December 6th Mitten Tree Day

I’m not sure I have ever heard of this day before but I should have and I sort of feel like I have, it’s about hanging mittens (You know the glove things) on a Christmas Tree to celebrate the holidays. It’s pretty cool. Naturally it works better in the colder climates because in the south we don’t have a lot of call for mittens, still… if you want something different to make your house more festive you might think about it.

How to celebrate – Make a mitten tree. Gather up all your mittens. Celebrate Christmas.

November 26th Shopping Reminder Day

Now here’s a day most women probably don;t need to be reminded of but a lot of men do. In case you missed it, the holidays are coming and you will need to go shopping for your loved ones and friends. Now that’s not an insult to women, women generally remember to take care of things important to their families where a lot of men forget them, or at least leave them to the last moment. So mark it on your calendar that today is a day to go shopping, get it over with before you forget and struggle to find anything worth buying!

How to celebrate – Go shopping. Set up a fun day of shopping with friends. Look for sales!

October 31st Halloween

So today is a fun day for those of use who don’t really believe in ghouls and monsters. It’s a chance to be a little scary and give out treats to our neighbors kids and sometimes strangers. It’s a time for neighbors to get out and say “hello” to each other after ignoring them for a whole year. Some of us, me included, love to decorate for Halloween. We love to see the children’s eyes as they come up knowing they aren’t going to get hurt but still a little unsure of what it is they are seeing. Have a safe and happy Halloween.

How to celebrate – Enjoy your Halloween. Celebrate with your neighborhood. Find the good it holiday events, not the bad.

March 26th Make Up Your Own Holiday Day

Here’s a fun day. Under the theme of bizarre holidays there are probable 5,000 or more holidays a year, not many of which make any sense. So using that format, why not make up your own holiday? You can make it for yourself, your friends or family or even a pet. It can be something you like doing, something you hate doing or something you’ve never done before but think you might like to try. Your imagination is the limit and probably just as legit as any of these other holidays. Just remember that if you want it listed with these other fine days, you will have to pay… quite a bit… so make sure it’s worth it to you.

How to celebrate – Make up your own holiday. Read through the lists and lists of bizarre holidays to make sure you don’t repeat one. Determine how to celebrate your holiday.

December 26th National Candy Cane Day

One of the most recognized symbols of Christmas is the candy cane. It was invent sometime in the 1500’s or 1600’s as a straight stick of candy but 1674 it was patterned after a shepherd’s hook by a German choirmaster because when turned over it looked like J for Jesus! For whatever reason, it is one of Christmas’ staples, in the 1800’s it began to be hung on Christmas trees as a decoration adding it’s red a white stripes to the green foliage. Well we got to do something with them, after all they make 1.76 billion candy canes a year! But they do taste good and can serves as earrings in desperate times!

How to celebrate – Have a candy cane. Make a new use of candy canes this Christmas. Learn how to make your own candy canes.

December 24th National Egg Nog Day

It’s Christmas Eve Day, are you ready for Christmas to be here? It’s also National Egg Nog Day, and probably one of the last days you’ll find Egg Nog in the stores to buy. It’s sunny how something like Egg Nog can only be found certain times of the year, I guess it’s just too expensive to maintain a production line of the product all year long so it has to stop sometime. Here’s a recipe for making your own Egg Nog once it does disappear on the Grocery Store shelves. There’s also Egg Nog ice Cream, coffee creamer and candy if you can find it.

How to celebrate – Store up on your Egg Nog for the year! (Though it might go bad) Learn how to make your own Egg Nog. Make every day Christmas Day!

December 22nd National Date Nut Bread Day

When I first saw this day I thought it was, if you are single to date a nut who has a lot of money. Then I realized it wasn’t. (No, I didn’t really think that but you try writing a paragraph about date nut bread without expanding on the truth a little!) Anyway, it’s bread, it contains dates and as many different nuts as you prefer. Oh, and it’s real popular around this time of year! I like date nut bread, it is a little heavy so maybe one slice at a time will do. It’s almost a tradition at Christmas along with the Fruitcake everyone loves!

How to celebrate – Make some date nut bread. Make up your own list of holiday traditions. Add a little cream cheese for taste.

December 20th Go Caroling Day

With Christmas so near why not celebrate your joy and excitement by Caroling for your friends, neighbors and maybe even a stranger or two. During these times it’s difficult, at best, to share your holidays with your family let alone those outside of your family. Caroling works because you don’t have to get all that close to those you are singing for and they don;t need to get that close to you. So end you year by bringing a little spirit to others, and brightening your holidays as well, by going Caroling!

How to celebrate – Pick your singers to Carol with. Make a list of the songs everyone in your group should learn. Make sure those you are caroling for celebrate Christmas.

December 19th Look For An Evergreen Day

If you haven’t already got your Evergreen Christmas Tree for the season you’d better hurry. The Evergreen Tree was chosen to represent Christmas because of it’s three distinct points, indicating the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. There is little doubt that the scent of the tree in your home brings some of the Christmas Spirit to life. How about setting up your tree, decorating it and then make some hot chocolate and settling the family around the tree as you read, “Why The Evergreen’s Stay Green.”

How to celebrate – Get your Christmas tree. Enjoy the holidays. Read, “Why the Evergreen’s Stay Green”.

December 18th Bake Cookies Day

There is absolutely nothing like the scent of a home when someone is baking cookies to get you ready for the holidays. In fact, some candle companies are capturing that scent in candles so that you can have the smell without having to actually bake the cookies, but who wants to smell them if you can’t eat them!?! Really the smell of most foods as they are being cooked are inviting and make a house a home, but cookies seem to welcome everyone no matter where you live.

How to celebrate – Bake some cookies today. Give some cookies to friends and neighbors to help brighten their day. Try and invent some new sort of cookie, maybe a Brussel sprout cheese cookie.