December 4th is...

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, December 04, 2011 | 0 comments
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DecemberRibbons and Wrap Day
- Have you started wrapping your gifts yet? Buy your wrapping paper, gift tags, ribbon, and tape today. Or bring home a few rolls of plain brown paper and let your kids decorate them with potato prints, stickers, or glue and glitter!

National Cookie Day
- for honoring and enjoying the sweet flavor of cookies and sharing them with friends and family. A day to sit down with a tall cold glass of milk or hot coffee, a large plate of fresh cookies, and have no guilt at eating them all up.

Santa's List Day
- Have you been good all year? Have you been Naughty? Or, have you been nice? Santa knows.

National Dice Day
- A day for everyone to enjoy playing the game of dice. You could also celebrate by playing your favorite role-playing game, or maybe just Monopoly! And if you're superstitious, don't forget to blow on the dice for good luck!

Wear Brown Shoes Day
- dust off that seldom worn pair of brown shoes, and put them on your feet. Brown boots, loafers, or any other brown colored footwear will do. Oh, and wear brown socks to match.

Extraordinary Work Team Recognition Day
- set aside to celebrate those teams that consistently work extraordinarily well together to produce significant results for their companies or organizations.

Skywarn™ Recognition Day
- developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League. It celebrates the contributions that volunteer SKYWARN™ radio operators make to the National Weather Service. During the day SKYWARN™ operators visit NWS offices and contact other radio operators across the world.

Day of the Artisans
- A day to honor all of those who work for a living.

Manila Paper Birthday
- Manila paper (made from sails, canvas & rope) was patented in Mass. in 1845

National Grange Birthday
- The anniversary of the National Grange, the first organized agricultural movement in the US in 1786 - to unite private citizens in improving the economic and social position of the nation's farm population. The National Grange is the nation's oldest national agricultural organization, with grassroots units established in 2,700 local communities in 40 states.

Coats and Toys for Kids Day
- Charity drive and live television broadcast from seven locations across Maine. More than 12,000 new and gently used children’s winter coats and new, unwrapped toys are collected in a giant one-day pep rally. The holiday campaign collects more than 40,000 coats annually.

"Falcon Crest" TV Premiere
- This 1981 nighttime serial was set in California wine country and originally focused on Angela Channing’s determined efforts to gain control of the Falcon Crest vineyard and winery; later in the nine-year run the emphasis turned to crime.

Saint Barbara's Day
- On this day, traditionally the feast day of St. Barbara, a young girl places a twig from a cherry tree in a glass of water. If it blooms by Christmas Eve, she is certain to marry the following year. Because the narratives of her life and martyrdom are legendary, St. Barbara was dropped from the Roman Catholic Calendar of Saints in 1970.


- This was updated by Catherine on December 4, 2011 -

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