If Valentine’s Day seems to be sneaking up on you, you’re not alone. The holiday is fast approaching, and it can be hard to stay organized when there’s a lot to be done – treats to make for class parties, finding valentines for your kids to exchange with friends, […] Continue Reading »
It’s February–home to one of the sweetest holidays of all—Valentine’s Day!
To keep your New Year going in the right direction, we thought we’d create a wallpaper to remind you of all the new opportunities and experiences that await you in 2017. You can download this free, beautiful background on […] Continue Reading »
Valentine’s Day is coming up on Tuesday, February 14th and to celebrate, we created this free printable Valentine’s Day quote just for you! This free printable artwork is perfect to frame and give as a thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift or display in your home as holiday decor–and a lovely reminder […] Continue Reading »
February is here, and if you’ve walked around any store, or browsed any website recently, you know Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! But beyond Valentine’s Day, there are several other fun holidays celebrated throughout the month. We’ve created a Free, Printable February Calendar for you to print […] 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 »
The holidays are behind us and the novelty of our New Year’s resolutions is starting to fade. Instead of getting back into our usual routines, we need to remember that the changing of the calendar from one year to the next should inspire us to take on new challenges […] Continue Reading »
Would you like to add a little extra flair to your wrapped present, but don’t have a lot of time or extra budget? If so, we have a solution for you! Adding a statement piece that’s truly unique to your gift doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Here […] Continue Reading »
Don’t know how to tie a bow? No problem!
Creating a full and pretty bow to add to a gift can feel like a big challenge for the average person. But don’t worry! Here at American Greetings, we came up with an easy bow hack using a common household item […] Continue Reading »
Christmas is just around the corner. And as some kids are asking Santa for the newest toy to leave under the tree, one little 9-year-old girl is asking for something else… Christmas cards! Hailey was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2014 and is currently receiving chemotherapy treatments. This […] Continue Reading »
You may have sung this holiday carol since childhood and, to this day, still have no idea what wassail, or wassailing is. Coming from the Anglo-Saxon waes hael , the word literally means ‘be you healthy’ or ‘good health’ and was first used as a simple greeting before being […] Continue Reading »
Have you ever stopped to wonder, “Wait, what exactly is figgy pudding?!” We’re here to explain, and we have a yummy Figgy Pudding Recipe for you!
Dating back to at least the 16th century, figgy pudding (a dense, moist, cakelike dessert also called “plum pudding” or “Christmas pudding”) was part of […] Continue Reading »
They’re tender. Sweet. Aromatic. Buttery. And simply delicious. So if visions of roasted chestnuts (rather than sugar plums) are dancing in your head, it’s time to learn how to roast chestnuts at home!
But…you probably don’t want to do it over an open fire (unless you really insist). Rather, in […] Continue Reading »
December is here, lights are going up, presents are getting wrapped, and the Christmas countdown has officially begun. As holiday spirits continues to rise, why not share the fun with your friends, neighbors, and co-workers?!? We’re talking about Elfing!
Not sure how to play? Here’s a simple breakdown:
You can start […] Continue Reading »
These tips come to you from American Greetings Christmas Card Editor, Courtney Rabideau…
To me, Christmas is about moments. In one of my favorites from my childhood, I am seven, and my parents have just given me the Christmas present of my dreams – an oak bookcase. The picture of […] Continue Reading »
November is here, ushering in a beautiful season filled with crisp temperatures, family gatherings and gratitude galore! And with so many special occasions on the horizon for the holiday season, there’s much to celebrate.
November holidays bring us many opportunities to pause and to express feelings of gratitude and kindness, […] Continue Reading »