May hosts more celebrations, parades, and community gatherings to honor our military than any other month. It recognizes those on active duty in all branches of the services, the National Guard and Reserves plus retirees, veterans and their families–well over 90 million Americans.

Congress has designated May as National Military Appreciation Month to provide an encompassing look at the diversity of our armed services achievements and individuals. These celebrations motivate public patriotism, awareness of the historical impact of our military and support our troops, veterans and their families.

May 1, 2017 – Loyalty Day – A day set aside for American citizens to reaffirm their loyalty to the United States and to recognize the heritage of American freedom.

May 1, 2017 – Silver Star Service Banner Day – A day set aside to honor our wounded, ill and dying military personnel by participating in flying a Silver Star Banner.

May 4, 2017 – National Day of Prayer – The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation.

May 8, 2017 – VE (Victory in Europe) Day(Celebrated May 7 in commonwealth countries) – A day which marks the anniversary of the Allies’ victory in Europe during World War II on May 8, 1945.

May 12, 2017 – Military Spouse Appreciation Day – A day set aside to acknowledge the contributions and sacrifices of the spouses of the U.S. Armed Forces.

May 13, 2017 – Children of Fallen Patriots Day – A day to honor the families our Fallen Heroes have left behind – especially their children. It’s a reminder to the community that we have an obligation to support the families of our Fallen Patriots.

May 20, 2017 – Armed Forces Day – A day set aside to pay tribute to men and women who serve in the United States’ Armed Forces.

May 29, 2017 – Memorial Day (Decoration Day) – A day set aside to commemorate all who have died in military service for the United States. Typically recognized by parades, visiting memorials and cemeteries.

10 Ways You Can Show Support for Those Who Defend Our Freedom:

  1. Display your support at home, work, or town: American flag; blue, silver or gold star ribbon; yellow ribbon; or red, white and blue patriot bow
  2. Share a meal with a veteran or military family
  3. Give the spouse a break by caring for kids, parents or wounded warrior
  4. Hire a veteran or military spouse
  5. Share your expertise and mentor a military spouse or person transitioning from the military into civilian life
  6. Donate to military family organizations – even $5 a month can make a difference
  7. Volunteer at a local military-impacted school
  8. Donate items for service member care packages or a unit holiday party
  9. Offer free or discounted services to military families
  10. Contact your closest military installation, USO, or organization to learn about volunteer opportunities

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June 4, 2017 starts National Cancer Survivor Month, an annual Celebration of Life held in hundreds of communities. The special occasion is an opportunity for the families, friends, medical professionals and 15.5 million cancer survivors to connect with each other to stimulate knowledge, funding, and research for breakthrough treatments.  It is the one day each year when people around the world join together to honor cancer survivors. “A ‘survivor’ is anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life,” according to the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, administrator for the celebration.

“We work with health care centers, retailers, contractors, businesses and non-profit groups to get the word out about colon, leukemia, breast, prostate and other types of cancer,” said Amber Hughes, president of the custom bow design studio. “These ribbons draw attention to this important cause as an emblem of empathy and support. They are an invitation to be part of something big.” This annual event is a day to draw attention to the ongoing challenges of cancer survivorship in order to promote more resources, research, and survivor-friendly legislation to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.

The universal message of awareness ribbons is thought provoking and deep felt: “Together we can,” they say, and, “Thank You” to supporters and healthcare givers. Businesses use the giant ribbon to show their support of employees, healthcare givers, organizations and researchers; individuals for friends and loved ones. Hughes’ favorite meaning is “Congratulations and Fight on!” to survivors and warriors battling the disease.

Indoor/outdoor loops come in may colors for on city lamp posts, buildings, offices and homes as well as in parades and on fences and mail boxes. They range in size from 27 inches to 15 feet. The 16-year-old company reports widespread support for cancer survivors from all around the US and Canada, as individuals and groups, as they mobilize for action.  For more information, visit  NCSD.org or KingSizeBows.com

TYPE OF CANCER AWARENESS COLOR TYPE OF CANCER AWARENESS COLOR
Gynecological, Cervical Teal Prostate Light Blue
Uterine Peach Rectal Blue
Stomach Periwinkle Melanoma Black
Testical Pink Bladder Yellow
General Cancer, Thyroid, Cancer Survivor Purple Eye, Liver Green
Head and Neck Red Kidney Orange
Colon, Colorectal Brown Brain Grey
Childhood Gold Bone White

 

Mother’s Day is a day to honor mothers, motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. Whether you’re planning a public or private event, a gorgeous table or entry decoration is a special touch to express appreciation and joy for the special women in your life.  King Size Bows designers can hand craft a custom multi-loop 18-inch bow in her favorite colors and embellish it with gorgeous ribbon.  This is a high quality, unique gift she’ll treasure and can use again and again.

Call us at (714) 668.9688 to discuss how we can help you make the day special.

Set the mood for your holiday with our creative Emerald Isle bows for your door, centerpiece, gate or mailbox. We have green bows made of styrene or quality nylon, weather-resistant fabric accented with or without holiday ribbon. They range in size from 4 inches to   approximately 24” in diameter with 26” tails and stands 11” tall.

Order now (714) 668-9688

Welcome warriors, caregivers and survivors. Honor your loved ones and your donors with a health awareness loop for home, work, campsite, events and fundraisers.

Many events across America bring communities together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to take action against the dreaded disease. Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. They stage more than 3,500 relay events a year in more than 5,200 communities and 27 countries. Visit acsevents.org to find one near you.

Avon 39 challenged individuals to raise $1,800 each for the 2 day, 39.3 mile walk to end breast cancer. They help you fundraise and train to change lives of participants, medical providers, and patients. In the next 7 months, Houston, Washington DC, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Santa Barbara and New York. Visit avon39.org for more information.

We hand craft health awareness loops from 27 inches to 15 feet long in many colors, including hot pink and pale pink. You can also have your message or logo imprinted on the tails. Give us a call at 714-668-9688 for your cause.

You don’t have to be a millionaire (yet) to ship lovely presents. Whether your gift is a pony with a custom 2-loop red bow, a home with a 4-loop door hanger, a retail display or ribbon cutting with multi-loop paper or fabric bow, we can add to the excitement of any occasion. Give us a call and tell us what you need. Our designers make everything in our Southern California studio from 12 inches to 20 feet for indoor or outdoor decoration.

As a mother-daughter design studio, we wish to say:

Here’s to inspirational women everywhere.

May we raise them. May we know them. And, May we be them.

Be leaders, be kind, be confident, and be creative.

Jan & Amber