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A period of time during which one ordinarily would work but does not, normally to engage in some pleasure. One may spend a vacation traveling, relaxing or simply organizing one's personal life. Many companies offer paid vacation time to employees after a certain period of employment. Some jurisdictions require paid vacations.


A day set apart for commemorating an important event.The term is used often in contracts and leases when computing time,as when a certain number of days are allowed for an action, but if the due date falls on a weekend or holiday,it will be the next business day.Leases,in particular,limit delivery of certain services,such as heating and air conditioning,on weekends and holidays. The better practice is for the contract or lease to define the holidays meant by it.In the absence of such a definition, holidays will usually include federal holidays, when federal offices are closed, and may include state holidays when state offices are closed,if different.

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Here's how it works: Consumers sign up for My Special Dates through their local florist and provide the occasions (holidays, birthdays, anniversaries) for which they would like to receive automated reminders.
I like My Special Dates because it makes it easy for my customers to purchase directly from me, yet I get the full benefit of the direct sale.
Our customers really like the helpful reminders from My Special Dates, and I like the ability to proactively compete with order gatherers for direct sales.
My Special Dates uses a proprietary reminder engine that alerts consumers of gift-giving occasions in the way that they want to be reached.
My Special Dates is an advocate for local florists and gift retailers, and we like to encourage support of local businesses and local economies.
When florists set up an account with My Special Dates, they also receive marketing materials and point-of-sale displays to help promote My Special Dates with their customers.
Their personal shopper can keep records of the customer's sizes, preferred styles and colors plus special dates to remember for gift items.
To produce a personalized Calendargraph, a customer must send 12 photos of any size or subject along with special dates such as Johnny's birthday or Jane and Art's anniversary.
Both machines provide the ability to maintain telephone lists, business card files, memos, appointment schedules, lists of special dates and anniversaries, and expense reports -- then transfer them to a PC using software and a cable that are included at no additional charge.

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