December 6th St. Nicholas Day

We all know Santa but not many of us know there was a true St. Nicholas, in Greece, a couple of hundred years after Jesus’ birth. He would later become a Bishop in the Catholic Church and finally a Saint. He use to throw small bags of coins out his window for children to celebrate the coming of the holiday season. The bags resembled socks and are now represented by the hanging of stockings at Christmas. His identity was not turned into Santa until the early 1800’s in America. While Santa is not exactly the religious type, Saint Nicholas was. As a Cardinal he would have worn lots of red and he most likely had a beard in his later years.

How to celebrate – Learn about the real St. Nicholas. Discover who turns Santa fat! Visit Greece!

December 5th National Bathtub Party Day

National Bathtub Party Day December 5th

Created and copyrighted by Thomas and Ruth Roy under the ever-watchful eye of Wellcat.com National Bathtub Party Day brings back that image of “Rub-a-dub-dub. Three men in a tub”. Not an image I care to think too much about but, if bathing is your thing, today is your day! It’s all about what you put in the tub that makes it a party.

How to celebrate – Take a bath tonight! Remember to invite your favorite ducky. Make sure you fill your bath with oils and soaps to honor the true spirit of this holiday.

Dec. 5th Bathtub Party Day

December 5th Bathtub Party Day

So this holiday could go one way or the other. You can make it very innocent by putting every bath time toy in your tub with you. Or you can make it a little more adult by adding real friends to your tub. Now I have to admit, taking a bath does have some health benefits to it, it is relaxing and can melt away a day filled with stress. I just sort of look at a bath as swimming in a lake. You take all the dirt with you that you are trying to get rid of, sit in it, and then call yourself clean. Maybe take a shower first. The day was created by Wellcat.com.

How to celebrate – Throw a party in your bathtub! Gather up all your bath time toys and don’t forget your rubber ducky! By some bubble bath.

December 4, 2019 – Santa’s List Day

Christmas is coming and Santa is getting his lists together, or rather his Elves are getting the lists together for him. So have you been naughty or nice this year? You can’t hide the truth from Santa, or rather his Elves (you can’t hide it from Mom or Dad either).

And who is to say what is naughty and what is nice? There are times that being naughty is nice and sometimes when being nice is being naughty. I guess it is all how you view things. So while everybody is getting their shopping lists together Santa is determining who gets what.

There is an incentive for Santa to give out a lot of nice listings. After all, he will have the rest of the year to contend with those he has left on the naughty list. His vacation could even be affected by leaving someone on the naughty list. Naturally if you are going to the beach you certainly do not want to leave sharks on the naughty list.

Even animals want to be on the nice list, well most of them anyway. It affects the rest of their year too! The types of treats they get, whether they get to sleep in the bed with you, whether they get that toy they have had their eye on. Come to think of it, kids and pets are very similar to each other.

So as you are planning your year you should keep in mind which list you want to be on. After all it would be a shame to end up on the naughty list for something you did on December 26th.

How to celebrate – Try and figure out if you are on the naughty or nice list. make up a list of your own and send it to Santa. Plea bargain your year.

December 3rd National Roof Over Your Head Day

Most of us are lucky enough to have a roof over our heads. Some are not that lucky. Imagine, if you will, having to suffer through it raining, or snowing, or constantly getting beaten down by the sun. When the wind blows there is no place to go to get out of it and nothing to keep random animals from invading your privacy. Really, without a roof over your head there is little you can say is yours. It’s out in the open where anyone can take what you own and make it theirs. Even when there are no walls the roof tends to make people realize that what is underneath it belongs to someone. So be thankful there is a roof over your head, even if it leaks. It’s better than not having one at all!

How to celebrate – Check your roof and make sure it does not need repair. Help provide a roof for someone else. Be thankful you have a roof, which makes your home, a home.

Dec. 2nd Walt Disney Day

December 2nd Walt Disney Day

Walt Disney was born In 1901, he became an artist and creator after returning from service in the Red Cross during World War 1. There is little doubt that he founded the worlds largest entertainment industry when he created Mickey Mouse. His dynasty was known as the “Happiest Place on Earth” and may still be but it is definitely different than what he started. Is it better or worse, well you be the judge of that. There is no doubt that he set out to make the world better place for everyone and he succeeded. He suffered for his art, struggled against the odds and prevailed. We honor his memory the first Monday of December.

How to celebrate – Read more about Walt Disney’s life. Visit one of Disney’s parks. Watch his original works on you tube.

December 2nd National Mutt Day

Dec. 2nd National Mutt Day

How about making this Christmas brighter for everyone! Get a dog, from a shelter, that could really use your love and probably give you back more than you can even contemplate receiving. It is estimated that thee are 3.3 million dogs in shelters in the United States. Most are animals that are filled with love and truly are man’s best friend. They, like most humans, do not deserve to live their lives in cages, seldom, if ever, getting much human contact. All they want is a home, and a little hope. They give back much more than they take and I can tell you, they are truly your best friend. They do not care about what you look like, how you smell or what you like to do… they just want to be with you and share your experiences, which really are all that much better for them being there. Today was created by Colleen Page in 2005, bless her.

How to celebrate – Free a dog today. Get a best new friend today. Give hope to those who have been forgotten.