National Tie One On Day
National Tie One On Day:
Celebrated annually on every Wednesday before Thanksgiving in November, the National Tie One on Day shouldn’t be confused with the Blackout Wednesday, where you indulge in ultimate drinking. This Day is all about celebrating the “giving” in Thanksgiving by wrapping a baked good in an apron and delivering it a friend or neighbor who is in need along with an encouraging note!
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Why Celebrate National Tie One On Day?
Almost all households get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, but the spirit of giving starts from Wednesday! Thanks to Author EllynAnne Geisel who founded the Day in 2006, Thanksgiving Eve!
The idea struck her, while she was prepping her traditional turkey dinner and suddenly remember a family in the neighborhood. The neighbor’s family had faced a recent tragedy and they would not be having Pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving.
She immediately took a loaf of bread, wrapped it in an apron, and dropped a handwritten note in its pocket.
She delivered the offering two blocks away still in the apron to get back quickly as she was half nervous how things would go on.
But her nervousness was filled with great joy when her neighbor expressed gratitude for remembering them and coming down to deliver the offering over a few kindly chat.
Walking home, she knew what had to be done. She was swept by an unexpected swell of joy and surprised how a small act of kindness could do for the giver and the receiver! She wanted to share this experience and encourage others to give from the heart and thus the Tie One On Day was born!
She took the Tie One On Day to the next level by working with entrepreneurs and national brands who also believed that change can happen only through kindness and encouraged them to arrange giveaways during November!
So this National Tie One On Day, wear an apron and bake lots of bread and other baked goods and share them with a neighbor in need! Don’t forget to slip in a kind handwritten note!
How Can We Observe National Tie One On Day?
- Bake a fresh loaf of bread or any baked good!
The tradition of National Tie One On Day is to bake a loaf of bread or any other good! so tie your apron on and use your baking skills for a greater cause!
- Wrap it in a new apron
Purchase a few new aprons or create some aprons to soak in the traditions of Tie One On Day! You may also put on the initials of the person you want to gift it to! If you don’t know how to make aprons, look up the internet, and learn to make one today! Get a few aprons ready to wrap your baked goods away.
- Write an encouraging note!
Write a few kind words for a friend, neighbor, or colleague as you deliver your offerings! It will be more fun if you are able to deliver them anonymously. However, the joy is no less when you deliver them yourself. If you are not great at writing, look up the internet for some nice words to say or a prayer for them! its time to celebrate the National Tie One On Day by finally offering your baked goods and hand-written notes in the new aprons! Offer it to anyone in need and to anyone who’s life would make a difference with your sweet gesture!
- Share your thoughts on social media!
Share your love for the Day on the internet with the pictures of all your baked goods, and all the aprons you made or bought! Click a selfie with you in the apron too to make it a memorable day! share the significance of the day and encourage friends and family to do the same. Use hashtags #NationalTieOneOnDay and #TieOneOnDay to post on social media.
Interesting Facts About National Tie One On Day:
Here are a few interesting facts to know more about aprons!
- The word Apron has its root in the French word for a decorative tablecloth – Napperon!
- Aprons are incorporated as uniforms in many jobs that include – Nurses, homemakers, waitresses, domestic workers, etc. They have different materials and designs based on the type of work and occupation.
- People who work around dangerous chemicals use Rubber aprons
- People working around radiations use Lead aprons
History Of National Tie One On Day:
Author EllynAnne Geisel founded the Tie One On Day in 2006’s Thanksgiving Eve! She is also the award-winning author of The Apron Book, The Kitchen Linens Book, and Apronisms!. However, no Presidential Claims or Congressional claims are declaring it as a National Holiday. Thus it is celebrated as an unofficial fun holiday!