October holidays

Major card sending holidays

  • Oct 03-04, 2014
    At the end of the ten “Days of Awe” comes the coup de grâce: Yom Kippur. But instead of a big feast or party, Yom Kippur is a solemn day of atonement for the Jewish community. It’s important to keep the people you love in mind, and sending a Yom Kippur greeting card is a thoughtful way to show them you care. During the... read more
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  • Oct 05, 2014
    "World Teachers’ Day, held annually on October 5th since 1994 - when it was created by UNESCO - celebrates teachers worldwide. Its aim is to mobilise support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers." Reproduced from Education International... read more
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  • Oct 16, 2014
    Didn’t you get the memo? It’s Bosses Day! Bosses aren’t generally celebrated so much as rather grudgingly respected. But every October 16 the water cooler warriors of the world come together en masse to enshrine their employers in office-related swag. This is perhaps the biggest day of the year for purchases of coffee... read more
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  • Oct 18, 2014
    This is your opportunity to show the "sweet" special in your life that you care by sending a few sweetest day cards. The holiday started in Ohio in 1922 by Herbert Birch Kingston. As a philanthropist and candy company employee he wanted to bring happiness to the less fortunate. He got famous actors to distribute candy... read more
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  • Oct 23, 2014
    It’s a holiday as epic as the Ramayana. Diwali, a holiday celebrated by three of India’s major religions, brings a monsoon of merriment during the autumn months. Diwali is known as the festival of lights, and many people choose to observe it by hanging light displays from their houses; some displays are so ornate that... read more
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  • Oct 31, 2014
    It’s that time again. Time to dust off that witch’s cap or that set of Frankenstein neck bolts, time to practice that Vincent Price voice or give your best rendition of “Fly My pretties!” And while you’re at it, don’t forget to pick up some dry ice and brain-shaped lollipops at the supermarket, along with a Halloween... read more
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Staff pick holidays

  • Oct 01-31, 2014
    Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) (also referred to in America as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM)) is a month long annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention... read more
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  • Oct 05-11, 2014
    Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire in 1871. On the 40th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire, the Fire Marshals Association of North America (today known as the International Fire Marshals Association), decided that the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire should henceforth be... read more
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  • Oct 17, 2014
    Break out the jumpsuits, leopard print and head-bands. This is your day to really go over the top with your apparel choices. The dictionary defines Gaudy as "cheaply showy in a tasteless way; flashy." We fully encourage you to live this day to its fullest potential. This is a make-believe holiday, but actually... read more
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  • Oct 25, 2014
    This is a celebration of people helping others. Neighbors helping neighbors, what is more American than that. This is a National holiday was first created by USA Weekend Magazine and always happens on the 4th Saturday in October. Each year millions of people across the United States volunteer in their communities... read more
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Other holidays

  • Oct 01-31, 2013
    Clergy Appreciation Month is a special time that congregations set aside each year to honor their pastors and pastoral families for the hard work, sacrificial dedication and multiple blessings provided by these special people. read more
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  • Oct 01-31, 2013
    With nearly 10 million animals entering local shelters across the country each year, the Adopt a Shelter Dog Month helps focus attention on the pet population problem we face in this country. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) suggests people who are looking for "man's best friend"... read more
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  • Oct 01-31, 2013
    Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the "Day of Unity" in October 1981 conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became an entire week... read more
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  • Oct 01-31, 2013
    If you love pizza, this is your chance to take advantage of deals, contests and activities sponsored by, you guessed it, pizza shops! We started researching the origins of this holiday, but instead got sucked into some interesting facts about pizza and we thought we'd share some of our favorites instead: *... read more
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  • Oct 01, 2013
    This day is observed annually on October 1. It is a day of celebration established by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977 and endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union in 1978, "To promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism."[1] It brings awareness to the ethical,... read more
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  • Oct 02, 2013
    World Farm Animals Day (WFAD), observed on (or around) October 2nd, is dedicated to exposing, mourning, and memorializing the more than 58 billion cows, pigs, turkeys, chickens, and other land animals who needlessly suffer and die every year in the world's factory farms and slaughterhouses. http://www.wfad.org/ read more
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  • Oct 03, 2013
    This is a day for tech professionals and organizations to volunteer their time, talent and skills to encourage students in grades K-12 to learn more about careers in technology. The event was started in 1999 by techies.com and a consortium of tech leaders. It quickly sputtered out by 2002 and their official website... read more
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  • Oct 04, 2013
    Many churches in the United States celebrate the Feast of St Francis of Assisi on October 4 each year. The feast commemorates the life of St Francis, who was born in the 12th century and is the Catholic Church’s patron saint of animals and the environment. It is a popular day for pets to be “blessed”. More information... read more
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  • Oct 04, 2013
    "Yes, it's the day we honor the Russian tipple that is Vodka. For this boozy occasion, we thought we would share how a liquor with no color, flavor or aroma got its own day to celebrate. Not that we need a reason, and not that it shouldn't! For a few thoughts on Vodka and how it got to your glass, we start at the... read more
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  • Oct 04, 2013
    The PGA created this day in 1952 to honor the game of Golf. The first event to honor this day was held at the Cog Hill Country Club, in Lemont, Illisnois and raised over $80k for charity. PGA members are encouraged to host charity fund-raising events to honor this day. read more
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  • Oct 04, 2013
    This congressionally recognized holiday honors Harvey Ball, the creator of the yellow smiley face symbol. After his death in 2001, a foundation was created to honor and promote this holiday. Here is an excerpt from their site (http://worldsmileday.com/): "As is well known by now throughout the world Harvey Ball, a... read more
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  • Oct 05, 2013
    The purpose of this day is to have fun on the cheap. It was originally created by Shel Horowitz to promote his book "The Penny-Pinching Hedonist: How to Live Like Royalty with a Peasant's Pocketbook." Frugal Fun Day is a day to enjoy fun activities that are cheap or free. read more
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  • Oct 05, 2013
    We know you're thinking this is a BS holiday. And you'd be right. But you'd also be missing a great opportunity to do something nice for the people you love. Buy them Greeting Card or perform some random acts of kindness. Pay-it-forward style. This is not a Congressionally recognized holiday. Figures. When was... read more
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  • Oct 06, 2013
    Go and take what you want....oh wait...no don't do that literally! But you should go grab what you want...oh no...don't do that either. This isn't even close to a real holiday. Its actually the name of a 2001 movie of the same name. For whatever reason eCard sites have picked up on it. Here at Nudgems we feel... read more
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  • Oct 06, 2013
    "MadHatterDay is a holiday in October. It fills the need for a second crazy day in the year, almost exactly half a year from April Fools' Day. The real spirit of MadHatterDay is turnabout: The nonsense we usually have to pretend is sane can be called madness for one day in the year; the superficially crazy things that... read more
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  • Oct 06-12, 2013
    It is a time to support, celebrate and recognize PAs. It is also a time to increase public awareness of the PA profession. The AAPA (sounds like the AARP, which probably does really like the AAPA owing that a lot of their business probably comes from their constituents). sponsors this week and encourages PAs to: *... read more
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  • Oct 07-11, 2013
    A yearly week sponsored by the National Association of Professional Organizers. The goal is to raise awareness about the need for efficiency and organization in our lives. Also they want you to buy a professional organizer from their directory. read more
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  • Oct 07-11, 2013
    A congressionally recognized holiday since 1992 that honors the people who serve and support customers with the highest degree of care and professionalism. At Card Gnome we also like to express ourselves to the customer service organizations that have made our lives hell over the previous year. read more
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  • Oct 07, 2013
    Now this is our kind of day. Honoring something delicious, frozen and usually caffeinated is easy! This isn't a nationally recognized holiday, but who cares, go get yourself some....you deserve it! read more
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  • Oct 07, 2013
    This day honors our shiny brethren. Whether you are bald by choice or circumstance. Revel in your freedom from haircare. There should be some special celebration, but this is not a recognized national holiday. Instead we are encouraging all those with hair to refrain from bald jokes for the day. read more
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  • Oct 09, 2013
    Now you are aware that your pets can be obese too. Visit http://www.petobesityprevention.com/ for more information on what you can do for your pudgy pet. read more
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  • Oct 09, 2013
    Leif Erikson Day is an annual American observance occurring on October 9. It honors Leif Ericson (Old Norse: Leifr Eiríksson or the Norwegian: "Leiv Eiriksson"), the Norse explorer who brought the first Europeans known to have set foot in North America. read more
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  • Oct 11, 2013
    Do you have a teddy bear? Bring him to work today and share him with your friends.
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  • Oct 12, 2013
    Communities around the United States use this day for local festivals that honor and remember the old methods of farming. Have fun, and don't step in any cow pies. read more
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  • Oct 12, 2013
    We're frustrated that there isn't a story behind this holiday. In any case, it ain't real, but its a good chance to let some of that frustration out on the people driving slow in the left lane. read more
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  • Oct 14-18, 2013
    This is a week devoted to witty diatribes about the things that piss you off. Normally one might keep this complaining to themselves, so use the opportunity to really let loose. Left hand drivers make you mad, gas guzzlers set you off, printer jams put you in a bad mood? Unload on anyone that will listen! read more
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  • Oct 15, 2013
    This has been a Congressionally recognized holiday since 1964. It celebrates the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired and the important symbol of blindness and tool of independence, the white cane. Get more information on this important national holiday here:... read more
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  • Oct 16, 2013
    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October, the day on which the Organization was founded in 1945. The objectives of World Food Day are to: * encourage attention to agricultural food production and to stimulate national, bilateral, multilateral and... read more
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  • Oct 19, 2013
    This holiday is self explanatory. We'd love to tell you more about it, but its copyrighted by the fine folks at Well Cats (http://www.wellcat.com/october/evaluate_your_life_day.htm). read more
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  • Oct 21, 2013
    Like a babbling brook the purpose of this day is to remain silent and enjoy the sounds of nature.
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  • Oct 23, 2013
    This day of appreciation was created to honor all TV talk show hosts. From the humorous to the serious and everything in between. This day is set on Johnny Carson's birthday. Some eCards sites have recommended that you watch TV all day long, a non-stop marathon of talk shows. We recommend you laugh at this holiday... read more
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  • Oct 24, 2013
    The anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Charter on 24 October 1945 has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. It has traditionally been marked throughout the world by meetings, discussions and exhibits on the achievements and goals of the Organization. In 1971, the General Assembly... read more
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  • Oct 25, 2013
    A celebration sponsored by the pasta manufacturers of the world. From spaghetti to linguini and everything in between, this global get-together is designed to tickle your taste buds and increase your carb consumption. Want some more information? See the official website and see the festivities for this year: ... read more
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  • Oct 27, 2013
    In the United States, the Navy League of the US organized the first Navy Day in 1922, holding it on October 27 because it was the birthday of the Navy-supporting President Theodore Roosevelt. Although meeting with mixed reviews the first year, in 1923 over 50 major cities participated, and the United States Navy sent a... read more
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  • Oct 27, 2013
    Here is a special day set aside for that very special mother that you never knew you'd have; Your mother-in-law! Celebrated similar to mother's day, Mother-in-Law Day is a time to let that special woman in your life know how much you love, appreciate and care for everything she is! read more
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  • Oct 30, 2013
    The introduction of Mischief Night to the United States is often attributed to Irish and Scottish immigrants in the 1800s. They brought the folklore that the night’s pranks were the work of fairies, goblins, gnomes and other mystical creatures that came out of hiding around the time of Halloween each year. read more
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  • Oct 30, 2013
    Candy corn is gross and eating it is even worse. We don't consider this a holiday, because holidays are fun and usually delicious. Want to laugh, here is a Lewis Black skit on this crappy candy. http://comedians.jokes.com/lewis-black/videos/lewis-black---candy-corn read more
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  • Oct 31, 2013
    This is your last chance to carve a pumpkin before the excitement of trick-or-treating on Halloween begins! read more
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  • Oct 31, 2013
    The description is in my mind, you'll need to read it there.
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  • Oct 01-31, 2014
    October is Computer Learning Month. According to the Computer Learning Foundation, "Computer Learning Month is a time to try new ways of using technology, to learn new technology products, and to share knowledge with others in your local community about how to use technology." Take time this month to learn something new... read more
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  • Oct 01-31, 2014
    Its the time of year to celebrate the deliciousness that cookies bring to our lives. We're pretty sure a cookie manufacturer made this up to sell more cookies but haven't been able to prove it. This shouldn't stop you from fully embracing this celebration. Watch your back though, the cookie monster is out in full... read more
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  • Oct 01-31, 2014
    Go hog wild. Eat country ham. October has been declared National Country Ham Month by the National Country Ham Association (NCHA), an organization made up of suppliers, processors and others connected with the country ham industry. For more than 200 years, Americans have been curing and eating country ham. The custom... read more
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  • Oct 01-31, 2014
    October is International Drum Month. Sponsored annually by the Percussion Marketing Council the intent of International Drum Month is to promote programs that bring increased awareness of drumming. It is thought that by doing so it will make more people want to become drummers. Here at Nudgems, we've brought some... read more
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  • Oct 01-31, 2014
    This holiday has been celebrated for 25years each October. It became a nationally recognized holiday in 1999, when then Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman proclaimed October as National Popcorn Poppin’ Month. The Trade Group that represents companies trying to feed you more popcorn, says this about the... read more
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  • Oct 01-31, 2014
    Here at Card Gnome we celebrate this year-round. In honor of this holiday, for which there is absolutely no information or origins to be found, we will be celebrating even harder. Don't know what Sarcasm is? Wikipedia describes it dryly as: “a sharp, bitter, or cutting expression or remark; a bitter jibe or taunt.” read more
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  • Oct 01-31, 2014
    This holiday should be more than just stuffing ourselves with seafood. Although that's exactly how we at Nudgems celebrate it. Unfortunately, as of now, it doesn't seem that the industry takes this seriously enough. Even Red Lobster, which is normally all over this kind of cheap promotion, isn't doing anything.... read more
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  • Oct 13, 2014
    "Many countries in the New World and elsewhere celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas, specifically the Bahamas, which occurred on October 12, 1492 in the Julian calendar and October 21, 1492 in the modern Gregorian calendar, as an official holiday. The day is celebrated as Columbus... read more
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  • Oct 13, 2014
    Like the United States, Canada gives thanks for its good fortune once a year and eats itself silly with turkey and mashed potatoes. Whereas American Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, in Canada the second Monday of October is a statutory, or public, holiday. The Canadian Thanksgiving... read more
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  • Oct 31 - Nov 02, 2014
    Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a national holiday throughout Mexico from October 31st through November 2nd. It is believed that spirits of the dead come back to visit families during this time. Families will build altars in their houses with items (food, music, photos, drink and personal items) that will... read more
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