National Coloring Book Day, August 2
National Coloring Book Day
August 2 is the official National Coloring Book Day. The efforts of Dover Publications brought about this national day just a few years ago. That makes this the second annual celebration. Dover Publications has been around since 1941 and created the first adult coloring book in 1970. Adult coloring book sales have escalated recently with an estimated 10 million + books being sold last year. In addition to being a relaxing pastime, I would imagine the surge in popularity brings back fond memories of childhood just like the popular new app, Pokemon Go!
As a result of the growing popularity many stores like Barnes & Noble, Target and Michael’s have increased their inventory. Michael’s carries over 300 different adult coloring books! Furthermore the books are now appearing on Amazon’s bestselling book lists!
You can get this month’s free coloring pages by clicking on this link here. In addition I’ve attached several pdf’s below that you can download and print.
You can also click here to find a coloring party in your area. Of course many people create their own coloring parties complete with wine and snacks by inviting guests through an event created on Facebook.
So, get busy stocking up on supplies and color, color, color!
And be sure to leave a comment and let everyone know how you plan to celebrate National Coloring Day!
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