The Origins of April Fool’s Day


Do you know why we prank each other on this holiday? Learn about the mystery with us! April Fool’s Day is one of our most curious holidays and I’m so enchanted every year by all the funny ways people celebrate it. The first day of April is always such a thrill for friends, family, and […]

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Goodbye Winter: The Story of Frosty the Snowman

Beautiful young women enjoying building a snowman on a snowy winter day in forest

Join us as we recall this playful holiday song that marks the end of winter! We’re in the last full week of winter, and this season has gone by so quickly. Here in Chicago, for the first time in all the 146 years we’ve tracked the weather, there was no snowfall in January and February! […]

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3 Influential Role Models For Women’s History Month

Three generations of women celebrate Women's History |

Join us as we celebrate women’s history with a glance back at Ornament Shop’s origins and learn about three empowering female role models! Every year, the United States has a wonderful tradition of honoring women’s history. March 8th is International Women’s Day, and the whole month of March is reserved for celebrating progress on women’s rights. The […]

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King Kong Skull Island Shows Prequels Reign At The Box Office


King Kong is the mythical giant ape monster that has been scaring moviegoers since his first big screen presence in 1933. On Friday, March 10th, movie fans will again be able to see this colossal gorilla in action on Skull Island.  With a lack of new stories being generated in Hollywood, prequels rather than sequels […]

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The Origins of St. Patrick’s Day

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Ornament Shop

Do you wear green like I do on St. Patrick’s Day? Join us as we learn how this tradition started! St. Patrick’s Day is such a fun and interesting holiday. It seems everyone celebrates this day, even though Ireland is such a small place! Similar to Mardi Gras, many of the traditions we share on […]

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