Fun & Easy Ways to Celebrate Presidents Day

Fun & Easy Ways to Celebrate Presidents Day

I imagine many are still celebrating Valentine’s Day; filling restaurants throughout the weekend or planning a special evening. In February, I move on parallel tracks, because I decorate for both Valentines and Presidents Day. 


Since the two February holidays are just days apart, you’ll find a little of this, and a little of that around my house.

I’m not sure why I’m so into Presidents Day and early American History. Since I was a kid, I’ve been reading presidential and first lady biographies. I love visiting Monticello, Mount Vernon and other presidential homes, libraries and museums.

While living in Philadelphia during the Bicentennial, I became fascinated by George Washington.

Years later, I discovered a direct connection to him through my husband’s ancestor. Peacock, aka The Rebel Bird, was part of Washington’s spy network. He was also a quartermaster at Valley Forge, and at Cornwallis’ surrender in Yorktown. Read about him in, Celebrating Patriots on Independence Day.

Today, I’m sharing a few quick and easy ways I decorate for Presidents Day.


Set a Presidents Day Table with Liberty Blue

Set a Presidents Day Table with Liberty Blue

Happy Birthday Abe & George!

I’ve set a Presidents Day table in honor of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln’s February birthdays.


For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a keen interest in the past. Living in Philadelphia during the Bicentennial, further sparked my fascination with early American history. Then and now, we often visit places like Independence Hall, Valley Forge, Trenton, Mount Vernon, Monticello, Yorktown, and Boston’s Freedom Trail.

Researching colonial ancestors, who were early settlers of Pennsylvania and Maryland, led to more pilgrimages and exploration of places where they lived. Walking in ancestors’ footsteps adds a deeper appreciation of the past and its relevance to the present.

What really added flame to the fire, was discovering an ancestor who served as a spy and courier for General Washington. Peacock (aka the Rebel Bird) was also an officer of three militias and at Cornwallis’ surrender. Peacock was George’s guy and I’m partial to them both! (more…)

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