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 prefer to be creative and make your very own.

Our Print at Home cards offer a large selection of designs to choose from, and you can personalize them with photos of special memories, decorative accents, and even add your own thoughtful messages for a homemade,  one-of-a-kind wish.

You can also find a great collection of Thanksgiving cards, like the “Gobble” design shown above, at a store near you!

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A letter from Kathy Davis: Thanksgiving every day

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As I prepare to send my Thanksgiving greeting cards, I’m thinking about how much I love this special time of year! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, not just because of all the great food, but because it’s about gratitude.  Lately, I’ve been trying to be a little more mindful about the idea of gratitude, and I’m trying to be thankful every day.

Some of the things I’m thankful for right now? The blaze of mums blossoming and brightening the landscape. The amazing late afternoon sunsets and the harvest moon. Fresh picked apples and spiced wafers. Lighting candles and sitting by the fire on a chilly evening. And the anticipation of sharing the all-American holiday of Thanksgiving with our family.

One of our favorite Thanksgiving traditions is watching the parade. Philadelphia’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is the oldest one in America! Our parade dates back to 1920, and it’s a great event – a visual feast filled with imaginative floats, giant balloons, marching bands and of course, celebrities.

And every year when our family gathers for Thanksgiving dinner — before we carve the turkey and dip into the cranberry sauce — each person at the table says a few words about what he or she is thankful for. It’s a great tradition, because for me, it always provides inspiration to think about the blessings I may have forgotten to appreciate.

Wishing each one of you an abundance of Thanksgiving blessings!

What are your favorite family traditions at Thanksgiving?

- Kathy Davis

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Halloween Inspiration Board

 

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What better time than Halloween to send some frightfully fun wishes to your friends and family?

It’s a great way to connect with everyone, and it’s also a fun way to let someone know you’re thinking of them.

Our collection of Halloween ecards at americangreetings.com offers everything from an interactive and entertaining peek into a mystical forest, to hauntingly happy wishes that you can send and share via email, facebook, and mobile.  So, go ahead and send and share a scare—we DARE YOU!

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Happy Birthday, August Babies!

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If you’re a lovable Leo (or virtuous Virgo!), you’re in good company! You share your summery birthday month with some super talented and savvy celebrities! Martha Stewart, Kristen Wiig, Mila Kunis and both presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama celebrate their birthdays this month…

Celebrate summer birthdays in style by using all of the warm, sun-kissed colors of the season in your party decor, gift wrapping, and cards. We even have summery printable birthday cards that you can customize and print at home!

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Congratulations Mood Board

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Life has so many great moments to celebrate like the arrival of a new baby, your first home, a graduation, or a promotion at work. The list really is endless and the fun is in recognizing and sharing in those achievements. Let someone know you’re proud of them by texting a “woohoo,” sending a card with a heartfelt note, a gift, or perhaps the moment is so special it requires a party! It makes everyone feel good to share in the good times. Tell us about your favorite “woohoo” moment.

In the mood board, You Did It, Big! ecard from American Greetings

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Hoppy Birthday Mood Board

 

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Don’t you just love summer birthdays? They’re the best excuses ever for celebrating and having fun! And if you’re one of those people who just naturally see the lighter side of things—always up for a smile or a good laugh—you’ll be happy to know we have a whole selection of some pretty hilarious funny ecards and birthday ecards that are perfect for that super-fun friend who’s about to step into the birthday spotlight.    

In the mood board: Hoppy Birthday Talking ecard from American Greetings

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Forgiveness Day

 

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 They say forgive and forget, and now is the perfect time to put that practice to good use. Today is forgiveness day – a day to say you’re sorry for things both big and small. We’ve all done things and said things we wish we could take back, but saying “I’m sorry,” is often the first step to getting back on track. It can be hard to find the right words to express your apology. Sometimes we may even need a little help getting started and that’s where a good apology card comes in handy. If you need to send an apology ASAP (especially for a minor whoops), an apology ecard is a great choice because you can send it to email, mobile phone, or even post it on Facebook. Sending a personalized apology card to their mailbox is also a good option, and one that allows you the opportunity to craft your own message inside. So go ahead, reach out and use today to say “I’m sorry.”

 In the mood board: Oh Crap Postcard from American Greetings

In the mood board:  Really Sorry greeting card from Cardstore.com

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Father’s Day Mood Board

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Last week we featured a sweet and sentimental Father’s Day greeting card in our mood board that spoke to how amazing and special fathers can be. This week, we wanted to take a lighter approach and focus on the silly side of dads everywhere. Let’s face it, dads are funny (whether they mean to be or not) and they have a special way of making us laugh. Think about your funniest memory of Dad and there’s no doubt it brings a smile across your face. This Father’s Day, celebrate all the embarrassing moments, DADisms, bad jokes and overall funny moments that you’ve shared over the years! We’d love to hear your funniest stories – share them in our comments section below.

In the mood board: Dad Strong Fun Song ecard from American Greetings

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Our Dads, Our Heroes

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With Father’s Day around the corner, we thought we’d take a second and celebrate the everyday heroes in our lives – our fathers, grandfathers, brothers, uncles, cousins, and all the great men we know. It takes a special man to be a father or a father figure, and on Father’s Day, it’s all about them! Whether you send a Father’s Day card, take him out to a ballgame, or just have a good conversation, let him know just how much he means to you and how thankful you are to have him in your life…trust us, he’ll be thrilled to hear it.

 In the mood board: The Real Heroes Father’s Day greeting card from American Greetings

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Birthday Wishes

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Simply put, birthdays are special. If they weren’t, we wouldn’t talk about them so much, but who hasn’t been in the position of not knowing exactly what to add to a birthday greeting? We’ve written posts about what to write in a birthday card before, but it continues to be a tough thing to figure out, and it never fails that writer’s block will strike the minute you try to be creative – especially if you’re trying to find words for a specific kind of greeting.

Today, we’re talking about religious birthday cards. You want to share a special birthday wish, but also incorporate meaningful words that capture the faith and devotion this special person takes pride in. Pairing birthday quotes, religious quotes and even Bible verses can be just the addition you’re looking for. Try adding one of our favorites to your next greeting and please share some of your personal favorite quotes with us in the comments section below.

In the mood board: Wonderful You Religious Birthday ecard from American Greetings

Bible Verses:
  • “You have filled my heart with great joy.
    It is greater than the joy of people
    who have lots of grain and fresh wine.”
    (Psalm 4:7, NIrV)
  • “This is the day
    which the Lord has made;
    Let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
    (Psalm 118:24, NASB)
  • “Dear friend,
    I pray that you
    may enjoy good health
    and that all may go well with you,
    even as your soul
    is getting along well.”
    (3 John 1:2, NIV)
  • “For we are God’s masterpiece.
    He has created us anew in Christ Jesus,
    so we can do the good things
    He planned for us long ago.”
    (Ephesians 2:10, NLT)
Religious Quotes:
  • May the good Saints protect you and bless you today, and may troubles ignore you each step of the way_Irish Blessing
  • The more praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate._ Author Unknown
  • Your existence is my life is proof that God really loves me. Birthday wishes and blessings are coming your way. _Author Unknown
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Memorial Day Weekend is Here!

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On May 27, cities all around the U.S. will be celebrating Memorial Day with patriotic festivities to pay respect to the men and women who gave their lives for our country.  And since President Richard Nixon proclaimed the last Monday in May as a federal holiday in 1971, the extended weekend is also considered the beginning of the summer vacation season.  Outdoor plans and warm-weather traditions are stellar opportunities to share your personal star-spangled spirit.  Whether you wave a flag at a parade, sing America the Beautiful around a campfire, or bring a patriotic dish to a party, hopefully you’ll find a way to honor the meaning of the day while enjoying some long-awaited summertime fun!

In the mood board: God Bless America ecard from American Greetings

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Scatter Joy with Kathy Davis…

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Keeping your friends close in heart is super important and this new greeting card assortment from Kathy Davis enables you to do that easily and sincerely. The set includes nine beautifully illustrated cards with heartfelt expressions that say “happy birthday”, “thank you” and “just thinking of you” making it easy to scatter joy on special days and every day. In addition, Kathy Davis and American Greetings have partnered with the National Guild for Community Arts Education – an organization dedicated to providing arts education to millions of students in the United States. Royalties received from this new line of cards will be donated directly to the National Guild thereby ensuring that more people have the opportunity to experience the joy of making art throughout their lives.

In the mood board:  Kathy Davis Birthday & Everyday Card Set from American Greetings

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Mother’s Day-Make a Day of It!

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Mother’s Day is traditionally all about appreciating mom, giving her those carefully selected cards and presents, treating her to a nice breakfast or brunch, and then? Well, often after that, the festivities tend to slow down.  This year, why not recognize her all day long, with activities you both can enjoy. Think about treating her to a day of shopping much like she did for you when you were a kid. Or, if your mom is the sporty type, join her on a bike ride or trail run and include a fun place to stop for beverages or lunch. And how about the gift of relaxation, especially if you’re a mom yourself?  Yes, we all know being a parent is rewarding, but it doesn’t always come easy – let her know you understand and enjoy an afternoon spa session together. If your  mom loves to be in the kitchen, there’s nothing wrong with embracing her culinary interests and working together on a fun dinner – just make sure she doesn’t have to do the dishes!

As a suggestion, let your mom know to keep her day open and present your special plans for Mother’s Day in a customizable, print at home card. It’s easy and she is sure to appreciate your thoughtfulness.

In the mood board: “Celebrating You” and “Big Hug for Mom” printable cards from American Greetings

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May Day Mood Board

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Happy May everyone! Did you know that this first day of May has had a long and notable history as one of the world’s principle holidays?  Although, not highly recognized in the United States or Canada, May 1 has been a day of celebration that dates back thousands of years to pre-Christian times. With its Celtic roots, it is linked to the pagan celebration called Beltane which means “day of fire” and was intended to mark the coming of summer and fertility. As the holiday evolved, common rituals of the festival included the cutting down of trees to make the maypole, creating garlands for the children, folk dancing and the crowning of the May Queen. Today, it is a major bank holiday in many countries and is commonly observed as “Labor Day” or “International Workers Day”.  So, whether or not you have the day off, we can all celebrate what makes May so special – flowers blooming, warmer weather, the last days of school and don’t forget, Mother’s Day!

In the mood board: Flowers & Sunshine – Taylor Swift Postcard from American Greetings

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Silly Face Fun!

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Remember those magnet shavings games of our childhood? Well, they’re back and better than ever! Check out one of our latest kids’ birthday card inventions, Silly Face Fun™!

Both a card and game, Silly Face Fun appeals not only to our own childhood nostalgia, but kids’ imaginations. Each card has a magnetic wand that moves around magnet shavings, allowing the lucky birthday boy or girl to draw silly hair, hats, glasses and more! The options are as endless as their creativity. And when they just can’t get enough, they can download the mobile version of Silly Face Fun™! – our FREE app for the iPhone and iPad.

In the mood board: Silly Face Fun Paper Cards and Silly Face Fun App from American Greetings.

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Happy Administrative Professionals Day

 

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They handle details.  Arrange schedules.  Take calls.  Send emails.  Juggle projects.  Answer questions.  Solve problems.  Make changes.  Meet deadlines.  Organize everything.  And master the art of multi-tasking…usually before their first cup of coffee!

And today’s the day to recognize Administrative Professionals for doing it all.  Since 1952, Administrative Professionals Day (or Secretaries Day—originally celebrated for a week) has become one of the largest workplace celebrations.  Hopefully you have a little something planned for the person who does so much.  But it’s not too late to make them feel appreciated.  Plants, flowers and gift cards are popular favorites that you still have time to get.  Or simply treating them to lunch will make them feel special.

And don’t forget the card!  You can instantly deliver an ecard (or several throughout the day) to make your Administrative Professional smile in a way that’s just their style!

In the mood board: Singing Your Praises (Fun Song) ecard from American Greetings.

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How to Make Moms Feel Special…

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With Mother’s Day just a few weeks away, you may have started thinking about what you can do to make her feel special. In an effort to give you the best gift ideas, it’s impossible to narrow down all the great suggestions from the many mothers surveyed.  But what came up over and over again as an all-time favorite “gift” was simply a card with a personal touch.

Flowers, jewelry and chocolate also topped the list of traditional gifts.  Creative ways to display favorite photos tend to become the best keepsakes of the bunch.  And a gift card to a restaurant or spa or, better yet, taking her yourself is most often appreciated by hard-working moms who definitely deserve a break.

But, more than anything, most moms simply want to feel appreciated…which is why saying “I love you” with a card that’s just her style will always make her smile.  It’s never too early to start thinking about what you want to say and do to give your mom a beautiful day.

In the mood board: Artistic Flower for Mom paper card from American Greetings

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April Birthday Mood Board

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Do you know someone celebrating a birthday? Or maybe, you just thought about a friend and want to let them know how much they make you smile. Whatever the case, you can make them feel AMAZING! American Greetings and Taylor Swift, one of music entertainment’s most gifted writers and storytellers, have teamed up to bring you greeting cards–cards that express the feelings you have for your favorite people, through the words and artistic inspiration that is pure Taylor. Just download Taylor Swift’s Free App to help you find that perfect sparkly-gorgeous card and add your own message, an awesome photo and even sign it on your touch screen–your friends are sure to love, love, love it! And right now, you can enter the “Lucky 13″ Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip with three of your friends to see Taylor’s final concert on The Red Tour in Nashville–don’t miss out, you could be the lucky one!

In the mood board: Taylor Swift App, Taylor Swift Birthday and Everyday Card Set and Birthday Pugs-Taylor Swift ecard from American Greetings

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The Beauty of Easter…

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With its colorful beauty, lively energy and renewing spirit, “Eastertime” feels more like a whole season than a holiday.  And everyone has their favorite parts about it. For little ones, it’s all about the bunny and the basket and finding the most eggs.  For girls, no matter what age, there’s also the excitement of a pretty new outfit!   And, most importantly for many of us, it’s a time to look to the heavens in a prayer of gratitude for the sacrifice and love that Easter represents…and to count our own blessings as well.

With so much to celebrate at Easter and in the spirit of renewal, remember to send your favorite peeps a card to let them know you’re thinking about them.

In the mood board: Happy Easter! ecard from American Greetings and Easter paper card by Mary Engelbreit

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Celebrating The Seder Meal at Passover…

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The highlight of the Passover celebration is the tradition of seder which is a fifteen-step, family-oriented, ritual-packed feast! Observed on the first two nights of Passover, it is based on the Haggadah which is a book of instructions, prayers, blessings and stories and provides the order for the ritual meal. Haggadah means “the telling” in Hebrew and refers to one of the most important steps of the seder which is the recitation of  the Exodus story. It is interesting because the text in the traditional Haggadah is almost the same as was first written in the eleventh century. However, now there are hundreds of versions used, each with a different spin. The most symbolic of the foods served at the seder meal is definitely the matzah which is eaten three times to fulfill the requirements of Jewish law. Matzah is an unleavened, flat, crispy bread and signifies the urgency in which the Jews fled Egypt — they didn’t even have time to let their dough rise!

Other customs of the seder meal include drinking four cups of wine, serving a variety of delicious kosher foods and reclining during the meal in celebration of freedom. It is truly a festive event. Shalom, Everyone!

In the mood board: Happy Passover Fun Song ecard from American Greetings

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First Day of Spring Mood Board

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The first day of spring has arrived! That time of year when we can finally exhale the remnants of winter frost and inhale the fresh buds of spring. This season is full of beautiful transformations. The grass becomes greener, the temperatures warmer and our outlook brighter. It is great seeing folks out and about, whether they are working in their yards, washing the car or just taking a long walk. Or how about the smell of fresh, cut grass, listening to the chirping of birds and enjoying longer days . There are so many wonderful things to celebrate about spring. What are some of your favorite memories of this season?

In the mood board: Somebunny Special Talking Card from American Greetings

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In Honor O’ St. Patrick’s Day!

 

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What are you doing in honor of St. Patrick’s Day?

If you’re like 94 million others, you’re probably at least wearing green.  But do you know why?   St. Patrick would probably be wondering that himself, since his robes were actually blue. Theories about how green became the color of the day range from representing shamrocks, which St. Patrick used in his teachings, to symbolizing the fairies and immortals of Irish legend to encouraging crop growth.  Today, many of us wear it to avoid getting pinched, which you can blame on leprechauns.  Tradition says wearing green makes you invisible to leprechauns, who pinch anyone they see.  And how leprechauns became linked to St. Patrick is yet another mystery!  But the day just wouldn’t be complete without those jig-dancin’ little guys…or the unified spirit of 94 million people shamrockin’ the cool color of springtime — simply for the sake of celebration.

In the mood board: In Honor O’ You ecard from American Greetings

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Birthday Mood Board

 

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Birthdays are days to be celebrated! And for those friends you can’t be with in person, there are plenty of ways to make them feel special on their big day. Try sending a surprise delivery like a cake pop bouquet, a basket of  decadent goodies or a mini spa package, complete with must-have lotions, festive nail polish, a fragrant candle and of course, the newest Nicholas Sparks book. Or how about writing a little poem or jingle about shared memories and  sending a singing telegram to perform it?  The most important thing is to make sure they hear from you on their special day with a text, a post or a personalized ecard. And be sure you let them know that you would like nothing more than to be sharing their birthday with them, in person!

In the mood board: Wish You Were Near ecard from American Greetings

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Birthdays are Worth Smiling About

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“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.”  - Phyllis Diller

On a recent episode of The Middle, America’s favorite geekette, Sue, set out to prove that smiling was contagious.  Unfortunately, despite her sparkling enthusiasm, she didn’t quite get the response she wanted.  But, ever the optimist, Sue still believes that smiling is contagious.  And she’s right!

In a Swedish “smile study,” volunteers looked at pictures of different facial expressions while trying to control their own reactions.  But when asked to meet a smile with a frown, they simply couldn’t stifle their grins.  Apparently, seeing a smile triggers an unconscious reaction in the brain and then your face can’t help but join the party!

Want to make someone feel special, especially on their birthday?  Always start with a smile.  And if you can’t do it in person, send one in a card.

In the mood board: Birthday Smiles printable card from American Greetings

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Birthday Wishes for a Beautiful Day!

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Everything’s Comin’ Up Daisies…You may have read the recent post about the history of Groundhog Day, but did you hear this year’s prediction?  America’s favorite weather-rodent, Punxsutawney Phil, didn’t see his shadow…which means an early Spring!

Okay, so most of us aren’t pulling out the picnic baskets just yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t send a little sunshine someone’s way.  In fact, brightening a person’s day is easier than you think.  Studies show that simply looking at images of nature can elevate moods, reduce stress and improve concentration.  Add flowers to the scene and you can trigger an overall feeling of happiness.

Know someone who could use a little Spring in their step on their birthday—or any day?  Send a virtual dose of vitamin D (as in Daisy) and you’ll both be smiling!

In the mood board: Beautiful Day Wish ecard from American Greetings

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Top Picks for Romantic Movies

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Who doesn’t love a great love story, right?  And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to highlight some of the all-time favorite romance movies to get you in the mood. Think about having a movie marathon day – a perfect excuse to hangout in your coziest pjs with some decadent munchies and a little Kleenex in hand! Or, make it a date with your honey– prepare a fun dinner at home and choose a movie you both will love. Here are some of our top picks–although we must say, this wasn’t an easy task:

Classic Romance: Perfect for the hopeless romantic—these films capture the essence of everlasting love.

     Romeo & Juliet, Gone with the Wind, Casablanca, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Pride and Prejudice and Dirty Dancing 

Flirty and Fun: A lighthearted way to celebrate love in any stage.

     Sleepless in Seattle, Notting Hill, Serendipity, Love Actually, Pretty in Pink and Sweet Home Alabama

 Good for a Cry: Do we need to say anything more? Sometimes it’s just necessary!

     The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, Atonement, Ghost, Titanic and we couldn’t forget, Forrest Gump

 Tying the Knot: These fab movies are filled with twists, turns, and best of all, –weddings!

     The Wedding Planner, 27 Dresses, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Confetti, The Wedding Singer, Bridesmaids, Our Family Wedding

 A Little Quirky: If your movie-going tastes (or, your sense of humor) is a little off-the-beaten path, try one of these fun flicks.

♥     Harold and Maude, Punch-Drunk Love, Annie Hall, Away We Go, If Lucy Fell, Moonstruck

There are so many great love stories out there. What are your favorites? Or, do you have one of your own to share?

In the mood board: A Love Story ecard from American Greetings

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Lean on Me

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Life can definitely throw us some curveballs and there is a lot of comfort in knowing that friends and family care. Perhaps someone you know is going through an illness, financial hardship, a divorce or struggling with a child, you’ll want to let them know you’re there for them. It can be as simple as sending a card, picking up the phone to talk or making time to visit. It’s certainly easy to be a good friend in the good times, but when things get tough, the key is being supportive and that means listening, offering encouragement, not necessarily advice and above all, being available.

In the mood board: I’m Here for You ecard from American Greetings

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New Beginnings

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En-cour-age: to inspire with courage, spirit or confidence.

Interestingly, the word itself comes from a combination of the prefix “en” which means “to put into” and the Latin word “cor” which means heart.  The act of encouragement is a powerful motivator in helping others “to take heart” especially when life gets tough. Think about what encourages you – is it kind words, praise, a card with a personal note, an unexpected visit or gift? Whatever it is, don’t be shy about doing those same things for others to show that you care. It was Maya Angelou who said: “I have found out among its other benefits, giving encouragement liberates the soul”

In the mood board: You Can Do It ecard from American Greetings

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Saying Thanks

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The holidays have come and gone, the decorations are being put in storage for another year and you’re getting back into your daily routine.  However, with the memories of the gifts you received and the parties you attended still fresh in your mind, it is the perfect time to say thank you. The act of simply saying “thanks”, whether verbally or in a note, certainly makes the recipient of your gratitude feel great and it also gives them good reason to repeat the action. But above all, it’s a means of staying connected. And, as you may already know, there are proven health benefits to maintaining your relationships like exercising, eating well and better sleep habits. So just say “thanks” and start you new year off right!

In the mood board: The Art of Kindness ecard and Taylor Swift boxed Thank You cards from American Greetings

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Thoughts for the New Year

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It’s hard to believe how fast the Christmas holiday goes by and even harder to believe that 2012 is drawing to a close. On December 31st, the clock will strike twelve and people all over the world will be wishing each other good cheer and hoping for a great 2013. But beyond the celebratory glitter and sparkle and the turn of a calendar page, the New Year signifies a time to take stock and better our lives. The popular custom of making resolutions is deeply rooted in spiritual history and the key to the meaning of the New Year holiday. Did you know that, on average, Americans make 1.8 resolutions? And most of them will be centered on becoming healthier and re-connecting with family and friends. What are your resolutions for the coming year?  We’d love to hear from you.

In the mood board:  Light the New Year ecard from American Greetings

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Christmas Eve

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The spirit of Christmas can be found all around you — in the laughter of children as they play, in the flicker of a golden candleglow, in the magic of the first December snow,  in the voices of carolers singing and in the stars that shine above. As you celebrate this special holiday with family and friends, may you be inspired by the miracle of Christmas in your home, in your heart and in your world.  Wishing you all love, hope and peace from your friends at American Greetings.

In the mood board: Love, Hope, Peace ecard from American Greetings

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Holiday Spirit at American Greetings…

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Here at American Greetings, we all enjoyed getting into the spirit of the holidays by decking the halls and the walls at world headquarters in Brooklyn, Ohio.  We even included some of Santa’s little helpers to join in the fun. As you walk through many of the departments, you will find a festive display of lights, beautiful trees and a special place on the wall where folks can pin up their Christmas wish list. Plus, in the interactive department, you can hear Christmas music playing on an old-fashioned record player keeping the mood merry and bright.

From all of us at American Greetings, we wish you and your families a warm holiday filled with happiness, laughter and love!

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Peace on Earth

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As the holiday season shifts into high gear and you still find yourself in the midst of shopping, decorating, baking and entertaining, it may be a great time to slow the pace and get back to the basics. Reflect on what means the most to you – your family, friends and what you believe in. It’s all about holding the true meaning of the holidays in your hearts with the traditions you enjoy, the memories you cherish and the connections you share. So celebrate what you have and what you’re grateful for, from simple pleasures like cozying up to a crackling fire to more meaningful gifts, like being with loved ones and feeling at home for the holidays!

In the mood board:  Peace on Earth ecard from American Greetings

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Top Picks for Greetings

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The holiday season is all about connecting with your family and friends and what better way to share some cheer than by sending a special greeting. You can plan ahead and send a paper card, be creative and print your cards at home or be spontaneous and email the perfect greeting. Here are some of our top holiday picks:

1. Merry Mistletoad Talking Card – This ecard is all about the fun. Share some extra merry with all your family and friends by letting this mistletoad say what you type in the voice you choose. Be creative with your messaging and send it more than once this holiday season!

2.  A Touch of Christmas Magic Ecard – This popular card creates a magical experience for the recipient by letting them click through the beautiful imagery to unveil a heartfelt Christmas message. It’s a great choice for any time.

3.  Ornate Winter Sparkle Photo Card – This festive card is another great selection when you want to plan ahead and you have a special photo to share with your family and friends.

4.  Christmas Joy Printable Card – Special wishes for love, peace and joy make this holiday card a top pick. Easily created and printed from your home computer and personalizable with a photo and messaging, it’s a perfect solution for last minute needs.

5.   Winter Wobblers™ Cards – this new collection features iconic holiday characters that bop their heads to your favorite songs of the season. And don’t miss the extra jingle of the bell atop their festive hats.  Make the holiday season merry and bright with these upbeat, cute-as-can-be cards–find them at a retailer near you.

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Season’s Greetings

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‘Tis the season for party-going, mistletoe-ing, carol-singing, smile-bringing, cookie-baking and memory-making. In the spirit of opening your hearts and homes to family and friends this holiday, think about some special ways you can brighten the season for those around you. Here are some simple things you can do:

  • Be a Secret Santa to someone who might not otherwise receive a gift.
  • Take a shopping break and invite your friends over for some cookies and hot chocolate.
  • Include a personal note in your Christmas card to let people know that they are in your thoughts.
  • Volunteer at a homeless shelter or food bank.
  • Offer to babysit for a couple so that they can get a night out or do some shopping.
  • Think outside the gift box and give the “gift of presence” by spending time with family and friends.

In the mood board:  Snowflake Wishes ecard from American Greetings

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Holiday Promotion

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The shopping season is officially here and what better way to get a jump start on your list than by buying your holiday cards now.  You’ll want to check out this special offer — 70% off all personalized holiday cards, plus we’ll mail them for FREEThere are hundreds of great designs that range from classic to contemporary – you’re sure to find the perfect card to personalize with a message or photo.  This great promotion runs now through December 2, so don’t miss out on sending more merry for less!                       Use coupon code:  XMAS70

In the mood board:  Knit Snowy Owls Card from American Greetings.

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An Attitude of Gratitude…

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It’s Thanksgiving eve and most likely you’re in the middle of preparations for tomorrow’s big meal.  As hectic as this day can be, try to take some time out to focus on what you’re grateful for this year.  Whether it’s family, friends, a job or simply having a long weekend, an attitude of gratitude can have some real benefits.  Research has proven that being thankful for even the simple things in life makes you healthier and happier.  And your positivity can have a ripple effect, making those around you feel great too.  It will definitely put some extra happy in your Thanksgiving!

In the mood board:  Life’s Gifts ecard, from American Greetings and Thanksgiving paper card by Kathy Davis.

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Fowl Play – Let’s Talk Turkey!

 

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Turkey Day is almost here, so it’s time to start training for those important Thanksgiving traditions.  First, get those arms in shape for all the passing you’re going to be doing:  left, right, left, right—you’ve got to keep that turkey platter moving around the table!  And while you could work off some calories and make room for dessert by passing the ol’ pigskin around in the backyard, it’s more likely you’re going to join millions of armchair quarterbacks and watch other folks make the passes.  That’s right—it’s football time, one of the greatest Thanksgiving traditions of all!  Your job’s not done, though.  After all, you’ll still need to pass the remote, drinks, snacks, leftovers…so get training!

In the mood board:  Fowl Play Talking Card from American Greetings

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Thanksgiving Thoughts

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Leaves are quickly falling from the trees, the weather is cooler and squirrels are busy gathering nuts — it doesn’t seem possible that November is already here!  And most likely, you are probably thinking about your to-do list for the upcoming holiday season.  Thanksgiving is just weeks away and there is planning, decorating, cooking and cleaning to be done.  But before everythings gets too hectic, take some time this Thanksgiving season to reflect on the year and to share all that you’re  grateful for with family and friends, either in a card or when you gather around the table on that special day.  It will make all the work worth it!

In the mood board:  Hand-Painted Thanksgiving card from American Greetings

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Happy Halloween Everyone!

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It’s Halloween — time to light your pumpkins and put out the candy for those trick-or-treaters!  Have you ever wondered how those customs came about?  Well, it seems the tradition of trick-or-treating is similar to the practice of  “souling” during the Middle Ages.  Common in England and Ireland, poor folk would go door-to-door on Hallowmas or what is now known as All Saints Day begging for food  in return for prayers for the dead.  As for pumpkin carving, it is believed that it began with the celtic custom of carving turnips into lanterns as a way to remember the souls held in purgatory.  As immigrants from Ireland and Scotland came to North America in the mid-1800’s, the pumpkin became a much better substitute for carving because it was softer and larger – so, happy carving and have a frightfully fun night!  A special note to all of our American Greetings’ friends and their families who continue to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, you are in our thoughts this holiday.

In the mood board:  Fall’s Magic Spell ecard from American Greetings

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