Mark your calendar! There are over 1,500 national days. So, there is always something fun and unique to enjoy throughout the year. Below is our personal list of non-traditional day, week, and month long celebrations happening in October. Learn a little about each one and simple ways you can join the celebration.

World Card Making Day October 1

Founded by Paper Crafts Magazine in October 2006

World Card Making Day

One of the most creative and thoughtful gifts you can give is a homemade card. This World Card Making Day, join the annual tradition to celebrate creativity by making your own cards rather than buying them. A fun way to get an early start on cards for the gift-giving season, too!

Typical Card Making Supplies

  • Plain or colorful cardstock
  • Adhesive
  • Decorative ink stamps and inks
  • Additional decorative items you want to add to your cards.

Ways To Celebrate

  1. Make a card for someone to enjoy.
  2. Host a card-making craft party with family and friends.
  3. Join a Virtual Craft Along Event like this one:

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Frugal Fun Day October 1

Founded by Shel Horowitz an American Writer in 1999

Frugal Fun Day

October 1 is International Frugal Fun Day! Frugality is often seen as something to be ashamed of, but this day makes the case for why being thrifty can give you more freedom. Frugal Fun Day encourages everyone to spend $5 or less on any type of activity and if they don’t have enough cash then free is even better! With so much expensive stuff everywhere these days it seems like an impossible task at times-but with some creativity anything goes (even free)!

Ways To Celebrate

  1. Take your lunch or dinner to a park.
  2. Take in a $1.00 movie and bring your own snacks.
  3. Go out for a day using only coupons.
  4. Find local free events to attend in your area.
  5. Stay in and enjoy a movie, board games, or connect with family in other fun ways.

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National Book Month October 1 – October 31

Founded by The National Book Foundation in 2003.

National Book Month

National Book Month focuses on reading, writing, and literature. It is also the month the National Book Foundation recognizes the best books from authors published during a specific timeframe. Which authors will receive a National Book Awards? Join the fun. Visit our website for ideas on how you can observe National Book Month.

For more information, including National Book Awards, visit:

Ways To Celebrate

  1. Read a book on your book list.
  2. Read a book to a child.
  3. Share a book with someone else.
  4. Journal about your favorite books and why you love them.
  5. Observe National Bookshop Day October 1. #LoveYourBookshop

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Family History Month October 1 – October 31

Founded by: Unknown, United States Congress passed a resolution to observe Family History Month every October.

Family History Month

Family History Month is an excellent opportunity to connect with your roots and learn more about the past. Find events near you, visit your local library to learn about genealogy resources, or plan an event at home.

Ways To Celebrate

  1. Sort through photo albums and share stories with family.
  2. Interview family members and write down what you learn from them.
  3. Connect with a relative you’ve not spoken to in a while.
  4. Engage your family in a genealogy activity.

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  • Free Resource: Family Matters. Engaging worksheets to capture your family history, stories, and experiences. An activity for the entire family!
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