Since today is December 1, I thought it would be fun to share these quirky December holidays, perhaps inspiring some of you to do something fun on one or more of them. I am definitely going to eat a red apple today-- maybe have some sliced up and some caramel dip for after school snacks for the kids.
I have my eye on Bake Cookies Day (Dec 18) I will probably make these. Wear Brown Shoes Day looks fun (Dec 4) as does Look on the Bright Side Day (which should be everyday). It would be nice to surprise a friend with a poinsettia on Dec 12.
And on December 9 do yourself a favor and have a copy of this book ready to read in honor of Christmas Card Day, or if you can't wait that long there's always Letter Writing Day on Dec 7. This story is about what happens when a mother decides not to inflate her family's lives in her annual Christmas letter and instead just tells the honest (unpleasant) truth. The author shared a delightful post on She Reads last week, so go check it out if you missed it! I, like her, love Christmas letters and found her novel's premise delightful. (Warning, the novel itself is long-- it might take you all of December to read it!)
And in honor of this delightful novel I am pleased to be offering a giveaway of the book! Here's how to enter for your chance to win. Simply leave a comment here telling me which quirky holiday you're going to make a point to celebrate this month! I will choose the winner on Friday!