America's Holidays & Traditions
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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!
Click here to see our featured craft projects and cookie decorating ideas




Note:  Shown below right are a few examples of our holiday 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


#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



How about football
and cookies?


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


#443 – God Bless the USA



FEBRUARY 22
George Washington's Birthday   


#316 - Old Glory

FEBRUARY – 46 days before Easter
Ash Wednesday

#429 – Russian Cross


MARCH

            

MARCH 17
St Patrick's Day


#060 - Shamrock



MARCH 20
First Day of Spring (Equinox)                



#422 - Dragonfly
Paper Casting Project




APRIL

            

APRIL 1
April Fools Day      



#446 - Clown
Framed Paper Casting



APRIL – The Sunday before Easter Sunday
Palm Sunday

#190 – Tulip


APRIL – 7 days
Passover

#131 - Star of David (1)
Greeting Card
Paper Casting Project


APRIL 22
Earth Day

#337 Rainbow


APRIL – Remembrance of the crucifixion on the Friday before Easter Sunday
Good Friday


#428 - Greek Cross



APRIL – Remembrance of the Resurrection of Jesus
Easter Sunday



#362 - Daffodils
Paper Casting Project



APRIL – The day after Easter Sunday
Easter Monday


#334 - Easter Egg
Greeting Card
Paper Casting Project



APRIL 27
Secretary's Day



#441 - Blue Ribbon
Paper Casting Project



APRIL – (Last Friday in APRIL) 
Arbor Day


#242 - Maple Leaf


MAY

            

MAY 1
May Day



#125 - Rose
Paper casting project
found in our book 

The Art of Paper Casting



MAY 5
Cinco de Mayo


#279 Party Balloons



MAY 5
National Day of Prayer



#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



#383 - "MOM"
Clay Casting Project



MAY 21
Armed Forces Day



#474 - US Air Force Emblem



MAY – (Last Monday)
Memorial Day


#459 - Yellow Ribbon


JUNE

            

JUNE 14
Flag Day


#316 - Old Glory



JUNE – (2nd Sunday)
Father's Day



#384 - "DAD"
Clay Casting Project



JUNE 21
First Day of Summer (Solstice)                     



#266 - Sunface
Clay 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


#507 – Hammer & Anvil



SEPTEMBER –
1st Sunday after Labor Day
National Grandparents Day

Start a Family Tradition!

Kids love to bake cookies
with Grandpa!

Click here for recipes





SEPTEMBER 17
Constitution Day &
POW/MIA Recognition Day


#459 - Yellow Ribbon

SEPTEMBER 17 – Celebration of The Jewish New Year
Rosh Hashanah

#345 - Chai


SEPTEMBER 22
First Day of Autumn (Equinox)

#009 - Scottish Thistle
Greeting Card
Paper Casting Project


SEPTEMBER 26
Yom Kippur

#342 - Star of David (2)

OCTOBER

Late SEPTEMBER - Early OCTOBER
Octoberfest



Month of OCTOBER
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month



            

OCTOBER 9
Leif Erickson Day



#102 - Viking Ship



OCTOBER 10 – (2nd Monday)
Columbus Day



OCTOBER – (3rd Saturday)
Sweetest Day


#223 - Basket Heart
Clay Cast Greeting Card
found in our book

The Art of Clay Casting



OCTOBER 31
Halloween


#280 - Pumpkin
Greeting Card 
Paper Casting Project



NOVEMBER

            

NOVEMBER 8, 2016 (every 2 years)
Election Day


#316 - Old Glory



NOVEMBER 11
Veterans Day


#459 - Yellow Ribbon



NOVEMBER – (4th Thursday)
Thanksgiving Day


#063 - Sheaf of Wheat
Shortbread Cookies
Painted with Chocolate

Click here for recipes



NOVEMBER – 4th Sunday before Christmas Day 
Advent Sunday


#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

#344 - Menorrah

#131 - Star of David (1)
Clay Casting Project
found in our book

The Art of Clay Casting


DECEMBER 22
The First Day of Winter (Solstice)


#022 - Snowflake



DECEMBER 24
Christmas Eve


#025 - Jingle Bells
Greeting Card
Paper Casting Project



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


#368 - Nativity



DECEMBER 26
The 12 Days of Christmas Begin



#024 - Partridge
in a Pear Tree

Clay Cast Ornament
found in our book

The Art of Clay Casting



DECEMBER 31
New Year's Eve


#418 - Wine & Grapes



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