Memorial Day Facts:
- It's always celebrated here in the U.S. every year, on the last day of May and was created to remember our armed service members who died while serving our country.
- Before the American Civil War, the day was known as Decoration Day and was a time in which others decorated the graves of those that served, with flowers.
- Many people often get the day confused with Veterans Day, however there is a difference: the latter is for celebration for those who have served/U.S. military veterans and their service to our country.
- There are usually thousands of parades all over the country to help commemorate the event, both in large and small cities alike!
- The very first Memorial Day was in fact, not called Memorial Day or Decoration Day...it was actually named A Great Jubilee Day- on the last Monday in May, 1783 during the Revolutionary War. This is however up for debate as many scholars propose a date that is in the 1860's and began in Virginia.
- Although this holiday for perhaps celebrated for over 100 years, it did not become an official federal holiday until 1971.
- Moina Michael is credited with the idea of wearing red poppies on Memorial Day in honor of those who have died and the VFW is popularly known to be one of the main organizations to sell these poppies in efforts to raise funds to help veterans.
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[for a set of 48]
Charmsies are super easy to use and be applied in a few minutes with the help of a flat iron. I found it to be incredibly simple to do: Make sure to plug in your iron a couple of minutes before you start & set to 350 (F) degrees. Then, I start with a quarter section of the sheet, since they perforated into quarters. This makes it a cinch to get the amount of Charmsies that you want and it also allows you to create a variety of looks :) There's a mesh-type white backing that pulls off and leaves the Charmsies on a clear, sticky film.
You will want to apply the Charmsies with the sticky side down, to the section or area of hair you want them to go. Take your flat iron and clamp down on top of the section for up to 10 seconds [the instructions advised up to 6 sec. but I found that it sometimes took a few more seconds for me- I do however have, super thick & coarse hair]. Pull your iron away and then peel them gently & slowly off- I like waiting a few seconds before doing this as it seems that waiting even just a few seconds, makes a difference in how well & how many of them will actually stick.
The provided instructions do state that not all of the Charmsies will adhere & that you can repeat the process, but I found that just leaving the iron on a few seconds longer and then giving it about 30 seconds before trying to peel the sheet off- I was able to get all of them to stay put with little effort ;) If you're worried about their staying power, don't be! I didn't have any issues with them falling out, moving, etc. & they are easily removed with dry shampoo or oil conditioner.
As for the end results are super cute and I love that you can get a variety of unique looks based on: how much you use, where you place your Charmsies, and which design you picked. My fav's are placing just a few sprinkled throughout a braid or bun :) The best part?! They only cost $10 for 48 total Charmsies or 2 sheets! This makes than an excellent choice for Memorial Day celebrations ;)