Fab Father’s Day Gift Ideas

 

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Sunday, June 16 is just around the corner, so plan now for great ways to make your dad a star on his special day! Here are some gift ideas that are sure to make him smile…

•Gear Up and Get Outdoors! Make the most of warmer temperatures and surprise dad with a hike or a few fun hours of fishing with the family! Bring a picnic basket filled with dad’s favorite snacks!

•Sports, of Course! Sweet summer days can’t be beat when they feature a trip to the ballpark and an afternoon of popcorn, peanuts and the all-American hotdog! Present dad with baseball tickets wrapped up with a home-team cap and some slick sunglasses to get him into the spirit of the season. Or if it’s golf he loves, treat him to a round with a friend at his favorite course.

•Photo Op! Show dad how much you care with a fun family snapshot! Personalize the frame with words describing all his great qualities. Or, make a card from a retro photo!

•A Day Off! Show your love with some sweat equity! Surprise dad by cutting the lawn or moving some mulch. Or, wash his car and clean and organize the garage.

•Techno Smart. From remote holders to the latest TV, there are enough great gadgets and gizmos to make dad’s head spin! Simplify his workweek with a cutting-edge alarm clock or an organizational “APP” for his mobile phone.

•Get Grilling. Steaks for dinner, bacon for breakfast. Make a meal to remember! Serve it up on festive napkins and plates—or design some placemats with drawings and fun facts about dad!

•Musical Memories. Create some CDs of dad’s favorite songs for road trips or just relaxing around the house. Tie them up with ribbons and deliver with a special note.

Plug in with Power Tools! Always a winner, add a spark to his workbench with a gift card to the local hardware or appliance store.

No matter how you wish your dad a happy Father’s Day, take time to say how much you care! American Greetings salutes dads everywhere!

Don’t forget that you can make a personalized Father’s Day card on our sister site, Cardstore.com!

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Vintage Valentines

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and it just may have you thinking about love. We’ve been coming up with different ways to say “I love you,” since what seems like the beginning of time – which got us thinking about all the ways we’ve seen love expressed in greeting cards throughout history. So we did a little digging and found some amazing cards dating all the way back to the 40s. We also came across cards from the 50s and 60s. From elaborate cut-out designs to retro and adorable characters – styles and language may have changed, but one thing always remains…the love!

This blog post features one design from the 40’s, but we thought it would be fun to display more of what we found on our Pinterest page where you can see all the designs on a special board titled, Vintage Valentine’s Day.”  Didn’t know we had a Pinterest page? Well, now you do and it’s the perfect place to visit to see our newest cards, birthday party theme ideas, special projects and all our blog moodboards!

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