“Smelling a crayon takes you right back to childhood, he said. When I need to go back in time, I put it under my nose and take another hit.”
– Randy Pausch
Did you know that today is National Crayon Day? Here at the Nostalgia Diaries, we love fun little holidays like this that evoke memories of our childhood. Who doesn’t remember the smell of a crayon — which is almost better than the crayon itself? Or trying to decide just which color was your favorite? Or the happiness and wonder that a new box of crayons held?
In case you hadn’t heard, Crayola, the most famous crayon maker in the world, had decided that today would be the perfect day to announce the retirement of one its colors. But alas, social media had to go and ruin the surprise: Yesterday, a Target shopper tweeted a picture of a new Crayola box that proclaimed Dandelion was the one they’d decided to weed out of the bunch. Crayola is replacing the happy, golden hue with what seems to be a new blue, and, as they’ve done in the past, they’re letting everyone have a say in naming their newest addition.
So in honor of this nostalgia-inducing holiday that colors us happy, and on the heels of Crayola’s (early) announcement, we’d love to know what your favorite Crayola color is. Share it with us in the comments!
And if Dandelion just happened to be your favorite, we think that’s the perfect excuse to pick up a box of Crayolas to make some fun, whimsical drawings with (like happy little cows)! Just do it soon: Dandelion will only remain in boxes while supplies last.
At the Nostalgia Diaries, our goal is to help you simplify, enhance, and engage your lives by focusing on the most important things: remembering, appreciating, believing, and becoming. It’s all about celebrating the past to create better days today.