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:
- Weddings and anniversaries
- New babies and showers
- New jobs, promotions and retirements
- Thank-you notes
- Special events
- People you’re thinking about or praying for
- Folks you’ve been meaning to get in touch with
- Friends who need some extra care
Time to stock up?
National Siblings Day is April 10.
National Pet Day is April 11.
National Card and Letter Writing Month
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.
Ramadan begins (ends May 2)
Autism Awareness Day (April is also Autism Awareness Month)
National Siblings Day
National Pet Day
Passover begins April 15.
Easter is April 17.
Passover (begins April 15, ends April 23)
- What is Easter?
- Shop Easter cards
- Shop Easter gifts, decorations and wrap
- See what to write in an Easter card
- Browse recipes, crafts, decorations and more Easter ideas
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 is April 20.
Earth Day is April 22.
Administrative Professionals Day
- Shop Administrative Professionals Day cards
- Shop appreciation cards and gifts
- What to write in a thank-you card
Take Your Child 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.
Download this April celebration planner page to help you keep all your special moments organized. IT’S FREE!
Celebrate spring by bedecking your screens with bright blossoms and happy colors. Download your free April digital wallpapers by clicking the links below.
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