Tue Dec 12th

National Ding-a-ling Day

On December 12th, National Ding-a-Ling Day, encouraging us to reconnect with people we once talked to regularly.

On this day, Ding-a-Lings calls the people they haven't heard from in a while. It could be an old classmate, co-worker, or a neighbor from years ago. Or perhaps a call will go out to the child who used to mow the grass during the summer. How about the couple who pooled for soccer? What was their name? Many people fall out of our lives and would like to hear you's ding-a-ling of a call. Why don't you join the Ding-a-ling club and call someone this year?

How to celebrate #dingalingday

Call someone you haven't heard from in a long time and use #DingALingDay to post on social media.

History of national ding-a-ling day has a long tradition

Franky Hyle, ad in Chase's Calendar of Events with his PO Box Number in Melrose Park, Illinois, stating that for $1 you will join the National Ding-A-Ling club. On December 12, the club, which has 871 original members, will call friends and relatives that haven't heard from in a while. The idea for the club emerged during a discussion among friends about people being friendlier, which led to the definition of the word ding-a-ling. They discovered it meant "one who hears bells in his head" after looking up the word.

Hyle founded the National Ding-A-Ling club following this evening's discussion. The tradition grew, and millions of people will call those people dear to them on December 12th.