Air bubble wrap is commonly used to pack and transport fragile items. For many, it is also an excellent stress reliever. Few people know about the existence of a holiday dedicated to this invention – Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day. In 2023, it is celebrated on January 30th.
Cellophane film was created quite by accident. It was the result of the work of E. Fielding and M. Chavannes. Initially, the comrades planned to create a textured wallpaper made of plastic, which in the 1960s was considered one of the most used materials. According to the plan, the wall covering should not be deformed under the influence of external factors. The first batch was made by hand. The customer, for whom the project was intended, could not appreciate it.
Fielding decided not to give up. He found another use for his development. Pimple film was first put into production in the 1960s. The history of the holiday is no less amusing. A batch of microphones was sent to the radio station and wrapped in plastic. During unpacking, DJs noticed a funny sound. They liked it so much that they decided to come up with a holiday, which they called Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day.
- The holiday was created in order to pay tribute to film producers. Without it, moving seemed a more difficult task, because there is a high probability of damage during transportation of things. Deliverers never worry about the safety of the goods, having previously wrapped it.
- Bubble wrap is quite often used in cinematography. She fills bags or backpacks to make them voluminous, but almost weightless.
- Artist B. Hart found a way to use film to create paintings. Using a syringe, he fills each cell with paint and makes amazing creations.
How to celebrate
If you don’t plan to move in the near future, and there are no particularly fragile things in the house, you can find a way to have fun using bubble wrap. It makes it easy to relieve stress. To do this, it is enough to burst bubbles that make funny sounds. Rolls reach several meters in length, this is definitely enough to relax.
When is Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day celebrated in 2024?
Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day is observed on the last Monday in January each year.