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Issue: # 40
April 2012
Extasia Domed Necklace Reverse

Have you come in to explore our Special Spring Extasia Collection? There are some great pieces which we will only have in the store through Saturday April 7.

We are expecting new Spring Clothing to be arriving any day now! New patterns of Erin Macleod wrap around skirts, Comfy Skirts by Bellingham's Texture, as well as some new dresses of the same comfortable organic cotton are on their way. Some new items from Niche, some fun vintage-styled dresses from L.A. and a lightweight cotton tunic will be
showing up on our mannequins soon! Can't wait!

Bonsai Tree

Second Annual Haiku Contest
In honor of National Haiku Day, April 17 (see below!) we are again having a Haiku poetry writing contest!
Last year we received some fantastic entries, and so would like to invite you all to submit this year, either a hard copy dropped off or mailed to the store, or via email to: crackerjackcrafts@gmail.com.

Winning entries will receive gift certificates to the store which we can tailor to "in store" or online, depending in the winner.

There were some entries last year which everyone liked, but were disallowed because they didn't follow correct form. So count your syllables carefully! Remember, it's 5 - 7 - 5 syllables, and the poem often incorporates a juxtaposition of images. This year, there are no set categories, so use your imagination! We will also post entries on our Facebook page and invite comments and votes from our Facebook  Friends.
So get your poems to us by midnight April 30.
Good Luck! 
Things to Celebrate

April 1 - April Fool's Day

April 2 - National PB&J Day

April 3 - Tweed Day
                  World Party Day

April 4 - Square Root Day
                  World Rat Day

April 5 - National Deep Dish Pizza Day

April 6 - Good Friday
                  Passover Begins
                  Tartan Day - Tweed and Tartan in
                        one week?

Tartan Plaids

April 7 - International Pillow Fight Day
                  Metric System Day

April 8 - EASTER

April 9 - Dyngus Day - a Polish American
                        tradition celebrates
the end of
                        the rigors of Lent and the joy
                        of Easter

April 10 - Safety Pin Day
                    Dandelion Day - and we have the
                        perfect little vase
for that
                        precious flower!

Little Vase
April 11 - Barbershop Quartet Day
                    National Pet Day

April 12 - D.E.A.R. Day (Drop Everything 
                        and Read)

                    Licorice Day

April 13 - Scrabble Day
                    National Peach Cobbler Day

April 14 - Dictionary Day
                     International Moment of
                        Laughter Day

April 15 - Take a Wild Guess Day - This is
                        NOT a suggestion of
how to
                        prepare your taxes, because
                        this is also
Tax Day!

April 16 - National Eggs Benedict Day - my
                    Wilbur Wright's Birthday

April 17 - National Haiku Poetry Day
                    My sister Marianne's Birthday

April 18 - National Wear Your Pajamas to
                      Work Day

April 19 - High Five Day

April 20 - Husband Appreciation Day -
                       haven't seen a card for that one!

April 21 - National Chocolate Covered
                     Cashews Day

April 22 - Earth Day
                     National Jelly Bean Day
jelly beans 

April 23 - International Macaroni Day

April 24 - National Teach Your Children to
                      Save Day

April 25 - World Penguin Day

April 26 - Poem in Your Pocket Day
                     Richter Scale Day

April 27 - Arbor Day
                    Morse Code Day

April 28 - Eeyore's Birthday
                     Save the Frogs Day

April 29 - National Dance Day
                     Zipper Day
                     Peace Rose Day
Peace Rose

April 30 - Bugs Bunny Day
                     National Honesty Day 

Upcoming Events

April 7, Saturday - The Annual Easter Event at Wallingford Center -
The Bubbleman will be 
blowing bubbles on the West side of the building at 9 a.m., followed by a candy hunt. Have your face painted, meet the Easter Bunny, search for candy! Bring your own basket and non-perishable food items for our local food bank. Fun AND FREE!!!



Happy Passover,
          Happy Easter,
                     Happy Spring!

Thank you for supporting local and handmade!

Kathleen Koch
Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts

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