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2023 Designing for July: Celebrate Independence, Bastille, Mandela, Self-Care, and Relationships

2023 Designing for July: Celebrate Independence, Bastille, Mandela, Self-Care, and Relationships


"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Design is knowing which ones to keep." - Scott Adams

July, the seventh month of the year, is brimming with occasions to celebrate, remember, and nurture. In this article, we explore how these celebrations tie into the world of design at Sarsari Creations, your go-to platform for print-on-demand products and digital downloadable printables.

Brief introduction about the article 

Welcome to our exploration of July, a month bursting with occasions for celebration, reflection, and self-care. In this article, we delve into these various events and their connections to the world of design. At Sarsari Creations, we focus on print-on-demand products and digital downloadable printables, serving as your creative hub for all occasions.

Summary table of key dates, celebrations and product highlights

Take a glance at the table below to get a snapshot of what we'll be unpacking in this article:

Key Dates
July 4
Independence Day (United States)
July 14
Bastille Day  (France)
July 18
Mandela Day
July 24th
International Self-Care Day
July 26th
 National Aunt and Uncle's Day (United States)
July 30th
International Friendship Day
Throughout July
Self-Care & Relationships

July 4: Celebrating Independence Day

For every proud American, Independence Day, commemorating the nation's birth, is a time for celebration and gratitude. Immerse yourself in the spirit of the 4th of July with our vibrant collection of Bella Canvas Tees. 

Discussion on the importance of Independence Day

Independence Day, celebrated on the 4th of July, is a pivotal occasion in the United States. It marks the day in 1776 when the thirteen original colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States. This day is seen as the nation's birthday and is widely celebrated across the country with great zeal and enthusiasm. It represents freedom, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, concepts at the very core of the American identity. Fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, picnics, concerts, and baseball games are common festive events, making it a day of unity and shared celebration. Independence Day serves as a reminder of the struggles, sacrifices, and triumphs that led to the birth of this great nation. It's a day that instills a sense of patriotism and gratitude among Americans, reinforcing the values of freedom and democracy.

fire works in sky in red blue and white colors of USA flag

Description of relevant products

We recommend browsing our blog post on the 'Ultimate Guide to Comfort Colors T-Shirts Hex Code' to find the perfect patriotic hue.

July 14: Commemorating Bastille Day

Bastille Day, celebrated on July 14th, is a symbol of the unity of the French people.

Discussion on the significance of Bastille Day.

Bastille Day, celebrated on the 14th of July, is a national holiday in France, comparable to Independence Day in the United States. It commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison on July 14, 1789, a significant event at the onset of the French Revolution. This uprising marked the rebellion against the monarchy's oppression, symbolizing the rise of modern France as a republic, and the embodiment of the three significant tenets: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity.

Today, Bastille Day serves as a celebration of French national identity and pride. It is typically marked by grand military parades, particularly in Paris, along with fireworks, parties, and communal meals across the country. It's a day for the French people to come together and celebrate their nation's enduring spirit and the values it represents. This event, rooted in the heart of French history, serves as a reminder of the nation's resilience and the power of the people to effect change.

effiel tower with clouds in background and fireworks in sky showing celebration

Description of relevant products

 Our funny T-shirt collection and Sherpa snuggle blankets offer an opportunity to infuse a bit of French charm into your everyday life.

July 18: Honoring Mandela Day

July 18, known globally as Mandela Day, encourages us to make a difference in our communities. 

Discussion on the significance of Mandela Day.

Celebrated every year on July 18, Mandela Day is a global call to action that celebrates the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world. The day honors the contributions of Nelson Mandela, South Africa's former President who spent 67 years of his life fighting for social justice, 27 of which were spent in prison.

Mandela Day is not a holiday, but a day dedicated to Mandela's life work and a global movement to ensure his legacy continues forever. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on July 18, 2010.

The significance of Mandela Day lies in its core message: everyone has the capacity and responsibility to change the world for the better. Mandela has been an embodiment of values such as democracy, freedom, equality, diversity, and reconciliation. By celebrating Mandela Day, people around the world are encouraged to make a difference in their communities, and in doing so, build a global movement for good.

The central theme of Mandela Day is taking action against poverty, but people are free to serve as they see fit. It's a day for doing good, whether that means supporting a charity, helping in a local community project, or using your skills to assist those less fortunate. Everyone can celebrate Mandela Day and contribute towards making a better world.

nelson mandela with colors of rainbow around him

Description of relevant products

Consider exploring our women's empowerment collection for products that echo Mandela's dedication to equality and social justice.

July 24th: International Self-Care Day

International Self-Care Day, observed annually on July 24th, underlines the importance of self-care and encourages people to take responsibility for their own health and well-being. The date, 24/7, is a symbolic reminder that self-care is relevant every day and should be an integral part of daily routines, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

beautiful girl meditating on music with flowers around her in purple and orange color

Self-care is not a luxury; it's a necessity. It encompasses practices that promote physical health, such as a balanced diet and regular exercise, but it also covers mental and emotional health aspects like stress management and maintaining positive relationships. By taking care of ourselves, we enhance our resilience, enabling us to navigate life's challenges more effectively.

girl doing meditation and self care in pastel colors

On this International Self-Care Day, we encourage you to prioritize your self-care routines and consider what products or rituals can help make this practice even more enjoyable and effective. And remember, self-care is not a one-time event; it's a lifelong commitment to your own well-being.

July 26th: National Aunt and Uncle's Day (United States)

July 26th holds a special place for families in the United States, marking National Aunt and Uncle's Day. This day creates an opportunity to celebrate those unique family members who, while not being our parents, often offer the same level of love, support, and guidance.

Aunts and Uncles play pivotal roles in our lives. They often serve as our confidants, playmates, and mentors, offering perspectives different from our parents and creating an environment for us to grow and learn. They can be the ones we turn to for advice, share our dreams with, or simply enjoy good times.

grandparent aunt and child in soft pastel colors

In celebration of this day, Sarsari Creations provides a wide array of products that make perfect gifts. Express your love and appreciation to your aunt or uncle with a thoughtful gift from our Soulmate Expressions Romantic Necklaces collection. Or, convey your feelings with our Best Text Only Unisex Bella Canvas Tees Collection.

uncle with his niece and nephew striking pose and laughing

While gift-giving is a delightful way to show appreciation, let's not forget that what matters most is the time spent together and the memories forged. Thus, on this National Aunt and Uncle's Day, let's celebrate those exceptional bonds and take a moment to value the influential role that aunts and uncles play in our lives.

July 30th: International Friendship Day

International Friendship Day, celebrated worldwide on July 30th, is a day dedicated to honoring and celebrating the relationships we hold dear. Friendships are a fundamental aspect of our lives, providing emotional support, understanding, companionship, and joy. This day encourages us to show appreciation to our friends, letting them know how much they mean to us.

Friendships cross boundaries, bring cultures closer, and build bridges of understanding and respect among diverse groups of people. They inspire peace and unity, reminding us of our shared human values.

faces of two men breaking in laughter with each other

On this special day, why not express your appreciation through a thoughtful gift? At Sarsari Creations, we offer a variety of products that make for wonderful friendship day presents. From our Funny T-shirt Bella Canvas that'll bring a smile to their faces, to our Women on The Rise New Empowered Collection that acknowledges their strength and resilience, there's something for every kind of friend.

July: A Month for Self-Care and Nurturing Relationships

Self-care and relationship-building shouldn't be limited to a single day. Our romantic necklaces, candles, printable posters, and gifts for kids provide countless ways to show your care and affection throughout the month.

In summary, July presents numerous opportunities to combine creativity and commemoration through design.

Emphasizing the importance of self-care and relationship-building.

Self-care and relationship-building are two pillars of our lives that significantly contribute to our overall well-being and happiness. They might not have a specific day of observance in July, but their relevance echoes throughout the month and, indeed, the entire year.

Self-care is about recognizing and addressing your needs on all levels: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. It encompasses activities that foster health, relaxation, and a sense of tranquility. Regular self-care routines can help manage stress, uplift mood, augment energy levels, and improve self-esteem. It's about respecting your personal boundaries and taking time to recharge and rejuvenate. This July, and every month, it's essential to carve out moments for yourself. Perhaps that's through a calming bath with our aromatic candles, or by enveloping yourself in a cozy sherpa snuggle blanket.

Conversely, relationships form the very fabric of our social existence. They provide a sense of belonging, offer emotional support, and bring joy to our lives. Nurturing these relationships is pivotal. Make an effort to show your loved ones how much you care. Perhaps surprising them with a thoughtful gift from our gift for kids collection or expressing your love through one of our romantic necklaces would be a good start.

In essence, July is not just an opportunity to celebrate historical events and iconic figures, but also to celebrate you, your relationships, and the care and love that nourishes them. Let this month be a time for self-discovery, bonding, and joy with Sarsari Creations.

Description of relevant products

 At Sarsari Creations, we strive to provide diverse, personalized options to suit your unique needs and style.

"The details are not the details. They make the design." - Charles Eames

Plan your July ahead with our 'Stay Organized in 2023' guide. 

For more design ideas and inspiration, check out our previous post on 'May Design Calendar: Print-on-Demand Ideas for Every Day' and stay tuned for our future design calendars.

Remember, the best designs are those that resonate with you, inspire you, and make your days brighter. Happy designing, and here's to a joyful July!


In conclusion, July provides a unique opportunity to commemorate significant events and individuals while also focusing on personal development and relationships. At Sarsari Creations, we aim to embrace these moments and channel them into creative designs that resonate with our customers. 

Recap of the importance of creativity and commemoration in design.

The importance of creativity in commemorating these events cannot be overstated. Our products are designed to not just meet a need, but to tell a story, evoke emotions and foster connections.

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If you want to dive deeper into planning and organization, we recommend reading Stay Organized in 2023. For more design inspirations and ideas, check out May Design Calendar: Print-on-Demand Ideas for Every Day.

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Encouragement for readers to explore their creative side and enjoy the month of July.

Ultimately, we hope this July brings you joy, celebration, and opportunities to nurture relationships, both with others and with yourself. We encourage you to embrace the spirit of these commemorations, express your creativity, and create meaningful experiences with Sarsari Creations. After all, life isn't just about the days we live, but about the moments we make unforgettable. Here's to a remarkable July!

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