America's Holidays & Traditions
Our National Holidays,
Celebrations & Traditions


The holidays are a time to celebrate traditions
and create lasting memories.


Cookie Stamps – A Scandinavian Tradition
Shortbread chocolate painted cookies
Mrs Rycraft's Shortbread Recipes - FREE!
and other delicious sweet treats.


The women of Scandinavian countries bake cakes & cookies
for special occasions. 
Traditionally they are decorated with
designs made on carved stamps handed down
from one generation to the next. These decorated cakes &
cookies are offered to friends during the Christmas season,
at weddings, christenings, & other festive occasions.

Create Your Own Family Traditions

Bake cookies together at birthdays,
holidays, anniversaries and weddings. 
Cookie-stamp cookies and crafts are fun
and easy for 
kids from 3 to 103.


Robin and friends enjoying some giggles
  'cuz decorating cookies with cookie stamps
is lots of FUN!



Note:  Shown below right are a few examples of our holiday designs
and links to some of the craft projects created from those designs.

Click here to see ALL of our DESIGNS by CATEGORY

JANUARY
            

JANUARY 1
New Year's Day



#279 - Party Balloons

Paper Casting Project



JANUARY – (3rd Monday)
Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday
2019 - January 21
2020 - January 20
2021 - January 18
2022 - January 17
2023 - January 16
2024 - January 15


#319 - Ichthus


FEBRUARY
            

FEBRUARY 2
Groundhog Day


#449 - Squirrel
(the closest we have
to a groundhog)



FEBRUARY 6
Ronald Reagan's Birthday


#257 - Cowboy Boot



FEBRUARY – (1st Sunday)
Super Bowl Sunday
2019 - February 3
2020 - February 2
2021 - February 7
2022 - February 6
2023 - February 5
2024 - February 4

548 – Football

Click here for recipes



FEBRUARY 12
Abraham Lincoln's Birthday


#326 - Birthday Cake



FEBRUARY 14
Valentine's Day


#201 - Lacy Heart

Click here for Mrs. Rycraft's Shortbread Cookie Recipe



FEBRUARY – (3rd Monday)
Presidents Day
2019 - February 18
2020 - February 17
2021 - February 15
2022 - February 21
2023 - February 20
2024 - February 19


#443 – God Bless the USA



FEBRUARY 22
George Washington's Birthday   


#316 - Old Glory

FEBRUARY – 46 days before Easter
Ash Wednesday
2019 - March 6
2020 - February 26
2021 - February 17
2022 - March 2
2023 - February 22
2024 - February 14

#429 – Russian Cross


MARCH
            

MARCH 17
St Patrick's Day


#060 - Shamrock



MARCH 20
First Day of Spring (Equinox)

2019 - March 20
2020 - March 19
2021 - March 20
2022 - March 20
2023 - March 20
2024 - March 19       



#422 - Dragonfly

Paper Casting Project




APRIL
            

APRIL 1
April Fools Day      



#446 - Clown

Framed Paper Casting



APRIL – The Sunday before Easter Sunday
Palm Sunday
2019 - April 14
2020 - April 5
2021 - March 28
2022 - April 10
2023 - April 2
2024 - March 24

#190 – Tulip


APRIL – 7 days
Passover
2019 - April 19 through 27
2020 - April 8 through 16
2021 - March 27 through April 3
2022 - April 15 through 22
2023 - April 5 through 12
2024 - April 22 through 29

#131 - Star of David (1)

Greeting Card
Paper Casting Project


APRIL 22
Earth Day

#337 Rainbow


APRIL – Remembrance of the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth on the Friday before Easter Sunday
Good Friday
2019 - April 19
2020 - April 10
2021 - April 2
2022 - April 15
2023 - April 7
2024 - March 29


#428 - Greek Cross



APRIL – Remembrance of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
Easter Sunday
2019 - April 21
2020 - April 12
2021 - April 4
2022 - April 17
2023 - April 9
2024 - March 31



#362 - Daffodils

Paper Casting Project



APRIL – The day after Easter Sunday
Easter Monday
2019 - April 22
2020 - April 13
2021 - April 5
2022 - April 18
2023 - April 10
2024 - April 1


#334 - Easter Egg

Greeting Card
Paper Casting Project



APRIL 27
Secretary's Day (now called Administrative Professional's Week)
2019 - April 21-27
2020 - April 19-25
2021 - April 18-24
2022 - April 24-30
2023 - April 23-29
2024 - April 21-27



#441 - Blue Ribbon

Paper Casting Project



APRIL – (Last Friday in APRIL) 
Arbor Day
2019 - April 26
2020 - April 24
2021 - April 30
2022 - April 29
2023 - April 28
2024 - April 26


#242 - Maple Leaf



MAY
            

MAY 1
May Day



#125 - Rose

Paper casting project



MAY 5
Cinco de Mayo


#279 Party Balloons



MAY 5
National Day of Prayer
2019 - May 2
2020 - May 7
2021 - May 6
2022 - May 5
2023 - May 4
2024 - May 2



#443 - God Bless the USA

Framed Paper Casting



MAY 8
VE Day (Victory in Europe Day)      


#316 -  Old Glory



MAY – (2nd Sunday)
Mother's Day
2019 - May 12
2020 - May 10
2021 - May 9
2022 - May 8
2023 - May 14
2024 - May 12



#383 - "MOM"

Clay Casting Project



MAY 21
Armed Forces Day
2019 - May 18
2020 - May 16
2021 - May 15
2022 - May 21
2023 - May 20
2024 - May 18


#474 - US Air Force Emblem



MAY – (Last Monday)
Memorial Day
2019 - May 27
2020 - May 25
2021 - May 31
2022 - May 30
2023 - May 29
2024 - May 27


#459 - Yellow Ribbon


JUNE
            

JUNE 14
Flag Day


#316 - Old Glory



JUNE – (2nd Sunday)
Father's Day
2019 - June 16
2020 - June 21
2021 - June 20
2022 - June 19
2023 - June 18
2024 - June 16



#384 - "DAD"

Clay Casting Project



JUNE 21
First Day of Summer (Solstice)
2019 - June 21
2020 - June 20
2021 - June 20
2022 - June 21
2023 - June 21
2024 - June 20



#266 - Sunface

Paper Casting Project


JULY
            

JULY 4
Independence Day


#340 - Daughters of the
American Revolution



JULY 27
National Korean War Veterans       
Armistice Day


#341 - American Eagle


AUGUST
            

AUGUST 
There are no official US holidays    
in August. 


#262 - Sunflower

Greeting Card
Paper Casting Project


SEPTEMBER
            

SEPTEMBER 2
VJ Day  (Victory over Japan Day)


#341 - American Eagle



SEPTEMBER – (1st Monday)
Labor Day
2019 - September 2
2020 - September 7
2021 - September 6
2022 - September 5
2023 - September 4
2024 - September 2


#507 – Hammer & Anvil



SEPTEMBER –
1st Sunday after Labor Day

National Grandparents Day
2019 - September 8
2020 - September 13
2021 - September 12
2022 - September 11
2023 - September 10
2024 - September 8

Start a Family Tradition!

Kids love to bake cookies
with Grandpa!

Click here for recipes





SEPTEMBER 17
Constitution Day &

POW/MIA Recognition Day
2019 - September 17
2020 - September 17
2021 - September 17
2022 - September 16
2023 - September 18
2024 - September 17


#459 - Yellow Ribbon

SEPTEMBER 17 – Celebration of The Jewish New Year
Rosh Hashanah
2019 - September 30
2020 - September 19
2021 - September 7
2022 - September 26
2023 - September 16
2024 - October 3

#345 - Chai


SEPTEMBER 22
First Day of Autumn (Equinox)
2019 - September 23
2020 - September 22
2021 - September 22
2022 - September 22
2023 - September 23
2024 - September 22



SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER
Yom Kippur
2019 - October 9
2020 - September 28
2021 - September 16
2022 - October 5
2023 - September 25
2024 - October 12

#342 - Star of David (2)

OCTOBER
Late SEPTEMBER - Early OCTOBER
Octoberfest
2019 - September 21 through October 6
2020 - September 19 through October 4
2021 - September 18 through October 3
2022 - September 17 through October 3
2023 - September 16 through October 3
2024 - September 21 through October 6



Month of OCTOBER
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month



            

OCTOBER 9
Leif Erickson Day



#102 - Viking Ship



OCTOBER 10 – (2nd Monday)
Columbus Day
2019 - October 14
2020 - October 12
2021 - October 11
2022 - October 10
2023 - October 9
2024 - October 14



OCTOBER – (3rd Saturday)
Sweetest Day
2
019 - October 19
2020 - October 17
2021 - October 16
2022 - October 15
2023 - October 21
2024 - October 19


#223 - Basket Heart

Clay Cast Greeting Card



OCTOBER 31
Halloween


#280 - Pumpkin

Greeting Card 
Paper Casting Project



NOVEMBER
            

NOVEMBER on Tuesday (every 2 years)
Election Day
2018 - November 6
2020 - November 3
2022 -  November 8
2024 -  November 5


#316 - Old Glory



NOVEMBER 11
Veterans Day


#459 - Yellow Ribbon



NOVEMBER – (4th Thursday)
Thanksgiving Day
2019 - November 28
2020 - November 26
2021 - Novembeer 25
2022 - November 24
2023 - November 23
2024 - November 28


#063 - Sheaf of Wheat

Shortbread Cookies

Click here for recipes



NOVEMBER – 4th Sunday before Christmas Day 
Advent Sunday
2019 - December 1
2020 - November 29
2021 - November 28
2022 - November 27
2023 - December 3
2024 - December 1


#275 - Christmas Candle

Greeting Card 
Paper Casting Project


DECEMBER

DECEMBER 7
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day


#341 - American Eagle



DECEMBER 13
The Feast of Santa Lucia


#224 - Lucia



DECEMBER – 7 days
Hanukkah
2019 - December 22 through 30
2020 - December 10 through 18
2021 - November 28 through December 6
2022 - December 18 through 26
2023 - December 7 through 15
2024 - December 25 through January 1

#344 - Menorrah I
 (Chanukiah)




#131 - Star of David (1)

Clay Casting Project


DECEMBER 21
The First Day of Winter (Solstice)
2019 - December 21
2020 - December 21
2021 - December 21
2022 - December 21
2023 - December 21
2024 - December 21


#022 - Snowflake



DECEMBER 24
Christmas Eve


#025 - Jingle Bells

Greeting Card
Paper Casting Project



DECEMBER 25 – Celebration of the
birth of Jesus of Nazareth
Christmas Day 


#368 - Nativity



DECEMBER 26
The 12 Days of Christmas Begin



#024 - Partridge
in a Pear Tree


Clay Cast Ornament



DECEMBER 31
New Year's Eve


#418 - Wine & Grapes



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