Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Winter Solstice!

This is the longest night of the year... but the good news is: from now on, days are getting longer again (except when you're in the southern hemisphere). And with the meaning of this kind of re-birth theme, Winter Solstice was celebrated by almost all cultures in history, though it has many different names, like Yule or Jul, as it's called by Wiccans / Pagans.

But also the Native Americans had Winter Solstice rites, like the Chumash, who historically inhabit central and southern coastal regions of California. Their solstice celebration lasted several days. Winter was symbolized by the color white, the Eagle, who represented the pride and strength of man, and the Bear, representing the strength of Mother Earth. The Eagle with its great vision observes the land, and if it sees danger, warns the Bear, who protects the land; no other creature is stronger.
To learn more about the Chumash, check out: Chumash Indian Life

Below an art print I created in honor of the Chumash people:

Monday, November 29, 2010

My little Christmas Store is open!

Check out my virtual Christmas Store to get great personal gift ideas for the holidays!

click to visit my Xmas shop!

Monday, August 16, 2010

September 21 is Int. Day of Peace

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. (Albert Einstein)
The Concept of War is outdated. (The Dalai Lama)

Check out the offical website for the International Day of Peace and Peace one Day

Hundreds of schools and communities worldwide are planting Pinwheels for Peace

Help make this world a more peaceful place!
Spread the news...
by sending people a real (paper) greeting card for just $2.79 at Greeting Card Universe

Show your attitude!
Shop for various items (like t-shirts, mugs and a lot more) showing peace-designs at my Zazzle-shop

Friday, April 16, 2010

April 22 is Earth Day!

40th Anniversary this year
Forty years after the first Earth Day, the world is in greater peril than ever. While climate change is the greatest challenge of our time, it also presents the greatest opportunity – an unprecedented opportunity to build a healthy, prosperous, clean energy economy now and for the future. Earth Day 2010 can be a turning point to advance climate policy, energy efficiency, renewable energy and green jobs. Earth Day Network is galvanizing millions who make personal commitments to sustainability. Earth Day 2010 is a pivotal opportunity for individuals, corporations and governments to join together and create a global green economy. Join the more than one billion people in 190 countries that are taking action for Earth Day.

Send a greeting card to celebrate Earth Day (with matching postage)
greeting card postage

Or get other items to show that you're a responsible citizen of Planet Earth
bagmugbumper stickerhat

t-shirtkids t-shirt

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Send Easter greetings to friends and family

Easter is one of those days to get back in touch with our loved ones to let them know that you think about them.

Check out my Easter stuff at Zazzle and get 41% off when you order 20 or more greeting cards!

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Or send cards from GreetingCardUniverse

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Valentine's Day is coming up

Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14 by many people throughout the world. It is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine's cards or giving presents. But of course, you can send Valentine's greetings not only to your lover or spouse, but anybody you appreciate in your life: parents, friends, relatives, teachers, etc.!

Need a greeting card or a gift..? Check out my Valentine's collection:

The U.S. Greeting Card Association estimates that approximately one billion valentines are sent each year worldwide, making the day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year, behind Christmas. The association estimates that men spend on average twice as much money as women.

You don't even need to go to a store and write something yourself... just send a real (paper) Valentine's card for just $2.79 directly from Greeting Card Universe