November 2015 Events Main Image

Hel­lo and wel­come, Novem­ber! Fall is in full swing, the days are short­er, and we’ll be dream­ing of thanks­giv­ing din­ner for the next 26 nights.  PASS THE CRANBERRY SAUCE! Here are all of the excit­ing things we’ll be cel­e­brat­ing this mon­th from Sher­lock Holmes Week­end, to Home­made Bread Day, Dr. Who Day, and every­thing in between.

Only the cutest cards for November! Did we mention sandwiches? Yeah.

Only the cutest cards for Novem­ber! Did we men­tion sand­wich­es? Yeah.

1

Mus­tache Month/Movember! Grow­ing a mous­tache is not only trendy and hip­ster-y in fash­ion. When you grow a mus­tache, real or imag­ined (or mo, as they say in Aus­tralia) in Novem­ber and set up a fundrais­ing page with the Movem­ber Foun­da­tion you can fund raise for CAUSES like men’s prostate and tes­tic­u­lar can­cer, men­tal health, and phys­i­cal inac­tiv­i­ty. Look stylin, raise mon­ey. Every­one wins!

moustache

2

Novem­ber starts off with Nation­al Authors Day and Day­light Sav­ing Time  (Novem­ber 1, 2 AM). I don’t know any­one who’s jacked about los­ing an hour of day­light in the evenings, but rest assured, Day­light Sav­ing Time means we are THAT MUCH CLOSER to CHRISTMAS! SANTA! I KNOW HIM! And Nation­al Author’s Day is a great time to pay homage to your favorite author(s) and the books they’ve penned. Cliché Day and Sand­wich Day fol­low on Novem­ber 3, and if there’s one thing I’m sure about in life, it’s that we need clich­es and sand­wich­es on this earth. Eat a sand­wich like you’ve not a care in the world, and all’s well that ends well.  Remem­ber remem­ber the 5th of Novem­ber, and cel­e­brate Guy Fawkes Day! Put on your best British accent, build a bon­fire and light some fire­works! Dur­ing Sher­lock Holmes Week­end (Novem­ber 6–8), you can go around say­ing, “No shit, Sher­lock,” to any­one who will lis­ten. Deer­stalk­er not required, but strong­ly rec­om­mend­ed. Pur­suit of Hap­pi­ness Week and Dear San­ta Let­ter Week (Novem­ber 7–13) hap­pen dur­ing the SAME week, so there’s no time to waste. We’ve got hap­pi­ness to pur­sue and LETTERS TO WRITE TO SANTA! See, I told you. SANTA.

Birth­days this week: Hel­lo Kit­ty (Novem­ber 1), and Mar­garet Mitchell (Novem­ber 8).

3

On Area Code Day (Novem­ber 10), take a few moments to remem­ber how sim­ple times were before we had to use area codes. THREE FEWER NUMBERS TO REMEMBERSesame St. Day falls on Novem­ber 10 this year, and you should go around act­ing like your favorite char­ac­ter all day. Hard choic­es. On Vet­er­ans Day (Novem­ber 11) we cel­e­brate the ser­vice of all U.S. mil­i­tary vet­er­ans. God bless Amer­i­ca! Sadie Hawkins Day (Novem­ber 13) means defy­ing gen­der stereo­types and ask­ing out ANYONE YOU WANT TO. Do it you won’t.

Birth­days this week: Bram Stok­er (Novem­ber 8), Neil Gaiman (Novem­ber 10), Kurt Von­negut and James Bond (Novem­ber 11) and Mar­garet Atwood (Novem­ber 13).

Neil Gaiman, the mean of our dreams.

Neil Gaiman, the man of our dreams.

4

I Love To Write Day (Novem­ber 15) is a splen­did day on which you can declare your love for writ­ing. Nation­al Bundt Pan Day (Novem­ber 15) is a great day for mak­ing BUNDT CAKE. Obvs. They make real­ly awe­some bundt cake pans the­se days, don’t delay! On Home­made Bread Day (Novem­ber 17) try to make your own bread. Or like, befriend some­one with a bread machine and some yeast. Mar­ried to a Scor­pio Sup­port Day (Novem­ber 18) is a good time to air your griev­ances about your sig­nif­i­cant Scor­pio oth­er. Sor­ry guys, no one got to you in time. Rocky and Bull­win­kle Day (Novem­ber 19) cel­e­brates the first air­ing of the show way back in 1959. World Toi­let Day (Novem­ber 19) you should not only be thank­ful for hav­ing access to a toi­let most places you go, espe­cial­ly at HOME, but think about all of those in the world who nev­er get to use one. Heavy.

5

On Dr. Who Day (Novem­ber 23) we won’t judge you for spend­ing the day search­ing for a TARDIS to get in. Real­ly. Moth­er Goose Day (Novem­ber 23) is a great time to talk in nurs­ery rhymes all day. Nation­al Game and Puz­zle Week (Novem­ber 24–30) you should be play­ing Yahtzee, Monopoly, and Scrab­ble ALL DAY. Just don’t flip the board when Monopoly turns ugly. We all know how that goes. Thanks­giv­ing is Novem­ber 26, and we’re excit­ed about it because fam­i­ly, food, and food. Pie! Advent goes from Nov 29-Dec 24. It’s not too late to get a super cute advent cal­en­dar!

Birth­days this week: Frances Hodg­son Bur­nett (Novem­ber 24), Jon Stew­art (Novem­ber 28), Made­line L’engle and C.S. Lewis (Novem­ber 29).

So, what do you think?