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Happy 4th Day of December!

How was every one’s day today? Great I hope.

Every day is another day to celebrate. You can celebrate life or you can bemoan it. Now I will have to admit there are some days I would rather crawl back into bed, pull the covers over my head and forget about it all.

Then I think to myself, well hell I will just have to face it tomorrow, so might as well get outta bed and face it today. Whatever problems I’m having and believe me I have a few, I try to celebrate the day.

After all, if I wasn’t alive the alternative is worse. Unless I can come back and haunt people. Anyway, that’s for another time. 😉

Let’s just see what kind of day today is for celebrations!


Cookie Day ~~  Is a minor holiday, celebrating cookies in all their sugary glory. It occurs on December 4th of every year, but is not widely observed.  A number of retailers and shops around the country are commemorating this momentous occasion by handing out free cookies. To find out which retailers are giving out free cookies, click on the link and see if any are near you!

Santa’s List Day ~~ Now I’m not really sure which list they mean here. It could be Santa’s list of naughty and nice children. Or it could mean Santa’s list of gifts. Either way you want to celebrate is fine with me! Just make a list and check it twice.

National Dice Day ~~ Today is the day everyone should play a nice game of dice.

International Hug Day ~~ Now this a day I can get my arms around! (Yeah I know , terrible pun). Go celebrate and give out some hugs! Now it might be a good idea to ask permission from people first. You know it’s just the polite thing to do. Plus I wouldn’t want anyone getting punched on my account.

Wear Brown Shoes Day ~~ As I said before folks, I can’t make this stuff up. They are for real. I have no idea where this one started but hey if you’re tired of those black shoes, try being radical and wear brown!

Extraordinary Work Team Recognition Day ~~ This is the day that celebrates work teams who cooperate and achieve. So gather around the coffee pot or water machine and celebrate working together!

National Fruit Cake Month ~~Now what would December be without the fruitcake? Well I for one can not stand them but that doesn’t mean I will begrudge you yours. Ah the much maligned fruit cake! We’ve all heard the many jokes every year.  It is a great time to honor the fruitcake in all its alcohol drenched, fruit dense, nutty, chewy glory.

People in ancient times would soak their fruit cakes in alcohol for flavor as well as preservation. Hunters and others who would need to be away from home for long periods of time often took fruit cake with them because it kept longer than most bread.

Therefore why not create your own heirloom, alcohol soaked fruit cake and see how long it lasts?

That’s it for today folks. Go out and celebrate the day!

Source: janderson99 - Original Image
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13 thoughts on “Happy 4th Day of December!

      1. Cookie Day and Hug day caught my attention, fruitcake is a month but I remember when I lived in Texas there was this Corsicana Fruit Cake company that would make any hater of the holiday treat a convert!


        1. I’ve heard of the place as I used to live in Texas too. I have to admit I haven’t tasted theirs so maybe I would be able to switch sides on the debate if I ever did.


  1. Wow! You really do find them. Brown shoe day? I’m all for hugs everyday and cookie day should last the month. I had one good fruitcake but lost the recipe. It was light and luscious my mother-in-law taught me to make, but I’m in favor of anything soaked in alcohol. Keep them coming.


  2. I had no idea these days existed! You are an excellent detective! I particularly like the fruit cake month …and the hug day, but some of the others are slightly, hmm…weird 🙂


  3. I sure do love your optimism, Jackie! I still have about 15 minutes left in this day, so I’m hugging you via cyberspace. 🙂 There are no cookies in the house, and I only wear white tennis shoes, so no luck on those. We have a local grocery store that makes fruit cake with real butter and only nuts and cherries – none of those hard gummy things. They are delicious! Now I want something sweet. Thanks a lot. 😉


    1. Oh oh, I don’t have cookies either! Huh. I do have brown shoes though. haha! Hey if I can’t be optimistic then just shoot me now. 😉 Big hugs back my good friend! I will email you really soon!


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