Category: September Month



    Lasagna. Pizza. Manicotti. Ravioli. Cannoli. What do all of these delicious dishes have in common? We make them all with Italian Cheese! September is National Italian Cheese Month, and there is no better time to celebrate the buttery, bold, creamy, crumbly, and nutty Italian Cheeses that are essential to our favorite Italian fare. After all, these are the memorable meals that bring families together!

    With as many as 450 varieties, Italian Cheese offers enough tastes and textures to satisfy every age group and palate. How many have you tried? Imagine the recipes!

    Mozzarella is the most popular cheese in the United States. The average American eats more than 11 pounds of this classic cheese every year. (Fantastico!) But our love affair with Italian Cheese does not end there. Other favorites include the versatile Ricotta and Provolone, hard cheeses like Parmesan and Romano, creamy selections like Fresh Mozzarella and Mascarpone. And don’t forget one-of-a-kind flavors like Bel Paese, Asiago, and Gorgonzola. The snacker in us also loves that Italian Cheese comes in Cheese Sticks – kids, we know how much you love it, too!

    Italian Cheese is full of a rich, flavorful history waiting to be shared. Many believe that Italian Cheese dates as far back as the Roman Empire, where many families had a special kitchen, called a caseale, used exclusively for making, aging, and storing cheese. Romans were passionate about creating and sharing their cheese, introducing the art of cheesemaking to other European countries. Today, fine Italian Cheese is made in both Italy and America. In addition, some Italian Cheeses earn Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status, ensuring the cheese was made in a specific region following traditional methods.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalItalianCheeseMonth

    Look no further for ways to celebrate Italian Cheese Month! We have a tasty list of ideas for you to try:

    • Create the ultimate cheese plate to sample and share with your coworkers.
    • Invite your friends over for a make-your-own-pizza party.
    • Or treat your family to decadent desserts like Cannoli and Tiramisu.
    • Try an Italian cheese you’ve never tasted before.
    • Host a cheese tasting party. Pair Italian cheeses with a variety of meats and wines for a more festive party.
    • Experiment with new recipes. Make a margarita pizza, homemade macaroni, or a cheese souffle.

    There are so many ways to celebrate Italian Cheese; all you need is an appetite! Then, share your favorites by using #NationalItalianCheeseMonth on social media.

    Also, visit Galbani® for Italian Cheese recipes all month long. Follow them for more great ideas on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.


    Galbani Logo2Galbani® cheese founded National Italian Cheese Month in 2017 to celebrate America’s love of Italian Cheese.

    The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared the day to be celebrated annually in September.




    Self–Care Awareness Month in September is a time to remind us that taking care of ourselves, first and foremost, is essential. Self-care is often neglected in our everyday lives. We all tend to put others’ needs before our own and it is crucial to remember, that we cannot fill another’s cup from our own empty vessel. While getting a massage or taking a walk are beautiful examples of taking time for our well-being, self-care can be more expansive than that.

    Self-care knows no boundaries. It is something that everyone, without any exclusions, can benefit from practicing on a daily basis. True self-care is not self-centered nor selfish; it is simply keeping yourself the focus of your own life. It’s about paying attention to how you feel in each moment, communicating clearly, speaking up for yourself, and saying yes or no… guilt-free.

    HOW TO OBSERVE Self-Care Awareness Month

    Use the month of September to make self-care a part of your daily routine – practice being good to yourself. It can be as simple as a conscious breath in the morning or as luxurious as time away from the pressures of everyday life. The kindness we show towards ourselves will manifest into a kinder world.

    Show us how you take care of yourself by using the following hashtags when posting on your social media accounts:
    #SelfCareAwarenessMonth #selflove #selfcarechallenge #evolvetolive

    Follow Evolve to Live on Instagram and on Facebook for the 30-Day Self-Care Awareness Month Challenge.


    Evolve to Live founded Self-Care Awareness Month to raise awareness of the incredible benefits of individual self-care. When practiced regularly, self-care creates significant personal, social and economic benefits.

    The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared Self-Care Awareness Month to be observed annually in September beginning in 2017.




    Keeping your resumé up to date is a good habit to have.  When we’re not in the habit, International Update Your Resumé Month in September marks our calendars to remind us to freshen them up with all our latest skills and achievements.

    From the 1930s to the 1960s, resumes became an institutional requirement when applying for a job. Resumes have taken shape in many different forms. Today, there are 4 types of basic resume’s used by potential employees—Chronological, Functional, Combination and Targeted.

    Types of Resumès

    Chronological resumes present work history, personal achievements, and education in chronological order. Emphasis is given to work history in a chronological resume, naming the latest employment first. Unlike Chronological resumes, Functional resumes take the focus away from work history and place focus on skills and abilities. Combination resumes put emphasis on work history, skills and abilities to allow employers to see everything equally. Targeted resumes allow applicants to customize their resume according to the position being applied for.

    Choosing which resume type depends on the individual. However, a resume should always look professional and easy to read. It’s important to be consistent. Focus on the information you are trying to present to potential employers. Before presenting a resume, recheck for spelling and grammatical errors. Choosing the right action verbs to describe your skills and accomplishments might be the deciding factor in gaining employment. Be creative!

    Be Prepared

    Whether you climb the corporate ladder or are currently pounding the pavement, polishing your resumé with your most recent accomplishments and acquired knowledge will keep talent seekers aware of your abilities. Avoid the anxiety when opportunity knocks or the unfortunate occurs and you realize the resumé needs major updating. Recalling years of achievement is much more difficult than an annual updating.


    Look at the last year’s goals and accomplishments. Make those advancements and changes to your resumé and use #UpdateYourResumeMonth to share on social month.


    Professional resumes date back to 1482 when Leonardo da Vinci made a decision to put his personal accomplishments on paper. Though written in the form of a letter, da Vinci made an attempt to secure employment for the Duke of Milan, Ludovico Sforza, as a military engineer. Da Vinci eventually left employment with the Duke of Milan and became a full-time artist. A decade after leaving Milan, da Vinci made his return to the city. Finding himself once again under the charge of Duke Sforza, this time it was to create the masterpiece now known as The Last Supper.

    Career Directors International first founded International Update Your Resume Month as a reminder to update your resumé.

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    When a natural disaster, digital malfunctions or human error occurs, treasured memories are lost forever. Save Your Photos Month reminds us to back up our digital pictures, scan and save the vintage ones.

    Since the advent of photography, humans have been capturing images and documenting history. Today’s photos preserve our memories in vivid color, and we are taking more pictures than ever before! It can seem like an overwhelming task to document and preserve these precious memories, but it doesn’t have to be.

    When is Save Your Photos Day?

    Throughout the month, local organizations, businesses, and bloggers offer us photo preservation tips. These bits of advice cover the box of photos you collected from a grandparent to every digital photo on your electronic devices. All of them require some level of attention to protect and preserve them. Thankfully, the modern age we live in offers many more ways to save photos than ever before!

    • Keep original photos in a photo-safe container or album.
    • Create copies through scanning.
    • Back up digital photos. You can do this by saving them to jump drives, cloud services or printing them.
    • Document your photos. Include names, dates and places so future generations can save time identifying previous generations.
    • Do your best to document older photos. Those that have been handed down often are missing vital information. Connect with family members who may be able to identify the people and possibly add stories to go with the photo.
    • Join a heritage group online. You may be able to connect with more family members there.
    • Display your favorites!

    While for some this task may seem overwhelming, others will find it to be a worthwhile endeavor. Take a trip down memory lane and get your photos preserved and safe.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #SaveYourPhotosMonth

    Back up your digital photos on a regular basis to a jump drive or a cloud program. Display and share your favorites!  Don’t cage them in data forever. Include dates, names, ages, and locations on the pictures.  Ask family members about old photos now before the information is lost. You can find more information on saving your photos on the Save Your Photos Day page.

    Find more details at Save Your Photos. Use #SaveYourPhotosMonth to share on social media.


    The Photo Managers (formerly The Association of Personal Photo Organizers) promotes Save Your Photo Month each year in September.  Together with outreach campaigns, they provide a wealth of information and tools to help individuals preserve a lifetime of memories.




    National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month offers opportunities for families to prevent childhood obesity early and to address the issue early. Children who have obesity issues are more likely to have those same issues as adults. Addressing them now prevents lifelong health issues such as diabetes, certain cancers, heart and sleep disorders.

    Children with obesity may face physical, emotional and financial obstacles in the future, as well.


    Find out how to take action at and use #ChildhoodObesityAwarenessMonth to share on social media.



    Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Month is an annual designation observed in September.


    Use #PolycysticOvarianSyndromeAwarenessMonth to post on social media.


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    National Sewing Month in September! Sew it seams we should take time to honor the history of sewing and those who enjoy sewing!

    The art of sewing dates back to 25,000 B.C.E., otherwise known as the Upper Paleolithic Age. During this time, sewing was used to make clothing and shelter. Early materials consisted mostly of hide from animals and plant leaves. Early threading consisted of thin strips of animal hide. Furthermore, the use of bone and ivory was used as the first forms of needles.

    Most people think of sewing as it relates to the invention of the sewing machine by Thomas Saint in 1750. Later, in 1851, Isaac Singer perfected the existing device. Singer’s prototype became the industry standard of what we know as the sewing machine. Up until the 19th century, sewing had been done by hand. Sewing societies began to form widely in the 1860s.

    It might seem that sewing is a dying trade, but surprisingly, it’s still enjoyed by people from all walks of life. Sewing is a hobby enjoyed by millions of people throughout the world. Used as a great way to relax, sewing can help you clear your mind of daily hassles so you can enjoy the simple things in life. Creating quilts, clothing and other masterpieces will bring you personal satisfaction to you every time. Whether you like to sew from scratch, alter clothing or re-purpose your wardrobe, sewing is a pleasurable activity to enjoy solo or with friends.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalSewingMonth

    Explore your local community to find a sewing club to join. Whether you’re a beginner or a novice sewer, the rewards of sewing with peers is great for relaxing and socializing. You never know, you might even learn some new tricks from an expert!

    Use #NationalSewingMonth in your social media correspondence.

    Educators and families, visit the National Day Calendar Classroom for project ideas that help you to Celebrate Every Day!


    National Sewing Month began in 1982 with the proclamation by President Ronald Reagan. The Sewing and Craft Alliance and the American Sewing Guild serve as sponsors.


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  • National Preparedness Month


    Disasters don’t plan ahead, but you can. The entire month of September observes National Preparedness Month.

    No matter where you live, you are subject to disasters. Natural disasters and man-made disasters affect everyone and cause severe damage and endanger lives. Hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, landslides, wildfires, hot spells, or cold spells are all natural disasters that can be deadly to people and property. Man-made disasters such as terrorism, crime, power outages, famines, or war are just as terrifying as natural disasters. Therefore, preparation is essential for the safety of you and your family. It can also ensure valuable personal possessions are taken care of properly before you lose them.

    Family First

    Deciding how long a disaster will last and the after-effects are the first step in preparation. Depending on the type of emergency, you may need food and water for a few days. Food that is easily stored and prepared is critical during a disaster. When disaster strikes, you want to make sure your family has water to last for a specified duration of time. Safety experts recommend each family member have 1 gallon of water per day to remain hydrated. Packing away essential items is another way to help you prepare. Suggested items include:

    • Eating utensils
    • Small stoves that run off propane or a grill for cooking
    • Matches
    • Candles
    • Blankets
    • Batteries
    • Flashlights
    • Extra clothes
    • Canned food
    • First Aid Kit

    Try not to forget about family activities! Pack away some board games, cards, or books to help the time pass by. Having things for children to do will also keep their minds at ease.

    More than half of all parents lack a designated meeting place to fall back to in an emergency. Family fire drills may seem silly, but they do serve a purpose. Unfortunately, many Americans don’t have a list of emergency contact numbers either. Make sure the entire family has memorized any numbers that are of significance in the case of disaster.

    Personal Property

    Finally, personal property is always a concern when a natural disaster hits. Though it’s not always possible, you can do a few things to make sure you save the valuable documents that mean the most to you. If you have a computer, you can scan any documents and put them on an external drive. Store the drive someplace safe and dry. With today’s technology, we can save our photo memories more easily. If saving photographs of the family is important, consider scanning them on an external so you can reprint them if the originals are lost or destroyed. Most importantly, make sure your insurance policies are up-to-date. You can visit your insurance agent any time to review what you have, what is covered, and what options you have if a disaster destroys your home or vehicles.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalPreparednessMonth

    Preparing for a disaster might seem like an impossible task, and we hope you never have to experience one. But if you do, government agencies like FEMA and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as organizations like the American Red Cross, provide excellent websites with enough information to get you started. These websites also offer suggestions on planning in specific instances, like being without power for weeks. Your insurance companies will also have the information you can use as you prepare. Insurance companies encourage families to prepare for disasters. It makes their jobs easier once the emergency is over, and it also gives you peace of mind that you were covered correctly.

    Use #NationalPreparednessMonth in social media postings.


    The Department of Homeland Security designated September as National Preparedness Month to educate the public on the importance of disaster preparation.




    Every September, National Mortgage Professional Month recognizes the professionals who play a role in helping people finance the dream of homeownership. 

    Since 2011, home sales in the United States have steadily grown, meaning each year more and more people are buying a home. Whether it’s a first home or the next home, mortgage professions understand how exciting and stressful the process can be. A mortgage professional takes on the task of making sure everything is in place by closing day. They may be loan officers, processors, underwriters, servicers, insurers, or other mortgage professionals, but all of them work hard to make your home loan a reality. 

    Their varied roles may include:

    • Reviewing loan applications
    • Verifying credit
    • Processing loan applications
    • Appraising the property
    • Examining the title
    • Verifying the purchase price, annual percentage rate, and term of the loan
    • Preparing the loan

    Most people are not aware of the number of people and amount of work involved between the moment someone decides to buy a home and the day the final contracts are signed. 

    HOW TO OBSERVE #MortgageProfessionalMonth

    During September, give a mortgage professional you know a shout-out. Recommend them to someone who is looking for a new home. Let them know you appreciate all they do to help people achieve homeownership. If you’re considering purchasing a home, learn about the process and what to expect. 

    Use #MortgageProfessionalMonth to share on social media. 


    In 2015, United Guaranty founded National Mortgage Professional Month to honor all mortgage professionals.

    The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared the first Mortgage Professional Month in 2015 to be observed in September annually.


    United Guaranty Corporation – Jo Fleischer 1-336-333-0433