Posts Tagged ‘Spring ecards’

Flower Month

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

This month is flower month and what better excuse to get out in the garden and get your hands dirty. Though you need to watch out for late frosts, this is the time of the year when the air becomes filled with the smell of freshly cut grass and your garden bursts into life. The Royal Horticultural Society have a wealth of tips about what to plant and when which you can view here on their website.

gardening ecard

Gardening Ecard

Additionally, we’ve put together a Pinterest board dedicated to beautiful flowers and gardening ideas. You can find the board here (and you don’t have to be a Pinterest member to view it!).

May day!

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

May Day is celebrated across Europe and has been for hundreds of years. In fact, the first May Day celebrations were in Roman times – the Romans would celebrate the Goddess of Flowers and the start of the warmer, more prosperous months. It’s a beautiful time of year with flowers blooming and trees blossoming and May Day signifies the start of summer throughout the Northern Hemisphere.

Green Flowers Ecard

Green Flowers Ecard

In the United Kingdom, traditions include Morris dancers, maypole dancing and the making of floral garlands.¬†If you want to add a spring to someone’s step then one of our bright and beautiful e cards is sure to do the trick, and each one can be customised to include your own personal message. You can view our full collection of e cards here on the Katie’s Cards website.

Upcoming April Events

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

April is a little quieter than March was, but that doesn’t mean that there’s not plenty to celebrate:

The Queen’s Birthday (21st April) – This is the Queen’s actual birthday and not her official birthday (which falls in June). The Queen usually holds small private celebrations, though there will be gun salutes in central London. This year is her 87th birthday!

Earth Day (22nd April) – In the Katie’s Cards office, we’re all really looking forward to Earth Day and we released a sneak peek of our first ever Earth Day ecard in our most recent blog post. We’ve also made a donation to the Plant a Billion campaign, which you can learn more about here.

ANZAC Day (25th April, Australia) – This is the day that Australians commemorate those who have served and died in peacekeeping operations, conflicts and wars. Commemorative ceremonies and services will be held at dawn across Australia. ANZAC ¬†stands for ‘Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.’

If you can think of any other important April dates then please get in touch! You can contact us via our Facebook page, Twitter, or by emailing us at katie@katiescards.com

Fun April Facts

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

We’re midway through the month now but we thought we’d share some of our fun April facts with you! The root of this word lies in the Latin verb ‘Aperire’ which means ‘to open’ because it’s (usually) the time of year when flowers bloom, animals emerge from hibernation and birds fly the nest…There always seem to be tonnes of birthdays in April so here are a few fun facts for those born this month:

– The birthstone is the diamond.

– The April flower is the beautiful sweetpea.

– Those born this month are either Aries (March 21st – April 20th) or Taurus (April 21st – May 20th).

– If you’re born this month you may share a birthday with Emma Thompson (15th), Kofi Annan (8th) or the Queen (21st).

Spring Ecard

Spring Ecard

If you do have friends or family members with birthdays in April then why not send them one of our lovely birthday ecards? We have a range of ecards suiting a diverse array of tastes and interests. You can view our full collection by clicking here.

What’s the story behind the Easter bunny?

Friday, March 29th, 2013

For many children around the world, the excitement of hunting eggs left by the Easter bunny is part of the magic of Easter. Rabbits are often associated with Spring due to their fertility at this time of year … but where did the story of the Easter bunny come from? The story of the Easter bunny dates back to the Anglo-Saxons and their celebration of Eostre – the Goddess of Light and Fertility, whose earthly symbol was the rabbit.

Dancing-rabbits-1

German settlers in the U.S.A then introduced the story of the Easter bunny in the 1700s – children believed that if they behaved themselves, then they would be left a basket of eggs. The boys turned their hats into baskets and the girls did the same with their bonnets. We couldn’t resist including this adorable photograph of some little Easter bunnies! We have a funny animated ecards featuring a group of dancing Easter bunnies which you can view here.

 

Homemade Easter Eggs

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

If you feel like getting creative then why not try your hand at making some homemade Easter eggs? You can find a good recipe here. One of the perks of making your own Easter eggs is that you can mix and match different types of chocolate – you can make an egg which is half dark chocolate and half white chocolate or you can carefully mix two different types of chocolate together to create a marbled effect on your egg. Though the heating of the chocolate may not be appropriate for children to help with, children of all ages will love the opportunity to pipe their own shapes and Easter messages onto the eggs.

Easter Ecard

Easter Ecard

The best part of it is, of course, eating your egg when Easter Sunday comes! We have an EGG-Cellent collection of Easter ecards available on the Katie’s Cards website which are perfect for you to send this week.

Easter Ecard of the Day!

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Our Easter ecard of the day is this beautiful ‘Green Flowers’ Ecard. Painted in an abstract artistic style, this ecard depicts the sun warming the flowers and plants, making them burst into to life. It perfectly illustrates the magic of this time of year when the flora blossoms in every corner of the garden.

Green Flowers Ecard

Green Flowers Ecard

To send this ecard or others from our Easter collection simply visit the Katie’s Cards website.