March 9th Special Days - Featuring 41+ Barbie Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, March 08, 2020 | 0 comments
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March 9th is... Barbie's Birthday/Barbie Day (1959), Spring Forward Day, Amerigo Vespucci Day, Bang-Clang Day, False Teeth Day, National Get Over It Day, National Crabmeat Day, National Dishwasher Appreciation Day, National Meatball Day, National Panic Day/Hit the Panic Button Day, Joe Franklin Day (1926), National Urban Educator Day, Forty Saints Day/40 Saints Day, Baron Bliss Day (Belize), Saint Frances of Rome Feast Day, St. Catherine of Bologna's Day

More Special Days: Commonwealth Day/Empire Day, Fill Our Staplers Day, National Workplace Napping Day/National Nap Day/National Napping Day, National Urban Ballroom Dancing Day, Eight Hours Day (Tasmania), Canberra Day (Australia), Purim, Ta'anit Esther

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

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Image: Barbie Forever: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy (Official 60th Anniversary Collection) | Hardcover: 176 pages | by Robin Gerber (Author). Publisher: Epic Ink (September 24, 2019)Barbie's Birthday/Barbie Day (1959)
-- Barbie was the creation of the late American businesswoman, Ruth Handler, who served as president of Mattel Inc. from its inception in 1945, when she founded the company with her husband, until 1975 when she resigned. The German doll called Bild Lilli as her inspiration. The first Barbie doll was unveiled to the toy industry during the New York Toy Fair on March 9, 1959. Handler named the doll after her daughter, Barbara Segal.

Read: Barbie Forever: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy
-- Presents a detailed, fully authorized portrait of this beloved doll through all-new interviews, original sketches, vintage photos, advertisements, and much more. A double-sided fold-out timeline showcases important moments in Barbie's history. Explore how the doll came to be, what it takes to create one of her many looks, and how her legacy continues to influence the world.

Image: Barbie Careers Dolls | Two Barbie dolls can accomplish big dreams working together as colleaguesBarbie Careers Dolls -- Explore news-related careers and be in front of or behind the camera with this TV new team set. The news anchor doll is ready to broadcast the latest news in a rose dress, matching shoes and a blue necklace; a microphone helps her report. The camerawoman doll can follow the story in a cool blue shirt, denim pants, and brown boots; a camera, headset and press pass help her capture it all on film.

Image: BARWA Lot 20 Items 10 Set Fashion Handmade Clothes Outfit 10 Pairs Shoes for 11.5 Inch Girl DollHandmade Clothes Outfit for Barbie -- 10 sets different clothes and 10 pairs of shoes satisfy your child's dressing fun. Children can dress up dolls according to their preferences which will enrich their imagination. Give these doll clothes for Children's Day, Birthday, Holiday and fun party favors to little girls and teens. Your kids will love them!

Barbie Coloring and Activity Books

Image: My 20 Years with Barbie: Advice Guide for Beginner Collectors | Kindle Edition | by Marcos Juan Quesada (Author), Margarita Juan Quesada (Translator). Publication Date: March 3, 2019
My 20 Years with Barbie:
Advice Guide for
Beginner Collectors
Amazon Freebies:

🚶‍♀️ Free Barbie ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

🚶‍♀️ Read Barbie ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🚶‍♀️ Free Barbie apps

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🚶‍♀️ Listen to Barbie Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🚶‍♀️ Watch Barbie Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

🚶‍♀️ Listen to Barbie Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

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Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

🚶‍♀️ Printable Barbie Princess Bookmarks

🚶‍♀️ PDF activity sheets - Barbie

🚶‍♀️ Barbie Connect the Dots Worksheets Printables

🚶‍♀️ Free Barbie Sewing Patterns

🚶‍♀️ Free Barbie Online Invitations | Punchbowl

🚶‍♀️ Download A Papercraft Exo-Suit For Barbie

🚶‍♀️ Barbie Archives | Fun Family Crafts

🚶‍♀️ Sewing patterns on the Internet for Barbie, Ken, Skipper, Shelly/Kelly

🚶‍♀️ Crochet Pattern Central - Free Barbie Crochet Pattern Link Directory

🚶‍♀️ Barbie Party Printables

🚶‍♀️ Coloring Creations - Barbie Toys, Dolls, Playsets, Vehicles, and Dollhouses

🚶‍♀️ 50 Beautiful Barbie Coloring Pages

🚶‍♀️ Barbie - Fun games, activities, Barbie dolls and videos

🚶‍♀️ Download free and fun Barbie activities - coloring pages, printables

🚶‍♀️ Free Barbie ebooks

🚶‍♀️ Barbie Printables and Coloring Pages

🚶‍♀️ The Barbie Doll's Not-for-Kids Origins

🚶‍♀️ Barbie coloring pages

🚶‍♀️ Barbie: Coloring pages, Kids Crafts and Activities, Free Online Games

🚶‍♀️ Barbie.knits for Barbie, fashion doll knitting patterns

🚶‍♀️ Free Printable Barbie Birthday Card

🚶‍♀️ Barbie Wings Printable - Mother Natured

🚶‍♀️ 10 Free Barbie Sewing Patterns

🚶‍♀️ Barbie Word Search

🚶‍♀️ Barbie Party Theme Printables, Invitations and Decorations

🚶‍♀️ Online Memory game for kids - Barbie

🚶‍♀️ 69 Barbie pictures to print and color

🚶‍♀️ Over 300 Barbie coloring pages

🚶‍♀️ FREE Printable Barbie Birthday Party Invitation

🚶‍♀️ Barbie Craft Downloads |

🚶‍♀️ Barbie, fashion dolls, and Baby doll clothes patterns

🚶‍♀️ Barbie Crafts Archives | Kids Kubby

🚶‍♀️ Free Barbie Paper Doll

National Panic Day
- Hopefully, everything is going just swell in your life, and you have no need for this day. But, if problems and troubles are looming, try to hold off hitting the panic button until this day arrives. Don't worry. Don't fret. And, above all, don't panic. However, if ever there was a day to panic, today is that day. Run around all day in a panic, telling others you can't handle it anymore!

National Crabmeat Day
- A day dedicated to crab meat and all of the recipes it is related to, such as crab cakes and crab bisques. The blue crab is a type of crab commonly used for the production of processed crab meat. The annual amount of blue crab harvested from the Chesapeake Bay makes up fifty percent of the total landings in Maryland's commercial fisheries.

Bang-Clang Day
- This day celebrates the Battle of Hampton Roads (March 9, 1862), the first battle between armored ships, the Monitor and the Merrimac (the Virginia).

Joe Franklin Day (1926)
- Joe Franklin (born March 9, 1926) started in radio when he was 17 years old, as a record librarian at a New York City's WNEW. Even then, he knew his oddball trivia, and the station soon gave him a 15-minute show dedicated to nostalgia about vaudeville. Franklin started in the new medium of television in 1950, pretty much inventing the talk show. The Joe Franklin Show was the longest-running talk show on TV when it ended in 1990, though it has since been eclipsed in longevity by The Tonight Show. Franklin says he did more than 28,000 episodes of the show, which works out to about 1.9 episodes per day over 40 years, so it must be the longest run for one show with one host.

National Get Over It Day
- Based on the idea everyone has SOMETHING to get over. It is the day to finally get over that ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend, those stressful school or work-related issues, any fears, insecurities, embarrassing moments, bad relationships, etc. If you're not sure what YOU have to get over, just ask your friends what they're tired of hearing you complain about.

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