Wednesday, August 27th

Saying Thanks to a Teacher

Teachers work long hours preparing lessons for their students, grading tests and papers, taking care of necessary administrative tasks, and all the other work that goes above and beyond their job description, often including using their own money to purchase classroom supplies. During Teacher Appreciation Week (taking place annually on the first full week in May) we express our thanks to the awesome men and women who teach and care for our childen. We also send Teacher Thank You cards to show our gratitude. But what if you’d like to send a teacher a litlte somethign more in addition to a card? Wonderful gifts for teachers include: School supplies (grade Click to Read more…

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Tuesday, August 19th

Back To School For Teachers

Teachers will also begin a new school year in late August or September and need to make lesson plans and get ther classrooms ready for their students. Teachers also need supplies like chalk, ballpoint pens, rubber bands, paper clips, markers—all the little things necessary to help their classes, their students, and themselves run smoothly and with minimum fuss. The first day of school is perhaps the most challenging as teachers learn about their new students and their needs. To ease the stress, some teachers print “Welcome” brochures for students, plan a fun scavenger hunt for the class,  help students make name plates, and other activities. Greeting Card Universe respects those Click to Read more…

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Tuesday, August 12th

Are Greeting Cards Still Relevant in the Social Media Age?

We just don’t really send cards like we used to. Nowadays, if we want to get in touch with someone, we send a text, an email or a message via Facebook or one of the many social networking sites. Although the message gets to the intended recipient, if you really wish to make an impact on someone else, it’s best to rethink your strategy. In a 2013 study conducted by the Royal Mail Group and UK-based market research firm YouGov, mothers were asked what type of gift they would like to receive on Mother’s Day. Choices included a day at the spa, going out for tea at the Ritz, being Click to Read more…

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Tuesday, August 12th

First Day of Kindergarten

The very first day of kindergarten is busy and stressful for parents and children alike. Students need to learn the rules of the classroom and how to behave with their new classmates. Preparing children for school keeps parents on their toes with all the little details like remembering to put the child’s name inside the lunchbox and making sure they understand how they’re getting home from school. Remember, practice makes perfect. Children who’ve never been in a structured environment like a school may not even know how to get in line. If you know a child about to take that first big step into school, encourage them with a First Click to Read more…

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Monday, August 4th

Getting Back in the (School) Groove

In the United States, the date of the first day of school depends on the state/district the student resides in. For many, summer vacation ends on the day after Labor Day, but other children begin their new school year as early as mid-August. A new school year typically means a new grade level, new books and supplies, new teachers and new friends – sometimes even a new school. The first day of school can be an anxious time, especially for children just beginning this new phase in their lives. Listening to their fears and concerns and offering encouragement, planning a routine, and taking a tour of the school are a few Click to Read more…

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Monday, July 28th

National Thinking You Week – September 22-28, 2014

Ever wondered what your old school friends are up to? What about that favorite aunt who you haven’t spoken to simply because you’ve been too busy? This year, there is a reason and a special time to make the effort to reach out. Take advantage of the newly created National Thinking of You Week and get back in touch with the wonderful people in your life. National Thinking of You Week was created by the Greeting Card Association (GCA) and is scheduled to be held the week of September 22 through September 28, 2014. It is intended to be a week where we reach out to each other, spreading cheer Click to Read more…

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Thursday, July 24th

Tying the Knot: Military Style

Men and women serving in the US Armed Forces often opt for a military wedding, making the pomp and ceremony of a marriage ceremony more spectacular with national pride and respect for tradition. Dress uniforms, the wedding chapel on base or a military academy, white gloves, and honor guards with swords, rifles or sabers … these elements create incredible, unforgettable memories that will be cherished for many years to come. Greeting Card Universe knows how much friends and family want to celebrate a military bride and groom’s special day with Congratulations – Military Wedding cards in select patriotic themes. We also offer unique Military Wedding Bridal Party Invitations designed especially Click to Read more…

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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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