Are you having one of those bad hair days??? Been to the beach, lake, soccer, baseball game or whatever!!. Be sure and check out our new beach hats!! Without much effort, put on your cap and you will be ready to GO. In store we have many more styles available, drop by, or give us a call and we will be happy to assist you.
Also, have you seen the round beach towels????? Cute, colorful and different. 60"Wide and make wonderful gifts!
Be sure to see some of our new items:
Beach Glasses - Make great gifts or just treat yourself to use as you are relaxing in the pool. These are pictured in our new category: Spring/Summer
Also, check out the Halloween Section - fabulous new witches, and skeletons from Mark Roberts. We have received the new Department 56 Village pieces. They are as great as always.
May 29th the next holiday not to be forgotten. Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering the people who died while serving our country. This holiday was first known as Decoration Day and started in the 1860's. The official name "Memorial Day" was changed after World War II and is celebrated on the last Monday in May. Celebrations include displaying the American Flag, visiting cemeteries and memorials with flowers and flags.
Our store is proud to carry the following "American Made" products:
Also, Jon Hart, Lady Primrose, Poo-Pourri, Serving Slabs
Honor MOM for all she does. As the saying goes, “mother knows best” and no one knows her better than us! From unique and personalized to trendy and fun, let our store help you choose the number one gift for MOM.
20% Off All Jewelry through Saturday!!!
(excluding Alex and Ani)
Just use coupon code "Mom" at checkout, or stop by the store today!
May is always one of the most memorable months. So many of us are celebrating Graduation, Mother's Day, and Memorial Day. Create these special memories with a beautiful gift from Holidaze and Gifts! Receive a FREE charm with the purchase of a chain from Alex and Ani. Come by and check out our new collegiate items, jewelry, spring decor, and patriotic items. We are receiving new items daily which we love, but our website is lacking some attention. Please call and our staff will be happy to help you.
NATIONAL BABE RUTH DAY
Today baseball fans around the country honor one of baseball's all-time greatest players "BABE RUTH". This is a particular exciting memorable day for Holidaze. We at Holidaze are big baseball fans. Cameron Rupp, catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies is son and grandson of the owners, Kathi Rupp and Belle Marie Demarest. It has been great seeing Cameron, fulfill his dreams. A resident of Plano. attending Prestonwood Christian Academy and attending University of Texas we are all so proud! The Phillies will be playing the Rangers May 16 - 18 in Arlington. Mark your calendar!!!!!
Thanks to all who helped in contributing to the Kendall Murray Fund. It was a very successful event and your generosity in your purchases was deeply appreciated.
We do have many Easter items in stock to make your day special. We are offering 25% off all Easter items through Saturday, April 15th.
Also, a reminder that our JON HART TRUNK SHOW is Saturday, April 22nd. We will be offering free monogramming and 15% off all purchases. If you cannot visit the store, please call and we will be happy to assist you by phone.
At this time of year, we become more aware of our many blessings. We at HOLIDAZE AND GIFTS want to thank each and everyone of you for your continued support.
HAPPY EASTER TO ALL!!!!!
Look what just arrived!!!
The new introductions of Department 56 Villages - including Halloween, North Pole, Snow Village, Dickens Village, Christmas in the City, and Alpine are here!!! We will be unpacking and setting up new displays as fast as our little hands and BACKS will allow. We will also be entering them on our website as time permits. Please come and see the crew in action! Remember, we also have our layaway program...25% down and the remaining balance in three equal payments.
.CELEBRATE NATIONAL CHIP AND DIP DAY THURSDAY, MARCH 23RD.
This day celebrates the favorite snack combo of chips and dipping sauce. A dip or dipping sauce is a common condiment for many types of food. Dips are used to add flavor or texture to a food. You can try out variations of dips on National Chip and Dip Day and combine them with just as many sorts of chips.
This recipe is listed In "Texas Experience" Cookbook presented by the "Richardson Woman's Club" and is one of our favorites. "Texas Experience" Cookbook may be purchased at Holidaze and Gifts for $24.95 with proceeds used for community service projects and philanthropies sponsored by the Richardson Woman's Club.
LAYERED GUACAMOLE DIP
6-8 Ripe Avocados
1 Pound Grated Monterey Jack Cheese
2 Pints Sour Cream
1 Cup Picante Sauce
4-5 green onions, chopped
Mash avocados with juice of lemon. Layer mashed avocados, grated jack cheese, sour cream, picante sauce and chopped green onions. Let set in refrigerator 2 to 3 hours. Serve with tostados. Beautiful and delicious. You may add layer of cream cheese or refried beans.
POTATO CHIPS by George Crum in 1853
In the summer of 1853, Native American George Crum was employed as a chef at an elegant resort in Saratoga Springs, New York. One dinner guest found Crum's French fries too thick for his liking and rejected the order. Crum decided to rile the guest by producing fries too thin and crisp to skewer with a fork. The plan backfired. The guest was ecstatic over the browned, paper-thin potatoes, and other diners began requesting Crum's potato chips. Thus the history of the potato chip.
TORTILLA CHIPS by Rebecca Webb Carranza decided to put to use the leftover and misshapen tortilla dough accumulating on the tortilla factory floor. No need to be wasteful, right? Thus the history of the tortilla chip.
To serve your chips and dips check out Holidaze and Gifts for some great serving pieces from Beatriz Ball, Arthur Court, Chip Chillers, Juliska to name a few.