National Fruitcake Toss Day: Throw Those Fruitcakes Away from Your Pet!

National Fruitcake Toss Day: Throw Those Fruitcakes Away from Your Pet!

If there’s one thing people want to receive over the holidays, it’s definitely a gift—well, unless it’s a fruitcake. Gifted, re-gifted, or sneakily thrown in the trash time and time again, the nutty, neon-dotted loaf has basically been the world’s ultimate relay item for years. Someone even joked that “There’s only one fruitcake in the world, and people keep sending it to each other.”. Poor fruitcake! As much as some people want to end the yearly fruitcake-giving tradition, it seems that the much-maligned pastry is here to stay, especially with December being National Fruitcake Month. All over the US, many […]

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National Thank-You Note Day

National Thank-You Note Day

December 26 is recognized as National Thank You Note Day. It is that one day of the year when you can write a special thank you note to someone who has been special in your life. The occasion is celebrated right after Christmas Day so you can take the time to send out thank-you notes to the people who send you a gift.  There is truly something special in a thank you note. But did you know that you can also write a thank you note to your dog? Even though your dog won’t be able to read it themselves, […]

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Let’s Celebrate National Underdog Day!

Let’s Celebrate National Underdog Day!

Established by Peter Moeller in the year 1976, National Underdog Day is meant to celebrate the understated, underappreciated, and unnoticed—the underdogs. While normally done in honor of the unlikely and unsung heroes of literature, sports, movies, and daily human life, we here at Animal Rescue Professionals would like to dedicate this day to the nation’s true underdogs: the homeless, often-overlooked shelter dogs. To all dog lovers, let’s celebrate National Underdog Day by making a difference in the lives of these underdogs!   Shelter Dogs Are the True Underdogs Underdogs are the least likely to be noticed, liked, and favored. Sounds […]

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National Oatmeal Muffin Day

National Oatmeal Muffin Day

If you’re a fan of muffins but not the excess calories, then today is your lucky day! It’s National Oatmeal Muffin Day, which means we get to enjoy mouthwatering delicious muffins without needing to worry about our cholesterol levels. Unlike most muffins, the oatmeal variety actually helps reduce unhealthy fat and boost energy levels—on top of other health benefits, of course! So this December 19th make sure to grab or bake yourself some oatmeal muffins for a guilt-free holiday celebration!   5 More Reasons to Love Oatmeal Muffins   They’re Packed with Nutrients With oats as their main ingredient, oatmeal […]

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National Day: National Cupcake Day

National Day: National Cupcake Day

Anyone who loves to eat cupcakes should know what December 15th is. This day is recognized as an unofficial national holiday called National Cupcake Day. There may be some confusion to the real date since there are those that point out the holiday is actually on June 14th. But, many choose to celebrate this occasion on December 15th.  Cupcakes were originally called the 1-2-3-4 cakes simply because it is easier to remember its ingredients that way: 1 cup of butter, 2 cups of sugar, 3 cups of flour, and 4 eggs. They also add in a cup of milk and […]

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National Gingerbread House Day

National Gingerbread House Day

No other Christmas confection symbolizes the holiday quite like gingerbread houses. Can you even imagine Christmas without them? We bet not! Originating all the way from Germany in the 16th century, gingerbread houses made their way to the United States through the early Pennsylvanian German immigrants. As you may have already guessed, the delicious, decorative bread houses were welcomed into the American culture and eventually turned into a holiday tradition. People would gather their family members and spend time building gingerbread houses together. What makes the activity even better is that everyone can join in, even kids and grandparents!  So […]

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