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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I love these! This is also something that my boys could sit down with me and we could do together now that they are a bit older.
I have an adult coloring book with pretty designs and a big package of markers. It’s a very relaxing pastime. Thank you for linking up at The Blogger’s Pit Stop Link Party. I’m sharing your link on social media.
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I love colouring in but some of the patterns can be a little overwhelming. Thanks for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.
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Thank you for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I’m sharing your link on social media.
Carol (“Mimi”) from Home with Mimi
Thanks for sharing with us at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I’ve shared on social media.
I did not know national coloring book day was today! I would love for you to post & join us at Reader Tip Tuesday (it’s brand new) http://www.jodiefitz.com/2017/08/01/reader-tip-tuesday-along-new-food-craft-party/
Have a great day…(love the pumpkin)
Thanks for the invitation Jodie! I will definitely stop over!
Hi Roseanne! Thank you for linking up with us at #overthemoon. Colouring books can be such a relaxing hobby. Have a lovely day.
Just this week I have taken up coloring, wow how relaxing and a fun hobby.
Thanks for sharing at Oh My Heartsie Girls WW this week.
Come again soon!! And dont forget I also host a Friday party as well.
Have a great week!
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visiting from Coffee and Conversation. You had me at pumpkin. As an October baby I love anything pumpkin. Thanks for sharing. I’m going to enjoy coloring while I dream of cooler days and pumpkin spice lattes!
is it not interesting that what we knew for years that coloring can clear your mind and relave stress for a moment is something that others are just learning. I have a daughter with stress disorder that loves to color
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Coloring is definitely relaxing! Thanks for visiting Angie!
I think adult colouring pages are a great way for adults to unwind. They are creative but not stressful, fun to complete and easy to store.
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Hope you had a lot of visitors this week. Thanks for joining the first ever Reader Tip Tuesday! I hope you join us at this week’s party: http://www.jodiefitz.com/2017/08/08/reader-tip-tuesday-food-craft-party/
Have a GREAT day…
THese are fabulous colouring pages Roseann