Archive for June, 2013


“Stay-cation” for Pets

Lots of folks take time off in summer to travel—just head out to a destination to enjoy relaxing, rewinding, and recharging a few days to a few weeks. But what about pets? Some owners place dogs or cats in a kennel, but others opt to give their pets a “stay-cation” at home by hiring a pet sitter. What should you look for in a pet sitter? References: Has the pet sitter been recommended to you by a trusted friend, family  member, neighbor, veterinarian, or co-worker? If their references consist primarily of people you don’t know, be sure to call former clients on the list and ask about the potential sitter’s Click to Read more…

Summer Camp By the Numbers

June is National Camping Month and the beginning of summer fun for children who attend summer camp or summer day camp during the school holiday. Apart from getting the kids out of Mom and Dad’s hair, summer camp gives children the opportunity to learn skills not taught in school, build social skills with their peers, enjoy physical activity and exercise, and increase confidence and independence – all of which will help later in life with higher education and the job market. With the average child spending 7.5 hours a day engaged with  electronic media like computers and TV, going to summer camp is an opportunity to learn without distractions, get Click to Read more…

Five Fun Facts for Father’s Day

Father’s Day, celebrating fatherhood and paternal bonds, has been officially observed in the United States on the third Sunday in June since President Richard Nixon proclaimed the holiday in 1972. In honor of the men their sons and daughters call “Dad,” here are five fun facts about Father’s Day. The United States has twice as many hardware shops and three times as many sporting goods shops than men’s clothing stores. Yet for the 70.1 million fathers in the U.S., neckties remain the #1 most popular gift (although men themselves would rather receive electronics). Older kids and family members love taking Dad out to dinner or on a special outing like Click to Read more…

National Cancer Survivors Day

June 2 is National Cancer Survivors Day in the United States. Through developments in modern medicine, the odds of surviving cancer have risen, which is good news since each year, more than 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with a form of cance4r. Almost everyone knows someone – a family member, friend, co-worker, or acquaintance – who has undergone cancer treatment. On National Cancer Survivors Day and every day in between, we celebrate those who have fought the disease and are now cancer free. Greeting Card Universe helps you stay in touch by offering  Encouragement and Support For Cancer Patients or  Congratulations/Surviving Cancer cards with positive messages of hope and love. Click to Read more…