Category Archives: Happy Holidays
Longer Days Ahead: Why Winter Solstice Is a Reason to Celebrate
Holiday greetings from all of us at Mediterranean Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.! December is a time of celebrations across the globe, despite the cold weather that affects much of the countries in the Northern Hemisphere. In fact, the cold weather is one of the reasons that it is so important for people to… Read More »
New Year’s Eve: The Tournament of Roses Parade
The East Coast has their own traditions for New Year’s Eve, notably the dropping of the ball in Times Square to signal the beginning of the New Year. We have our own traditions here on the West Coast, and with 2014 almost upon us, we thought we’d take a closer look at one of the… Read More »
The Original Valentine’s Day Greeting Cards
It’s hard to imagine Valentine’s Day without the traditional greeting cards, whether accompanying a gift of flowers and candy, or sent between children in a school room. For commercial greeting card companies, February 14th is as important to them as the December holidays, Easter, and Mother’s Day. Valentine’s Day as a celebration of romantic… Read More »
Why Do We Hang Up Mistletoe?
Of course, you probably know part of the answer to this question already. You hang up mistletoe so that the people standing underneath can share a romantic holiday kiss! But what you may not realize is that the origin of this longstanding ritual predates many of the other holiday traditions we celebrate today. Why… Read More »
Will Thanksgiving Turkey Really Make You Sleepy?
We’ve all heard it before: you feel so sleepy after a Thanksgiving meal because of the main event: the turkey. For years, people have credited extraordinary levels of tryptophan in turkey as the reason we all feel the need to nap after the annual feast. But contrary to this popular mythology, tryptophan is probably… Read More »