Friday, 30 January 2015

The Significance of a Chuppah

The chuppah is more than simply a cloth canopy under which a couple stands during a Jewish wedding ceremony. It is symbolic of home and family that the couple will create and maintain during their life together. The chuppah also represents hospitality, which is illustrated in the biblical story of Abraham who was known for his open tent so that travelers coming from any direction could gain entrance on all four sides without disruption. Thus, the chuppah serves as a symbol of hospitality towards the guests in attendance.

The Legal Side

The chuppah is not merely a charming folk custom, but serves the following two purposes as well:
  • The decisive act that formally legitimizes the couple’s status of marriage
  • The legal conclusion of the marriage process that began with betrothal
Symbolism of the Canopy

The cloth covering of the chuppah was originally draped around the bride and groom during the ceremony, but was later changed so that it fastened to the four support poles to spread out over their heads. The cloth represents the following:
  • Considered as an object of Jewish ceremonial art
  • A symbol of a Jewish home filled with lots of love
  • Act as an example to the couple of how their home is to emulate the patriarchal forbear
The Great Outdoors 

The most ideal setting for a Jewish wedding with a chuppah is outdoors, under the sky and the stars, which symbolizes the hope that the couple will have a large family. However, some synagogues have skylights that open to allow the chuppah ceremony to be performed under the sky.

For more information regarding wedding decorations in Kingsville, please click here.

Friday, 23 January 2015

A Spin on Weddings: The 2015 Forecast

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Which Tent is Best Suited for Your Event

While there are many items that you will need to buy to ensure your wedding is complete, such as a wedding gown, flowers, and food, you can save some of your money by renting out different types of equipment and decorations for your wedding instead of buying them. There are a few wedding rentals that may be must-haves, especially when it comes to making your big day as wonderful as it can possibly get.

What Are Some Important Wedding Rentals?

If you are not sure what you may be able to rent out for your wedding, these are just a few options to consider:
  • Portable dance floor
  • Tents
  • Chairs
  • Centerpieces
  • Portable stages
  • Photo booth
While you may not need all of these options, some can come in handy. For example, if you are having an outdoor wedding, it is a good idea to rent tents. Not only would the tents protect your guests from the rain, the tents would also block the sun from beating on them while they are trying to have a good time during your reception.

How Should I Decide Which Rentals to Use?

Compose a list of everything you have already purchased for your wedding. If you are still within your budget, you can start writing down a list of some of the rentals you would like to use. However, make sure to prioritize the list if you can only afford a few. It would obviously be more important to have tents and chairs than it would be to have a portable stage, even though it is a neat wedding feature to have.

Visit this website to learn more about the various options available for wedding rentals in Corpus Christi.

Air Beam Solution for a Unique Venue

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Choosing the Best Tent for Your Event

Are you throwing a special outdoor event? If so, you cannot go wrong by renting out a tent. Because you cannot predict the weather, you would already be prepared for a light drizzle or heavy rain by having a tent on the premises. Whether you are celebrating a wedding, having a family reunion, or throwing a surprise birthday party for a family member, there are plenty of beautiful tents that you can rent out.

What Types of Tents Are Available?

If you do not know much about tents, there are several varieties to choose from for outdoor events, including:
  • Canopy
  • Gazebo
  • Canopy with sidewalls
  • Octagonal
It is best to view the options and what they look like before you decide which specific one you would like to use for your event. Along with the options above, there are also several different color choices available. While white is one of the most commonly selected options because it is simple and goes with just about everything, there are other colorful options, such as red, blue, and beige.

Some of the tents are designed to look like little houses with windows attached to them. They are perfect to have if you know the weather may not be the best during your event and you want to make sure nobody ends up getting cold or wet. However, if the weather will likely remain pleasant for the duration of the event, a simple canopy may be all that you need to use.

Do not hesitate to check out this website for more details on Tent Rentals in Kingsville.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

A Brief History - The United States Flag

A brief history of the flag of the United States and how it changed over the years through acts of Congress.

Legend has it that Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag in May of 1776. This flag is one of the most well-known, as it had the circle of white stars in the blue union.This was not the first official flag, though. On June 14, 1777, that the Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act. The US flag was to have thirteen stripes, alternating red and white and a field of thirteen stars, arranged on a blue background as the union. These stars represented a new constellation. Americans celebrate June 14, or Flag Day, as the birth of this beautiful symbol.

Between 1777 and 1912, the flag changed many different times. In 1795, the design changed to 15 stripes and stars. In 1818, it went back to 13 stripes and a star for each state. The design would change on July 4th of the following year as states were added. The Flag Act did not specify dimensions and proportions of the flag. Until 1912, it was left to the discretion of the flag maker. This is why you will see unusual arrangements of stars in historic flags.

In 1912, President Taft established the proportions of the flag by an Executive Order. The arrangement of the stars was also recognized as six horizontal rows of eight each. A single point of the star would be upward. After the addition of Alaska and Hawaii, President Eisenhower changed the star arrangement to be nine rows of stars staggered horizontally and eleven rows staggered vertically.

The stripes represent the original thirteen colonies, and the stars represent the 50 states. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well, although there is some debate about this. The colors in the Stars and Stripes were not attributed to any symbol in the original act. It was the creation of the Great Seal that identified the symbolic nature of the colors of red, white, and blue. According to Charles Thompson, the Secretary of the Continental Congress, in his report to Congress about the Great Seal:

"The colors of the pales (the vertical stripes) are those used in the flag of the United States of America; White signifies purity and innocence, Red, hardiness &valor, and Blue, the color of the Chief (the broad band above the stripes) signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice."

No matter what reason the colors came to signify these values, the American flag is one of the most recognized icons in the world. It symbolizes freedom and patriotism.

To purchase your US flag in Corpus Christi, visit this website.

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Friday, 16 January 2015

Choosing to Buy or Rent a Wheelchair

If you are unable to get around freely while walking, you may need to stay seated in a wheelchair to help your mobility. While renting out one of these mobility chairs, you may wonder whether you should continue to rent one or if you should buy your own. If you want to make the best decision possible, it is best for you to begin making comparisons of the pros and cons associated with renting and buying a wheelchair.

What Are the Benefits of Buying a Wheelchair?

If you find yourself sitting in one of these mobility chairs most of the time, you may be better off buying your own. However, you should first start doing some calculations to determine how much it would cost you to buy one. If it is too expensive, renting may be the most convenient and affordable option for you at this current time.

What Are the Benefits of Renting a Wheelchair?

If you are not constrained to a wheelchair all the time, you may not need to buy your very own. In fact, it is possible that you only need one when you are planning to travel a long distance without using a car or public transportation. In that case, you could simply rent out one when you need it to get where you are going without a hassle. You would not have to worry about buying one, which could end up costing you thousands of dollars on the spot.

When renting out one of these wheelchairs, you can constantly change the one that you are using instead of sticking with the same one all the time,whether you want to use something standard and traditional or something powered.

Check out this website to find out more about wheelchair rental in Corpus Christi.

CAD Expert Steve Kohn is a Designing Man

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