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The first German immigrants came to Philadelphia, led by Franz Daniel Pastorius, from Krefeld, Germany in 1683.The birth of German culture in the Delaware Valley. With them came amazing things like bratwurst, hefeweizen,The Christmas Village where you can buy amazing crafts, and Oktoberfest! The origins of the festival are controversial. Though lore says Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates to celebrate the happy Royal event. In short the birth of Oktoberfest. With the Delaware Valley's crisp breezes rustling through the golden and amber colored trees what better time to get outside and have a few pints! Oktoberfest events run from September - October 27th in both NJ and PA. Here are some fun items to get into Germanic pride. Also follow these links to find fun Oktoberfest events near you: Oktoberfest Events In New Jersey Oktoberfest Events In Pennsylvania Show your spirit with a Bavarian 4" x 6" paper flag with an 8" wooden stick.  Oktoberfest mug beads with imprinted medallion, 33". Medallion, 2 1/2". Great for any Oktoberfest event! Make any day Oktoberfest! Our pewter-look resin casing turns any standard size 12 oz can into a decorative stein. Top is easily opened with a lever at the thumb. Measures 6.3" x 3.15".

For children and adults alike Halloween is an exciting time of year for letting your imagination run wild! Whether it be being the superhero you imagined yourself as all year, eating strange sweets, or enjoying a giggle and a fright at a  haunted house more than 157 million Americans will celebrate Halloween this year. Total spending in 2015 will top $6.9 billion, with the average American celebrating planning on spending roughly $74 on decorations, candy, costume and more.

When your doorbell rings this Halloween you might want to consider that 15 million Americans have food allergies.This potentially deadly disease affects 1 in every 13 children in the U.S. That’s roughly 2 children in every classroom. To make sure all kids are safe and free to have a spooky fun time there is FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project™. The Teal Pumpkin Project promotes safety, inclusion and respect of individuals managing food allergies. This nationwide movement offers an alternative for kids with food allergies, as well as other children for whom candy is not an option, and keeps Halloween a fun, positive experience for all!

Here are some ideas to make your Halloween safe and fun for all! To learn more about the Teal pumpkin project follow this link. FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project™

Use our orange pencil for some scary autumn madness! Halloween holiday pencils are great for school and local events. Stock logos at no extra charge plus copy. Combine your message with your choice of stock art for each pencil.  Halloween Mini Bubbles. Approximately 2 3/4" high (.06 ounces). Sold assorted only. These Halloween glow-in-the-dark pumpkin wands are great for your next spooky celebration! Light up the night as you celebrate Halloween or as you knock on doors and trick-or-treat. Perfect for safety lighting! The pack contains 4, 8 inch glow sticks and an orange pumpkin top. Just snap the stick, shake and attach the pumpkin top for your glow wand.

Friday Facts with Franklin

Benjamin Franklin bemoaned the irregularities in spelling, as well as letters he viewed as unneeded in the English alphabet.  Thus, he invented his own phonetic alphabet, getting rid of the letters C, J, Q, W, X, and Y. While adding other letters for certain sounds that were common but underrepresented in the existing English alphabet.  This new alphabet was published in his Political, Misclellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces under A Reformed Mode of Spelling.  Needless to say, his alphabet did not catch on.

Friday Facts with Franklin

A Japanese business card is called a meishi (名刺). Typically the card features the company name at the top in the largest print, followed by the job title and then the name of the individual. The presentation of one's meishi to another person is more formal and ritualistic than that of the Western culture. The card should be held at the top two corners, face up and turned so that it can be read by the person receiving the card. The individual receiving the card would then take it by the bottom two corners using both hands. Placing fingers over the name or other information is considered rude. Upon receiving the meishi, one is expected to read the card over, noting the person's name and rank. The recipient of the meishi then thanks the other person, saying "choudai itashimasu" or "choudai shimasu", and then bows.