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Letter Writing & Bittersweet Chocolate Scavenger Hunt

Blog post   •   Jan 10, 2017 10:48 EST

Letter Writing & Bittersweet Chocolate Scavenger Hunt

Doing a quick Google search shows that the second week in January is Letter Writing Week and today, January 10th, is Bittersweet Chocolate Day, in addition to Houseplant Appreciation Day and Peculiar People Day.

What an interesting combination. How can you turn that into an adventure? Easy, with a scavenger hunt of course.

The winter months tend to keep people indoors, unless you're a snow or cooler weather adventurer. Sure, we have social media to keep us connected to friends and family, but did you think about trying a new way to communicate or making the old new again? Let's go retro.

Try mailing a hand-written letter. Seriously? Yes. Pull out that old stationary and put your pen to paper for some good old-fashioned correspondence. In fact, make it an adventure by adding fun clues to create a scavenger hunt. How would that work?

Simply, use social media and your letters to hide clues, answers and hints. Really make it exciting by incorporating the daily celebrations into small gifts or acknowledgements. Make sure to always attach clues for more excitement.

Here's a list of awareness days and celebrations.

Month:

  • National Bath Safety Month
  • National Blood Donor Month
  • National Braille Literacy Month
  • National Hobby Month
  • Hot Tea Month
  • National Oatmeal Month
  • National Soup Month

Week Celebrations:

2nd Week Letter Writing Week

January 2017 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

  • 1 New Year's Day
  • 2 Run up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day
  • 3 Festival of Sleep Day
  • 3 Fruitcake Toss Day
  • 3 Humiliation Day
  • 4 National Spaghetti Day
  • 4 Trivia Day
  • 5 National Bird Day
  • 6 Bean Day
  • 6 Cuddle Up Day
  • 7 Old Rock Day
  • 8 Bubble Bath Day
  • 8 Male Watcher's Day
  • 9 Play God Day
  • 10 Bittersweet Chocolate Day
  • 10 Houseplant Appreciation Day
  • 10 Peculiar People Day
  • 11 Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend's Day
  • 12 Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day
  • 12 National Pharmacist Day
  • 13 Friday the 13th
  • 13 International Skeptics Day
  • 13 Make Your Dream Come True Day
  • 14 Dress Up Your Pet Day
  • 15 National Hat Day
  • 16 Appreciate a Dragon Day
  • 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday , celebrated on the third Monday
  • 16 National Nothing Day
  • 17 Ditch New Years Resolutions Day
  • 18 Thesaurus Day
  • 18 Winnie the Pooh Day -The Birthday of Winnie's author A.A. Milne
  • 19 National Popcorn Day
  • 20 National Buttercrunch Day
  • 20 National Cheese Lover Day
  • 20 Penguin Awareness Day
  • 21 National Hugging Day
  • 21 Squirrel Appreciation Day
  • 22 National Blonde Brownie Day
  • 23 National Pie Day
  • 23 National Handwriting Day
  • 23 Measure Your Feet Day- we only ask...."Why!?!"
  • 24 Beer Can Appreciation Day
  • 24 Compliment Day
  • 25 Opposite Day
  • 26 Spouse's Day
  • 27 Chocolate Cake Day
  • 27 Punch the Clock Day
  • 28 Chinese New Years - date varies
  • 28 Data Privacy Day
  • 28 Fun at Work Day
  • 28 National Kazoo Day
  • 29 National Puzzle Day
  • 29 National Cornchip Day
  • 30 Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day - last Monday of month
  • 30 National Inane Answering Message Day
  • 31 Backward Day
  • 31 Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

Examples:

Supply clues on social media of what to expect in the mail. That really helps to build excitement and pure ...

Check out the rest of the ideas at Letter Writing & Bittersweet Chocolate Scavenger Hunt