Archive for May, 2016


Memorial Day

Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day, is a day to commemorate the men and women who have died in the military service of the United States. Observed on the last Monday in May, it is traditional to fly the flag at half-staff from dawn until noon on Memorial Day. Many families visit cemeteries and place flags on the graves of loved ones who died in the service of their country. Other typical Memorial Day observances include a parade with the American Legion color guard, veterans and their families, local politicians, and local community members. Memorial Day is recognized as a federal holiday, and all non-essential government offices are closed. Click to Read more…

International Tiara Day — May 24

  Every woman deserves a tiara. It reminds those around us that we are special, empowered, and intelligent, and we are to be treated accordingly. Bowing to us isn’t always necessary, but a “Yes, of course, your Majesty” occasionally would be nice! International Tiara Day is celebrated May 24, Queen Victoria’s birthday. You can celebrate International Tiara Day by, certainly, wearing a tiara, and maybe having a tea for friends and family. A tea dress isn’t necessary, but it would be fun to dress up a little bit. And you and your friends will, of course, want to wear your tiaras to your tea. Tea is served between lunch and Click to Read more…

Barbara Schreiber — April Challenge Winner

Barbara Schreiber, Greeting Card Universe April Challenge winner What awards or contests have you won outside of GCU? I’ve never entered anything anywhere outside of GCU as I never had the time or the ambition and am too lazy …. What are your 3 favorite cards in your storefront? My favorite design is always the one I’m currently working on. Please list any of your professional social media sites: I’ve got two blogs, but never find the time to post something. http://barbara-schreiber.blogspot.de/ http://etoilesandfernweh.blogspot.de/ What was your inspiration for your winning card?  Please walk us through the process of how this card went from an idea to a greeting card. I Click to Read more…

National Limerick Day

National Limerick Day is observed on May 12, the birthday of English author and poet Edward Lear, who popularized limericks in his book “Book of Nonsense”, published in 1846. Lear’s book http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=982 is available as a free download from Project Gutenberg. A limerick is a 5-line poem with a rhyming pattern of AABBA, with the first, second, and fifth lines having 7-9 syllables, and the third and fourth lines having 5-7. Limericks were originally written as nursery rhymes and then moved into the pubs and became a more adult, bawdy form of entertainment. Whether intended for children or adults, though, all limericks are nonsense and humorous. Of unknown origins is Click to Read more…

National Lost Sock Memorial Day – May 9

Into what dark abyss do lost sock go? Or are they off at a mismatched sock party, laughing at us for continuing our search for them? It is a mystery as old as time — or, at least, as old as socks. Searching under beds or bureaus, inside pant legs, or in the toy box will bring some of these wayward socks to light, but still, there are those stubbornly AWOL socks. So we put the mate into a drawer and hope for the best. After all, the last time we threw away the mate to a lost sock, lo and behold, the lost sock came back. National Lost Sock Click to Read more…