Teacher Jen Ellis of Vermont gave a pair of mittens to Bernie Sanders back in 2016. When Bernie wore them to President Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20, 2021, his pose, disposition, wardrobe, and accessories became a widely-shared meme. While Ellis is no longer making mittens, soon after her creation fell into the national spotlight she teamed up with a Vermont company, Vermont Teddy Bear, to produce similar mittens for wider distribution.
Meanwhile, entrepreneurs and crafters everywhere took on the meme by creating mittens, crafting Bernie magnets, and making unique crocheted collectibles like this mini mittens bookmark inspired by the real thing. This set of tiny mittens can be used as a bookmark, display ornament, key chain, bag tag, gag gift, or tip warmer for two fingers.
Amanda Gorman, our 2017 National Youth Poet Laureate, was a breakout star at yesterday's presidential inauguration event. At 22, she was the youngest poet to read at any presidential inauguration, and she almost stole the show with her reading of her phenomenal poem "The Hill We Climb". The young author has two titles to be published in September 2021, both available for pre-order on Amazon.
After this exhausting year, we're all looking forward to 2021. Get ready to ring in the new year with a new calendar. A themed wall calendar with a new image and message for each month of the year is a great way to keep track of appointments and events as well as note milestones. Pick a calendar with an uplifting theme like one of the highlighted choices below.
Original artworks inspired by the groundbreaking litigator and justice are featured during each month of 2021 in this wall calendar. You'll also find inspirational quotes made by RBG as well as notes about milestones she accomplished during her career.
This wall calendar is subtitled "A History of Modern Political Action Posters". Each month's image is a reproduced political action poster along with a short summary of the campaign and/or the artist behind the work. Highlighted issues include the environment, health justice, and human rights.
Celebrate the groundbreaking victory of the Biden-Harris ticket during 2021 with this Kamala Harris wall calendar. The calendar will have Kamala Harris quotes accompanied by original artworks. As of this writing, the calendar is a pr-order item.
Never have two runoff Senate elections in one state been so important as the races in Georgia that voters will decide on January 5, 2021. Show your support for both Democratic candidates in Georgia -- Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock -- with unique swag that promotes both of them.
And don't forget to register! Georgia residents can request absentee ballots for this important election today, November 18th!
This stylish yard sign uses different styles, clipart images, and fonts in its Democratic message. The 18" x 24" sign comes with a metal mounting stake.
The Georgia U.S. Senate runoff election in January 2021 is important for the entire nation. If we can get out the vote for Democrats, we can get a majority in the Senate. Several different organizations are working to help out of state advocates get involved through personal letter or postcard writing campaigns. Vote Forward and Postcards to Voters are two of those organizations.
If you'd like to have themed cards to write and send, there are a lot of choices out there. Here are some of our favorites.
Kindness can go a long way to healing divides. Spread kindness at home, among your neighbors, and in your town or city with these motivational yard signs. Kindness wins and that should be a message understood and shared by all.
Happy tears! Congratulations, America. Celebrate! And then we all have to get to work.
Kamala Devi Harris was born on October 20, 1964 in Oakland, California. Happy 56th birthday to you, future Ms. Vice President!