It’s a shiny new year, full of possibilities! Did you make any resolutions? I know for the next couple of weeks, I won’t be able to cut through the gym’s parking lot on the way to my barber. It should be empty again after that, though, as people’s resolve wavers and they fall back into old habits. Personally, I resolved to make more recipes at home. For example, instead of going out to a restaurant to get spring rolls and Pad Thai, I’ll make it myself. If there’s one thing the internet has millions of, it’s recipes, so I should be able to find some that are just as good as the restaurant meals.
Of course, Mugdom’s resolution is to keep creating great mug designs for all of your interests! You saw the ones we focused on last month, so today we’re looking ahead to the celebrations in February. For being the shortest month of the year, it’s just as jam-packed with observances and holidays. Let’s get started!
1. Feb 3, The Day the Music Died
In 1959, a plane carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper (JP Richardson) crashed in Iowa, killing all aboard, but not before they made significant contributions to rock-n-roll and influenced everyone that came after them. We have all kinds of music mugs for the band members in your family.
2. Feb 9, Oscar Night
This year is the 92nd Academy Awards, when Hollywood celebrates itself. Even if you don’t watch the awards, you probably have a favorite movie. You might even know an actor or two. These acting mugs make great gifts!
3. Feb 10, Clean Out Your Computer Day
I always include this one because I think it’s important. #1, because it will make your computer run faster, and #2, because programmers don’t get the recognition they deserve. If you have an IT department, tell them thanks with a programmer mug!
4. Feb 11, Make a Friend Day
Everybody needs a friend. I’m an introvert, so I know how difficult it can be, but the effort is usually worth it. Plus, you’ll be prepared next February 5th, which is National Shower with a Friend Day. Your buddies will appreciate a thoughtful gift, such as one of our friend mugs!
5. Feb 14, Valentine's Day
I’m not even going to explain this one; you know it’s coming. I do want to mention that February 15th is Singles Awareness Day. Not everybody has (or wants) a romantic partner, so keep them in mind. For everyone else, we have Valentine’s Day mugs.
6. Feb 28, National Tooth Fairy Day
This is actually celebrated twice a year, six months apart. Just like your dental appointments. The next time you go in for your checkup, surprise your DDS with a dentist mug!
7. Last Week, National Engineers Week
They design our bridges, our sewer and water systems, our roads, our vehicles, manufactured items, and basically everything else that makes a modern civilization. They deserve an engineering mug at the very least.
8. All Month, National Bird Feeding Month
This is particularly important for those locations having winter right now. Not every bird flies south for the winter so make sure they have plenty of food. You’ll want some hot coffee or tea to fight off the chill, too, so get one of these fun bird mugs!
These are just a few of the collections we’re highlighting in February. Do you have a special day this month? Do a search from our home page to see more great designs! Remember, U.S. orders of two or more mugs get free shipping, too!