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!

30 Jun
2016

July 2016 Events and Holidays

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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!

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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!

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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).

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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).

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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).

 

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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).