San Ramon, California (EastBayDaily) — Greeting Card Universe, the world’s largest greeting card store, announces its popular collection of 93 original and uncommon “letters from home cards” for kids attending summer sleepaway camp.
“Including nonprofit groups and religious organizations, there are more than 12,000 resident and day camps in the United States,” says Mindy Rosso-Gaemi, Community Manager at Greeting Card Universe. “Currently, 96% of school students have the summer months free, and over 6 million will attend summer camp. In fact, some camps have switched to year-round operation to keep up with changing schedules and new demands on modern families.”
According to the American Camp Association, most parents send their son or daughter to summer camp as a way to boost self-confidence and self-esteem, help them make new friends and build social skills, and above all, have fun. More specialized summer camps augment the traditional camp experience with diverse specialized activities ranging from computers to horseback riding, tennis, wilderness skills and more trendy activities like flying trapeze, spy training and culinary arts.
“Of course, when your child’s away from home, a parent wants to stay in touch and thwart any feelings of homesickness. Campers themselves appreciate hearing from siblings and friends, too. Sending letters from home couldn’t be easier with the one-of-a-kind, upbeat and cheery collection of Thinking of You at Summer Camp Letters from Home cards created by our artists,” says Rosso-Gaemi. “Once shoppers discover the cards available in our online collection, they’ll never shop anywhere else.”
Additionally, shoppers can personalize the inside of all cards at Greeting Card Universe with their own text and photo.
“Adding a personal touch couldn’t be easier while enjoying the ease of ordering online. Custom greeting cards can also be created within 48 hours at no additional cost by requesting changes or a totally new design from our artist community of over 5,100 freelance artists from around the world,” says Rosso-Gaemi.
Greeting Card Universe’s traditional and niche offerings of over 557,000 cards gives nod to the importance of choice and personalization in today’s marketplace and stays true to its tagline “any card imaginable.”
“Other greeting card and invitation worthy summer activities include barbeques, pool parties, luaus, roller skating parties, family reunions and other celebrations of summer fun,” says Rosso-Gaemi. “And for adults or families going on vacation, you can send a card to wish them ‘bon voyage’ or ‘welcome home’, even “welcome home from the pet”- it’s always nice when your suitcase is filled with smiles!”
About Greeting Card Universe Greeting Card Universe (http://www.greetingcarduniverse.com) is a division of BigDates Solutions, a private company that provides consumers with unique, personalized services for any holiday or occasion. Greeting Card Universe is the world's largest paper greeting card store, offering an unlimited selection of unique greeting cards, birthday greeting cards, photo cards, invitations, and note cards. BigDates Solutions is the leading provider of Online Reminder Service Solutions, powering gift-reminder services, including 1800Flowers.com and FTD.com. The company is also the owner of Birthday Calendar, a Facebook application with over 43 million installs.