When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for a people to blow up an obscene amount of fireworks, celebrate the country’s heritage, and perhaps throw a kickin’ barbecue, you know it’s time for Fourth of July (commonly referred to as the 4th of July). We in the United States hold these truths self evident; that around this time every summer people are endowed with a knack for festive celebrations, an overwhelming desire to find tasty Fourth of July recipes, perhaps for red white and blue cupcakes, a need to declare your patriotism with 4th of July cards, and a propensity to adorn their residence with the biggest American flag they can find. But while many people enjoy living it up at Independence day celebrations, it’s also a time when many choose to exercise their inalienable right to free speech by sending 4th of July cards to friends and family – a great way to warm your friends’ hearts and live up to the ideals of the founding fathers at the same time. So grab a hot dog and browse Card Gnome’s selection of patriotic 4th of July cards.
The history of the Fourth of July is well known by any red blooded American. Tired of the escalating British restrictions and only “virtual” representation, the colonists ultimately declared themselves independent of Britain, though it would take them another decade or so of bloody battles and bickering to settle on a constitution. Though the day of July fourth has always been recognized as America’s Independence Day since that time, initial celebrations were a bit more reserved and it took a long time for it to become the mega holiday it is today. However, we still keep the 18th Century custom of shooting off fireworks for Independence Day, even if today those rockets red glare are often made in China. So kick back, breathe the warm summer air, and enjoy your freedoms. And even for those of you who may have to suffer through overly charred hot dogs at a family barbecue, you can at least take consolation and send a 4th of July card knowing that you’re the reason this country is called “The Home of the Brave.”