Thursday, July 17th

Christmas in July for Troops Overseas

It’s the height of summer and Christmas is still months away. However, a deployed soldier, sailor, airman or Marine is still in need of home comforts and the small necessities and treats that make life in a war zone a little easier as well as reminding them of their loved ones at home. Why wait until Christmas when you can send a “Christmas in July” package? Get friends and family involved, too.  Some of the most requested items are: Powdered energy drink mixes & energy bars Individual servings of condiments (ketchup, mustard, relish, hot sauce) Travel size toiletries Foot care items Batteries And here are more suggestions for What to Click to Read more…

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Friday, July 11th

Armed Forces “Birthdays”

Each branch of the US Armed Forces celebrates a birthday each year, typically on the anniversary date of their founding by Congress. The occasion may include a traditional Birthday Ball or other celebrations by military personnel, service men and women, veterans, patriots, and their families and friends. The US Army was founded in 1775 on June 14 and celebrates its anniversary annually on this date. The US Navy celebrates its founding  in 1775 on October 13. The US Marine Corps celebrates its 1775 founding on November 10 with a Birthday Ball. The US Air Force celebrates its 1947 founding on September 18 when it became a separate branch from the Army Click to Read more…

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Wednesday, July 2nd

Welcome Home From Boot Camp

“Boot camp” is a time when military recruits receive basic training and an introduction to life in the Armed Forces. Each branch of the U.S. military maintains and operates their own training facilities. How long boot camp lasts differs with each branch, but can be from 8 weeks to 12 weeks long. If you’re a U.S. military recruit and looking for tips, check out How to Survive Boot Camp. At the end of basic training and before their first deployment, a new military member typically receives leave (vacation). Many choose to return home to spend time with their family and friends. Greeting Card Universe knows you miss your loved ones Click to Read more…

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Wednesday, June 25th

College/University Acceptance Congratulations

Graduating students who plan to go to college or seek further education in Medical or other schools begin making their applications as soon as possible. While it’s easy to search for information on colleges on the Internet, finding the right college can still be a difficult decision to make. Here are some guides to help: College Search Step by Step Students can search by category and get answers and advice. 10 Steps to Picking the Right College Common sense advice for those about to begin their search. 15 Mistakes to Avoid in Choosing Your College Following this guideline will alleviate some of the stresses involved. Since the costs associated with Click to Read more…

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Wednesday, June 18th

Technical School or College?

It’s a decision faced by many young people who are graduating high school and seeking to further their education – should I attend a technical school or college? While a college education typically offers more income potential in the long run, there can be drawbacks that may outweigh the benefits. To help figure out the answer, answer these questions: Are you prepared to sacrifice a minimum of four years of your working life to obtain a bachelor’s degree (more time and costs for a Master’s degree or Ph.D.)? According to the National Center for Education Statistics, only 59% of students seeking a bachelor’s degree successfully graduate within 6 years. Are Click to Read more…

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Tuesday, June 10th

Graduating with Honors

Whether a student makes the Dean’s List, the Honor Roll, or is the Class Valedictorian, graduating with honors is the result of putting in the work and the effort in their studies to reach greatness. Such acknowledgements are always well deserved. Honor Roll high school students usually have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher. List criteria may vary from school to school. Membership in the National Honor Society is another worthy achievement. The Class Valedictorian is chosen by the high school administrators from the student population. Schools have different criteria for how the choice is made and some choose more than one.  The Class Valedictorian gives the Click to Read more…

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Wednesday, June 4th

LGBT Pride Month: Coming Out

June is National Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, chosen to commemorate the Stonewall riots in Manhattan, NY in 1969 which began the Gay Rights movement in the U.S. Coming out—short for “coming out of the closet”—is a life changing event for many LGBT persons. There are reasons someone might choose to keep their private life to themselves, including not feeling safe or fear of rejection. For many, coming out to family and friends means having the freedom to no longer hide an essential part of who you are. Greeting Card Universe offers one of a kind  Coming Out Cards to the LGBT community to celebrate those individuals who Click to Read more…

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Monday, May 26th

Thanks to a Teacher

Considering everything teachers do on a daily basis to educate, nurture and inspire their students, there’s is no better time than now to express gratitude and thankfulness.  Teachers are role models who change lives for the better and help students achieve their full potential. Everything we are, we owe in some part to our teachers. Give something back to the person who gave so much to you or your child. Don’t wait for a special holiday – every day is a good time to send a teacher your appreciation. Greeting Card Universe offers one of a kind Teacher Thank You cards to send to an educator who has touched lives Click to Read more…

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Wednesday, May 14th

Teacher of the Year

At the local level, most schools reward outstanding educators with an annual Teacher of the Year Award. There is also Teacher of the Year recognition at the county and state levels. The National Teacher of the Year program has been ongoing since 1952. Those teachers chosen as state teacher of the year make up the pool of eligible candidates from the 50 U.S. states plus U.S. territories. The prestigious professional award is given by the President of the United States. If you know a teacher who has received an award at any level, send your best wishes with a Congratulations – Teacher of the Year card. Choose from more than Click to Read more…

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Wednesday, May 7th

Happy Mother’s Day … for Your Teacher

A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils.” —Ever Garrison Mother’s Day (in 2014, that’s May 11) isn’t just for moms anymore. A motherly loved one, such as a grandmother, aunt, or sister-in-law, is often honored, as are those who act as mentors to children – “other mothers” like teachers. Teachers often go above and beyond their basic duties to help students learn. They are instrumental in creating the future by teaching children the things they need to grow, not only as good students, but as good people. Teachers don’t just furnish an education—they equip children for life. Show a teachers Click to Read more…

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