Hello-Hello, and thank you for coming to visit on a day that still seems to have a pall; a nagging sense at the back of the mind that everything is not okay, that for many Christmas and Hanukkah were taken this year and will never be the same. Gifts were bought and trees decorated. Parties were planned. There are toys that were ready to go under Christmas trees. Now they are having funerals.
So it seems like a good day to share a few things that might boost spirits, and another of our little gift guides. Our first item is about the volunteers of Wreaths Across America. The organization was started in 1992 when the owner of a Maine wreath company had extra inventory, he asked officials at Arlington Cemetery if he could put the wreaths on the graves there. They said ‘yes’ and now wreath-laying ceremonies happen in all 50 States.
Saturday was Wreaths Across America Day.
Wreaths were placed on graves at 230 national and state veterans’ cemeteries all over the country. Below, David Galloway with the Scottish American Military Society lays a wreath at Prescott National Cemetery in Arizona.
Another look at Arlington on Saturday.
Our other tidbit is more of a link, one that many may have already seen in one of the mulitple variations now circulating. This one is on Buzzfeed and titled “26 Moments That Restored Our Faith in Humanity This Year.” It is just as it sounds, below, the first item shared.
That’s “The parents who made their son’s wheelchair into the best Halloween costume ever.” Another on the list, the free medical help offered to strangers after Hurricane Sandy.
Click here to see the entire Buzzfeed list, being reminded of the good in people was a boost. I don’t know about you, but I needed to see this.
Finally, a quick look at last minute giftables from the Princess.
- Our exclusive Needlepoint Cuffs ($48) from York Designs
- The Ready To Go phone cases (18.50) by the Preppy Planet
- Lilly Pulitzer Koozies ($6)
- Lilly Pulitzer Thermal Travel Mugs ($14.50)
- Snoozies Pink & Green Whales ($12) keep your toes toasty warm!
- Preppy Magnet Packs ($10) come in all sorts of patterns
- Sloane Ranger Totes ($38)