January 1st Special Days - Featuring 25+ Beanie Babies Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, January 02, 2020 | 0 comments
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January 1st is... Beanie Babies Introduced (1994), New Year's Day, New Year's Dishonor List Day (1976), National First Foot Day/First Footing/ First Day, National Z Day, Eighth Day of Christmas, Polar Bear Swim Day/Polar Bear Plunge Day, Apple Gifting Day, Mummer's Parade (1700s), Emancipation Proclamation Takes Effect (1863), Commitment Day, World Day of Peace, Copyright Law Day, Ellis Island Opened/Ellis Island Day (1892), Daisy Day, White Rabbit Day, Baby Boom Birthday (1946), Euro Introduced/Euro Day (2002), Global Family Day (2001), National Bloody Mary Day, Paul Revere's Birthday (1735), Betsy Ross's Birthday (1752), Australian Commonwealth Anniversary (1901), Bad Hangover Day/National Hangover Day, Public Domain Day, Jump-up Day (Montserrat), Shogatsu (Japan), Independence Day (Haiti), Feast of the Circumcision of Christ, Saint Basil's Day

More Special Days: Rose Bowl Game, Tournament of Roses Parade 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 Beanie Encyclopedia: A Complete Unofficial Guide to Collecting Beanie Babies, by Susan S. Carey (Author), Ryan M. Carey (Author), Tara L. Carey (Author). Publisher: Collector Books; 1st edition (September 1, 1998)Beanie Babies Introduced (1994)
-- Beanie Babies is a line of stuffed animal plush toys created by Ty Warner, who founded Ty Inc. The toys are stuffed with plastic pellets (beans) rather than conventional soft stuffing (PVC and PE), giving Beanie Babies a flexible feel. In an interview, Warner said, The whole idea was it looked real because it moved. During the latter half of the 1990s, the toy emerged as a major fad. Beanie Babies have been cited as being the world's first Internet sensation in 1995. They were collected not only as toys but also as a financial investment due to the high resale value of some Beanie Babies.

Read: The Beanie Encyclopedia: A Complete Unofficial Guide to Collecting Beanie Babies
-- Describes Ty Inc.'s Beanie Babies characters and their name tags, and charts their values. A must for all Beanie Babies collectors. The book is beautifully illustrated with all the older models of Beanies. Several rare finds included.

Image: Ty Original Beanie Babies | Assortment of 5Ty Original Beanie Babies -- Original Authentic Collectible Beanie Babies Plush Toys. You will receive five randomly selected Beanie Babies

Image: Ty Beanie Babies Heart Tag Protector | Pack of TenTy Beanie Babies Heart Tag Protector -- There are 10 individual, acid-free, acrylic (hard) open heart tag protectors per pack. This allows for viewing of the protected tag either opened or closed. Each 10-pack comes with instructions on how to place them on the swing tags.

Beanie Babies Coloring and Activity Books

Image: The Great Beanie Baby Bubble: Mass Delusion and the Dark Side of Cute, by Zac Bissonnette (Author), P.J. Ochlan (Narrator), Penguin Audio (Publisher). Audible.com Release Date: March 3, 2015
The Great Beanie Baby Bubble
Amazon Freebies:

🧸 Read Beanie Babies ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🧸 Free Beanie Babies apps

🧸 Free Beanie Babies games

🧸 Listen to Beanie Babies Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

🧸 Free Alexa Skills | Beanie Babies

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

🧸 Ty Beanie Babies complete list | Ty Collector

🧸 A PRINTABLE Beanie Baby List

🧸 Beanie Baby Party Ideas with Printables - DIY Inspired

🧸 Ty Art Gallery | Beanie Boo coloring pages | Ty Boos, Ty Beanie Boos, Beanie Babies

🧸 Beanie Babies Worksheets and Teaching Resources | Free Printables

🧸 DIY Beanie Baby Halloween Costume Free Printable For Dogs and Babies

🧸 Beanie Baby Ski Outfit | Knitting-and.com

🧸 Beanie Poems

🧸 Free Beanie Graphics

🧸 12 Surprising Things You Never Knew About Beanie Babies

🧸 Beanie Boos T-shirt Tutorial

🧸 Beanie Boo Fan Club Videos

🧸 How to make a Ty Beanie® Baby tag for your small dog

🧸 Beanie Babies Calendar | Ty.com

🧸 Beanie Baby Costume DIY- Super Easy!

🧸 Free Beanie Boo Coloring Pages Download and Print

🧸 Free Knitting Patterns For Beanie Babies

🧸 Beanie Boo Puppets

🧸 Beanie Boos Christmas Coloring Pages | GetDrawings.com

🧸 Free Printable Beanie Boo Favor Tags

National Bloody Mary Day
- This holiday is celebrated by drinking bloody marys on the first day of the new year. Now if you are battling a hangover then I expect you will skip celebrating this holiday but if you are feeling good enough to drink today then we think you would enjoy sharing a few Bloody Mary drinks with your friends.

Z Day
- It's a day to celebrate those persons whose surnames start with Z! The idea is everyone with a Z name gets to be first in line today instead of last. So, if you have a student in your classroom or an employee working for you etc. whose last name starts with Z, give them a break today.

First Foot Day
- First Foot Day marks the beginning of the New Year and is said to bring luck. Who dares to enter your home first on New Year's Day? A man MUST be the first person to cross the threshold into our homes on New Year's morning and we must not let a woman come inside the house until a man does or it's bad luck.

Bad Hangover Day
- This holiday is celebrated by not drinking, that's for sure! After all, last night was New Year's Eve and I'm sure you had more than you planned to, right? So today is about getting over a bad hangover by relaxing, resting and trying out all the best getting over a hangover ideas you can find.

Ellis Island Opened (1892)
- Ellis Island was opened on New Year's Day in 1892. Over the years more than 20 million individuals were processed through the stations. The island was used as a point of deportation as well: in 1932 alone, 20,000 people were deported from Ellis Island.

Baby Boom Birthday (1946)
- Kathleen Casey Wilkens, born at one minute after midnight at Philadelphia, PA in 1946, was the first of the almost 78 million baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964.

Mummer's Parade (1700s)
- World-famous New Year's Day parade of 20,000 spectacularly costumed Mummers in a colorful parade that goes on all day. This celebration has taken place since the 1700s.

New Year's Dishonor List Day (1976)
- Since 1976, America's dishonor list of words banished from the Queen's English. Overworked words and phrases (e.g., going green, carbon footprint, not so much, bailout, maverick).

Paul Revere's Birthday (1735)
- American patriot, silversmith, and engraver; maker of false teeth, eyeglasses, picture frames, and surgical instruments. Best remembered for his famous ride April 18, 1775, celebrated in Longfellow's poem The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. Born at Boston, MA on January 1st, 1735.

Australian Commonwealth Anniversary (1901)
- On this day in 1901, the six colonies of Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, and Northern Territory were united into one nation. The British Parliament had passed the Commonwealth Constitution Bill in the spring of 1900, and Queen Victoria signed the document on September 17, 1900.

Euro Introduced (2002)
- The euro, the common currency of members of the European Union, was introduced for use by financial institutions. The value of the currencies of the 11 nations (Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain) was locked in at a permanent conversion rate to the euro. Greece joined the eurozone the following year. On January 1, 2002, euro bills and coins began circulating; other currencies were phased out as of February 28, 2002.

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