the invitation. Tease your guests with hints of what you have planned so that they will be eager to attend.

3. Entertainment
Make sure that you are choosing the right type of music for your party. There is a big difference between quiet background music to fill silences at the dinner party and to play electronic music at a wild party.

4. Food and Drink
This is a really sensitive point, it can make or break a great party…
But don’t panic!
These are the factors that you should consider whenever you are thinking about the food and drink that you are going to serve:
Time of day, duration of the party, theme and style, your budget, and do not forget about how your food and drink will be served – a fill sit down meal or a buffet style?

5. Have a good time and enjoy it!
I know you are the host, but that doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy your own party.

Have a lot of fun and enjoy the party!

These are just a little advice you can follow to make your party memorable

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Koozie Puppy Love

Whoever said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, never had a dog!

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One of our beloved KoozieZ.com customers posted on our Facebook Page:

“The co-captain of the bar boat can’t wait for his new kooziez to arrive. Here he is with his favorite from the last order.”

We’re jumping into wedding season, and selling a lot of wedding koozies.  Not getting married?  Heck, I’m not getting married either.  But that doesn’t mean you and I can’t enjoy awesome personalized custom koozies.  Koozies are perfect for you business.  This cute pup is the co-captain of a floating bar in Raquette Lake, New York.  We design and print koozies for dogs and people!  And guess what?  Everyone loves our koozies!  Koozies are fun for BBQ’s, fundraisers and giveaways too.  You can always find a reason to buy beer koozies for this summer!

ALL My Best,

Lily
Lily@kooziez.com

Koozies – St. Patrick’s Day Style

Top O’ The Morning To Ya!

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The best part of my job is working with the customers.  People like you!  I feel honored that something we design together is the center piece for an event.  I feel incredibly lucky, some may say, I have the luck of the Irish.  How will you spend your St. Patrick’s Day?  In your office?  I hope you enjoy your job as much as I do!  At the bar?  Will you bring your favorite koozie to the bar?

Side Note: Have you ever brought a koozie to the bar?  Bigger Side Note: Does your favorite bar hand out koozies?  I love to bring cheap beer koozies to the bar.  They keep my drink colder longer and the designs are divine!  It’s a good pickup line too.  Oh, yeah, this was from my best friend’s bachelorette party.  Oh, no… I’m still single.  Oh, you like the design.  Yeah, I designed it for her with the help of KoozieZ.com.

Wherever you decided to spend the day, may flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.  May Songbirds serenade your every step along the way.  May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that’s always blue, and may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.  Enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day!   :)

ALLLLLL My Best,
Lily
Lily@Kooziez.com

INTRODUCING: Mint & Lemon

mint and lemon etsy shop image tumblersSome combinations not only look lovely, but taste lovely together too. Mint & Lemon is one of those combinations. It’s a timeless, savory combination and the inspiration for our newest sister company. KoozieZ.com is proud (and ecstatic!) to introduce Mint & Lemon. Please check the store front! Mint & Lemon specializes in the same beautiful and unique designs as Kooziez.com, but displays the koozie products in a format that is easy to share with your family and friends.  When you create an Etsy account, you can favorite our shop. Whenever we add a new design (tons will be added in the coming weeks) you will be notified. Similar to Facebook you will be altered of the shop activity. M & L is committed to fresh new ideas which is why we be adding new designs each week. We have design ideas for weddings, bachelor/bachelorette parties, birthday’s, baby shower’s, holiday theme, summer theme and fundraiser/business koozies.  If you don’t see something you like, or want to make changes to a design, we’re available to work with you and make all changes. With 15+ koozie colors and 55+ ink choices you are sure to find a winning combinations.  M & L offers the same 100% guarantee and is committed to beautiful koozies.

Spring Koozie Season

We’re busy as a beaver, building a new dam.

beaver with cheap beer koozie We’re busy as a bee or  busy as a cat on a hot tin roof, busy as a one-armed paperhanger or busy as Grand Central station. Spring and summer is the perfect time of year to spend the day outside with a cold beer. So, what do you need to enjoy your cold beer for longer? A cool Koozie! But not any old koozie. Okay, maybe it’s cool, but it could be cooler. Personalize koozies for your summer event!

This beaver is handing out personalized beer koozies to all his beaver friends.  It’s a fun giveway gift. All the damn beavers are getting one! You should hand them out to your friends too! Everyone is doing it this year!

As always… ALL MY BEST!!

Lily

Lily@kooziez.com

 

Worst Advice Ever Koozie Edition

The first day of spring is next week, so that means it’s that time of year again!  Daylights saving time: Spring forward.  If you follow Rob Ford, Mayor of Toronto, on Twitter I hope you didn’t follow his advice.  He told his followers to set their clocks back an hour (aka fall back) instead of SPRING forward.  In light of the worst advice ever, so far this year, I’ve complied a list of the worst Koozie advice ever.

Worst Advice Ever Koozie Edition

1. Keep your koozies in the bathtub. Neoprene koozies are made out of the same material as scuba gear!

2. Quit your job and frequent bars that giveaway free koozies.

3. Customize a koozie your wedding, but spell your last name wrong!

4. Legally change your last name to Koozie

5. Cuddle with your favorite koozies at night- they keep your drinks cool, but your bed hot and steamy!

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What’s the worst advice you’ve ever received?

As always comment & share!

All MY Best,

Lily

Lily@kooziez.com

 

Koozie Inventions

I like shortcuts.  I like driving shortcuts, keyboard shorcuts and cooking shortcuts.  Because I’m such a shortcut oriented person, I often think, “Hey, someone needs to invent a thingy for this-or-that.”  Last night, a group of friends went out to dinner.  I gave her, what I think is, two really funny gifts.  I gave her koozies (duh!) and a tea bag squeezer. It’s a shortcut for drinking tea and a neat invention.  Maybe even more appropriately, a gadget to make your life easier.  Who wants to touch a gross tea bag?  And if you want to get the most out of your money (and your tea bag) squeeze the crap out it!

Koozies are beverage gadgets that make your life easier.  Luke warm drinks are a huge pet peeve of mine!  Koozies are a really neat invention!  What’s even better?  There are plenty of koozie inventions.  Koozies come in all different sizes, so you can enjoy the invention with your favorite beverage.  The small can koozie fits Red Bulls cans.  The large energy can koozie fits Monster cans and Arizona Iced Tea cans.  There are even koozies that fit your mason jar and water bottle!

If only we could invent a koozie that fits a Ben and Jerry’s ice cream container….

As always… Comment, Ask Questions, Email!water-bottle-koozie-seize-your-moment

Lily

Lily@kooziez.com

 

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