February is known as the “Love Month,” and we want you to love your new home, addition or home improvement project in 2022.
It all began when the Feast of Saint Valentine was established by Pope Gelasius I in AD 496, celebrated on February 14, in honor of Valentine of Rome who died on the same date in AD 269 and became a martyred saint. So the date — which is now synonymous with Valentine’s Day — has significance, but it was in the 14th Century when it became associated with romantic love. If you would like to learn more about the second and shortest month of year, read a little further.
Now let’s discuss the love of having a new custom home, a new major addition or a home improvement project to upgrade your existing home. Mt. Tabor’s expert builders know about this love, because they have helped many realize this dream over the last three decades. See the Mt. Tabor gallery of homes and construction projects here. We think you will love these pictures.
Each project starts with a meeting to listen to your ideas and to look at the pictures and drawings you bring to the table. For homes, the Mt. Tabor representative will help from design to completion. Mt. Tabor clients can expect constant communication from the project superintendent during the process and a well-built, beautiful home at closing. Additions and major home improvement projects get similar treatment with the added respect of working around the homeowners’ schedule. Mt. Tabor crews are also known for leaving the job site clean at the end of each work day. This makes for happy neighbors and the overall safety of everyone in the area.
The Mt. Tabor crew members also love kind words.
“The building process took about nine months. We had a wonderful relationship with our building superintendent, Shawn Smith, who kept us informed throughout the build and assisted us with the many decisions that needed to be made. We enjoyed the entire process and had a lot of fun.” — Steve and Debbie, Sharpsburg, MD
Contact Mt. Tabor’s Clear Spring, MD office soon to build in 2022. And while you’re considering that call or email to schedule an appointment, read this interesting trivia about the second month of the year. Fact: February was not always the second month of the year.
Other Reasons to Love February
- February was originally the last month of the calendar year. It was eventually moved in 450 B.C. to its place as the second month. This was done so the calendar would reflect a standard lunar year.
- February is packed with holidays and history. February 2nd is Groundhog Day; the 12th is Abraham Lincoln‘s birthday; the 14th is St. Valentine’s Day; the 15th is Chinese New Year and Susan B. Anthony‘s birthday; the 18th is President’s Day.
and the 22nd is George Washington’s birthday.
- The month of February is the only month that can pass without a full moon, in common years. The last time we witnessed such a scenario was last year (2018).
- In common years, February starts on the same day of the week as March and November, and on leap years, it starts with the same day of the week as August.
- February is American Heart Month; Black History Month; Bird-Feeding Month; and Dental Health Month.
- Amethyst is the birthstone for those born in the month.
- The Violet and the Primrose are the flowers for February.
- February is named for the Latin word februum, which means purification.
And, the second month of the year is a day longer every four years. Do you know why? It’s because a common year has 365 days and a leap year 366 days, with the extra day designated as February 29th. A leap year occurs every four years to help synchronize the calendar year with the solar year, or the length of time it takes the earth to complete its orbit around the sun, which is about 365¼ days.
Contact Mt. Tabor to Build This Year or Stop by Their Home Show Booth
To schedule a meeting, click here or call the Clear Spring office at 301.766.7161. We love to meet with prospective clients and we love to connect with people at the local Home Show. Mt. Tabor will again have a booth at the popular show at Hagerstown Community College. The 2022 event will be on March 5th and 6th. The price of admission is once again $2 for adults and free for children 12 and younger. Mt. Tabor is proud to be the Silver Sponsor of the 2022 Home Show.