Celebrate Today, Together (November-December)
This seems to be the time of year where we wonder where the past 12 months have gone. How did they go so quickly? Did we walk through our days meaningfully, or just to check boxes and chase accomplishment? Did we cherish the simple moments and find gratitude within?
As we approach the Holiday season, there is still time to celebrate moments together with your spouse. This might even be a great opportunity to invite your family to participate in some of the activities associated with each day. Here are a few simple ways in which you can, perhaps daily, to celebrate everyday. Hopefully finding the joy in the simplicity can help spark something more for you both.
"Celebrate Today, Together (November-December)" calendar compiled by TMS volunteer, Sarah Shake
SUGGESTION ON HOW TO CELEBRATE
International Men's Day
Do something special today to celebrate that special man in your life.
Play Monopoly Day
Enjoy a game of Monopoly with your spouse.
Tell your spouse how beautiful (or handsome) they are. This doesn't have to be an outside beauty but perhaps focus on an inward beauty.
Universal Children's Day
Share a favorite childhood memory with your spouse.
Yeah. It was a new word for me, too. Google it. It's bound to spark an interesting discussion.
World Hello Day
Make a point to tell at least 10 people, "Hello" today. Share with your spouse how people responded to your kind greeting.
Go for a Ride Day
It's not about the destination. It's about the adventure and time together with your spouse.
Start Your Own Country Day
Well, that seems like a lot of work for the next 24 hours. However, it might be fun to share with your spouse what that might look like.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! Spend some time in prayer with your spouse thanking God for the ministry of The Marriage School.
National Leftovers Day
Explore a new recipe for leftover turkey.
National Day of Listening
Time to set aside some time to practice those reflective listening skills.
Small Business Saturday
Enjoy shopping or window shopping at some of your local small businesses.
National Eat with a Friend Day
Enjoy a meal with some friends today. Perhaps share the MInistry of The Marriage School with them.
Take a look inside your closets and drawers. What needs to go to a secondhand store?
Good Grief Day
A day to celebrate the Peanuts comic strip. Enjoy a Peanuts comic, or TV show.
National Pins and Needles Day
A day created to honor the textile industry. But perhaps today is the day you stop walking on pins and needles in your house and address some hard issues.
Pie in the Face Day
National French Toast Day
Whether you make it at home or go out, enjoy some French toast for breakfast.
Give of your time, talents or resources to a worthy cause.
Have you been impacted by the work of The Marriage School? We would graciously appreciate your generous support to be able sustain our ministry. More info and ways to give found here: https://www.themarriageschool.net/give
National Chocolates Day
Enjoy eating, making or purchasing a special chocolate treat.
National Package Protection Day
????? I have no idea what the intent of this holiday is, but it sounds like a great day to have some fun popping bubble wrap.
Perpetual Youth Day
Do something with your spouse today that reminds you of your childhood.
National Mason Jar Day
Do you can? mom? grandma? Share a story about your adventures or memories of canning or the goodies your enjoyed from someone else's labor.
SUGGESTION ON HOW TO CELEBRATE
National Pie Day
Make a pie or go on the search of a new pie recipe for a later date.
National Christmas Lights Day
If they aren't up yet, today is a good day to do that. If they are up, enjoy a drive through the neighborhood looking at Christmas lights.
Play Basketball Day
Shoot a few baskets together or watch a basketball game together.
Business of Popping Corn Day
(commemorates the building of the 1st commercial popcorn machine)
Pop some popcorn together.
Let's Hug Day
Start the day off by giving your spouse a big hug.
Make a Gift Day
Whether you give it to your spouse today or wait until Christmas, make a gift (or make plans to make a gift) for your spouse.
National Cookie Day
Get a start on the Christmas season by making a batch of cookies. Eat them or put them in the freezer for later.
National Sock Day
Buy a pair of matching fuzzy socks for you and your spouse.
National Communicate with Your Kids Day
Whether it's face to face, a card, a text or email let your kids know you love them.
World Soil Day
What are your successes, failures and or dreams of growing things in the soil? Share that with your spouse.
Mitten Tree Day
National Microwave Oven Day
Here's a quick easy way to clean the microwave: Put 4 cups of water and 2 Tablespoons of vinegar in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 5 minutes. Leave door closed for an additional 5 - 10 minutes and then wipe clean.
Letter Writing Day
Write a letter.
National Cotton Candy Day
Share a story of a cotton candy experience with your spouse and perhaps share a bag of cotton candy together.
National Brownie Day
Enjoy making and eating some brownies with your spouse.
Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day
Where would you go, if you could go back in time? Share these thoughts with your spouse.
Christmas Card Day
If you haven't started mailing Christmas cards yet, today would be a great day to get started.
National Pastry Day
Enjoy a trip to the bakery for a pastry with your spouse.
World Choral Day
Attend a local Christmas music program or make plans to attend one during the Christmas season.
Sing Christmas carols with your family.
Dewey Decimal System Day
Visit the library with your spouse and choose a book.
National Have a Bagel Day
Start the day with a bagel and a discussion about what the rest of the week entails.
National App Day
Time to review the apps on your phone and get rid of the ones that you don't use. Or perhaps explore apps that could be added that would simplify your life.
National Ding-a-Ling Day
Refers to "ringing" up an old friend. Call a friend you haven't heard from in awhile.
National Poinsettia Day
Learn something about the poinsettia and then bless your house or someone else with a poinsettia.
National Cocoa Day
Enjoy a cup of hot cocoa with your spouse today.
National Violin Day
Enjoy some violin music while sipping the hot cocoa.
Learn something about monkeys.
Roast Chestnuts Day
Actually, try your hand at roasting chestnuts or listen to The Christmas Song
National Wear Your Pearls Day
Ladies, put on those pearls AND....
International Tea Day
...gentlemen take her for a special cup of tea.
Stupid Toy Day
Reminisce about that "stupid toy" you just thought you had to have as a child.
National Chocolate Covered Anything Day
Enjoy making or eating something chocolate covered.
Wright Brothers Day
Spend time with your spouse sharing a story about your own flying adventures.
National Maple Syrup Day
Enjoy some pancakes and maple syrup today.
Flake Appreciation Day
Cut paper snowflakes.
Bake Cookies Day
Make cookies together today.
We would love for you to share the ways in which you celebrate today! When you participate or are inspired by one of the suggestions on our calendar, take a quick picture and share it with us so that we can celebrate alongside you!
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