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M ay in Seattle is often the prettiest month, in my opinion. We have all the various blooming trees as well as the tulips, narcissus and other Spring bulbs. After months of grey, rainy weather punctuated only here and there with some sun, it seems a riot of color. Add a sunny, cloudless day, and we don't know what month we're in, or where we are! It's rather disconcerting. You notice, as if for the first time, how late it is light out - something that goes unobserved during a rainy day, when our heads are tucked under hoods and we are running to avoid the raindrops.
So May seems particularly special, and the appropriate time
to celebrate Mothers and those women who have provided mothering, guidance, and support in our lives!
Let us help you find the perfect gift, be it Jewelry (we just received a beautiful new collection of Kristin Ford) -
or Body Care,
or any of innumerable treasures from our shelves, sure to please!
Second Annual Haiku Contest Extended!
We have decided to extend the deadline for our 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, except for a special Tintin category, 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 May 31.
Things to Celebrate
May 1 - Batman Day - my son's first love!
National dance Day
May 2 - Robert's Rules of Order Day
May 3 - 26th Anniversary of Crackerjack!
May 4 - No Pants Day
Star Wars Day
May 5 - Kentucky Derby Day - check out
Ann De Vuono's new Spring hats
if you're going to the Derby (or
even to watch on TV)
May 5 is also Cinco de Mayo and the
Birthday of Judy from 4 Your Eyes Only
May 6 - World Laughter Day
May 7 - Accountant's Day
May 8 - National Teachers Day
No Socks Day - if you need socks,
do we have the socks for you!
May 9 - Receptionist's Day
National Night Shift Worker's Day
May 10 -Windmill Day
May 11 - Eat What You Want Day - I guess
one day wouldn't hurt!
May 12 - Hug Your Cat Day
Limerick Day - "There once was a
gal from Seattle....
May 13 - Mother's Day
May 14 - National Chicken Dance Day
Stars and Stripes Forever Day
May 15 - Nylon Stockings Day - Who else
remembers the advent of
Straw Hat Day - and another
lovely Ann de Vuono Hat!
May 16 - National Sea Monkey Day
May 17 - World Telecommunications Day -
we even know how to spell it!
May 18 - International Museum Day - did
you know that Detroit is home to one of
the nation's top five art museums? You
could spend days there...
May 19 - Artichoke Day
May 20 - Neighbor Day
Weights and Measures Day
May 21 - I Need a Patch for That Day
May 22 - National Maritime Day
May 23 -
National Taffy Day - we have the
best salt water taffy by Spokandy
- just 25 cents for three pieces!
May 24 -
International Tiara Day - every
girl needs one! We have some exquisite
wrapped and crocheted wire crowns
embellished with pearls and gemstones -
each is unique - made by Barrie
D'Angelo, a former employee!May 25 -
Cookie Monster's BirthdayMay 26 -
International Jazz Day
May 27 -
Our favorite Harmony Lanterns, available in a multitude of patterns - check on our website for more!
Cellophane Tape Day
Indianapolis 500 DayMay 28 - Memorial Day
- we are open
from 10 to 5!
May 29 -
International Day of United
Nations PeacekeepersMay 30 -
National Senior Health and
Fitness DayMay 31 -
What You Think Upon Grows Day
- ain't that the truth?
May 3 - Our 26th Anniversary! We are not only celebrating 26 years in business, but the 10th Anniversary of our co-worker and friend, Ewa, whom many of you know as our resident Extasia expert!
May 13 - Mother's Day - don't forget that most extraordinary person!
May 31 - Deadline for Haiku Contest submissions
Enjoy this most lovely month of Spring - flowers blooming, time pampering Mom (or being pampered), feeling the not-too-hot sun on your skin!
And thank you for supporting local and handmade!
Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts