National Ding-a-Ling Day
If you tend to march to the beat of a different drummer, you’re in luck! Dec. 12 is National Ding-a-Ling Day, an annual “holiday” that celebrates the ding-a-ling and ding-dongs in all of us! According to the American Heritage Dictionary, a ding-a-ling is defined as a “person who is scatterbrained or eccentric.” Does that ring a bell with anyone?
Legend has it the Ding-a-Ling Club sponsors this special day to promote ding-a-lings, the “wonderful, loving, intelligent, friendly, and the most desirable kind of person to know…a real bellringer!”
And speaking of bell-ringers, today is also a great day to recognize the many dedicated and devoted volunteers around the nation who ring the bell for the Salvation Army. Regardless of rain, sleet, snow or hail, the Salvation Army Bellringers donate their time encouraging others to donate money to the Salvation Army outside stores, shopping malls and other locations. Be sure to download the free musical Bellringer App for your iPhone.
Today is also Poinsettia Day and (National) Gingerbread House Day!