NEW: April Garden Decorating: Fool Or Tool
Welcome to the April (Fool's or Tools) Day Exchange:
The Calendar-Change Theory
The most widespread theory about the origin of April Fool's Day involves the Gregorian calendar reform of the late sixteenth century.
The theory goes like this: In 1582 France became the first country to switch from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar established by the Council of Trent (1563). This switch meant, among other things, that the beginning of the year was moved from the end of March to January 1. Those who failed to keep up with the change, who stubbornly clung to the old calendar system and continued to celebrate the New Year during the week that fell between March 25th (known in England as Lady Day) and April 1st, had various jokes played on them. For instance, pranksters would surreptitiously stick paper fish to their backs. The victims of this prank were given the epithet Poisson d'Avril, or April Fish. Thus, April Fool's Day was born.
So: With that being told, Here are the rules: This exchange will be a traveling joke box: I will start the box and send it on it's way to start. The next person can either send a funny April Fool or you can send a gardening tool (gloves, hat, trowel, seed planter, dirt or anything related to gardening tools). The other rule is, it must be under 15.00.
I also understand that it is Easter Month so if there are those who would like to exchange Easter gifts that is ok too, but the same rules apply.
Inside the box will be very specific instructions to each player: please be advised that this is April and a little fool may appear in your envelope and you may have some crazy instructions in your envie.. So: If your willing to take a chance.. come join the fun in this Aprils exciting exchange:
Thanks for playing :)
oh yeah, the other rule... No hostess gifts please... rather, donate the postage and the $ to your local soup kitchen please for Easter meals...... They will need it.