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Letter from the Editor – Getting Ready for October!

Letter from the Editor   Getting Ready for October!

With the autumnal equinox on September 22nd, when day and night were of equal length, we welcomed fall and life started all over again.  Now that October is here, our gardens are bright with dahlias, camellias, echinacea, and chrysanthemums. Our recipes will be starring pumpkins, squash, apples, berries, seeds and nuts. We’re wearing our sweaters and plaid flannel, enjoying pumpkin spice lattes and farmers markets and cheering on our favorite football teams.

The days are getting shorter and the sun is lower in the sky. Nighttime is heralded by spectacular sunsets and the stars have never shone brighter. Mornings are dawning with a spectral mist hanging over the fields. As we watch all the beautiful changes taking place in nature, we are reminded that the only constant is change. We may feel a little nostalgic for autumns gone by and the people who mean so much to us. Here at Blue Mountain we have cards to honor those significant relationships and celebrate all the fun holidays in October.

Because we like autumn so much, we created a card to wish everyone a Happy Falloween. You’ll find a new postcard for Columbus Day and new eCards for Boss’s Day and Sweetest Day.  When you visit our Halloween collection, you’ll discover some extra special treats—eCards with music you’re sure to recognize, including the themes from the Andy Griffith Show and Bewitched. What better time to let your friends and family know you are thinking of them? And no matter how busy you get, remember to make some time for yourself to pause and watch the leaves turning.

Caroline Leech, Senior Editor
Letter from the Editor   Getting Ready for October!

 

 

Letter from the Editor   Getting Ready for October!Letter from the Editor   Getting Ready for October!Letter from the Editor   Getting Ready for October!Letter from the Editor   Getting Ready for October!Letter from the Editor   Getting Ready for October!Letter from the Editor   Getting Ready for October!

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Saturday, October 20, is the Sweetest Day of the Year!

Saturday, October 20, is the Sweetest Day of the Year! It was 1922 and a committee of 12 confectioners in Cleveland, Ohio, distributed 20,000 boxes of candy to “newsboys, orphans, old folks, and the poor,” according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer on October 8th of that year. Some of the biggest movie stars of the day, including Theda Bara, were on hand to help with the distribution. Through the years, other large candy distributions were made to local charities and “The Sweetest Day of the Year” became an annual affair. To read more about the origins of this holiday and to see some really great recipes, simply click on this link: http://www.bluemountain.com/blog/wp-admin/post.php?post=1817&action=edit

 

Saturday, October 20, is the Sweetest Day of the Year!

You can share in the happiness of the day by sending the above “You Make Me Smile” ecard, available from Blue Mountain. It’s just one of many Sweetest Day ecards and postcards that can help you send a little sweetness someone’s way!

 

 

Saturday, October 20, is the Sweetest Day of the Year! Saturday, October 20, is the Sweetest Day of the Year! Saturday, October 20, is the Sweetest Day of the Year! Saturday, October 20, is the Sweetest Day of the Year! Saturday, October 20, is the Sweetest Day of the Year! Saturday, October 20, is the Sweetest Day of the Year!