Drinking Straw Day!

On January 3, 1888 Marvin C. Stone received the patent for the paper drinking straw. In acknowledgement of that invention, each year on January 3, people across the nation observe National Drinking Straw Day. While paper straws may not be as popular today, there are some fun straws that we stumbled across to share with you today.

According to ecocycle.org, 500 million straws are used in the US every day!  Isn’t that amazing – we aren’t talking in a week or in a month – in ONE day.  Just to give you some perspective, ecocycle states that 500 million straws could fill over 127 school buses each day that amounts to more than 46400 school buses each year!  Makes you wonder on average, how many straws a person will use itpt between the ages of 5 and 65.

Based on these figures, we are concentrating on straws this year that are eco-friendly.  First up are the straws we discovered over at strawesome.  These straws are made of glass and come with a lifetime guarantee, are toxin free, diswasher safe, kid friendly and made in the USA.

Strawesome is about reducing waste eliminating exposure to toxins, and making drinks look great and taste great too.  Each straw is not only functional art, but an expression of their inspiration, dedication and passion.

Strawesome Drinking Straw

Strawesome was created by a mom who is an architect in training Mother by choice and the creator of Strawesome by pure passion.  I absolutely love that these straws come in different sizes, shapes and colors. Every straw has a purpose and a straw for drinking water is a lot different that a straw for drinking a shake or a smoothie.  Strawesome hits the nail on the head with their beautiful designs for something as basic as a drinking straw.

Strawesome is a family-owned and operated Michigan-based green company with a commitment to health and the environment. They offer fun, safe, and reusable glass drinking straws to people of all ages – making it easy to go green! Their straws are all hand-made in their workshop in Michigan and they take pride and care to offer the best products and service possible.

I can personally attest to the quality of not only their product but their customer service.  Daedra was a pleasure to work with when we told her we wanted to feature an eco-friendly straw company on this day.  She immediately shipped out straws to us so we could see, touch and use her beautiful straws.  They were packaged well  and made it to us in one piece, ready to be used.  Did you know she even writes a nice little note on your packing slip!  Check out their website and see the amazing products they are making and the wonderful organizations they are supporting as well.

If you are concerned about the glass, there is no need. They are guaranteed for life.  However, we do understand that you may need something a little safer for younger kids in the family or a bit more whimsical.  We thought a fun straw to show you would be the name straw from KrazyStraws.  These are their number one best sellers and well, we got a kick out of them.  Both my daughter and I have pretty long names, so that meant a pretty big straw for us both.

krazystrawsKrazyStraws can make any name or word you would like and they come in an array of colors.  Each straw is custom made just for you, so they do take a little bit of time.  These straws are not dishwasher safe so they need to be washed by hand in warm soapy water.  Not only does KrazyStraws make personalized name straws, but they have specialty shaped straws as well.  Looking for straws for the end of season baseball party?  They have you covered.  How about straws for a special 21st birthday party? Covered.  Check out their website for all of their Krazy combinations of straws.

Have you enjoyed a delicious beverage with a drinking straw today? What’s your favorite beverage to drink with a straw? Add a comment below and be entered to win some fun straws.