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NATIONAL LIVE CREATIVE DAY – September 14, 2021

National Live Creative Day happens every year on September 14 and what better way to celebrate than to live creatively? Though this holiday has been around for a relatively short period, its value certainly can’t be overemphasized. We’re bringing you all the best tips to celebrate this special holiday.

History of NATIONAL LIVE CREATIVE DAY

National Live Creative Day was introduced in 2016 by an American company called “Creative Promotional Products.” Founded in 1994 and located in Illinois, Chicago, the company provides full-service promotional products to brands. They provide a wide range of services, which include brand awareness campaigns, custom-decorated apparel, corporate and executive gifts, incentive programs, and printing services. Through an initiative called Live Creative, the company established the holiday to encourage people to live more creatively.

The history of the word, “creative” is traceable to the Latin word, creo, which means to make or create something. In the past, the word was used as an attribute that could only be ascribed to a divine creator — God. Moreover, during the time of the Ancient Greeks, creativity was not a considered concept. However, the first to eventually apply the word “creativity” was a Polish poet who lived during the 17th century, called Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski. However, he only used the word in relation to poetry.
It wasn’t until 1926 that Graham Walls published a scholarly article identifying four stages of the creative process, which he classified as preparation or saturation, incubation, illumination, and verification.

In modern times, creativity has become associated with out-of-the-box thinking and ideas that stand out from the crowd. It’s no longer limited to disciplines such as arts and literature but applies to every aspect of life, be it in the workplace or even in parenting.

NATIONAL LIVE CREATIVE DAY timeline

1600s
Creativity

Sarbiewski uses the word, “creativity.”

1926
Creative Process

Graham Walls identifies four stages of the creative process.

1966
Father of Modern Creativity

Ellis Paul Torrance invents the “Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking”, becoming the father of modern creativity.

2016
Live Creative

National Live Creative Day is established by Creative Promotional Products.

NATIONAL LIVE CREATIVE DAY FAQs

What are the traits of a creative person?

There are too many to list here but one that stands out is the willingness to be different and stand out from the crowd.

What jobs require creativity?

The answer is every single one! Whatever your occupation is, creativity is required to become better at your craft.

What is the difference between creativity and innovation?

Creativity involves imagination while innovation requires implementation. Simply put, innovation is the application of creativity.

NATIONAL LIVE CREATIVE DAY Activities

  1. Just do it!

    Deviate from your daily routine and do something different! Whether you’re at work or school or home, try to liven up your day.

  2. Rediscover a passion

    Think of an old hobby and rekindle that flame. Rediscover that passion.

  3. Share the experience

    Share National Live Creative Day with others. Tell others so they get creative as well!

5 Facts About Being Creative That Will Shock You

  1. Inspiration comes in showers

    According to research, about 72% of people get creative insight while taking a shower.

  2. New experiences are impactful

    Experiencing new things can make you more creative.

  3. Your hunch may be right

    Research suggests that the subconscious mind, also known as intuition, might be faster than our conscious mind.

  4. It’s good to daydream

    Daydreaming enhances creative thinking, long-term planning, and self-awareness.

  5. Don’t be discouraged

    Most genius ideas are ridiculed when they’re first shared so don’t feel bad at a little discouragement.

Why We Love NATIONAL LIVE CREATIVE DAY

  1. Creativity changes the world

    The greatest inventions were made because people decided to attempt the impossible. Without creativity, we wouldn’t have cars and electricity and all the wonderful things in our world.

  2. Creativity spreads joy

    Think of the last time you experienced something that made you smile. It might have been reading a page-turner or looking at a beautiful painting. Either way, creativity spreads happiness.

  3. Creativity is an outlet

    A picture is worth a thousand words. Being creative allows us to express ourselves even without saying a word.

NATIONAL LIVE CREATIVE DAY dates

YearDateDay
2021September 14Tuesday
2022September 14Wednesday
2023September 14Thursday
2024September 14Saturday
2025September 14Sunday

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