1 Apr
2017

April 2017 Calendar of Events

Wel­come April! April show­ers bring all sorts of fun hol­i­days! While swin­ter fin­ish­es up and we get those quin­tes­sen­tial grey ‘burgh days, we’ve also got a bunch of things to smile about. Grilled cheese, Nation­al Uni­corn Day, Drop Every­thing And Read Day, and Inter­na­tion­al Juggler’s Day, to name a few. Read on to see what else we’re cel­e­brat­ing this mon­th! Read more »

1 Mar
2017

March 2017 Calendar of Events

Hap­py March, friends! Bulbs are com­ing up, days are get­ting longer, and we’ve got a whole new mon­th of cel­e­bra­tions, of course! From Wom­en of Col­or Day, to Nation­al Nap­ping Day, to Won’t You Be My Neigh­bor Day, and Nation­al Respect Your Cat Day, there’s a whole lot to cel­e­brate. Read on to see what’s get­ting our panties in a bunch this mon­th! Read more »

1 Feb
2017

February 2017 Calendar of Events

Kards Unlimited February 2017 Holidays and Birthdays

It’s Feb­ru­ary and you know what that means: love is in the air! Ah, l’amour… Not to men­tion the bil­lion oth­er awe­some things we’re cel­e­brat­ing this mon­th. There’s Valentine’s Day, of course, but there’s also Ground­hog Day, Did You Fart? DayNation­al Sticky Bun Day, and Tell A Fairy Tale Day just to name a few. Read on to see all we’re in love with this mon­th! Read more »

1 Jan
2017

January 2017 Calendar of Events

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Hi! Hap­py Jan­u­ary! We’re speed­ing into the future here, and we’ve got a lot to cel­e­brate this mon­th. 2017, Inter­na­tion­al Kiss A Gin­ger DayCheese Lovers Day and more! Read on to see what we’re cel­e­brat­ing this mon­th. Read more »

1 Dec
2016

December 2016 Calendar of Events

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♫While the mer­ry bells keep ringing/May your every wish come true♫ It’s our absolute FAVORITE time of year: the hol­i­day freak­ing sea­son! We’ve got so many things to cel­e­brate this mon­th, besides the usu­al faves, like Christ­mas, Hanukkah, and Kwan­zaa. Read on to find out what’s get­ting our spir­its even high­er this mon­th! Read more »

1 Nov
2016

November 2016 Holidays

november-2016-2Well, Hal­loween is over so we might as well all go home. JUST KIDDING! IT’S TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!

Well okay, we’ll give you some time to adjust, how about for now we just cel­e­brate ALL the­se super fun hol­i­days that are con­tained in the mon­th of Novem­ber! This mon­th holds a slew of fun things! For instance: Sand­wich Day (Nov 3), Sesame St Day (Nov 10), I Love To Write Day (Nov 15) and Absur­di­ty Day (Nov 20). Birth­days this mon­th include Hel­lo Kit­ty (Nov 1), Neil Gaiman (Nov 10), James Bond (Nov 11) and C.S. Lewis (Nov 29). For even more rea­sons to keep the par­ty rollin’, keep read­ing!

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Okay gents (and awe­some non-gen­der con­form­ing wom­en), it’s time to start grow­ing your win­ter upper lip scarf! It’s Mus­tache Mon­th! Oth­er­wise known as Movem­ber. It’s also Nation­al Mod­el Rail­road Mon­th. CHOO CHOO! Oh! And it’s Peanut But­ter Lovers Mon­th. Per­son­al­ly, peanut but­ter runs in my blood so this is MY MONTH. But I’ll share.

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First up in the mon­th is All Saint’s Day and Nation­al Authors Day (both Nov 1). Get your paprika on for Dev­iled Egg Day (Nov 2)! Oh here is a great one: Men Make Din­ner Day (Nov 3)! Guys, if you need recipes, we have SO MANY awe­some cook­books. It’s also Cliché Day and Sand­wich Day (both Nov 3). Oh and then the FUN begins! The week­end of the 4th is both Sher­lock Holmes Week­end and also Punk­in Chunk­in Days! Who can solve the mys­tery of where all the pump­kins went???? I bet Myth­busters took them, guys.
Oh! Also Doc­tor Strange hits the­aters on the 4th.
Don’t for­get to Remem­ber Remem­ber the 5th of Novem­ber! And then you can cel­e­brate Marooned with­out a com­pass day on Novem­ber 6th.

Birth­days this week­end include:
Hel­lo Kitty(Nov 1)

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It’s Dear San­ta Let­ter Week! Are you ready for that? I’m not ready for that, but it’s hap­pen­ing. If you’re not, there’s always Area Code Day and Sesame St. Day (both Nov 10) and Vet­er­ans Day (Nov 11) and World Kind­ness Day (Nov 13)!

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

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It’s time to dust off the old board games in your clos­et for Games and Puz­zle Week! And then there’s I Love To Write Day and Nation­al Bundt Pan Day (both Nov 15).
The cutest hol­i­day ever is up next: Have a Par­ty With Your Bear Day (Nov 16). .…I mean, it’s cute if you’re par­ty­ing with ted­dy bears. I guess it could get ugly if you try par­ty­ing with a wild bear.

Next up is Home­made Bread Day (Nov 17) and Mar­ried to a Scor­pio Sup­port Day (Nov 18). Then there’s Rocky and Bull­win­kle Day and World Toi­let Day (both Nov 19).
And of course, Absur­di­ty Day on Novem­ber 20th!

And HELLO DID YOU KNOW that the world of HARRY POTTER is return­ing to the sil­ver screen on Novem­ber 18th!!!! Do you have your tick­ets to Fan­tas­tic Beasts and Where to Find Them yet? ARE YOU SO EXCITED? We are. We SO are. <3<3<3

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Start the week off right with the most TIMELESS HOLIDAY of ALL. Doc­tor Who Day (Nov 23)! And then, of course, there’s Turkey Day. Good ol’ stuff your face full of stuff­ing day! But did you know that this year Thanks­giv­ing and All Our Uncles are Mon­keys Day are the SAME DAY (Nov 24). So make sure to bring that banana pud­ding to Thanks­giv­ing din­ner for your Favorite uncle Har­ry. He will be so con­fused.

Of course, the day after Thanks­giv­ing day is so very well know! It’s You’re Wel­come Day(Nov 25)! Oh. And also Black Fri­day.

This Sun­day, Nov 27th, marks the start of Advent, so Christ­mas is offi­cial­ly STARTING. Are you ready?

Birth­days this week include:
Frances Hodg­son Bur­nett (Nov 24)

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Only one hol­i­day this week, but it’s a great one! It’s French Toast Day on Novem­ber 28th, so Treat Yo’ Self.

Birth­days this week include:
Jon Stew­art (Nov 28), Made­line L’Engle and C.S. Lewis (both Nov 29)

29 Sep
2016

October 2016 Events and Holidays

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Wel­come Octo­ber! Things may be cool­ing down, but there’s still plen­ty of fun to be had! Octo­ber is Nation­al Chili Mon­thNation­al Pop­corn Pop­ping Mon­th and Rap­tor Mon­th! We’re also cel­e­brat­ing Name Your Car Day (Oct 2), Nation­al Pierogi Day (Oct 8),  Be Bald and Free Day (Oct 14), Nation­al Franken­stein Day (Oct 29) and of course, HALLOWEEN (Oct 31)! Birth­days this mon­th include Mar­io Lemieux (Oct 5), William Penn (Oct 15), Sylvia Plath (Oct 27)  and Alf (Oct 28). Also! KU Book Club will be meet­ing on Octo­ber 9th to talk about Neil Gaiman’s Amer­i­can Gods! For more FUN FUN FUN, keep on read­ing!

 

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Octo­ber is freak­ing PACKED with mon­th long cel­e­bra­tions. Seri­ous­ly. Look at this line-up. Octo­ber is Nation­al Chili Mon­thNation­al Apple Mon­th, Nation­al Cook­book Mon­thNation­al Field Trip Mon­th,  Nation­al Bak­ing Mon­th and  Nation­al Pop­corn Pop­ping Mon­th! And those are just the NATIONAL hol­i­days.  It’s also Piz­za Mon­th,  Adopt a Shel­ter Dog Mon­thSar­cas­tic Mon­th, and Rap­tor Mon­th! Seri­ous­ly, if you think Octo­ber is bor­ing, you CRAY.

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Start your mon­th out on the right foot with Inter­na­tion­al Fru­gal Fun Day (Oct 1). All those fall fes­ti­vals can start adding up, so if you spend the first Sat­ur­day of the mon­th doing some­thing fun and free, you’ll have more mon­ey to spend on PUMPKINS. (This com­ing from the girl who spent $200 on pump­kins last year. TO BE FAIR I WAS BUYING THEM FOR MY WEDDING. Still. I love pump­kins. And Fall. And Octo­ber.)

Here’s a great FREE fru­gal fun idea: Doors Open Pitts­burgh (Oct 1 — 2)! A bunch of build­ings down­town will be open to the pub­lic for FREE behind the sce­nes tours! If you’re the type of per­son who likes to look in people’s bath­room cab­i­nets (face it, we’re ALL that type of per­son) then this event is for you!

Next up is Name Your Car Day  and Phileas Fogg’s Wager Day (both Oct 2). 10/4 is Ten-Four Day. Obvi­ous­ly. It’s also Vod­ka Day. I per­son­al­ly plan on cel­e­brat­ing both those hol­i­days HARD. Gonna bust out my Hamm Radio and get drunk off my butt and sing sea shanties to the truck dri­vers, TEN-FOUR, YOU HEAR ME?

After cel­e­brat­ing Vod­ka day, you might feel the need to reset your sys­tem. Which is super con­ve­nient, because Nation­al Kale Day is on Octo­ber 5th. And every­one knows that Kale is the best for a hang­over. When it is served with a side of a whole pig’s worth of bacon, of course.

Octo­ber 6th is Mad Hat­ter Day. Please come to Kards and try on all of our hats. I’m not kid­ding. We have a lot of hats. The Girl on the Train hits the­aters on the 7th and then the 8th is Pittsburgh’s all time favorite hol­i­day: Nation­al Pierogi Day!

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While you’re mak­ing Pier­o­gis with your amaz­ing pol­ish grand­ma, make sure you ask her about her young life. It’s Nation­al Sto­ry­telling Week­end (Oct 7 — 9) and sto­ries about our grand­par­ents past are, in my hum­ble opin­ion, some of the very best sto­ries.

Birth­days this week include:
Snoopy (Oct 2), Anne Rice (Oct 4), Mar­io Lemieux (Oct 5), and Count von Count (Oct 9)

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It’s Nation­al Angel Food Cake Day (Oct 10). If you don’t have a nice Angel Food Cake to eat, you can cel­e­brate by watch­ing this super cute awe­some car­toon from the 50s.  It’s My Par­ty Day is Octo­ber 11th! I’m cel­e­brat­ing ear­ly this year, per­son­al­ly.

Imma going to go ahead and say that Octo­ber 12th is offi­cial­ly Indige­nous Peo­ples’ Day. It was for­mer­ly known as Colum­bus Day, but the times, they are a chang­in’.

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Inter­na­tion­al Skep­tics Day is on the 13th, fol­lowed by Be Bald and Free Day (Oct 14) and Nation­al Grouch Day (Oct 15)

Birth­days this week include:
H.J. Heinz (Oct 11), William Penn (Oct 14), Friedrich Niet­zsche and P.G. Wode­house (both Oct 15)

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Take it nice and slow this week. There’s only two weird hol­i­days on our cal­en­dar, which is A-Okay, because Halloween’s on it’s way and we got­ta get ready! This week is Boss’s Day (Oct 17) and Caps Lock Day (Oct 22).

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Birth­days this week include:
Oscar Wilde (Oct 16), Bela Lugosi (Oct 20), Car­rie Fish­er (Oct 21) and Ursu­la K. Le Guin (Oct 21).

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Did you know that there’s a whole day ded­i­cat­ed to Bolog­na? Yes there is! Nation­al Bolog­na Day is Octo­ber 24th! You can have all the Bolog­na sand­wich­es you want! For me, that would be zero sand­wich­es, but I’m sure there is some­one out there who lives for this hol­i­day.

Over the week­end, check out the Pitts­burgh Pet Expo (Oct 28 — 30). And then you can par­ty it up for Nation­al Franken­stein Day (Oct 29). I sug­gest may­be throw­ing a Mon­ster Mash.

The 30th is a triple threat with Cre­ate a Great Funer­al Day,  Can­dy Corn Day and Devil’s Night!

Birth­days this week include:
Pat Con­roy (Oct 26), John Cleese and Sylvia Plath (both Oct 27), Alf and Eve­lyn Waugh (both Oct 28)

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Why yes, I am ded­i­cat­ing a whole week’s space to one day! That’s because Octo­ber 31st is a VERY SPECIAL DAY. I mean first of all, it’s Nation­al Knock Knock Jokes Day. And sec­ond­ly, it’s Nation­al Mag­ic Day.

But MOST IMPORTANTLY! It is Hal­loween! Hal­low ‘een! THIS IS HALLOWEEN, HALLOWEEN.

ahem. Caaaaan you tell that we love Hal­loween? Seri­ous­ly though, we’ve got of fun stuff in the store to help you get your spook on! Stop by to see our beau­ti­ful hal­loween dec­o­ra­tions and try on all the sil­ly hats!

Birth­days on Oct 31 include:
Wil­low Smith, Michael Collins, Peter Jack­son, Christo­pher Colum­bus, Vanil­la Ice, Juli­et­te Gor­don Low, and Ethel Waters.

 

1 Aug
2016

August 2016 Events and Holidays

August 2016The heat of sum­mer has ARRIVED! We are all about our air con­di­tion­ing, so feel free to stop by for some cool air and a few laughs. August is Admit You’re Hap­py Mon­th and Nation­al Eye Exam Mon­th! Also up this mon­th is Spi­der-Man Day (Aug 1), Root­beer Float Day (Aug 6), Inter­na­tion­al Beer Day (Aug 7), Bad Poet­ry Day (Aug 18) and Nation­al Waf­fle Day (Aug 24)! Birth­days this mon­th include Andy Warhol (Aug 6), Lois Lane (Aug 17), Mr. Snuf­fle­u­pa­gus (Aug 19) and Pee Wee Her­man (Aug 27)! Book Club will be meet­ing on August 28th at 6 PM to talk about Dou­glas Adam’s Hitchhiker’s Guide the the Galaxy! For EVEN MORE hol­i­days and birth­days, keep read­ing!

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This mon­th is Admit You’re Hap­py Mon­th! Stop mak­ing your­self all grumpy and stuff about life, and JUST LIVE IT! I hear that a great way to remem­ber how hap­py you are is to go to your local card shop and spend an hour laugh­ing your butt off at all the super inap­pro­pri­ate cards! (Srsly tho, we love the sounds of laugh­ter here at KU) It’s also Nation­al Eye Exam Mon­th so make sure you get your eyes all checked out.

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No one likes squint­ing. It gives you lines. On your face.

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This week is Inter­na­tion­al Clown Week (Aug 1–7)! Get out your red noses and faceprint and STRIKE TERROR INTO THE HEARTS OF ALL.

Also this week is Nation­al Ice Cream Sand­wich Day (Aug 2), the day that Dom Perignon invent­ed cham­pag­ne (Aug 4), and Nation­al Mus­tard Day (Aug 5).

Who’s hit­ting the the­aters to see Sui­cide Squad on open­ing night?? It’s in the­aters on the 5th!

The week­end holds all kinds of great­ness: Root Beer Float Day (Aug 6), and Inter­na­tion­al Beer Day (Aug 7)! Also this week­end is the Hor­ror Fan Craft Fair & Flea (Aug 6), and that is real­ly the ONLY way to spend your week­end. High five to the peo­ple who are run­ning that thing, because WHAT A GOOD IDEA.

Birth­days this week include:
The Jok­erHer­man Melville and Kev­in Smith (all Aug 1), Neil Arm­strong (Aug 5), Andy Warhol and Piers Antho­ny (Aug 6), and Sid­ney Cros­by (Aug 7).

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This week is Nation­al Farmer’s Mar­ket Week (Aug 7–13), so make sure you hit up all your fave mar­kets!! There’s one in Shadyside now! Did you know?? NOW YOU KNOW!

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We have a card for that. This is the card for that.

Next up is my per­son­al favorite, Sneak Some Zuc­chini onto your neighbor’s porch Night (Aug 8)!!!! I wish you all the best sneak­ing! Then there’s Book Lover’s Day (Aug 9), Nation­al Duran Duran Appre­ci­a­tion Day  and S’Mores Day (both Aug 10), and Vinyl Record Day (Aug 12).

Also on the 12th, Sausage Par­ty hits the­aters.  If you haven’t seen the trail­er for Sausage Par­ty yet, do it now. Don’t be deceived though. This is NOT a kids movie. It’s from the mak­ers of Super­bad. So. You know. Not for kids.

If you’re not into movies, it’s okay! You can always hit up the Blue­grass Fes­ti­val on August 13th!

Birth­days this week include:
Gin­ny Weasley (Aug 11), William Gold­man (Aug 12), Alfred Hitch­cock (Aug 13) and Steve Mar­t­in (Aug 14).

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It’s Weird Con­test Week (Aug 13–17)!!! We’re work­ing on con­coct­ing some epic con­test here at KU, so make sure you check back to see how you can win some sil­ly prizes!

Relax­ation Day  is on the 15th, so stop by to get some sooth­ing show­er bursts or some­thing. TREAT YO’ SELF.

dogNext up is Bad Poet­ry Day (Aug 18), Lit­tle Italy Days in Bloom­field (Aug 18–21) and the start of Bike­Fest (Aug 19–28)

Birth­days this week include:
Lois Lane (Aug 17), Gene Rod­den­ber­ry, Ogden Nash and Mr. Snuf­fle­u­pa­gus (All Aug 19), H.P. Love­craft (Aug 20) and Christo­pher Robin Mil­ne (Aug 21)

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Okay, so this week starts a lit­tle rough: Plu­to Demot­ed Day and Vesu­vius Day share the 24th. But it is all okay because that same day is also Nation­al Waf­fle Day. So you can total­ly drown your sor­rows in syrup. That’s a legit thing to do.
The week ends with FREEDOM! It’s Go Top­less Day (Aug 28)! #FreeTheNip­ple

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Birth­days this week include: 
Ray Brad­bury and Dorothy Park­er (both Aug 22), Gene Kel­ly (Aug 23), Tim Bur­ton and Sean Con­nery (both Aug 25), and Pee Wee Her­man and Ira Lev­in (both Aug 27)

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There’s a cou­ple more days left, so don’t give up yet! You can have two more par­ties at LEAST! Cel­e­brate More Herbs, Less Salt Day (Aug 29) with some killer herba­ceous recipes and fol­low it up with some S’MORES for Toast­ed Marsh­mal­low Day (Aug 30)

That’s it! That’s all we’ve got! We sure hope this August is your BEST AUGUST YET!