TIPSY TUESDAY: Memorial Day Marketing / "Salute to Soldiers" Sangria

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Hello everyone - happy Tipsy Tuesday!


This edition holds a special place in my heart...Memorial Day - so many Americans just think it's another patriotic holiday that grants them a 3 day weekend, without knowing the true meaning behind it.  So let's start there...


Memorial Day is a holiday to honor and mourn those who have lost their lives while serving in the Unites States Military / Armed Forces.  America is the "Land of the Free - because of the brave."  


TIP: Memorial Day Marketing Thoughts: 

When people choose to market around Memorial Day themes, sales, limited time offers, etc...I ask that they do it knowing what it truly means...and that they do it in a way that honors the ultimate sacrifices that our American heroes have made so that we can live our own American Dream - whatever that may entail for each of us.


Here are some of the most popular hastags to use for your Memorial Day social media marketing: #memorialday, #America, #LandoftheFree, #memorialdayweekend, #memorialdaybbq, #grateful, #thankful  (4 hashtags is plenty)


Try to incorporate some tips & facts about Memorial Day into your marketing messages to help keep our American history alive, here are some examples:

  • Originally Memorial Day was known as Decoration Day, meant to honor the Union and the Confederate soldiers who died during the American Civil War.
  • Don't wish people "Happy Memorial Day" - it is a day of remembrance and mourning.
  • Memorial Day used to be celebrated on May 30th every year but now it is officially the last Monday in May.
  • Congress passed a law in 2000 that requires all Americans to stop what they are doing at 3pm on Memorial Day to remember and to honor those who have died serving the United States.
  • The flag is supposed to be flown at half-mast until noon, and then raised to full mast until sunset on Memorial Day.

So while you are planning your marketing strategy for the holiday weekend posts, maybe keep some of those in mind.  I know that we are planning a bbq, fly the flag, listen to some good country music while enjoying the outdoors (weather permitting) and reflect on our American Heroes and be so gratedful for their service!


TIPSY:  "Salute to Soldiers" Frozen Sangria



 This is a nice, cooling, refreshing cocktail to sip on while reflecting on those who gave their all so that we could be free.
Here we go - in order of layering affect in glass.  Blend all into a luscious frozen margarita consistency in individual layer batches.
2 cups raspberries (frozen)
3/4 cup white wine (I love the La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonay - not the Monterey - totally different taste)
1 TBSP maple syrup (or sweetener of choice)
2-1/2 cups ice
1 cup white wine
3 cups ice
2 ounces vodka (I use Grey Goose or Kettle One)
1/4 cup white wine
1 TBSP maple syrup
Several drops of blue food coloring to reach desired blue color (there are natural food coloring dyes out there, check Amazon)
I hope you all have a relaxing and reflective Memorial Day weekend.
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BIO:  Christine Wade has successfully owned and operated a Real Estate Virtual Assistant business, specializing in Real Estate Support Services, since March of 2000. I have several accreditations and have received many client testimonials over the years.  I have over 26 years of administrative experience, I am a licensed agent in California (#01442002) and I specialize in on-going, value-based services provided to real estate agents and brokers...long term relationships with my clients are my greatest success stories. I was a contributing author over at, you can read my articles that I have written, all directed towards real estate professionals, by clicking here

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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I agree that it is a day of mouning that has morphed into a Happy ___________.  It also signifies the beginning of summer for many...And that Sangria looks good.  A

May 19, 2020 12:27 PM #1
Christine Wade - Real Estate Virtual Assistant
Christine Wade - Townsend, MT
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Thanks for your comment Alexandra - whip up a won't regret it!

May 19, 2020 12:35 PM #2
John Pusa
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Christine Wade - Real Estate Virtual Assistant very valuable report for salute to soldiers and Memorial Day Marketing.

May 19, 2020 01:57 PM #3
Christine Wade - Real Estate Virtual Assistant
Christine Wade - Townsend, MT
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Thank you for your comment John!

May 19, 2020 02:04 PM #4
Grant Schneider
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Good afternoon Christine Wade - Real Estate Virtual Assistant - that is a neat recipe.  Memorial Day should be devoted to remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

May 20, 2020 10:41 AM #5
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Grant - agreed! Thank you for coming over to read my blog!

May 20, 2020 11:17 AM #6
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