The 4th of July holiday is just around the corner. For many people, this U. S. holiday means barbeques, fireworks, family, friends, and relaxation. It is wonderful time of year. Why not use this grand occasion to express appreciation to others?

Most people choose to express gratitude during the Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s holidays. Yet, well-intentioned best wishes during the year-end holidays only get watered down by the crush of others doing the same thing. Additionally, sending a Christmas card to someone of another faith is inconsiderate, if not dumb.

Consider being different. Don’t be like everyone else and send holiday cards at year’s end. Instead, how about you send 4th of July cards? This message of thanks will be appreciated even if it is unexpected.

Let me digress and tell you a little about the 4th of July holiday. Also known as “Independence Day”, the 4th of July commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and the beginning of the formal rebellion and ultimate war against England by the 13 Colonies.

There is some historical debate about when the famous document was actually signed. Some evidence indicates the document was signed well before July 4th, 1776, but the document’s announcement is verified as July 4th, 1776. It is widely agreed that the document was written by five patriots: Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston. Jefferson is said to have done the majority of the writing.

The commemoration of the July 4th anniversary date was slowly adopted in the U.S. with the term “Independence Day” first recorded in 1791. The holiday itself was first formally “celebrated” in 1820 in Eastport, Maine. From that point forward there is evidence of continued celebration, but it was not a federal holiday until 1870 when the U.S. Congress declared it as such.

Today, we set aside this day to celebrate and give thanks for the birth of our country. Why not send your customers, colleagues, and friends 4th of July cards expressing your gratitude and appreciation? A personalized and economical method is with “Send Out Cards” (click here).

Do this and you will be remembered for being different from the crowd.

John Bradley Jackson
Deja New Marketing
© Copyright 2011

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