Hello, Love: February 2023 Holidays and Observances

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Let’s warm up this cold month with love and connections. From valentine cards to dressing up your pet, this month has it all. 

It’s time to flip the calendar page, check out February 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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Aquarius (January 20-February18) 

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Pisces (February 19-March 20)

Special Days in February  

Grab your calendar and a notepad. For your personal list of notes to write and cards to send, think about:

 

Time to stock up?

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February is Black History Month.

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Send a Card to a Friend Day is February 7.

February Holidays and Observances  

All of February

Black History Month

 

National Haiku Writing Month

 

February 1

National Freedom Day

 

February 2

Groundhog Day

Optimist Day

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science is February 11.

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Valentine’s Day is February 14.

 

February 4

National Thank a Mail Carrier Day

 

February 5

World Nutella Day

 

February 7

Send a Card to a Friend Day

 

February 9

National Pizza Day

 

February 11

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

 

February 12

Super Bowl LVII

 

February 13

Galentine’s Day

 

Black Love Day

 

February 14

Valentine’s Day

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Black Girl Magic Day is February 15.

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National Random Acts of Kindness Day is February 17.

 

February 15:

Nirvana Day/Parinirvana (Buddhist)

  • What is Parinirvana Day? An annual festival and holiday commemorating the death of Buddha.

 

Singles Awareness Day

Black Girl Magic Day

 

February 17:

National Random Acts of Kindness Day

 

National Caregivers Day

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National Drink Wine Day is February 18.

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Letter to an Elder Day is February 26.

 

February 18

National Drink Wine Day

 

February 20

Presidents Day

Love Your Pet Day
Some tips from a Hallmark photographer for snapping pics of your pet:

    • Find a comfortable environment for your pet
    • Introduce props and equipment a few days before
    • Be patient (they’re easily distracted!)
    • Reward them with a toy or treat
    • Maybe recruit a helper

 

February 22

Ash Wednesday

National Margarita Day

 

February 26

Letter to an Elder Day

More Ideas for February  

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Self-Care for My Sisters

Self-care for Black women is more than taking a yoga class (though that’s highly beneficial) or getting a pedicure (though we should definitely treat ourselves).

Self-care means defining and naming ourselves and understanding our own value.

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Celebrate Your Best Friends on Galentine’s or Palentine’s Day

She keeps your secrets and tells you when there’s stuff in your teeth. What’s not to love? Here are a bunch of ways to celebrate your BFFs this month.

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Uplifting With Love is How We Do

We don’t get as many chances to tell our outer circle how much we care about them. Whether it’s a co-worker, church friend or service provider, we have ideas.

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DIY Koala Valentine Box: Make Yours with Our Free Template

This little Valentine mailbox is so stinkin’ cute! And easy to make! We think the kiddos will love it too.

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Valentine’s Day Care Packages for Everyone You Know

Find ideas on what to include for parents, kids, friends and more. Send a little love around by mail or in person! 

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What to Write in a Valentine’s Day Card

If you need a little help with what to write inside, we’ve got you covered. The Hallmark Writers have sweet, passionate and funny ideas for you.

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LOOKING AHEAD: St. Patrick’s Day

We have some yummy recipes, cool crafts and fun party ideas to get you ready for St. Patrick’s Day.

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50+ Inspiring, Empowering Quotes for Women

With Women’s History Month coming in March, we want to share some empowering quotes from women of diverse backgrounds.

February Celebration Planner  

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Download this February Celebration Planner page to help you share love all month long. It’s FREE!

Digital Wallpapers  

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Wear your heart on your sleeve…and your desktop. And your smartphone! Show how much you love love all February long with our digital wallpapers below.

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