Welcome to JULY people! It’s getting hot in here! If you’re looking for something to do between all the yard sales and barbecues, we’ve got some ideas! For instance, July is not just National Grilling, Hot Dog and Ice Cream Month, it’s also Independent Retailers Month! Hey, that’s us! Also up this month is I Forgot Day (July 2), International Kissing Day (July 6), National French Fries Day (July 13) and National Tequila Day (July 24)! Birthdays this month include Robert Heinlein(July 7), Hunter S. Thompson (July 18), Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling (both July 31). Speaking of Harry and Rowling, The Cursed Child hits our shelves at 12:01 AM on July 31ST! If you pre-order soon, you can still join us for our Midnight Release Party! (Co hosted with Coffee Tree, because they are great people!!) For more information or more holidays, keep reading!
July is the month of many things, including AC Appreciation Days, National Dog House Repairs Month, National Grilling Month, National Ice Cream Month, National Hot Dog Month, and National Independent Retailers Month!! Start the party!
Okay, so there’s a few extra days in this “week” but why are you even counting? First up this month is Canada Day (July 1)! It’s the same day that the movie version of The BFG hits the theaters!!! Next up is I Forgot Day and World UFO Day which are very conveniently on the same day so that you can forget about the UFOs. (both July 2)
Get the grills out for Independence Day! But make sure to include some vegetarian options, since it is also Independence From Meat Day (Both July 4). Seriously, who thought that one up? Not eat meat on one of the biggest grilling days of the year. YEAH RIGHT. *ahem* I mean. Go you! You do that awesome meat free thing!!
Make sure you load up on sunscreen for Bikini Day (July 5)! All bodies are Bikini Bodies. But they don’t all have to be crispy lobster bodies. Only YOU can prevent skin fires.
International Kissing Day and Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day share the box on the calendar (both July 6), so you might as well multi-task and make that a hot lunch date, yo.
Birthdays this week include:
Indiana Jones (July 1), Franz Kafka (July 3), Robert Heinlein and Dr. Watson (both July 7).
It’s time for the CUTEST HOLIDAY EVER: Teddy Bears Picnic Day (July 10)! And then there’s National French Fries Day (July 13) or you know, ‘MURICA FRIES DAY if you’re so inclined. It’s also International Town Criers Day (also on July 13) and I honestly can’t tell you why that’s still a thing anymore. I vote we all just spend the day watching John Steward and John Oliver hash out the news.
St. Swithin’s Day is July 15th, and then National Ventriloquism Week is from July 13th-16th. That’s not a whole week, we know, but I guess July is also TIME DOESN’T MATTER month. Oh. also. Who is super excited about the new Ghostbuster Movie???? It hits the theaters on the 15th!
Birthdays this week include:
E.B. White (July 11), Henry David Thoreau (July 12), and Patrick Stewart/Jean-Luc Picard (both July 13).
This week is National Zookeeper Week (July 17–23), so make sure you go say hi to all those lovely people who decided to get paid to hang out with adorable and sometimes scary animals. And also sometimes pick up poop. In fact, July 17th is National Ice Cream Day, so go say hi on the 17th and then hit up Allegheny Ice Cream right outside the Zoo. Their hotdogs are AMAZING. (It’s also National Hot Dog Month, remember??? DO IT ALL!)
Next up is National Lollipop Day (July 20) and then on the 22nd, it’s Casual Pi Day, Rat Catcher’s Day AND ALSO Star Trek Beyond hits the theaters. Oh and then it’s National Hot Dog Day (July 23) so maybe go have some more hot dogs. again. NO REGRETS.
Birthdays this month include:
Hunter S. Thompson (July 18), Cormac McCarthy (July 20), Ernest Hemingway (July 21), and Daniel Radcliffe (July 23).
This week starts strong with National Tequila Day (July 24) and we have just the recipe for you! Check out Kards Unlimiteds’ Killer Tequila Sangria to get the party started HOOOOOO. The next day is Merry Go Round Day (July 25) so make sure you get all that tequila out of your system or it could be a nasty ride. Next up is Barbie in a Blender Day (What. the. what.) and Walk on Stilts Day (both July 27).
On July 30th we’re having our MIDNIGHT RELEASE PARTY for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!! If you haven’t pre-ordered your copy yet, call us ASAP! The book will be distributed at 12:01 AM on July 31st! Haven’t heard about the Midnight Release Party yet? Here’s some information for you!
Birthdays this week include:
Alexandre Dumas (July 24), Beatrix Potter (July 28), Neville Longbottom (July 30), and Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling (both 31).
Today (June 7th, 2016) Prince would have been 58.
Many of us KU employees regarded Prince as a Hero. He helped us be comfortable in our crazy weird skins, and showed us that we didn’t have to fit into the boxes of normalcy to be accepted and adored. So today, we remember Prince and his pretty rad legacy.
Rock Hard in the Stars, Prince!
Father’s Day is coming up! Stop by the store to get your Father’s Day Card and Gift! We have some great options and ideas. Check out some of our ideas here!
June is PRIDE Month! And we just want to let you know that we’ll be celebrating it ALL MONTH LONG.
Here at Kards, we love and support (some of us even are part of) the LGBTQIA community! You are ALWAYS welcome here! In fact we would be sad and lonely without you!
Stop in the store to check out our PRIDE wall, something we’ve been doing during June for a number a years! We invite all our customers to tell us what makes them LOUD and PROUD! <3
Happy PRIDE! We sure hope your month is full of love and joy so that you can renew yourself to keep fighting for JUSTICE FOR ALL!
Welcome to June lovely readers! We have a good amount of holidays for you this month. This month is also EXPLODING with Birthdays!!! Cake! Every! Day! It’s a life goal for some of us.
Here’s a taste of June: This month we’re celebrating PRIDE all month long! We’re also excited about National Go Barefoot Day (June 1), Doughnut Day (June 3), Bloomsday (June 16), Take Your Dog To Work Day and International Fairy Day (both June 24)! Birthdays this month include Oscar the Grouch (June 1), Prince (June 7), Marty McFly (June 12) and Captain Kangaroo(June 27)! For an even more in-depth list of all the fun stuff happening this month, keep reading!!!
Here at KU, we get wickedly excited any time a new book comes into the world from the mind of Neil Gaiman! This time is no different! While this one is a non-fiction compilation, we’re still head over heels excited! this book will give Neil Gaiman lovers some new and wonderful insight into the brain and thoughts of our god.
Stop in the store to pick up your copy! We’ll have it along with all of the other books NG’s ever written. Which we carry on our shelves at all times. Because all times are good times to read your first Gaiman book, and we are here to help that happen!