On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress ratified the wording of the Declaration of Independence. But it took almost a century for the accompanying celebrations to catch on. It wasn’t until 1870 that Congress included the Fourth of July in a list of proposed national holidays. Christmas was on the same list! Continue reading
Now that Christmas is over it’s time to quickly decorate the mantel for the New Year. If you’re entertaining on NYE, gear the mantel toward the party goers – probably something fun and glitzy. Not hosting the party? Then decorate the mantel just for you and your family. Here are a few ideas from your friends at Old World Stoneworks.