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On This Day: Make a Hat Day

Troy Hats

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Let’s get straight to the point… we can do this!  September 15th is a day that Downtown Printwear has you covered.  It’s Make a Hat Day!  Forget the fact that it’s also Felt Hat Day.  We can incorporate that into this celebration.  So what type of hat do you want to make?  The opportunities are limitless!  But here are some ideas to get you started:

Hat EmbroideryFlexfit hatsFoam Embroidery

Prince HarryBirthdays:

  • Heidi Montag (25)
  • Prince Harry (27)
  • Tommy Lee Jones (65)
  • Oliver Stone (65)

ON THIS DAY: Positive Thinking Day

Positive Thinking DayThe difference between can and cannot are only three letters. Three letters that determine your life’s direction.

September 13th is Positive Thinking Day.  Nobody likes a pessimist, except other pessimists.  Being around positive people puts you in a better mood and has been proven to produce better outcomes.  Try waking up in the morning and thinking just one positive thought.  If you start your day with something positive there’s a better likelihood it will continue throughout the day.  Stuck in traffic on the way to work?  Who cares!  It could be a lot worse.  At least you have a job.  Think positive. Be positive.

Fortune Cookie DayOther Holidays:

  • National Defy Superstition Day – so Fortune Cookie Day means nothing…remember that!
  • Fortune Cookie Day
  • International Chocolate Day – this could get ugly…
  • International Chocolate DayNational Peanut Day
  • Uncle Sam Day – pay up old man!
  • Snack a Pickle Time
  • National Celiac Awareness Day – for more information visit


  • Ben Savage birthdayBen Savage (31) aka “Cory Mathews”, Boy Meets World
  • Tyler Perry birthdayFiona Apple (34)
  • Tyler Perry (42)
  • Roald Dahl (1916-1990)
  • Milton Hershey (1857-1945)

DCP Nation Responds to the Earthquake

Just when we were getting into our groove, Mother Nature threw us a vicious curve ball.  Fortunately the team at Downtown Printwear is always prepared for a natural disaster – we even took out cloud insurance:

You can never be too safe when operating heavy printing equipment.  The last thing we want to experience is a misprinted shirt or devastation like the pictures below:

Earthquake Damage Table

Complete Destruction

Earthquake Damage Salt

What a mess!!








Earthquake Shake and Bake

The Show Must Go On!

On This Day: National Relaxation Day

National Relaxation DayClose your eyes and listen to the raindrops as they hit the ground or splash against your window.  Now open them and realize that you can’t slack off all day!  Unfortunately today would be a perfect opportunity to celebrate National Relaxation Day, but hopefully you took advantage of the weekend and find yourself fully rejuvenated.  Perhaps this holiday should always fall on a weekend?  Better yet, it should be a national holiday!  Instead of August 15th, make sure National Relaxation Day falls on a random Tuesday or Wednesday so we can all enjoy a little R&R.  You can thank us later for the brilliant idea!

National Failures DayOther Holidays:

  • Best Friends Day – a best friend should be there every day!
  • National Lemon Meringue Pie Day
  • National Failures Day – Nobody ever said you were perfect.  If you want an omelet you need to break some eggs, right?


  • Ben Affleck birthdayJoe Jonas (22)
  • Carl Edwards (33)
  • Ben Affleck (39)
  • Debra Messing (43)
  • Melinda Gates (47)
  • Gene Upshaw (1945-2008)
  • Julia Child (1912-2004)
  • Napoleon Bonaparte (1945-2008)

On This Day: Rain Day

Rain Day FestivalNo, we’re not postponing today’s holiday for another day.  Rain Day is an actual holiday and there’s a history behind it! There’s even a festival to celebrate Rain Day! Apparently it always rains on July 29th.  Check the forecast today: Schenectady = Rain, Boston = Rain, rain, rain rain.  How is that even possible?  It’s like July 29th is cursed.  112 out of 136 years – wow!

Other Holidays:

  • National Lasagna DayNational Talk in an Elevator Day  few things are more awkward than a long, silent elevator ride full of people
  • National Lasagna Day
  • National Lipstick Day
  • I Forgot Day – as in “I almost forgot today was FRIDAY!”
  • Lumberjack Day
  • System Administrator Appreciation Day
  • National Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day – mice beware, they’re coming after you!


  • Martina Mcbride birthdayAfroman (37), see below
  • Wanya Morris, Boyz II Men (38)
  • Martina McBride (45)
  • Peter Jennings (73)
  • Benito Mussolini (1883-1945)

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