2017 Celebration Calendar

2017 Celebration Calendar 2017 Calendar

Celebrating all year at Love Kate’s

A new year is upon us once again, and it’s time to prepare our 2017 calendar to help you plan and find that special card and gift.

1st January

New Year’s Day, a time for setting those New Year Resolutions and recovering from that party…

25th January

Burn’s night is on a Wednesday this year. Robert Burns, the much loved Scottish poet and his birthday is celebrated every year in Scotland today. Haggis is traditionally enjoyed on this day.

28th January

Chinese New Year celebrations start and 2017 is the year of the Rooster (or more specifically the Fire Rooster).

28th February

Shrove Tuesday is later this year. It is celebrated just before the Lent. Most people know Shrove Tuesday as Pancake Day, which nowadays, is the time of year when we enjoy too many pancakes.

14th February

Valentine’s Day is a time when an admirer can let you know you’re loved - usually by sending a Valentine’s Card. Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to spoil a loved one with a hand-written card and a selection of romantic gifts.

17th February

It’s Random Acts of Kindness Day a day that’s more popular each year. Do something nice for someone you know, or even a stranger. It needn’t be the giving a gift that you know someone always wanted, but, Love Kate’s is a Card and Gift shop so why not...

19th February

Kate’s Birthday

1st March

It’s St David’s Day today and a big day of celebrations in Wales, it marks the death of St David the Patron Saint of Wales.

8th March

Celebrated since the 1900s it’s International Women's Day. For International Women's Day 2017 join in and help forge a more inclusive, gender equal world. #BeBoldForChange

17th March

Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick. St Patrick is the Patron Saint of Ireland and on this day it is customary to wear shamrocks and many people send a St Patrick’s Card with good luck wishes inside.

26th March

Mother’s Day is celebrated on different days around the world but here in the UK it is on this Sunday in 2017. It is a chance to say thank you to Mum and spoil her with Cards and Gifts. Grandmothers and Step Mums are also celebrated on Mothering Sunday.

31st March

To commemorate the 20th anniversary year of the death of Princess Diana this year's acts of kindness will be in remembrance of Diana in a celebration of her values of compassion, kindness and service to others.

1st April

April Fool’s Day. Fun for everyone, April Fool’s Day is the UK’s favourite day for silly pranks and fake news.

14th, 16th 17th April

Easter. The Easter celebrations begin with Good Friday and are celebrated throughout the long weekend with Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, and for many, including Kate and the team, it’s the first opportunity since Christmas to enjoy a break with the family. On Easter Sunday we traditionally give chocolate eggs, but more recently this has grown into giving Easter cards and gifts.

23rd April

St. George's Day - Patron Saint of England. St George's Day was a major feast and national holiday in England on a par with Christmas from the early 15th century

1st May

May Day Bank Holiday It is a traditional spring holiday in many cultures. Dancing, singing, and eating cake are usually part of the celebrations.

4th May

Is Star Wars Day. May the fourth be with you...

29th May

Spring Bank Holiday and a day off for many.

10th June

Ballpoint Pen Day. Originally created to encourage the penning of letters, ballpoint Pen Day is a particular favourite of ours. One of our favourite days, because those lovely Birthday, Anniversary and Christmas cards won’t write themselves.

18th June

Father's Day. It’s Dad’s special Day, a day to say thanks and spoil him with cards and gifts. Remember we can write your Father's Day cards and wrap your gifts and send them direct to you Dad for you.

21st June

It’s Summer Solstice the longest day of the year, celebrated by many.

30th July

International Day of Friendship. Sending cards and friendship go together really nicely, so why not send a card to a friend today?

6th August

National Sister’s Day. If you have a sister celebrate by sending her a card telling her how special she is or a sentimental gift especially for a sister.

28th Aug

It’s August Bank Holiday and a nice long weekend for many.

9th September

Teddy Bear Day. Everyone loves teddies, but which one is your favourite Teddy? Ours is Boofle, even though he’s a dog and not a bear.

25th September

Thinking of You Week. Now in it’s fourth year it is a special event run by the Greeting Card Association to “highlight the power of the card”. Join in this year and send a card a day to create a wave of love, caring and happiness.

22nd September

Autumnal Equinox. The First day of autumn. That’s the Summer gone and Christmas is just around the corner.

1st October

Grandparent’s Day is a special celebration like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day but especially for Grandparents. The celebration was introduced to the UK in 1990 by the charity Age Concern.

5th October

Do Something Nice Day. Doing something nice doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, it could be giving someone a flower, a card to say thanks, or simply making someone a nice cup of tea.

5th October

National Teachers Day is an opportunity to show your appreciation for Teachers.

29th October

British Summertime Ends and it’s an extra hour in bed today.

31st October

Halloween. The last day in October is the day we dress up as witches and ghosts and the kids go out to trick or treat the neighbours. It’s often a great night for a party with green coloured party food.

5th November

Guy Fawkes Night is better known as Bonfire Night and marks the day that Guy Fawkes planned to burn down the Houses of Parliament. It’s celebrated with a bonfire and fireworks party.

12th November

Remembrance Sunday. The day we honour those who gave their lives in all wars and conflicts.

13th November

National Kindness Day. A chance to be kind, donate to charity, help someone out, say nice things or be generous act, however you join in, just be kind today.

24th November

Black Friday. It’s a busy shopping day, particularly online and at Love Kate’s it’s a perfect time to shop for Christmas.

27th November

Cyber Monday. If shopping on Friday (and all weekend) isn’t enough to satisfy you, on this day you’ll shop even more and spend more than any other day of the year. At Kate’s our team work very hard on this day sending out more customer orders than any other Monday in the year.

30th November

Saint Andrew's Day - Patron Saint of Scotland. St Andrew's Day is marked with a celebration of Scottish culture with traditional Scottish food, music and dance.

21st December

Winter Solstice. Today is the shortest day of the year.

25th December

Christmas Day. Happy Christmas to you all...

26th December

Boxing Day. The day after Christmas Day, Boxing Day is the day that employers traditionally gave their servants a little gift and called it their Christmas Boxes. Nowadays it is becoming a day of online sale shopping for many, with some customers buying Chistmas cards and gifts for next year…

31st December

New Year’s Eve. Time to send out the old year and welcome the new. A day to write your Happy New Year cards to anyone you ‘forgot’ to send a Christmas card to.

We hope you’ve enjoyed Love Kate's 2017 celebration dates. Keep an eye on Kate's special offers all year round, and keep coming back to see what's new at Love Kate's.

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