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The winter chill has passed, the deep snows of winter are finally fading away in the face of Spring (Unless you’re in Australia, in which case fall is just setting in and this warning is timely rather than late). Finally we can start looking forward to the warmth to come and stop wearing hats all the time, and shed a few layers of clothing in celebration of the slowly growing warmth of the Spring Sun. Except… hold up there! Earmuff Day exists to remind you that the weather of early spring can be not only unpredictable, but seemingly duplicitous.

History of Earmuff Day

The beginning of spring is often the last blows of the reign of winter terror, one moment you can be basking in the shining warmth of the returning sun, and the next it’s literally freezing out and biting rain and snow is pounding your poor ears to iceberg lettuce. Thankfully one masterful Chester Greenwood came up with a solution for this untrustworthy and frankly conniving weather that allows you to abandon the hats of winter for a far more comfortable and practical bit of headwear. Chester Greenwood is the man who invented that most remarkable of purpose specific headgear, the earmuff!

Now, Mr. Greenwood was simply looking for a way to keep our ears warm in the cold winter months, he couldn’t have possibly imagined all the purposes this seemingly simple and innocent piece of headgear would be turned to. Now what was the “earmuff” is called the “thermal earmuff”, and has been joined by the “acoustic earmuff”. In case that doesn’t tell you straight-away what they are, these are the heavy-duty sound dampeners worn by construction site workers the world over. These are much more effective than the simpler earplug, and really serve to save your ears!

How to celebrate Earmuff Day

Earmuff Day is celebrated by simply wearing your favorite type of earmuff! There’s a million different styles, and more ways to decorate and personalize them. We’ve seen everything from animal paws that cover your ears to designs that really help you express your own personal style. You can also look into them for purpose built protection! Just because you work hard all day on a construction site doesn’t mean you can’t show a little personality with your choice of color for acoustic Earmuffs, add a few stickers or even a personalized design and Earmuff Day will let you protect your ears from sound and cold while strutting your stuff!

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