Rather than focusing on February's most famous holiday - Valentine's Day - I'm pondering some lesser-known February holidays.
Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day - February 3 This holiday was created in 1960 by a mom in Rochester, NY who wanted to give her kids something to look forward to instead of gray winter days. I think pearl or crystal jewelry would perfectly accompany a large bowl of vanilla ice cream - yum!
Get a Different Name Day - February 13 Don't like the name you have? Take advantage of this holiday and change your name. Just don't forget to tell everyone your new name! Even gemstones get name changes to make them more sought-after. Which would you rather have: mandarin orange garnet or spessertite garnet?
Hoodie Hoo Day - February 20 At noon, go outside, wave your hands over your head and chant "hoodie hoo." You're sure to scare away the winter blues. Get your neighbors to do it too so they won't think you've lost your mind. Wearing wildly colorful jewelry will add to the fun.
Open that Bottle Night - February 24 This night was created in 2000 to encourage people to re-connect with each other over a good bottle of champagne or wine. Not a fan of wine or champagne? Substitute the bottled beverage of your choice and enjoy being with friends or family you haven't seen for a while. Wear sparkly jewelry to honor this special night.
National Tooth Fairy Day - February 28 Remember how exciting it was to lose a tooth and know the tooth fairy would come and leave something under your pillow? In celebration, I hope someone leaves a treat, maybe jewelry, under your pillow.
Have fun this February! Chase the winter doldrums away by observing these slightly wacky holidays.