February 12, 2016
We've been on a gift card making rampage lately at Green Beanery. Naturally, we whipped up some gift cards in celebration of Valentine's Day [see below] and that led us to wonder: how many celebration days are there?
Right away, we discovered a world of celebration and commemorative days that we had never heard of; too many to keep up with as the list is dynamic and ever-growing but it does make you wonder: can anything be a public day of celebration?
For example, one extensive list we looked at, collected by HolidayInsights.com, posted the following as bona fide days of celebration meaning something to someone, somewhere: there's Public Sleeping Day on February 28 (which encourages dozing on park benches, subways and on the job), Near Miss Day (to mark the happy failure of a huge asteroid that nearly collided with earth on March 23, 1989), Sorry Charlie Day (on April 6, calls for folks to reflect on past rejection), and so on and so on. It seems anyone can create a day to mark any event or issue, and even nothing at all, as is the case with I Forgot Day (July 2).
But if there's one celebration few of us can remove from our thoughts, it's Valentine's Day, this Sunday, February 14. As such, our Green Beanery Valentine-themed gift cards may look like they're aimed at the turtle dove set but, in truth, we kept the individual coffee lover in mind during their creation. Because coffee is a lifelong kiss between two lips and a mug, we know who you'll be sending these gift cards to and you're welcome, you.
Meanwhile, the theme of the day will be on full parade at the Green Beanery store and cafe on the evening of February 14. Visitors — friends, lovers, strangers or shoppers who have completely forgotten the occasion — can expect candlelight, decorations, heart latte art and gift packs.