• 15 Feb
    2008

‘Tis A Blessing To Count Your Valentine’s On One Hand

As I thumb through books and sift through information resources, I am coming to the resounding conclusion that the history of Valentines is unclear. What is clear however, is that this tradition of “A Day for Lovers” dates back to the Roman Empire. Pope Galesius appointed St. Valentine as the patron Saint of Valentines Day in 496 A.D.

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  • 11 Jan
    2008

Postcards

Vintage and antique postcard collecting can be an enjoyable trip through time and space. American, Canadian, and European postcards are en vogue and are a lot of fun to hunt for at auctions online and in shops. The technical term for postcard collecting is deltiology. It’s one of the most popular collectibles.

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  • 22 Dec
    2007

The 2007 Official White House Christmas Card

Continuing a tradition that dates back to the first official White House Christmas card sent by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933, the White House recently released the official 2007 White House Christmas card.

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  • 22 Dec
    2007

Do You Know What Your President Signed?

The President of the United States is a very busy person. Their entire day is mostly meetings with staff, with constituencies, with groups, with the media, with government officials, with ambassadors, with other heads of state, along with ceremonies, bill signings, speeches, travel…whew. Who would want the job. Yet, many do.

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