There aren’t many of us who can fathom anyone walking away from a sheet of bubble wrap without taking a few moments and popping a few of the bubbles. It’s one of the first things that some people do when they unpack a package they just received and realize it was packed with bubble wrap.
For some reason, it’s just a lot of fun and it helps to relieve stress. But don’t take our word for it. Try it for yourself on the last Monday in January when you celebrate National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day. This is a holiday that will have you popping those bubbles for hours on end.
The History Of National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day
This holiday was first created in 2001 by Jim Webster of Spirit 95 WVNI radio in Bloomington, Indiana. We’re not exactly sure why he invented the holiday, but we’re sure that all of that bubble wrap popping sound was interesting to play over the radio.
Fascinating Facts About Bubble Wrap
We’ve come up with some pretty fun facts about bubble wrap-facts that we now intend on sharing with everyone. So, if you’ve been wanting to know more about bubble wrap, then you’ve come to the right place.
- Bubble wrap was first invented in 1957 as wallpaper by engineers Marc Chavannes and Alfred Fielding.
- When it was sold as packaging material, IBM was the product’s first client.
- IBM used bubble wrap to protect the UBM 1401 computer during shipment in 1960.
Observing Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day
National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day can be observed by taking a few moments and playing around with some bubble wrap. Or, if you’d rather not waste it, then use bubble wrap to wrap up something so that it can be safely sent through the mail. And don’t forget to use the hashtag #NationalBubbleWrapAppreciationDay on your social media accounts on this day. Let everyone in on the fun.
When is National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day?
|This year (2022)||January 31 (Monday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2023)||January 30 (Monday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2021)||January 25 (Monday)||Multiple dates - more|