A delightful way to easily create joyful days in your home is to frequently celebrate. We have a calendar which tells us the special day each day. Sometimes, it’s something like “Pet your Dragon Day”, or “Clean out Your Computer Day”, but often it’s something we can do to create special memories without any or much expense or effort, such as “Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast”.
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I love doing simple and free activities to make the day to day more fun. I love not making much of an effort, and still sharing something special. I know you will too!
First, buy the calendar and hang it in the kitchen. I usually check what “day” it is first thing in the morning to see if there is an activity we can spur-of -the moment add into our day. If I forget, my kids will look and announce it.
You don’t have to have a calendar though because there are a bazillion options at Days of the Year. If you’re like me, however, you’ll forget to check. I recommend the calendar.
January 1 – National Weigh In Day – Obviously
January 2 – National Buffet Day – Aptly timed right after Weigh in Day
January 3 – National Festival of Sleep Day – I’m already looking forward to celebrating this one.
January 4 – National Cookie Day – This is one everyone should celebrate every day. Oatmeal raisin please!
January 5 – National Spaghetti Day – My 7 year old can get behind this plan!
January 6 – National Cuddle Up Day – Yes Please! I think we should take the day off for this one!
January 7 – Harlem Globetrotter Day
January 8 – Clean Off Your Desk Day – I’m sure a boss somewhere came up with this.
January 9 – National Poetry at Work Day – This is a good use of your time.
January 10 – Peculiar People Day – #winning!
January 11 – National Milk Day – Show your mustaches!
January 12 – Kiss A Ginger Day – Who cares if it’s dyed or not?
January 13 – Rubber Duckie Day – Who has one?
January 14 – Dress Up Your Pet Day – I’d celebrate every day if she’d let me!
January 15 – Strawberry Ice Cream Day – Fire and Ice- a celebration where you eat ice cream in front of the fire.
January 16 – National Nothing Day – A day where you’re supposed to do nothing. Sign me up!
January 17 – Ditch Your New Year’s Resolutions Day – Shouldn’t this be January 3?
January 18 – Winnie the Pooh Day -watch all the movies!
January 19 – National Popcorn Day – “Would you like butter on that?” What a weird question to ask. Of course I do!
January 20 – Cheese Lovers Day – Perfect for a charcuterie board for dinner!
January 21 – International Sweatpants Day – By sweatpants, do you mean yoga pants?
January 22 – National Hot Sauce Day
January 23 – National Pie Day – apple, please…..
January 24 – Talk Like A Grizzled Prospector Day-
January 25 – National Irish Coffee Day – Definitely celebrate this every day!
January 26 – International Fun At Work Day – Isn’t this everyday? If not, maybe I need a new job.
January 27 – World Breast Pumping Day – Working moms celebrate this all the time.
January 28 – Blueberry Pancake Day
January 29 – Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day – This day is poppin’ (haha, see what I did there?)
January 30 – National Croissant Day That’s an easy one to celebrate!
January 31 – Gorilla Suit Day