Do you get Memorial Day confused with Veterans Day? The truth is, it happens more often than you think. Here’s a handy cheat sheet to help you differentiate between the two (and be a hit at your Memorial Day BBQ):
- Began as “Decoration Day” (originally celebrated on May 30th) as a day to honor those who were killed in any past war by ‘decorating’ their graves with flowers.
- Celebrated the last Monday in May.
- Rooted to “Armistice Day,” a day set aside to celebrate the end of World War I in particular.
- The honor was expanded in 1954 to include all Veterans, and thus renamed Veterans Day to reflect the change.
- Observed on November 11th.
As we attend gatherings with friends and family this weekend, let us not forget the sacrifices that were made for our freedoms. Danmer honors the brave men and women of the U.S. Military. We wish you a safe and happy Memorial Day, from our family to yours.
Yes, love is in the air! Valentine’s Day brings cards, candies, flowers, and jewelry. But why should chocolate makers and jewelry shops have all the fun? There are so many ways to add a personal touch to the Valentine’s holiday.
How about some special decorating ideas for Valentine’s Day? OK, so it’s not Halloween or Christmas, but there are plenty of ways to set the mood for that special someone. There are always heart-shaped ceramics, candy dishes, and pillows that you can pick up from the seasonal aisle at the local superstore. But there are also plenty of fun DIY projects if you like to think outside of the heart-shaped box, so to speak.
How about a heart-shaped arrangement of small rose-colored candles and a trail of rose petals are a lovely start to a romantic evening? And for the less intimate guests, homemade Valentine cards and streamers and can easily be strewn across the window or fireplace, each depicting hearts or cupid-shaped silhouettes.
For the more adventurous decorator, the windows are where it’s at! Everything from temporary decals, to custom rose wreaths, to light-up decorations can ignite your Valentine’s spirit for that special someone or for the whole neighborhood!
If you decide to decorate your windows, just remember that framing your adornments is important. White or neutral-colored window coverings tend to work best with shades of red. If you’re in the market for new coverings, this Valentine’s day is the perfect time to show your home some love by investing in some elegant, long-lasting, durable window shutters. Call (800) 684-3434 to take advantage of our Valentine’s Day Buy One, Get One 50% off Special! (Your windows will love you for it.)
In honor of Veterans Day 2015, we at Danmer would like to thank the proud men and women who have represented the United States in all branches of our armed forces. Without their dedication and the sacrifices they have made for the common good, the United States would not be the proud nation that it is today.
Did you know that the national holiday we celebrate this week was originally created to mark the end of World War I on November 11th, 1918? Specifically it marks the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven o’clock in the morning—the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918.
However much has changed in the observance of this sacred holiday over the years. This day was originally declared “Armistice Day,” with the holiday set aside to honor those who lost their lives in “the great war,” as WW1 was called. We were asked to remember November 11th as a day to enjoy the peace our nation had found and had hoped would follow. Nearly 40 years later (in 1947), the holiday was renamed “Veterans Day,” and would be repurposed to honor American soldiers who’ve served in any of America’s conflicts.
Danmer is a proud supporter of American values and is making efforts to help rebuild America’s economy. Danmer Shutters are made and assembled right here in the USA, so we know that investing in your home is an investment in rebuilding America. Visit us at http://www.danmer.com to learn more.
Halloween is here, and decorating your home to be ‘spooky’ can be fun for you and your whole family. Adding that “wow” factor to your Halloween display can turn your home into a real neighborhood showcase.
So, what are the best ways to keep up with the “Munsters” in creating a truly creepy, yet tasteful experience for your kids and your neighbors? Keep your main focus on your home’s exterior and entryway. The first thing that your trick-or-treaters see on their way to your front door is crucial in setting the mood for your ghoulish gathering. Here are three simple tips to help you get started:
- EXTERIOR “HORROR” LIGHTING. The right lights positioned at just the right angle (typically from below), can help create a creepy ambiance!
- WEBS. Pre-packaged or homemade webs are budget friendly, and effective! Using large webs strategically placed can have a ghostly and fun effect, while getting your visitors into the Halloween spirit.
- SCARY WINDOWS. Silhouetted window decorations can be accomplished for pennies on the dollar. Draping a few bats along your shutters, or using spooky skeletons to peer out of your other window coverings can make for a very frightful sight indeed!
Remember the basics while adding your own personal flair, and you just may end up with the most haunted house on the block!
Many Americans wonder what they can do to help their country during these rough economic times. One of the number one ways that Americans can help is by keeping their money in their country by buying American made products whenever they can. By purchasing American made products, you are helping to restore American jobs that have been lost to foreign countries, where products are often made cheaper and with lesser quality materials.
Rebuild America with Danmer
Danmer Custom Shutters has been designing, manufacturing, and installing plantation shutters and other window treatments in America for the past 30 years. If you are looking to upgrade your window treatments to custom built shutters, now is the time. Right now Danmer is giving their customers a U.S. Savings bond up to $250 for qualifying shutter purchases. Schedule a free in home design consultation, and let the designer know that you want help Rebuild America to get started.
A large majority of Americans feel that they are helpless when it comes to repairing the economy. Many are unaware of the small steps they can to help the American economy. One of these small steps is purchasing American made products as this keeps money in our economy as well as jobs. It’s also helpful to purchase locally made products to keep money and jobs in the community where you reside.
If you are looking to invest in your home by installing plantation shutters, Danmer Custom Shutters is a local company that manufactures, designs, and installs only American made shutters. Currently, Danmer Custom Shutters is going the extra mile to help you to Rebuild America. With the Rebuild America program, qualifying purchases of custom plantation shutters can earn you up to a $250 U.S. Savings bond.
Rather than feeling hopeless about the state of the economy as prices rise and jobs decline, take a proactive step to help rebuild America. One of the easiest steps every American can take is to buy American made products. When you buy American made products versus foreign products, you support American jobs and increase the demand for them. It’s just as important to try to buy products that are made locally in your community to support your own job and the jobs of your friends and neighbors.
Finding quality American made products is easier than you think. If you are in the process of shopping for plantation shutters for your home, Danmer Custom Shutters is a local business helping you to rebuild America. When you make a qualifying shutter purchase from Danmer, they will give you a U.S. Savings bond valued up to $250 during their Rebuild America Program.
The Rebuild America Program allows your investment into your home to also act as an investment in your community and your country.
The U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) has awarded the 2011 Best of Sacramento Award to Danmer Custom Shutters in the Shutters Category. The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award goes out each year to a local business that has achieved remarkable marketing success in their area. The USCA awarded Danmer Custom Shutters the 2011 Best of Sacramento Award for providing a positive image and example of a successful local business.
Danmer Custom Shutters has spent the last 35 years providing California communities with quality, American made products. It is Danmer’s superior customer service and dedication to making each customer feel like the only customer that makes them stand out above the rest. Danmer’s Thermalite and Hardwood Shutters are beautifully constructed to complement any décor and are backed with the most complete warranty in the shutter industry.
In August 2011, Danmer Custom Shutter’s was happy to partner with Macy’s and United Way at the Macy’s United Way Auction. Danmer Custom Shutters provided one winning bidder with $1,000 worth of Danmer Shutters as well as a free in-home design consultation, free delivery and installation of the shutters.
Danmer Custom Shutters is pleased to announce the winning bidder of $1,000 worth of Danmer shutters from the Macy’s United Way Auction was Dale and Yunt Lum.Congratulations!
Danmer Custom Shutters was proud to partner with Macy’s and United Way to help United Way with their goals of improving worldwide education, help families reach financial stability, and promote healthy lifestyles for individuals and families.