November 16th Button Day

Buttons can be really annoying if they are too small to fit the hole they are intended to go in, also if they fall off and get lost… never to be found again. But buttons can also be really cool. Button collections are always interesting, or at least most of the time, and some are actually pretty valuable. Buttons from the past are usually ornate and have some meaning to them, particularly if they come off of a uniform or some governmental outfit.

How to celebrate – Start a button collection. Learn how to tell a possible valuable button from an ordinary button. Find a special place to store all those buttons you find but have no idea where they came from.

November 16th Button Day

The world of buttons are amazing. To think where those buttons came from what they might have been through. They are generally as different as the people that wear them and some have meaning, some don’t. The military units of the world have always taken pride in the buttons their uniforms have been made of, the idea of keeping them polished and bright is important as a sign that you take pride in yourself, your country and your service. Collecting buttons is a great, and generally pretty cheap, hobby. The odd thing about buttons is, even if you collect them… you can never find the button like the one you need if you lose a button one.

How to celebrate – Start a button collection. Save any button you find and keep if safe. Get a supply of buttons to keep on hand.

October 21st Count Your Buttons Day

Now I know we have all been bored with having to stay in our homes and limited contact with others but when you have to resort to a day like today things really get sad. Today is, Count Your Buttons Day and apparently it serves no purpose other than to try and help you find a way to entertain yourself. This can be a problem if you tend to wear t-shirts. Then you might find yourself counting other people’s buttons and that is just “Wrong”.

How to celebrate – Count how many buttons you are wearing today. Find something, anything else to do. Start a button collection that you can bring out and count.

October 21st Count Your Buttons Day

Okay so, this could be a very valuable day. Counting your buttons can prove very valuable cause… well.. you need to know if one is missing. And if it is, it’s probably in that drawer where yo keep all the buttons you’ve found that you can’t remember what they belong to… that is if you can remember what drawer that is.


Buttons are important to us. It the old days they were even more important, before the zipper was invented. Some outfits use to have so many buttons that by the time you got all buttoned up, it was night and time to start unbuttoning them for bed. And let’s not even get into the trips to the outhouse!

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And buttons do not have to be round! They can be any shape you’d like for them to be. Just remember it’s you that has to button them and unbutton them… and, of course, count them. Each one is a blessing in it’s own right! So, you could say you are counting your blessings!


Naturally, it is possible that one go missing from time to time so you need to keep an accurate accounting of them. You need to know when one is missing and the only way to do that is to have an exact count of how many buttons there were before you lost it. It might not be missing at all! It might just be hanging out somewhere! Like whatever part of your body is doing because of your missing button.


So you better get busy because I’m gonna bet you have more buttons than you knew you had. And yes, snaps do count as buttons, you just have to push them… but don’t push them when they are not in the right place because, you’ll then be pushing all the wrong buttons!

How to celebrate – Go count your buttons.  Place your spare buttons on alert, they may be needed. Take care if any outfit has 13 buttons!