Tis the Season!
It's prom Season and it's coming fast!
How many of you remember your prom?? I remember mine. It was at the now, defunct Australian Hotel. I wore a white off the shoulder Jessicca McClintock tea length dress. I loved that dress. I remember that a guy named Craig dumped red fruit punch on my red dress but it didn't deter from a good night. I went with my best friend at the time. We had a limo and after prom we drove down to Ft Lauderdale and Miami. It was so much fun.
A brief History of Prom
It's Time for the prom: that one special night, usually in May, when girls in colorful gowns and boys in ill-fitting tuxedos pose awkwardly for photos that they will cherish (or rue) for the rest of their lives. The night when curfews are broken and limousines are taken for joyrides. The night when the punch bowl might contain more than just punch.
The word prom is short for promenade, the formal, introductory parading of guests at a party. The prom can be traced back to the simple co-ed banquets that 19th century American universities held for each year's graduating class. A growing teenage culture pushed proms younger and younger, and by the 1940s the adolescent dance we know today had almost entirely taken hold. In the 1950s, a thriving postwar economy allowed high schools to eschew the traditional gymnasium in favor of proms held in hotels or at country clubs. President Kennedy rescheduled a 1963 $1,000-a-plate fundraiser at the Beverly Hilton to accommodate a local school whose prom had been booked for the same time. In 1975, President Ford's daughter Susan held her high school's senior prom at possibly the best prom location ever: the White House.
As cultural mores have changed, so has the prom--begrudgingly. An Alabama principal was sued in 1994 for threatening to cancel the prom if interracial couples attended. And despite the two South Dakota boys who in 1979 became one of the first known same-sex couples to openly attend a prom, some schools still have anti-gay bans in place. In April, a Mississippi school district canceled its prom rather than allow a student to bring her girlfriend as her date. And while going stag was once social suicide, some kids now attend in groups rather than as couples. But don't worry: between choosing the right outfit and attending the right after-party, there's still more than enough anxiety to go around.
Mothers day is Sunday, May 8th this year. Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May.
The modern American holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. Today St Andrew's Methodist Church now holds the International Mother's Day Shrine. Her campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died. Ann Jarvis had been a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War, and created Mother’s Day Work Clubs to address public health issues. Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her mother by continuing the work she started and to set aside a day to honor all mothers, because she believed that they were "the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world"
In 1908, the US Congress rejected a proposal to make Mother's Day an official holiday, joking that they would have to proclaim also a "Mother-in-law's Day". However, owing to the efforts of Anna Jarvis, by 1911 all US states observed the holiday, with some of them officially recognizing Mother's Day as a local holiday, the first being West Virginia, Jarvis' home state, in 1910. In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers.
Show mom how much you love her by getting her something pretty from my C + I Boutique. We are launching a capsule tonight that is perfect for mom!
Chloe and Isabel pieces are designed based on the “friendship philosophy.” “Chloe” represents the daring trend-seeker in us with grand statement pieces, while “Isabel” embodies timeless, refined, more understated style. Or we have pieces that are a combination of the two! Is your mom a "Chloe" or an "Isabel?" Whatever her style is we will have something for her!
Take a look at the boutique! Get started now and have everything in time for all your gifts for your mom, your mother-in-law or even your daughter who just became a mom will be celebrated for the first time this mothers day!
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Teacher appreciation gifts
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