National Paperclip Day is an annual celebration and is held on May 29th of every year. Paperclips are playing a great role in holding the sheets of paper together. Those curved steel pins can be found everywhere from school to an office and in every other place where papers are used. It is a must to celebrate this tiny yet useful stationery item with a day of its own as without which you wouldn’t have kept all your important papers well organized. National Paperclip Day celebrates the paperclips and its usefulness.
History of National Paperclip Day
The history and origin of the National Paperclip Day are unknown. Even the creator and its first observance are also not known. However, the paperclips have been in existence since 1860’s. Paperclip is a tool that is used to hold the sheets of paper together. It is usually made of steel wire that is bent to a looped shape. The paper clip was initially designed for joining tickets to the fabric. However, the patent was recognized that the paperclips could also be used to attach papers together. They were designed to have an oblong shape with straight sides. But now the paperclips also comes in triangular, circular, and more elaborate shapes. The first patent for a paper clip made of bent wire was awarded in the United States to Samuel B. Fay, in the year 1867. Steel is the one most common material used in making paperclips, and molded plastic is one another material used. Multi-colored plastic-coated paper clips and the spring-fastened binder clips are the recent paperclip innovations.
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How to Celebrate National Paperclip Day
Celebrating the National Paperclip Day is very simple. Make sure you use paperclips to keep all your papers organized. You can even get into a stationery shop to buy different types of paperclips as it comes in many colors, sizes, and shapes. The paperclips aren’t just used for holding papers, but it can also be used as a replacement for a zipper tab, unclogging a spray bottle and single serve coffee maker, as an emergency hook for broken necklaces and more. So you can use paperclips even for multiple purposes. You can even go creative to make some paperclip crafts. Share your unique paperclip collection photos and celebrations on the social media using the hashtag #PaperclipDay.