August Birthday Fun Facts

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Happy birthday to all of you Leos and Virgos! Between the dramatic and energetic Leo (July 23 – August 22) and the caring and gentle Virgo (August 23 – September 22), you have a lot of great qualities worth celebrating! But how up to speed are you on August Birthday Fun Facts?

Things you might not know about your August birthday:

  • Monthly observances that take place in August include National Family Fun Month, National Golf Month, National Romance Awareness Month, and National Peach Month.
  • The birthstone for August is the peridot, a beautiful gem that is typically several shades of green and symbolizes a great year to come!
  • August is named after Rome’s first emperor, Augustus Caesar (heir to Julius Caesar, after whom July is named).
  • August’s flower is the gladiolus, also known as the sword lily, which represents integrity.
  • Famous birthdays in August include Barack Obama, Antonio Banderas, Chris Hemsworth, Hulk Hogan, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lawrence, Ben Affleck, Madonna, Robert DeNiro and Cameron Diaz.

Here’s hoping that your big day is just the beginning of a wonderful year to come!

Is your birthday this month? Tell us in the comments if you share your birthday with anyone famous!

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Rogers…

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Today would have been Mr. Rogers’ 86th birthday. In honor of this occasion, The Fred Rogers Company has asked people everywhere to wear a sweater and do something neighborly.

…What good neighborly deed could you do today? [...] Continue Reading »

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Easy, Adorable St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

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St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! As we look to celebrate this bright, cheerful Spring holiday, we thought we’d round up some simple, adorable crafts that you can do with your children or grandchildren. To accomplish this task, we perused some wonderful blogs and discovered these great [...] Continue Reading »

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Easy, Adorable Valentine’s Day Crafts

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It’s February—the month dedicated to all things red, pink, and covered in hearts! As we count down the days until Valentine’s Day, we’re also in the mood to do some crafting! In order to accomplish this goal, we thought we’d share some really great Valentine’s Day craft ideas that [...] Continue Reading »

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Made to Amuse: Paws Approved! Official Rules

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AMERICAN GREETINGS LIVE GREETINGS ‘MADE TO AMUSE: PAWS APPROVED’ FACEBOOK CONTEST
OFFICIAL RULES
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Void where prohibited by law.
PLEASE REVIEW THE AMERICAN GREETINGS PRIVACY POLICY AT http://www.americangreetings.com/warrants.pd, THE TERMS OF WHICH WILL APPLY TO YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST. BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, YOU AGREE TO [...] Continue Reading »

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Sharing Holiday Traditions with Kathy Davis

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Even though we like to think about giving all year long, it’s especially fun to be immersed in the season of giving! Because I like to be able to fully appreciate and enjoy everything that’s magical about the holidays, I need to have my holiday cards ready to start [...] Continue Reading »

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How to Make a Child’s Christmas Magical

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The tradition of Santa Claus is passed down generation after generation, and kids of all ages like to celebrate and keep the spirit of Kris Kringle alive. In today’s tech-savvy world, it is a little more challenging than it used to be, but with a little bit of internet [...] Continue Reading »

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A Simple Way to Jazz Up Your Holiday Decor

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It should come as no surprise that holidays are a big deal at a greeting card company. From individual associates decorating their cubes to entire departments turning on holiday tunes and decking the halls together, Christmas and the holiday season in general is a festive affair at American Greetings.

One [...] Continue Reading »

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Top 5 Tips for Surviving Black Friday

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Get your credit cards at the ready! Here we go–another round of Black Friday mayhem is about to commence!

There’s just something about the magical phrase “70-percent off” that sends humans into a crazed state of frenzy, so if you’re one of the brave souls heading out (or camping out) [...] Continue Reading »

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Pass Around Warm Thanksgiving Wishes

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Thanksgiving is all about the good things in life–home, friends, and family, and what better way to connect with them all than with a Thanksgiving card to let them know how much they mean to you.  You’ll find warm and wonderful wishes in the card aisle, or you may [...] Continue Reading »

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Our Great Holiday Debate: Do you ‘Respect the Turkey?’

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The minute those Jack-o-lanterns are extinguished, it seems that it’s become the beginning of an all-out merrymaker showdown between Thanksgiving and Christmas!

In one corner, we have the sound of witches cackling spinning on their heels and transforming magically into strains of Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas.” In the opposing corner, [...] Continue Reading »

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