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Monday, April 1, 2013

Sharing the newsletter from Moonlight Journey!!!!..HIGHLIGHT THE TEXT SO YOU CAN READ IT!!!

HIGHLIGHT THE TEXT SO YOU CAN READ IT!!!..I COPIED AND PASTED FROM THE EMAIL.......THANKS STACY FOR LETTING ME KNOW!!
April Fools is known as a day filled with hoaxes, gags and good humored fun. It is the season for renewal and new beginnings. The closest point in time that can be identified as the beginning of this tradition was in 1582, in France. Prior to that year, the new year was celebrated for eight days, beginning on March 25. The celebration culminated on April 1. With the reform of the calendar under Charles IX, the Gregorian Calendar was introduced, and New Year's Day was moved to January. However, communications being what they were in the days when news traveled by foot, many people did not receive the news for several years. Others, the more obstinate crowd, refused to accept the new calendar and continued to celebrate the new year on April 1. These backward folk were labeled as "fools" by the general populace. They were subject to some ridicule, and were often sent on "fools errands" or were made the butt of other practical jokes. This harassment evolved, over time, into a tradition of prank-playing on the first day of April.

Why would we share this with you….some may say we are fools! Fools we may be…. BUT....
This is NOT a practical joke We are going to run a contest! For every order made from April 1st through April 10th we will be putting the persons name in to a so called hat and
1 winner will be chosen through random.org to win a $10.00 gift certificate for anything on the site! Forward this to your friends if they make a purchase they will be entered also! NO JOKE!


April and spring go hand in hand. April showers bring May flowers. April is a month filled with bright and beautiful things! And April is the month to create create create! OK we made that up this is a JokeAny month is good for creating! Let us help you with one or two or three of our collage sheets, classes, craft projects and more!

For your enjoyment and inspiration here are some wonderful new images from our design team members and don’t forget to check more of their work out on Flickr like us on Facebookand follow us there. We post artwork, videos, tutorials and any comments are always welcome!
 Ann Divebliss 4Debi WindGayle Page Robak
 Heather RoseJillian SchniederKris Dickinson
Happy Creating!
Lynne and Becky
Moonlight Journey

6 comments:

Magic Love Crow said...

I never knew that about April 1st! Very cool history! A $10.00 gift certificate is a very generous giveaway! Ann, I just wanted to let you know, I had to high light your post, because I couldn't read it. Other people, might be having the same problem. Big Hugs ;o)

Ann said...

THANKS FOR TELLING ME STACY!!!
DUH !!!!!!
I COPIED AND PASTED MY EMAIL AND WASN'T AWARE IT POSTED WEIRD!!!
XOXOXOXOXO!!!!!!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Best wishes for Easter!!!

Yamada Miyako said...

Dearest Ann,
Wow, you gave me a chance to check about April fool's Day. I pasted your post in word and and changed the color to black; haha, it worked (^_^)彡☆ I also read the Wikipedia page about the day and I could make sure in Japanese as well.
Thank you very much for the insight and really enjoyed the wonderful new images from her design team♡♡♡ 

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to Calf-sis, xoxo Miyako*

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Thanks for sharing about April Fool's. I love your altered pieces!

Have a great week!

Nancy

Ann said...

thanks!!
the top photo..Peter and his second wife Paula,is my art. the other pieces were done by the other members of the MoonlightJourney design Team...of which i am proud to be a part of!!!
have a wonderful rest of the week!!
hugs!