There is nothing we could write in this post that would do this day justice. We remember those we have lost. We honor those you lost. And we take today to reflect. Our heart goes out to all of you who feel this sting 19 years later. We too have friends and family that were lost on this day and hold them in our hearts so close it makes it hard to breathe. But like all Americans, we are strong.

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National Scotch Day ❖ July 27, 2020

Highly regarded as a favorite end of the week drink to wind down, whiskey, particularly Scotch, has it's own recognized day of celebration. And although it falls on a Monday this year (not the best day for whiskey drinking), it makes it no less important. So let's delve into a little history of the liquor and its day of celebration.

Some History on Scotch Whiskey

So it is a broadly considered notion that the first people to distill alcohol were the Babylonians. This goes as far back as the second Millenium B.C. The higher probability is that fragrances and perfumes were more commonly processed this way and it wasn't really until about eh 13th century that we have written record o this process being used for consumable alcohol. It became more common practice in its evolution when monasteries began to use it for medicine. but it wasn't until the late 1400s before proof of it was found in Scotland. But this was long before whiskey was actually aged and not the sophisticated and smooth flavor you get today.

We now have 5 distinct classes of Scotch Whiskey; single malt, single grain, blended malt, blended grain & blended scotch. All of which has its own unique flavor and ofter us indicative of the region from which it comes. That being said, one defining rule about Scotch Whiskey is that it must be made in .... Scotland. No exceptions. And that it must be aged for no less than 3 years and have an alcohol percentage of 94.8% or less.

National Scotch Day Celebration

#NationalScotchDay is not just about the consumption of this fine alcoholic product, but also it's history and remembrance of its evolution from the raw form it came from the sophisticated art form it is today. Celebrating National Scotch Day is typically fairly simple, but in these current times of unrest and lock-down, you may find that those go to events and opportunities are just not available. One of the most alluring ways to celebrate today would have been to visit one of the hundreds of distilleries in Scotland and delve into the process, learn about its unique history, and even sample a few of the variations offered by that particular provider. With social distancing and public restrictions, it makes it very difficult to do that. So here are some ways you can celebrate Scotch Day safely:

  1. Purchasing Scotch Whiskey from your local liquor store in lieu of bars that are not currently open
  2. Hosting a small & private Scotch Whiskey tasting get together. You can even make Scotch infused dishes to serve
  3. Simply enjoying a drink with some friends
  4. Visiting a website or to of the hundreds of Scotch Whiskey distilleries, there are and even leaving a glowing review for the ones you deem worthy of your approval.

While we hope that you have a relaxing and enjoyable Scotch Whiskey Day, remember to drink responsibly (Scotch is great for sipping), don't drink & drive, and always look out for your friends (we don't want to hear about funny & tragic drinking & dialing episodes).

#HappyNationalScotchDay

 

National Hammock Day ❖ July 22, 2020
 
Today is National Hammock Day which is recognized yearly on July 22 to celebrate the universal symbol for relaxation. They were innovated by the Central & South American Mayans to sleeping or rest. A hammock is a sling made of fabric, rope or netting. This is then suspended between to trees which act as support posts. Originally, they were created from the woven bark out of the Hamack Tree which contributes to it's name “hamacas”.
 
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National Vanilla Ice Cream Day ❖ July 23, 2020
 
Today is National Vanilla Ice Cream Day, July 23rd, 2020. It tips its hat at the second most popular flavor in America. Take a bow, vanilla. I scream, you scream, we all scream for…VANILLA ICE CREAM!! Of course, the day is part of National Ice Cream Month and not too far behind National Ice Cream Day.
 
National Be Someone Day - July 21, 2020
 
On July 21st, National Be Someone Day challenges each of us to take ten seconds to make a difference in a child’s life.

What can you do in ten seconds? We can shift gears or water a plant. We can hear or tell a bad joke. In ten seconds, we can change our minds, and after doing so, say a prayer of thanks. When we walk into a room, in that time, we can register the pain in someone’s eyes and begin to provide comfort. We can praise and honor someone who deserves it!
 
National Moon Day - July 20, 2020
 
When Neil Armstrong stepped down onto the moon’s cratered surface with the words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind, ” every nation on earth seemed to breathe a collective sigh of relief. National Moon Day celebrates not only the historic lunar landing on July 20, 1969, but the day also reminds us of the uphill slog to get the space program literally off the ground.
 
On National Moon Day, we remember both the quirky and profound moments in the space race that ended with the Americans being the first to plant their flag on the moon. Stick around— the story is fascinating!
 
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World Emoji Day

Recognized on July 17, World Emoji Day is a holiday that validates our obsession over these ubiquitous graphic icons. While sometimes they may seem silly, according to various psychologists and researchers, they may play a vital role in the way we communicate today. In fact, Oxford Dictionary’s...... READ MORE

World Emoji Day Activities

  1. Have an Emoji only conversation
  2. Create Your Own Emojis
  3. Wear Your Favorite Emoji

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GET TO KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS DAY - Third Thursday of Each Quarter (January, April, July, October)

GET TO KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS DAY Get to Know Your Customers Day reminds businesses to reach out to patrons and get to know them better. The day is observed annually on the third Thursday of each quarter (January, April, July, October).

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National Give Something Away Day

Imagine a day when you could clean house and get rid of clutter, show someone that you care, gift small things to strangers, and generally making the world a better place. Yes, this day does, in fact, exist and on July 15 we celebrate National Give Something Away Day!
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Today WeCreateAwesome is giving away Free Business Card Designs to a limited number of people.

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NATIONAL TAPE MEASURE DAY - July 14

NATIONAL TAPE MEASURE DAY On July 14th, measuring twice means something extra on National Tape Measure Day. Alvin J. Fellows of New Haven, Connecticut made the lives of carpenters, electricians, seamstresses, and countless other tradesmen and craftsmen easier. On July 14, 1868, Fellows was granted a patent for "Improvements in Tape Measures" that created a whole new era for [...]

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