September 2016

Oh my goodness, can you feel the air starting to crisp up and crackle with leaves? SEPTEMBER WE'VE MISSED YOU!

We have so many lovely things happening this month! For instance, September is Bourbon Heritage Month and Library Card Sign-Up Month! Holidays this month also include Be Late For Something Day (Sep 5), Roald Dahl Day (Sep 13),  Tolkien Week (Sep 19 - 25) and Banned Books Week (Sep 25 - Oct 1)!! Birthdays this month include Agatha Christie (Sep 15), Hermione Granger (Sep 19), and Scott Pilgrim (Sep 27). But seriously, that's just the tippity top of the ice cream cone. Keep reading for EVEN MORE!


This month is apparently the month to celebrate a LOT of things. It is: Bourbon Heritage MonthChildren's Good Manners MonthLibrary Card Sign-up MonthNational Honey MonthShameless Promotion Month and Pleasure Your Mate Month. Sooooooo you've got your work cut out for you in September! Gotta celebrate them all!



OH MY GOODNESS WE ARE SOOooO EXCITED to tell you that THIS WEEK IS International Enthusiasm Week (Sep 1-7)!!!!! WE LOVE THIS WEEK.

I mean, honestly,  WE ARE actually really excited AND enthusiastic, but it's mostly about the Scottish Highland Gathering and Games! Once a year you can drive like an hour or so outside of Pittsburgh and pretend that you're actually in Scotland. The whole of Idlewild park becomes bursts at the seams with a huge variety of scottish puppies, men in kilts, belting bagpipes and big burly people throwing giant logs. There is NOTHING BETTER to do with your weekend this weekend. Seriously. Go be Scottish for a day. You will have no regrets.

Oh. Also, September 3rd is Skyscraper Day.


Start your week off right by being a total slacker and feeling good about it! It's Be Late For Something Day (Sept 5). Personally, I think maybe I should be on time for something to celebrate being late for something literally every day of the year.

Next up is Salami Day (Sep 7)! And on the 8th, everyone should celebrate the 1966 premiere of STAR TREK!! What a day! What a thing! Modern society thanks you Star Trek, for fighting the moral fight. (Except for new Start Trek Movies. They don't get any thanks for that. )

On the 10th is the all important Swap Ideas Day! Seriously, without swapping ideas, we would have gone nowhere as a society or something.

Birthdays this week include:
Jack Daniels and Werner Herzog (both Sep 5) and Leo Tolstoy (Sep 9).


This week, be sure to set aside some time to read your favorite Roald Dahl book!  Roald Dahl Day is September 13. This weekend, head over to Drink A Beerfest on Sep 16-17!! And then, on the 18th, it's Hug A Greeting Card Writer Day. We know some of those!

Birthdays this week include:
Bella Swan (Sep 13), Sophie Dahl, Montgomery Burns, and Agatha Christie (all Sep 15), and H.A. Rey (Sep 16).


This week is the celebration of two of our favorite things! It's Tolkien Week and National Dog Week (Sep 19-25)! Stop in the store with your puppy to listen to the wonderful sound of  Lord of the Rings like things waft from our speakers.

Yo ho, my hearties, the 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day! And the Autumn Equinox is on the 22nd. That's the also the first day of Fall, for you landlubbers out there.

Make sure that you stop by the store to check out our shiny journal sections! Why? Well, it's Dear Diary Day (Sep 22). It's also Hobbit Day (also Sep 22) and we all know that the best hobbits kept journals.


Next up is Celebrate Bisexuality Day (Sep 23).

Celebrate Punctuation Day (Sep 24) with one of this awesome video! And here's one for National One Hit Wonder Day (Sep 25).

Birthdays this week include:
William GoldingHermione Granger and Arthur Rackham (all Sep 19), George R.R. Martin and Malcolm Reynolds (Sep 20), Bill MurrayStephen King and H.G. Wells (all Sep 21), Frodo Baggins and Bilbo Baggins (both Sep 22), Arthur Guinness,  Jim Henson and F. Scott Fitzgerald (all Sep 24), and Mark Hamill and Shel Silverstein (both Sep 25).


This week is Banned Books Week!!! Did you know that some of the silliest books have been banned? Like for instance, Where's Waldo. That's a banned book. Yes. People are crazy. We love banned book week here at Kards Unlimited. Come talk to us about your favorite banned book, and we can commiserate together on why people are so silly.

Also this week is Love Note Day (Sep 26), Ask A Stupid Question Day (Sep 28), National Coffee Day (Sep 29) and Blasphemy Day (Sep 30).

Have you guys read Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children?? It's a pretty darn good book, and the movie comes out on the 30th!


Birthdays this week include:
Johnny Appleseed (Sep 26), T.S. Eliot and Scott Pilgrim (both Sep 27), and Truman Capote (Sep 30).

So, what do you think?