In the February edition of Jensen’s Healthy Home News, you’ll find lots of fun and interesting factoids…like how Valentine’s Day came to be, and how your the contents of your refrigerator can affect your complexion. You’ll also find Joel’s carpet tip, some good winter food and drink ideas in “Healthy talk,” February Fun Facts and lots more. As always, the new issue of Jensen’s Healthy Home News includes the Mega Trivia Question—the first six people who call with the correct answer will win a $15 gift certificate to the Village Grille. Click Jensen’s Healthy Home News to download the complete newsletter. Here are some highlights:
The origins of Valentine’s Day
Some historians believe that the origins of this day can be traced back to Saint Valentine, a Bishop of Interamna, near Rome, who secretly married young soldiers to their sweethearts in the face of an edict banning such unions. The Roman emperor believed that married men would not be willing to fight in remote lands for years at a time.
Today, according to the Diamond Information Center, 10 percent of the 2.3 million couples who become engaged every year choose Valentine’s Day to do so. Valentine’s Day is also one of the busiest days for weddings in Las Vegas.
Since 1994, the Empire State Building in New York City has offered free wedding ceremonies on its 80th floor Sky Lobby in an effort to promote the Art Deco building as a romantic place. Couples are chosen on the basis of the originality, uniqueness and style of their proposed weddings. Every year, 10 or more are chosen from the letters of application; over the years, more than 300 couples have married or renewed their vows there.
Check out four great reasons to call us in February
After years running our business, it’s been our experience that a lot of our clients are resistant to cleaning in February. Now, don’t get us wrong, we have clients who just love to clean in February
because they know it’s actually a great time of year to clean, but it’s just not quite enough to keep us busy. So, please just take just a few minutes and check out these four reasons why you really should clean this month!
Four reasons to call us right now…
- Reason 1: You get stress-free appointment times. Imagine this – our business drops to an all time slow pace in February – you can call us and have your pick of the schedule. BONUS: we might even be able to get you in that day or the next.
- Reason 2: Your chance to support local business and community. If we can get support from just some of our clients who clean in February, then we, in turn, can have the funds to support local businesses in February. It’s kind of like a “circle of local business life.”
- Reason 3: Your carpets tend to stay cleaner longer. Why? Because people are more apt to take their shoes off this time of year.
- Reason 4: Your carpets transform from dull to dazzling. Okay, we admit we can do that any time of the year, but it’s always a great reason to call. Besides aren’t some of those holiday spots and spills starting to bug you?
Wait! We will give you one more reason… If you clean in February you get a special opportunity to take advantage of our “off season” discount–$15 off your carpet cleaning. Click the “Special Offer” button on the home page for details…And if you are worried about cold air getting in/hot air escaping during your cleaning. Forget about it. We go to great lengths to minimize your home’s heat loss during winter cleaning.
Did you know?
- February has 29 days in leap years, when a year is divisible by 4, there are 29 days in February. All other years, there are 28.
- When Julius Caesar introduced Leap Years, the last day of February was still the 28th. The extra day was achieved by counting February 24th twice.
- In the Southern Hemisphere February is a summer month, the equivalent of August in the Northern Hemisphere.
- Black History Month is celebrated in Canada and United States.
- On February 6, 1952, Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain.
- February 11 – National Foundation Day in Japan.
- February 12 – Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday.