Archive for August, 2014


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…

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…

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…

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…

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…