October 17th Special Days - Featuring 23+ Playing Card Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 0 comments
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October 17th is... National Playing Card Collectors Day/National Playing Card Collection Day, Black Poetry Day, National Body Confidence Day, National Edge Day, Forgive an Ex Day, Four Prunes Day, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Mulligan Day, National Pasta Day, Pay Back A Friend Day, La Leche League Birthday (1956), Spreadsheet Day, World Trauma Day, The Hollywood Squares TV Premiere (1966), Wear Something Gaudy Day, Kan'namesai, Dessalines Day (Haiti), Missouri Day (Missouri), Legalization Day (Canada), St. Ignatius of Antioch's Day/Feast of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, St. John the Dwarf's Day

More Special Days: Conflict Resolution Day, Get to Know Your Customers Day, International Credit Union Day®, National Get Smart About Credit Day, International ShakeOut Day, National Spirit Day, National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, papercrafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

Want more Holidays to celebrate? Click for our Index of Holiday Freebies

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Image: The Collector's Guide to Playing Cards, by Mark Pickvet (Author). Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. (March 28, 2014)National Playing Card Collectors Day
-- Celebrates the collection of one of the oldest forms of portable art (circa 1200s). Playing cards are literal galleries of art and inspiration, showing and communicating the intentions of an artist to the public while also archiving the cultural values of their time. Collecting these art pieces allow us to be curators of our own galleries to display. These collections can be seen as extensions of the collector and this day is a time to celebrate and share their collections to the public.

Read: The Collector's Guide to Playing Cards
-- For novices and longtime card collectors alike, here are two books in one: a thorough price guide featuring common to extremely rare items, and well-researched history of playing cards and games. A wealth of mythology, literature, and history is found on playing cards. In addition to classic decks normally seen in the United States, find artistically designed European suits with, for example, Shakespearean characters on face cards. Read about the origins of some of the most popular card games, board games, and the card decks themselves.

Image: Bicycle Wood Rider Back Playing Cards by MaxBicycle Wood Rider Back Playing Cards -- Every detail has been taken care of to make this deck a realistic wood deck made of the best Bicycle paper stock printed by the United States Playing Card Company. The WOOD DECK is a reinterpretation of the classic Bicycle RIDER BACK deck using a set of textures to give the cards a realistic wooden aspect. Bicycle stock and Magic (air-cushion) finish.

Image: GAMELAND Super Jumbo Playing Cards (Humongous 8-1/4 x 11-3/4 Cards)Super Jumbo Playing Cards -- These humongous playing cards are 9 times larger than your average deck. Bigger card=Bigger fun! Jumbo playing cards are a fun alternative to traditional playing cards. Beautiful JQK from German design. Great gift for children to learn numbers. These cards can also be used to build a GIANT house of card or card tower.

Image: The Playing Card Frame - 60 Deck Acrylic Playing Card Display by Collectable Playing Cards by Collectable Playing Cards
The Playing Card Frame -- The frame is a nice showcase piece for playing cards. Great GIFT for the magic hobbyist, card collector or professional.

Playing Card Coloring and Activity Books


Image: The Book of Card Games: The Complete Rules to the Classics, Family Favorites, and Forgotten Games | Kindle Edition | by Nikki Katz (Author). Publisher: Adams Media (December 18, 2012)
The Book of Card Games
Amazon Freebies:

🃏 Free ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

🃏 Read ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🃏 Free Playing Cards apps

🃏 Free Playing Cards games

🃏 Free Playing Cards magazines

🃏 Listen to Playing Cards Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🃏 Watch Playing Cards Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

🃏 Listen to Playing Cards Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

🃏 Free Alexa Skills | Cards




Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:

🃏 Share and Win Contest Celebration Share your personal card collections with the world by sharing and tagging your photos with #CardCollectionDay starting from now until October 25th. They are giving away FREE PRIZES to those who participate!

🃏 Manage Your Collections - Helpful tools like Portfolio52 can manage your entire collections at the click of a button and help manage your inventory.

🃏 The World of Playing Cards - a living encyclopaedia of the history and visual art of playing cards.

🃏 World of Playing Cards Downloads - Articles and images for free

🃏 Card Games

🃏 Printable Deck of 52 Playing Cards

🃏 Free Printable Playing Card Instructions - 6 card games

🃏 Deck of Playing Cards with Silhouettes Printable Template

🃏 Printable Oversized Playing Cards

🃏 12 Days of Christmas Free Printable Playing Cards

🃏 Free board and card games

🃏 History of Playing-Cards

🃏 Printable Game Idea – Christmas Playing Cards

🃏 Printable Playing Cards - Twinkl



La Leche League Birthday
- an international nonprofit organization that distributes information on and promotes breastfeeding. It was founded in 1956 in Franklin Park, Illinois as La Leche League and has a presence in sixty-eight countries

Wear Something Gaudy Day
- this is your chance to really stick out in a crowd. The word gaudy refers to something bright, gay, cheap, showy, outlandish, or otherwise not in good taste.

Black Poetry Day
- The time to celebrate past and present authors like Langston Hughes, Phillis Wheatley, and Paul Laurence Dunbar. Spend this day appreciating African-American authors and spreading the word of Black poets through your friends, family members and throughout the world.

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
- The General Assembly proclaimed this day to promote public awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries, particularly the developing nations.

Mulligan Day
- A day for giving yourself or another a second chance; a day for a do-over.

The Hollywood Squares TV Premiere (1966)
- On this game show, nine celebrities sat in a giant grid. Two contestants played tic-tac-toe by determining if an answer given by a celebrity was correct. Peter Marshall hosted the show for many years with panelists Paul Lynde, Rose Marie, Cliff Arquette, Wally Cox, John Davidson, and George Gobel, among others.

National Edge Day
- unofficial holiday associated with members of the Straight edge movement. The medium of the holiday is the attendance of local shows done by (mainly hardcore) bands who also identify themselves with being straight edge. The first annual National Edge Day was celebrated on October 17, 1999 at the final Ten Yard Fight concert at the nightclub Karma in Boston, Massachusetts.





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