Video Greetings

Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival celebrated as the birthday (rebirth) of Lord Ganesh, the elephant-headed son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi.

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As per Hindu mythology, Lord Ganesha is considered as “Vighana Harta” (one who removes obstacles) and ‘Buddhi Pradaayaka” (one who grants intelligence). This festival is very important for students, they worship Lord Ganesha to light u their minds. Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as “Vinayaka Chaturthi” (festival of Lord Ganesha) is celebrated on Shukla Chaturthi (4rth day of the waxing moon period) of the Hindu month of Bhaadrapada (usually falls between 19 August and 20 September). Continue reading Ganesh Chaturthi

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You love your parents– mom, dad, step parents. We celebrate those special bonds on their perspective holidays. But there are other special familial relationships we cherish. Grandparents’ Day is September 8th–this Sunday. It’s time to really think about and even start creating your Grandparents’ Day video greeting cards.

Unlike traditional greeting cards, you can wait until the day before or day of to create and send your grandparents that special hello. So you can do it today, tomorrow, or Sunday. Plus, it doesn’t cost you anything. Using Inwiter is free.

Grandparents’ Day video greeting cards should be customized. You can do this several ways.

  1. You can upload a video–one from previous outings with your grandparents or with all the grandkids, or one that you made specifically for this Grandparents’ Day. 
  2. You can create a video via Inwiter and attach a special message. Inwiter has a tool that enables you to create a video message on the spot. It’s great for something quick.
  3. You can upload up to 5 images and create your video greeting. Images can be of special moments shared throughout the year, of the grandkids, etc.

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You can also add music and backgrounds your Grandparents’ Day video greeting. It just makes it really special. You can create separate greetings for each grandparent or send them the same one. Either way, it’s special.

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Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. The word Ramadan roots from Arabic literature “ramida” or “ar-ramad”, which means scorching heat or dryness. Muslims all over the world observe this as a month of fasting. Muslims believe in this month, god shows himself to humans as this is the month in which first verses of Qur’an were revealed to Prophet Mohammed.

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In the month of Ramadan, practicing Muslims were instructed to pray 5 times a day and from dawn to dusk they should not eat or drink or smoke or have sexual activities. As the sun goes down, people will start eating again (breaking the fast). This meal is known as “Iftar”. In countries like Dubai, markets open after Iftar and stay open all the night. This usually continues for thirty days sometimes twenty nine days depending on the visual sightings of the crescent moon.

This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. Fasting is meant to teach patience and allowing them to think about how the poor and homeless suffer without enough food. In Arabic countries, It’s been said that fasting, praying, reading Qur’an and giving charity strengthens their faith, teaches them discipline, gratitude, and humbleness, and in short, makes them a better Muslim. According to Islam, the thawab (rewards) of fasting are many, and during the month of Ramadan it is believed to be multiplied.

Below is an info graphic chart on Ramadan festival.

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At the end of the month, they celebrate Eid-Al-Fitr (In Arabic: عيد الفطر‎,”Festivity of breaking the fast”). On this special occasion, send video greetings to your loved ones, family members and friends wishing them Ramadan wishes and blessings of good health, peace, happiness, and prosperity.

 

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Fourth of July is right around the corner. Entire nations is planning to celebrate and participate in dazzling displays of fireworks and other fun activities across the country. In mid-June 1776, a five-man committee including Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin was tasked with drafting a formal statement of the colonies’ intentions.

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“Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation and freedom in all just pursuits” – Thomas Jefferson

The Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence lead and written by Jefferson in Philadelphia on July 4, the birth of American independence. The Declaration of Independence is not only important for United States but to the entire world. The founding fathers bravery became a role model and helped other nations to fight against England and King George III.

Around 2.5 million people celebrated the first Independence Day and in year 2012 around 312 million people celebrated Independence Day. Let us learn some fun facts about Fourth of July Celebrations from the below info-graphic and let’s greet America a Happy 237th birthday.

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Birthday Parties became inevitable for all ages, especially for kids. Depending on where you live and how many guests you invite, it is becoming an expensive yearly event, an event which we tend to forget in annual budgeting. Its lot of fun to have birthday party for Kids. But just how much money does a typical birthday party cost?

For the purposes of estimation, I have collected the data from around 10 birthday party places in Rockville, Maryland, a city very close to DC. I took different venues, called each one of them and the average cost per birthday for 20 kids including the return gifts may vary from $450 to $600 depending on the venue. This does not include a special cake, extra decoration or food and drinks for parents. If you spend around $200 for the above which are unavoidable, it is coming to $800 for each birthday party. If we calculate this for 17 years, assuming that you don’t need to pay from 18 th birthday, it would cost around $13,600 for one child. Remember this does not include the gifts Kids need to take to the birthdays they attend.

According to the statistics released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, parents will spend an average of $235,000 to raise a child born in 2011 to the age of 17. (And that’s not taking into account any savings for college). Housing, food, clothing, health care, child care, schooling and the list of compulsory expenses goes on and on. Optional or discretionary spending such as family vacations, birthday gifts and birthday parties are mostly extra. Just for birthday Parties till the age 17 for each kid would cost $13,600 which is almost 5.8% of the USDA’s estimate of $235000.

I came across a funny info-graphic on “Baby’s Birthday on a Budget” which I would like to share it with you. If you are spending on Invitations, I have a free goody for you. Send a Video Invitation for your’s kids next birthday using Inwiter. It is free and fun to create Video invitations and Thank You Notes. you can also greet other kids on their birthday using our Video Greetings feature.

As Geoffrey Fisher said “Good plans shape good decisions. That’s why good planning helps to make elusive dreams come true.”

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The World Music Day is celebrated annually on June 21 as musicians and music lovers around the world enjoy the day in their own way. Music plays a crucial role in everyone’s life. There are many different types, but all remains part of the original definition.

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Music is the expression of one’s soul and emotions. World music day keeps a thought afresh in the minds of the public that ‘Creativity Drives a Nation’. Continue reading Music – The Voice of Soul

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Father’s day is around the corner. Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June including USA. Father'sday-videogreetings

As Shakespeare said, “It is a wise father that knows his own child.” A noted sociologist, Dr. David Popenoe, is one of the pioneers of the relatively young field of research into fathers and fatherhood. Continue reading Happy Father’s Day

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We call the People who protect our motherland 24/7, and saving us from enemy attacks as “Soldiers”. We call who help us to maintain good health and cure our diseases, save us from falling sick as “Doctors”. What should we call a common man who is voluntarily donating blood to save life?

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In the name of humanity we should call them the “Real Heroes”. World Blood Donor Day, celebrated on 14 June every year, serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank voluntary unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. Continue reading Become a real life hero by donating blood

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National-donut-day

If you haven’t heard, today is National Donut Day! You can nosh a free donut or buy donuts for your office and family. Today, you can stop feeling guilty for indulging in a donut during the afternoon or evening. It’s allowed today. You can get free donuts today at Dunkin Donuts, Krispy Kreme, and other local places. If you’re not sure, just ask. Or you can participate by buying your office some lip-smackingly good donuts and send a video greeting card letting everyone know they can help themselves.

National Donut Day didn’t start because we love donuts so much, we just had to have a special day for it. That’s why people celebrate it today, but that’s not the origin. It was actually started by the Chicago Salvation Army. It started in 1938 as a fundraiser to help families in need during the Great Depression. During World War I,  volunteers (donut lassies) fried donuts in the helmets and served them to soldiers. Soldiers then became known as “doughboys.” So to help needy families here on the home front, the Chicago Salvation Army used donuts to raise money and awareness of programs that help the needy.

You can learn more about the history of Donut Day and share some of this info in your video greeting card. It’s not too late to send on in honor of WWI veterans and those who help those who can’t help themselves.

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Father’s Day is June 16th.  Are you ready? We did something special for mom last month. Now it’s time to show dad we care about him too. He may tell you not to make a big fuss this year, but deep down, he wants to know he’s appreciated. You can do that by planning a special Father’s Day gathering.

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A day at the lake or a BBQ is just what dad wants. Instead of calling your family to invite them, opt for video invitations.  It’s a fun way to honor dad because you can customize it with last year’s videos and photos  in a unique, one of a kind invitation.  Add your event details, video or images, text, and music. Then email it to your family members and share it your social media accounts.

Guests can RSVP via Inwiter, making it easy to manage your event. You’ll know who is coming so you can plan accordingly. Start planning now and send your Father’s Day video invitation today so your guests have plenty of notice.

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