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Happy National Crayon Day!

Did you know that today is National Crayon Day? Guess what, you may not be alone because I had no idea that it was either. When I was contacted by the kind people at Crayola to share this news with you, I didn't even hesitate. Mommy loves the Crayola brand and it's actually the only brand that you will find in our house. From the sidewalk chalk to the actual crayons, it's all about Crayola. You may even find some of my artistic designs scattered throughout my house as well thanks to Crayola.

For over a century, kids - young and old alike! - have been coloring their way through childhood with the iconic Crayloa crayon. No kidding! Mommy remembers using them when she was younger and we all know that mommy is from the dinosaur era.

Did you know?...

  • The first box of Crayola crayons was introduced in 1903. It sold for a nickel and included the same eight colors available today: red, blue, yellow, green, violet, orange, black and brown.

  • Crayola produces nearly 3 billion crayons each year, an average of 12 million wax sticks daily. That's enough to circle the globe 6 times!
  • The average child in the United States will wear down about 730 crayons by his or her 10th birthday (11,464 boxes or 7 lbs of crayons) enough to cover an NBA basketball court!
  • According to Christian Science Monitor, parents buy enough crayons in a year to make a giant crayon 35 feet wide and 100 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty!
Now what you have created artistically lately?

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  1. Happy Crayon Day!! :) Hope you are having a good week.

  2. Heavens I'm older then the dinosaurs and I remember Crayola Crayons! Just the thought of them brings back so many warm and fuzzy memories. They have been around since 1903--well you know they must be doing something right!

  3. What a wonderful holiday for kids and for artists alike. I loved crayons as a child.

  4. I believe that about buying that many crayons per year. Cute fun facts and you are right, Crayola is the best out there.

  5. Three billion is a lot of crayons! We love Crayola. My youngest son (9) still loves to color. Thank goodness for Crayola and free coloring pages!

  6. Happy Crayon Day indeed and we use nothing but Crayola here, too :)

  7. These numbers are so fascinating! I know my girls went through a ton of crayons when they were growing up!

  8. You can't go wrong with Crayola...we've tried many less expensive brands, but Crayola works so much better that in the end they are value for money! We'll be getting them out later today for some crayon fun.

  9. Both my kids love Crayons! I didn't know that they first started out in 1903. wow! That is such a long time ago! Thank you for sharing this post!

  10. My parents live somewhat close to the Crayola factory and they give tours and you can make and name your own crayons! Come visit!!!
    And Crayolas smell better. Fun fact - I'm a super smeller as well as a super taster. Yes, I smell crayons. It looks weird, but I can't help it. It smells like...colorful childhood.

  11. No matter how old I get, sitting down with a box of crayons is very relaxing and fun. I love coloring with my three year old nursery class I teach.

  12. Happy Crayon day! I didn't realize that crayons were so old!! Amazing! There is nothing more exciting then opening a box of new crayons!

  13. Love it and I love the smell of real crayons too!

  14. I had no idea there was a crayon day, how cute! My son is obsessed with coloring and we only use Crayola. I have been to the factory when I was little so Id love to take him there one day.

  15. Wow national crayon day grabbing mine and going to go colr. This is really awesome I love crayons.

  16. I never knew there was a national crayon day so cool! I have to admit I thought of the smell of them as soon as you said about - love a nice crayon smell :) x

  17. Crayola has always been a staple in our house! I didn't know there was such a thing as a national crayon day, but I can't think of a better way to honor all the wonderful colors of the world than by celebrating with a box of Crayola!

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  19. Oh I'm too late for the National Crayon Day! Haha, it reminds me of my primary school years. Crayola was the only brand of crayons that we knew and I thought crayons are simply called Crayola. =D

  20. Oh wow, I didn't know about National Crayon Day, but that is Awesome! I do not know what we would do at my house without Crayola Crayons. Life would be a very dull, black and white. I make things all the time. I am not sure if you can call most of it, "Art,", but I have a love affair with my glue gun and would be lost without it.

  21. I did not know it was National Crayon Day! There's "a day" for everything isn't there?!

    I love the smell of a newly opened box of wax crayons. delightful.

    Wishing you a lovely day.

  22. That is fantastic - had no clue there was even a National Crayon Day!! Crayola is our favourite brand in our home :)

  23. We love to color and really love Crayola brand. I did not know there was a national crayon day :)

  24. Happy National Crayon Day to you too! I didn't even know such a day existed. We have been using crayola for years and it's really the only brand we buy at our house too. Every school we stock up on crayons and they get used a LOT.


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