So, Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492, but how old is Columbus Day? Office Ink rounds up some Columbus Day trivia.
New York City held the first America’s first Columbus Day celebration in 1792 to celebrate the 300th anniversary.
One hundred years later, President Benjamin Harrison issued a proclamation encouraging Americans to mark the anniversary of Columbus’ voyage with patriotic festivities. “On that day let the people, so far as possible, cease from toil and devote themselves to such exercises as may best express honor to the discoverer and their appreciation of the great achievements of the four completed centuries of American life.”
President Franklin Roosevelt finally made Columbus Day an official federal holiday in 1937.
Columbus day was originally observed every October 12, but was fixed to the second Monday of October in 1971.
For many, the holiday is a way of both honoring Columbus’ achievements and celebrating Italian-American heritage. That’s my excuse for having a big plate of spaghetti tonight.
You can find out more about Columbus, and pick up all sorts of historical trivia at history.com. Whether you’re at work or enjoying a day off, I hope you’re having a great Columbus Day!
Posted by Frankye | Posted in Just For Fun | Posted on 12-10-2011-05-2008
Not sure what to wear to the office Halloween Party? Office Ink is firmly on the side of donning a mask and calling it a day. That’s why we love these giant Angry Bird masks. Super easy, super fun and totally workplace-appropriate.
The full-on Angry Birds costumes are pretty sweet too:
Of course, nothing wrong with skipping the costume altogether and making Halloween candy your contribution to the office party. You can pick up Halloween candy for a great price at OnTimeSupplies.com, and get your order in just 24-48 hours.
Working hard, or hardly working? No matter how much (or little) you got accomplished this week, I know you’re glad it’s Friday. Hope you had a great week. Here’s a roundup of everything we’ve been talking about on the blog and around the web:
Posted by Frankye | Posted in Just For Fun | Posted on 23-09-2011-05-2008
Here’s a little Friday Fun: an Illinois hospital has produced a cute dance video for Breast Cancer Awareness Month to encourage women to schedule a mammagram. Nurses, surgeons and other normally staid hospital staff get down with pink feather boas, pink ribbon-shaped balloons and more. There’s even a drum majorette spinning a mean baton. The adorableness starts about 30 seconds in.
You can participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month too, and you don’t have to channel your inner Lady Gaga to do it. Enter the Pink Ribbon Merchandise Giveaway today and OnTimeSupplies.com will make a donation to Living Beyond Breast Cancer. Plus, you get a chance to win cool office supplies. Or check out the pink ribbon office supplies for sale at OnTimeSupplies.com. Each sale supports a variety of great cancer research & charity organizations.
Posted by Frankye | Posted in Just For Fun | Posted on 29-06-2011-05-2008
The 4th of July is still a few days away, but I can already taste my mom’s potato salad & ribs. My contribution to my family’s backyard barbeque will be comparatively modest; I’ll be manning the blender at the daiquiri station. Far away from the actual grilling is the best place for me!
Use the Backyard Barbeque Checklist to ensure your 4th of July party is a success!
Planning a backyard barbeque for the 4th? Office Ink doesn’t want you to have to leave the party to go to the store because you guys ran out of napkins. We want you at the backyard barbeque, eating way too much red meat. Use our checklist & you won’t forget anything.
You know, you can skip the big crowds & long lines at the grocery store and pick up 4th of July decorations and other last minute supplies at OnTimeSupplies.com. OnTimeSupplies.com will get your order to you fast — typically in just 24-48 hours. Or you can pick up your backyard barbeque supplies at on their 70 nationwide distribution centers. Check out the list for the warehouse near you.
Have a great backyard barbeque and Independence Day weekend!
Posted by Frankye | Posted in Just For Fun | Posted on 22-04-2011-05-2008
Attention Easter Bunnies: here’s what I want to see in my basket this year – cool office supplies made of chocolate!
Chocolate Computer Keyboard
Cool office supplies set made of chocolate
Good thing that computer keyboard isn’t real. Otherwise, sticky keys would be a real problem. And that cool office supplies set is just precious! Look at the tiny chocolate rotary phone! Vintage and tasty. But I think the Chocolator is my favorite, and it isn’t even made of chocolate. It just smells like it. As if I didn’t already expect a candy reward for doing math!
You can be your own Easter bunnies, guys. Just order Easter candy online at OnTimeSupplies.com.
I work from home, so there are no office Easter bunnies to fill my basket. I’ll have to buy my own Easter candy. The “April Showers” are in full effect here in Chicago. Rather than risk pneumonia to satisfy my sweet tooth, I’ll just order from OnTimeSupplies.com. They’ll deliver my candy right to my doorstep, and thanks to their super speedy shipping, my candy will arrive in time for Easter!
Posted by Frankye | Posted in Just For Fun | Posted on 01-11-2010-05-2008
I won’t lie – most of the time, working from my home office is the most awesome thing in the world and you should all envy me. But one thing I miss about working on-site is office parties. Particularly office Halloween parties. So, indulge me Office Ink-ers and show me your Halloween pictures. Scary Halloween pictures, funny Halloween pictures - I want to see them all! Post your Halloween pics in the comments, but be nice: make sure your Halloween picture is no bigger than 300 x 300 px.
Posted by Frankye | Posted in Just For Fun | Posted on 18-10-2010-05-2008
Is Halloween a great holiday or the BEST holiday? When else does a grownup get to pig out on candy like a little kid? Plus, there’s the fun of Halloween costumes and office parties. Office Ink has quick and easy Halloween costume and party ideas. Get great tips on what to costume to wear and what to bring to the office Halloween party! Read the rest of this entry »
I have to admit: when the folks at Avery shared a few of their Box Tops for America eligible office supplies, I was most excited about the Personal Creations Magnet Sheets. Yeah, the tab dividers, label pads and dry erase markers that came along with the magnetic sheets have more practical applications in my day to day work life, but dude! Magnetic paper! I didn’t even know such a thing existed! Read the rest of this entry »