Columbus Day

October 12, 2015

  1. You can make a garland wreath with Christopher Columbus on it and his ships
  2. Add sky blue lights on you roof, or on a Christopher Columbus wreath
  3. The wreath can also have ships on it
  4. For something extra, but some sky blue bows on your garland wreath
  5. Don’t forget yard signs that say, “Happy Christopher Columbus Day!”

Christmas

December 25

  • Definitely garland wreath. Suggest Santa Claus, and red bow.
  • Of course all different kinds of lights that can go on your roof and inside
  • If you have a sleigh, that can be decorated and put on the roof
  • Good to put the Drummer Boy statues outside, and even a Candy Cane light
  • A Christmas wind sock and a lighted Santa that you can put on your porch
  • There is so much!!
  • A Santa faucet head can also go in your sink!

Earth Day

April 22nd

  • Decorate your garland and wreath with a lot of small globes
  • Put up, “Happy Earth Day” signs around your home
  • Lights that reflect Earth tones (green, brown, yellow for the land, and green or blue for the lakes and seas)
  • Keep using the Nativity scene, but shift the foliage and colors to that of a forest theme
  • I found this online store to be a good place for Earth Day decorations:  http://www.shindigz.com/party-supplies/holiday-party-supplies/unique-holiday-parties/earth-day-party/49324?page=1%7C0%7C500

Valentines

February 14

  • Hearts and cupids on your garland, of course.
  • A wreath with a heart would be a nice touch.
  • Your Valentine’s Day Nativity scene.  I suggest putting in Cupids with bows and arrows.  Nice touch.
  • Don’t forget to share a Red Velvet cake with that special person in your life.

Halloween

October 31

  • You can buy (see Stores) a lighted window sign that says, “Happy Halloween!”
  • Put orange lights on your roof or around a window in your house or apartment
  • You can make a garland wreathe with orange lights, with maybe some bats there too
  • You will need a witch and you should get a sign that says, “The Witch is In/Out”

Easter

April 15, 2015

  • Your garland will need bunny rabbits, of course.
  • Your wreath will need bunnies and a Happy Easter sign.
  • The lights on your roof would look really nice in blue and yellow. Good to put these around your doors and windows as well
  • Nativity Scene would be best with bunny rabbits and Easter Eggs.
  • Would add lights to light up this Nativity Scene for a nice touch.

 

Fruitcake Toss Day

January 3

Fruitcake Toss Day is your opportunity to finally throw away the old fruitcake. After the holidays are over, it’s time to bring in the new, and toss out the old. Today is the day that the fruit cake goes….hooray!

There is no one way to toss out the old fruitcake. Why not make a little fun out of it? Gather up a few friends who also are fortunate enough to have received a fruitcake for the holidays. Go out to a field and see who can toss it the farthest. Caution: do not toss the cake at anyone. This weighty steel-like mass of sugar, flour and fruits could injure someone, if they are hit by it.

Important Note: Fruitcake Tossing runs counter to the tradition of many people to pass the fruitcake around from one person to the next. In this tradition, the person who is holding the fruitcake on New Years, must store it away until the next Christmas season.

Dress Up Your Pet Day

January 14th

Dress Up Your Pet Day gives you the opportunity to …. you guessed it……dress up your pet!

Some pets like to get dressed up. Others, want nothing to do with it. This day is an opportunity to really dress up your pet(s). Make something for them to wear.  Or, go to a pet store and buy an outfit. It’s winter, so something warm is best.

Sorry, we don’t have any ideas on how to dress up goldfish.

Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 19th

Ahoy, Matey! Did you know that today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day? It’s a day just for fun, a day to let out the pirate in each of us. We like “just for fun” days and we know you do, too.

Practice up your “pirate-speak” in anticipation of this day. The conversation will be lively, and you don’t want to be left behind. Today, everyone will be talking the talk, if not walking the walk. It is not a requirement to dress like a pirate today. Just talk like one.

Origin of International Talk Like a Pirate Day:
John Baur and Mark Summers created the concept of International Talk Like a Pirate Day on June 6, 1995. While playing racquetball, they began to talk to each other in Pirate-speak”. After leaving the court, they decided that there was a need to create this day. After much thought, Mark Summers selected September 19th as the date. This was his wife’s birthday. So, he thought it would be an easy date to remember. And so, International Talk Like a Pirate Day was born.