Calendar of Events and Holidays
Summer officially begins on June 21, the day of the summer solstice. It's the time of year to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful weather! Not to mention go on vacation. Be sure to keep in touch with friends and family even if you're out of town (or lounging around) by sending one of our cards!
Leaving on a jet plane? Or know someone who is? Send one of our personalized vacation cards to let your friends and family know you're heading out of town, or wish them well on their journey. A journey of 1,000 miles starts with one step... and a card to wish them well!
4th of July
Independence Day is a time for patriotism and picnics across America! It's a day to remember the founding of the nation in 1776 when independence was officially declared, and all the great moments in history that have followed. Celebrate this special day in America's history by sending one of our 4th of July cards!
Nana, Mamie, Mema, PawPaw, Gramps, Grandma, Grandpa - whatever you call them, your grandparents are some of the most special people on the planet. They love you immensely because you are their childrens' children. So this Grandparents' Day, be sure to let them know how much you care. Stop by, drop them a line, or send them a Grandparents' Day card. You know they'll appreciate it!
What's your favorite part about fall? Leaves changing color, crisp feel to the air, pre-holiday calm, or delicious cozy foods? We love them all and bet you do too. So here's a quick and easy guide to get the most out of fall before dreary winter takes over. And get in the spirit by sending one of our autumn cards!
In the Hebrew calendar, the new year begins on Rosh Hashanah, Tishri 1. Rosh Hashanah celebrates the anniversary of the creation of the world and led to 10 days of penance before the feast of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Celebrate this day by sending Rosh Hashanah cards to your Jewish friends and family!
Halloween is a holiday for children and adults alike! True, it's the kids that get to go trick-or-treating and load up on candy, but people of all ages can dress up in scary or funny costumes. And anyone can give out candy to the little trick-or-treaters that ring the doorbell! So get in the spooktakular holiday spirit and send a Halloween card today!
The beginning of Advent signals the start of the Christmas season. It's time to light the first candle on the Advent wreath (or eat the first chocolate in your candy-version Advent calendar). It's also time to get in the Christmas spirit! From baking cookies to spending time with family, this is the period to reflect on what this season means to us. And of course, send Advent cards to the ones we love!
Have you been naughty or nice? St. Nicholas brings presents to those who believe in him, but only if they're nice, not naughty! With or without gifts and treats, this day is special - so send a card and share the sentiment with your friends and family!
The first day of winter is the shortest day of the year. Officially it marks the beginning of cold weather to come, but plenty of us have already started seeing cold weather where we live! Spread some cheer (and avoid the winter blues) by sending a winter card to friends and family!
Hanukkah is the time of year when Jewish families get together and celebrate one of the most important holidays in their faith. Hanukkah has a very strong symbolic meaning for Jewish people because they are celebrating the victory of light over darkness, literally and figuratively. Send a Hanukkah card to your Jewish friends and family!
Christmas, for Christians, is the celebration of the birth of Christ. However, many non-religious people celebrate the holiday as well, as it's come to signify a time of year when friends and family come together and share gifts. Happy Holidays!
New Year's Eve
New Year's Eve is a time to celebrate the old and ring in the new! We wish you a happy and safe New Year's Eve celebration! And before heading out for the festivities, be sure to send a card to your friends and family to wish them well for the new year!
New Year's Day
New Year's Day marks, obviously, the first day of the new year. But it also marks the day of fresh starts and new beginnings. Many resolutions are made for New Year's Day, with the hope that things will change for the better in the new year. Best of luck to you with your resolutions! And be sure to send a New Year's card to your friends and family to wish them well!
Before the official end of the Christmas season, Christians celebrate Epiphany. Falling on the 6th of January (12 days after Christmas), Epiphany marks the day the 3 Magi arrived and gave baby Jesus his gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Celebrate this final holiday of the Christmas season and send one of our Epiphany cards!
The holiday of love, Saint Valentine's Day, falls on February 14th. Cupid shoots his arrows and couples fall in love. Send that special someone a personalized card for Valentine's Day! And if you're single, send a card to your friends because friendship is just as important of a relationship!
Mardi Gras is a popular holiday that marks the last day of Carnival before Ash Wednesday, when the Catholic holy period of Lent starts. It is a day of excess and of partying. It's represented by three colors - purple, yellow, and green. So get your colored beads on and party! And don't forget to send a Mardi Gras card before the festivities begin!
International Women's Day
Celebrate the women in your life on International Women's Day! And be sure not to take for granted how far women's rights have come - and recognize how far they still have to go in some countries. Send a special card to that special woman today!
St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day is the day of green beer and leprechauns! Any excuse for a celebration, right? Maybe leprechauns don't exist but you can try your luck anyway! Spread the luck of the Irish and good cheer with one of our St. Patrick's Day cards!
The sun starts to shine, birds start to sing, and the air feels light - spring is here! Send a fresh spring card to celebrate the season!
April Fool's Day
April Fool's Day is a day full of gags and pranks. If you're quick and clever, you'll be on the "giving" end of the joke, if not you'll be on the "receiving" end, which is normally less fun. Best of luck to you! Want to get in on the pranks? Send one of our April Fool's Day cards to your friends and family!
Palm Sunday is a Christian holiday that always falls on the Sunday before Easter Sunday. This joyous occasion is the celebration of Jesus returning to Jerusalem. It is symbolized by blessed palm fronds, which church members carry into services on Sunday. In places where palm leaves are harder to come by, box, yew, and willow leaves (among others) can be used. Many churches save the branches after the service to be burned and the ashes used in the next year's Ash Wednesday service. If you know someone who celebrates Palm Sunday, send a card!
Passover lasts for 7-8 days (celebrations vary by region) and is one of the most celebrated Jewish holidays. It commemorates the exodus from Egypt of the Jewish people and their liberation from slavery in 1441 BC. After 400 years of enslavement in Egypt, Moses led the Jewish people to freedom. Ten plagues were brought upon the nation, all to convince the Pharaoh to release the Jews. One of these included the death of all firstborns. However, any Jewish home that had been properly marked (thus proclaiming their faith) was "passed over." If any of your friends or family celebrate Passover, send them a Passover card!
The real meaning of Easter might have been somewhat obscured by Easter egg hunts and baskets full of chocolate candy over the years. Whether you prefer to celebrate in a spiritual or secular fashion, we have a wide variety of Easter cards for each sentiment. Personalize your Easter card today!
Cinco de Mayo
The 5th of May, otherwise known to margarita-lovers as Cinco de Mayo, celebrates an important day in Mexican history. But for Americans, it's often an excuse to throw a Mexican-themed party. Before whipping out the taco dip and the sombreros, be sure to kick off the Cinco de Mayo festivities by sending your amigos a Cinco de Mayo card! (Tip: You can also use them as invites to your fiesta!)