Sticker [noun]: an adhesive label or notice, generally printed or illustrated.
The 'National Day Calendar' website says "Every sticker has a story". OK, whoever wrote that is pretty damn excited about stickers. Let's support their enthusiasm.
A sticker isn't a sticker unless it sticks!
History buffs credit the European merchants in the 1880s as the first to stick labels to their products to promote their goods to people passing by. They used gum paste to get the labels to adhere. Nice work folks, I like the entrepreneurship.
Fast forward to the 1900s and a sticker-specific paste had been developed. The paste would dry on the back of a sticker or stamp and could be applied by moistening. Some good old lick and stick!
Why is National Sticker Day on January 13th?
It's the birthday of R. Stanton Avery who was born in 1907. This chap was the first to create the adhesive label with a removable backing. I'm sure he would be proud of #NationalStickerDay.
What do you think about there being a day for stickers? Let me know in the comments below.
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