Labor Day Weekend is on the horizon, and with it comes a chance to sit back, relax, and reflect on all of the hard work you do throughout the year. We have hand-chosen a beautiful Labor Day Collection of jewelry and home goods that will gently infuse your spirit with the truest of intentions through the power of gemstones, liberating your soul from any negative or confusing influences trying to throw you off course, and bringing you back into a positive and powerful space.
But first a little history!
Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States celebrated on the first Monday in September to honor and recognize the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend. (source)
What is Labor Day and why do we celebrate it?
Labor Day in the United States is a holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country. Labor Day was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, who organized the first parade in New York City. After the Haymarket Massacre, which occurred in Chicago on May 4, 1886, U.S. President Grover Cleveland feared that commemorating Labor Day on May 1 could become an opportunity to commemorate the affair. Thus, in 1887, it was established as an official holiday in September to support the Labor Day that the Knights favored. The equivalent holiday in Canada, Labour Day, is also celebrated on the first Monday of September. In many other countries, "Labour Day" is synonymous with, or linked with, International Workers' Day, which is observed on May 1.
Fabulously Fun Facts:
Labor Day in the 21st century has become all about beaches, barbeques, ballgames, and buying things. Before COVID, 25% of Americans would be planning a trip to get out of town for Labor Day 2020 weekend. More than 102 million people will be enjoying a cookout, and thousands would be packing college football stadiums. We know the average Labor Day weekend shopper will still make it a priority to hit up the sales.
Here are a few facts you absolutely should know, so Labor Day can be filled with appreciation and love for those who made it happen.
- We give thanks to a group of brave souls who stood their ground on working long hours and in adverse conditions, then marched forth so these horrible conditions would change, otherwise, today, you would still be working 12 hours a day with no choice.
- Labor Day started in Ontario during the 1870s when workers went on strike to work less than 12 hours per day (they pushed for 9 hours!). It then spread to New York City, where 10,000 workers took unpaid leave and marched from City Hall to 42nd street.
Shout out to you, Oregon, for making our 3-day weekend!
In 1887, Oregon was the first state to make Labor Day a public holiday. Then came Colorado, New York, Massachusetts, and New Jersey- and then the rest followed. President Grover Cleveland was the one who signed into law a bill saying that the first Monday in September will be known as "Labor Day."
Labor Day would pave the way for business.
On Labor Day in 1955, the very first Waffle House opened in Avondale Estates, Georgia. Now, Waffle House has over 1500 establishments across the United States. Talk about hard labor! And OH, so yummy.
Oh gosh, let's expand on Labor Day 2020 and where we would all be today, had it not been for so many unusual changes implemented by hard-working people with a lot of guts to make the changes we know and love today.
It should be called Labor Grover Day.
When the railroad workers had enough, they went on strike, causing a series upset in the economy and travel. President Grover Cleveland made a brilliant decision and dedicated the first Monday of every September to celebrating Labor day like it's a gift. On June 28, 1894, President Cleveland signed a law making it a federal holiday in June of 1894. Wow, thanks dude, we so appreciate it.
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More than 8 hours? Seriously?
Yepper, be thankful today that you didn't exist back then. But someone in your lineage certainly did. Those big smiles say it all about our current laws. In the 9th Century, Americans worked seven days a week for about 12 hours a day to make a living. That included young children, YOUNG CHILDREN, who were sweating it out in factories to help contribute. On average, today, Americans work 8 hours a day, five days a week. Thanks to the Adamson Act, which passed on September 3, 1916, federal law started regulating hours worked for private companies. Because the law was passed in early September, Labor Day also celebrates the Adamson Act.
AW, we're sorry kiddies, back to school.
For decades, Labor Day was the unofficial last day of vacation before the start of the new school year. However, the school has been starting before Labor Day weekend in most states. The kiddles can still enjoy their three days weekend of pool fun, relaxation, and activities before our cuties head back to school.
Fabulous Football Season
There are so many yummy aspects to the Labor Day 2020 weekend, and one is our all American love for Football season. Pro teams are gearing up to play their first game of the year. Have you ever wondered why we don't play in the summer? Who cares :) bring it.
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Labor is as labor does in the world of retail.
Since Labor Day is one of the biggest sales days, right next to Black Friday, retail employees must labor on for us. So let's show them extra love and kindness now that you know this.
Who left the dogs out?
OK, this may bum you out. The National Hot Dog & Sausage Council gave us some crazy stats for the time of year Americans consume the most hotdogs, from Memorial Day to the end of the baseball season. Our beloved hot dog sales a now dependent on families throughout the year that still enjoys the occasional meal.
An unsung Hero that made life better.
Frances Perkins would have been famous by merely being the first woman cabinet member, but her legacy also stems from her additional accomplishments. She was mostly responsible for the U.S. adoption of social security, unemployment insurance, the federal minimum wage, and federal laws regulating child labor.
As Secretary, Perkins oversaw the Department of Labor. Perkins went on to hold the position for twelve years, longer than any other Secretary of Labor. She also became the first woman to hold a cabinet position in the United States and thus became the first woman to enter the presidential line of succession. The selection of a woman to the cabinet had been rumored in the four previous administrations, with Roosevelt being the first to follow through. Roosevelt had witnessed Perkins' work during their time in Albany. With few exceptions, President Roosevelt consistently supported the goals and programs of Secretary Perkins.
As Secretary of Labor, Perkins played a key role in the cabinet by writing New Deal legislation, including minimum-wage laws. Her most important contribution, however, came in 1934 as chairwoman of the President's Committee on Economic Security (CES). In this post, she was involved in all aspects of its reports, including her hand in the creation of the Civilian Conservation Corps and the She-She-She Camps.Perkins also drafted the Social Security Act of 1935. On the day the bill was signed into law, her husband escaped from a mental institution.
How interesting! Many people went to bat for change, so that we may revel in a glorious weekend together. We give thanks.
OK, onto the super fun part of this article:
SHOPPING, SALES, AND DEALS
Naturally, Labor day shopping would become a HUGE part of enterprise and businesses using this time to create all kinds of high sales and specials during, and it has become the second-largest sales day, right behind Black Friday. A little fun trivia for you. Oh, wait, we said that. Did we mention Labor day gifting is also impressive?
LABOR DAY GIFTS
Some of the more traditional and popular gift ideas are a thermos to keep coffee warm, a nice lunch box for back to school (college included), gift cards to either a restaurant or a salon, a picnic basket or grilling supplies for that special labor day barbecue cookout and nice super popular gifts are and good quality candles are always popular gifts too. We did our research and listed more fabulous Labor Day gifts below.
However, we decided to talk about creating more love, harmony, joy, peace, and protection to your Labor Day weekend. And for the whole year. At Karma and Luck, we are your "Partners In Belief."
What belief may you ask? Karma and Luck was founded in 2015 by Vladi Bergman, to connect cultures through fair trade and beautiful, handmade objects featuring symbols of peace and kindness. He desired to maintain a universal outlook and intention, with every Karma and Luck piece designed to bring good fortune to your home and surround you with protective energy wherever you go with our beautiful collection of gemstone bracelets and necklaces.
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Living In Love This Labor Day and Labor Day Gifts
Karma and Luck pieces are crafted with love and gratitude by artisans worldwide to encourage people to live their most meaningful lives. While we do love our Labor Day traditional gifts, we want you to "Live In Love" this Labor Day with our hand-selected collection of jewelry and home decor to keep you surrounded in positivity, balance, happiness & protection.
What are the best Karma and Luck Labor day sales deals and gifts for 2020?
Labor Day weekend will come and go, but the selection of jewelry and home goods we've handpicked for you will last year after year and the sale is amazing. Since we must labor on after the holiday, let's make sure that our energy stays positive, our environment protected, and that we harness the power of gemstones, sourced by the earth, to keep us happy and moving in the right direction.
Feng Shui Tree Of Life
Of course, we started with our gorgeous Feng Shui Trees. Handmade in the Far East, these trees are also known as the Feng Shui Tree of life. The gemstones will help you manifest what you wish for and balance all areas of your home.
We took it a step further by adding an energy map and a "Manifest Your Dreams" intention card and envelope. Once you write your intention, you place it under the tree and go about your day. If you feel you need to shift the energy in any room, simply look at the energy map and place your tree in that desired location.
Which trees did we feel would best suit your work and home environment? Why Amethyst and Hematite, of course.
OASIS FENG SHUI AMETHYST CRYSTALS TREE
There is only one place to find real peace and harmony. That place is within. Find your inner oasis and diminish the darkness with our Amethyst powered Oasis Feng Shui Amethyst Crystals Tree of Life. Imbue your soul with confidence and feel the Amethyst radiating its protection into your spirit. This lavender-colored feng shui tree is authentic soul food; it will increase your work productivity while reducing accumulated tension.
THOUGHT STABILIZER FENG SHUI TREE
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts, and they have the power to transform the world. If you feel like you are in an unstable chapter of your life, our Thought Stabilizer Feng Shui Hematite Geode Tree helps you stabilize and center the balance of your spirit. Once you are rooted in a balanced position, this mighty tree of life will accelerate your personal growth.
What a home or home office without a Wall Blessing? Get karmically aligned and balance your 7 Chakras with seven gorgeous gemstones.
KARMIC ALIGNMENT HAMSA HAND SYMBOL WALL BLESSING
Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. The imbalance among the chakras does not have to be a problem for you or anyone else entering your home. The seven chakras are emphasized with their respective gemstones, as each of them is paramount in creating stability. Additionally, the Karmic Alignment Hamsa Hand Symbol Wall Blessing is encrusted with several gemstones, completing the blessing's impact.
PROTECTIVE HARNESS MULTI-STONE WALL BLESSING
Safety isn't expensive, it's priceless. Become imbued with the aura roaming freely in your home with our unique plaque featuring the powerful Twelve Tribes symbol. Since each of the twelve featured stones has its peculiar benefits, our wall plaque is abundant with numerous spiritual and karmic abilities that are ready to improve your loved ones' aspects of life. The Hamsa shape encompasses the most critical perspective of the Twelve Tribes - protection.
Red String Protection Bracelet With Powerful Symbols:
We chose the perfect Red String Protection bracelets for you to create harmony, abundance, peace, and balance. Does it get any better?
PEACE OF SPIRIT AMETHYST EVIL EYE RED STRING WRAP
Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be. Our one-of-a-kind Peace of Spirit Amethyst Wrap Bracelet stares back at the world to ward off the Evil Eye and keep you safe from harm. The Amethyst stones will sweep away all the troublesome worries you may have and replace them with sweet thoughts and balanced chakras.
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THOUGHT CLEANSER RED STRING EVIL EYE CHARM BRACELET
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. The Evil Eye has the essential purpose reflected in that - it continually protects you from evil thoughts, no matter their origin and intention. Our Thought Cleanser Red String Evil Eye Charm Bracelet is a bold attachment to the Evil Eye, providing exceptional aesthetic appeal with immaculate features.
LEAD BY INTUITION RED STRING MOON CHARM BRACELET
Life aims to live and to live means to be aware, joyously, serenely, divinely aware. Our illuminating Lead by Intuition Red String Moon Charm Bracelet is a reminder to follow your dreams and intuition. This sparkling talisman of Luck decorated with the crescent moon symbol encourages you to focus on removing the negative energy from your life.
REFLECT POSITIVITY RED STRING EVIL EYE CHARM BRACELET
Trust in your spiritual guardians; they will follow where you lead and illuminate your path. Anchored with a talisman symbol meant to ward off evil thoughts and malicious energy, our gorgeous Reflect Positivity Red String Evil Eye Charm Bracelet sparkles with a maximum positivity dose. This mighty amulet creates a protective shield around you and deflects all negative energies that can affect your fortune.
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Karma and Luck Necklaces
Of course, we had to include our newest line of powerful gemstone necklaces. With restaurants reopening, date night seems to have made a comeback. Our gemstone necklaces can be worn out and about or at home by yourself or with loved ones. The healing benefits are amazing.
FREEDOM BUILDER - GOLD SMOKY QUARTZ DOUBLE POINTER PENDANT
From within or behind, a light shines through us upon things and makes us aware that we are nothing but light. Absorbent as a sponge, the Smoky Quartz reflects on the bad stuff from you, and the good things are coming toward you. Our one-of-a-kind "Freedom Builder - Gold Smoky Quartz Double Pointer Pendant," helps you open up and let the light shine through. Together with your aura, it amplifies the murkiness in your surroundings and brings you the truth.
INNER GUARDIAN - SILVER SODALITE POINT PENDANT NECKLACE
You have the power to be a guardian of peace; allow your tranquil essence to bless the world around you. Our soothing "Inner Guardian - Silver Sodalite Point Pendant Necklace" promotes peace and tranquility, which works to connect our physical and spiritual selves. The Sodalite crystal dates back to ancient civilizations, and it's meaning is linked to the ethereal energy that promotes the highest form of self-expression. Keep this one-of-a-kind necklace in your jewelry collection and call on its radiating strength whenever you need a mood boost.
DIVINE GROWTH NECKLACE
When rooted in generosity and compassion, we flourish in grace. Growth is tough by definition, so every individual is encountering different boundaries during personal development. Our necklace features the Tree of Life symbol, one of the most encompassing symbols in world culture, together with the Mother of Pearl. These two imply long-lasting faith in life, prosperity, and grounding essential for reaching the sky limit.
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Of course, in a million years, we would never forget how powerful our bracelets are, with their gemstones and beautiful symbols to bring you Luck, fortune, joy, and so much more. Here are just a few we've chosen for you with a blend of Hematite, Amethyst, ION's, and Chakra balancing stones.
ENERGY AMPLIFIER HAMSA HAND CHARM BRACELET
Our best selling "Energy Amplifier Hamsa Hand" bracelet is so fashionable and popular.
Hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil, but then also do no evil. Our unique multi-strand Energy Amplifier Hamsa Hand Charm Bracelet fuses the two powerful symbols: the Hamsa hand and the Evil Eye. This ethereal combination steers you towards the path of Luck, while the Hematite stones get your energy pumping for the tough decisions and obstacles ahead.
INVIGORATED AIM - CHAKRA LAVA BEADS BRACELET
Gratitude can transform any situation. It alters your vibration, moving you from negative energy to positive. The perfect pair for our powerful Invigorated Aim Lava Beads Bracelet are robust and grounded lava beads, making you exceptionally strong in every sense possible. The sacred chakras will fuse all your thoughts and feelings, evoking genuine harmony.
SPIRIT PURIFIER BLACK ION POWERFUL BRACELETS
How about some negative IONs to bring about positive results.
Life must be lived to the fullest and enjoyed, so you must always look at the bright side. The cup isn't half-empty; it's half full. Our unique Spirit Purifier Black Ion Powerful Bracelets help you balance energy and mood through the power of negative ions. The best perk of wearing this influential ionic band is that it is with you all the time, continually benefiting from its effects.
VIVID ADORNMENT GARNET STONE TREE OF LIFE BRACELET
What would Labor Day even mean without Jade, the stone of health, wealth, passion, and energy?
Nothing glows brighter than the heart awakened to the light of love that lives within it. Our one of a kind bracelet encourages you to seize the day and live life to its fullest potential. The magnificent Garnet stones will pave the way to self-recognition, which is something we all need in the era of self-care. Keep in mind that the ultimate self-care does not approve of stagnation, so growth is here too with the Tree of Life symbol.
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Our 10 best labor day quotes for inspiration:
- "Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work." – Aristotle
- "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration." – Thomas Edison
- "Without labor, nothing prospers." – Sophocles
- "Nothing ever comes to one that is worth having except as a result of hard work." – Booker T. Washington
- "Dare to be honest and fear no labour." – Robert Burns
- "Find something you love to do, and you'll never have to work a day in your life." – Harvey Mackay
- "The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it." – Mother Teresa
- "No human masterpiece has been created without great labour." – Andre Gide
- "Take a rest. A field that has rested gives a bountiful crop." – Ovid
- "Nothing will work unless you do" – Maya Angelou
Labor Day FAQ
What day is labor day this year (2020)?
Labor Day 2020 in the United States is on Monday, September 7
What goes on sale for Labor Day 2020?
Here are our picks for the best things deals to buy at Labor Day sales this year, to compliment your Karma and Luck style.
- Labor Day Appliance Sales
- Labor Day Grill Sales
- Labor Day Patio Furniture Sales
- Labor Day Refrigerator Sales
- Labor Day Dinnerware Sales
- Labor Day Shoe Sales
- Labor Day Sunglasses Sales
- Labor Day Mattress Sales
- Labor Day Laptop Sales
- Labor Day Car Sales
- Labor Day Furniture Sale
- Labor Day Tv Sales Deals
- Labor Day Furniture Sales
- Labor Day Car Sales
- Labor Day Tire Sales
- Labor Day Sales Clothes
Who is having the best Labor Day sales?
These are the best sales to shop for Labor Day weekend 2020:
- Bed Bath & Beyond Labor Day Sale
- Best Buy Labor Day Sale
- BJ's Wholesale Club Labor Day Sale
- Home Depot Labor Day Sale
- Kohl's Labor Day Sale
- Lowes Labor Day Sale
- Mattress Firm Labor Day Sale
- Overstock Labor Day Sale
- Pier 1 Labor Day Sale
- Purple Labor Day Sale
- REI Labor Day Sale
- Serta Labor Day Sale
- Sam's Club Labor Day Sale
- Walmart Labor Day Sale
- Wayfair Labor Day Sale
- World Market Labor Day Sale
- Macy's Labor Day Sale
- IKEA Labor Day Sale
- Harbor Freight Labor Day Sale
- RC Willey Labor Day Sale
- Sears Labor Day Sale
- Nike Labor Day Sale
- Costco Labor Day Sale
- Dillard's Labor Day Sale
- Havertys Labor Day Sale
- Guitar Center Labor Day Sale
- Gymshark Labor Day Sale
- Nordstrom Labor Day Sale
- Rooms To Go Labor Day Sale
- Walmart Labor Day Sale
- Cabelas Labor Day Sale
- Dick's Labor Day Sale
What is the labor classic?
The Labor Day Classic is an annual American football classic", which features Texas Southern University and Prairie View A&M University, two of Texas' largest historically black universities on Labor Day weekend. Wikipedia
Why can't you wear white after labor day?
Not wearing white outside the summer months was another one of these silly rules. White was for weddings and resort wear, not dinner parties in the fall. ... Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894, and society eventually adopted it as the natural endpoint for summer fashion. Not everyone followed this rule. (origin)
From this Labor Day to the next, Live In Love with our hand chosen Karma and Luck collection of Feng Shui Trees, bracelets, necklaces, and Wall Blessings. Everything you need to keep you protected and happy.
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Much Love from your Karma and Luck family.
Written by: Nadine Christine Hamdan