4th of July: Top 10 Ways to Celebrate

Americans have always celebrated the 4th of July, officially known as Independence Day. While traditions change with the times, some things remain the same: a desire to have a great time spent with family and friends! Read on to see some of our favorite and unique ways to spend this revered holiday.

Fireworks Show

Attending a local fireworks show is a traditional and time-honored way to celebrate the 4th of July. Many cities will host a variety of productions, suitable for the entire family. This is an especially appealing option if lighting store-bought fireworks are not permitted in your local area.

Backyard Cookouts

Cooking out during the hot days of summer has an appeal to many Americans, for obvious reasons! We all love good food shared with our friends and families. Whether it be something familiar, such as hamburgers and hotdogs, or something new and trendy, such as veggie patties, everyone has their favorite dish.

Hot Dog Eating Contests

While the popularity of hot dog eating contests can be traced back to clever marketing choices of the past, the popularity of these events cannot be denied! Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest is perhaps the most famous of them all, attracting international attention. Even so, it’s common to find many local takes on this pastime.

Parades

Whether solemn or fun-filled, there are many shows on Independence Day to recognize and remember the people who have built America. Often packed with performers and marching bands, a parade is a fantastic way to spend an afternoon or evening with one’s family. Be sure to bring some bottled water to stay hydrated in the searing summer heat!

Salute to the Union

The Salute to the Union is a revered military tradition only conducted on the 4th of July. Any base capable of doing so will fire off a salute to the country, starting at noon. One shot is fired for each state. This was established in 1890 to distinguish this special tribute from the National Salute, a salute used for a variety of honors.

Flying Old Glory

Flying the country’s flag has always been one of many ways for a resident to express their patriotism and appreciation of America. Be sure to refer to the flag code to ensure that you treat this symbol with the reverence it is owed!

Setting Off Fireworks

To some, there isn’t a better way to celebrate the birth of their country than by blowing up a piece of it! Kidding aside, many areas permit the lighting of fireworks, typically of a particular class and size. Sparklers are ideal for families with young children as it allows little ones to participate, while larger options are available to satiate every explosive craving.

Festivals and Events

Many organizations and groups put on events for the 4th of July. Some historical reenactment societies use the time to help preserve the memory of the American Revolution by offering demonstrations from the period. It’s also a great time for music, as the inviting summer weather makes outdoor adventures especially appealing. It can be a fantastic time to discover new music while enjoying the warm weather.

Sports, Games, and Hikes

Need to burn off your meal from number nine? Many Americans love to enjoying the natural beauty of our country and enjoy getting outdoors with a hike or walk. Others might prefer something more competitive, such as a pick-up game of baseball or football with your family or neighbors.

4th of July Sales

For some, the chance to score a great deal is the preferred way to end a long week and have fun. You can brave the wildness of your local brick-and-mortars, but we want to extend an invitation to shop with your Liquidation Channel! Check out our fantastic offerings of exceptional quality, exquisite designs, and outstanding value. Buy with confidence under our 30-Day Money Back Guarantee.

 

JCK – Old Friends, Star Wars and a Surprising Diamond Deal!

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Shop Top Gifts in LC’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Every Mother’s Day, I find myself looking for new and meaningful ways to tell my Mom just how much she means to me.  Flowers and candy are always nice, but they can get old after a while; I always want to find something really outstanding that she’ll remember year after year.  Every Mom is unique, and every gift we give tells a story.  Let your LC family help you find the perfect gift to show the Mom in your life how special she is to you this year, with our Mother’s Day Gift Guide.

For the Classic Mom

They’re called classics for a reason.  Show the Mom with timeless style that she’ll be forever in your heart with these pieces that never go out of fashion in our Classic Mom Collection.  

The Classic Mom Collection
Editors Picks:
Almay Ideal Lip Color Trio
Freshwater Pearl Necklace
J Francis Beige Faux Leather Handbag
Dall’ Italia Hoop Earrings

For the Creative Mom

Is your Mom the creative type?  Honor those that walk off the beaten path with these boho-chic pieces from our Artisan Crafted and Creative Mom Collections.  If you or Mom is the crafty-type, shop our high-quality loose gems to create a stunning piece of jewelry that is truly one-of-a-kind.

The Creative Mom CollectionEditors Picks:
J Francis Faux Leather Cross-Body Bag
Artisan Crafted Earrings
Loose Gemstones
Tribal Collection of India Sterling Silver Necklace

For the Mom On-the-Go

Does your Mom love to travel?  Is she always on the go?  Whether she’s racing to that next meeting, running errands, or hopping on a plane, Mom will appreciate these style essentials that help her get wherever she’s going on time and on trend with our Mom On-the-Go Collection!

On-the-Go Mom CollectionEditors Picks:
Travel Make-Up Brush Set
Franky L’Official Hair Treatment Spray
Cotton Yoga Mat
Multi-Color Weekender Bag
Travel Jewelry Box in Green

For the Glam Mom

Who doesn’t love a little luxury?  (No one.  We all love luxury!) It’s nothing but the very best for these Moms.  They’re gems and they know it!  Find the perfect statement piece for your Glam Mom in our Luxury Collection.

The Glam Mom Collection Editor’s Picks:
Giuseppe Perez Ruby and Peridot Necklace
Jewel Studio by Prachi  Earrings
Just Herbs Skincare Set
Mystic Topaz Ring

For the Trendy Mom

This Mom is always on top of the newest fashion trends!  Thrill your trend-setting Mom with the latest styles on offer in our Fashionista Mom Collection.  And maybe find a little something for yourself as well. 😉

Trendy Mom CollectionEditor’s Picks:
Via Italia Eyeshadow Set
Freshwater Pearl Cuff Earrings
Milaan Sterling Silver Necklace and Bracelet Set
Multi-Color Beaded Handbag

For the Blooming Mom

A mother’s love is always in bloom.  For those Moms who love feminine, floral looks, look no further than our Blooming Mom Collection!  These budding gemstone beauties will never fade with time – just like a mother’s love.

The Blooming Mom CollectionEditor’s Picks:
J. Francis Floral Scarf
Tanzanite Diamond Floral Pendant
Strada Charm-Bracelet Watch
MDL Lip Varnish Trio
Austrian Crystal Floral Ring

For the Sentimental Mom

Introducing LC’s Hidden Treasures Collection!  These beautiful tassel necklaces come in a variety of styles, and each one holds a secret:  a charm of your choice to personalize each piece, so you can send a message straight from the heart.

Sentimental Mom CollectionEditor’s Picks:
Hidden Treasures Tassel Necklaces in:
Cherished
Timeless
Contemporary
Hidden Treasures Charms:
Butterfly
Uplift – Love
Uplift – Lucky
Celestial – Moon with Stars

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