Passover is all about tradition. But what, exactly, is that tradition about?

This year, Passover begins on the evening of Monday, April 14, and ends on the evening of April 22. Since many of our customers are Jewish, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a wonderful  holiday from all of us at Neat  Stuff.  For those of you who are not Jewish, you may like to know what Passover is all about.

Celebrating the Exodus of the Israelite’s from Egypt, those of Jewish faith celebrate their freedom during Passover.  The highlight of the holiday is the seder, which happens on the first night of Passover. The seder is a celebratory meal that includes traditional foods such as matzah and the telling of stories of the Exodus.  It is a special family meal that begins the Passover holiday.

During Passover, it is customary to eat unleavened bread.  This signifies the unleavened bread that was made and eaten during the Exodus.  Matzah, which is unleavened bread, is a main food during Passover.  Matzo ball soup is also a traditional dish during Passover.  Other traditional foods served for the Passover seder include Zeroah,  a piece of roasted lamb shankbone, and Charoses: a mixture of apples, nuts, wine, and cinnamon.

CD822.starnewIf you are planning a special seder dinner for your family, you’ll want something special to serve your  main dish on.  Try this lovely platter, which can be customized specifically for the Passover holiday or with just your family name.  You can word it however you like.  Make this platter a special part of your family tradition and pass it on to your children to use generation after generation.  Chag Sameach!  (Hebrew – “Joyous Festival”).

6 Keepsake Christening Gifts They Will Cherish!

One of the most important milestones in a Christian baby’s life is the Christening.  Parents purchase special outfits, select Godparents, plan with the church, and arrange parties or receptions. You’ll want to choose a gift that will be meaningful to both baby and his or her parents.  Take a look at some of our picks for the perfect Christening gift:


Commemorate baby’s special day with this engraved picture frame.  The silver-plated frame is engraved with either “My Christening Day” or “My Baptism Day,” along with the date and baby’s full name.  The family will love to display this special gift in their home, and it’s something they will keep for a lifetime.


This luxurious, 100% cotton throw blanket is perfect for wrapping baby during the Christening and as a keepsake gift.  Edged with delicate fringe and personalized in silver embroidery, this cozy blanket will keep baby warm during the service and is perfect for naptime or snuggling afterward.



This elegant silk photo album is the perfect gift to store precious memories from baby’s Christening. The album is adorned with a baby bonnet and embroidered with “My Christening” or baby’s name.  The whole family will enjoy looking through this treasured album year after year.



Remind that special little one of the importance of prayer with this personalized keepsake gift.  Available for boys and girls, the clear acrylic keepsake includes an engraved inspirational message and the child’s name.  It’s a gift that will follow baby into childhood and even into the adult years as a special memento from his or her baptism.



A beautiful bracelet that is perfect for little girls.  Crafted from fresh-water pearls and Swarovski crystal beads, the bracelet features an attached cross and initial charm.  A poem is included with the bracelet, explaining how baby girl can use it on her future wedding day, making this an extra special gift.



Honor baby’s important day with this personalized Christening day print.  This gift is available for both boys and girls and is personalized with baby’s name, date of Christening, and the name of the church.  A lovely addition to baby’s room or prominently displayed in a common area of the home, the family is sure to love this gift!


Neat Stuff also has a lovely collection of Godparent gifts.  If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind gift for those special people you’ve chosen as your child’s Godparents, click here to view our selection.  You’re sure to find the perfect gift that reflects your love and appreciation.