Fathers Day 2023
Father’s Day is a day to celebrate fathers and fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Father’s Day is observed by over 111 countries worldwide on a variety of dates.
A customary day for the celebration of fatherhood in Catholic Europe is known to date back to at least 1508. It is usually celebrated on 19th March as the feast day of Saint Joseph, who is referred to as the fatherly Nutritor Domini (“Nourisher of the Lord”) in Catholicism and “the putative father of Jesus” in southern European tradition.
It is celebrated annually on the third Sunday of June in the United States. Starting in 2022, the Holiday will also coincide Juneteenth, a federal holiday which takes place on 19th June, although this will occur occasionally in 2033, 2039, 2044, and 2050.
No matter which date is observed where you live, this year, how about getting your dad a unique gift?
Don’t condemn your father to a world of “Fathers Day gifts” like penknives that double as torches, perplexing monogrammed handkerchief sets, and shower gel/deodorant combos. Gifts for dads can be uncommon and one-of-a-kind, such as a painting created specifically for him.
A good luck gift is typically a trinket or an object that is given to someone in order to bring them good fortune. These gifts are suitable for any occasion and can be given to anyone.
There are numerous traditional expressions and fables that explain why the Irish are so fortunate. Or, ironically, luck was born from perseverance after surviving centuries of inherent bad luck and adversity.
- Go n-éirí an bóthar leat – ‘May the road rise up with you’ or more literally be translated as “May you succeed on the road”
In Irish, this is empathic way of saying “good luck.” It is pronounced as guh n’ayr’ee uhn boehuhr l’aet.
Cliché sayings aside, remember that by supporting any Irish artist, you will automatically receive an unprecedented level of additional luck.
According to Irish folklore, Halloween can be traced back to the ancient Celtic tradition of Samhain, which are believed to have pagan roots. The old Irish for ‘summer’s end’, Samhain marked the end of the harvest season and the start of the New Year.
Celebrated in Ireland and Scotland for centuries, Irish and Scottish migrants brought many Halloween customs to North America in the 19th century.
Although Christmas usually gets the most gift attention, there is no reason you cannot give presents on other holidays.
Although Halloween is a time for costumes, candy, and fun, it is also a time for giving and receiving gifts. If you are looking for a Halloween gift for someone who is obsessed with the spooky holiday, you have come to the right place.
Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is a holiday celebrated by Jewish people all over the world.
It commemorates the victory of the Maccabees over the Seleucid Empire (Syrian-Greeks) in 164 BCE and the subsequent re-dedication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem.
Hanukkah is a cherished eight-day holiday that usually begins on the 25th of Kislev (November-December), according to the Hebrew calendar. A popular tradition associated with Hanukkah is the giving of gifts.
A home decor gift is the perfect way to show someone you care about and want to make his or her home look beautiful. Additionally, it is great way to buy an uncommon gift for a whole family / household to enjoy.
In my experience of working with clients on commissions, they love the wonderful style and the statement my work makes in their homes.
I like to understand the requirements first to ensure that my artwork suits the space perfectly. This allows me to go above and beyond in creating work that reveals something new every time it is viewed.
The term “housewarming” is said to have originated from the days when people would warm up their new homes by using fires, in the days before central heating.
Guests would bring firewood and build fires in all the available fireplaces, offering firewood as a gift. Aside from warming the house, this was also believed to repel evil spirits by creating a protective atmosphere of warmth.
In medieval times, uninhabited houses were considered targets for vagrant spirits and were often cleansed before being occupied by young children.
Perhaps a painting depicting a roaring fire, or use of a warm colour palette such, as reds, oranges, and yellows, would make a perfect gift for your friends or family.
When someone joins your team or hires you, it is considered a big deal. Likewise, when someone leaves their job, as a courtesy colleagues usually want to give something meaningful to show their appreciation.
Even if they do not know you well, they will still remember the collective gesture and appreciate it at some point in the future.
Mothers Day 2023
Mother’s Day is a unique opportunity to express your gratitude to your mother. Consider what she enjoys to pick the right gifts for her; traditional gifts for women include flowers, jewellery, and gift cards.
Mothering Sunday is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent in the UK, three weeks before Easter. This date changes every year because it originally began as a church tradition. Mother’s Day falls on a different date each year, as it is based on the lunar calendar.
In the United States, Mother’s Day is not celebrated as a religious holiday. It became an official US holiday in 1914 when the President Woodrow Wilson, declared the second Sunday in May as a day of ‘public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country.’
No matter which date is observed where you live, this year, how about getting your mum a unique gift? Despite the usefulness of generic gifts for mothers, scented candles only have one specific job, and a creamy-paged notebook will never go to waste.
Do you think she might like an original and unique painting just for her?
New Year 2023
This year, I decided to get my mother a New Years gift. She has always loved reading, so I thought a Kindle would be the perfect present. I was a little worried that she might already have one, but after asking her, I found out that she did not. I was so happy when she opened the gift and started using it!
Whether you are looking for something funny or sentimental, a retirement gift is an excellent way to express your gratitude for a work colleague’s years of service and to mark their legacy.
However, if you are looking for something a little more one-of-a-kind as a tribute for your work colleague’s career, consider commissioning a piece of art.
A thank you gift is a gesture of appreciation for a kindness or favor received. It can be something as simple as a card or a small token of appreciation, or it can be a more elaborate gift. No matter what the gift is, it is a way to say “thank you”
Rooted in English traditions dating from the Protestant Reformation, Thanksgiving Day, is an annual national holiday in the United States, Canada, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Liberia celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year.
Americans ‘generally’ believe that Thanksgiving is modelled on a 1621 harvest feast shared by the English colonists (Pilgrims) of Plymouth and the Native American Wampanoag people.
It was not until 26th December 1941, that President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a joint resolution of Congress changing the official national Thanksgiving Day to the fourth Thursday in November starting in 1942. Although in Canada, it is observed on the 2nd Monday in October each year.
It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Thanksgiving is a time to come together with friends and family to enjoy good food and company.
Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for all the good things in your life. A great way to show your appreciation is by giving a Thanksgiving gift to someone you care about. This could be a friend, family member, or even a complete stranger.
Valentine’s Day 2023
Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on 14th February. It originated as a Christian feast day honouring one or two early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine and, through later folk traditions, has become a significant cultural, religious, and a somewhat commercialised celebration of romance and love in many regions of the world.
One of the most stressful aspects of Valentine’s Day is finding the perfect gift for your special someone, whether it gifts for girlfriend or gifts for boyfriend.
This year, show your loved one how much you care with a unique and perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Something that is personalised and meaningful will let them know that you took the time to select a gift specifically for them!
A wedding gift is anything that the bride and groom receive on their wedding day. It is usually something related to their new life together. They may have a gift registry, but how about something a little more interesting than a kettle and toaster?
For instance, maybe an E-Gift Card from Ren Creative Works that allows the new couple to select between a painting or a commission?