Thursday, October 1, 2015
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Penmanship is in peril. In today’s electronics-driven world, the emphasis on handwriting is not a priority, especially for school-aged children. Despite the allure of electronics, experts agree handwriting is critical to a child’s education and development. "Handwriting plays a role in helping children build confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills," says Pam Allyn, a literacy advocate, education expert and author and founder of LitWorld, a global organization that advocates for children’s rights as readers, writers and learners. "Writing is an important vehicle for communication because it distinguishes us and promotes individuality. The evidence shows that writing helps kids become better readers, improves school performance and helps develop idea composition, expression, and fine-motor skills."
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Selecting a specific card and writing a personal message is a great way to show someone how much we care. I love getting cards, and giving cards to family and friends. Since it is lots of fun to select a unique card that speaks to the style of the person we are giving the card to, and show how we feel I took the Hallmark 7 Card Challenge, and sent out seven cards, in seven days to seven different people.
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
I look forward to the warm sunny days and blooming flowers of Spring. I am excited that Spring is around the corner even though it doesn't feel or look like Winter is leaving us anytime soon. I am eager to present the beautiful Hallmark Spring collection that would make wonderful gifts and home decor items.