Starting New Memories

It's that time of year – time for celebrating graduations and weddings. Give something extra meaningful for all those special events – like our beautifully handcrafted memory boxes. They're sure to bring a sweet tear to every eye.

Caps will be soaring with these one-of-a-kind memory boxes. Those graduation parties are right around the corner, and your little loved ones will be moving onto bigger and better things. Send a part of you with them – tuck a letter inside one of these boxes telling him or her how proud of them you are, then include a package of Top Ramen or macaroni and cheese...'cause we know what college is really like!

Get Me to the Church On Time, but don't forget our wedding edition memory box! Fill the box with assorted teas, cocoas or apple cider packets for a gift that the new couple can enjoy together at the end of each day as life partners. What a warm and loving way to help them start their life together.

Behind the Crystal

Swarovski crystals are a big seller here at Kandy Kane Castle Year Round. Yes, it's a crystal, it looks very glamorous and can easily catch someone's eye. But we are constantly asked what IS a Swarovski crystal? Well, I'm glad you asked...

This all begins with Daniel Swarovski, born on October 24, 1862, in Georgentahl, Bohemia. Now wait, before you bring out your atlas. Bohemia was, then, part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It was there that Daniel Swarovski's father owned a factory that cut crystal. As he grew he stayed very close to his father's business, and gained interest in electricity and wanted to invent something that could cut crystals
perfectly! After attending school at the First Electrical Exhibition in Vienna, in "1892 Swarovski took out a patent on his automatic cutting machine."
Because of the 19th and 20th centuries being a time that crystals were extremely popular for formal evening attire this made Swarovski's beginning very successful. It was only up hill from there, for the Swarovski family.

Take a look for yourselves at Kandy Kane Castle Year Round. Go to our Quick Find option and type in "Swarovski" and you'll see what we're talking about. That was your history lesson for the day. Class dismissed!