Perhaps you want to be thankful for a new taste palette this Thanksgiving instead of the repetitious “traditional” platitudes and foods that we take in every year. After all, how many times do you actually want to pay attention to the bland conversation of your friends and family? No offense to those at your Thanksgiving dinner by the way, for I am sure they all have at least a redeeming quality. This associate of Scranberry Coop has some wonderfully blasphemous ideas for you to consider that will keep you thoroughly distracted from everything that makes you wish you would slip […]
Halloween is just around the corner, and we at Scranberry Coop will be having our Halloween Party on Sunday, October 28! However, as most holidays have been transformed over the years for various reasons, it is important to look back and understand the roots of these holidays, Halloween a.k.a. Samhain in particular. Which traditions have persisted from the very beginning and which practices are newer than you may have known? Learn the history of Halloween and justify your potential indulgences, questionable costumes choices in dropping temperatures, and any large fires that you may be inclined to start. Disclaimer: We […]
Written by Taran Bassi of MetroUK (with some snarky commentary from an affiliate of Scranberry Coop)
Finally the best season, aka autumn, is now upon us. People always get unfairly excited about the summer months, but in reality autumn is where the magic happens.
Instead of hit and miss weather, sweating issues, holiday envy and forced BBQs everywhere, you can instead bask in the sweet scent of pumpkin, be constantly warm and cosy by a fire, and relish in all the new TV shows.
There is basically nothing not to love about autumn.
(Go on Taran, impress us with your infallible […]
- Father: Do you know, most people don’t have to work today, because it’s Labor Day.
Son: If people are not working, shouldn’t we call today ‘No-Labor Day?’
- Did you hear the one about Labor Day?
It works for me!
- If a train station is where the train stops, and a bus station is where the bus stops, what is a work station?
- If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.
- ‘I’m never going to work for that man again.’
‘Why, what did he say?’
Footnote: We are struggling to find […]
Out of all the months in the year, August lacks a ubiquitous “Hallmark Card” holiday, sitting after Independence Day in July and before Labor Day in September. However, we at Scranberry Coop are here to inform you that you can adopt a holiday for August today, from our compiled list of 69 August holidays! From National Girlfriend’s Day on August 1st to National Trail Mix Day on August 31st, go ahead and pick the holiday or holidays that resonate with you the most, mark the date or dates, and celebrate!
& of course, feel free to stop by Scranberry Coop if you would […]
Photo courtesy of wallpaper.wiki.
Bunnies, eggs, and candy are common sights for Easter, but some of us at Scranberry Coop wondered why these secular symbols are even associated for what is known as a Christian holiday. So we did some research, and have found some explanations for the presence of bunnies, eggs, and candy in Easter.
What’s up with Easter Bunnies? (according to history.com)?
- The exact origins of this mythical mammal are unclear, but rabbits, known to be prolific procreators, are an ancient symbol of fertility and new life. According to some sources, the Easter bunny first arrived in America […]
With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, come to Scranberry Coop & secure a token of your love for your significant other, potential date, or whomever you love in your life!
Our dealers carry hearts of all sizes and variations, including heart baskets, heart bowls, heart containers, heart jewelry, heart sculptures, glass hearts, bears with hearts, gift baskets with hearts, works of he-art (heartfelt puns are free), and so much more!
If you can’t decide on what best represents your affections, do not hesitate to ask for advice, and we will do everything in our power to help you share the love, break the […]
Extended Shopping Hours: Thurs. December 14 & Thurs. December 21, from 10 am to 7 pm!
Wow, our wonderful family of dealers did not disappoint this season! Kicking off the fun and festivities, they’ve completely LOADED their booths with incredible vintage finds, beautiful collectibles, wonderful antiques and even some gift baskets!
Shopping here is the exact opposite of a commercialized holiday. At the Coop, it’s not about mass production. It’s about finding that perfect momento, that token of years gone by, spent with family and friends that will forever remain in your heart. There was an ornament, or a little decoration that always made […]
Known worldwide, he’s Krampus, Grandfather Frost, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, or Tompte. His companions range from moorish dwarfs to darling grandaughters, his transportation goes from goats to Stallions to grand sleighs, and his demeanor varies from punishing to saintly.
Here in the USA we tend to like our Santa Claus jolly! Typically he’s dressed in red, donning a thick white beard, a big belly, and a grand list of all the children who were naughty and nice.
Other than an occasional lump of coal story, our Santas are kind and generous, granting wishes, eating Christmas sprinkle cookies and leaving lots of presents […]