It’s always fun to tear off that last calendar page. Another successful trip around the sun! Seeing January 1 on the wall, desk, or phone makes you feel like anything’s possible in the next 365 days.
Now, we know you’re going to be busy the first week, celebrating New Year’s, making resolutions, breaking resolutions, swearing you’ll keep your resolutions next year, and suffering shock when the credit card bill from last month comes in. Once you’ve gotten over all of that, though, here are some other fun observances during the month.
1. January 9 - National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
My apartment in college was situated between a city officer and a sheriff’s deputy. I never got to have a party, but the trade-off was that it was the safest apartment in town.
2. January 12 - National Pharmacist Day
If you think taking a pill is better than being leeched, take a moment to appreciate how far medical knowledge has come. Then go thank your pharmacist.
3. January 14 – Shop for Travel Day
On this side of the planet, January can be bleak and cold. A common activity if you’re stuck indoors is to dream of the travel you’ll do when it warms up again.
4. January 22 – Library Shelfie Day
Created by the New York Public Library in 2014, this tradition encourages people to take pictures of their bookshelves and post them online.
5. January 29 – National Puzzle Day
My mom enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles, I like a good crossword puzzle, and my youngest likes code-based puzzles. There are puzzles for almost every taste.
6. 3rd Week – Hunt for Happiness Week
What makes you happy? If you don’t know, this is the week for you.
7. National Hobby Month
Bummed by nasty winter weather? It’s a great time to indulge in a hobby.
8. National Hot Tea Month
If you like to switch to tea in the afternoons, or just prefer tea to coffee overall, the whole month is for you.
These are just a few of the things you can celebrate in January. Not your speed? You can search for something else from our Home Page! Remember, too, U.S. orders of two or more mugs get free shipping!