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Making Connections During the Winter Holidays December 05 2017, 0 Comments

At this time of year, special memories come calling. It's a great time to reflect on the moments when you were closer, your successes, and the challenges you've overcome.  A special card with loving words is a wonderful way to reconnect with family and friends or someone you haven't seen in a while: https://valtheartistgraphics.com/. Here are two days which celebrate the value of a written card. 

 December 7 - Letter Writing Day

Letter writing is as old as written language.  Archaeologists have discovered letters written on wood, metal and ceramic plaques, leather, and fabric.

Modern means of communications has made letter writing a less popular activity, but Letter Writing Day aims to change this. The holiday season encourages people to hand write letters and send them to their loved ones the old fashioned way. A handwritten letter conveys sincerity from the moment it arrives.  Here are some tips on writing that special letter.

 

December 9 - Christmas Card Day  

Today honours Sir Henry Cole of England, who created the first commercial Christmas card in 1843. That makes today the perfect time to get started on your own cards for the holiday season. Although technology has changed delivery methods, the Christmas card tradition remains robust today because people love to receive a special card with hand-written words from those who keep the traditional celebration of Christmas.

We all want to receive special holiday cards. Sometimes we are at a loss what to say when we send one to loved ones. Here's a little guidance on letter writing to help you to express yourself.

That makes today the perfect time to get started on your own cards for the holiday season! You can see my newest Holiday greeting cards here

Te veo pronto,

Val


THE SIGNS ARE EVERYWHERE: BE PREPARED! November 28 2017, 0 Comments

 

December arrives in a few days and signs of Christmas will be everywhere: you'll hear it, you'll see it, you'll smell it, it will touch you. It can seem overwhelming with so many choices and decisions to be made.


It's important to stay healthy and strong as the season inserts itself into our lives. Here are a couple of upcoming international days to help you to remind you to stay healthy and keep active.

December 1 - Eat a Red Apple Day    

How To Celebrate Eat A Red Apple Day

There are 7,500 varieties of apples grown throughout the world? This healthy fruit contains antioxidants that help reduce damaged cells and fight diseases and they are fat, sodium and cholesterol free. Not feeling like a pure healthy treat, to celebrate this this special day, why not try spiced-apple-nog

December 3 - Make a Gift Day

This unofficial holiday encourages people to lovingly hand craft gifts for special friends and loved ones. A special gift shows love, concern, and respect. In China, gifts wrapped in red paper are believed to bring luck to the recipient. 

Having trouble choosing gifts? A greeting card  may be just what you want to show you care. If you find yourself overwhelmed with the holiday season, here's a great survival guide.

Hasta la proxima vez,

Val