Happy Labor Day!

Today is Labor Day here in the US, a holiday originally created to celebrate the efforts of unions and the labor movement for the rights of working people (and the creation of things like the weekend, which is certainly worth celebrating!) These days the extra day off at the beginning of September is mostly used as an excuse for picnics and barbecues– all that outdoorsy fun one last time before the cooler weather sets in. Where I live, it also marks the end of summer break, since schools starts right after the long weekend. With three kids at home, this time of year is full of big changes, and feels like the true beginning of fall.

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On a more personal note, I have an early September birthday so I have a soft spot for Labor Day. The holiday sometimes falls on my birthday, which always feels extra special, like all those celebrations are for me. This year we took advantage of some Labor Day sales to do some early birthday shopping–another perk of the timing. Family legend has it that my mom stayed up until midnight on Labor Day the year I was born just because she thought it would be neat to be in labor–no such luck though!

Do you have any fun plans for the long weekend? Or if you aren’t in the US (or don’t get the day off) do you do anything to mark the changing seasons?


Jaycee Jarvis has been an avid romance reader since devouring all the Sweet Dreams books her middle school library had to offer. Also a fantasy fan from an early age, she often wished those wondrous stories had just a bit more kissing. Now she writes stories with a romantic heart set against a magical backdrop, creating the kind of book she most likes to read.

When not lost in worlds of her own creation, she resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three children and a menagerie of pets.

Jaycee is a Golden Heart® finalist and author of the Hands of Destin series. The award winning first book in that series, Taxing Courtship, released in June 2018. The final book in that series, Crowning Courtship, came out in May 2021.

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2 Responses to Happy Labor Day!

  1. pamelagibson says:

    No plans. Just staying home and relaxing.

  2. Susan J Berger says:

    Happy birthday! I’ve always felt September was the beginning of the new year. And I loved the autumn leaves. I wish you that moment of joy when all the kids get into school. My son has a two-year-old and a six-year-old and he is dreaming of the day that they will both be in the same school. So am I. Blessings

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