Sweet Cards for Sweetest Day

Sweet Cards for Sweetest Day

October 9, 2012 |  by Katherine Santer  |  Discounts & Deals  |  No Comments

Start this fall off sweetly by sending something special to those you love!

The American holiday Sweetest Day is often considered similar to Valentine’s Day, but did you know it was actually created as a day to recognize the needy, orphaned, and sick?

We definitely love the idea of recognizing your sweetheart, and anyone else you love, on this special day; we also encourage remembering those who may need a little uplifting or get-well wishes. There’s nothing sweeter than knowing you’re cared for and loved, and with Jack Cards, it’s easy to treat someone with these sweet cards:

Cards for Sweetest Day

For an extra sweet deal, save 20% through October 15, 2012 (use the code SWEET20 at checkout) and use the code SHIPFREE-50 at checkout and receive FREE shipping when you spend $50 or more.

Celebrate World Gratitude Day With A Handwritten Thank You Card

Celebrate World Gratitude Day With A Handwritten Thank You Card

September 21, 2012 |  by Katherine Santer  |  Your Words  |  No Comments

Today is World Gratitude Day, a globally unifying holiday organized by the United Nations Meditation Group in 1977 as “a holiday for all peoples, a day of meditation for all religions, a day of celebration for all humanity….”

At Jack Cards, we believe that one of the best ways to express gratitude is to “connect thoughtfully” with your community. To celebrate World Gratitude Day, why not send a personally handwritten thank you card to those who deserve your gratitude.

We often miss sending a thank you card only because we’re rushed and busy, or because we’re not sure what to write. But as a Jack Cards member, you no longer have an excuse! Simply select cards for each individual and occasion in My Planner, or browse our collection of thank you cards and add cards to your shopping cart. Click on ‘Personalize Card’ in your shopping cart to select stamps, addresses, and when you’d like to receive each card.

For tips on how to write a thank you card, click here.

The following are some of our favorite picks for a surprise note of thanks:

To saying thanks!

Oh Lorraine

Oh Lorraine

Thank you to everyone who suggested inside messages for our recent card design contest. We could have selected any one of the suggestions, they were all perfect!

We reluctantly narrowed the suggestions down to three, and then one. The winning inside message is by design blogger Victoria Smith (of the fabulous sfgirlbybay.com).

Winning Inside Message:

Wanting to feel a little sexier, Lorraine decides to forgo her glasses, leaving Bob and Bob Junior to write these birthday wishes.

Do you agree with our pick? Leave a comment on our Facebook wall, or head over to Jack Cards to buy a few of our gorgeous new birthday cards designed by Danielle Krysa of The Jealous Curator.

Thank you Danielle and Victoria for your design awesomeness!

Earth Day: Gifts for Mom and Mother Nature

Earth Day: Gifts for Mom and Mother Nature

April 22, 2012 |  by Katherine Santer  |  Card of the Day, Features, Gift Ideas  |  No Comments

The Mother Nature Network, the “green CNN”, recently put together seven gift ideas that are perfect for women who are “modern, inquisitive and eco-conscious”. We thought they’d also be perfect as unique and thoughtful gifts for eco-conscious moms on Mother’s Day.

Their first eco-friendly gift idea is “Note Cards”. As Chuck Leavell, founder of the Mother Nature Network, recently said on Bloomberg TV, paper is an organic material and a renewable resource which encourages the planting of trees. Read More

Why You’ll Love Setting up Your Jack Cards Planner

“The simplest of answers is to act.” ~ Anonymous

Take 15 minutes now to set up your Planner and free your mind from any guilt for not sending a greeting on time for an important occasion.

Why you will love setting up your Jack Cards Planner:

Simple Layout: Manage all of Your Contacts & Greetings in One Place

Keep your birthdays, address book and greetings in one place: it’s as simple as adding or importing your contact list, updating their addresses and birthdays, and selecting cards for each date.

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Don't Agonize, Organize

Don’t Agonize, Organize

“If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time.” ~ Billy Joel

Rather than focus on resolutions for the New Year, like eat less and exercise more, why not focus on goals and organize your time around these goals? It’s not easy to navigate the constant balancing act of our hectic fast-paced lives, but becoming more organized, and living life with purpose, is a sure way to feel less scattered and congested. The following are some simple, actionable steps to help make sure you live the life that you want to live.

Step One: Reflection

“We are, in fact, the sum total of our choices.” ~ Woody Allen

What is your doing/reflection ratio? Read More

31 Questions for The New Year...and A New You

31 Questions for The New Year…and A New You

January 3, 2012 |  by Melissa Kranzo  |  Features, Your Words  |  2 Comments

At the end of each year, I like to think back, reflecting on what I’ve learned, experienced, and enjoyed throughout the past year – and then to consider how these experiences can help prepare me for the year ahead.

For years I’ve done this by answering the same list of questions, saving each year’s version in a “Yearly Reflections” file. Each year I pull up last year’s version and edit it, reading over my previous answers before replacing them with new ones. It’s extremely eye opening to look back through the years. Sometimes I see very different answers to the exact same questions; sometimes the answers are pretty much the same, from them emerging a similar pattern in my life that I would otherwise be unaware of.

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What is Diwali?

What is Diwali?

October 26, 2011 |  by Katherine Santer  |  Holiday Planning  |  No Comments

Every end-of-year holiday, from Halloween to Kwanzaa, Diwali, Hanukkah and Christmas, has a rich, colorful and long tradition of celebrating gratitude, sacrifice, inspiration, community, and enlightenment. Given that we spend so much time and effort on Holiday celebrations, we decided to take a look at their origins and understand why we celebrate them.

Here’s a summary of what we found about Diwali…(find out about other holidays here.)

We’d love to hear your holiday celebration stories, leave a comment below!

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Fall Savings - Send Warm Thoughts to the People You Love

Fall Savings – Send Warm Thoughts to the People You Love

September 27, 2011 |  by Katherine Santer  |  Discounts & Deals  |  No Comments

Things may not be looking great in the economy or around the world, but one sure way to boost your happiness is to send warm thoughts or a little humor to your loved ones wherever they may be.

There are many occasions for which a card can make all the difference:

1) Did your friend just announce she’s pregnant, getting married or the arrival of her first-born? We have plenty of ‘baby congratulations‘, ‘engagement congratulations‘ and ‘eating for two‘ cards to celebrate the news.

2) Is a former colleague or a friend of the family retiring? Congratulate them on their awesome achievement, and wish them luck as they embark on new adventures.

3) Did you miss a few date nights over the summer with all the ‘busyness’ of family get-togethers, vacation planning and making sure the family was happy while on vacation? Surprise your partner with an ‘I Miss You‘ or an ‘I Love You‘ card in the mailbox just for them.

4) Did a friend get married or move into a new home over the summer? Send your congratulations to the newly-moved-in or newlyweds.

To help you select the perfect cards, we’ve added hundreds of new designs that we think you’ll love! We have also permanently reduced prices for select collections by up to 30%! Browse our collections of cards:

- Under $3.00
- Under $4.00
- Under $5.00
- or Splurge on an exquisite handmade card.

Through October 3, 2011, use the code FALL15 to save 15% on your order at checkout.

The memory of receiving a card in the mail never fades, especially if it’s unexpected!

How to Help a Friend Through Loss

How to Help a Friend Through Loss

September 23, 2011 |  by Melissa Kranzo  |  Etiquette, Features, Relationships  |  No Comments

Life often includes loss. Sometimes our own, but sometimes of those around us – those we love dearly and want to help, but don’t always know how. In the last few months I have been keenly aware of such loss, with many close friends and family members battling health issues, suffering miscarriage, struggling through divorce, coming to grips with losing a spouse, and a number of other difficult issues. So  I was grateful to hear a speaker from a recent conference in Chicago share how to help people going through a loss or difficult time.

The talk was led by author Nancy Guthrie, who lost two children within just a few years, both due to a rare syndrome and both at the age of 6-months-old. The following are a few things I learned about how to practically help friends, family, and even acquaintances through a difficulty, whether it is an illness, death, miscarriage, or divorce – even though I may not have ever gone through the same. Read More