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Easter cards

March 29th, 2013 | Category: Holiday

I understand that not everyone celebrates Easter. Those of you who do, how many of you like to send out Easter cards? I never have before but it sounds like a fun tradition to start with a family. Grandparents would love receiving a hand drawn picture of the Easter bunny or even a tiny Easter chick. Older kids may understand the meaning of Easter and could draw religious pictures to mail out. There are lots of possibilities.

I sincerely hope everyone has a safe and fun Easter holiday, if you celebrate it of course. Happy Easter!!

easter chick

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Be My Valentine

February 13th, 2012 | Category: Holiday

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. Who has a Valentine already? For the singles, it’s not a given that you have a Valentine automatically. Who will be mine this year? Ah, I think one of my 1 year old kitties might be in the running.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.

ewe and me
Creative Commons License photo credit: jerseygal2009

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Birthday / Christmas Cards – A Guide For Buyers

October 15th, 2010 | Category: Birthday,Holiday


Jingle cards Photo by Carolyn W, Crop Candy

Buying cards for people, whether it be for birthdays, Christmas or some other special occasion, is not something that most of us enjoy doing. It is not that we resent having to spend a few dollars on buying a card for someone, but rather that it always seems to be a last minute rush and we can never find one that matches the messages that we want to give. Buying cards is not something that we can just forget about doing though, so what can we do to make the process a better, more enjoyable one?

Getting a calendar to mark on the dates of birthdays throughout the year is an absolute must. You should also mark on it the date that you will go out and buy your Christmas cards and the latest date that you must send them by. It is important that you put this calendar in a prominent place and not shut it away in a draw. Placing it on your bedroom door or next to your kettle / phone is a good idea.

Now that you have your calendar all marked up, sit down and do some planning for card shopping. You might want to make a list of all the cards you need for each three month period of the year, and then do all of that shopping at one time. This will enable you to have the cards ready in advance to send at the appropriate time. Another approach is to keep a list of all the cards you need throughout the year in your wallet. Then, when you are out shopping and come across a card that you like, you can check to see if there is an occasion coming up for which the card might be appropriate.

‘Bulk buying’ cards does not mean that you should be putting less thought into them. Each card you buy should still be for a specific person. You will have received cards before that you look at and think ‘Why have they sent me this card?’ and other people will notice if you do the same. So, when buying several cards at once, put aside 30+ minutes for choosing them at least, and be prepared to go to more than just one store.

If you want to get creative about finding just the right birthday cards, you might consider making them. Nothing is more special than something handmade. You might really surprise them with your hidden creativity or artistic abilities. There are different ways to do handmade; you could use a computer program and design a card that you print from your personal computer, or you could buy art and craft supplies and literally make the card from scratch. You can be sure that if you make your own cards they will be as unique as you are, and you can customize them to each recipient.

Now Try – Birthday Cards Or Christmas Cards.

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Sharing The Holidays Through Christmas Cards

October 29th, 2009 | Category: Holiday

Handing out Christmas cards during the Christmas season is one of the major things people do when the holidays arrive. Through the long distances, it still connects two people and allows them to share the Christmas spirit. It makes the sender happy knowing that he is making somebody feel special. These days, there is a whole variety of Christmas cards available for every person out there.

Give a Lasting Gift, a Christmas card

You can find various kinds Christmas cards. You can find a special card perfectly suited for the person you are giving it to, this makes the card even more special. Businesses also use cards as a way to reach out to their customers. They send them cards to make sure that they know how special they are. It’s also a pretty good business strategy.

If a more personal touch is needed, then the cards can be customized and suited according to each recipient.

As mentioned, there are various themes that you can choose from. For example, you can have Christmas cards that have a wildlife theme. This will be perfect for the outdoor or wildlife enthusiast friend or colleague. Comic book styles Christmas cards are also available, if you are giving it out to comic book enthusiasts. The possibilities can be limitless. If you want to say something special to the person you are giving it out to, you can look for a card that incorporates sincere and beautiful holiday thoughts into the card. You can even help donate to charity by simply buying a Christmas card.

Some companies have partnered with charities by donating the sales of that card to the charity organization.

Sharing the Holiday Spirit

Christmas cards are not exactly perfect. At most, they are just there to help get your message across, but along with it they send the love and sincerity to some of the most important people in our life.

Through the years, new kinds of Christmas cards have shown up. If you thought of an electronic card, you guessed it right. Since the Internet has surged, sending electronic greeting cards have also become a common practice. Christmas is one of the most important seasons in the year. It is celebrated by so many people all over the world. Before the season actually approaches, it is best to decide ahead of time whether you would be sending out traditional paper cards or electronic cards instead.

There are good points and bad points for both. Let’s see what they are.

One common good point for the e-card is that it is time-saving, since sending through email means they’ll get it in their inbox within seconds. No need to worry about delays in your post office because of the Christmas rush. You are guaranteed that your recipient will receive the card on time, with no delays. Another good point is that it saves money. Since you are basically sending them through the Internet, it’s practically free. There are some that require payment, but most of these are free if you only know where to look.

On the other hand, sending out paper cards also has some good points. It may seem old-fashioned, but sending out paper Christmas cards can provide a treasure worth keeping a lifetime. Apart from that, it allows you to add your personality to the card by making it yourself or adding stamps or decorations to showcase your style. Another great reason to opt for paper cards is that it shows how important the person is to you since you took time and effort to pick out the Christmas cards, write on it, and then march to the mailbox to send it out. This will make your recipient feel more important.
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Valentine’s Day

February 14th, 2009 | Category: Cards,Holiday

This Valentine’s Day, I decided to make a few postcard-type cards. I heard of using a thin foam sheet for the back of the card and wanted to try it. Also, I saw online somewhere the idea of using paint chips as part of a card. So I tried these ideas out. And this is what was produced.

valentine's day1

valentine's day2