Sunday, January 13, 2013

Upcoming Days of Appreciation

I have a confession to make...I don't like Valentine's Day!  Yep, it's true.  I decorate our office because our patients like to see festive decorations but I just don't get into it.  I'll make a few pink snacks but you won't see too much about the holiday on either of my blogs.
Purple Opal Basil in my garden
On to the Days of Appreciation...There are SO many special days out there to appreciate people in your life.  Even if they are made up holidays or just a random day to say "Thank You" just because, you have to start somewhere.

Appreciation Days
Employee Appreciation Day: First Friday in March
National Agriculture Day: March 19
Administrative Professionals Day: April 24
Cinco De Mayo: May 5
Teacher Appreciation Day: May 7
Parent's Day: July 28
Grandparents Day: Sept 9
Bosses Day: October 16
SO MANY MORE here!!!

I was making a point but I almost forgot...Grow something or create something and make someone's day!  I started by planting Basil seeds in Peat Pellets.  
Once those seeds grow into tiny plants I'll transplant them into a small decorated container and give someone a Gift that Keeps on Giving!  Before I give the gift, I'll attach a recipe card for my favorite Homemade Pesto.  Yum!

Here are some ideas:


Personal Herb Garden

If you'd like to get started on DIY gifts for appreciation days or Holidays, check out Mary's Heirloom Seeds.
-Peat Pellets = 25@ $8.00
-Herb Seeds 35-250 seeds @ $4.00
That's a great deal...AND, Until January 25th all orders $10-$25 will include and additional packet of seeds for FREE!

Actual Holidays: (I may have missed a few)
Valentine's Day: February 14
Pesident's Day: Feb 18
St. Patrick's Day: March 17
Easter: March 31
Earth Day: April 22
Mother's Day: May 12
Memorial Day: May 27
Father's Day: June 16
Independence Day: July 4
Columbus Day: Oct 14
Halloween: Oct 31
Veteran's Day: Nov 11
Thanksgiving: Nov 28
Christmas Dec 25

Happy Planting/Gifting!


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  2. I keep basil growing in my windowsill all year long. Thank you for sharing st the hop xo

    1. I absolutely love basil. These little seedlings will make great gifts in a few weeks!

    2. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

  3. Hello! I'm stopping by from the Marvelous Monday blog hop. What a cute idea this, I'm loving it! I'm hoping to get my green thumb working very soon here! :)

  4. What a great idea! I have never thought about giving a potted herb as a gift with a recipe attached but it really is perfect. Now to just remember it when I need it :-)

    Thanks for linking up to Healthy Tuesdays Blog Hop.

    Kerry from Country Living On A Hill

  5. What a totally cool idea! I would love that gift. :)

  6. Thanks for sharing... I was thinking about what the girls can get their grandparents. I'm sure the girls will have fun in the dirt, lol.

    Cinella @ The Mami Blog

  7. Great idea - and I've never thought of growing purple basil but it certainly looks beautiful and I'd LOVE to give it as a gift!

  8. New Follower!! Found you through the Weekend Blog Hop.. when you have time check out my blog at and if you like what you see.. follow back! Happy Thursday!

  9. Those little plants look wonderful. What a nice gift! Thanks for stopping by.

  10. What a great list! I have to remember those! It is important for everyone to feel special ; )

  11. Love those ideas Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  12. Brilliant! I love that kind of thing.


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