September 28, 2012
Posted by American Greetings on September 28, 2012
Whether you’ve been married just one year or 28 years, your wedding day is an occasion to be remembered and celebrated. There are so many ways to let your special someone know you love them today as much as you did on your wedding day. Pick out the perfect card, send flowers or give a gift. Even better, you can take a little time out of your busy schedules to plan something fun together. It could be a date at the place you first met or just a quiet evening reminiscing at home as you play back the video and look through your albums. It will be time well-spent, promise!
Posted by American Greetings on September 26, 2012
The weather is getting cooler and the leaves are just starting to change, which means Fall is about to make her grand entrance. The first day of Fall came last weekend on Saturday, September 22, and if you happened to be out celebrating a wedding that day, chances are it’s probably not the last wedding weekend of the season. Fall is quickly becoming the favorite time of year to say ” I do,” and it’s easy to see why. From rich and vibrant colors, to comfortable weather, the Autumn season brings with it endless opportunities for brides and wedding planners. We thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite Fall wedding trends we’ve seen recently…
- Peach and Blush tone wedding dresses. According to wedding expert Colin Cowie, “From naughty nudes to a deep, ripe shade of peach these new hues will warm up any skin tone and transform you into the ultimate blushing bride.”
- Texture, Texture, Texture – According to The Knot, the hottest trend in fall wedding flowers is lush, richly hued arrangements with lots of interesting texture. Instead of using just two or three types of blooms in your centerpieces, try a wide mix of flowers coordinated with your color scheme. Think berries, pods, and ferns.
- Vintage and Rustic continue to take the cake! According to the fun wedding blog Delightfully Engaged, the eclectic style will be taken up a notch this Fall. DIY projects continue to be the perfect way to add individualization and originality to any couple’s special day.
Posted by American Greetings on September 24, 2012
Posted by American Greetings on September 21, 2012
Unleash a laugh with the untamed humor of our wild and woolly commentators! Created with animal lovers in mind, these new ecards from American Greetings are easy to email and perfect to post to Facebook. Send your family and friends a little chuckle with these fresh, fun, and did we mention, FREE new ecards. No sacred cows here, just the unbridled truth about life and work and having fun. From yaks and wallabies, to the sublime and ridiculous, we’ve got you covered.
Posted by American Greetings on September 19, 2012
L’Shanah Tovah—To a Good Year! Our best wishes to you and yours for a happy, healthy year as we celebrate Rosh Hashanah. This holiday, which literally means “Head of the Year,” is the Jewish New Year—and this year is 5773 on the Hebrew calendar. The two-day celebration that began at sundown last night also marks the beginning of the High Holy Days, which end with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.
Now though, is a time for sending good wishes for the New Year and for gathering together with family and friends. Jews around the world go to temple services on these sacred days, where special prayers are recited, and the shofar is often heard. The striking sound made by the ram’s horn heralds the New Year and calls us to look within and to reflect and see where we need to repent and make amends.
With traditional gatherings, challah and apples dipped in honey are often served to symbolize a sweet New Year. You can make this more meaningful for the children in your family by having them create their very own apple-shaped honey holder. Adults will enjoy it, too! Continue the good wishes by serving tzimmes—a sweet, stew-like dish that is easy to add your own personal touch to, and by making a delicious honey cake for dessert. This start to the High Holy Days is filled with hope and happiness and meant to be shared with those you love.
Posted by American Greetings on September 17, 2012
Posted by American Greetings on September 14, 2012
Birthdays are such a special time to let friends and family know you’re thinking of them. The smallest gestures, from a phone call to a sweet cupcake, can truly make someone’s day. It’s so easy to take a few minutes and send a card in the mail, include one in an email, or even post one to Facebook. It’s all about making someone smile on their birthday, and knowing that you helped spread some of the joy is an awesome feeling!
Posted by American Greetings on September 12, 2012
Today is Patriot Day, a time to remember the tragic events of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. This solemn day honors not only the nearly 3,000 innocent victims who lost their lives, but also those who heroically rushed to help. In New York City, the National September 11 Memorial opened in 2011, and is an inspirational tribute with the names of all those who died inscribed into bronze panels. Twin reflecting pools edge the Memorial and are perpetually replenished by the world’s largest man-made waterfalls. A museum is also currently under development, which will not only pay homage to the victims, but also educate visitors and help build hope for a future without such devastation.
Our country’s efforts to remember 9/11 reach beyond the Memorial. In 2002, it was declared that flags across the country should be flown at half-mast every September 11th, and Americans are encouraged to observe a moment of silence at 8:46 am EDT. Other ceremonies of remembrance are held nationwide, such as candlelight vigils and prayer services. School children mark the day by learning about the tragedy, and participating in projects, essays, and memorial events. Declared a ”National Day of Service and Remembrance” in 2009, Americans are urged to reach out to others wherever possible with community service. By helping others, we succeed in not only paying tribute to the victims and responders, but also in building a stronger, closer nation.
Posted by American Greetings on September 11, 2012
Posted by American Greetings on September 7, 2012