The phrase "RED LETTER DAY" signifies a special day or occasion...
The following was taken from www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/red-letter-day.html.
In earlier times a church festival or saint's day; more recently, any special day.
This comes from the practise of marking the dates of church festivals on calendars in red.
The first explicit reference to the term in print that we have comes from America. This is a simple use of the term "Red letter day" in the diary of Sarah Knight - The journals of Madam Knight, and Rev. Mr. Buckingham ... written in 1704 & 1710, which was published in American Speech in 1940.
The practice is much earlier than that though. William Caxton, referred to it in The boke of Eneydos, translated and printed in 1490:
"We wryte yet in oure kalenders the hyghe festes wyth rede lettres of coloure of purpre."
The term came into wider use in 1549 when the first Book of Common Prayer included a calendar with holy days marked in red ink. For example, Annunciation (Lady Day), 25th March, was designated in the book as a red-letter day.
The term is sometimes written without the hyphen - 'red letter day'.
Some most recent "Red Letter Days" of our children have occurred within this past month or so...
Our daughter Girly~Twirly's First day of Work as a dentist.
(Girly~Twirly is working 5 days a week in her new office and has been an amazing dentist...we always took their "First Day of school" pics and so it was fun to see this of her taken by her hubby).
Our son-in-law's (Girly~Twirly's Mr.) First day of Work as a physician.
(His first rotations are on ICU and if there were any physician that I would want to have on duty, it would be our son-in-law! He has an awesome work ethic and ability to retain all that he has learned!)
Our daughter Girly~Whirly's First Dental Board Exam completed.
(Girly~Whirly enjoying the day after a very lengthy and challenging board exam. She is standing by one of the many, many horse statues in Lexington, KY. These are displayed during the same time as the upcoming World Equestrian Games being held from Sept 25 to Oct 10).
Our son's, Heartbreaker's, awesome First day of an awesome Hawaii vacation, courtesy of our dear family friends.
(Photo of Heartbreaker, our friend's son K, daughter B, and our friend K-taken by our friend T at the Honolulu airport, when Heartbreaker and B flew in. Both Heartbreaker and B were born in Hawaii, 20 yrs ago, when my hubby and T flew Blackhawks for the Army in Hawaii).
And today, is a "Red Letter Day" of significance...since I am posting the winner of the $40 CSN gift certificate...
The winner is..... Entry #4...Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife :o) I will be contacting you with the special code.
I truly appreciate all of you that participated in that giveaway! I wish that I was able to have had more CSN certificates to giveaway!
I am keeping this post as brief as I can this week...since I had a full work week and limited time and was not able to share more of the photos that I had initially planned.
Blessings & Aloha!
Heading off to bed! It's almost midnight! And the 6am wake up call comes way tooo soon!!! I will share more past drawings next time, but please take a peek around to see previously posted drawings.
...I am linking up this week only with Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday.
The upcoming weeks will be represented with the colors of the rainbow :o)
(Here is a beautiful photo taken by our son of a beautiful
Hawaiian rainbow in Waikiki!)
I truly like to get to be a part of other memes, but feel that I cannot this week, since I do try to visit those participating on the different memes.
I am still trying to get to all of you that left wonderful comments on my last week's ABC post! (I will hopefully stop by soon...just have not been able to yet with lots of drawing orders to complete still).
Thank you so much for stopping by!