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Category: Holidays & Celebrations

Let’s Throw a Graduation Party!

Once the graduation ceremony is over, and the (decorated) grad cap and gown are no longer needed, and the diploma is either in hand or soon to be mailed (remember to frame it)…it’s time to celebrate!

It’s best to make party plans ahead since there’s lots to consider. 

Ryan, a marketing intern at Church Hill Classics, is graduating from Ridgefield High School in Connecticut, and plans to attend Virginia Tech in fall 2012.  He and his parents are already getting prepared for his upcoming graduation party in June.  His preparations follow…

Earth Day 2012

Written by: Katie Gargano, 2011-2012 Church Hill Classics Marketing Intern

Earth Day 2012Earth Day happens on Sunday, April 22, each year. This is a day when we acknowledge the wonderful Earth that we live on and also ways we can keep our planet safe and green.

Connecticut is celebrating Earth Day in many ways. Here are some of the activities that are going around in our local area.

Women’s History Month- Why We are Thankful

Women's History MonthWritten by: Gabriella Ranieri, 2011-2012 Church Hill Classics Marketing Intern

For so long, women were forced to play a part; a part that stripped them from the right to be an individual and to essentially think for themselves. The mere idea of a woman wanting to learn more than what was expected of her was something very threatening to the male gender. The only question that can arise from this archaic mentality is why? Perhaps it’s because men sensed that women are just as capable of making a change, if not more so, than the average man and the thought of sharing the spotlight with those of an “inferior” nature was utterly unthinkable.

Decorating for Christmas in Miniature!

Dollhouse collectors have everything or nearly everything that real houses could have – comfy stuffed sofas and dignified wing chairs, framed paintings, oriental rugs, electricity, and patterned wallpaper.  With Christmas coming, decorating for the holidays is also something that dollhouse owners do for their dollhouses – but it’s all in miniature, of course! According to Susie Vallon of Whimsies Dollhouse Shop in Greenwich, CT, “Miniaturists do indeed love to decorate their do ...

Honoring Service on Veteran's Day - Bookstore Manager as Reservist in Iraq

Just about a year ago, Troy Novak, Manager, of the Dakota Textbook Company at the University of North Dakota, was not available at the store. He was overseas in Iraq until March, where he was stationed as a reservist with the Air Force.  When I had the occasion to talk to Troy after his return, I asked him if he would write about his experience for a Veteran's Day blog.

Rally to Restore Sanity - I was There!

by Christopher Morse, a senior at Western Connecticut State University and currently a marketing intern here at Church Hill Classics. What happens when a large number of people come together in a crowd? Usually people start to get anxious, angry, and even aggressive. I have been to concerts that have had a few thousand or even a few hundred people lumped together in a small space. I have witnessed firsthand how someon ...

Father's Day

From childhood all the way through middle school, high school, and college, and beyond, our dads have been there for us and have done so much for us. Dads offer us support in many different ways; they offer mental support, physical support (like moving heavy things for us, or helping us up when we fall down), or even financial support.

Get Grads Ready for Graduation and a Celebration!

You can prepare for your upcoming graduation, child's graduation or friend's graduation with this helpful guide. This 5 step guide will prepare you for graduation and also the graduation party.

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Connection

What do students at Stevens Institute of Technology have to do with famous fictional characters such as Horton the Elephant, Buzz Lightyear, Smurf, Shrek, Hello Kitty, Dora the Explorer, and others? Well, Stevens Institute students are involved in designing and building the big character balloons that are walked along the parade route in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. This has been going on for more than 23 years! Working with the balloons is a one-of-a-kind experience, and it gives students the opportunity to put their engineering and leadership skills to the test.

Valentine's Day Decorating

Decorating for Valentine's Day can add flourishes and touches to different spots in one's home with its red hearts, bows, lace, and candles. Decorating for Valentine's Day may not be something everyone has done before, but it's bound to make a fun, special atmosphere around the house. There are many decorating ideas to get in the mood for Valentine's Day.

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