NATIONAL JOYGERM DAY
On January 8th, National Joygerm Day annually reminds people across the country that by being positive and treating people with kindness, they can influence those around them and pass that positive attitude on to others. When we share good moods, we impact the lives of people around us and those people become infected with that same positive joy and spread it to others.
Laugh, smile, be kind, inspire and spread the one type of germ that is good for everyone to catch!
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalJoyGermDay
Throughout the day, see how often you can spread the JoyGerm! Use #NationalJoyGermDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL JOYGERM DAY HISTORY
Founded in 1981 by a rather joyful and exuberant woman, Joan White, National JoyGerm Day spread infectiously across the nation through TV interviews, radio shows, newsletters, magazines, postcards, hug coupons and well, the pure joy of its founder.
Joan White tells National Day Calendar, JoyGerms LTD’s members are in all 50 states, and there are more than 180,000 card-carrying members around the world. Yes, JoyGerms get free membership cards. But seriously, she spreads her Joygerms to others through this day and many other ways as well. Even in a simple e-mail, she evokes a smile and glee that is contagious and for which there is hopefully no known cure.
NATIONAL BUBBLE BATH DAY
On a cold winters day, relaxing in a nice warm/hot bubble bath sounds like the perfect way to commemorate National Bubble Bath Day, which is celebrated annually on January 8th.
The bubbles on top of the water (also known as foam bath or foaming bath) insulate the bathwater, keeping it warmer for a more extended period.
- Children find bubble baths fun and enjoy playing with the bubbles, which entice them to take their baths.
- Some bubble bath, bath foam, or foaming bath serves a dual purpose and can also be used to wash skin or hair.
- Bath foam preparations may be in the form of a liquid, gel, or as solids in the form of powders, grains, or tablets.
According to the AC Nielsen Data, Mr. Bubble is the #1 brand of bath products in the United States, and in 2011 it celebrated its 50th birthday. Mr. Bubble is a brand of bath products made by The Village Company.
The brand’s slogan is “Makes Getting Clean Almost as Much Fun as Getting Dirty!”
In 1961, Mr. Harold Schafer and the Gold Seal Company of North Dakota, USA, founded Mr. Bubble. The Gold Seal company manufactured and distributed Mr. Bubble until 1986 when the company was sold. Over time, Mr. Bubble bubble bath products have been reformulated. They are tear-free, dermatologist-tested, hypoallergenic, and pediatrician tested. Mr. Bubble TV show appearances include:
- Family Guy
- The Simpsons
- 1983 Eddie Murphy Delirious
- 1987 Gold Through the Fire
- 1996 Ed (starring Matt LeBlanc)
- Everybody Loves Raymond (Season 3)
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalBubbleBathDay
Prepare yourself a relaxing bubble bath. Bubble baths offer health benefits, too.
- Relieve congestion – During the dry winter months, we are more susceptible to colds and chest infections. Let the steam from a bubble bath help loosen congestion and sooth a cough.
- Ease sore muscles – Are muscles aching from new year’s workouts? Ease the ache with a warm bubble bath. Add some Epsom salts, too.
- Sleep better – Add some lavender oil to your bubble bath at night and relax your body and mind before bed. Relaxed muscles combined with the lavender will nudge your body toward a better sleep routine.
- Reduce tension – Let the worries of the day wash away.
Share why you enjoy a bubble bath.
Use #BubbleBathDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL BUBBLE BATH DAY HISTORY
The country has been celebrating the day since at least 1999. However, we’ve been unable to find the creator of the day. Maybe they’re still taking a bubble bath.
NATIONAL ARGYLE DAY
National Argyle Day on January 8th celebrates the pattern derived from the tartan of Clan Campbell, of Argyll in western Scotland. The pattern has been used for kilts and plaids and the patterned socks (known as a tartan hose) worn by Scottish Highlanders since at least the 17th century. Each year it is recognized and honored on this day.
Occasionally you may find argyle spelled argyll.
Most commonly referred to as the overall pattern made of diamonds or lozenges, the word argyle sometimes indicates a single diamond in the design. Layers of overlapping motifs are found in most argyle layouts. The overlapping patterns add a sense of three-dimensionality, movement, and texture. Typically the pattern includes an overlay of intercrossing diagonal lines on solid diamonds.
The Duke of Windsor, a luxury knitwear manufacturer and importer, helped increase argyle’s popularity. Like many other manufacturers, the Duke used the argyle design pattern for golf clothing. Designers embraced the use of argyle on both jerseys and long socks as part of the plus-fours trouser fashion of the day.
Argyle knitwear became fashionable in the USA after the first world war.
U.S. Open and PGA champion, Payne Stewart (1957-1999) was known and loved by his fans for his bright and flashy outfits of tams, knickerbockers, and argyle socks.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalArgyleDay
Argyle never really left the fashion world. Whether the pattern compliments a wardrobe or adds charm to a home, argyle provides classic style. Share your favorite argyle pattern. While you explore your wardrobe, invite your co-workers to celebrate as a team. Go argyle for the day in the office or at home. Drape it over your chair or wear it in your hair. Argyle goes on the feet, around the neck or even on your fingernails.
Host a contest to see who’s the most argyle among you. From head to toe, we’re sure someone loves their argyle more than anyone else.
Wear your favorite argyle sweater, socks, ties, and hats. Go shopping for an argyle fashion accessory to update your wardrobe. We want to see how you dress up for the day, too. Be sure to share, using #NationalArgyleDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL ARGYLE DAY HISTORY
Keely McAleer founded this dimensional textile celebration in 2008.
NATIONAL WINTER SKIN RELIEF DAY
As winter kicks into high gear, National Winter Skin Relief Day on January 8 reminds us of all the ways we can keep our skin from withering under the harshest of elements.
The dropping temperatures outside and rising thermostats inside sap the amount of moisture in the air. Our skin is first to notice.
Joshua Zeichner MD, Director of Cosmetic & Clinical Research at The Mount Sinai Hospital, makes a few recommendations to help us keep our skin hydrated through the winter. When the chill sets in, avoid the temptation to take those long, hot showers. The heat strips skin of its natural oils (called ceramides) and causes inflammation. Causing the skin cells to swell, when they dry they become loose like poorly grouted tiles and crack.
Instead, take shorter, lukewarm showers and use gentle cleansers. Harsh soaps with surfactants and claims of pH balance can be harsh on the skin. And don’t scrub! Be tender and let the water and lather do the work.
If you have dry, cracked skin, look for a cream or ointment with light petrolatum, hyaluronic acid and ceramides – the natural fats that make up the grout between the skin cell tiles. ~ Joshua Zeichner MD
After bathing, pat the skin dry with a soft towel. Rubbing causes more irritation and inflammation. With the door closed to keep the humidity in, add a moisturizer.
When dressing, wear layers. The closest layer should be made of natural fibers. Soft fabrics like flannel and cotton cause little to no irritation compared to synthetic materials. Layers also are more effective against cold weather.
Winter skin relief comes many forms. Our skin needs hydration at night, too. Adding humidity to the air with a cool mist humidifier will not only hydrate your skin but will also provide a more restful sleep.
HOW TO OBSERVE #WinterSkinReliefDay
Use #WinterSkinReliefDay to share on social media.
NATIONAL WINTER SKIN RELIEF DAY HISTORY
The makers of CeraVe Skincare founded National Winter Skin Relief Day to bring awareness to all the extra attention winter skin needs.
About Valeant Consumer Healthcare:
Valeant Consumer Healthcare is a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC. Valeant Consumer Healthcare, one of the fastest growing consumer products companies in the U.S.*, offers a wide range of products that improve people’s lives in the eye care, skincare, and vitamin categories, including flagship brands such as Biotrue® solution, CeraVe® skincare, and PreserVision® eye vitamins. In addition to the vast product portfolio, Valeant Consumer Healthcare has a consistent new product pipeline that is developed via collaborative partnerships with healthcare professionals.
*based on retail sales
NATIONAL ENGLISH TOFFEE DAY
On January 8th, National English Toffee Day celebrates a favored confection that’s been enjoyed across the country for generations.
In the United States, English toffee is a popular variant of the original toffee. A butter confection topped with almonds, it’s made by caramelizing white sugar with butter and can be both hardened or chewy. The Heath bar is a type of candy bar made with an English toffee core.
However, the British make toffee with only brown sugar, not white. And while they typically do not add nuts, they will add a layer off chocolate. Don’t hesitate to try dark, milk or white chocolate with English toffee. All varieties add a different texture and flavor.
Both the American and British versions are enjoyed all year long, though.
HOW TO OBSERVE #EnglishToffeeDay
Gather up your ingredients. Making toffee can be both challenging and rewarding. It’s also a beautiful candy with delicious textures. Share it with the office or family members. We’ve even provided several recipes for you to try.
Visit your favorite bakery or candy shop to pick up an order of English toffee freshly made. Yes, some places still make it fresh.
Use #EnglishToffeeDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL ENGLISH TOFFEE DAY HISTORY
The National Confectioners Association recognizes this sweet observance. However, National Day Calendar continues to pursue the founders of the day.
Recipe of the Day
Dijon Honey Glazed Ham
Prep: 20 min
Cook: 2 hr
Total: 2 hr 20 min
Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit
1 (5-7lb.) store bought a ham
3/4 cup water
Place ham in roasting pan & pour water into the bottom of pan.
Cover with aluminum foil & bake for 90 minutes or until heated through, soft and tender.
Prepare Glaze after placing ham in oven.
3/4 cup honey
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
2 TBSP Dijon mustard
1/4 TSP ground black pepper
Mix glaze ingredients in saucepan heat over low heat until simmering. Stir until smooth and.Remove from heat.
Once ham is heated through brush the glaze over the top to cover completely.
Return ham to the oven & bake uncovered an additional 20 minutes allowing glaze to caramelize.
Cool ham 10 minutes before slicing.
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