A letter from Kathy Davis: Thanksgiving every day (11.21.13)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

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

Halloween Inspiration Board (10.21.13)

October 21, 2013

Halloween Inspiration Board

View our Halloween ecards

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!

Happy Birthday, August Babies! – (8.18.13)

August 18, 2013

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!

Congratulations Mood Board (Wednesday, 7.24.13)

July 24, 2013

You Did It–Congratulations!

Congratulations Mood Board from stayinspired365.com

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

Hoppy Birthday Mood Board (7.10.13)

July 10, 2013

Jump for Birthday Joy!

Summer Birthday Mood Board from stayinspired365.com

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

Forgiveness Day (Wednesday, 6.26.13)

June 26, 2013

Forgiveness Day

Forgiveness Day Mood Board from StayInspired365.com

 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

Father’s Day Mood Board (Wednesday, 6.12.13)

June 13, 2013

Dad Strong!

Funny Father's Day mood board from StayInspired365.com

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

Memorial Day Weekend is Here (Wednesday, 5.22.13)

May 22, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend is Here!

Memorial Day mood board from StayInspired365.com

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

New Kathy Davis Card Assortment (Thursday, 5.16.13)

May 16, 2013

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

Mother’s Day Mood Board (Wednesday, 5.8.13)

May 8, 2013

Mother’s Day-Make a Day of It!

Mother's Day Mood Board from StayInspired365.com

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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