National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day
National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day:
Celebrated to appreciate the convenience we’re provided in shipping and the stress we are free from; National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day is celebrated on the Last Monday of January every year since the year 2001.
|2022||31th January||Monday||United States|
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Why National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day?
Bubble Wraps- sound like something so ordinary and simple, yet hold uses much essential to help the ordinary. From your imported makeup to artistic pottery, everything reaches us safely in one piece just because of these laminated air cushions from a book to giant furniture. Sending a parcel to our loved ones or receiving pickles from grandma, nothing could have been possible, or as convenient as it is now, all because of bubble wraps.
These poppy things help in shipping and transportation and relieve us from a hell of stress, anger, and anxiety. It might not be a general go-to for the mass, but if ever, coincidentally, a person is handed a bubble wrap and happens to be stressed at the same time, he will know no worries in JUST A MINUTE. These pops save our packages and us from a mental breakdown (I personally that God for creating the inventors for this wonder!).
Getting to the history of Bubble Wraps has been rather interesting.
Bubbles wraps, initially known as “Air Cap,” were made out of two shower curtains sealed together. They were first marketed as Wallpaper. This happened in the year 1957. After the wallpaper came out as a huge mistake, it was again tried to be sold as greenhouse insulation, which was another huge mistake.
Finally, in 1960, it was identified for its qualities of protection and was renamed “BUBBLE WRAP.” The inventors of Bubble Wrap, Marc Chavannes and Alfred Fielding, finally formed a corporation named “Sealed Air” to handle the sales and marketing of the product.
Bubble Wraps were finally used for shipping in 1961 by IBM to ship its 1401 computer. This is how bubble wraps entered the shipping world and created a new shipping era.
Sealed Air Corporation is flourishing since 1960, with assets worth $5 million presently. To observe the Appreciation Day, Sealed Air organizes a competition for the students of grades 6 to 8, where they are awarded for advising new ideas for using Bubble Wrap. Recently, the corp created a new product named “iBubble Wrap,” which reduces shipping costs as it is uninflated and doesn’t pop.
This holiday makes us believe in the fact that happiness can knock on your doors just in a POP.
How Can We Observe National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day:
Let us dig into some ‘Poppy’ ideas to bubble up our holiday!
- Organize a Bubble Wrap fashion walk. Invite your friends over, design some exquisite outfits using bubble wraps, and slay!
- If you’re high on no waste eco-friendly Bubble Wrap Day mood, install virtual Bubble games like “Bubble Wrap Popping” or “Bubble Popper Plus” and release your stress for the coming week!
- For the ones who want a low-key holiday celebration, I’m telling you guys are golden! Just pull out an old Bubble Wrap roll. Now, don’t wait, guys. Just start popping!
- Give your walls an exquisite pattern using some bubble wraps. All you need is a paint of your choice and some Bubble Wrap. Beautiful textures are longing to embrace your walls!
- Show love to your favorite brand by using hashtags like #BubbleWrapDay, #NationalBubbleWrapAppreciationDay, or #Bubblewrap on your social media accounts. Show gratitude and spread the love (xoxo)!
Interesting Facts On National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day:
Let’s get you prepped up for a Bubbly Quiz! Quench your Bubble-Thirst below.
- A study conducted by Sealed Air Corporation reveals that 1 minute of popping can release stress equivalent to a 33-minute massage.
- Bubble Wraps were initially named ‘Air Cap’ and renamed in 1960 for a relaunch with modified usage.
- Bubble wraps sent a complete ‘New Mexico Air Force Military Base’ to ‘Lockdown.’ The bubbles were the size of a sandwich bag.
- If your bubble wrap doesn’t come from “Sealed Air,” it’s just ‘laminated cushioning material.’ This is because “Bubble Wrap ” is a Brand Name.
- Bubble Wrap was repurposed twice before being used for shipping.
History Of National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day:
The origin of National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day is as bizarre as the holiday itself. It’s said that the day was originated due to an event that took place on a radio station in Bloomington, Indiana. The radio station received a shipment of microphones packed in bubble wraps. While unpacking, the pops of the bubbles were somehow broadcast on the radio. Hence, this Nation-Wide Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day came into existence.
The day was identified by Jim Webster of Spirit 95 WVNI radio in the year 2001.