Today Special – 2nd March 2018

Today Special – 2nd March 2018

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On March 2nd every year, it’s time to celebrate cream pie – banana cream pie, to be precise. On this day, pie lovers in the United States raise a spoon to one of the most popular sweet treats in the country. And if you want to join in with your own banana cream pie, don’t worry – there’s no law that says you have to share! The History of Banana Cream Pie Day A cream pie is very much what its name suggests – if you buy one or make one, you’ll usually be getting a thin shortcrust pastry filled past the crust with thick creamy custard. On top is usually a thick layer of whipped cream, and depending on the chef it might be topped with coconut, nuts, or dusted with sugar or chocolate. The creamy custard pudding which makes up its center is similar to creme patisserie, the main part of many
Today Special – 2nd March 2018

Today Special – 2nd March 2018

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There’s a task amongst your employees that requires a certain skill set, an incredibly ability to identify what’s needed and when, and to know every square inch of your store like the back of their hand. They have to be able to discern the needs of your customers when the customers themselves don’t even know and point them in the right direction when the customers are violating that most important of policies “The customer is always right”. Salesperson Day is dedicated to celebrating these intrepid souls and their ability to navigate the hellish pit that is… retail. History of Salesperson Day Salespersons have an incredibly difficult job and are often the employee that does the most foot-miles per day around the store they work in. They know every product, every nook and cranny, and e
Today Special – 2nd March 2018

Today Special – 2nd March 2018

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There’s a lot of talk about what the most important part of your business is. There’s an argument to be made that, when you’re first starting out, the most important part of your business is your customers. After all, they’re the ones that patronize your business, use your services and products, and ultimately ensure that you’re successful at days end. Once a company has grown past a certain point, however, customers begin to have a contender for most important. When you have to hire employees to manage the extra business you can no longer handle alone, it’s time to recognize that Employee Appreciation Day was established for one reason. Without your employees, there’s no one to service your customers, which means you can’t keep your doors open. History of Employee Appreciation Day Emp
Today Special – 1st March 2018

Today Special – 1st March 2018

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Horses have long been considered a close companion of humans – throughout the centuries, the equine has carried us on their backs, pulled our carriages, traveled miles and miles across the country and become a key part of some popular sports. Although the advent of the automobile meant that our majestic, four-legged friends were no longer required as frequently on the roads anymore, today horses still remain a steadfast companion to animal lovers and equestrian fans alike. The History of Horse Protection Day Horse Protection Day was first observed in 2005 when it was founded by pet lifestyle expert and animal behaviorist Colleen Page. Having grown up around horses, Page created the observance to make others mindful of the plight of unwanted horses, and those which end up being served a
Today Special – 1st March 2018

Today Special – 1st March 2018

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Everywhere you go, the pig is a part of our daily life. Whether it’s the bacon and ham we have for breakfast or the little porcelain coin-receptacles we use to save up our money, these adorable little porcine lovelies make our lives greater at every step. They’ve even recently made strides into being a favorite family pet, especially the pot-bellied pig, and you can’t deny that these days it seems that bacon is good for putting on everything, and that’s just one more pig product that makes Pig Day the best holiday of the year! History of Pig Day Pigs have been alongside us since pre-history, and have been a vital part of our diets and lives, with a history stretching back nearly as far as the domestic dog. This holiday was first established in 1972 by a pair of sisters, one from Texas,
Today Special – 1st March 2018

Today Special – 1st March 2018

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When was the last time someone gave you a compliment? Do you recall the way it made your day and made you feel appreciated? World Compliment Day is a time to share that feeling of wellbeing with those around you. There is nothing better than knowing how you make a difference in other people’s lives and that what you do matters. History of World Compliment Day This creative day was originated by Hans Poortvliet, a recognition professional in the Netherlands. He started the initiative in the Netherlands and with the success of it, wondered if making it worldwide instead of national if there be “The Most Positive Day in The World”. These are lofty goals, but Mr. Poortvliet feels that if every person took the time to sincerely offer a compliment to three people in their life that we would
Today Special – 1st March 2018

Today Special – 1st March 2018

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“I was forced to wander, having no one, forced by my nature to keep wandering because wandering was the only thing that I believed in, and the only thing that believed in me.”  ― Roman Payne When people think of a vacation, they often think of travelling with friends and families to predetermined locations and experiencing all the sites. While these kinds of vacations can be exciting and a great way to spend a week or two, the solo traveler is exploring something far greater than the tourists traps and sights they pass by. The solo traveler is exploring themselves in the solitude and openness of the road. Plan A Solo Vacation Day encourages you to get out and explore the world on your own, and the self you find within it. History of Plan A Solo Vacation Day Are you ready? Ready to ge
Today Special – 1st March 2018

Today Special – 1st March 2018

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Some people like to read the biographies of the most influential people in history, like Martin Luther King or Mahatma Ghandi. Some people like novels that send chills down their spines, from goth horror novels like Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” to Stephen King’s epistolary novel, “Carrie”. Some prefer the classics, like “Pride and Prejudice” or the “Old Man and the Sea”. But regardless of the kind of books you like the most, the indisputable truth is that the world would not be the same without books. Books have been educating and inspiring us for thousands of years, so it should go without saying that World Book Day is a more than well-deserved holiday. The History of World Book Day Books did not always look the way they do today, with their glossy covers and creamy pages. When writi
Today Special – 28th February 2018

Today Special – 28th February 2018

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You know those days when you just can’t be bothered to get out of bed? Well, Inconvenience Yourself Day is not one of them. So, put on your happy face and go out there and be nice! The concept may have originated from Ms. Julie Thompson and it was meant to serve as an incentive for others to acknowledge their appreciation for acquaintances or strangers and to promote a respectful attitude and an attentive demeanour. We can all celebrate by simply opening a door for an old lady, giving up a seat to a pregnant lady, helping a child cross the street, stopping to ask if a tourist is lost and needs directions, offering to carry a suitcase up the stairs and generally making a small sacrifice. But most of all, we have to reflect on what others need and how we can help. It can make a big differe
Today Special – 28th February 2018

Today Special – 28th February 2018

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At one time or another, all of us have been visited by the tooth fairy. So, it should come as no surprise that somewhere along the line, Tooth Fairy Day was born. The tooth fairy herself (or himself; as the verdict is still out on whether this spirit is male or female) has been around since at least the Middle Ages although the exact origins are still unknown. In fact, the fairy may have just been a means to calm a child that was undergoing the strange experience of losing a tooth (after all, we have all been there). Still, Tooth Fairy day is a date that is designed to pay homage to this generous spirit that is known to leave treats or coins underneath our pillow. Interestingly enough, the exact date of celebration is under conjecture; some claiming it falls in February while others sta