Monday, October 3, 2011

Happy October!!!

It's a brand new month and you know what that and funky observances and holidays!
This month has extra special meaning for me because it is the month of my birth SOOOO I thought it would be fun to have the normal give-a-way of stamps (shown below) but in addition to the stamps I will also draw a second "Birthday" winner which will receive a fun surprise!

October -

Flower -

Calendula & Cosmos

Zodiac Signs -

Libra (9-23 thru 10-22)
Scorpio (10-23 thru 11-21) (That's me!!!)


Opal; Tourmaline; Pink Sapphire
Month Long Observances
Bat Appreciation Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Computer Learning Month
Country Music Month
Family History Month
German – American Heritage Month
Gourmet Adventures Month
Hispanic Heritage Month
National Apple Month
National Book Month
National Caramel Month
National Chili Month
National Cookie Month
National Dessert Month
National Pasta Month
National Potato Month
National Pretzel Month
National Pork Month
National Stamp Collecting Month
National Tomato Month
National Seafood Month
Pizza Month
Polish American Heritage Month
Popcorn Poppin' Month
Spinach Lovers Month

Weekly Observances
 Week One
Newspaper Week
Get Organized Week
National Pickled Pepper Week
National Fire Prevention Week
Universal Children's Week
Week Two
Space Week
Metric Week
Pet Peeve Week
Squirrel Awareness Week
Fire Prevention Week
Week Three
Wildlife Week
World Rainforest Week
National School Bus Safety Week
National Forest Products Week
Week Four
National Magic Week
World Rainforest Week
Red Ribbon Celebration
Peace, Friendship and Goodwill Week
Daily Observances 
October 1
Farm Animals Day
International Frugal Fun Day
International Day of Older Persons
Walt Disney World Opens
World Card Making Day
World Vegetarian Day
October 2
Change A Light Today
Charlie Brown & Snoopy's Birthday
Guardian Angle Day
Name Your Car Day
National Custodial Workers Day
National French Fried Scallop Day
World Farm Animals Day
October 3
Butterfly and Hummingbird Day
Child Health Day
October 4
Balloons Around the World Day
Golf Lovers Day
National Taco Day
Ten-Four Day
Toot Your Own Flute Day
World Day for Animals
October 5
Balloons Around the World Day
Bath Tub Party Day
Do Something Nice Day
National Apple Betty Day
Smile Day
World Teachers Day
October 6
German American Day
Ivy Day (Ireland)
Mad Hatter Day
National Noodle Day
October 7
Bald & Free Day (7th & 14th)
Lee's National Denim Day
National Frappe Day
World Smile Day
October 8
Universal Music Day
October 9
Curious Events Day
Fire Prevention Day
Leif Erikson Day
National Chess Day
World Post Day

October 10
Columbus Day
National Angel Food Day
National Kick Butt Day
Native American Day
Thanksgiving Day (Canada)
October 11
Bring Your Teddy Bear to School Day
It’s my Party Day
National Sausage Pizza Day
October 12
Old Farmers Day
(go kiss an old farmer J)
Scream and Shout Day
Top Spinning Day
October 13
International Skeptics Day
Train Your Brain Day
October 14
Bald is Beautiful Day
National Chocolate Covered Insect Day
National Dessert Day!!!!
World Egg Day
October 15
Grouch Day
International Day of Rural Women
National Mushroom Day
National Poetry Day
Sweetest Day

October 16
National Boss' Day
Dictionary Day
World Food Day

October 17
Black Poetry Day
National Cake Decorating Day
National Pasta Day
Wear Something Gaudy Day

October 18
Boost Your Brain Day
No Beard Day
National Chocolate Cup Cake Day
World Menopause Day 
October 19
Evaluate Your Life Day
October 20
Brandied Fruit Day
October 21
Babbling Day
Count Your Buttons Day
National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

October 22
Make A Difference Day
National Nut Day
October 23
Mother-in-Law Day
National Boston Cream Pie Day
National Mole Day
October 24
Black Cat Day
National Bologna Day
United Nations Day

October 25
National Greasy Foods Day
Sourest Day
World Pasta Day
October 26
Mule/Donkey Day
(woohoo!  Gotta give Zeke & Eli an extra hug today!!)
National Mincemeat Day
***October 27***
My Birthday!!!!
Jack-o-lantern Day
National Potato Day
National Tell a Story Day (Scotland/UK)
Navy Day
Wicked Witch Day
October 28
Frankenstein Friday
Ghost Buster’s Day
International Bandana Day
National Bread Sticks Day
National Chocolate Day
Plush Animal Lover’s Day
(that’s me!)
St. Jude’s Day

October 29
Dracula Bites Day
Hermit Day
Internet Day
National Cat Day
National Forgiveness Day
National Pancake Day
October 30
Devil's Night / Mischief Night
Haunted Refrigerator Night
National Candy Corn Day
October 31
National Caramel Apple Day
National Magic Day

And here is the set of stamps I'm going to be giving away this month....

If you'd like a chance at winning this set of stamps simply post a comment with your favorite holiday and/or obervance(s) for October!

You have until 10-16-11 to post your comment to be entered to win!

And remember - I'll be giving away a 2nd Mystery Prize to one lucky reader to help celebrate my birthday!!!!

Happy October Everyone!!!!


  1. I like Butterfly/Hummingbird Day (the 3rd) - just spotted a hummer at a feeder today!

  2. These lists you posts are always so fun to read Roni! Favorite Day for me is Halloween... good memories of lots of fun! October 18th is right at the top of my list too.... National Chocolate Cupcake Day!

    Hope you have a funtabulous Birthday Roni!

  3. Wow roni, you've busy with your lists! My fav holiday in October her in nz is labour weekend, which this year starts on sat 22nd ! Thanks for the chance to win these spooky sets, debi x

  4. i love the monthly lists..all nice to look forward to..well what can i say Oct. 28..national chocolate day..of love the stamps!!!..thx for the chance to win..loves ya

  5. Always a fun read! Love your monthly date posts. My favorite day in Oct is my baby boys birthday. He'll be 31 this year! ACK!

  6. My favorite is Halloween, I'd love to win these stamps. Blogger is being nasty so I had to post annonymous. Shari (cricutrookie)

  7. Happy October 27th Birthday Miss Roni. My Grandma was October 30th and that is my favorite day of October. She gave in and always dressed like a witch for Birthday/Halloween. Enjoy your month my dear...

  8. Dracula Bites Day is appropriate for
    October! Love the Halloween time of year! My favorite season with the leaves turning color.
    Happy Birthday month to you also!

  9. Happy October! It's also happy new (fiscal) year where I work, and I am picking World Vegetarian Day, October 1, as my favorite. I am not a vegetarian, but my husband is, and he has taken on cooking as a hobby and is COOKING ALL OF OUR MEALS!! What could be better than that? So in his honor, I will select October 1 as my celebration day.

  10. WOW! There are a LOT of holiday/observances in October!! My fav is Halloween, not only because it's a super fun/creepy night to dress up and get crazy, but it's also me and my hubby's wedding anniversary!! 7 years this year! woohoo! Happy Birthday!!

  11. october 26: my B-Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  12. I love your lists Roni! Halloween has to be my favourite day in October as it's my Husband's Birthday too. I always said that I marries a werewolf LOL! Closely followed by 27th, my Son's Birthday, we have a busy week that week! Judith xx

  13. Happy Birthday Roni! October is my b-day month too so the whole month is my favorite!

  14. October 28th Chocolate Day! Gotta love that day.

    Than for the lists. I had no ides there was so much in October to celebrate and have fun with.


  15. I have 2. I love the be nice day and the Forgiveness day. I am teaching my kids that right now. Thanks for sharing all of these. And who cannot love the angel food day? My fav.

  16. My favorite month is Oct. also. I share your birthday month. However on my day it says to go kiss an old farmer. My husband has bees so I guess I could consider him an old bee farmer. Yea, that will work. Happy Birthday to us.
    Jean Fisher

  17. Well, I found the Squirrel Awareness Week funny. It makes me think of the movie "UP!"

  18. My favorite day in October is Halloween. My very favorite holiday is July 4th because it's my birthday! Thanks for the chance to win!

  19. Happy birthday, Roni; I hope you have a wonderful year! My favorite observance this month is October 2nd; that's my wedding anniversary. My sweet hubby and I just celebrated 12 years of wedded bliss... most of it blissful anyway. ;) I'm also partial to October 4th; that's the day we met, 14 years ago today.

    Happy October, everyone!

  20. what fabulous lists ! I have to choose October 29th, National Cat Day as we have just rescued a dumped cat and kitten( also love the fact it is Dracula bites day)

    Have a great birthday Roni

  21. My favorite is Halloween.
    Thank you for the October list!

  22. ooh! October the 18th sounds really good!! National Chocolate cupcake day!! yummy - then after I am full of cake I will be looking forward to Halloween!!!

  23. Cookie month, desert month, pretzel month, hmmm I think I see a theme. But I think I really like October 10, National Kick Butt Day!!!

    Happy birthday, I hope all your birthday wishes come true!

  24. well I never really liked Halloween season ...until this year... now I cant get enuf. You do impress me with these lists tho..where u find time to compile them or even how u find this stuff is amazing to me!Im ignoring National chocolate day...need to give it up for a bit :(

  25. So, how about if I say that my favorite October holiday is Roni's birthday??!!! You might think that I'm kissing up...and um, I probably am...!!! But I do seriously wish you a wonderful birthday month!
    After your birthday (smile), I also like Squirrel Awareness Day (just because it' so fun to say), World Card Making Day (because hey, I'm a crafter!), World Animal Day, and Bath Tub Party Day!

  26. Last year I celebrated Bald & Free Day and this year I'm celebrating having hair again after chemo! It's my birthday on the 22nd and Happy Birthday to you on the 27th. My favorite holiday this month? Hmmm...Squirrel Awareness Week! Love the fall here in Maine! Anne, yourmainestamper

  27. October is a bittersweet month for me! It contains both of my parents Dad's on October 11th & my Mom's on October 14th. I used to send both of their cards on the same day because I couldn't always remember which one fell on which day!! Silly but it worked!! However, my Dad passed away on October 1st one year after he retired. My parents had 40 years together and 25 years later my Mom finally joined him. Almost to the day! Hence the bittersweet! But they are together again and that's all that matters!

  28. Wow! Happy October! Happy Birthday:) My favorite day in october is Hallowen, Im reading thats is National Caramel Apple Day and
    National Magic Day. Its so great! I like this day 3 times stronger! kisses

  29. I like Halloween, dress up as your favorite character. Have happy B-day.

  30. How cool, your lists are fantastic. October seems to be a yummy month ;) Spinach lovers month - just right for me. And as I love chocolate, too, the 18th is a day for me: National Chocolate Cupcake Day.

  31. Never knew there are so many observances in October. My favorite would have to be Oct. 28th...NATIONAL CHOCOLATE DAY...wooo-hooo!!

    All things are possible with just a little bit of chocolate.

  32. October 30th is a favorite for me...

    National Candy Corn Day

    Enjoy a handful of this sweet Fall treat. And, what perfect timing. National Candy Corn Day comes just a day before Halloween. That means you can eat plenty of it, before you go out Trick or Treating.

    Sue Bockrath

  33. Happy Birthday Month to you! Have you eaten any pork today? I love National Pork Month! The local stores are selling yummy pork loins at ridiculously low prices and we are taking full advantage of it.

  34. Love your monthy lists! My favorite observance in Oct. is my first borns birthday,Oct. 11 and my dear father in laws birthday, Oct.12. An early wish to you also for a Happy Birthday! Thanks for offering such cool stamps for a giveaway, please add my name for a chance to win!
    Olde Crow Mercantile

  35. Roni, Thanks for your monthly lists. At work we have a morning meeting and then we put brief minutes out to all employees. I work at the Perry County District Library and we have 6 branches. This daily brief keeps us all connected. I have the Friday brief and I always go to your list for something interesting to add.
    Thaks again.

  36. My birthday is in October too, so I love it! But I love that Oct. 19th is evaluate your life day---nothing else shares that day because really isn't that enough for one day!? Thanks for getting this big o' list! Have a great B-day!

  37. I love the National Chocolate Cupcake day. Chocolate anything is great. Thanks for the chance to win the stamps.


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