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It’s a whole month of Muslim commemoration: Ramadan! Ramadan changes every year in relation to the western calendar, which means that it can happen in either the summer or winter. Ramadan is intended to serve as a period of reflection, and is a great time to send Eid Mubarak cards to those you care about.
Ramadan comes from the Arabic root word “rmd”, which refers to something hot or scorched; or perhaps in this case to how exhausted Ramadan observers feel at the end. It is signaled by the rising of the first crescent moon, coinciding with the symbol of Islam. Card Gnome’s hand picked Eid Mubarak cards depict the traditional symbols of Ramadan.
The month of Ramadan was chosen as it is commonly believed to be the month in which the Koran was brought down from heaven, prompting many during Ramadan to wish that God had waited another month. Aside from the tradition of fasting, Ramadan is a time for ceremonial Koran readings, organized charitable events, and the traditional sunset feast of Iftar. Ramadan culminates with Eid ul-Fitr, a three day celebration at the end of the month. The final day of this festival is known as the day of Eid, in which the fast ends and it is actually forbidden not to eat, though this is hardly a necessary prohibition for the ravenous Ramadan observers. Eid ul-Fitr (or just Eid for short) is also a time to give small gifts, especially to children, and also a popular time to send greetings and cards of “Eid Mubarak” – blessed Eid. The important thing is that Ramadan is a time for all Muslims to celebrate their religion, from the first fast to the end of Eid, even if they don’t get to go as crazy with the gift giving as the Christians do. Our collection of beautiful Ramadan cards send the message of love and blessings all month. So take some time to send an Eid Mubarak card to loved ones. The best part is, you have all month to do it!
It’s a day you shouldn’t miss: the day to celebrate your sis! Sisters’ Day is a day for
everyone with a sister or who is a sister to celebrate. Arriving every year on the first
Sunday of every August, it’s the perfect time to set aside your sibling rivalry and
kick back with your sympathetic sibling to sip some lemonade or some other sisterly
activity. And it’s also a great time to let your sister know you’re thinking of her, and you
appreciate her help throughout your life. It’s common to send sisters a message or card
for Sisters’ Day, though it’s recommended not to send any cards saying “Mom loves me
The celebration of Sisters ‘Day remains relatively informal. Though rumored to have
roots that go as far back as ancient India, it still has received little official recognition.
However, plenty of people still choose to celebrate it; after all, how can we forget the one
person who has been there for us, even after our parents put us on a time out? Though it
may not be as well organized as the parental holidays, your sis will surely still appreciate
a friendly greeting on Sisters’ Day – you might even take Sisters’ Day as an opportunity
to apologize for all those noogies you gave her, even if she deserved them.
It is perhaps one of the wisest holidays in existence, or at least the holiday with the most
World War Two stories: Grandparents’ Day! It’s a day to honor both Grandmothers
and Grandfathers, or anyone whose kids have gone on to have more kids. After already
having been celebrated earlier in the year on Mothers’ Day or Fathers’ Day, the
Grandparents of the world get to kick back and enjoy another round of fetes from their
progeny – but going through two rounds of parenting will certainly earn that for you.
Grandparents’ Day is the first Sunday after Labor Day, since grandparents hate being
overshadowed and insist on not having their day ever happen immediately before another
major holiday. As the winter sets in, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of your
grandparents wealth of experience or at least show your appreciation for them with a
message, a card or by sending them some Grandparents’ Day crafts. After all, they’re one
of the only groups of people who can help keep your parents from nagging you.
Despite honoring people who are older, Grandparents’ Day is much younger than
Mothers’ or Fathers’ Day. Created by Marian McQuade in the mid 20th century, the
holiday was intended not only as a day to honor grandparents but seniors in general –
since without seniors we wouldn’t have such noteworthy luminaries as Santa Claus or the
dancing guy from the Six Flags ads. The day was officially recognized as a U.S. holiday
by Jimmy Carter in 1979, and today is an official holiday in several countries around
the world. Grandparents Day is typically celebrated with crafts, poems, cards, or simply
by taking a day to listen to some of their crazy stories; after all, your stories are going to
sound just as odd when you’re their age.
It's not too early to start planning for International Talk Like A Pirate Day. This holiday gives folks who like to party in the workplace a chance to have some fun. While the official holiday never changes - it's always Sept. 19 - ye don't need to let that constrain yer celebrations.