Hey, Flashlight Fans!
In this holiday season, our hearts are light. But that’s not the only kind of ‘light’ associated with this time of year. After all, with the days growing darker and darker, we use fluorescent, incandescent, and LED lights a lot more often than we do in the summer. Flashlights come in handy year-round too. Today of all days, you could very well find yourself in need of a flashlight since it happens to be the Winter Solstice—the one day out of the year with the shortest amount of daylight and the longest night. That’s why National Flashlight Day is today as well. The Winter Solstice AND National Flashlight Day consistently land on December 21 every year.
Did you know that when the flashlight was first invented in 1898, you were lucky if it worked at all? They required two D cell batteries which had become commercially available only two years prior. This early on, batteries were very weak. The light they created drained the batteries so fast that the light would only come on in quick flashes before dying out. That’s actually how they got the name ‘flashlights.’
Grab your flashlight and bust out your modern-day batteries! They’re the only things you’ll really need in order to celebrate this day. You can find fun flashlights here at Everything Summer Camp. We’ve got various, hands-free headlamps. The Hybrid Solar Flashlight is able to keep its charge for years. And the Odyssey 6 in 1 is a flashlight that’s also a WATER BOTTLE!
Today is a good day to test your flashlights, make sure that the batteries are still good and make sure that everyone in your family knows where the household flashlights are. It’s also smart to keep a flashlight in your car.
Entertain your family with some shadow puppets on the wall tonight and be sure to keep your Winter Solstice bright! Thanks for reading, Everybody.