Welcome to the business and personal website of me, Jan Burch - aka Jan4insight - owner & practitioner of Geo-Glow Consulting. Call me a “Renaissance woman” > My business aims to be your go-to source for holistic energy work and intuitive readings. My creative side makes (and sells!) gorgeous one-of-a-kind handcrafts and fabulously colorful print-on-demand gifts and more. Here at my site, you can find me on the Web, order a reading, learn more about my energy work services, and check in with my occasional musings. Legal stuff: This site uses cookies, and some posts may contain affiliate links. Thank you very much.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

World HELLO Day, and Other Little-Known Holidays of November

I'm getting my online shops ready for the holidays, dear readers! And while we're all thinking about Thanksgiving, Christmas, and such, I've discovered that we have a lot more holidays we've never (or rarely) heard about. Today, for example, is World Hello Day ~ and so a big HELLO goes out to all my friends and readers everywhere.
The story of how I made this serendipitous discovery requires a bit of self-promotion, so pardon me if I'm blushing. (Maybe it doesn't come through, but I'm rather ahh-shucksy when it comes to promoting myself.) Anyway, I've been adding new holiday designs to my Zazzle store, like the cool Santa's Chimney card* shown below (it has matching postage, too :) ~
andwhen I publish an item, I have to tag it. The obvious tag is Major Holidays - Christmas, but I also honor Winter Solstice, and to tag that, I have to go into a category called Minor Holidays. Well! There are more holidays than you can shake a stick at :) One day on a listing break, I checked out the minor holidays for the current month of November, and made this list to share for your amusement:
  • November 3 is Sandwich Day ~ yes, we all know it was the gambling British Earl who invented the sandwich dining concept. This day is his birthday!
  • November 6 is Saxophone Day ~ and I just added a smooth-jazz mix to my Pandora Internet Radio, so I'm good on that!
  • November 8 is Cook Bold & Pungent Day ~ living in New Mexico, that's not difficult. Red or green? Chile, that is :)
  • November 8 is Punster Day ~ If the pungent food is too much for you, maybe a rhyming pun will do?
  • November 24 is the start of Game & Puzzle Week ~ break out the Scrabble, Monopoly, and Uno sets! It's the perfect way to keep your guests occupied while the Thanksgiving turkey finsihes roasting.
  • And last but not least, we come to Sinkie Day on November 29. I had to look this one up; it's the day after Thanksgiving, when we get to nom on all the leftovers while standing at the kitchen sink. At least it's easy on the cook ;)
And there you have it. I hope you've enjoyed this review; even if some of the days have passed, we can always get ready for next year. And, there's a bunch of days to observe in December: In addition to major holidays like Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and my birthday (December 2), we have such events as Bathtub Party Day and Night of the Lizard King. I'm thinking I'll have to honor my birth-month with a description of its holidays, too. Stay tuned!
*Victorian Santa image and damask background courtesy of *The Graphics Fairy* - and I have entered this post in the Graphics Fairy's November 30th edition of Brag Monday :)


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Kathy-Catnip Studio said...

Lovely card with GF's images!

Jan4insight said...

TY, Kathy ~ love your blog, too; I've linked it on my Top Blog Picks :)

Unknown said...

Hi Jan,
What a gorgeous card you made with that image! I enjoyed reading your fun post about the minor holidays. My birthday is in December as well, mine is on the 21rst though so, a bit later than yours. I'm wishing you a very Happy Birthday now, since yours is just a couple of days away!!

Jan4insight said...

Thank you so much, Karen! And a happy birthday & happy solstice to you, as well!

Tammara said...

Beautiful card!


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