Do you need a reason to create a card?  Well, the following list could be your inspiration.

Monthly Observances

ALS Awareness Month  Link
(Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  American Wetlands Month Link
APS Awareness Month Link
Arthritis Awareness MonthAramanth Month Link
Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Asthma Awareness Month
Awareness of Medical Orphans Month
Better Hearing & Speech Month Link
Borderline Personality Disorder Month Link
Brain Tumor Awareness Month
Building Safety Month Link
Celiac Awareness Month LinkChip Your Pet Month Link
Clean Air Month
Community Living Month (Ontario, Canada): Link
Creative Beginnings MonthCystic Fibrosis Awareness Month Link
Drum Month Link
EcoDriving Month
EDS (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome) Awareness Month Link
Family Wellness Month
Fibromyalgia Education and Awareness Month
Freedom Shrine Month
Gardening for Wildlife Month
Get Caught Reading Month
Gifts From The Garden Month
Global Civility Awareness Month
Global Health and Fitness Month Link

Go Fetch! Food Drive for Homeless Animals Month
Golf Month Link
Haitian Heritage Month
Heal the Children Month
Healthy Vision Month
Home Schooling Awareness Month
Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month
International Audit Month Link

International Business Image Improvement Month
International Civility Awareness Month
International Mediterranean Diet Month
International Victorious Woman Month
Jewish-American Heritage Month
Latino Books Month
Lupus Awareness Month
Maytag Month Link
Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month
Motorcycle Safety MonthNational Allergy/Asthma Awareness Month Link
National Barbeque MonthNational Better Hearing Month Link
National Bike Month Link
National Egg Month Link  Link
National Foster Care Month Link

National Good Car Keeping MonthNational Guide Dog Month Link
National Hamburger Month Link

National Hepatitis Awareness Month
National High Blood Pressure Education Month  Link
National Inventors Month Link
Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month (aka NF Month) Link
(World) Lyme Disease Awareness Month Link

National Meditation Month
National Mediterranean Diet Month Link
National Mental Health Month
National Military Appreciation Month Link
National Moving Month
National Pet Month
National Osteoporosis Prevention Month
National Photo Month
National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

National Physiotherapy Month Link
National Preservation Month
National Salad Month
National Salsa Month (the food)
National Service Dog Eye Examination Month  Link
National Smile Month  Link

National Stroke Awareness Month
National Sweet Vidalia Onions Month

National Toddler Immunization Month Link
National Tuberous Sclerosis Month
National Water Safety Month Link
 Toxic Encephalopathy and Chemical Injury Awareness Month Link
National Vinegar Month
National Youth Traffic Safety Month
Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month Link
Older Americans Month
Personal History Month
Pet Cancer Awareness Month Link
Prader-Willi Syndrome Awareness Month
Preeclampsia Awareness Month Link
Prepare Tomorrow’s Parents Month (5/11-6/15)React Month
Revise Your Work Schedule Month
Social Security Education Awareness Month
Skin Cancer Awareness Month 
Spiritual Literacy Month
Strike Out Strokes Month
Teen CEO Month
Tennis Month
Tay-Sachs and Canavan Diseases Month

Tourettes Syndrome Awareness Month (5/15 – 6/15) Link
Ultra-violet Awareness Month
Women’s Health Care Month
Young Achievers of Tomorrow Month
National Family Month
(5/12 to 6/16)

Weekly Observances
Toad Suck Daze: 1-3
(First Weekend)
*Choose Privacy Week: 1-7 Link
National Tourism Week: 2-10 Link  (First Full Week)
(World) Dystonia Awareness Week: 3-11 Link
Be Kind To Animals Week: 3-9
(First full Week)
Children’s Mental Health Week: 3-9  Link (First full Week)
Dating and Life Coach Recognition Week: 3-9  Link (First Week)
Drinking Water Week: 3-9 Link (First Full Week)
Flexible Work Arrangement Week: 3-9 
(First Full Week)
Goodwill Industries Week: 3-9
(First Full Week)
Kids Win Week: 3-9 (First Full Week)
NAOSH Week: 3-9 (First Full Week) Link
National Alcohol & Drug Related Birth Defects Awareness Week:3-9 (First Full Week) Link
National Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week: 3-9
(First Full Week)
National Correctional Officer’s Week: 3-9 Link (First Full Week)
National Family Week: 3-9
(First Full Week)
National Hug Holiday Week:3-9
National Occupational Safety&Health Week: 3-9 Link  (First Full Week) or Link
National Pet Week: 3-9 Link  (First Full Week)
National Post Card Week: 3-9 Link

National Raisin Week: 3-9 (First Full Week) Link
North American Occupational Safety& Health Week: 3-9 (First Full Week) Link
Public Service Recognition Week: 3-9 (First Full Week) Link
Update Your References Week: 3-9(First Full Week)
Children’s Book Week: 4-10
(First full week starting Monday)
PTA Teacher Appreciation Week:4-8 (First Full Week)

Screen-Free Week: 4-10 Link  Link
Teacher Appreciation Week: 4-8 Link (First Full Week)
*National Wildflower Week: 5-11 (First Full Week)
*National Nurses Day and Week: 6-12 Link  Link  Link
*Universal Family Week: 10-16 Link
Food Allergy Awareness Week: 10-16 Link
National Hospital Week: 10-16 Link
National Nursing Home Week: 10-16
(Starts Mother’s Day to Saturday)
National Police Week: 10-16 
(2nd Full Week)
National Return To Work Week: 10-16
(2nd Full Week)
National Transportation Week: 10-16
(Always Includes the 3rd Friday)
National Women’s Health Week: 10-16
Reading is Fun Week: 10-16 Link  (2nd Full Week)
Salute to Moms 35+ Week: 10-16 (Starts on Mothers Day)
Work At Home Moms Week: 10-16
National Bike to Work Week: 11-15 Link  (3rd Full Week)
National Etiquette Week: 11-15 (Begins 2nd Monday of Full Week)
National Small Business Week: 11-15 Link
Neuropathy Awareness Week: 11-15
Salvation Army Week: 11-17 Link
National Stuttering Awareness Week: 11-17 (Second full Week)
National Safe Boating Week: 16-22
(Week before Memorial Day)
American Craft Beer Week: 17-23  (3rd Week)
EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Week: 17-23 Link
National Dog Bite Prevention Week: 17-23
National New Friends, Old Friends Week: 17-23
(3rd Week)
National Stationery Week: 17-19

World Trade Week: 17-25 (3rd Week)
National Backyard Games Week: 18-25
(3rd Week)
National Educational Bosses’ Week: 18-25
National Medical Transcription Week: 18-24 (3rd Week)  Link
International Coaching Week: 18-24 Link
Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week: 18-24 (Week before Memorial Day) Link

Mudbug Madness Week: 21-24
International Gay Square Dancing Week: 22-15 Link
National Polka Weekend: 22-24
(Always Memorial Day Weekend)
 Old-Time Player Piano Weekend: 22-24
(Always Memorial Day Weekend)
Hurricane Preparedness Week: 24-30 Link

*Week of Solidarity With The People of Non-Self-Governing Territories: 25-31
Black Single Parents Week: 31-6/5

Daily Observances

NOTE:  An * in front of the day means that the observance is on the same date every year regardless of the day it falls on.
*Amtrak Day: 1
*Batman Day: 1
*Beltaine: 1 Link
Dandelion Days: 1-2

*Executive Coaching Day: 1
*Global Love Day: 1 Link
International Space Day: 1 (First Friday) Link
*Keep Kids Alive! Drive 25 Day: 1

*Law Day: 1
*Lei Day: 1
*Loyalty Day: 1
*May Day: 1
*Mother Goose Day: 1 Link  (Different than one in November)

*National Bubba Day: 1
*National Purebred Dog Day: 1 Link
*New Homeowner’s Day: 1
No Pants Day: 1 (First Friday) Link
*School Principals’ Day: 1
*Silver Star Day: 1 Link
*Stepmother’s Day: 1
Tuba Day: 1  (First Friday) Link
Beer Pong Day: 2 (First Saturday) Link
Free Comic Book Day: 2 Link (First Saturday)
Join Hands Day: 2 Link (First Saturday)
Kentucky Derby: 2 
(First Saturday)
*Martin Z. Mollusk Day: 2

National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy: 2 Link (First Saturday)
National Homebrew Day: 2 Link  (First Saturday)
National Scrapbooking Day: 2  (First Saturday) Link
World Naked Gardening Day: 2 Link (First Saturday)

*Roberts Rule of Order Day: 2
Bladder Cancer Awareness Day: 3 Link (First Saturday)
*Garden Meditation Day: 3
*Hug Your Cat Day: 3 Link (Note: Cats are popular! There’s another observance on May 31)
International Baby Lost Mother’s Day: 3 (First Sunday) Link
Lemonade Day: 3 Link  (Note: Different sponsor from the one on June 6-8)

*Lumpy Rug Day: 3Mayday for Mutts: 3 Link (First Sunday)
Motorcycle Mass & Blessing of The Bikes Day: 3 (First Sunday)
National Special-abled Pets Day: 3
National Infertility Survival Day: 3
(First Sunday)
*National Two Different Colored Shoes Day: 3

*Paranormal Day: 3
*Public Radio Day: 3
World Laughter Day: 3 Link  (First Sunday)
Day of Vesak: 4 Link  (On the Full Moon)

*World Press Freedom Day: 3
*Intergalactic Star Wars Day: 4 (May the Fourth Be With You!) Link
*International Firefighters Day: 4 Link

*International Respect for Chickens Day: 4
Melanoma Monday: 4
(First Monday)
National Library Legislative Day: 4-5 Link
*Petite and Proud Day: 4

*World Give Day: 4
* Cartoonists Day: 5
Childhood Depression Awareness Day: 5
(First Tuesday)
*Childhood Stroke Awareness Day: 5 Link

*Cinco de Mayo: 5 Link
*International Midwives’ Day: 5 Link
*National Ferret Day: 5 Link
National Teacher Day: 5 (First Tuesday of the First Full Week)
*Totally Chipotle Day: 5*Revenge of the Fifth (Star Wars Sith): 5 Link
Bike To School Day: 6 Link
Great American Grump Out: 6 Link  (First Wednesday)

*Joseph Brackett Day: 6
*No Diet Day: 6
*No Homework Day: 6
*Nurses Day or National RN Recognition Day: 6 Link   Link Link
World Asthma Day: 6 Link  (First Tuesday)
Occupational Safety & Health Day: 6 Link  (Wednesday of The First Full Week)
School Nurse Day: 6 Link  (Always the Wednesday of School Nurse Week 6-12)
Cosmopolitan Day: 7
Lag B’omer: 7
*National Barrier Awareness Day: 7 Link
National Day of Prayer: 7 (First Thursday) Link
National Day of Reason: 7
(First Thursday)
*Free Trade Day: 8
*National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day: 8 Link
*National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day: 8 Link
*No Socks Day: 8
*Time of Remembrance & Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War: 8-9
*V E Day: 8
*World Ovarian Cancer Day: 8 Link

*World Red Cross / Red Crescent Day: 8
Child Care Provider Day: 8 Link  (Friday before Mother’s Day)
Fintastic Friday: Giving Sharks A Voice: 8 
(2nd Friday)
Military Spouse Appreciation Day: 8 Link  (Friday before Mother’s Day)
American Indian Day: 9 Link (2nd Saturday)
Birthmother’s Day (Saturday before Mother’s Day): 9 Link
Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day: 9 Link (2nd Saturday)
International Migratory Bird Day: 9
(2nd Saturday)
Letter Carrier’s  Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day: 9 Link
Mother Ocean Day: 9
(Saturday Before Mother’s Day)
 National Babysitters Day: 9 Link  (Saturday before Mother’s Day)
National Miniature Golf Day: 9
(2nd Saturday)
*National Moscato Day: 9
National Train Day: 9 Link (2nd Saturday)
National Windmill Day: 9
(2nd Saturday)
*Occupational Safety and Health Professionals Day: 9 Link
Stay Up All Night: 9 (
(2nd Saturday)
World Belly Dance Day:9 Link (2nd Saturday)
World Fair Trade Day: 9
(2nd Saturday)
* World Lupus Day: 10

Mother’s Day: 10 Link  Link
Mothers At The Wall Day: 10
*Dia De La Madre: 10

*Eat What You Want Day: 11
*Hostess Cupcake Day: 11 Link
*Root Canal Appreciation Day: 11  Link
*Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day: 12 Link
*International Nurses Day: 12 Link   Link

*Limerick Day: 12
*National Nutty Fudge Day: 12 
*Odometer Day: 12
National Women’s Check-up Day: 12 Link (Second Monday)
*Frog Jumping Day: 13
Donate A Day’s Wages To Charity: 13  (Second Wednesday)
National Night Shift Workers Day: 13 (Second Wednesday)
National Third Shift Workers Day: 13
(Second Wednesday)
Receptionists Day: 13
(Second Wednesday)
*Buddah Day: 14
*National Chicken Dance Day: 14 Link
*The Stars and Stripes Forever Day: 14
*Underground America Day: 14
*Hyperemisis Gravidarum Awareness Day: 15
*International Day of Families: 15
Isra Al Mi’Raj: 15

*International MPS Awareness Day: 15  Link
*National Chocolate Chip Day: 15 
National Tuberous Sclerosis Day: 15  Link
*Nylon Stockings Day: 15
*Peace Officer Memorial Day: 15

*Straw Hat Day: 15  Link
Endangered Species Day: 15 Link  (3rd Friday)
International Virtual Assistants Day: 15  (3rd Friday)
O. Henry Pun-off Day: 15
(3rd Friday)
NASCAR Day: 15 Link
(3rd Friday)
National Bike to Work Day: 15 Link 
(3rd Friday)
National Defense Transportation Day: 15 
(3rd Friday)
National Pizza Party Day: 15
(3rd Friday)
Armed Forces Day Military-Amateur Crossband Communications Day: 16  Link  

 *National Piercing Day: 16
Armed Forces Day: 16
(3rd Saturday)
*Biographer’s Day: 16
Do Dah Day (Birmingham): 16 Link (3rd Saturday) Note:  Several cities have a Do Dah Day.
Mike, The Headless Chicken Day: 16-17 ( Always 3rd weekend) Link
National Learn To Swim Day: 16
(Saturday of Week Before Memorial Day)
Mimosa Day: 16*
National Sea Monkey Day: 16 Link
Preakness: 16  (3rd Saturday)
Bay to Breakers Race: 17 (3rd Sunday)  Note: Oldest Footrace in America!

Morel Mushroom Day: 17-18  (Weekend After Mother’s Day)
Neighbor Day: 17 (Sunday before Memorial Day Weekend)
*Syttende Mai: 17
*World Hypertension Day: 17  Link
*World Information Society Day: 17
*World Telecommunications Day: 17

*World Neurofibromatosis Day (NF Day): 17  Link
*HIV Vaccine Awareness Day: 18
*I Love Reeses Day: 18 Link
*International Museum Day: 18 Link
*Mother Whistler Day: 18
*Visit Your Relatives Day: 18

Accountant’s Day or Accounting Day: 18 Link
*Boys Club Day: 19
*May Ray Day: 19
National Hepatitus Testing Day: 19

National Museum Day: 19 Link
*National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: 19 Link
*World Autoimmune Arthritis Day: 19-21 Link
*Eliza Doolittle Day: 20
Emergency Medical Services for Children Day: 20  Link
*Everybody Draw Mohammed Day: 20 Link
National Employee Health & Fitness Day: 20 Link (3rd Wednesday)
Turn Beauty Inside Out Day: 20 Link  (3rd Wednesday)

*Weights & Measures Day: 20
*American Red Cross Founder’s Day: 21

*End of the World or Rapture Party Day: 21 (Prediction)  Link
Hummus Day: 21
(3rd Thursday)
*I Need A Patch For That Day: 21
*National Wait Staff Day: 21
*Sister Maria Hummel Day: 21
*World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue & Development: 21
Victoria Day: 22 ( Always  celebrated on the weekend before Memorial Day in the US.)
*Canadian Immigrants Day: 22

Don’t Fry Day: 22 (Friday Before Memorial Day) Link
*Harvey Milk Day: 22
Heat Awareness Day: 22  Link   (4th Friday)
*International Day for Biological Diversity: 22
*National Maritime Day: 22
National Title Track Day: 22  Link (4th Friday)
*World Goth Day: 22 Link
Heat Awareness Safety Day: 22 (4th Friday in May) Link
National Wig Out Day: 22 (Always Fri. before Memorial Day)
Amateur Radio Military Appreciation Day (ARMAD): 23  Link  (Always the Saturday before Memorial Day)
International Day to End Obstetric Fistula: 23
International Jazz Day: 23
(Always Sat. before Memorial Day)

Julia Pierpont Day: 23  (4th Saturday)
*Declaration of the Bab Day: 23
National Polka Day: 23-24 Link (Always Memorial Day weekend)
National Taffy Day: 23  Link

Shavot: 23
*World Crohn’s and Colitis Day: 23 Link
*World Turtle Day: 23
*Brother’s Day: 24
Indianapolis 500: 24
(Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend)
International Tiara Day: 24
*Morse Code Day: 24
(Some also observe on April 27)
Buddah Day: 25 Link (also April 8)
*Cookie Monster’s Birthday: 25  Link  (See also November 2)

*National Missing Children’s Day: 25
*National Tap Dance Day: 25
*Nerd Pride Day or Geek Pride Day: 25
*Towel Day: 25 Link
Memorial Day: 25 (Observed.)  (Traditionally on 30th)
Prayer for Peace Memorial Day: 25
*World Lindy Hop Day: 26
*Cellophane Tape Day: 27

National Senior Health & Fitness Day: 27 Link  (Last Wednesday)
World MS Day (Multiple Sclerosis): 27 Link (Last Wednesday)
*Sierra Club Day: 28 Link

*Slugs Return From Capistrano Day: 28
*Ascension of Baha’u’Llah: 29
Bats Day: 29-31 Link
Hug Your Cat Day: 29 Link

*Learn About Composting Day: 29
*International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers: 29

*Put A Pillow On Your Fridge Day: 29 Link
*Loomis Day: 30
*Mint Julep Day: 30 Link
The Wicket World of Croquet Day: 30 Link

*What You Think Upon Grows Day: 31
*World No-Tobacco Day: 31

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