May 8th No Socks Day

I am probably the worst person I know about wearing socks. I must own 30 pairs of socks and they last forever because, I never wear them! Now I live in a state where socks are optional, but then so are shoes. Flip-flops, sandals, and going barefoot are the norm. I guess if I lived in the north I would wear socks more often, so to me, no socks day is nearly every day. If you do wear socks everyday, set your feet free today and let the breeze blow through your toes. Your feet will thank you! The day was created by wellcat.com

How to celebrate – Take your socks off. Buy some sandals or flip-flops. Set your toes free.

March 1st Sock Monkey Day

March 1st Sock Monkey Day

We all have made, or owned, a sock monkey (well maybe not all of us). They are easy to create and fun to have around for all sorts of reasons. They are considered Homemade Folk Art although Nelson Knitting got the patent for them in 1955. They are great for making the sad happy, entertaining children and for just having fun for no reason at all. They can also be a good friend to tell all your troubles to, they won’t repeat a word you said. It is suggested, however, to wash your sock before you turn it into a sock monkey.

How to celebrate – Make your own sock monkey. Make several sock monkeys so you can have conversations between them. Have a sock monkey party; don’t forget the bananas!

August 6th National Wiggle Your Toes Day

Well nobody seems to claim having created today but why not celebrate it for all it means, lets those toes out of your shoes and wiggle them. Your toes are really important and not just because they bring your foot to a logical conclusion. They help us keep our balance, they help us dance and they give parents of babies something to play with! They are the fingers of your foot and some people become very adapt at using them. They help us feel cushy things and keep our sandals from falling off our feet. So give them a break and set them free today! Wiggle them like you just don’t care!

How to celebrate – Take your shoes and socks off. Paint your toe nails (It makes them feel good about themselves). Use your feet to wave at people today instead of your hands.

May 9th Lost Sock Memorial Day

Remember yesterday when you took off your socks for No Sock Day? Well, there’s a 9 in 10 chance that one of those socks has now gone missing. What good is one sock by itself? Now you could buy all white socks, or all black socks so that they will match no matter how many you have but that would just be silly. And what happens to those missing socks? Where do they go? Did they run away from home because they just couldn’t stand the smell anymore? Did they just get worn out and fade away? it’s a question we may never be able to answer. (Another good reason for No Sock Day!) So what do you do with the one sock that has been loyal and remained behind? Well there’s always sock puppets, golf clubs that need to be covered and those peg legged pirates that are looking to buy just one sock.

How to celebrate – Provide a proper memorial for those missing socks. Use the remaining sock as a flag to fly at your memorial. Don’t wear socks at all.

May 8th No Socks Day

With summer approaching it’s time to air out your feet and let them get a little sunshine as we ban socks for the day and set our feet free! Personally, I have never liked socks much. Oh sure, they are great in freezing weather but I live in a warm climate so that’s not a lot of concern for me. They always make my feet hot and my shoes tighter. I even go so far as on special occasions making sure my pants reach my shoes at such a level that no one can tell I am not wearing socks. All that bending over to put them on as well has never been a favorite of mine. And my toes always seem to get caught in the socks and make them uncomfortable. However, you must remember that today is copyrighted and you must get special permission from WELLCAT in order to remove your socks. I am sure they will be watching and charge you for not wearing socks today!

How to celebrate – Take your socks off! Buy a pair of sandals. Set your feet free!

May 9th National Lost Sock Memorial Day

Today is a sad day indeed, it is the day we finally give up on finding those socks lost to the never-never land we all fear every time we do laundry. Of course, the sock may already be lost before we get to the laundry but without an APB we have no way of knowing that.

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I’m pretty sure there are those socks that just run away, and can you blame them! Imagine hanging out with foot odor all day! Toe nail fungus, bunions, always being the heel of the joke… it has to be awful! I am told if you get up at just the right time and look out your window, you can see a bevy of socks running down the street, who knows where they are headed, how they will get there or what they will become… it’s all about the escape.

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Then there are the sock thieves to contend with as well. Those semi-invisible creatures that come in the middle of the night and steal your socks right out of the hamper. The only thing I do not understand about them is, why don’t they take both socks!?! Maybe one is good enough for the fix they need but they could store them up like squirrels do nuts for winter.

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And of course, there are those thieves that live among us in plain daylight. Here I can understand the theft of one sock. I mean, one sock is nearly as big as they are so it probably last for a long time. Next time you are missing a sock look in the bottom of your litter box… or on second thought, just let it go.

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So take your remaining, useless sock out in the back yard and give it a proper burial. Naturally, it will come back and haunt you but you will have done the proper thing. After all, what good is one sock unless you save them for mismatched sock day.

How to celebrate – Give your socks names so you can call for them when one is missing. General waiting time for lost socks to return is two years. Don’t even wear socks, but buy odor eaters for your shoes.

May 9th Lost Sock Memorial Day

Where do they go? Why do they leave? Didn’t we provide a good home for them? Didn’t we make them feel useful? What did we do wrong?

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And it always seems to be our most favorite that we lose one of. They were just there, we wanted to give them a bath (because we all feel better after a bath) and they disappeared. So sad, never to be seen again. Or if they do reappear they come back years later after their mate has moved on.

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I knew a young lady who never wore matching socks. I think it started when she could not find a matching sock in her sock drawer but it eventually became her trademark, her style. In fact she wore matching socks one day and everyone wondered what was wrong! It gave her an identity and made her popular. Eventually it led to mismatch outfits just like her socks. Soon everyone around her started copying her and a trend was started!

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But still, you have to wonder where that sock went! I mean, if you have a dog maybe they carried it off somewhere but even my dog wants nothing to do with my used socks (can’t blame her!).

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Oh well, we may never know. It does make you want to buy all one color socks in the exact same style of each other so that even if you lose one what is left will still match something. But in memorial, take that remaining sock and bury it in the backyard with a proper memorial commemorating it’s long lost mate and add a “footnote” about they life they shared.

How to celebrate – Go to your sock drawer and search for your one-offs. Frame your favorite one sock left behind and hang it on the wall. Go ahead and form your mismatched sock wardrobe.

May 9th National Lost Sock Memorial Day

Some say that socks just can’t stand still, they always have to be afoot, and those left alone for too long just run away… but just one of them.  The other sock remains at home to remind you of what could have been. We all know that is just made up to save children from the horrors of “The Sock Monster”.

The Sock Monster is blue, furry, and wears a pointy hat. It hangs out in low places, waiting to make its move when no one is looking and then escapes with one sock, mocking you by leaving the other behind. It is a dangerous creature, often hiding under beds, in closets or in the dark shadowy corners of a room.

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It is your constant searching for that missing sock, and the refusal to give up on it, that feeds the monster. He will return over and over again to repeat his thievery until he has left you only one of each sock you have ever owned.

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The only way you can defeat him is to take your saddened, single socks out into the back yard and either burn them, or bury them, forgetting them forever. By doing this you remove the “Sock Monster’s” power over you. But never, and we mean never, just throw that sock way as it will come back and haunt you forever.

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How to celebrate: Go through your sock drawer removing every single sock and disposing of it. Go through all your socks and write left on each of them as this will confuse the sock monster thinking that all the right side socks have already been removed. Check under the bed, in the corners of the room and in the closet to make sure the Sock Monster is not hiding there.