December 28th Special Days - Featuring 31+ Chocolate Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, December 28, 2019 | 0 comments
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December 28th is... National Chocolate Candy Day, National Eat Chocolate Day, Holiday Breather Day, National Card Playing Day, National Call-a-Friend Day, National Pledge of Allegiance Day (1945), National Download Day, Eat Vegetarian Day/Eat Like a Vegetarian Day, Endangered Species Act Day (1973), National Short Film Day, International Cinema Day,Poor Richard's Almanack (1732), Holy Innocents Day/Childermas/Children's Mass/Feast of the Holy Innocents/Innocents' Day/Dia de Los Santos Inocentes

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: How to Make Chocolate Candies: Dipped, Rolled, and Filled Chocolates, Barks, Fruits, Fudge, and More. A Storey BASICS®, by Bill Collins (Author). Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (October 7, 2014)National Chocolate Candy Day
-- Did you know during the Second World War, the U.S. Government commissioned Milton Hershey to create a candy bar to be included in the soldier's rations? The candy bar chosen was the famous Hershey Milk Chocolate Bar. Here are 5 more things to know about chocolate:
 • The word chocolate comes from the Aztec word, Xocolatl, which ironically means bitter water.
 • The biggest bar of chocolate ever made was created in 2000 and weighed 5,000 pounds. Turin is the city in Italy who can be proud of this accomplishment.
 • While the US produces the most chocolate and consumes the most pounds every year, the Swiss consume the most per capita, followed closely by the English.
 • Chocolate manufacturers currently use 40% of the world's almonds and 20% of the world's peanuts.
 • Every Russian and American space voyage has included chocolate bars.

Read: How to Make Chocolate Candies
-- Whether you like your chocolate gooey and rich, creamy and smooth, or nutty and dark, this Storey BASICS® guide shows you how to make your favorite sweet treats right at home. Bill Collins provides illustrated step-by-step instructions for a variety of chocolate-making techniques, including tempering, thickening, sugar boiling, mold filling, piping, and more. You will soon be showcasing your confectioner's skills in decadent chocolate-dipped fruits, indulgent nut barks, and fudges that melt in your mouth.

Image: KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates Assorted Terrapins, 32-Piece Gift Box, 32.3 ozKOHLER Chocolates Assorted Terrapins -- Move over, turtles. The elegant Terrapin has arrived! Our gift box offers the ultimate 32-piece selection of Terrapins, original Wisconsin treats reimagining chocolate turtles with exquisite new tastes and textures. Savor all four flavors: Original Buttery Terrapins with milk chocolate, caramel, and pecans; Blackstrap Terrapins with dark chocolate, molasses caramel, and walnuts; Java Terrapins with dark chocolate, coffee caramel and pecans; and Cranberry Terrapins with white chocolate, raspberry caramel, and peanuts. All of our Terrapins are lovingly handcrafted in Wisconsin with premium ingredients like fresh local dairy cream and artisanal chocolate.

Image: Moose Toys Chocolate Bar Maker title=Moose Toys Chocolate Bar Maker -- Unwrap your creative talents with the new Chocolate Bar Maker. The innovative silicone pods make it safe and easy to use. The deco pen, stamps, and wrappers allow you to creatively personalize your own designs. Give your choctastic creations to friends and family, or eat them all yourself! YUM!

Chocolate Candy Coloring and Activity Books

Image: The Homemade Chocolate Truffle Cookbook: Delicious and Easy Truffle Recipes, by BookSumo Press (Author). Publisher: BookSumo Press (September 7, 2016)
Homemade Chocolate Truffle Cookbook
Amazon Freebies:

🍫 Free Chocolate Candy ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

🍫 Read Chocolate Candy ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🍫 Free Chocolate Candy apps

🍫 Free Chocolate Candy games

🍫 Free Chocolate Candy books and comics

🍫 Listen to Chocolate Candy Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🍫 Watch Chocolate Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

🍫 Listen to Chocolate Candy Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

🍫 Free Alexa Skills | Chocolate Candy

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

🍫 Printable Cat Candy Bar Wrappers

🍫 Free Christmas Printables: Chocolate Edition

🍫 Chocolate Tasting Printables - The Dating Divas

🍫 Chocolate Party - Free Printables

🍫 Chocolate is a Girl's Best Friend – Free Gift Giving Printables

🍫 Hot Chocolate Stand Printables

🍫 Emergency Holiday Chocolate Bar Wrappers – Free Printable

🍫 32 Chocolate Coloring Pages

🍫 Chocolate Coloring pages, Drawing for Kids, Kids Crafts, and Activities

🍫 Chocolate Papercraft

🍫 Chocolate Cake Free Paper Toy Download

🍫 Making A Chocolate Bar Box

🍫 How to make a sweet chocolate gift box (huge one)

🍫 Free Printable Thankful Candy Wrapper | Hello Wonderful

🍫 Customizable Hershey's Templates

🍫 Sweet Teacher Thank You Ideas with Free Printables

🍫 Beach Party Candy Buffet | Free Printable Labels

🍫 Free Candy Bar Wrapper Template Designs

🍫 DIY Candy Bar Wrapper Template

🍫 Candy Vs Chocolate - Interactive children book about candies and chocolates

🍫 Let's Make a Chocolate Bar Craft | Activitybox

🍫 Dewmuffins PaperToy and Papercraft

National Card Playing Day
- The perfect time to spend an hour or so playing cards with family and friends. A day to keep alive games that have survived for centuries as a form of entertainment. We are encouraged to pass on the old traditions of playing cards.

National Call-a-Friend Day
- You know you have been meaning to call for weeks... don't put it off another minute – call your friend today. If you have been avoiding the call because you just don't know what to say – try Hello – it is Call a Friend day, and I thought of you.

National Pledge of Allegiance Day (1945)
- The US Congress officially recognized the Pledge of Allegiance on December 28, 1945, and urged its frequent recitation in America's schools. The pledge was composed in 1892 by Francis Bellamy, a Baptist minister.

Poor Richard's Almanack (1732)
- The Pennsylvania Gazette carried the first known advertisement for the first issue of Poor Richard's Almanack by Richard Saunders (Benjamin Franklin) for the year 1733. The advertisement promised many pleasant and witty verses, jests and sayings... new fashions, games for kisses... men and melons... breakfast in bed. Originally published: December 28, 1732

Holy Innocents Day/Childermas/Children's Mass/Feast of the Holy Innocents/Innocents' Day/Dia de Los Santos Inocentes
- The Massacre of the Innocents is an episode of infanticide by Herod the Great appearing in the Gospel of Matthew (Matthew 2:16-18). Matthew relates King Herod ordered the execution of all young male children in the village of Bethlehem, so as to avoid the loss of his throne to a newborn King of the Jews whose birth had been announced to him by the Magi.

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