Monday, November 4, 2013
Happy November Birthday!
We’re sending out our biggest, happiest wishes to all of you celebrating your birthday this month! If you’re lucky enough to be born in November, it means you’re dynamic, brave, and generous—and we’re not surprised one bit!
Here are some other fun facts about your glorious month:
• The magnetic Scorpio (Oct 24-Nov 22), and one of the luckiest signs, Sagittarius (Nov 23-Dec 22) are the dynamo duo that rule this month.
• The two gems for November are the Topaz and Citrine.
• Your flower is the Chrysanthemum which, according to Feng Shui, brings laughter and happiness to the home.
• Love fall football? On November 6, 1869, the first intercollegiate football game was played in the U.S. between Rutgers and Princeton.
• Not only is Thanksgiving celebrated this month, but it’s also Peanut Butter Lovers Month and National Pepper Month!
• What stars are celebrating with you this month?—Jenny McCarthy (11/1), David Schwimmer (11/2), Matthew McConaughey (11/4), Ethan Hawke (11/6), Leonardo DiCaprio (11/11), Anne Hathaway (11/12), Martin Scorsese (11/17), Jodi Foster (11/19), Tina Turner (11/26), Jon Stewart (11/28), and Billy Idol (11/30).
We hope you have a glorious birthday and that it’s just the start to an amazing, happiness-filled year!
Posted by American Greetings on November 4, 2013
October 3, 2013
Lift someone up today with this Inspirational Quote!
Posted by American Greetings on October 3, 2013
October 1, 2013
Happy October birthday, you justice-seeking peacemakers!
You lucky autumn babies celebrate your birthdays in one of the most gorgeous months of the year! It’s no wonder, with love-filled and charming Libra (Sept 24-Oct 23) and loyal and passionate Scorpio (Oct 24-Nov 22) ruling this month.
Here are some fun facts about your birth month:
• You have two birthstones–opals and tourmaline. It is said an opal will crack if worn by someone not born in October!
• Your birth flower is the Calendula, which is in the marigold family, and is valued for its medicinal and healing properties.
• You are classified as the “Peacemaker” in astrology and are strongly motivated by a desire for justice and strive to maintain harmony in all areas of your life.
• October was originally the eighth month of the Roman calendar. It comes from the Latin word “octo” meaning eight. Later, it became the 10th month when January and February were added to the calendar.
• October folklore says that if the deer have a gray coat in October, expect a hard winter.
• More American Presidents were born in the month of October than any other month. They were John Adams, Rutherford B. Hayes, Chester Arthur, Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Jimmy Carter.
• Some famous October birthdays include Zach Galifinakis, Julie Andrews (10/1); Kate Winslet (10/5); Matt Damon (10/8); Mario Lopez (10/10); Hugh Jackman (10/12); Angela Lansbury (10/16); John Krasinski (10/20); Katy Perry (10/25); Hillary Clinton (10/26); Bill Gates and Julia Roberts (10/28).
There’s extra good news for autumn babies–some research suggests that those born between September and November are more likely to live to 100 years old than people born during the other months of the year. So here’s to you… may you have many beautiful birthdays to come!
Posted by American Greetings on October 1, 2013
August 14, 2013
There’s no time better than the present to make a change…
Posted by American Greetings on August 14, 2013
July 26, 2013
Posted by American Greetings on July 26, 2013
feb 4, 2012
It’s a Valentine’s Day Party!
Thinking about throwing a Valentine’s Day party? You probably have a million ideas, but it’s best to start with a theme. Are you having this party for kids or adults? Do you want it to be sophisticated or silly? We have a few favorite themes you just might be able to draw inspiration from…
This type of Valentine’s Day party can be fun and carefree, and of course, covered in chocolate. Instead of focusing all on love, focus on something a little more sweet – like desserts! Explain to your guests that this is a dessert-only party, so they may want to eat dinner ahead of time – but make sure they save room for sweets! A fun way to get everyone involved is to have them each bring their favorite dessert. Make tasting tables and you can even have a contest for “Richest Dessert,” “Most creative star ingredient,” and “Overall all Chocolate Champion!”
A single mingle!
Don’t have a plus one this Valentine’s Day? No big deal – especially for this party. Encourage everyone you invite to bring a coworker or another single friend and spend the day everybody hates to be alone – together! Hang out over good food and even better conversation. Need décor ideas? We say ditch the traditional Valentine’s Day red and pink hearts, and go for bright fun colors like Kelly Green, Cobalt Blue and Bright Orange
Love is in the air…
Ok, this one is for the lovers – the people who love Valentine’s Day, pass out candy at work and sign their name with a little XOXO… We get it, Valentine’s Day is the one time of year when you let everyone you love know that you’re thinking about them. Go ahead and deck this party out in all the shades of reds and pinks you can find. Get crafty with DIY projects and bake all kinds of sweet treats! Encourage your guests to wear red and play trivia games about famous couples throughout history!
Posted by American Greetings on February 4, 2012
feb 3, 2012
Posted by American Greetings on February 3, 2012
Feb 2, 2012
Ah, young love… Do you remember Valentine’s Day when you were younger? Passing out home-made Valentines, hoping to get one from the person you liked – maybe even getting a “Do you like me? Circle YES or NO” note attached! Wouldn’t it be great to bring that innocence back? Well we say give it a try. Pass out hand-made Valentines at work, or if you know your way around the kitchen, bake up some sweet treats! Break out a few red or pink decorations in your office or cubicle, or set out a vase with some simple flowers. Instead of being a Valentine’s Day hater, bring out the silly-but-sweet side of the holiday!
In the mood board: Sinfully Sweet eCard from American Greetings
Posted by American Greetings on February 2, 2012
Feb 1, 2012
A Winter Cuddle
A little cuddle time is good for the soul!
Posted by American Greetings on February 1, 2012
jan 12, 2012
Have a birthday coming up? Throwing a party? Trying to think of a creative gift? No matter what you’ve bought or already planned, sending a birthday ecard only takes a minute and it’s just one more way to make their day extra special!
In the mood board: American Greetings Birthday ecard
Posted by American Greetings on January 12, 2012