Ever wonder what a Tchotchke really is??? A Tchotchke or chochke as it is commonly known as, is a small bauble or miscellaneous item. The word has long been used by Jewish-Americans and in the regional speech of New York City and elsewhere. Tchotchkes are often given at Chanukkah as part of a game. The word may also refer...Read more
Monthly Archives: October 2014
Did you know…T-shirts!
Did you know... - It takes 6 miles of yarn to make one T-Shirt...But it takes only 1 acre of a cotton field to yield 1200 T-shirts. - In 1939, the first promotional T-Shirt was printed for "The Wizard of Oz" - 91% of Americans claim to own a favorite T-Shirt. 62% say they own more than 10 T-Shirts. Work uniforms,...Read more
Did you know…Greeting Cards!
Did you know... - Christmas Cards originated in London in the 1840's - An English civil servant named Sir Henry Cole came up with a strange new idea in 1843; he would sell cards that people could give to their family and friends at Christmas. Cole invited well-known British artist John Callcot Horsley to design a card, and...Read more