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Gifts, cards and more ideas for National Just Because Day

Wouldn't it be great to have something to celebrate on Wednesday besides being the middle of the week or Hump Day? Well, you may not have a reason every week but this week Wednesday August 27, is National Just Because Day. No it's not a made up holiday but it is a day that you can do something without any rhyme or reason. In actuality it seems that National Just Because Day started sometime around 2005 and the reason for is existence is best explained by Cute Calendar ; 'Reason is the ability of the human mind to form and operate on concepts in abstraction, in an ordered and usually a goal-oriented manner. Often you do something because you have to, or you want to, or it's expected of you. None of those applies today [National Just Because Day]'. It's a whimsical type of day really when you step out of the box and try or do something different..just because.

Smile Bouquet
Photo from 1-800-Flowers, used with permission

Fun things to do just because can include:

  • Skipping to work instead of walking

  • Hand someone a bouquet of flowers on the street

  • Compliment a stranger's hairdo

  • Take an unplanned day of vacation

  • Pay for the person behind you at the coffee shop

  • Bake cookies for a neighbor

  • Send a digital card (from Celebrations.com)...just because

From beautiful flower arrangements to simply darling ones head on over to 1-800-Flowers.com, the leading floral and gift shop where this year they have dedicated an entire collection to this day. Look for items like Sock It to Me® Fashion Socks for Men and Women ($12.99, shipped in a gift box), Cheryl's Happy Face Treats Box ($22.99 for 16 assorted cookies and treats shipped in a gift box), Personalized Message in a Bottle®Just Because ($19.99, shipped in a gift box) the Sangria Bouquet (price range from $39.99-$69.99 for an array of roses, carnations, alstroemeria, poms and statice all in an acrylic martini glass, same day delivery) and the super adorable perfectly fitting for the day Smile Bouquet ($39.99, same day delivery) plus many more. In a pinch? They're always the $5 Cookie Cards by Cheryl's that you can send out to everyone on your Just Because list!

For the best Just Because digital e-cards head on over to Celebrations.com. From the super simple 'I Love You' card to ones that are more specific for special friends like 'You Laugh at my Jokes' and encouragment cards like 'You Lost the Weight', Celebrations.com has just about any Just Because card you can think of! Partied too hard or just want to seize the day? Then you need to check out the 'YOLO' and 'You Held My Hair Bac Last Night' cards! This has got to be the best assortment of Just Because cards around so sending one or a few of these is a definite must do.

1-800-Flowers.com is hoping to help those out there celebrate Just Because Day and everyday "just because" moments because the people at 1-800-Flowers.com believe that 'every moment in life is worth celebrating, and with gifts starting at just $5 delivered, it's easier than ever to make someone smile! From big occasions to small gestures, there's always a reason to give!'

Want to get in on the Just Because celebrations? Visit www.justbc.com where you can see how others are celebrating life's little moments. You can also use #justbecause across social media networks as well to connect with others. So this Wednesday, August 27, don't think about why you're doing something nice, do it Just Because!