On Being Childless: Aunt & Uncle’s Day

by Brandi Lytle
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Possible Triggers:  Mention of “M” Day, Dad’s Day, two-legged kids, and expectations…

It seems that May is for Moms.  And June is for Dads.  But do you know who July is for?  July is for Aunts and Uncles!!!  That’s right—July 26 is National Aunt and Uncle’s Day!  And this year (2020) that just so happens to fall on Auntie’s Day, which is the last Sunday in July!

Yes, there is an Aunt & Uncle’s Day!

Now, you might be thinking…  I didn’t know there was an Aunt and Uncle’s Day.  Honestly, I didn’t realize there was one either until I was researching Childless Celebrations at the beginning of this year.  Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately?), Hallmark hasn’t latched on to this holiday.

Recognizing & Celebrating…

Despite the fact that we are quite close with our nieces and nephews, neither Dane nor I have ever received a card, phone call, or text on Aunt & Uncle’s Day.  Before I allowed myself to get upset about that, however, I realized something.  I’ve never sent any of my aunts and uncles a card or text on this day either.

So, I’ve decided that Hallmark doesn’t have to acknowledge Aunt & Uncle’s Day.  I am going to acknowledge this special day!  Throughout July, I’m going to share quotes and images about aunts and uncles via Not So Mommy… Facebook and Instagram.  Also on social media, I’ll share blogs from the archives that I’ve written about being a childless auntAnd I’m going to make sure to send my two favorite aunts something special on July 26.


What I’m not going to do…  I’m not going to expect anything on July 26.  Our nieces and nephew are teenagers.  (Need I say more?!  Ha!)  But seriously…  I’m not going to compare Aunt & Uncle’s Day to “M” Day or any other celebration.  I’m not going to search the mailbox for a card or check every text to see if the kids in my life have remembered…

I am going to spread a little love—to you fabulous ones, my aunts, and my hubby (who I think is the BEST uncle ever!)  I might even call my nieces and nephews on July 26.  Or at least send them an “I’m thinking about you” text.

And I’m going to be grateful that someone thought enough to create a special day for we aunts and uncles.

Aunt and Uncle’s Day–a very good thing…

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Jyoti Smith July 25, 2020 - 7:13 am

I didn’t know about this till today!! Tomorrow we had already arranged to have a picnic with our neices and nephew.

Brandi Lytle July 27, 2020 - 11:25 am

How lovely! I hope you had a wonderful Aunt & Uncle’s Day with your kiddos! 🙂

Mali July 6, 2020 - 6:45 am

I didn’t know there was an Aunt and Uncle’s Day. My first reaction was “cool.” My second was “Typical. We have to share it, even though the aunt remembers the birthdays, buys the presents, plans the outings, etc etc!!” lol Oddly, today I wrote about being an aunt too. Clearly, great minds think alike!


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