Etsy Treasury: Pig Day (Every Day is a Holiday)

Pig Day gives us the opportunity to honor an animal which is rather unique. Pigs are delicious, adorable and pretty darn smart to boot! At the same time, pigs have also come to symbolize filth and gluttony due to their love of mud baths and their willingness to eat just about anything.

Aside from their obvious nutritional contributions to humankind, pigs have also played a part in our culture. They have their own fairy tale (The Three Little Pigs) and have served as inspiration for music (including “Pigs on a Wing” by Pink Floyd and “March of the Pigs” by Nine Inch Nails). A runt piglet is the main character in the unforgettable children’s book Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. That story always makes me cry!

You can celebrate Pig Day in a few ways: you can show some extra love to a pet or farm pig that’s near and dear to you, or you can have some extra bacon in your breakfast (and lunch and dinner). You can also check out the treasury and show some love to the shops responsible for these precious porcine offerings! Feel free to explore some of my other Every Day is a Holiday treasuries right here!

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Click on the image to see the treasury on Etsy, complete with links to the featured shops and items!

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“Every Day is a Holiday” is my Etsy Treasury project for 2014. I’m hoping to find unique and beautiful items that exemplify the holiday of the day—the sillier and weirder, the better! What’s better than finding something worth celebrating each and every day?

Etsy Treasury: Strawberry Day (Every Day is a Holiday)

Today’s holiday is Strawberry Day, which celebrates the humble strawberry, arguably the world’s most popular berry. I’m still partial to blueberries myself, but strawberries are yummy too, though I tend to not enjoy them as much if they’ve been cooked. For me, fresh strawberries are where it’s at, eaten straight up or dipped in sugar.

Strawberries have become popular as a visual theme too, being an element in many fabric and paper patterns. You can’t use red fabric with small white polka dots and not evoke strawberries. Strawberries even inspired a line of scented dolls in the early ’80s, which also spawned a few television specials. Anyone remember Strawberry Shortcake and all her friends? Blueberry Muffin, Raspberry Tart, Huckleberry Pie, Lemon Meringue, Orange Blossom, plus a whole bunch of others that I didn’t have.

Take a stroll through the treasury to see some of my strawberry-themed Etsy finds, and remember that you can also see the rest of my Every Day is a Holiday treasuries here!

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Click on the image to see the treasury on Etsy, complete with links to the featured shops and items!

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“Every Day is a Holiday” is my Etsy Treasury project for 2014. I’m hoping to find unique and beautiful items that exemplify the holiday of the day—the sillier and weirder, the better! What’s better than finding something worth celebrating each and every day?

Etsy Treasury: Ferris Wheel Day (Every Day is a Holiday)

I know it’s Valentine’s Day, but seeing as I know that you know it’s Valentine’s Day and this project is about the lesser-known holidays, I thought I’d bring you Ferris Wheel Day instead. I suppose you could kill two birds with one stone and take your date on a Ferris wheel ride today, however I think that will only work if you’re in southern California or the Southern Hemisphere. (We have a grand total of about two feet of snow and ice around here, so I doubt there are any carnivals or Ferris wheels currently in operation anywhere near me.)

Going to a local carnival is a popular summer pastime. There are many towns near me that host their own week-long fairs during the warm months, and most of them will have a small Ferris wheel among the ride attractions. There’s something about all the cheerful colors and the bright yellow sunshine against the blue sky that can only make you smile and cherish the fun times to be had with friends and family. That’s what I was trying to capture in this collection.

Check out the beautiful Ferris wheel photos! Gorgeous! The pop-up cards are amazing as well! Visit and favorite away, and take a look at some of my other Every Day is a Holiday treasuries here!

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Click on the image to see the treasury on Etsy, complete with links to the featured shops and items!

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“Every Day is a Holiday” is my Etsy Treasury project for 2014. I’m hoping to find unique and beautiful items that exemplify the holiday of the day—the sillier and weirder, the better! What’s better than finding something worth celebrating each and every day?