Happy International Tiara Day!!!
I’m preparing for the big day on May 24. The day was started by Barbara Bellissimo to go along with her self-improvement program. Then Lynanne White of the American Rose Bridal shop in Poulsbo, Washington, got permission from Bellissimo to permanently adopt the holiday. White realized it took place on the birthday of Queen Victoria and decided to keep it on the date.
Did you know there’s a difference between a Crown and a Tiara? Both are encrusted with jewels. A tiara is a type of crown. It is worn mostly by women. Crowns are circular, while a tiara is semicircular. Crowns cover the entire head. A tiara covers only the front part of the head.
"Tiara" was the name for headdresses that were worn by Persian kings. As the Roman Empire declined and Christianity spread, tiaras became less prevalent. There was a revival of tiaras in the late eighteenth century, but they were almost exclusively worn by women. Queen Elizabeth II has perhaps the largest and most valuable collection of tiaras in the world.
I think we need to find ways to celebrate ourselves in a positive fun manner especially since we’ve been thru the “Covid Year.” I have to admit it makes you feel kind of special. To get motivated to wear a crown watch Bridgerton the tv show, The Young Victoria, The Queen, Mary Queen of Scots, The Spanish Princess, The Favourite, and Marie Antoinette. When you put on a tiara or crown It feels like you are transformed into a royal (that has been lurking inside). This is the opportunity to gets yours out of the dusty storage, polish it up and wear it with pride. If you don’t have one, your tiara is just a click away from purchasing online.
How can you celebrate Tiara Day? I think any excuse to have fun and celebrate ourselves is necessary. Here’s some suggestions:
Wear a tiara. Savor and enjoy the royal feeling that comes with wearing it.
With the tiara on create and announce royal proclamations.
Use some of the ancestor search engines to see if there’s any royalty in your family tree.
Pamper yourself and get a royal treatment like a massage, a trip to the spa or salon.
Give a tiara to young ladies, your friends and watch them smile!
Treat yourself to a great meal, shopping for clothes or jewelry befitting of your high noble status.
Read books and watch tv shows about royalty
If you'd like to get together to celebrate this day of entitlement, give me a ring!
Want to know more about the "Crown Jewels" that belong to the Queen of England? Here's the link: