Friday, December 31

Happy New Year!!

photo courtesy of Matti Kolho/Corbis

Happy New Year! 

Do you have resolutions? 

Ours are to stop and smell the roses... 

to appreciate the little things in life... 

to play more and worry less... 

and to enjoy each day as it comes.

vintage postcard c. 1920

How do you celebrate the New Year? As we get older, it seems that it's less about the parties, and more about quiet reflection, an early evening, and time with our fuzzy friends. 

~ Happy New Year ~ 
Wishing you health, happiness & prosperity in the coming year... 
from all of us at Take Notice Card Company

Friday, December 24

A very Merry Christmas...

Hoping that everyone has a peaceful Christmas filled with all the good things of life; 
laughter, kindness, companionship, and love. 

vintage postcard c. 1921

Sweet dreams to everyone and a very Merry Christmas... 

from all of us at Take Notice Card Company

Tuesday, December 21

Winter Solstice...

The shortest day of the year... 
image courtesy of Frank Lukasseck/Corbis
The light only gets brighter and longer from here! 

What will you do to celebrate the coming of the sun? A glass of bubbly overlooking a snowy field? Knitting a warm scarf for someone little to play outside? An extra walk with a four footed friend? 

Whatever you do to celebrate, we wish you a very
Happy Winter Solstice 
from all of us at Take Notice Cards!

Monday, November 29

AIDS Awareness Day is December 1st

The causes, treatments & information surrounding AIDS have come such a long way in the last 20 years. If you would like more information about how to increase awareness, help in the fight against HIV/AIDS, or would like to celebrate AIDS Awareness Day, you can find more information here at the World AIDS Day website.

Tuesday, November 23


“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” — Thornton Wilder

We hope your holiday season is filled with friends, family & loved ones. Thank you for your continued confidence in our products as you allow us the opportunity to serve you and your dear customers, and for entrusting us with the expression of your most important celebrations. 
For these things, we are thankful. 

Happy Thanksgiving! 
From all of us at Take Notice Card Company...

Thursday, November 11

Thank you, American Veterans.

Thank you for your service to our country. 

We celebrate you today. 

Friday, November 5

Gorgeous Lights and Colors for Diwali

It's time to celebrate with gorgeous lights, fireworks, flowers, lanterns, beautiful fabrics, tasty treats, and friends! It's Diwali! 

"Deepavali (also spelled Divali in few countries) or Diwali, popularly known as the festival of lights, is an important five-day festival in Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism, occurring between mid-October and mid-November. For Hindus, Diwali is the most important festival of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes. Deepavali is an official holiday in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, Singapore, and Fiji.

Brightly lit decorations for Diwali, the Hindu festival held to celebrate the new season at the end the monsoon, line Serangoon Road in Little India, Singapore.

The name Diwali is itself a contraction of the word "Deepavali" (Sanskrit: दीपावली Dīpāvalī), which translates into "row of lamps."  Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps (diyas) (or dīpa in Sanskrit: दीप) filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil.

During Diwali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends.  Deepavali is widely celebrated in both India and Nepal." Wouldn't it be nice to celebrate with a few gorgeous spots of color and some lovely lights yourself this evening?  If you're feeling celebratory, here's a delicious recipe for Aloo Gobi (Indian style cauliflower and potatoes) that you can enjoy tonight for dinner!

From all of us at Take Notice Card Company, have a fabulous weekend! 

(all photos courtesy of, quote courtesy of Wikipedia)