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Jackie Robinson Day – #42

 Above anything else, I hate to lose.Jackie Robinson

jackie-robinson-42Every year on April 15th Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day, and all players throughout the league wear the number 42, the number Jackie Robinson made famous while becoming the first African-American to play in the Major Leagues for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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Dodgers celebrate after tyng for Pennant by beating the Phillies 9-8 in 14 innings, October 1, 1951.

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Peace, Love and Smiles.

All we are saying is give peace a chance. — John Lennon

SEPTEMBER 21 – International Peace DayInternational_Day_Of_Peace_Wallpapers

International Peace Day seeks a global cessation of violence and war. Each year on this day, celebrations are held in hundreds of countries, all with the same goal in mind….to stop war and violence. Created and sponsored by the United Nations, this day seeks to end war, starting today.

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Dog Days of Summer…Woof!

“Saving 10,000 Dogs – One Day at a Time”.                                                          –Colleen Paige, National Dog Day Founder                                                            fa236b5102e28414b16ca786825e166fAugust 26 — National Dog Day

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Jake, aka The Seeds of Happiness Dog, is also a rescue dog.

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Lefties Have Rights!

Lefthander’s Slogan:                                                                                                       “Everyone is born right-handed. Only the greatest overcome it”.

leftAugust 13th: If you are a Leftie, then Left Hander’s Day is just for YOU!                       Left Hander’s Day was first celebrated on August 13, 1976 and started by Left Hander’s International.  So, if you’re one of the few, CELEBRATE!manfrom03michelangelo-buonarroti-the-creation-of-adam-hand-83494                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Harry-Truman-and-pencil* Lefties are also called “southpaws”. The term was coined in baseball to describe a left handed pitcher.
* Only about 10% of the population is left handed.
* During the 1600’s people, thought left handers were witches and warlocks!6413196_lefthandedwhoopigoldberg

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A Few Famous Lefties:

Oscar Oscar de la Hoya (Boxer)

Harry S.Truman (U.S. President)

Whoopi Goldberg (Actor)

Babe Ruth (Baseball Player)

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Michelangelo (Artist)

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A few famous Lefties: Babe Ruth (Baseball Player) Oscar de La Hoya (Boxer) Steve McQueen (Actor) Michelangelo (Artist) Marilyn Monroe (Actor) Michelangelo (Artist) Jimi Hendrix (Musician) http://www.holidayinsights.com/other/lefthand.htm “>http://www.holidayinsights.com/other/lefthand.htm                               http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/left.html

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. 🙂

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

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!

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
ERA: 2.28550912_t607

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.)

 

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

http://mlb.mlb.com/home

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

 

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’s sugar or coated in chocolate or cream…yum!

A Few Waffle Fun Facts:

SOH Waffles* The word “waffle” is from the Dutch, meaning “wafer.”

* 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.”   —  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!