Happy Mad Hatter Day
I get A real kick out of nontraditional holidays, particularly ones that just happen to fall on my blog post days. I get to share with you a little bit of whimsy and I don't have to think to hard in regards with what to blog about. It's a win-win in my books. Today I am going to share with you this most amusing holiday inspired by Alice in Wonderlands Mad Hatter.
"Date When Celebrated : Always October 6th
The Mad Hatter is a fictional cartoon character depicted in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The Mad Hatter is always acting silly. So, on Mad Hatter Day, it is only fair and fitting to act a little silly yourself.
Despite being a silly day, the selection of the date was actually quite logical. The Mad Hatter wears a top hat. On the front of the hat is a slip of paper with "10/6" written on it. The paper is believed to be an order to make the hat, and that it costs ten shillings sixpence.
Did You Know? In the 8th Century, mercury was used in hat making in a process called "carroting". Mercury poisoning drove some hatters crazy (mad).
Origin of Mad Hatter Day:
Mad Hatter Day was the brainstorm of a group of computer people in Boulder, Co. It dates back to 1986. Most likely a bit bored with bits and bytes, they got a little silly and created this quite special day." This information was found on the website Holiday Incites. For information on all sorts of fun holidays you should check them out.
New Product This Week Inspired by this fun Holiday. Mad Hatter Hat Earrings
Not new Product, but Thematically appropriate....
Cheshire Cat Earrings
Alice In Wonderland Inspired Funky Bracelet
Put on a Silly Hat And enjoy the rest of this fun and silly day.