Happy International Left Handers' Day! August 13 2015

We've done blog posts on Bastille Day, Mother's Day and International Womens' Day, so we thought it simply wouldn't be right (!) not to recognise Left Handers' Day! It is a great chance to tell your family and friends how proud you are of being left-handed and for your right-handed buddies to learn more about what it means to be a leftie!

At Bits of Australia we understand the struggles that left handers face as they live in a world designed for right-handers! That's why we are proud to be raising awareness for this important day and thought we'd show you a few ideal treats for left handers, to make them feel appreciated!

 On Thursday, August 13 people around the world participate in an annual celebration of the all-round awesomeness of left-handed people.

Left Hander's Day is an opportunity for left handers everywhere to celebrate their sinistrality and increase public awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of being left-handed.

The event is celebrated worldwide in many different ways. Festivities include playing left-versus-right sports matches, holding left-handed tea parties, pub games in which you can only use your left hand, and the set-up of “Lefty Zones” where left-handers' creativity, adaptability and sporting talents are celebrated, whilst right-handers are encouraged to try out everyday left-handed objects to get an idea of just how awkward it can feel using equipment designed for people who primarily use the opposite hand to you to carry out every-day tasks!

Increasing awareness of the difficulties and frustrations left-handers experience in everyday life paves the way for improved product design and greater consideration of lefties' needs by the right-handed majority.

Ways to celebrate Left Handers' Day

Every day of the year left-handers have to fit in with home and office layouts designed for right-handers’ comfort – that means dealing with doors, stoves, sinks, computer mice, keyboards and desks that are efficient for right-handers to work at, and having to constantly contort themselves using back-to-front tools and utensils that make left-handed people look clumsy and awkward in their attempts to make gadgets work.

Even the simplest of tasks such as peeling potato or opening a can or using scissors to cut a piece of fabric can become a total disaster.

But on Left Handers Day, Lefties get the chance to get their own back by making their right-handed friends colleagues and family have a go at doing everything done left-handed! It can be loads of fun for both left-handers and right-handers.

Great Gifts for Left Handers

If you are a right-hander and would like to show your appreciation of the challenges left-handed people face, why not also give them a special gift that makes their day that little bit easier?

Here are a few little treats that will help left-handers to relax and unwind after a long hard day of living in a world made for right-handers:

 

                                           Darling Mums Heat Pillow                                                                     Darling Mums Eye Rest Pillow

 

 

 

Pear & Ginger Boxe candle

                                    Pear & Ginger Boxed Jar Candle                                                   Vanilla & Sandalwood Boxed Jar Candle 

 

On 13th August 1992 the Club launched International Left-Handers Day, an annual event when left-handers everywhere can celebrate their sinistrality and increase public awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of being left-handed.     This event now has an offical Left-Handers Day website, visited by thousands of people,   and is celebrated worldwide in a variety of ways, including left-v-right sports matches,   left-handed tea parties , pubs using left-handed corkscrews where patrons drink and play pub games with the left hand only, and nationwide “Lefty Zones” where left-handers creativity, adaptability and sporting prowess are celebrated, whilst right-handers are encouraged to try out everyday left-handed objects to see just how awkward it can feel using the wrong equipment!
See more ideas on how to mark the day.

These events have contributed more than anything else to the general awareness of the difficulties and frustrations left-handers experience in everyday life, and have successfully led to improved product design and greater consideration of our needs by the right-handed majority – although there is still a long way to go!!

All year round, we fit in with home and office layouts designed for right-handers’ comfort – put up with doors, cookers, sinks, computer mice, keyboards and desks that are efficient for right-handers to work at, and hundreds of times every day we contort ourselves using back-to-front tools and gadgets that make us look clumsy and awkward in our efforts to make them to work…

But NOT on Left Handers Day! Because on this special day, it is your chance to GET YOUR OWN BACK on your right-handed friends colleagues and family, by designating your personal space as a LEFTY ZONE where everything must be done left-handed!

The idea of Left-Handers Day is of everyone to celebrate in fun, practical ways, making right handed family members/friends/colleagues realise how “dextrous” (right-handed term, hmm…..) we have to be because we are constantly adapting a right-handed world to work for a left-hander.   Getting right handers to do everything left-handed for the day is a great way to make the point!

- See more at: http://www.anythinglefthanded.co.uk/lhc/left-handers-day.html#sthash.2YnCd3UK.dpuf

On 13th August 1992 the Club launched International Left-Handers Day, an annual event when left-handers everywhere can celebrate their sinistrality and increase public awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of being left-handed.     This event now has an offical Left-Handers Day website, visited by thousands of people,   and is celebrated worldwide in a variety of ways, including left-v-right sports matches,   left-handed tea parties , pubs using left-handed corkscrews where patrons drink and play pub games with the left hand only, and nationwide “Lefty Zones” where left-handers creativity, adaptability and sporting prowess are celebrated, whilst right-handers are encouraged to try out everyday left-handed objects to see just how awkward it can feel using the wrong equipment!
See more ideas on how to mark the day.

These events have contributed more than anything else to the general awareness of the difficulties and frustrations left-handers experience in everyday life, and have successfully led to improved product design and greater consideration of our needs by the right-handed majority – although there is still a long way to go!!

All year round, we fit in with home and office layouts designed for right-handers’ comfort – put up with doors, cookers, sinks, computer mice, keyboards and desks that are efficient for right-handers to work at, and hundreds of times every day we contort ourselves using back-to-front tools and gadgets that make us look clumsy and awkward in our efforts to make them to work…

But NOT on Left Handers Day! Because on this special day, it is your chance to GET YOUR OWN BACK on your right-handed friends colleagues and family, by designating your personal space as a LEFTY ZONE where everything must be done left-handed!

The idea of Left-Handers Day is of everyone to celebrate in fun, practical ways, making right handed family members/friends/colleagues realise how “dextrous” (right-handed term, hmm…..) we have to be because we are constantly adapting a right-handed world to work for a left-hander.   Getting right handers to do everything left-handed for the day is a great way to make the point!

- See more at: http://www.anythinglefthanded.co.uk/lhc/left-handers-day.html#sthash.2YnCd3UK.dpuf

 You will find all of these lovely Bits for left-handers in our vibrant online gift shop and plenty for right-handers too!