Special Days

Bring Your Dog to Work and Say: “Cheese”!

Friday, June 20, 2014 = Take Your Dog to Work Day
A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad. – Robert Wagner1015418_10151664495778641_479488366_o

This is a serious holiday for “Man’s Best Friend”. It is sponsored by Pet Sitters International. The day is to encourage employers to experience the fun and relaxation which comes with allowing pets in the workplace! And in addition, to encourage pet adoption; there are LOTS of great dogs out there who need forever homes. ūüôā

We would like to see YOUR dogs in YOUR workplace! We are having a drawing and the prize is a “Happy Dog” Big Seed of Happiness! Just e-mail a photo of you and your dog at your workplace. OR if you do not have a job which allows Take Your Dog to Work Day, just send us a photo of you and your dog. OR, even if you just WISH you had a dog and want to enter, send us your e-mail, too…everybody can play!

E-mail:  sales@seedsofhappiness.com

Deadline for entry is Monday, June 23, 2014 12:00 p.m. CDT. A winner will be drawn and announced by the end of the week. Good luck, thanks for playing and WOOF!

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“Win ME, win ME!”

My fashion philosophy is, if you’re not covered in dog hair, your life is empty.¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†– Elayne Boosler

 

Jake is one HAPPY pooch!
Jake is one HAPPY pooch!

http://www.takeyourdog.com/

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/June/dogtoworkday.htm

June 15 = Smile Power Day!

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. – William Arthur Ward

114599_pcSmile Power Day is the perfect excuse to shine your pearly whites and show off those dimples. And no, a smiley face or an emoticon won’t do! Not today, at least!

Today, you are powerful. Today, you can change the world. Today, you can…SMILE!

markYep, it’s time to use that most powerful weapon and celebrate Smile Power Day with a great smile. Smiling (even when you’re not happy) can help lift your mood and it helps everyone around you feel better. Smiling is something that is understood by everyone despite culture, race, or religion; it is internationally known.

sydNobody knows who came up with the idea of dedicating a whole 24 hours to the smile, but one thing is certain: we’re the only creatures on the planet that can do it. Whether fate smiled upon you or not, you can always find a good reason to smile. So grin from ear to ear, look on the bright side and smile your troubles away.

And remember, Smile Power Day is meant to be shared with loved ones. Most importantly, when you crack a smile today, remember that it’s not Smile Power Day unless you can put a smile one someone else’s face, too!

 

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. – Dr. Seuss1015418_10151664495778641_479488366_o

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June 15: Smile Power Day

A Smile for Every Dad on his Day!

Father’s Day: Sunday, June 15, 2014

What to get Dad for Father’s Day? Hmmmmm? The traditional tie doesn’t really work anymore with our increasingly casual society. But a Smile…yeah! As Mark Borella, aka The Seeds of Happiness Guy always says: “You can’t go wrong with a Smile.”

* Maybe he is a baseball fan: How about a Big Baseball Seed of Happiness?Baseball Seed

* He can always use a baseball cap, and we guarantee that when he opens this gift he will be smiling! (p.s. AND they are on sale right now; 20% off!)

All the cool dads are wearing them!
All the cool dads are wearing them!

* Your dad can start his day with a Smile in his coffee mug.
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So, there are lots of fun choices for your dad…let the shopping begin!

To the Veterans, We Honor you.

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Spike!

Memorial Day is a holiday which typically marks the beginning of summer vacation…bbq, floatrips, picnics, and many more fun and relaxing outdoor activities. It’s a federal holiday, most people are off work for a three-day weekend…yea!
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But, we should not forget the reason we have a day off work and are out having fun. Memorial Day is a day of remembering those courageous men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. memorialday-postMany people visit cemeteries and memorials to honor those who made the greatest sacrifice while serving our country. To those men and women, we salute you.cropped-usa-soh.jpg

Smile and Thank a Teacher!

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about¬†¬†besides homework. —Lily Tomlin

May 5-9, 2014 is Teacher Appreciation Week.

A Seed of Happiness Apple for the teacher!
A Seed of Happiness Apple is a fun gift for your favorite teacher!

The first full week in May¬†honors those hard working, patient and understanding people whom we entrust our children to. Teachers mold our kids in a positive direction; from Kindergarten through college,¬†they are an important part of our children’s lives.

 

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So let’s give ’em their due. If you happen to be a teacher reading this, we personally offer our thanks! And, to show our gratitude, an apple for the teacher is always appreciated. Check out our Seeds of Happiness Apples, we have two sizes for your favorite teachers!
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It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. —Albert Einstein

http://www.holidayinsights.com/other/teacher.htm

Smile, It’s Babe Ruth Day!

1933-Goudey-Babe-Ruth-149-243x300“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” —Babe Ruth

babe-ruthApril 27¬†honors one of baseball’s greatest players ever. On this day in 1947, “The Bambino” returned to “The House that Ruth Built” to be honored. He attended Yankee Stadium for Babe Ruth Day.

babe-ruth_04563sBatting average: .342
Home runs: 714
Hits: 2,873
RBI: 2,213
Pitching W/L record: 94-46
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babe“Baseball was, is, and always will be, to me the greatest game in the world”¬†¬†¬† —Babe Ruth

http://www.holidayinsights.com/other/baberuthday.htm

http://www.baberuth.com/stats/

 

Administrative Professional’s Week!

Sweets and a Smile!
Sweets and a Smile!

Time for a special “thank you” to the administrative staff¬†who keep all of¬†your workplaces running smoothly. A Seed of Happiness is ALWAYS appreciated and as the Seeds of Happiness Guy says: “You can’t go wrong with a Smile!”

Add a Smile to your favorite beverage. Looks great on a desk!
A Smile plus your favorite beverage looks great on any desk.
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Just add coffee or tea and the workday is off to a perfect start! (Our latest colors are: yellow, blue, red and purple. You can even choose right or left handed versions.)

 

Laughs for Everyone Today!

‚ÄúLife is worth living as long as there’s a laugh in it.‚ÄĚ
‚Äē¬†¬†¬†¬† L.M. Montgomery,¬†¬†Anne of Green Gables¬†¬†¬†¬†

April 14: International Moment of Laughter Day

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Today is another very special day that will put a big smile on your face. The objective of this day is to get people to laugh, and to laugh more often.Billphoto 1

 

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What’s important is that you bring about laughter (and happiness) to those you come in contact with today. Tell a joke, act the fool, give them a Seed of Happiness…

"JAKE!!!"
“JAKE!!!”

…whatever it takes, successful participation in this day results in whole-hearted laughter! ūüôā

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Bobby Van—“Make me Laugh”

"When you're smiling the whole world smiles with you!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Moment of Laughter Day was created by Humorologist, Izzy Gesell to encourage people to laugh.)

http://www.izzyg.com/content/International_Moment_of_Laughter_April_14th/1002

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/April/momentoflaughterday.htm

 

Baseball Smiles!

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Tina is a SUPER fan!

Cardinal’s Home Opener!¬†

April 7, 2014, 3:15 p.m. CDT, Busch Stadium

mlb-logoOpening day in baseball¬†may not be a National Holiday, much to the dismay of Ozzie Smith, but here in Saint Louis, it is game ON! MLB_Background_LogosCardinal Nation is in full swing today with our home opener against the Cincinnati Reds. Baseball truly is America’s pastime, so root for your home team and enjoy…PLAY BALL!!!

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Seeds of Happiness are born in St. Louis and we DO love our Cards!

http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/ticketing/singlegame.jsp?c_id=stl&y=2014&mlbkw=ma-s-EotDCQd5

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http://www.elonpendulum.com/2014/04/ozzie-smith-right-opening-day-holiday/

 

April Fools, April Smiles!

“April 1.¬† This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.” –Mark Twain

Spaghetti really DOES grow on trees! :-O
Spaghetti really DOES grow on trees! :-O

April Fools’ pranks have been around for a very long time! Following is a CLASSIC April Fools’ joke played on TV viewers in England.

 

In 1957, a British news program managed to convince hundreds of people that spaghetti could grow on trees.

 

Oh yes they did…listen to THIS:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Prior to April 1st, the BBC program,Panorama, went to Switzerland to film a segment about the great spaghetti harvest, which was made possible by the “virtual disappearance of the spaghetti weevil.” They placed cooked¬†spaghetti¬†on tree branches and filmed local girls¬†“harvesting” the pasta.spaghetti

_40980449_spag238After airing the segment, the station¬†was bombarded with phone calls asking how to grow a spaghetti tree.(?!?) Before the broadcast ended for the night, the anchors confessed to the prank. Genius!maxresdefaultMaybe it wasn’t on an international scale like the BBC, but have YOU ever pranked someone with a clever April Fool’s joke? Let us know!1441397_10151996968753641_1635680114_n

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQp4F4encG4

Waffles for Everyone!

March 25 is INTERNATIONAL WAFFLE DAY. Waffle Day began in Sweden as Våffeldagen; this day historically marks the beginning of spring and is celebrated by the eating of many waffles.SOH Waffle 2

This remarkable dough-based gridded cake can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner, snack or dessert.

Take this day to explore the variety that the world of the waffle has to offer you:¬† topped with fried chicken or stacked and drenched in sugary maple syrup, dusted with confectioner‚Äôs sugar or coated in chocolate or cream…yum!

A Few Waffle Fun Facts:

SOH Waffles* The word ‚Äúwaffle‚ÄĚ is from the Dutch, meaning ‚Äúwafer.‚ÄĚ

* In the late 1800’s, Thomas Jefferson returned from France with a waffle iron.

* Eggo Waffles were introduced in supermarket freezer sections in 1953.

* Since its founding in 1955, the Waffle House chain has sold more than 500 million waffles.

http://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/March/waffleday.htm

http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/waffle-day

http://tidbitfun.com/03/25/waffle-trivia/

 

 

 

 

 

You need a gift? We’ve got gifts!

“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person,¬†a beautiful thing.‚Ä̬†¬†¬†—¬† Mother Teresa

A big Seed of Happiness is a unique gift for the wedding party or the bride and groom. AND we carry lots of colors to match the wedding palette.
A big Seed of Happiness is a unique gift for the wedding party or the bride and groom. AND we carry lots of colors to match the wedding palette.

Seeds of Happiness¬†will surprise and delight your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers…ad6b11738bed7af56e57b43b88e30b65

Whether it’s a wedding, a¬†baby shower or a¬†bar mitzvah; a Seed of Happiness is always a¬†terrific surprise.

Bas mitzvahs, bar mitzvahs, Hannukah…Yarmulke Seeds of Happiness will make wonderful keepsakes to remember all of these Jewish celebrations.
Celebrate Mardi Gras with the gift of Happiness!
Celebrate Mardi Gras with the gift of Happiness!

 

 

 

Easter bunny gifts.
Hostess gift for a St. Patrick's Day party!
Hostess gift for a St. Patrick’s Day party!
Nothing says "Love" like Seeds of Happiness at Valentine's Day. <3
Nothing says “Love” like Seeds of Happiness at Valentine’s Day. <3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas, Easter, Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day…ALL¬†holidays and celebrations are terrific times to share a Smile!

 

 

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Favors for wedding guests..

 

 

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Baby blue Smiles for each shower guest.

 

Sunny Smiles for Mom.
Sunny Smiles for Mom.

The possibilities are endless!

March 3: We want YOU to Be Happy!

If you want¬†others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy,¬†practice compassion. —Dalai Lama

We didn’t proclaim this day, but we certainly embrace it. March 3 is National¬†I Want You to be Happy Day.Large Snowman Web Celebrate today by doing more than wishing someone is happy. Do something to make others happy. It can start with an E-card that will put a smile on someone’s face. Other ideas include a phone call,¬†giving positive compliments, or cooking a special meal. And best of all, give them a Seed of Happiness! ūüôā Be creative. There are endless ways to¬†help others to be happy. And remember, at Seeds of Happiness we want you to be happy EVERYDAY!leprachaundog1

Ripe and ready to be picked!http://www.dates.abouttravelingtheworld.com/special-holidays/national-i-want-you-to-be-happy-day/

http://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/March/behappyday.htm

Black Friday?

For millions of people Black Friday is the time to do some serious Christmas shopping –even before the last of the Thanksgiving leftovers are gone!¬† Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving, and it’s one of the major shopping days of the year in the U.S. While it’s not recognized as an official US holiday, many employees have the day off, except those working in retail.

The term ‚ÄúBlack Friday‚ÄĚ was coined in the 1960’s to mark the kickoff to the Christmas shopping season. ‚ÄúBlack‚ÄĚ refers to stores moving from the ‚Äúred‚ÄĚ to the ‚Äúblack.”¬† (This was back when accounting records were kept by hand, and red ink indicated a loss, and black a profit.) Ever since the start of the modern Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924, the Friday after Thanksgiving has been known as the unofficial start to a bustling holiday shopping season.

Many online retailers have pre-Black Friday or special Thanksgiving sales, so you may not even have to wait until the big day to save. So, there you go Рthe Black Friday history behind the busiest shopping day of the year!

Shop the Smiles!
Shop the Smiles!

 

Pink!

BreastCancerRibbonOctober is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month which is an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of screening and the early detection of breast cancer. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point during her life. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women. Right now there are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.

The good news? Many women can survive breast cancer if it‚Äôs found and treated early. A mammogram ‚Äď the screening test for breast cancer ‚Äď can help find breast cancer early.

Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms; the life you save may be your own or someone you love!

  • Encourage women age 40 and older to talk with their doctors about when to start getting mammograms.
  • Talk with women ages 50 to 74 in your community about getting mammograms every two years.

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http://healthfinder.gov/NHO/OctoberToolkit.aspx

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