Recognized annually on the first Saturday after Christmas, the day is inspired by Patrick McDonnell's bestselling children's book The Gift of Nothing. The book, which features characters from Patrick's beloved MUTTS comic strip, celebrates the true meaning of gift-giving. It's an expression of love.
In the story, Mooch the cat ponders what to give his friend, Earl the dog, for a very special occasion. Finally, he discovers the perfect gift — a box filled with nothing! Nothing, that is, except ...
his time and friendship.
On December 30, use the hashtag #TheGiftOfNothingDay to share your special moments with others around the world!
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