Monday, April 18, 2011

The "Secret" Behind International Thank You Days

It is believed by many that an International Thank You Day is an artificial holiday created by some clever greeting card company as a way for them to sell more cards. Such belief is mostly due to the fact that it's nearly impossible to find any information on its origin - most internet searches bring you to websites and blogs that repeat the same old thing like a mantra. Everyine is curious, makes assumptions, blames it on the people selling greeting cards, but noone realy knows. 

However, it turns out there is a real living person behind the creation, and I have none other than Cat Wagman to thank for pointing me in that direction. World, meet Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith (get ready for the lady's full title) - Creator and Promoter of International Thank You Days © and Eventologist of The 21st Century ®!

Her blog is said to have more information about the subject and, apparently, the thank you days were expanded to 8 thank you days total! Naturally, I wanted to know all about it, but in a reply email from Ms. Koopersmith's assistant was told that currently she is under advisement from her attorney not to discuss any of the events she created as her and her publisher "will be releasing an EVENT-O-PEDIA ® on them since 2011 kicks off her 21st year of being 'The Eventologist'". I was assured, however, that her blog, KOOPERSMITHin, will relay more news as the book release date gets closer. 


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23 comments:

  1. what a great project and way to live your dreams and create a destiny for yourself- as Creator and Promoter of International Thank You Days!

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  2. Fantastic that she came up with the idea

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  3. Great idea - I've never heard of it being international. Thanks for the information!

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  4. Hi lovely - I'm finally catching up on your blog... so much to be thankful for!

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  5. I love how far you're looking into this. The fact that you were denied the opportunity to ask her makes it all the more interesting... kinda funny how what should be a simple idea for a grateful day has now become some kind of legal mess! I hope they thanked you for your interest in the finding the root of it though :)

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  6. love this idea. lovely post
    xoxo

    kelseyannesmith.blogspot.com

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  7. I've never heard of this...Very cool!

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  8. it's been a while... i'm catching up with your posts... i'm thankful :)

    xx,
    betz
    Empire State of Heart

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  9. ..that is great idea and the woman behind it really made it big , just look all of us - we all intrigued !

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  10. Interesting, I never really know there is such day... ^^ But it always is good thing to be reminded to be thankful once a while!

    Have a good Sunday evening.

    xo Rachel

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  11. I love the word "danke"! It's so awkward and cute hihi.

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  12. Didn't know Jan 11 was the International Thank You Day! Will keep note of that for 2012 ;)

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  13. Awww I didn't even know this day existed! And I'm so happy to see it was not created by greeting card companies, but by an actual person. It is a wonderful idea!

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  14. I think more people need to read blogs like this.

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  15. INTERNATIONAL THANK YOU DAYS (C)1994 - 2014 UPDATE by its Creator: ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith in Twitter Format follows:

    From the Creator of International Thank You Days©1994. Twenty Years in the Making as of Sat, January 11, 2014. http://tinyurl.com/nlu5p84

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  16. Here i found International Thank You Day Activities,

    http://www.currentshare.com/2017/01/international-thank-you-day.html

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I appreciate you taking the time to connect and share your thoughts, so thank you for your comment! And while you're at it... Why not tell me what you're thankful for today? ;-)