Spring Has Arrived

Wednesday, March 20 The First Day of Spring (Spring Equinox) 2018

I’m not sure about you, but when I woke up today the day seemed just as normal as any other day. The morning routine was the same – get up, put makeup on, wake 5 yr. old up, feed him breakfast, get the baby up and feed him, load everyone in the car and take the oldest to his morning spring break camp. The morning didn’t seem to be any different than yesterday or the day before that. However, on the drive to the children’s museum where his day camp is, my son suddenly says, “Mom, I want to build a bird feeder. That way, we can watch all the birds eat!”

I wondered where in the world that thought came from, but then they announced on the radio that today is officially the first day of spring. Although the morning didn’t feel any different to me, my son obviously sensed there was something different. Why else would he ask to build a bird feeder out of the blue? Additionally, a Facebook friend posted a picture of her potted flowers that have begun to bloom.

Spring brings with it so many things. The trees begin budding, flowers begin to bloom, the kids start to get restless, etc. The majority of people look forward to spring because it’s a wonderful change of pace from the last few months of winter – when we were “locked” up in our homes. All that changes when spring arrives! Now we can all get outside and enjoy the outdoor activities as a family again.
I admit, as a mom, it is easy to treat the days of spring like the days of winter. After all, being confined to the house for months at a time does tend to promote habitual behaviors that can be hard to break. This is especially true for those of us with young kids. Steady routines are paramount for maintaining good attitudes and behaviors in young children. So, when spring rolls around and the daylight savings time begins, it can be hard to adjust.
Regardless, spring is here and we have to adjust! To help the kids ease into spring and all it has to offer, start by taking them to a nearby park to play a couple times a week or get the bikes out and head to a nearby trail one afternoon after school is out. I’m a big believer in making children play outside when the weather is nice. Getting kids outside and away from the electronic time-suckers inside helps build a healthy imagination while getting kids the Vitamin D and exercise they need on a daily basis.
For my family and I, the beginning of spring means afternoons spent outside kicking the soccer ball, playing catch, playing in the park, eating ice-cream and planting flowers. Spring is one of the most exciting times of the year because it’s when nature wakes up from the dormancy of winter. Therefore, celebrate! Go out and do something fun with your kids to celebrate the beginning of Spring 2013!

Newsletter #18

Kids Formal Launches New Line of Women’s Dresses

“Given the success and rapid growth that Kids Formal has experienced over the past two decades, the owners have decided to expand once again. This time, Kids Formal is expanding to Women’s Dresses. That’s right, now customers can enjoy the same high-quality materials and low prices on a large variety of women’s dresses just like they do on the children’s formal wear at Kids Formal!”

Royal Wedding Flower Girl Dresses

Dear Valued Customer,

I’m sure by now you’ve seen pictures on the internet of the Royal Wedding between Catherine Middleton and Prince William which took place on April 29, 2011. Therefore, I’m sure you also noticed how gorgeous Catherine’s wedding dress was. It was a very simple dress featuring beautiful lace detail and a flowing train, giving it the look of elegance many brides try to achieve.


While Catherine was the center of attention, there were four other people in the Royal Wedding who also deserve some attention. Of course, I’m referring to the four young flower girls. Catherine did a perfect job picking out the style of dresses for these little ones, which is something you brides-to-be can learn from. Below are a few suggestions to help you find the perfect flower girl dresses for your upcoming wedding.

  • Use Matching Material – The first comparison you should make when looking at the four little darlings in the Royal Wedding, is that their dresses are all made with the same material as Catherine’s wedding gown. This is very important if you want your flower girls’ dresses to compliment your wedding dress.

  • Order the Same Color – The second thing you should notice is that the flower girls in the Royal Wedding were wearing dresses that were the same shade of ivory as the bride’s. If you truly want to pick out flower girl dresses that compliment yours, then you need to make sure they are the same color as your wedding gown. If you want some color on your flower girls, look for dresses that have a colored sash around the waist or some colored embroidery. Just make sure the primary color of the dress matches your own.

  • Find a Complimentary Style – Finally, take a second look at Catherine’s wedding dress. Yes, it’s beautiful…but it’s a somewhat simple gown with elegant details. Now, look at her flower girl dresses – they are also simple, but they have a few elegant details of their own. For instance, the sleeves were puffed, the waist was accented with a sash that formed a beautiful bow in back and the hemline of the dress had a gorgeous layered look. While those details seem to be small, it’s those details that made the dresses compliment Catherine’s as well as they did.

If you are in the process of planning your own wedding and are beginning to look for flower girl dresses, head on over to KidsFormal.com. We’re confident we have the dress you’re looking for. If

You have any questions or need help of any kind, don’t hesitate to contact us!
Sincerely,

Your Friends at KidsFormal.com