Each year, on March 31st children and adults alike, pick up their favorite colors for National Crayon Day. Opening up a box of crayons opens up a world of imagination and hours of fun. 

Wax and chalk-based crayons have been used by artists around the world for centuries.  Edwin Binney created the brightly colored crayons we are familiar with today.  He was part owner of Binney & Smith, a company that produced products such as paint, pigments and slate pencils for schools.

In 1903, Binney & Smith created the Crayola Division and produced colored wax crayons for children for the first time. Then in 1904, they presented their An-Du-Septic chalk at the Colombian Exposition in St. Louis winning a gold medal.  The chalk was designed to be dustless at many teachers’ requests and was an immediate success.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalCrayonDay

Get out your crayons and color away! We’ve provided three color pages for all age levels for you to download and print. We would love to see your final creations! Post them to our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages and we’ll definitely respond. 

Use #NationalCrayonDay to share on social media.


National Day Calendar continues to research the founder of this colorful and fun holiday. In the meantime, we’ll keep finding more ways to #CelebrateEveryDay!

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“Love and Kisses to Everyone Staying HOME”

                  “A BIG KISS – to YOU!”


“Look what we found!”  

“This is the biggest “KISS” that we have ever seen and we found it….  and we hope it is filled with only “HERSHEY Chocolate Candy?”

“Alyssa,  as soon as we see Daddy… I’m going to ask him if he can put this “BIG KISS” in his truck…  so we will have candy for everybody… when we get back to Saint Louis, Missouri… OKAY?”     “Okay”

When you travel with children…  it is good to find  monuments as big as  possible and especially… when they remind you of something that you like…. such as those wonderful “Hershey Chocolate Candies” that  are also so good for you!

It seems that a long time ago… that I heard,  that the good dark “Chocolate” is good for the “body” at Ten o’clock in the morning  and at Noon and at Four  o’clock in the afternoon…. so, that  being  the case… having a large “Chocolate Kiss” as in the photo… the whole  “City  and County of Saint Louis” would be ever so happy… and for a long time, and would just LOVE us … for bringing it home for all to enjoy!

“Just wish that we had… such Good Luck!”

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“For KIDS interested in OUTER Space to Color”

Color  the Glory Spacecraft

and…  now all you need to do is to copy and color and hang  on the refrigerator for all to see…  or  the very best place of all would be…  in your bedroom for you to dream about… when you are going to sleep… and you want to dream of being on a secret mission … when you start working  at NASA.

and… Your next assignment might be to take a trip … on a special … Cassini Mission to Saturn… color  first…   and let your parents and friends know what your ideas are in your traveling  beyond EARTH… to discover “New Frontiers”  for  our American travelers.

…. and, NOW   after that  above…. Cassini Mission to Saturn…

This will be FUN to color by each and  everyone.


Color the Glory Launch Vehicle

“FIRST”… Just sit back and look this  picture over… give us all the secret details that you need to put into operation to get this “Launch” off… and  for it to be a complete success for all mankind!

Deep Impact Coloring Page…

When everything… out there in our great wide open spaces that are circling our Planet Earth… and for some unknown reason… something that we do not have any kind of controlling to help this situation… maybe something like you see in the above picture happens… and you are NOW the only one with the picture to color and post… as a notification  for all  of your family and friends to see… what a marvelous job you did in  posting the very best  of what happens… when it is “Curtin Time!”

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“Little Miss Ruby is…  the big “TWO” Months old”

“Little Miss Ruby is…  the big “TWO” Months old”

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Mary Ellen Aldrich..  “Baby Ruby talks with big brother” xoxo

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Mary Ellen Aldrich…  “Smile everybody… you are on Candid Camera” xoxo

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Mary Ellen Aldrich…  “Just so you all know… I am still too young to sit up by myself… my back needs more support” xoxo

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Mary Ellen Aldrich…   “In my new and fancy “PINK” outfit… I feel… that I could go dancing all night” xoxo

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Mary Ellen Aldrich…  “Nothing like a first outdoor trip… and someone takes my picture…sure glad I was all dressed up in all of my favorite things” xoxo


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Mary Ellen Aldrich…  “Blessings to my best friend… they knew that my name is “RUBY”… and they purchased … for me an outfit… to match my name… Thank you” xoxo

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Mary Ellen Aldrich… “Just so… You all know… I really like my new dancing slippers… just in time for turning the big “TWO” months old” xoxo

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Mary Ellen Aldrich…  “There’s nothing like all of the family having FUN… when it is time to celebrate my sister RUBY being “TWO months old, today” xoxo

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Mary Ellen Aldrich…  “Happy Birthday to you… Happy birthday dear sister RUBY… we all LOVE you so much” xoxo

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Mary Ellen Aldrich…  “Just because you are my brand new little baby sister… “RUBY” I am giving to you a great big kiss…I LOVE YOU” xoxo


… and MY little GIRl… is so Sweet…

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“Baby Lex at the Twelve Month Celebration”

“Is this just the best smile of happiness… that you have ever  in all  your born days and or seen in this whole  wide  and beautiful  big and  most wonderful  world ?”

Mary Ellen Aldrich “Good Looking little Lex… looks just his Daddy” xoxo

Mary Ellen Aldrich “This is my room and this chest of drawers is for my clothes… I like my room… it is the best place for me to play with all of my playthings” xoxo


Mary Ellen Aldrich……  “I am very LUCKY … that it is my BIRTHDAY… as I received some new books to add to my collection… and I love when someone reads to me…. as I look at the pictures… helps me to learn about all different kinds of things… in this great big world” xoxo

Mary Ellen Aldrich “As I am getting dressed for the day… after my bath… I like to play with some of my favorite toys… nothing like having a little extra FUN… when I am being dressed…. just makes for much more FUN… to start my day” xoxo

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“Little Lex is NOW the BIG TWO”



Mary Ellen Aldrich “Just love this photo…Little LEX knows… just how to take off… and fly… THIS WAS THE BEST BIRTHDAY GIFT … if … I SaY SO MYSELF” XOXO


Mary Ellen Aldrich….  “Just one big Birthday gift after another – and Lex just knows how to open…so nicely” xoxo


and…Mary Ellen Aldrich ….“Nothing like the blowing out of the candles on his Birthday Cake… and so nicely decorated with Airplanes”xoxo



Mary Ellen Aldrich “Little Lex is now two years old and surrounded by his family…let the PARTY… begin! xoxo

When it comes to Birthday Parties for small children… this was the best “BIRTHDAY PARTY”… everyone enjoyed the fun and friends… and the little “BIRTHDAY BOY LEX”… just seems to know what to do with each and every gift… it is good to see that the “Birthday PERSON” is having FUN and enjoys all the friends and family…

Just have to give Thanks… TO OUR ALMIGHTY …FOR PUTTING  the right combination of people  together on a wonderful day … to just be HAPPY and ENJOY celebrating a small child’s  BIG BIRTHDAY!    D.V.

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