Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Commercial Calendar - What's your favourite day?

With Valentines Day coming up I thought I would delve into the crazy world of the commercial calendar and whether we are falling victim to the ever-expanding pressure to shower each other in gifts for each of these days.

So far this year we have already "celebrated":

  • National Bird Day - Jan 5th
  • Cuddle Up Day - Jan 6th
  • National Dress Up Your Pet Day - Jan 14th
Miss these? Me too!

Valentines Day has to be the most impressive though. I have never felt so much pressure to express my feelings towards someone, surely you can do this any day of the week?! It seems to me that Christmas finishes and straight away I am surrounded by hearts, flowers and teddy bears. I have never seen so many variations of cards before, there is something for everyone - boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, best friend, secret crush, cat, dog...!

We do have a few delights to look forward to over the next few months but my personal favourite has to be... Hug a ginger day - March 30th.

What do you think of all these days?

Ciao x

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm, I wonder how many of these originate in the USA, should one bother to find out?

    Better stick Dress Your Pet in the diary then?