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 »
The air is filled with magic as October rolls around each year, and it’s especially magical for kids. Whether kids are in preschool, or high school, classrooms are decorated with Halloween crafts from happy pumpkins and silly witches, to spooky ghosts and creepy monsters.
Books and stories also take on a Halloween […] Continue Reading »
October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month. This can be an incredibly difficult time for many families, but sometimes the most difficult conversations are the most important ones to be had. It can also be hard to find the right words to say to someone in these circumstances, […] Continue Reading »
Welcome October in all its autumnal beauty! From cooler weather and colorful leaves, to a bevy of small holidays, there’s so much to celebrate during this vibrant and beautiful month.
The first week of October brings us Rosh Hashanah (sundown on 10/2), World Teacher’s Day (10/5) , and World Smile Day (10/07). Other notable […] Continue Reading »
Fall is here, and there is something about this season that makes us want to bring out the warmest and kindest versions of ourselves. A really beautiful way to do that is carrying out little random acts of kindness for the people around us. We’ve collected some of our favorite […] Continue Reading »
Inevitably, every summer comes to an end, but every ending is a new beginning, and September comes with so many things to celebrate. An exciting new school year for the little ones in our lives, and even a brand new season, with Autumn making its arrival on the […] Continue Reading »
Celebrating a birthday is special, and sending a greeting card is the perfect way to add your wishes to the day. Once you’ve picked out the card, it’s nice to include your own personal message, too. But do you ever have a hard time figuring out what to write […] Continue Reading »
My dear friend Brittany was turning 28 years young this past September, so I decided to throw her an outdoor rainbow birthday party brunch. We definitely wanted to leverage the lovely weather we were having, but this bright and sunny birthday party theme can work all year ’round! I […] Continue Reading »
Sometimes getting a birthday card is all it takes to turn a bad day into a good day. That’s exactly how Jacob Priestley feels. Jacob is a 13-year-old from Arizona who suffers from mitochondrial disease, a rare life-threatening illness that has weakened every cell in his body.
We’re pulling together […] Continue Reading »