“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.
Well, Hanukkah is over, it’s only a few days away from Christmas and Kwanzaa – so it’s too late to get the cards out for those, but it’s not too late to send out New Year’s greetings for your business. New Year’s greeting cards are great way to connect with your customers or potential customers and let them know that they are appreciated as the new year rolls in.
Not sure what to write in a New Year’s greeting card? Well, you’re in luck! In this post I am sharing quotes and other sayings that you can write in your greeting cards. If you use Totally Awesome Cards, you can add these quotes or sayings and if the cards on their way today!
Thanksgiving is almost here. Many are busily preparing for the meals they will be making, while thinking about spending time with the guests that have been invited. There is something else on the minds of many, which happens for many on the day after Thanksgiving – putting up the holiday decorations in their homes. If you are a business owner, there is another thing that you need to be thinking about at this time of year:
Sending Greeting Cards to Your Customers
Wave so long to October and say hello to November – it is here already! What a wonderful month to enjoy. Cool weather, beautifully vivid colors all around, and the holidays are just around the corner. Take some time this November, the month of thanksgiving in the US, to show those you care about that you are thankful for them!
Here are some other observances and holidays that you might want to recognize by sending a card or postcard to those around you. Some are fun, some are serious, but all are great occasions for Totally Awesome Cards!
Each month seems to fly by lately – I hope you are making the best use of each one of yours. October is almost here already – along with its usual holiday celebrations like Halloween, Columbus Day, and Fire Safety Week. Instead of sharing more about these well-known holidays, I tracked down a few “different” holidays that might be the perfect occasion for you to send a card with Totally Awesome Cards this October. There are some sayings or quotes under each special day – some of the quotes are well-known and others are not – but each one could be used in special cards to send out to those you care about. As you send cards this month, take some time to personalize them before you send them because it can bring an even brighter smile to the faces of those who receive them. Have fun and happy card sending!
Earlier this month, I posted this quote on Facebook:
~ Surround yourself with people who know your worth.
You don’t need too many people to be happy,
just a few real ones who appreciate you for exactly who you are.
This mindset is part of why I choose to SHOW those I appreciate that they are important to me. I feel that I need to express to them, in some way, that I am glad to have them in my life and that the person they are and things they do are cherished.