Oh, Spring, we’ve missed you most of all. We don’t even care that you bring showers—we’re just excited to be outside again. There’s lots more to be happy about in April, too, so it’s time to turn the calendar page (or click the little arrow on your screen) and start thinking about what and who we’re celebrating this month.
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Aries (March 21–April 19)
Taurus (April 20–May 20)
Grab your calendar and a notepad. We’ve listed holidays below for you to add (and make lists of people you want to send cards, letters and gifts to). For your personal list, think about:
Passover ends April 4.
Easter is April 4.
National Card and Letter Writing Month
Passover (begins March 27, ends April 4)
April Fool’s Day
- Go back in time to see April Fools’ Day pranks from Hallmark: our own smart speaker, dating app, the most adorable delivery service ever and envelopes with something special.
Autism Awareness Day (April is also Autism Awareness Month)
National Siblings Day is April 10.
National Pet Day is April 11.
National Siblings Day
National Pet Day
Ramadan begins (ends May 12)
Haiku Poetry Day is April 17.
Administrative Professionals Day is April 21.
Haiku Poetry Day
- Haiku poems originated in Japan. In English, the format is three lines and 17 syllables long: First line is five syllables, then seven, then five. No rhyming necessary. Haiku traditionally are about nature or seasons—they’re written in present tense and capture a moment.
- For fun, write some haiku of your own today: Write in your journal, send some to a friend or, for extra fun, send all your work emails haiku-style. (It’s fun. We’ve tried it.)
Administrative Professionals Day
Earth Day is April 22.
National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is April 20.
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
Speaking of April showers, let’s talk about our favorite kind: A card shower is a sweet way to flood someone’s mailbox with cards and postcards and letters. Learn how easy it is to throw a card shower.
Feeling too far away from a bestie, a sibling, a niece or nephew or someone else you care about? Wrap up all that love and send a personal, meaningful birthday care package.
These would be perfect for a llama-themed birthday party. But they’re as easy as they are cute, so don’t wait for a special occasion to make your own Llovely Llama cupcakes.
Celebrate spring by bedecking your screens with bright blossoms and happy colors. Download your free April 2021 digital wallpapers illustrated by Hallmark artist Flora C. below.