A (Very) Warm Hello! August 2024 Holidays and Observances

Looking good August

Is it hot enough for you? Well, we’re here to add some extra sizzle. It’s time to flip the calendar page, check out August holidays and observances, and start thinking about who we’re connecting with this month. We’ve shared some ideas to help you celebrate.

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Leo (July 23-August 22)

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Virgo (August 23-September 22)

Your Special Days in August  

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:


Time to stock up?

Do you need:

Friendship Day is August 1.

Friendship Day is August 4.

August is back to school time.

August is back-to-school time.

August Holidays and Observances  

All August:

Back to school


August 2:
National Coloring Book Day


August 4:

Sisters Day

Friendship Day


August 8:
International Cat Day


August 9:
National Book Lovers Day


August 10:
National Lazy Day

Having a son is one of life's greatest adventures.

August 11 is National Sons…

I'm so lucky one of my favorite humans is also my daughter.

…and Daughters Day.

August 11:

National Sons and Daughters Day

  • What is it? A day set aside to spend time with your children.
  • If you need ideas for having fun together, try one of these awesome crafts.


August 12:

Middle Child Day

International Youth Day

  • What is it? It’s a day created by the United Nations to encourage young people’s voices, actions and ideas.


August 13: 

International Left Handers Day

  • What is it? A celebration of lefties and is intended to raise awareness of difficulties created by a mostly right-handed world.


August 16:
Tell A Joke Day

  • Did you hear the one about how laughter is good for you?
  • A mom, grandma and son walk into a Hallmark store. Not a joke. Just a suggestion.
  • Browse these cards with jokes on them 
International Dog Day is August 8.

National Dog Day is August 26.


Let's hear for the bossy ones. Foe those loud and proud women who stand up and speak up and speak out.

National Women’s Equality Day is August 26.


August 19:
Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi)


August 21:

Senior Citizens Day


August 26:
National Dog Day

  • Celebrate your best friend today.
  • Shop dog cards and gifts


National Women’s Equality Day


August 28:
Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day


More Ideas for August  

Saving cards and letters

30 ways to wrap and mail packages

Do you hold on to your most meaningful cards and letters? You’re not the only one. A shoebox will get the job done, but take a peek at these chic ways to put your favorites on display.

Roll out some wrap and send gifts in style

Roll out some wrap and send gifts in style

Sending gifts to your loved ones is an easy way to be creative and share your masterpiece with someone else. We’ve put together a list of fun and fuss-free ways to pack and wrap gifts.

A drawing of a collection of school supplies, including books, pencils, backpacks and notebooks.

Our favorite back-to-school ideas for parents

Make this their best school year yet with yummy lunch ideas, sweet DIYs and more!

A Black graduate dressed in a graduation cap and gown holds a balloon bouquet surrounded by confetti.

Graduation gift ideas for every level of education

Whether they’re graduating kindergarten or grad school, we’ve got meaningful gifts to celebrate the big day.

August Celebration Planner  

A printed August 2024 celebration planner page sitting on a home office desktop, surrounded by desk accessories.

Download this August Celebration Planner page to help you keep track of this month’s special moments. IT’S FREE!

Digital Wallpapers  

A laptop screen displaying the free August downloadable desktop wallpaper, with a mobile phone displaying the free downloadable mobile wallpaper lying nearby.

Let this beautiful design inspire you to create or DIY something. Download your free August digital wallpapers below.


August Birthday Cake Toppers  

An August birthday cake topper that says,

Send August babies ALL THE  celebratory vibes with these free downloadable cake toppers.