Today is father’s day in the US and many other parts of the world. Several of the men that I know just want birthdays and father’s day to be celebrated with a day by themselves where they can totally unplug – despite loving their families, a little me time is often a special treat for a busy dad. This inspired me to reimagine our very popular astronaut ecard – Stellar. We set it to a country-rock song with lyrics that make this the perfect card for father’s day, birthdays, anniversaries and so much more. Take off to a celestial place where you can get away from the stress of daily life!
We have a new card for the upcoming Father’s Day. The card Seahorse is also great for all other summertime greetings and birthdays. It captures a day at the seaside and the magic of the sea accompanied by a musical score that will make you feel really happy and relaxed.
Seahorses are celebrated as a great example of fatherhood – they are the only species on the planet where the males carry the young until they are ready to emerge from the special pouch the male has for the purpose. He only has to carry them for 21-25 days, but often he carries 2000 at the same time! After they emerge from the pouch, the little seahorse babies are pretty much on their own. So seahorses really have nothing on human fathers, who carry their young around for years after they are born – cradled in their arms, on their chest, in baby slings, carriers, car seats, on their shoulders, and eventually just in their hearts long after the children have left the safety of those protective arms.
So let’s celebrate all the amazing Fathers who make a huge difference in our lives, day in and day out, year after year.
Have a happy and very relaxing Father’s Day!
For all our members around the world who celebrate Father’s Day, we have added a new card to the site. As the name Lazy Days of Summer implies, it is all about kicking back and relaxing as the mercury soars, ideally in the clear blue water of a pool with a cool drink in your hand:) Needless to say, this card can be used for many other occasions during summer and holidays.
We have added two new cards to our site that can be sent for a variety of occasions.
Special Delivery is a clean, modern card for just about anyone and just about any occasion. We often get requests for more cards for men, and I think you will find this one fits the bill with a vintage motorcycle and a cool sidekick.
Birthday Dance is another humorous production featuring our adorable rats delivering a greeting with much fanfare. Great for birthdays or anytime you want to put a smile on someone’s face.
The inspiration for our newest father day ecard, On Wilderness Shore, for Father’s Day came after a recent trip to the coast with my boys and Tim that included spotting an eagle up close taking off in majestic flight and many other little adventures. My oldest son told me afterward that two of his big wishes had been fulfilled on the trip and the idea for this card was born.
Let yourself go on a journey in a canoe across great wild scenery, spotting wildlife, fishing, and finally settling down for the night in a magical spot on earth – from the comfort of your computer 🙂 I hope the watercolor paintings in this card come close to giving you the feeling I get when I am out in the wild. The card is perfect for Father’s Day, greetings to all your outdoor enthusiasts, Birthday wishes (especially for men), and many other occasions. It also includes a little bit about how I went about painting the artwork in this card.
Our newest card, Gone Sailing, created with Father’s Day in mind, is a rich journey illustrated in watercolor for the sailing enthusiast as well as anyone who enjoys summer, the big open seas, or just relaxing on a beach with a cold drink. It can be used for many other occasions, such as birthdays, summer greetings, anniversaries, well you get the point – almost anything.
We have other ecards for Father’s Day. Check them out!
As I write this I am myself about to take off for a short journey, to the mountains instead of the sea, to photograph a very different kind of body of water – a high altitude meteor lake. I hope to get back to writing about it in my blog as soon as I get back to celebrate Father’s Day at our household. In the meantime, I hope you have a wonderful Father’s Day however you decide to celebrate those great men in your life.