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Hallmark holiday

Hallmark holiday is a phrase used to refer to a holiday that’s perceived as having been created or as being promoted primarily as a way to make money on things sold as part of its observance, such as greeting cards and candy. The term Hallmark holiday is especially applied to holidays that are not tied to religious or cultural observances and whose celebration is mainly focused on giving gifts, such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day, along with lesser-known or less established holidays like Sweetest Day and Boss’s Day. Such holidays are often described as “artificial” or “arbitrary.” The term is also sometimes applied to more established holidays that are perceived as having been commercialized and whose observance has become largely unrelated to their origin or original intent. Example: Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark holiday—I don’t need to buy someone a teddy bear to let them know I love them.


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