So long, “Year of the Rat.” Hello, “Year of the Ox.” Today, February 12, is officially the start of the Chinese New Year, as well as the lunar New Year in other Asian cultures.
As everyone knows, last year did not really go as planned. Perhaps that’s what you get for naming a year after a rodent best known for infecting an entire continent with the plague. Anyone in the West who thought 2020 was sure to bring good tidings need only to have looked an Asian calendar to get a sense of what was in store.
What was a bad omen for 2020 should be a good omen for the remainder of 2021. Oxen are strong, powerful animals with enormous willpower to get things done. If there was ever a year for the citizens of the world to yoke together to accomplish a common mission, the Year of the Ox is it.
Sadly, celebrations for Chinese New Year are understandably muted this year, so aside from sending your friends some “red envelopes” in the mail, there is not much you can do in the way of jubilation. Traditional reunion gatherings are not likely. If your house is not already decked with Valentine’s Day paraphernalia, you could add some mid-winter cheer with festive red banners. To really get into the mood, you might even wear special Chinese New Year-themed masks:
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However you do decide to celebrate the New Year, best wishes to you and your family from the folks here at We Know Products. 牛年快乐！
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Honor America With A Summer Patriot Pack
Summer is soooooo close. I know we just hit the first day of spring this week, but it feels like April and May are going to fly by, and it will be Memorial Day before you know it.
That makes this a great time to check out beach essentials. We have identified this “patriotic pack” of items depicting the U.S. flag that will help you stand out at the shore.
- Better Dweller Beach Umbrella
Available on both Amazon and Walmart.com, the 6.5-ft beach umbrella from Better Dweller is a way to express both your individuality and patriotism as you catch some rays on the shore. This product is brand new for 2022, and it is sure to make you the envy of beachgoers all across the country.
2. Expersion Clear Tote Bag
Even if your vacation home is on the beach, you still need a method of carrying your towels, sunscreen, beverages and other accoutrements down closer to the ocean. Of course, you want something that is easy to clean since it is sure to be exposed to sand and water. A vinyl tote bag is a great solution, and this one from Expersion features an American flag patch. Like the Better Dweller beach umbrella, this tote bag is available on both Amazon and Walmart. Unlike the umbrella, it comes in a variety of colors, including blue, black, red, pink, green, and orange.
3. Expersion Clear Backpack
What is a backpack but a tote bag that is easier to carry and with more space? Not just for schools and sporting events, the Expersion clear backpack can also help you get your belongings down to seashore. It is also available on Amazon and Walmart.
Prepare For Summer With An American Flag Beach Umbrella
The East Coast is currently in the midst of a spate of unseasonable weather, marked by highs in the 60s today and tomorrow. After an extended cold period more typical of winter, it is impossible not to revel in the warmth and look ahead to the sunny days of spring and summer ahead.
The cabin fever this situation inspires has led many folks to begin planning their summer vacations. Whether we are talking about a day trip to the local beach or a farther trip down to the paradise marked by Florida palm trees, it is a good idea to book now before flight prices continue to increase as COVID ebbs. This also makes it a good time to shop for vacation essentials. I’m talking bathing suits, beach towels, coolers, things of that nature. I am also talking about one of the coolest new products available for the first time in 2022—the American flag beach umbrella.
Available on both Amazon and Walmart.com, the 6.5-ft beach umbrella from Better Dweller is a way to express both your individuality and patriotism as you catch some rays on the shore. For years, blue has been the dominant color for beach umbrellas, creating something of an eyesore for your supposedly pleasant getaway. At least for the time being, we are still free in this country. This gives us the chance to show how much we love it by setting up a beach item decked in the stars and stripes.
The Better Dweller beach umbrella is an imposing 6 and a half feet tall and approximately 6 feet wide, and will protect your food, your beverages, and even your dogs from the sun, and you can also move your own beach chair under it when you are ready for a bit of shade. It features a tilting mechanism, so you can create the perfect angle to ward off the sun when desired. And of course it is waterproof. Furthermore, it comes with a carrying case for easy storage and transportation to and from the beach.