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National Give a Bunch of Balloons Month – June 2022

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

2019
Give a Bunch of Balloons Month Approved

Give a Bunch of Balloons becomes a national month.

2019
Children Get Handmade Cards

Greeting cards are also sent with balloons to children in hospitals.

2020
The Holiday’s Hashtag Trends

The hashtag #GiveABunchOfBalloonsMonth gains popularity on social media.

2021
Seniors are also Surprised with Balloons

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  1. Balloons were used in wars

    Balloons were used in military defense in World War I.

  2. Balloons were originally sold in a DIY kit

    Balloon DIY kits were sold, which came with a rubber solution and condensing syringe.

  3. Foil balloons may contain mylar

    A layer of aluminum is applied on mylar to create helium-filled foil balloons.

  4. Latex balloons are made from trees

    Latex balloons are made from the bark of rubber trees.

  5. 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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

National Give a Bunch of Balloons Month dates

YearDateDay
2021June 1Tuesday
2022June 1Wednesday
2023June 1Thursday
2024June 1Saturday
2025June 1Sunday
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