January Holidays, 2021!

It might be the doldrums of winter, but there is some hot and exciting stories behind some of the wackier January holidays. At National Today, we love celebrating 92 January holidays. Date Holiday Category Tags Region WEDJAN 1 National Bloody Mary Day Food & Beverage...

Happy New Year 2021!

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Merry Christmas, 2020!

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3 Tips Holiday Season Shipping

Tis the season for shipping… and there’s no better time than now to get your business prepared for the demands consumers expect this upcoming holiday shipping season. Whether you’re an e-commerce based business, a marketplace seller, a vendor shipping to merchants or...

Happy Hanukkah, 2020!

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December Holidays, 2020!

Get out your December calendar (all hail the month of the advent calendar!) and mark down some of these celebratory national days. At National Today, we love celebrating 76 December holidays. Date Holiday Category Tags Region TUEDEC 1 National Christmas Lights Day...

What is the best time to go Christmas shopping?

What is the best time to go Christmas shopping? Now is the best time to go holiday shopping if you hate crowds. The holiday season is the busiest time of the year for stores. Black Friday, the weekend before Christmas, and the days right before Christmas are the...

6 Holiday Decor Trends That Will Be Huge This Year, According to Pros at Etsy, Pinterest, and More

No matter if you started listening to Christmas music back in March or you prefer to put off decorating until post-Thanksgiving, it seems that the holiday season is beginning extra early this year. According to data from the coupon and deals website RetailMeNot, 31...

Counting Days

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When is Thanksgiving?

When is Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving is a Federal holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States of America. Traditionally, this holiday celebrates the giving of thanks for the autumn harvest. The tradition of Thanksgiving The custom of...

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January Holidays, 2021!

It might be the doldrums of winter, but there is some hot and exciting stories behind some of the wackier January holidays. At National Today, we love celebrating 92 January holidays.
Date Holiday Category Tags Region
National Bloody Mary Day Food & Beverage Cocktails, Liquor
National Hangover Day Food & Beverage Beer, Beverage, Liquor
New Year’s Day Special Interest Activities
Happy Mew Year for Cats Day Animal Cat, Pet
National Buffet Day Food & Beverage Cooking, Food
National Science Fiction Day Arts & Entertainment Books, Creative, Movies, TV
JRR Tolkien Day Arts & Entertainment Books, Celebrity
National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day Chocolate, Fruits
National Spaghetti Day Food & Beverage Food, Italian Food
National Trivia Day Special Interest Activities
National Bird Day Animal Bird, Pet, Wildlife
National Whipped Cream Day Food & Beverage Dessert, Food
National Bean Day Food & Beverage Food
National Cuddle Up Day Relationship Love, Romance
Three Kings Day Religious Christian, Cultural
National Bobblehead Day Special Interest Activities, Fun
Elvis Presley’s Birthday Arts & Entertainment Celebrity, Music
National Bubble Bath Day Special Interest Activities, Fun
National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Cause Careers, Safety
National Cut Your Energy Costs Day Cause Financial
National Houseplant Appreciation Day Special Interest Activities
National Girl Hug Boy Day Relationship Friendship, Love
National Hot Toddy Day Food & Beverage Cocktails
National Human Trafficking Awareness Day Awareness, Civil Rights
National Milk Day Food & Beverage Beverage, Healthy Food
Kiss a Ginger Day Special Interest Activities, Friendship, Love
National Pharmacist Day Career Careers, Health, Work
National Youth Day Cause Children, Parents
Korean American Day heritage, Historical
National Clean Your Desk Day Career Weird National, Work
National Gluten-Free Day Health Cooking, Health, Lifestyle
National Rubber Ducky Day Special Interest Activities
National Sticker Day Special Interest Activities
National Dress Up Your Pet Day Animal Cat, Dog, Pet
National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day Food & Beverage Food
Martin Luther King’s Birthday Federal Birthday, Historical
National Bagel Day Food & Beverage Food
National Hat Day Arts & Entertainment Fashion
National Fig Newton Day Food & Beverage Food
Michelle Obama’s Birthday Special Interest Birthday, Celebrity
National Hot Buttered Rum Day Food & Beverage Beverage, Cocktails, Liquor
National Thesaurus Day Special Interest Activities
National Winnie the Pooh Day Arts & Entertainment Children, Family, Parents
National Popcorn Day Food & Beverage Food
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Federal Historical
National Cheese Lover’s Day Food & Beverage Cheese, Food
National DJ Day Career Music, Pop Culture
National Penguin Day Animal Wildlife
Museum Selfie Day Arts & Entertainment Activities, Educational
National Banana Bread Day Food & Beverage Dessert
National Hugging Day Relationship Friendship, Love, Mental Health
National Squirrel Appreciation Day Animal Pet, Wildlife
Celebration of Life Day Special Interest Activities
National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day Animal Activities, Cat, Pet
National Blonde Brownie Day Food & Beverage Dessert, Food
National Pie Day Food & Beverage Baking, Dessert, Food
World Spay Day Animal Cat, Dog, Pet, Pet Health
National Beer Can Appreciation Day Food & Beverage Liquor
National Compliment Day Relationship Pop Culture
National Green Juice Day Food & Beverage Health, Healthy Food
National Peanut Butter Day Food & Beverage Food
Burns Night Cultural Cultural, Historical
Chinese New Year International Chinese food, Cultural Holidays
Community Manager Appreciation Day Career Social Media, Work
National Irish Coffee Day Food & Beverage Cocktails, Irish
Opposite Day Special Interest Activities
National Peanut Brittle Day Food & Beverage Candy, Dessert, Food, Sweet Food
National Spouses Day Relationship Family
International Holocaust Remembrance Day Federal Awareness, Educational, Historical, Jewish
National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day Fun Obscure, Weird National
National Chocolate Cake Day Food & Beverage Chocolate, Dessert, Food, National Food Holidays
National Daisy Day Cause Environment
National Kazoo Day Fun Children, Music
National Lego Day Fun Children, Hobby, Parents
National Puzzle Day Special Interest Activities
National Croissant Day Food & Beverage Baking, Food
National Fun at Work Day Fun Activities, Work
National Hot Chocolate Day Food & Beverage Chocolate
National Bath Safety Month Health Health, Safety
National Blood Donor Month Health Health
National Glaucoma Awareness Month Health Elderly, Health
National Hobby Month Fun Activities, Fun, Hobby, Lifestyle
National Hot Tea Month Food & Beverage Beverage, Healthy Food, Winter
National Mentoring Month Cause Activities, Educational, Mental Health
National Oatmeal Month Food & Beverage Food, Health, Healthy Food
National Slow Cooking Month Food & Beverage Cooking, Food
National Soup Month Food & Beverage Activities, Cooking, Food
National Train Your Dog Month Animal Dog, Pet
Thyroid Awareness Month Health Health
Unchain a Dog Month Animal Dog, Pet, Pet Health
Walk Your Dog Month Animal Activities, Dog, Pet, Pet Health
Folic Acid Awareness Week Health Healthy Food
COURIER-MESSENGER, INC. – BIG OR SMALL WE SHIP IT ALL
  • CMI is  based in the Valencia Industrial Center, Santa Clarita, providing transportation of time sensitive shipments of all sizes from envelopes to full truckloads.
  • CMI provides same day, Overnight and Time definite Ltl point to point deliveries, through out the USA. Same day truck service is determined by availability at time of call.
  • CMI provides our customers with internet tracking, and proof of deliveries at time of completion in real time.

Phone: (661) 257-8689 – Fax: (661) 257-1895
Email: Sales@Courier-MessengerInc.com – Website: ShipCMI.com

Happy New Year 2021!

COURIER-MESSENGER, INC. – BIG OR SMALL WE SHIP IT ALL
  • CMI is  based in the Valencia Industrial Center, Santa Clarita, providing transportation of time sensitive shipments of all sizes from envelopes to full truckloads.
  • CMI provides same day, Overnight and Time definite Ltl point to point deliveries, through out the USA. Same day truck service is determined by availability at time of call.
  • CMI provides our customers with internet tracking, and proof of deliveries at time of completion in real time.

Phone: (661) 257-8689 – Fax: (661) 257-1895
Email: Sales@Courier-MessengerInc.com – Website: ShipCMI.com

Merry Christmas, 2020!

COURIER-MESSENGER, INC. – BIG OR SMALL WE SHIP IT ALL
  • CMI is  based in the Valencia Industrial Center, Santa Clarita, providing transportation of time sensitive shipments of all sizes from envelopes to full truckloads.
  • CMI provides same day, Overnight and Time definite Ltl point to point deliveries, through out the USA. Same day truck service is determined by availability at time of call.
  • CMI provides our customers with internet tracking, and proof of deliveries at time of completion in real time.

Phone: (661) 257-8689 – Fax: (661) 257-1895
Email: Sales@Courier-MessengerInc.com – Website: ShipCMI.com

3 Tips Holiday Season Shipping

Tis the season for shipping… and there’s no better time than now to get your business prepared for the demands consumers expect this upcoming holiday shipping season.

Whether you’re an e-commerce based business, a marketplace seller, a vendor shipping to merchants or offer shipping in any other capacity, it’s important to align your holiday business goals with an efficient shipping strategy. Among the key factors, you should consider include understanding carrier delivery schedules, knowing what your customer frustrations are and identifying why extra fees might add to your parcel overhead. To help, consider the below tips.

Tip #1: Know the Holiday Service Schedules from FedEx and UPS

Whether you ship exclusively with one carrier or offer a multi-carrier shipping strategy for your business, it’s important to know the holiday service schedules of FedEx and UPS this holiday season. Among the key dates to identify include when the last day you can ship a Ground package, use UPS Next Day Air or provide a FedEx Priority delivery with each of these arriving on time for Christmas. Using the graph below, reference the key dates that your company should consider when supporting your shipping needs during the busiest shopping season of the year.

Tip #2: Know What Your Customer Shipping Pain-Points Are

A recent study from Pitney Bowes identified that nearly half (47%) of online shoppers reported frustration with everything from shipping to returns to lost products during the 2016 holiday shopping season. This same study revealed that 75% of consumers prefer free shipping with longer delivery times. Consequently, only 25% are willing to pay for expedited parcel shipments. Keeping this in mind, ease your customer frustration by offering efficient shipping strategies. This may include free shipping, flexible delivery options and easy to process orders. Incorporating the cost of shipping into your inventory charges, for example, can help give the perception to your customers that their shipping is free. Even if you know this isn’t the case. The main takeaway here, however, is to make sure shipping is as seamless as possible. Remember, remove any obstacle in a buyer’s path to purchase once they’re ready to make a purchase.

Tip #3: Understand What Extra Fees May Be Applied to Your Shipping Overhead

FedEx and UPS alike have a way of sneaking on extra surcharges much to the surprise of many customers. It’s critical, however, for shippers to confidently understand what surcharges will apply during the holiday season. This allows a better understanding of what extra variables may be impacting their shipping and costs alike. Leveraging a parcel auditing strategy into your shipping process can help you capture refunds and reduce peak surcharges. In addition, it also helps to reduce your at-large parcel overhead. To ensure your holidays aren’t filled with extra, avoidable costs, implement parcel auditing strategy into your shipping efforts. With no set-up fee, monthly fees or cancellation costs, there are zero excuses not to begin incorporating parcel auditing into your holiday shipping efforts… and beyond. Discover more about how parcel auditing can help your business here.

For the holidays, UPS Peak Surcharges will definitely impact all shippers. UPS will increase the following surcharges:

  • Over Maximum Limits: $1100 per package
  • Additional Handling packages: $17.85 to 26.60 depending on the reason
  • Large Packages: $126.45 for commercial packages and $146.45 for residential packages 

Additionally, FedEx will also increase a few surcharges.

  • Oversize Charge: $127.50 per package
  • Additional Handling Surcharge: $16.10 to $24.10 per package
  • Ground Unauthorized Charge: $1100.00

Holiday Shipping in a Nutshell

Finally, holiday shipping season expectations among consumers are no longer what they used to be. Their expectations for same-day or next day delivery are becoming the norm versus the exception. In addition, their preference to shop online is becoming more dependent on mobile, easy-to-navigate websites with the ability to identify preferred shipping preferences. Keeping these key factors in mind:

  • have a clear understanding of carrier holiday schedules,
  • catering to your customer expectations and know their pain points,
  • extra surcharges will apply to your shipping efforts so hire Refund Retriever for your parcel audit recovery.
COURIER-MESSENGER, INC. – BIG OR SMALL WE SHIP IT ALL
  • CMI is  based in the Valencia Industrial Center, Santa Clarita, providing transportation of time sensitive shipments of all sizes from envelopes to full truckloads.
  • CMI provides same day, Overnight and Time definite Ltl point to point deliveries, through out the USA. Same day truck service is determined by availability at time of call.
  • CMI provides our customers with internet tracking, and proof of deliveries at time of completion in real time.

Phone: (661) 257-8689 – Fax: (661) 257-1895
Email: Sales@Courier-MessengerInc.com – Website: ShipCMI.com

Happy Hanukkah, 2020!

COURIER-MESSENGER, INC. – BIG OR SMALL WE SHIP IT ALL
  • CMI is  based in the Valencia Industrial Center, Santa Clarita, providing transportation of time sensitive shipments of all sizes from envelopes to full truckloads.
  • CMI provides same day, Overnight and Time definite Ltl point to point deliveries, through out the USA. Same day truck service is determined by availability at time of call.
  • CMI provides our customers with internet tracking, and proof of deliveries at time of completion in real time.

Phone: (661) 257-8689 – Fax: (661) 257-1895
Email: Sales@Courier-MessengerInc.com – Website: ShipCMI.com

10 Tips on How to Pack and Ship a Gift

Plan to send gifts to suppliers, clients and partners? Make sure they are in the same condition as they were when you packed them. You’ll find this vital in maintaining quality professional relationships. After all, who wants to receive a broken gift?

How to Ship a Gift

Taking care when shipping and packing gifts meant for clients, customers, or partners is important. Here are some tips on how to ship a gift for business.

Use a Box that is the Right Size for Your Gift

It may sound obvious but using a box that is the right size for your gift is an important aspect of shipping gifts. Get the box too big, and you run the risk of the item rattling around in transportation and becoming damaged. Get the box too small, and the gift could become quashed and damaged.

Think Carefully About the Packing Materials and Opt for Eco-Friendly Materials

When you a ship a gift, for example, thanking a loyal customer for their continued business, think carefully about what material you will pack the gift in. For larger, more delicate gifts, you may want to use a robust, corrugated cardboard box. For smaller, flatter gifts, a rigid cardboard express envelope is likely be the most suitable option to keep the gift protected.

“Sustainable packaging is becoming increasingly important from not just an environmental perspective, but from a business one too.”

For more breakable items, for example, if you are shipping wine as a gift for a marketing partner who has carried out an effective marketing campaign for you all year, ensure the gift is surrounded by adequate internal packaging.

Use plenty of bubble wrap, loose fill polystyrene peanuts, polyethylene foam, or crumpled paper, to provide internal cushioning and prevent movement from inside the box.

When packaging a gift, use Apple as a source of inspiration, which is globally renowned for its clever use of packaging. As the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, once said:

Wrap Each Item Individually

If your gift comprises of more than one item, a cup and saucer for example for a loyal colleague, be sure to wrap each item individually with plenty of bubble wrap or crumpled paper, to protect them during transit.

Fill Out Hollow Items

If you ship a gift that is a hollow item, such as a vase or bottle holder, fill the interior with plenty of internal package like bubble wrap. That way the item will have extra protection during transportation when such objects are especially prone to becoming broken

Weigh the Gift After You Have Packaged it

With the additional weight of packaging, it is important you weigh your gift after you have packaged it. If, for example, you are shipping wine as a gift to employees for Christmas, weigh the wine once it has been packaged up. This will provide you with an accurate weight of the package.

Add the Right Amount of Postage

When you’re sending a thoughtful gift message to say thank you to a hard-working supplier or employee, the last thing you want is for there to be a long delay in the recipient receiving the gift.

It’s therefore important that you weigh the gift after you have packaged it and send it with the right postage.

Print Your Postage Online

When you ship a gift of thanks and gratitude to clients or customers, save valuable time by printing the postage online. Use an online postage app to print a printed postage stamp conveniently and quickly to your desktop printer.

Label the Gift as Fragile

Delicate, breakable items, like fine china, glassware and crystals, make beautiful gifts for valuable clients, customers, partners or suppliers to enjoy for many years to come.

Give the gift maximum opportunity to arrive to its destination in one piece by marking the package as fragile, so the carrier knows it should be handled with care.

Use Tracking Services

To make sure your gift message arrives in the hands it’s intended for, use tracking services when you send the parcel. Tracking services, such as the ones offered by USPS and FedEx, enable you to keep track of the status and location of your package.

You will also receive proof of delivery when the gift has been reached its destination. What’s more, tracking services are free and therefore won’t cost your business anything.

COURIER-MESSENGER, INC. – BIG OR SMALL WE SHIP IT ALL
  • CMI is  based in the Valencia Industrial Center, Santa Clarita, providing transportation of time sensitive shipments of all sizes from envelopes to full truckloads.
  • CMI provides same day, Overnight and Time definite Ltl point to point deliveries, through out the USA. Same day truck service is determined by availability at time of call.
  • CMI provides our customers with internet tracking, and proof of deliveries at time of completion in real time.

Phone: (661) 257-8689 – Fax: (661) 257-1895
Email: Sales@Courier-MessengerInc.com – Website: ShipCMI.com

December Holidays, 2020!

Date Holiday Category Tags Region
National Christmas Lights Day Special Interest Activities, Fun
World AIDS Day Health Awareness, Educational, Health
National Mutt Day Animal Dog, Pet
Giving Tuesday Cause Friendship
National Disability Day Cause Awareness, Educational
Jay-Z’s Birthday Arts & Entertainment Birthday, Celebrity, Music
National Cookie Day Food & Beverage Dessert, Food
Candle Day Special Interest Brand
International Ninja Day Special Interest Activities, Fun
National Repeal Day Food & Beverage Liquor
National Gazpacho Day Food & Beverage Cultural, Food, Spanish
National Miners Day Career Awareness, Careers, Work
St. Nicholas Day Religious Family Holidays, Festivities
Green Monday Seasonal Shopping
International Civil Aviation Day Special Interest Activities
National Cotton Candy Day Food & Beverage Candy, Children
National Letter Writing Day Special Interest Activities, Friendship, Love, Writing
National Pearl Harbor Day of Remembrance Federal Historical, Military
National Bartender Day Career Careers, Liquor, Work
National Brownie Day Food & Beverage Baking, Dessert, Food
Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day Fun
National Llama Day Animal Wildlife
National Pastry Day Food & Beverage Baking, Dessert, Food
Chanukah Religious, Seasonal Family, Friendship, Historical, Jewish
Human Rights Day Civil Rights, humanity, Love
National Lager Day Food & Beverage Liquor
International Mountain Day Cause Environment
​National Ding-A-Ling Day Fun Crazy, Family, Weird National
Gingerbread House Day Seasonal Activities, Fun
National Poinsettia Day Fun Catholic, Christian, Cultural, Festivities, Historical
National Ice Cream Day Food & Beverage Dessert, Food
National Horse Day Animal Activities, Fun, Sports
National Salesperson Day Career Shopping
National Violin Day Arts & Entertainment Activities, Music
Taylor Swift’s Birthday Arts & Entertainment Music, Pop Culture
U.S. National Guard Birthday Federal Historical, Military
Monkey Day Cause Awareness, Wildlife
National Bouillabaisse Day Food & Beverage Cooking, Cultural, French
National Free Shipping Day Fun Shopping
National Cat Herders Day Fun Cat, Pet
National Cupcake Day Food & Beverage Food, Sweet Food
National Chocolate Covered Anything Day Food & Beverage Chocolate, Crazy, Dessert, Food
National Maple Syrup Day Food & Beverage Food, Sweet Food
Answer The Telephone Like Buddy The Elf Day Arts & Entertainment Pop Culture
Arabic Language Day Cultural Educational, Ethnic
National Emo Day Arts & Entertainment Cultural, Lifestyle, Music, Pop Culture, Weird National
National Hard Candy Day Food & Beverage Candy, Food
National Wreaths Across America Day Cause Historical, Military
National Sangria Day Food & Beverage Beverage, Liquor
National Ugly Sweater Day Seasonal Activities, Fashion, Fun
National Coquito Day Food & Beverage Beverage, Cultural, Liquor
National Crossword Puzzle Day Special Interest Activities
National Short Girl Appreciation Day Cause Family, Friendship
Winter Solstice Seasonal Meteorological
National Cookie Exchange Day Food & Beverage Baking, Food
​National Short Person Day Cause Family, Friendship
Festivus Seasonal Activities, Family, Friendship, Pop Culture, TV
Christmas Eve Religious, Seasonal Christian, Family, Friendship, Historical
Christmas Religious, Seasonal Christian, Family, Friendship, Historical
Jesus’ Birthday Religious Catholic, Christian
Boxing Day Cause Shopping
Kwanzaa Special Interest Cultural
National Candy Cane Day Food & Beverage Candy, Children
National Thank You Note Day Special Interest Activities
National Fruitcake Day Food & Beverage Baking, Food
National Call a Friend Day Relationship Friendship, Mental Health
National Chocolate Candy Day Food & Beverage Candy, Chocolate
National Download Day Computers, Technology
Still Need To Do Day Special Interest Activities
National Bacon Day Food & Beverage Cooking, Food
Hogmanay Cultural Cultural, Festivities
New Year’s Eve Cultural Fun, Historical
National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month Health Awareness, Health
National Handwashing Awareness Week Health Awareness, Health
Safe Toys and Gifts Month Cause Children, Parents
Universal Human Rights Month Cause Awareness, Health
COURIER-MESSENGER, INC. – BIG OR SMALL WE SHIP IT ALL
  • CMI is  based in the Valencia Industrial Center, Santa Clarita, providing transportation of time sensitive shipments of all sizes from envelopes to full truckloads.
  • CMI provides same day, Overnight and Time definite Ltl point to point deliveries, through out the USA. Same day truck service is determined by availability at time of call.
  • CMI provides our customers with internet tracking, and proof of deliveries at time of completion in real time.

Phone: (661) 257-8689 – Fax: (661) 257-1895
Email: Sales@Courier-MessengerInc.com – Website: ShipCMI.com

What is the best time to go Christmas shopping?

What is the best time to go Christmas shopping?
Now is the best time to go holiday shopping if you hate crowds. The holiday season is the busiest time of the year for stores. Black Friday, the weekend before Christmas, and the days right before Christmas are the busiest times. December 13 is the least-crowded day for stores during the holiday season.
COURIER-MESSENGER, INC. – BIG OR SMALL WE SHIP IT ALL
  • CMI is  based in the Valencia Industrial Center, Santa Clarita, providing transportation of time sensitive shipments of all sizes from envelopes to full truckloads.
  • CMI provides same day, Overnight and Time definite Ltl point to point deliveries, through out the USA. Same day truck service is determined by availability at time of call.
  • CMI provides our customers with internet tracking, and proof of deliveries at time of completion in real time.

Phone: (661) 257-8689 – Fax: (661) 257-1895
Email: Sales@Courier-MessengerInc.com – Website: ShipCMI.com

6 Holiday Decor Trends That Will Be Huge This Year, According to Pros at Etsy, Pinterest, and More

No matter if you started listening to Christmas music back in March or you prefer to put off decorating until post-Thanksgiving, it seems that the holiday season is beginning extra early this year. According to data from the coupon and deals website RetailMeNot, 31 percent of consumers plan to shop early this year in order to avoid inventory issues and shipping delays. “In-store foot traffic is down due to the pandemic, so we will continue to see shoppers shifting to shopping online throughout the holidays,” says Sara Skirboll, the shopping and trends expert at RetailMeNot. Plus, with many of us spending more time at home this year, we predict that holiday home decorating—both inside and out—will happen earlier than ever.

Eager to welcome some holiday cheer into your home? We asked the trend experts at Etsy, Pinterest, Home Depot, and Bloomingdale’s for their predictions for the top holiday decor trends of 2020, so you can shop early and start decorating ASAP.

According to Pinterest, door decor will be particularly popular this holiday season. “Pinners are decorating their front doors to express holiday cheer while staying in, with searches for ‘Christmas door decorations’ up 125 percent,” says Swasti Sarna, the insights manager at Pinterest. Even if you’re spending more time at home, decking out the front door is an easy way to share some holiday spirit with the rest of your neighborhood.

When it comes to celebrations, Pinners are increasingly interested in micro-holidays. “They are also still celebrating, but in smaller ways,” explains Sarna. “In past years, about 4 in 10 Pinners said they care about micro-holidays like Friendsgiving or New Year’s brunch. But this year, 7 in 10 say they’ll celebrate the smaller moments.”

Blue indigo dyed table cloth from Etsy
Etsy

$84, MARAVERATEXTILES.ETSY.COM

For holiday decor with a handmade touch, search for indigo-dyed accents. “We’ve been wild about tie-dye all year long, so we’re pleased this natural, often earth-friendly design is here to stay,” says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy’s trend expert (and one of the designers of this year’s Real Simple Home!). “There are so many ways to showcase this striking motif—try a festive tablecloth or a bold Christmas tree skirt.”

Etsy natural decor and ornaments, wood and dried flowers
Etsy

$56 FOR 3 ORNAMENTS, LOT450SHOP.ETSY.COM

Natural touches—think, fresh greenery, dried foliage, and raw wood—will make welcome additions to our holiday decor this year. “Add it to your front door via a beautiful wreath, to your staircase within a festive garland, or to your table with textured placemats,” suggests Dayna Isom Johnson.

slim flocked Christmas tree
Home Depot

$199, HOMEDEPOT.COM

The trend experts at the Home Depot also anticipate that holiday shopping will start earlier than usual this year. That’s why Sarah Fishburne, the director of trend and design at the Home Depot, says, “If you see something you like, get it now.”

One trend she predicts will sell big this year: flocking. The powdery fake snow will appear on artificial Christmas trees, tree skirts, and decor all around the house.

Green flocked holiday decor wreath
Home Depot

$50, HOMEDEPOT.COM

Just as the modern farmhouse style shows no signs of stopping, Fishburne predicts that the look will be big for holiday decor, too. Shop online for subtle accents in neutral colors, like a flocked evergreen wreath for the front door.

COURIER-MESSENGER, INC. – BIG OR SMALL WE SHIP IT ALL
  • CMI is  based in the Valencia Industrial Center, Santa Clarita, providing transportation of time sensitive shipments of all sizes from envelopes to full truckloads.
  • CMI provides same day, Overnight and Time definite Ltl point to point deliveries, through out the USA. Same day truck service is determined by availability at time of call.
  • CMI provides our customers with internet tracking, and proof of deliveries at time of completion in real time.

Phone: (661) 257-8689 – Fax: (661) 257-1895
Email: Sales@Courier-MessengerInc.com – Website: ShipCMI.com

Counting Days

How many day between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day?

29 days

November 26, 2020 – December 25, 2020

COURIER-MESSENGER, INC. – BIG OR SMALL WE SHIP IT ALL
  • CMI is  based in the Valencia Industrial Center, Santa Clarita, providing transportation of time sensitive shipments of all sizes from envelopes to full truckloads.
  • CMI provides same day, Overnight and Time definite Ltl point to point deliveries, through out the USA. Same day truck service is determined by availability at time of call.
  • CMI provides our customers with internet tracking, and proof of deliveries at time of completion in real time.

Phone: (661) 257-8689 – Fax: (661) 257-1895
Email: Sales@Courier-MessengerInc.com – Website: ShipCMI.com

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