Saturday, March 3, 2012

Reasons to Stamp - Courtesy of Jane Hignite

MONTH-LONG OBSERVANCES

Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month
American Red Cross Month
Bell Peppers and Broccoli Month
Berries and Cherries Month
Child Life Month
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Credit Education Month
Deaf History Month
Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month
Employee Spirit Month
Exotic Winter Fruit and Leeks and Green Onions Month
Expanding Girls' Horizons in Science &
Engineering Month
Furniture Refinishing Month
Hemophilia Month
Holy Humor Month
Honor Society Month
Humorists are Artists Month
International Expect Success Month
International Hamburger and Pickle Month
International Ideas Month
International Listening Awareness Month
International Mirth Month
International Women’s Month
Irish-American Heritage Month
Middle School Month
Music in Our Schools Month
National Athletic Training Month
National Caffeine Awareness Month
National Cheerleading Safety Month
National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Month
National Clean Up Your IRS Month
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
National Craft Month
National Ethics Awareness Month
National Eye Donor Month
National Frozen Food Month
National Kidney Month
National Kite Month
National March into Literacy Month
National Multiple Sclerosis Education Month
National Noodle Month
National Nutrition Month
National On Hold Month
National Peanut Month
National Social Workers Month
National Umbrella Month
National Woman's History Month
Optimism Month
Play the Recorder Month
Poetry Month
Poison Prevention Month
Save Your Vision Month
Sing With Your Child Month
Small Press Month
Spiritual Awareness Month
Supply Management in the Workplace Month
Talk to Your Teen About Sex Month
Women’s History Month
Workplace Eye Health & Safety Month
Youth Art Month

WEEK 1 OBSERVANCES
American Council on Education Week
American Summer Camp Week
Federal Employee Recognition Week
Iditarod Week
National Cheerleading Week
National Ghostwriters Week
National Write a Letter of Appreciation Week
Newspapers in Our School Week
Universal Human Beings Week

WEEK 2 OBSERVANCES
Bubble Gum Week
Celebrate Your Name Week
Crochet Week
Make a Referral Week
National Consumer Protection Week
National Money Week
National Pet Sitters Week
National Procrastinators Week
National School Breakfast Week
National Sleep Awareness Week
National Words Matter Week
Newspapers in Education eek
Read an E-Book Week
Return the Borrowed Book Week
Save Your Vision Week
Share a Story – Shape a Future Week
Teen Technology Week
Telecommuter Appreciation Week
Universal Women's Week
Women in Construction Week
World Rattlesnake Round Up

WEEK 3 OBSERVANCES
American Crossword Puzzle Week
Campfire Boys and Girls Birthday Week
Girl Scout Week
International Brain Awareness Week
National Bubble Blowers Week
National Money Week
National Pancake Week
National Spring Fever Week
National Toad Hollow Week
Wildlife Week

WEEK 4 OBSERVANCES
Act Happy Week
American Chocolate Week
Consider Christianity Week
Doctor-Patient Trust Week
Egg Salad Week
National Agriculture Week
National Animal Poison Prevention Week
National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Week
Well-Elderly Week
Yo-Yo and Skill Toys Week

WEEK 5 OBSERVANCES
National Cherry Blossom Festival
National Cleaning Week
National Conference on Family Literacy
National Protocol Officer's Week
Root Canal Awareness Week

March 1st
Articles of Confederation Ratified in 1781
Beer Day
Be Positive, Do Something Day
First FM Radio Station Aired in 1941
Glenn Miller's Birthday (1904)
Harry Belafonte’s Birthday (1927)
National Horse Protection Day
National Pancake Day
National Pig Day
Peace Corps Birthday
Peanut Butter Lover's Day
Plan a Solo Vacation Day
Refired Not Retired Day
Roger Daltry's Birthday (1944)
Ron Howard's Birthday (1954)
Saint David's Day Celebrated in Wales, UK
Share a Smile Day
Witch Hysteria Day
World Book Day
World Compliment Day

March 2nd
Boothill Day
Chris Martin’s Birthday (1977)
Dress in Blue Day
Dr. Seuss's Birthday (1904)
Employee Appreciation Day
John Irving’s Birthday (1942)
Jon Bon Jovi’s Birthday (1962)
Karen Carpenter's Birthday (1950)
Namesake Day
Old Stuff Day
Read Across America Day
Texas Independence Day

March 3rd
Alexander Graham Bell's Birthday
George Pullman's Birthday (1831)
International Sister Cities Day
I Want You to be Happy Day
National Anthem Day
Open Wide Day
Patricia MacLachlan's Birthday (1938)
Peach Blossom Day
Sister Cities Day
Tyler Florence’s Birthday (1971)
Unique Names Day
What if Cats and Dogs had Opposable Thumbs? Day

March 4th
Antonio Vivaldi's Birthday (1678)
Courageous Follower Day
Daughters and Sons Day
First Meeting of the New Congress (1789 in NYC)
Holy Experiment Day
Hug a GI Day
International Scrapbooking Industry Day
Knute Rockne's Birthday (1888)
Learn What Your Name Means Day
March Forth, Do Something Day
National Grammar Day
National Poundcake Day
Old Rock Day
Old Inauguration Day
Toy Soldier Day
World Day of Prayer

March 5th
Boston Massacre (1770)
Bridge Players Day
Dean Stockwell’s Birthday (1936)
Fun Facts About Names Day
Multiple Personalities Day
Nametag Day
National Salesman Day
Parachute was invented by Leonardo DaVinci
Potty Dance Day
Rex Harrison's Birthday (1908)
Saint Piron's Day
USA Memory Day

March 6th
Brownie Pie Day
Dentist Day
Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Birthday (1806)
Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Birthday (1928)
Lou Costello’s Birthday (1906)
Michelangelo Buonarroti's Birthday (1475)
Namesake Day
National Frozen Food Day
Oreo Cookies for Sale for the First Time in 1912
Peace Corps Birthday
Sherlock Holmes Day
U.S. Snowshoe Day

March 7th
Betty Schiller’s (My Mom) Birthday!!!
Cereal Day
Learn What Your Name Means Day
Maurice Ravel's Birthday (1875)
National Be Heard Day
National Crown Roast of Pork Day
Salt Water Day
Telephone Patent Granted in 1876 to Alexander Graham Bell
Willard Scott's Birthday (1934)
World Math Day

March 8th
Aidan Quinn’s Birthday (1959)
Alfred Hitchcock Day
Be Nasty Day
Day for Women's Rights & International Peace Day
Geneology Day
Girls Write Now Day
Groundwater Awareness Day
International Working Women's Day
Kenneth Grahame's Birthday (1859)
Nametag Day
National Proofreading Day
Organize Your Home Office Day
Purim
Unique Names Day
World Kidney Day

March 9th
Amerigo Vespucii’s Birthday (1454)
Barbie's Birthday (1959)
Cabin Fever Day
Employee Appreciation Day
Get Over It Day
Mary Jo Knapp’s (My Sister) Birthday
Middle Name Pride Day (Mine is Elizabeth)
No Smoking Day
Panic Day
Potato Chip Day
Registered Dietician Day
Samuel Barber's Birthday (1910)

March 10th
Chuck Norris's Birthday (1940)
First Paper Money Issued (1862)
Genealogy Day
Harriet Tubman Day
International Day of Awesomeness Day
International Fanny Pack Day
Land Line Telephone Day
Mario Day
Nametag Day
Raven Legend Day
Salvation Army Day
US Paper Money Day

March 11th
Check Your Batteries Day
Daylight Savings Time – MOVE CLOCKS AHEAD 1 HOUR
Ezra Jack Keats Birthday (1916)
First Basketball Game played on March 11, 1892
Johnny Appleseed Day
Lawrence Welk’s Birthday (1903)
World Plumbing Day
Worship of Tools Day

March 12th
Al Jarreau's Birthday
Genealogy Day
Girl Scout Day (founded in 1912)
Jack Kerouac's Birthday (1922)
James Taylor's Birthday (1948)
Napping Day
Plant a Flower Day

March 13th
Donald Duck Day
Ear Muff Day
Good Samaritan Day
K-9 Veterans Day
Ken Day
Jewel Day
National Agriculture Day
National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day
Uranus Discovered by William Herschel in 1781

March 14th
Albert Einstein's Birthday (1879)
Casey Jones' Birthday (1864)
Hank Ketchum’s Birthday (1920)
International Ask a Question Day
International Day of the Seal
Learn About Butterflies Day
Lucy Hobbs's Birthday (1833 – first female dentist)
National Pi Day (get it – 3.14)
National Potato Chip Day
Registered Dietician Day
Save a Spider Day

March 15th
Absolutely Incredible Kid Day
American Legion Founded in 1919
Brutus Day (Et tu, Brute?)
Buzzard Day
Companies That Care Day
Dumbstruck Day
Everything You Think is Wrong Day
Fabio's Birthday (1961)
Ides of March – Julius Caesar assassinated 44BC
International Day of the Seal
True Confessions Day
World Consumer Rights Day

March 16th
Black Press Day
Curfew Day
Everything You Do Is Right Day
Freedom of Information Day
Goddard Day
Henny Youngman's Birthday (1906)
Hiccup Day
James Madison's Birthday (1751)
Jerry Lewis' Birthday (1926)
Lips Appreciation Day
St. Uhro's Day
Tumbleweed Day
Well-Elderly Day

March 17th
Campfire Girls Day
Corn Dog Day
Gary Sinise’s Birthday (1955)
International Astrology Day
International Sports Car Racing Day
Ireland National Day
Kate Greenaway's Birthday (1846)
National Quilting Day
Nat King Cole's Birthday (1919)
Rubber Band Invented in 1845
Rudolf Nureyev's Birthday (1938)
St. Patrick's Day
Submarine Day
Tony Dow's Birthday (1945)

March 18th
Awkward Moments Day
Birthday of Sparky the Fire Dog
Bonnie Blair’s Birthday (1964)
Companies that Care Day
Edward Everett Horton’s Birthday (1886)
First Walk in Space in 1965
Forgive Mom and Dad Day
Goddess of Fertility Day
Grover Cleveland's Birthday (1837)
I Can Crochet Day
John Updike’s Birthday (1932)
National Biodiesel Day
Supreme Sacrifice Day

March 19th
Act Happy Day
David Livingstone’s Birthday (1813)
National Chocolate Caramel Day
Operation Iraqui Freedom Day
Poultry Day
St. Joseph’s Day
Swallow's Return Day
William Bradford's Birthday (1589)
Wyatt Earp's Birthday (1848)

March 20th
Alien Abduction Day
Fred Roger’s Birthday (1928)
Great American Meat Out Day
Henrik Ibsen's Birthday (1828)
International Earth Day
Kiss Your Fiance Day
Lois Lowry's Birthday (1937)
Maple Syrup Day
National Agriculture Day
National Jump Out Day
Proposal Day
Snowman Burning Day
Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day

March 21st
Children's Poetry Day
Florenz Ziegfield's Birthday (1867)
Fragrance Day
Johann Sebastian Bach’s Birthday (1685)
Kick Butts Day
Memory Day
National Common Courtesy Day
National Teenagers Day
Single Parents' Day
Spring Fairy Fun Day
World Downs Syndrome Day

March 22nd
Andrew Lloyd Weber's Birthday (1948)
As Young As You Feel Day
Bob Costas’ Birthday (1952)
International Day of the Seal
International National Goof Off Day
Louis L'Amour's Birthday (1908)
National Sing-Out Day
Randolph Caldecott’s Birthday (1846)
Reese Witherspoon’s Birthday (1976)
Roller Coaster Day
Stephen Sondheim's Birthday (1930)
William Kidd’s Birthday (1645)
World Day for Water

March 23rd
American Diabetes Alert Day
Chaka Khan's Birthday (1953)
Give Me Liberty Speech Day (1775 – Patrick Henry)
Joseph Barbera’s Birthday (1911)
National Chip and Dip Day
National Day of Unplugging
National Puppy Day
Near Miss Day
Nice Fragrance Day
OK Day
Toast Day
World Meteorological Day

March 24th
Harry Houdini's Birthday (1874)
National Chocolate-Covered Raisin Day
Ub Iwerks’ Birthday (1908)
World Tuberculosis Day

March 25th
Arturo Toscanini’s Birthday (1867)
Bela Bartok’s Birthday (1881)
Daniel Boulud’s Birthday (1955)
Feast of the Annunciation
Flannery O'Connor's Birthday (1925)
Greek Independence Day
Gutzon Borglum's Birthday (1871) – Mount Rushmore Designer
Letting Go of Stuff Day
Old New Year’s Day
Pancakes First Made in NYC in 1882
Pecan Day
Tokien Reading Day
Waffle Day

March 26th
Be a Mime Day (Marcel Marceau's Birthday)
Betty MacDonald’s Birthday (1908)
Kiera Knightley's Birthday (1985)
Legal Assistant’s Day
Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
Michael Imperioli’s Birthday (1966)
Robert Frost’s Birthday (1874)
Robert William Paine’s Birthday (1908)
Steven Tyler's Birthday (1948)
Tennessee Williams’ Birthday (1911)

March 27th
American Diabetes Association Alert Day
Celebrate Exchange Day
Cherry Blossom Day
Earth Hour
Education and Sharing Day
Fly a Kite Day
Nathaniel Currier’s Birthday (1813)
National "Joe" Day
Everyone who hates their name can be called Joe this day.
Quirky Country Song Titles Day
Viagra Day
Wilhelm Roentgen's Birthday (1845) First to Xray

March 28th
Barnum & Bailey Day
Dianne Wiest’s Birthday (1948)
Garden Seeds Day
Kate Gosselin’s Birthday (1975)
Something on a Stick Day
Three-Mile Island Accident Anniversary (1979)
Vince Vaughn’s Birthday (1970)
Weed Appreciation Day

March 29th
Coca-Cola was Invented in 1886
Have a Pickle Day
John Tyler's Birthday (1790)
Knights of Columbus Founders Day
Mule Day
National Mom & Pop Business Owner’s Day
Sam Walton's Birthday (1918)
Smoke and Mirrors Day
Texas Loves the Children Day

March 30th
Alaska Purchased from Russia in 1867
Eric Clapton’s Birthday (1945)
Doctors Day
Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side of the Fence Day
I am in Control Day
National Doctor's Day
Norah Jones' Birthday (1979)
Paul Reiser's Birthday (1957)
Pencil with Eraser Patented in 1858
Robbie Coltrane’s Birthday (1950)
Take a Walk in the Park Day
Vincent Van Gogh’s Birthday (1853)

March 31st
Bunsen Burner Day
Cesar Chavez Day
Christopher Walken’s Birthday (1943) MORE COWBELL!
Coloring Crayons Day
Ewan McGregor’s Birthday (1971)
First Map of the US Published
Franz Joseph Haydn’s Birthday (1732)
Herb Alpert's Birthday (1935)
John Jakes’ Birthday (1932)
Leo Buscaglia’s Birthday (1925)
Liz Claiborne’s Birthday (1929)
National Clam on the Half Shell Day
National Love Our Children Day
National She’s Funny That Way Day
Rene Descartes' Birthday (1596)
Shirley Jones' Birthday (1934)
Tater Day

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