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Holidays Traffic Generator - New Plan

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Created on: 11/07/14 08:13 PM Views: 2399 Replies: 10
Friday, November 7, 2014 at 8:13 PM
2013 Holidays.txt

November 7, 2014

Hi All!

Below is a NEW PLAN for using my Holiday material to, hopefully, generate traffic to your site as it has to mine for these last 2 years:

I have made 2 live pages on my site,, so you can see both 2013 Holidays and 2014 Holidays pages that I’ve created. They are listed at the bottom of the left-hand column of my HOME PAGE. Click on each and copy and paste what you wish. Pictures can be downloaded to your computer by right-clicking and choosing “Save as” when the dialogue box appears. Give the photo a name and note where it is being saved or create a new folder to save the pictures in.

Notice that the embed code for the video follows the video. You will be able to copy it and add the video in the usual manner ClassCreator has laid out for us. (Don’t forget to delete the code once you add the video. From experience, I can tell you that classmates finding this “gibberish” under the video mildly confusing.)

For those of you that are comfortable with code, I have saved the 2 files (2013 Holidays and 2014 Holidays) as .txt files, thanks to a suggestion from Jack Vermeulen. This keeps the formatting, and you can transfer the material by copying my source file and placing it in source mode on a new page that you create on your site.
Please note also:

1. Video measurements should be 402 x 315 to fit on the Home Page. To correct any video that does not fit: right click on the I-Frame box and a property box will appear. Choose "I-Frame properties;" Enter "420" as the width, "315" as the height, "middle" as the alignment. Click "OK." This will give you the correct size for the video.

2. You will find extra information between 2 sets of double lines that you can use or not. Usually this was placed in a Forum for classmates to go to. It’s helpful to them, especially if they’re old like me and my class to have a direct link to click on rather than trying to find the correct Forum. I will make those from 2014 that are still on my site active so you can copy and paste the words or codes easily. These are listed as “'After' School Days.”

3. Dates on some holidays like Thanksgiving, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, etc. change annually. Be sure to check the appropriate calendar to post the correct date. The ones I am including are correct for 2013 and 2014 only.

4. Yes, there are some careless spelling errors on some of my videos. Correcting these involves remaking the whole thing, which I will do as time permits. Don't, however, hold your breath.

You should probably check spelling on the individual holidays just to be sure it’s right. Sometimes I have to admit to being more anxious “to get it done” rather than “to get it right.”

5. Finally, I’ve deleted all my posts, except the first one, off the original thread to be lessen confusion about what post contains the latest information. Therefore, I am including here a list of the holidays that are covered, 2013 and 2014:

Jan 1 2014 New Year’s Day
Jan 3 2014 Festival of Sleep
Jan 8 2014 Bubble Bath Day
Jan 17 2014 Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day
Jan 19 2014 Popcorn Day
Jan 2013 Martin Luther King Jr Day
Jan 21 2014 Martin Luther King Jr Day (New)
Jan 31 2014 Chinese New Year's

Feb 2 2014 Groundhog Day
Feb 3 2014 The Day the Music Died
Feb 7 2014 Bubble Gum Day
Feb 12 2014 Lincoln's Birthday
Feb 14 2013 Valentine Day
Feb 14 2014 Valentine Day (New)
Feb 17 2014 Presidents' Day (New)
Feb 18 2013 Presidents' Day
Feb 22 2013 G. Washington's Birthday
Feb 22 2014 Woolworth's Day

Mar 1 2013 Peanut Butter Lovers' Day
Mar 4 2014 Mardi Gras-Fat Tuesday
Mar 9 2014 Daylight Savings Time Begins
Mar 11 2013 Johnny Appleseed Day
Mar 15 2013 Ides of March
Mar 17 2013 St Patrick's Day
Mar 17 2014 St Patrick's Day (New)
Mar 22 2013 Goof Off Day
Mar 22 2014 As Young As You Feel Day
Mar 27 2014 Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day
Mar 31 2013 Easter

Apr 1 2013 April Fool's Day
Apr 1 2014 April Fool's Day (New)
Apr 6 2014 Hostess Twinkies' Day
Apr 10 2014 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Day
Apr 15 2014 Income Tax Pay Day
Apr 19 2013 Garlic Day
Apr 20 2014 Easter (New)
Apr 22 2013 Earth Day
Apr 26 2014 Audubon Day

May 1 2014 Batman Day
May 5 2013 Cinco De Mayo
May 7 2014 Great American Grump Out Day
May 11 2014 Mother's Day (New)
May 12 2013 Mother's Day
May 15 2014 Chocolate Chip Day
May 18 2013 Armed Forces Day
May 20 2013 Be A Millionaire Day
May 26 2014 Memorial Day (Repeat)
May 27 2013 Memorial Day
May 31 2013 No Tobacco Day

Jun 4 2014 Hug Your Cat Day
Jun 7 2013 Chocolate Ice Cream Day
Jun 7 2014 Daniel Boone Day
Jun 13 2014 Blame Someone Else Day
Jun 14 2013 Flag Day
Jun 15 2014 Father's Day (New)
Jun 16 2013 Father's Day
Jun 18 2013 Splurge Day
Jun 21 2014 Summer Solstice
Jun 28 2013 Paul Bunyan Day
Jun 28 2014 Ramadan (Repeat)
Jun 30 2013 Meteor Watch Day

Jul 4 2013 Independence Day
Jul 4 2014 Independence Day (New)
Jul 7 2013 Chocolate Day
Jul 9 2013 Ramadan
Jul 11 2014 Slurpee Day
Jul 14 2013 Bastille Day
Jul 20 2013 Moon Day
Jul 20 2014 Moon Day (New)
Jul 23 2014 Hot Dog Day
Jul 29 2013 Lasagna Day
Jul 30 2014 Father-In-Law Day

Aug 3 2014 Watermelon Day
Aug 7 2014 Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day
Aug 13 2013 Left-Hander's Day
Aug 14 2014 Navajo Code Talkers' Day
Aug 21 2013 Senior Citizens' Day
Aug 24 2014 Vesuvius Day
Aug 26 2013 Dog Day

Sep 1 2014 Great Bathtub Race (Labor Day)
Sep 2 2013 Labor Day
Sep 4 2013 Newspaper Carriers' Day
Sep 7 2014 Grandparents' Day (Repeat)
Sep 8 2013 Grandparents Day
Sep 11 2013 9-11 Remembrance Day
Sep 13 2014 Yom Kippur
Sep 19 2014 Talk Like A Pirate Day
Sep 21 2013 Rabbit Day
Sep 25 2013 Comic Book Day
Sep 25 2014 One-Hit Wonder Day
Sep 28 2013 Ask a Stupid Question Day

Oct 1 2014 Model T Day
Oct 4 2013 Golf Day
Oct 8 2014 Pierogi Day
Oct 12 2013 Oktoberfest
Oct 14 2013 Columbus Day
Oct 15 2014 I Love Lucy Day
Oct 19 2013 Sweetest Day
Oct 25 2013 Pasta Day
Oct 25 2014 Pasta Day (New)
Oct 27 2013 Mother-in-law Day
Oct 31 2013 Halloween
Oct 31 2014 Halloween (New)

Nov 1 2013 All Saints' Day
Nov 2 2014 Daylight Saving Time Ends
Nov 5 2013 Guy Fawkes/Gunpowder Day
Nov 7 2013 Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
Nov 9 2013 Chaos Never Dies Day
Nov 10 2014 Tongue Twister Day
Nov 11 2013 Veterans' Day
Nov 14 2014 Pickle Day
Nov 15 2013 Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day
Nov 20 2014 Great American Smokeout Day (Repeat)
Nov 21 2013 Great American Smokeout Day
Nov 27 2013 Feast of Chanukah or Hanukah
Nov 27 2014 Thanksgiving (New)
Nov 28 2013 Thanksgiving
Nov 29 2013 Black Friday

Dec 1 2013 Eat a Red Apple Day
Dec 4 2014 Cookie Day
Dec 5 2013 Repeal Day
Dec 7 2013 Pearl Harbor Day
Dec 8 2014 Time Traveler Day
Dec 14 2013 Bouillabaisse Day
Dec 21 2013 Humbug/Look on the Bright Side Day
Dec 23 2013 Festivus
Dec 24-25 2014 Christmas Eve/Christmas (New)
Dec 25 2013 Christmas Day
Dec 26 2013 Kwanzaa
Dec 26 2014 Kwanzaa (Repeat)
Dec 28 2014 Pledge of Allegiance Day
Dec 31 2013 New Year's Eve

Edited 11/07/14 8:20 PM
Friday, November 7, 2014 at 8:15 PM - Response #1
2014 Holidays.txt

Code for 2014 Holidays attached.

Friday, November 7, 2014 at 10:57 PM - Response #2

This is great! I looked at your live pages, which will help me pick and choose items to supplement what I use now.

I appreciate all of the time it has taken you to share your work, Carole.Very Happy

Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 2:07 PM - Response #3
2015 January 26 Bubble Wrap Appr Day.txt

Oops! A video from ABC's GMA was no longer available so I deleted my original post in order to provide an updated page source and info for all.

Back to my post...
Great info, Leann! Thanks!

I have a page on TAP and my other sites for another day some may wish to add...

Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day
the last Monday in January

There are two items on this page worth noting:
1. The video at the end is one of the 'why didn't I think of that?' moments. Popping bubble wrap to music is a great idea with children.
2. Play the 'pop the bubble wrap' game at the end and LISTEN for the person speaking at the end before you share this on your sites.

The attached is the source code for the page dated 2015. Do feel free to edit the font (Veranda) and all text or page as you wish.

Edited 11/08/14 2:07 PM
Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 2:10 PM - Response #4

Today, November 8th, celebrates two days:

National Cappuccino Day


National Harvey Wallbanger Day

Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 2:38 PM - Response #5

I have several holidays set up into 2015 to start and end as announcements. I'll be adding some of these to that list now. If the announcement page would not be so long, I might add for that a few. Wink

Monday, November 10, 2014 at 7:10 PM - Response #6

I don't know if I am more amazed at the amount of work it must have taken you to do this, or the extreme generosity for sharing it.

I chose to copy the 2014 Holiday.txt code to a survey page. I'm obviously missing something bc when I activate it, the videos appear at first then disappear replaced by a circle with an explanation mark in the middle.

I see the same thing when I go to your site and click the link for 2014.

Since the code is below, I assume I am to embed it, but how and where. Can you give me some directions to do this please?
Thanks, N

Monday, November 10, 2014 at 7:23 PM - Response #7

Nancee, Carole shared the info in this paragraph:

"Notice that the embed code for the video follows the video. You will be able to copy it and add the video in the usual manner ClassCreator has laid out for us. (Don’t forget to delete the code once you add the video. From experience, I can tell you that classmates finding this “gibberish” under the video mildly confusing.)"

Monday, November 10, 2014 at 7:37 PM - Response #8

Thank you,

Yes I saw that but I don't know what that means, ...what is the 'usual manner'? I watched the video to embed You Tube Videos, but didn't seem to apply. At that tutorial there was a link to watch other instructions for videos on the CC Admin Forums, but the link did not work, and I can't see a place here to see those.

Even if I copy the code below the video, 'where' do I embed it on the Source view.

So I was asking Carole if she had some further directions, since I did not understand her original post.

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 1:59 PM - Response #9

Thank you very much for sharing all of your hard work with us.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 4:41 PM - Response #10


Some gr8 videos & info to share to keep lively.
Thanks for posting and the effort!

I do some similar posting of various holidays and timely info via YouTube.

Go Pack!

Edited 11/25/14 4:47 PM
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