Thanksgiving in Other Ways

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Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that just screams tradition: one of our friends always has chocolate Thanksgiving turkeys at her table, while some make sure the same people always prepare the same item of food (I mean, how can you assign mashed potatoes to Uncle Bob when Cousin Barb has already perfected the art of perfectly smooth, buttery mash?). The DoozyCards family was curious about other traditions people may celebrate, and little did we know what we fell into when we looked up a few lists!

One thing we love in our home is candied yams, those delectable fluffy potatoes glazed with butter and brown sugar and cooked until the marshmallow topping is just satisfyingly golden brown. Dare I say, candied yams may even be a Southern specialty—why, you ask? Because we call our sweet potatoes yams, even though they’re not really yams…

Did you just do a double-take? No worries, everyone does when I start discussing how yams and sweet potatoes are really synonymous to each other, especially in North America. The yam we know and love is actually a soft sweet potato with copper skin and deep orange flesh, whereas sweet potatoes are really firm with golden skin and lighter flesh. Traditional yams are native to Africa and Asia, and while still brown, the skin is actually bark-like and the flesh can be white, purple, or reddish in color!

So, what’s the takeaway in my yamming on about yams? We’re partaking in the tradition of celebrating a certain food, just like Ghana does with its Yam Festival known as Homowo. But Homowo is more than just about the yams—it also celebrates the bountiful harvest and being together with family and friends—sounds a lot like Thanksgiving, doesn’t it?

And for the family members that can’t be with us as we enjoy our Thanksgiving bounty, we make sure to send them a Thanksgiving eCard. Whether it is a rapping Turkey or a flashdance Turkey, our greeting  cards are always fun to send—the autumn colors always get me in the mood for the season—but post offices are closed on Thanksgiving, and we’re always grateful for a Thanksgiving surprise, especially if it’s in the form of an eCard. We added quite a few new ones to spread your Thanksgiving wishes around, so you can find something for everyone! Have a wonderful, happy Thanksgiving feast—and don’t forget the candied yams!

Family Fun eCards

Whether it’s for him, her, or the kids, we love how a small gesture can be a great way to make everyone smile a little bit more around the house. Our adorable eCards can sing, dance, and some of them can even speak in your own words. Hopefully, you share a few of these sweet, thoughtful, and fun messages to make home life that much brighter.

That makes it all worthwhile – and it’s easy as pie.


Doughnut Poetry

We all know how much dad loves his donuts – but how about one that recites poetry? This hilarious card is sure to make him laugh along with the kids. Dad’s always there for you, and it’s always worth it to make him smile. Remember – it’s never too late (or too early) to celebrate father’s day!


The Most Amazing Father

This sly little frog knows just how great dad is – and he’s funny too! Share this laugh-out-loud eCard with dad to bring everyone together around something that’s totally uncontroversial: dad’s awesome. And maybe he should get a tuxedo…


Daddy Be Good

Let’s face it: dad rocks. He sure listens to enough of it, and he’s sure to remember this old ditty fondly. Get everybody to tap their foot along to this rock ’n roll ode to fatherhood. Family dance party – with hot dogs!


Talking Monkey

Make the kids giggle – or get mommy to – with this hilarious animation that’s completely interactive. Just type your own message and send it along to whoever you think could use a smile. Bet you didn’t know a monkey could talk – or that he could say exactly what you tell him to!


We believe that family life is for cherishing and for enjoying, and with a little help from a talking monkey or two, you’ll find everyone remembering it. It’s important to celebrate what life is all about: a fun little joke shared between people who love each other.

Patriotic and Fun 4th of July eCards

Barbecues, good feelings, and the day off work – it’s easy to see why we all love the 4th of July so much! Of course there’s more to it than just fun: this is a day of celebration for the things that bring us together as Americans. It’s a chance to honor what makes our country great, and have a great time doing it.

For the people who won’t make it to the barbecue this year – or who you’d just like to get to before the party starts – we’ve got some patriotic and fun 4th of July eCards that are sure to add some fireworks to America’s special day. Send them with your own special message, and let your family and friends know how happy you are to call the U.S.A. your home.

Uncle Sam July 4th Surprise

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Anniversary eCards for the Incurably Romantic

Although others may not understand the pure romance unconditional love in your relationship, no one understands the depth of your love more than you, so I say celebrate another amazing year with your soul mate with a romantic and touching card for your anniversary.

Here are some of my favorites for your consideration:

Two by Two Anniversary

Anniversary eCards for the Incurably Romantic

Anniversary eCards for the Incurably Romantic

It’s no secret that you are two peas in a pod. The Two by Two anniversary card shows the closeness and affection two people share. The fun animation lets you share your love, while you leave a customized message.

Surprise Kiss Anniversary

Anniversary eCards for the Incurably Romantic

Anniversary eCards for the Incurably Romantic

Give your lover a hit and run smooch to start the day off right with a surprise kiss from this anniversary card. The fun card allows you to send a virtual snog that’s sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. Make their day even brighter with a special message.

Tootsie Roll in the Hay

Take a roll in the hay to show the passion and attraction are still there. With a touch of seduction from a delicious Tootsie Roll, the cute card lets you show that the spark in your relationship is still burning. Write a personal message that’s as equally as appealing to send along with the card.

Terriers in Paris Anniversary

Nothing is more romantic than Paris. This fun interactive anniversary card lets you take the romance of Paris to new levels with the help of two little terriers in love who spend the evening together and end the romantic evening watching the moon. Nothing beats Paris for a romantic anniversary.

A lasting relationship supported by a undying foundation of love is something to be celebrated. I love to celebrate love and another year together with a romantic eCard. I hope you will too.

Friday eCards to Kick Off the Weekend While Still at Work

Happy Friday! Doesn’t it feel good just saying it? Friday’s the holiday you get every week, but somehow that doesn’t make it any less sweet. It has it all. You’ve accomplished what you set out to do this week – or anyway, the fact that you didn’t won’t matter till Monday. You’ve gotten through the lean hours and the surprises and the hard work. And best of all, you get to go home at five o’clock and forget about this place for a couple of days.

It’s worth celebrating, and why wait a few more hours to do it when you can start now? I like to put an even bigger smile on everybody’s face than they already have by kicking off the weekend a little early – I send my friends awesome Friday e-cards.

James Green’s TGIF

Friday eCards to Kick Off the Weekend While Still at Work

Friday eCards to Kick Off the Weekend While Still at Work

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