Celebrate Our Rarest Wildlife on National Zoo Lovers Day

Pin it

Learn about our rarest wild animal ornaments! Have you seen these at your zoo? I am so amazed by how many fantastic little critters are found across the planet. Even better, we’re able to bring these animals into our own communities through the conservation efforts of zoos. Sometimes it’s a little sad to think about …

The Origins of April Fool’s Day

Pin it

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 …

Goodbye Winter: The Story of Frosty the Snowman

Pin it

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! …

The Origins of St. Patrick’s Day

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Ornament Shop Pin it

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 …

The History of Mardi Gras

Pin it

Do you know why we celebrate Mardi Gras? Find out how this religious holiday became one of the biggest party celebrations of the year! I admire all of the wonderful religious holidays around the world, and it’s amazing to see them transform from region to region. Mardi Gras is a special holiday filled with fun …