Most of us think of holidays as one of those few days our employer actually pays us to stay home. We all know the big ones: New Year's, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas. And yes, some employers are a little more generous but most likely you'll have no more than 7 days a year that you consider a holiday. Depending on your religious beliefs you may add a few more to that annual list, and find that you're up to a dozen or so.
For a day to be considered a "National Holiday" it needs to be declared so by Congress. And then of course we have the "commercial holidays" that we all love, which in effect are simply days that have become popular over the years. We all love them, but for some of us that just isn't enough. Organizations, corporation, and even loosely connected groups of people can "declare" a day for any reason they choose. Some of these days catch on and become popular with the general population, some remain only recognized by their creator, and some fizzle out and become a mere memory after only a year or two.
The point is - Every day, somewhere someone is celebrating something.

Monday, November 15, 2010

November 15 ~ America Recycles Day

Green Earth Eco Friendly for Earth Day bumpersticker

What a great idea for a holiday! The goal for today will be to see just how much you can recycle. Don't forget that doesn't just mean glass bottles and aluminum cans... There's an old saying..."waste not, want not"   Think about re-purposing those things that cannot be recycled.  No, I'm not suggesting you turn your old toilet into a planter for the front lawn...but I'm sure you can think of some ideas.  Before you throw it away try to think of what else you might use it for.  An old towel=cut up for dusting rags
A chipped dish=saucer for a planter
Old Tee Shirt (with some snipping and sewing)=grocery sack
Shower curtain=drop cloth
I found tons of ideas by doing a quick internet search:
Tip Nut's long list of ideas
Young House Love blog
Ideas from Hillbilly Houswife
E-How's ideas has tons of useful information
These are just a few...

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