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If you like what you see at DAE, please bookmark this page. I do not sell anywhere else! Thanks.B Mother's Day in 2012 is on Sunday, May 13. Mother's Day 2012 is observed on the second Sunday of May and celebrates mothers and the important role they serve in society. Anna Jarvis of West Virginia started the holiday in 1908 to pay tribute to mothers, but it wasn't until 1914 that President Woodrow Wilson made the holiday official by signing it into law. It is common for children to buy gifts, flowers, and cards for their mothers on Mother's Day. Fathers Day, 2012 is on Sunday, June 17. The idea of Father's Day was conceived slightly more than a century ago by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Wash., while she listened to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who was left to raise his six children on a farm. A day in June was chosen for the first Father's Day celebration — 101 years ago, June 19, 1910, proclaimed by Spokane's mayor because it was the month of Smart's birth. The first presidential proclamation honoring fathers was issued in 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. Father's Day has been celebrated annually since 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed the public law that made it permanent. "Mardi Gras Louisiana" and "Louisiana Bicentennial" brought to you by, DAEvegas. Theme party? Fundraising? Need Ideas? Need One-of-a-kind designs, then Bookmark "Digital Art Expressions" Thank you For Viewing. Bill "NEW! I have finished, Photo Album 1. There are over 50 mixed designs for you to view. Some can even be used as a logo. These images are larger then the featured products images giving you a chance to view more detail on the designs themselves. For those who have made a purchase I am so grateful for your visit and purchase. My goal is provide a better shopping experience. Photo album 2 coming soon! Thanks. Bill" Click Here for Design Album 1 "Click here large view of Fleur de lis" Please Note: On ANY card The more design on a card means less space for text. The smaller the text the harder to read. Fancy does not mean they get the message. Thanks for viewing B NEW Apparel Combo Party Pack's 3 designs Front and back. Fits all men, women and children. You design, mix or match! 1-C On the Menu. Posted 11-21-11 I will be adding more.Visit Apparel Combo Pack's Quick Facts Louisiana Bicentennial: Louisiana Admitted to Union: April 30, 1812-2012 (200 Years) (18th state) Capitol: Baton Rouge State Seal: A pelican and her nest, surrounded by the state motto "Union, Justice, Confidence" and the words "State of Louisiana". Flag: A pelican feeding its young against a field of blue. Official Colors: Blue, White, and Gold. Contraband Days? Can't make it to Mardi Gras? Then don't miss the 55th Annual Contraband Days Festival May 1st thru May 13, 2012 Lake Charles, Louisiana. For product preview please click here. WHAT IS CONTRABAND DAYS? Contraband Days is one of Louisiana's largest festivals and the City of Lake Charles oldest festival and is celebrating its 52nd year in 2009. Contraband Days is a themed "pirate" festival with close to 100 events. Contraband Days always falls on the first two weekends in May and it's a twelve day festival. The Festival is based on the Lake Charles Civic Center grounds with some events occurring throughout the City. Over 100,000 people attend Contraband Days Festival on land and on the water. HISTORIC LEGEND of CONTRABAND DAYS Almost three centuries ago, a notorious and ruthless pirate named "Jean Lafitte" and his band of buccaneers were fleeing enemy ships and heading west to Galveston. LEGEND has it that Lafitte & his band of buccaneers would hide out along the waterways in Lake Charles. LEGEND has it that Jean Lafitte's favorite hideout was CONTRABAND Bayou in Lake Charles. LEGEND has it that the treasure (silver & gold) was hidden and buried by Lafitte in his favorite hideaway Contraband Bayou and hence given why the bayou is named CONTRABAND. HOW CONTRABAND DAYS BEGAN In 1957 a group of local businessmen from the Downtown Division of the Lake Charles Association of Commerce (later known as the Chamber of Commerce) formed Lake Charles Contraband Days Inc (later known as Contraband Days Inc) for the sole purpose of developing a program to utilize the Lake Charles areas in recreational and cultural activities and to attract tourists. The group opted for a pirate theme with the LEGEND of Lafitte's Buried Treasure along Contraband Bayou thus the first Annual Contraband Days was held in June 1958 as a one day event with a boat parade, water ski show and boat races. A few years later this group of men formed another organization called the Buccaneers of Lake Charles, Inc and added entertainment by dressing in pirate attire and costume. A "Jean Lafitte" would be selected to lead the buccaneers to "Capture the Mayor and take over the City". Part of the buccaneer group would also dress in "City Militia" attire, armed with real cannons to try to ward off Lafitte & his buccaneers from landing as part of the entertainment. Contraband Days provides entertainment for all ages, heritage, and religion. Contraband Days began the first noted in festival history "Family Night" and is an alcohol free night for families with family entertainment. Concerts ranging from Christian and Gospel, to Country and Cajun, to Zydeco, Urban|R & B acts, Oldies, & Classic Rock are a big part of the festival entertainment. Entertainers from nationally, to regional and local are known to have performed at the festival. Also Contraband Days Inc provides attractions and big events. Many other events are put on by local and charitable organizations and the media, as well. More Info Contraband Days Please Note: On up-loading any image will tend to have a slight blur, this is normal and will not print with any blur. Most images are up-loaded @ 12"X12 @ 300ppi, PNG format. Templates when possible. "Mardi Gras Louisiana" and "Louisiana Bicentennial" brought to you by, DAEvegas. Theme party? Fundraising? Need Ideas? Need One-of-a-kind designs, then Bookmark "Digital Art Expressions" Thank you For Viewing. Bill Notes: "All" templates are only a guide. You must "customize" to have you product correct. Note:On up-loading any image will tend to have a slight blur,(more so on Firefox, till they fix it.) this is normal and will not print with any blur. My designs up-loaded @ 12"X12 @ 300ppi, PNG format.Templates when possible.