October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), also known as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). BCAM is a yearly campaign that brings focus to the importance of regular testing, screening, and education about the disease in hopes to raise funds for the cause, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment research.
Groundbreaking Ceremonies with ceremonial shovels have been a staple in the business world for as long as we can remember. Many anthropologists and archeologists believe these ceremonies have been around in one way or another since the dawn of time.
While groundbreakings have evolved over time, rarely is there a new twist that starts a major trend. However, over the last few years, we have seen people want a hard-hitting, impactful breaking at their event, symbolizing the break away from the norm and embracing change. That’s where this new twist comes into play, a Sledgehammer Ceremony.
What is a Sledgehammer Ceremony?
This is a twist on a Groundbreaking Ceremony if a current building is being demolished and a new one is going to be built in its place. A demolition ceremony marks the beginning of a new era for a company.
The month of August is used to raise awareness about a disease that affects 7.5 million Americans. This disease is Psoriasis.
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that usually appears on the skin as painful, raised, itchy red patches. The chronic disease typically affects the outside of the elbows, knees or scalp, though it can appear on any location.
To show your support for Psoriasis Awareness you can wear or decorate with purple and orange Awareness Pins, Ribbons, or Bows. You can also show your support by participating in a marathon, race, or walk in your area.
Since 1970, the month of April has been used to spread awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Autism is a complex developmental disability that affects everyone differently. ASD is a “spectrum condition” that is diagnosed when a certain set of behaviors, along with their severity, are defined.
These behaviors could be noticed in a child as early as infancy, but usually, they appear during early childhood. If you think your child maybe on the spectrum, having your child’s doctor perform “developmental screenings” during check ups will help diagnose if your child has ASD.
Every year, the month of March is used to raise awareness about Multiple Sclerosis.
Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is an immune-mediated disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the Central Nervous System. The Central Nervous System, or CNS, is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves.
The MS attacks by causing inflammation to Myelin, the protective coating around the nerves, making communication within the CNS to slow down or stop completely.
After our Guide to Ribbon and our Guide to Bows, you should be a holiday decorating master.
But if you feel like you’re still missing something that makes you stand out among your neighbors or surrounding businesses, there’s still plenty of time for us to help!
In our final Decorating for the Holidays Guide, we are going to go thru some of our most unique holiday items.
You Know It Ends With Santa, But Do You Know How It Starts? : The Unknown Macy's Day Parade Tradition
Since 1924, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been a staple of American culture. But did you know since 1995, the parade has always started with a ribbon cutting ceremony?
BETTER YET, did you know that since 2003, that the ceremony has happened with ceremonial scissors and ribbon, provided by Golden Openings?
We hope Part 1 helped you decide which bows will perfect your holiday decorating.
For part 2 we are going to talk about the unsung hero during the decorating process – Ribbon.
While giant bows will bring eyes to your dressed-up home or business, the ribbon will truly make the ornaments pop.
If you forgot about grabbing ribbon this year, there’s no reason to fret! Golden Openings has you covered!
November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month: Learn About the Cancer with the Highest Mortality Rate
November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. This campaign happens every November to educate people about the 3rd leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, recently surpassing breast cancer.
In preparing to start your own business or open your doors for the first time, there are literally thousands of details to consider. In all the hustle and bustle one of the most important components, the Grand Opening, is often overlooked or minimized. This event is an extremely important marketing activity for your business. "Your Grand Opening is the only chance to make a 'first impression' on the community, neighbors, future customers, dignitaries, elected officials, social media and for that matter, the entire world." But where do you start?
Wearing gold ribbons, clothing, or decorating in gold is the simplest way to show your support for Childhood Cancer Awareness.
Our awareness ribbons, bows, and all other accessories are available in gold.