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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