10 Good Reasons To Send Someone A Gift Basket in March
The month of March soon is on its way and when people think of March holidays one immediately thinks of Saint Patrick's Day and sometimes Easter. It turns out that there are many more reasons to celebrate than these two "Traditional Holidays. Here are other festive occasions to look forward to next month.
1. Oscar Night : This year Oscar Night is on March 2. Oscar Night is that wonderful night when the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts, and Sciences have a love fest for the year's best motion picture. In spite of all the rewards that are out there to win for Hollywood stars to receive, the Oscar is the most coveted.
For the "little people" Oscar Night traditions include Oscar Parties around the television, cooking up snacks and mixing up cocktails, and placing friendly wagers on who will win. It's like the Super Bowl with movie stars. And just like the day after the Super Bowl where sports fans gather around water coolers, local bars, and anyone anyone will listen, cinema aficionados will spend the following day sharing tidbits of theater and cinema trivia, and everyone tries to impress each other with " Did you know "facts about the winners.
People do not just watch the Oscars to see what the best picture of the year was. As we watch the Super Bowl to see the commercials and what scandal will occur at this year's half time show, many partake in Oscar-mania to see the gowns and follow up on who was the worst dressed and who was the best dressed, and sometimes The least dressed.
2. I Want You To Be Happy Day
When: Always March 3
One of the less-known March holidays, this is probably one of the more important secular holidays that should be more widely recognized.
I Want You To Be Happy Day is a day devoted to unforselfness. "I want you to be happy" is a sentiment that we express for those we care for or love.
How do you observe this day? Well, since we all know what they say about "Wishing in one hand", use this holiday as an opportunity to do more than wish someone happiness. Do something to make someone happy. Send someone a gift basket that will brighten his or her day.
• Pick up the phone and call (not text … CALL) someone.
• Hand out sincere compliments like it's your job.
• Get in the kitchen and cook up some love and serve your loved one their favorite meal.
Do not be afraid to get creative! There are infinite ways to make someone happy!
3. Mardi Gras-Fat Tuesday
When: March 4, 2014
Time to eat and drink!
Fat Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday. It is also referred to as Mardi Gras Day or Shrove Tuesday. It is a day to eat like a glutton and completely derail your New Year's weight loss resolutions (if you have not already) as the next day is Ash Wednesday, which is the kick off of a 40 day fast period for Christians. In more modern times, not as many people fast but many will still sacrifice something special. So, Fat Tuesday is the "last hurrah" to enjoy those cookies, McDonald's French Fries, Chocolate, or any other snack that you just have to have.
Fun Fact: In New Orleans, the city most known for Mardi Gras celebrations and debauchery, on Bourbon Street, store owners and shop keepers cover poles and columns with Vaseline to keep inebriated partiers from climbing them. (I do the same thing to my bird feeder to keep the squirrels away. Just sayin ').
4. National Employee Appreciation Day
When: March 7, 2014
If you have to get your boss something for Boss's Day it only seems fair that employees were honored as well. Employee Appreciation Day does that and honors employees everywhere!
On this day, your company should be planning and executing celebrations. Recognizations are as varied as managers and bosses and could include snacks, lunch, cakes, or other goodies, or the ever coveted "World's best employee" mug. If you want the day off, you'll have to use a personal day.
5. International Working Women's Day
When: March 8, 2014
International Working Women's Day is an internationally recognized holiday that is sponsored by the United Nations. However, do not send a thank you card thanking the UN for finding this important day. The origins of Women's Day began in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The holiday stemmed from women socialist movements and early women trade union organizations.
The very first International Working Women's Day took place on March 19, 1911. Prior to this observation, women socialists and trade unions observed Women's Day earlier in February of 1908. The focus on International Women's Day is upon women workers, advocating women's rights in the Workplace, politics, and society.
6. Absolutely Incredible Kids Day
When: Always March 15
What parent will not want a day where they can announce to everyone how incredible their kid (s) is / are? Celebrating this holiday that was created by Campfire USA is easy: make it point to show them how much you care and how great they are! Campfire USA suggests writing your favorite kid or kids a letter showing your love. Gift baskets or tokens of appreciation are other ideas.
When: March 15, 2014
Purim actually is a two-day event that begins at sundown on the fourteenth day of Adar, the twelfth month of the Jewish calendar. (March 14th for the Gentiles).
Just as Christmas is one of the most festive Christian holidays, Purim is the most festive Jewish holiday. Children don costumes and gifts are exchanged. Solemn synagogues become festive arenas. Children delight in shaking noisemakers known as "Graggers."
What is the reason for all of these grand festivals? Purim celebrates Queen Esther, King Ahasuerus, Mordechai, and Haman. Purim first took place in the Persian Empire in the 5th century BCE Purim celebrates a major victory against Jewish oppression that occurred during that time.
8. Erin Go Braugh- St. Patrick's Day
When: Always March 17
St. Patrick's Day is that magical day where everyone turns a little Irish, green beer flows freely, and people take off work to catch the parcel. Contrary to popular belief, St. Patrick's Day was not meant to be a day of drunken debauchery. It actually was created in honor of … (Spoiler Alert) Saint Patrick who didnt invent green beer but did serve as a missionary androught Christianity to Ireland in the 400s AD
Just what does Erin Go Braugh Mean? The most common Irish expression, it means "Ireland Forever."
Fun Fact: Over 34 million Americans come from Irish Descent. This number is 9 times the population of Ireland!
9. National Goof Off Day
When: Always March 22
Who does not love a day designated for fun and relaxation? This is the day to do everything and anything, except what your SUPPOSED to be doing.
Assuming you do not get yourself in trouble with the boss and risk losing your job, take this day to go do something fun: hit the golf course, go fishing, surf the Internet, read a book. The list goes on! This day is all about you doing something that you enjoy.
< p> 10. National Doctor's Day
When: Always March 30
National Doctor's Day was created so we can show appreciation to (Spoiler Alert) … our doctors. Doctors provide us to the question, "What's wrong with me?" And they provide treatment and care to you and your loved ones. When we're healthy Doctors keep us healthy and when we're sick they move Heaven and Earth to return us back to healthy beings.
This is the day where you just tell your doctor how much he / she is appreciated. Do not have a doctor's appointment on March 30th? Say thank you at your next visit or send them appreciation with a gift basket.