Friday, August 28th

Lice, LIce Baby

Head lice is every parent’s nightmare. Unfortunately, children are often exposed to head lice in classrooms across America. Every year, 6-12 million head lice cases are reported. Getting rid of the parasites is difficult – miss one egg while combing and a hatched female can lay her own brood of eggs, creating another generation. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Association of School Nurses have recommended a new policy which is sweeping through schools across the nation – rather than send a child home immediately, the parents are notified by phone and the child may continue their school day. Greeting Card Universe is itching to offer you Get Click to Read more…

Thursday, August 27th

Camping Out

In 1978, newspapers reported Bigfoot sightings in Hartford County, Maryland according to Robert Chance, an environmental education teacher at a local high school who claimed to have circumstantial evidence and had actually met the crypto-creature. Chance believes Bigfoot is intelligent, fears humans and walks around the Appalachian mountain region, hidden in the thick forests. He faces a great deal of criticism, but has faith that one day, his belief in Bigfoot will be vindicated. If you decide to have a camping party in the woods, you don’t need to worry about Bigfoot crashing the fun when you send unique Kids Birthday Party/Camping Out Invitations. Just order on-line, add the date Click to Read more…

Monday, August 24th

Take Your Best Shot

In 1999, it was reported in Tokyo, Japan that 36 year old Akira Hareruya’s company had gone bankrupt. In an effort to save his business, he roamed the city streets renting boxing gloves for $9 a minute and allowed paying pedestrians to try to hit him as much as they liked. He gave his word to dodge only and not to return the blows. According to Hareruya, boxing is a great stress reliever. He also allows verbal abuse during the boxing session. How much does he earn? $200 a night. Greeting Card Universe helps you offer encouragement to someone in need without donning boxing gloves by offering unique Get Well Click to Read more…

Monday, August 3rd

Design Challenge Winner July 2015

Each month, Greeting Card Universe hosts a Design Challenge for our artist community. Cards may be in any category and are designed around a specific theme. Winners are selected by a panel of judges. Winning cards may also be found at our special Pinterest board or by liking us on Facebook. In June 2015, the winners of the challenge are: First Place: Barbara Schreiber   Second Place: Julia Bryant   Congratulations to our winners and thanks to all artists who participated

Wednesday, July 29th

The Smoking Solution

In Goslar, Lower Saxony, a region of Germany, owner of the Maltermeister Turm restaurant, Michael Windisch, came up with an ingenious solution to the government’s indoor cigarette smoking ban in 2008. He drilled three large holes in an outer wall so a smoker could stick their head and hands (and cigarette) through to the outside without the smoker having to leave the restaurant, enabling him or her to stay dry and/or warm in inclement weather. If you know someone who is trying to quit smoking, send them some encouragement with a unique Congratulations – Quitting Smoking card from Greeting Card Universe. It couldn’t be easier! Just order on-line, add your personal message and we’ll Click to Read more…

Monday, July 27th

Bye, Bye Birdie!

In 1997, it was reported that Daniel Lima of New Britain, Connecticut, filed a $15,000 lawsuit against the Minnichaug Golf Course because he’d been hit by a golf ball while playing on the course. One thing to note: the misdirected golf ball was his own. He hit his ball down the fairway with his driver, where it hit a flag, ricocheted and struck him square in the face. Know someone who’s crazy about golf? Get a unique Golf Themed Birthday Card from Greeting Card Universe, where it’s easy to send a smile. Just order on-line, add your personal message and we’ll put it in the mail the next business day. Click to Read more…

Monday, July 20th

Dancing Without the Stars

Nemaha, Iowa is a truly small community (population 112, mostly farmers). In 2000, it was reported that some of the residents enjoy square dancing with a twist: they allemande left and promenade while seated on tractors. The dancers execute their movements on the farming machines with delicate precision and timing. Only one little problem exists: all the square dancers are men. As an acceptable solution, half of the performers don the typical calico skirts worn by female square dancers. Why? Because they consider cross-dressing preferable to overtly dancing with another man. When you need to tell someone “great job!” after a successful dance or ballet performance, GCU has the perfect Click to Read more…

Sunday, July 12th

The Princess Who Became a Nun

Princess Ileana, daughter of King Ferdinand and Queen Marie of Romania, great granddaughter of Queen Victoria of England and Tsar Alexander II of Russia, once went with her mother during World War I, helping wounded Romanian soldiers in hospitals. By the time her parents died and war broke out afresh in Europe during World War II, the princess was married to an Austrian archduke and had given him six children. When her brother, the king of Romania, abdicated at the insistence of Communists in 1947 Ileana (who had moved back to her home country with her children in fear of the Nazi regime) and the royal family were exiled and Click to Read more…

Monday, July 6th

Design Challenge Winner: June 2015

Each month, Greeting Card Universe hosts a Design Challenge for our artist community. Cards may be in any category and are designed around a specific theme. Winners are selected by a panel of judges. Winning cards may also be found at our special Pinterest board or by liking us on Facebook. In June 2015, the winners of the challenge are: First Place: Barbara Schreiber Second Place: Liz Van Steenburgh   Congratulations to our winners and thanks to all artists who participated!

Sunday, June 28th

5 Things You Didn’t Know About America’s Birthday

July 4 is celebrated as Independence Day in America, a time of parades, fireworks and barbecues, when patriotic citizens recall the freedom won from Great Britain by the thirteen colonies in 1776. Here are 5 things you may not know about the United States of America’s birthday: The very first proto-Independence Day celebrations took place in 1776, the same year the Continental Congress declared the colonies’ freedom. Mock funerals were held for the English monarch George III, along with the first public readings of the Declaration of Independence. Nine of the original colonies voted to adopt the Declaration of Independence. Voting no were South Carolina and Pennsylvania, New York abstained Click to Read more…

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