#AtoZChallenge ~ April World Holidays ~ Letter S

Letter S

Image by Mary Lou

April World Holidays

Safety Pin Day

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“April 10 is Safety Pin Day (also known as International Safety Pin Day), an informal observance dedicated to a simple yet ingenious invention. We are sure that practically everyone has used a safety pin at least once in their life.

A safety pin, also referred to as a baby pin, is a variation of the regular pin. Its main difference from the regular pin is that it includes a simple spring mechanism and a clasp. The clasp covers the sharp point of the pin and keeps it from opening. It simultaneously holds the pin in place and protects its user from being pricked by the sharp point.

The modern safety pin was invented by American mechanic Walter Hunt. He invented it in order to pay a $15 dollar debt to his friend. On April 10, 1849, Hunt received a US patent for his invention. The anniversary of the day when the patent was issued is informally celebrated as Safety Pin Day. Hunt sold his patent to W. R. Grace and Company, earning $400 (approximately $10,000 in 2008 dollars).”

Safety Pin Day



This past November 2018 I took part in the Nibvember 2018 Challenge.  Day 27 prompt was Lettering and I came up with the design below.  It’s easy to see where my inspiration came from as I’d participated in the A to Z Challenge Lessons Learned in 2016. So, feeling the call to try once again for A To Z Challenge 2019, I decided to sign up for this years using this design as my inspiration.

day 27 lettering

(c) Image by Mary Lou


My theme for 2019 A to Z Challenge is:

  April World Holidays from A to Z


Here’s what it’s all about:

A to Z Challenge 2019


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