Don’t you look adorable in your Halloween costume! (Or scary. Or, you know, oddly sexy for a werewolf.) As you gear up for the festivities, there are many other things to celebrate this month—from teachers to tacos to treat bags.
It’s time to flip the calendar page, check out October 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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Grab your calendar and a notepad. For your personal list of notes to write and cards to send, 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?
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is October.
World Smile Day is October 1.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
World Smile Day
- Send a Just Because card to make someone smile today.
National Boyfriend Day
- Send a handwritten note in a real card with your phone—and we’ll mail it for free! Try Sign & Send™ for a love note.
- Browse romantic ideas
Boyfriend Day is October 3.
World Teachers’ Day is October 5.
National Taco Day
World Teachers’ Day
World Mental Health Day is October 10.
International Day of the Girl is October 11.
World Mental Health Day
- Get tips for what to write in a card for someone going through mental health challenges
Clergy Appreciation Day
International Day of the Girl
National Coming Out Day
National Coming Out Day is October 11.
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is October 15.
- Held on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month (Chong=double, yang=nine), this festival is celebrated with Chongyang cake (a lucky, decorated, steamed cake), chrysanthemum wine and mountain climbing.
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
White Cane Safety Day
- White Cane Safety Day celebrates the achievements of blind or visually impaired people.
Keepsake Ornament Debut is October 16-24.
Halloween is October 31.
Keepsake Ornament Debut
Kick off the Countdown to Christmas and take advantage of event-only promotions. And shop 150 newly released Keepsake Ornaments—there’s at least one that’s perfect for everyone on your list.
- Browse all the ornaments in the 2021 Dream Book.
- Follow Hallmark Keepsakes on Facebook for the latest news.
Pop the popcorn! Grab the remote! Countdown to Christmas begins on the Hallmark Channel.
Teach kids to write cards and letters to express themselves and spread kindness. Whether they’re putting a smile on a grandmother’s face or saying “thanks” to a favorite teacher, we can help get them started.
Here’s a DIY that’s sweet and fun to do. All it takes is tissue paper, candy and basic craft supplies to make party favors, classroom snacks or surprises for neighbors.
In the time of legal racial segregation, writer Melvina Young’s family worked hard to protect her innocence and dreams. Now she shares ways to make home a soft space when the world can be hard.
Psych yourself up for Halloween with these pumpkin spice designs on all your screens. Download your free October 2021 digital wallpapers below illustrated by Chloe J., a Hallmark artist.
DOWNLOAD PUMPKIN SPICE BY CHLOE J.
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