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

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.



Finished in the same beautiful Delft-blue glaze as befits the Scandinavian tradition, Rycraft Christmas ornaments are available in the Collector's Annual Dated Christmas designs, the perfect gift for the kids and grandkids to celebrate their births and every Christmas thereafter.

Shortbread chocolate painted cookies
Mrs Rycraft's Shortbread Recipes - FREE!
and other delicious sweet treats.


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 19 (through April 25)
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 (1 week)
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
Christmas Ornament

Click here to see
all our Ornaments



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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