Few things bring as much cheer as balloons, especially to children who are sick, and National Give a Bunch of Balloons Month is celebrated in June to raise awareness about such children and find ways to reduce their suffering and spread joy in their lives. Simply giving a sick child a balloon can lift their spirits and make them happy.
History of National Give a Bunch of Balloons Month
National Give a Bunch of Balloons Month was founded by Wanda Carter Roush. A mother, teacher, and author by profession, she wanted to celebrate a month that would be dedicated to those children who are suffering from incurable diseases or health conditions.
When people are admitted to a hospital, they tend to miss important celebrations, and giving them a bunch of balloons can surely put a smile on their faces. And one day is not enough to celebrate a special act like this. Therefore, an entire month is dedicated to sending bunches of balloons to children and bringing smiles to their faces.
Although this month is only two years old, it has gained immense popularity within a short period. Children who are admitted to a hospital are given a bunch of balloons by their caregivers or volunteers to help them stay motivated.
Wanda’s youngest daughter suffers from epilepsy, which inspired her to do something special for those children who are battling severe diseases or illnesses.
Wanda is the author of five globally acclaimed books for children: “Angel on Assignment,” “You Got This,” “Unicorn Growing Up Grateful,” “As I Watch You Grow,” and “Mom’s Journal of a Child’s Unforgettable Words.” This holiday is another attempt of her’s to make children feel special and loved.
National Give a Bunch of Balloons Month timeline
Give a Bunch of Balloons becomes a national month.
Greeting cards are also sent with balloons to children in hospitals.
The hashtag #GiveABunchOfBalloonsMonth gains popularity on social media.
Give a Bunch of Balloons Month is celebrated among elderly people who live alone.
National Give a Bunch of Balloons Month FAQs
How long does a balloon bouquet last?
Helium-filled latex balloons usually last for 10 to 18 hours, whereas foil balloons can last for a week.
How many balloons are in a bouquet?
Table bouquets can have up to seven balloons. Floor bouquets usually have eight to 12 balloons.
Is a balloon release environmentally friendly?
Balloons can get stuck on branches of trees or land on electrical wires that can lead to power outages. Due to these factors, a balloon release isn’t considered to be environmentally friendly or safe.
How To Observe National Give a Bunch of Balloons Month
Learn balloon art
Balloon art is a great way to turn plain balloons into fun and interesting toys. There are various balloon art courses available online that are made for beginners who want to become certified balloon artists. You can learn how to twist balloons and make animals of them.
Customize a balloon bouquet
It isn't necessary to use foil balloons to make a balloon bouquet look attractive. You can make simple rubber balloons look fun and exciting by placing confetti inside them and drawing funny faces on them with colorful markers.
Make a DIY balloon surprise box
Instead of making a balloon bouquet, you can make a balloon surprise box. The best part of a balloon surprise box is the fact that you can even add special gifts and chocolates inside the box. All you need to do is fill colorful balloons inside a big carton box and seal it with clear tape. Wrap the box with gift paper and decorate it with stickers and add a ribbon bow.
5 Facts About Balloons That Will Blow Your Mind
Balloons were used in wars
Balloons were used in military defense in World War I.
Balloons were originally sold in a DIY kit
Balloon DIY kits were sold, which came with a rubber solution and condensing syringe.
Foil balloons may contain mylar
A layer of aluminum is applied on mylar to create helium-filled foil balloons.
Latex balloons are made from trees
Latex balloons are made from the bark of rubber trees.
Animal intestines were used as toy balloons
Before conventional balloons were invented, animal intestines were filled with air and used as balloons.
Why National Give a Bunch of Balloons Month is Important
It isn't dedicated to a particular disability or cause
You can give a balloon to anyone no matter what kind of disability or condition they have. This day is for everyone. Even adults can be given bouquets of balloons.
Anyone can participate!
Balloons don't cost much but the amount of joy they give is priceless. Not everyone can afford fancy flowers or chocolates but balloons are way cheaper and easily available everywhere.
You can stay anonymous
It isn't necessary to give balloons in person. You can surprise patients you haven't met or talked to by simply delivering a bunch of balloons to your nearest hospital and asking the nurses to hand them out.
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