National Button Day November 16

National Button Day November 16


 Founded in 1938, the National Button Society recognized button collecting as an organized hobby and today is a celebration day for all button collectors, skilled and novice.  National Button Day is celebrated every year on November 16.

For more information on the National Button Society, see:

Do you remember your Grandmother or your Mother snipping the buttons off of the shirts that were headed for the rag basket and then collecting them in jars?  Possibly there were a couple of jars filled with different sizes and colors of buttons on her shelf that maybe you were lucky enough to be able to play with.  The buttons were fun to stack into piles, sort by color or size, or scatter/slide across the floor or table making up different games each time.


Buttons are used, by crafters across the country, in many different ways and there are thousands of button collectors in the
United States. 


Within our research, we were unable to find the creator or the origin of National Buttons Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.


8 Responses to “NATIONAL BUTTON DAY – November 16”

  1. nonno button July 16, 2015 at 2:39 am #

    i am so happy to discover that ther is National Button Day

    my name is Nonno and i am button Photographer and jewelry artist located in Israel
    Button is my passion

    instegram :nonnobutton


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