“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” ~Washington Irving
One might wonder if anyone anticipated the importance the day would gain when Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day an official day of celebration in the United States in 1914. The official Mother’s Day as most people know it originated with Anna Jarvis to recognize the sacrifices of her mother and all other mothers. But a day honoring mothers is not unique to the United States.
Around the world, a day to honor mothers typically falls between March and May. However, each month at least one country observes a day for mothers. And many of these celebrations have a long history. In the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe, a similar day was the Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.” In some places it eventually merged with the American Mother’s Day celebrated in May, but in others it is still celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent. In Thailand Mother’s Day is now celebrated in August. In Ethiopia families gather in the fall for Antrosht, a multi-day celebration honoring motherhood.
No matter when or how it is celebrated, what is important about this day is its purpose: to recognize the caring, nurturing, supportive, sacrificial love of mothers. As you celebrate Mother’s Day this year, remember that it is a day not only to honor your own mother but also to honor any woman who has exemplified those wonderful qualities of a mother in your life.
Millions of men and women suffer from the BLUES during the Holidays!
Here are some fun ideas for beating the blues.
It’s that time of year again. Many people enjoy celebrating the holidays during this time of year, but for many it’s a time of depression and anxiety, fear and isolation. There are many possible reasons why the holidays seem to create a feeling of the BLUES but the GREAT news is that there are ways to change the emotions that don’t feel so good. You are holding in your hand the most valuable tool you will every own, in transforming your feeling of having the blues into a feeling of gratitude and joy. Good tidings of comfort and joy! May they surround you this Holiday.
In a Season Materialized – Let’s go back to the basics.
When you were a child, did you have fun at Christmas, baking cookies for Santa and eagerly awaiting the sunrise Christmas morning when you could rush to the tree to see what gifts awaited you? That is a fantastic memory that can be brought back to life if you are ever feeling blue. Just think about finding the one thing you wanted so much appearing in your life. The “BLUES” are often caused by many things but one thing is for sure, they can be transformed into JOY if you will allow.
Sharing of YOU is also a great way to feel better. Here are some ideas for sharing of yourself during the holiday season:
- Get Creative – Get out the glue and poster board and make your own Holiday Wish List, the tack it to the wall so you can see it every day.
- Send a Card – One of the best ways to reach out to those you love is to send a greeting card with all of the sweetness you can fill into the pages.
- Fruit Baskets – This is not only a health alternative to candy, but will surely make someone smile.
Did you know that smiles are always given back? If you smile today, you will receive love in return. It is our sincere hope that this blog post has helped you to feel better about the holidays when it really is a time to celebrate everything that is good in the world. Every breath we are given is a gift from above, and one to be cherished.
Happy Holidays from Our Family to Yours!
Are you a business owner with a flat marketing campaign that you just can’t seem to get moving and shaking? Do you really want to market from and to the heartspace to create a personalized experience for your customers? Let’s look back at the concept of marketing to see just where we have been and where we are going in the future. Going into the “Way Back” machine do you remember the old Coca-Cola commercials where a group of people were holding candles and singing “I’d like to teach the world to sing”, or the “Ancient Chinese Secret” detergent commercial?
♥It’s Never Too Late for Heart Space Marketing!♥
These brands used marketing techniques such as television advertisements & billboards to create a brand awareness. Marketing this way reaches the masses, but doesn’t really create a sense of personalization and warmth. Today in the busy marketing environment we are blessed with, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest dominate the social media world. Yes! Social Media is a great way to connect, but when your intention is to make money, you must always look at new and exciting ways to market your concepts.
SendOutCards is a unique way to customize and personalize the marketing experience for the ones who matter the most to the success of your businesss – your customers, clients, vendors and even employees. In relation to marketing, having a greeting card campaign builds solid rapport with your prospects and clients.
As a busy business owner and decision maker, you must always be ready to explore new ways to spread the message about the products your company offers, the value they bring to the table, and increasing profit by creating return customers. Using traditional marketing methods of the past can be very expensive. On the same token, thinking about how future advancements are going to affect your company bottom line can be overwhelming. Sending out greeting cards along with your business contact information is a great idea of marketing at the heart level.
In times past, when you were ill or recovering from surgery, it was common for your friends and relatives to pay you a “get well” visit in person, often bringing you a meal or helping you around the house. This was during a time when family members were located in closer proximity to one another and the people in your neighborhood were likely relatives or close family friends.
Although, times have changed quite a bit, families are sometimes separated by long distances, and there are probably two or three neighbors on your street you have never even met… that does not mean you cannot share the same “get well” sentiments that were shared long ago.
Birthdays, Businesses, and Friendships – just a few of the many things we acknowledge each month. Totally Awesome Cards makes it easy to: never forget a birthday, send a business greeting, or reach out to a friend that is struggling. You can be thoughtful in so many new ways with the tools that Totally Awesome Cards provides. To make it even easier, there’s an app for that!
I encourage you to take some time to visit Totally Awesome Cards today, if you haven’t done so already. If you have already experienced the great tools there, I urge you to go back, visit, and send some cards out today! To help you get started on your campaign of thoughtfulness (or to start back up again), here are some quotes and sayings you can use to further personalize the cards you create. Make special memories and share with those you care about TODAY!
Last time I checked, it was summer, but now we are halfway into September already! The first day of fall, and then October will be here before we know it. Its almost unbelievable!
To get in the Fall Frame of Mind, I wanted to share some quotes and sayings that you can use as personal messages when you send out any greeting cards this month. Totally Awesome Cards has some great ways to customize these messages – with a variety of font and color choices – so your card can be as personal as if you wrote it inside the card yourself.