Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014
At first it was just George Washington’s birthday celebration, and for a long time the country celebrated it. However, with the advent of Lincoln’s presidency, and the fact his birthday also comes in February, it was decided to give both Washington and Lincoln a day of remembrance. This seems a lot more important than a simple birthday celebration, which it certainly has become.
Presidents’ Day in a Nutshell
Presidents’ Day, always celebrated the third Monday in February, may be a result of Washington and Lincoln, but it’s also another day for America to remember its history. President Chester Arthur turned Washington’s birthday into a federal holiday in 1885, and the government made Washington’s birthday an official holiday in 1968.
Although it might only recognize Washington at the federal level, it’s commonly known as Presidents’ Day since most people see Lincoln as a preeminent presidential figure. After the Civil War, the states that were part of the Confederacy took exception to celebrating Lincoln’s birthday at the national level, and so it’s still only officially Washington’s birthday remembrance. However, in general, We, the People, like these two guys, and so we celebrate by taking the day off. Along with that, it’s also a traditional day of businesses cutting prices and offering sales.
Presidents’ Day Sales
Why are there sales on Presidents’ Day? Rather than swelling with patriotic pride at watching a reenactment of Washington crossing the Delaware, and then rushing out to buy things to keep the economy going (and there’s nothing wrong with that), it’s a little more practical than that. While each business has its own reasons for a Presidents’ Day sale, one thing that remains constant is that it’s the first big sale of the New Year.
After the Holiday sales, where many places might increase their stock, February is the month to try and get rid of a lot of those extra items. However, it’s also another time of the year to celebrate you, the customer. No business, DécorPlanet.com included, would be able to keep plugging along without customers. So, why not let them take advantage of a day off work with a sale?
DecorPlanet.com Presidents’ Day Sale
Keeping in line with this idea, DecorPlanet.com is happy to offer our very own Presidents’ Day sale. Everything in stock, except for sales and clearance items, is 10% off. This includes things like vanities, luxury showers and bathtubs, medicine cabinets, and more.
With 10% off most items, you have a little more leeway when it comes to really creating the environment you want in your bathroom. Maybe you simply need to update your hardware or sink, or maybe you want to go whole-hog and completely change the way your bathroom looks. Whatever your plans are, DecorPlanet.com stocks the big and little items you need to give you the ultimate bathroom.
February is also between your New Year’s resolution and Spring Equinox, giving many people a measuring point between two big events. Although Presidents’ Day may not ever be as popular as Valentine’s Day for most, it’s still one of those holidays the country should at least give a nod to. In fact, even if you only equate Presidents’ Day with sales, consider DecorPlanet.com’s sale as one that bookends Valentine’s Day nicely. Some of the most romantic settings are in tubs filled with bubbles whose counters are covered in candles that are lit for that one person in your life.
In the end, by celebrating the birthdays of Washington and Lincoln, Presidents’ Day is really about celebrating all presidents. By extension doesn’t this mean celebrating those who voted for all the presidents (even the ones you don’t like)? And if we’re celebrating those who voted for them, that means celebrating us. So, while this isn’t the Fourth of July or Memorial Day, and it’s during the shortest month of the year, which is cold right now for many people across the country, take the time to pause and remember all the presidents. Do you think you’d get the same kind of sales and day off if you lived in a country with a king or queen?
Take advantage of this fact by taking 10% off on all items in stock at DecorPlanet.com, except for those already on sale, or on clearance. Let this Presidents’ Day be remembered as the one you began to change some things around the house.
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