In every person’s life, some good times will be had and some tears will fall—but who is always there to share the ups and downs with you? You may not realize it, but your friends shape and sustain you through both happy and sad times, altering forever our perspectives, […] Continue Reading »
Last week we shared a few fun ideas for hobbies, but this week we wanted to expand with a few that lean into your artistic side!
Did you know that learning a new skill could improve your brain function and help protect against cognitive decline? The brain is a complex […] Continue Reading »
Springtime and extended daylight often inspire us to tackle the tasks on our to-do lists that have been looming for a while. But just when it already seems that there’s not enough hours in a day to get everything done, Mother Nature goes ahead and plays a little joke […] Continue Reading »
If you search for the most popular hobbies today, you would learn that our society considers pretty much anything a hobby. In fact, we came across one list that included napping and watching TV! Not that there is anything wrong with either activity (who doesn’t love a nap?) but […] Continue Reading »
Happy birthday to all the March babies! Whether a boisterous and vibrant Aries (March 21-April 19) or an easygoing and friendly Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20), you’re sure to have a wonderful month welcoming in a new spring.
Here are some other great facts for anyone born this month!
March’s flower is […] Continue Reading »
Hosting a red carpet-worthy soiree this evening? If you want to play along at home but aren’t a card-carrying member of The Academy, download and print these fun, free Oscars bingo boards that we created to help you enjoy every moment of the evening’s festivities–even if you haven’t seen […] Continue Reading »
With the 87th annual Academy Awards taking place this Sunday, now seems a good time to admit that the movies we love actually reflect a lot about our personalities. No matter who you will be rooting for this year, all of the nominees have joined the distinguished company of […] Continue Reading »
Whether you are a gift wrapping novice or expert, everyone can agree that storing wrapping paper can be a tedious task. Bows, ribbon, paper scraps… you want to put every odd and end to good use, but nothing seems to stay in one place!
We’ve searched high and low and […] Continue Reading »
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with dinner and a movie? But this year, give a twist to this old standby date by mixing it up a bit. Choose an exciting new restaurant you’ve been wanting to try instead, or plan a fun picnic (complete with candles, […] Continue Reading »
It has been said that the fastest way to a person’s heart is through their stomach. While we might argue that it’s a wee bit more complicated than that, it’s surely a thoughtful (and tasty!) way to express love and adoration.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we pulled together […] Continue Reading »
It’s the most romantic night of the year—and also the one date you want to be perfect. Whether you’ve been together for four weeks or forever, Valentine’s Day is a great time to celebrate what makes your relationship so wonderful and unique. However… trying to plan a great Valentine’s […] Continue Reading »
You’ve shopped thoughtfully for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, but then comes the time to give it to your friend or loved one. But first, why not give it an extra special touch with a pretty presentation they’ll never forget?
We scoured Pinterest and pulled together some of our super […] Continue Reading »
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we thought we’d share some of our favorite vintage Valentine’s Day cards from the 1940’s, 50’s! Share with your friends to share the love this Valentine’s Day, retro-style!
Puppy Love Vintage Valentine
Just Peekin’ in to say “Hello” on Valentine’s Day!
1940’s Puppy Valentine
I’m sweet on you, […] Continue Reading »
Thoughts from American Greetings Writing Studio Creative Director Rochelle Lulow…
Real Love…Real Life
We’ve been creating Valentine’s Day cards for a long time–and along the way, we’ve seen the words we use to talk about love have changed, too. Today’s romantic relationships are about “real love” and “real life.” Being in […] Continue Reading »
Valentine’s Day is the one day a year dedicated to all things love. But as all of the red and pink hearts and flowers begin to appear, it begs the question–how much do you really know about the history of Valentine’s Day?
Surprisingly, the origins of the holiday are a […] Continue Reading »