Ever wondered what the saying “don’t wear white after Labor Day” means? It’s an old-fashioned adage dating back to the early 20th century, when well-to-do Americans often wore light-colored dresses, white linen suits and Panama hats on vacation. The end of summer marked a return to darker, work-appropriate fall clothing.

Times have certainly changed since then — white is an acceptable color all year round. But in honor of the good old Labor Day tradition, we’d like you to send us your best white-themed snapshots.

Has something white captured your eye recently? Maybe you went whitewater rafting or baked a white chocolate cake. Perhaps you painted your fence white or picked some daisies during a picnic. Maybe you took home a white kitten from the shelter. The possibilities are endless, and we want to see them.

Feel free to interpret the white theme however you wish. Whether you’re shooting on a cellphone or a DSLR, all photos are welcome. Send us your best shots of white — we can’t wait to see your inspiration.

How to Enter the Challenge

  • Tweet a photo of something white to @mashablehq with the hashtag #MashPics. If you need more than one tweet to write your caption, just send us another tweet. OR

  • Drop your photo into the picture widget below.

Submit your photo by Tuesday, September 4 at 5:00 p.m. EST. We will choose some of the top images based on composition, originality and overall appeal. These pictures will be featured on Mashable, as well as on our Facebook and Pinterest pages.

 Images courtesy of Dystopos, Ryan Fernandez and Chris Herbert, Flickr.

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Jim Gaffigan’s 2004 standup special “Beyond the Pale” contains some hilarious jokes on the well-traveled subject of fast food and the devastating lack of health and nutrition in America. To really drive the point home, he invented a fictional and absurdly unhealthy “doughnut ham hamburger.” Nine years later, Gaffigan’s joke became reality. If this isn’t a wake-up call for the American food industry to make a big ol’ cultural U-turn in the name of health, I don’t know what is.

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