The Fur-Ever Love Greetings Brand Story
These terminologies were trademarked so their positive effects would become a permanent and unique enhancement to the current greeting card industry providing easy recognition and distinction from the huge displays of traditional cards currently in stores today. In this way, equal opportunity is provided for the many families that do not have two biological parents, but these have also been praised by traditional family members as well as they add an additional layer of gratitude. These have been featured in: National Education Assocaition, Florida Education Association, Nova Southeastern Unviersity, Stationery Trends Magainse, and Gift Shop magazine.
Dr. Marcia Becker, as a state licensed school psychologist and clinical supervisor for mental health counselors in her state, worked for one of the largest school districts in the country. She had the honor of working with students of all levels and abilities for 40 years.
As they say, “from the mouth of babes", many of her students and their family members confided in her about how stressful and sad finding greeting cards appropriate for their unique interpersonal family/situations was for them.
There were huge displays of cards online and in stores, but none for them, and many felt very excluded during every holiday and every special occasion.
For one example, some felt that the terms, “like a mother”, “like a father”, "stepped up dad", "stepped up mom", or the word "bonus" in front of mom/mother or dad/father did not describe their relationship(s) and could even sadden or frustrate them or make them cry because they lost one or the other through death, divorce, etc. However, they did have another adult (i.e., aunt or grandfather) bringing them up and wanted a way to describe or address these people who now have a new type of relationship with them.
It became obvious that new terminology was needed to be available to all through this unique line of cards. Dr. Becker, in seeing the unnecessary emotional stress and exclusion felt by many students and families, became obligated as a mental health professional to find a solution that was fair and equitable to everyone so as to improve mental health and give equity and inclusion to all people in all types of families and different types of interpersonal situations (biological, blended, divorced, cohabitating, single parents by choice, families with step, adopted, or foster children, grandparents raising grandchildren, aunts and uncles raising children, mentors in community and other programs, coaches, even pet caregivers, etc.).
Let us all make this line of cards a permanent enhancement to our traditional greeting card culture and make our society a more positive and comfortable place for everyone.
Now all adults and children in different types of families and other relationships have their own terminology.
They can give these cards throughout the years that compliment and recognize others for the nurturing (mentoring, caregiving) that they selflessly give as a wonderful kind of love. Let gratitude and positive compliments abound!
Please continue to visit our website as new cards are added periodically and need to know information is updated.
FEATURED BY THE FLORIDA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION AND NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY IN THEIR ARTICLES BELOW
Did you know that a large percentage of the homes in the United States are non-traditional, meaning both a natural mother and father are not present?
Help your students recognize the special caregivers in their lives.....
This Mothers and Fathers Day put a smile on their face and help them show their appreciation to that special caregivers such as a step-father, step-mother, grandmother, grandfather, aunt, uncle, cousin, friend, or foster parent, even a neighbor to name a few.
Finding holiday cards for these caring people can be extremely challenging.
Yet these are the people who provide the comfort and security need. They give us the love and care that can make the biggest difference in a child's life.
These people, who work hard everyday giving mothering and fathering to others, deserve a special line of trademarked holiday cards. These cards are also for natural mothers and fathers, as they honor the act of mothering and fathering, and for all types of caregivers on every special occasion, including birthdays, Valentine’s Day, winter holidays, graduation, etc. Not only can children (young and adult) buy the cards, but adults can give them to each other as well. That is why every special occasion is a…
“Happy Mothering Day®” or “Happy Fathering Day®”.
The websites explain it all:
Teachers should begin now to have their students view these cards at https://fureverlovegreetings.com/ to honor their caregivers and natural mothers and fathers and use them in their lesson of fairness, equality, making a positive difference in society, and being charitable givers.
A NEW WAY TO SAY HAPPY MOTHERS DAY AND HAPPY FATHERS DAY THAT GIVE ALL CHILDREN AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO AND HONOR NATURAL MOTHERS AND FATHERS MORE THAN TRADITIONAL WAYS
by Dr. Marcia (Florida State Licensed School Psychologist)
The woman who had lost her sister to cancer and was bringing up her niece called us her "angels" when we told her about our addition to the Mothers Day and Fathers Day Holiday. She said" I have met my angels today" and went on to say that she could not wait to get home to tell her niece about this new way to say Happy Mothers Day.
"My niece will feel so much better, as she has been struggling with what to say to me on this holiday, and now, she has something wonderful to say that will be so warm and positive for me, " said the woman. Her niece would now be able to give her aunt a card that says Happy Mothering Day® and thank her aunt for the wonderful mothering she had been given since the death of her own mother.
This woman's words will ring in our ears forever and further inspired us to contact mental health professionals and teachers around the country in an effort to "get the word out" about his new way to say Happy Mothering Day® or Happy Fathering Day® and on every special occasion. Please visit our Website at https://fureverlovegreetings.com/
The response was so positive, with teachers even saying that we should not waste any time and that the best way to get the word out would be to make cards available for the children to obtain, so teachers could then have their class obtain them as a whole. Then the teachers would use the cards as a lesson for introducing this new addition to their students and keep the cards safely for them until the holidays arrived.
Teachers said how much easier these cards will make all holidays and special occasions for many children in their class and even for many teachers themselves. This is also about children helping children and becoming charitable givers to organizations that help children.
Today, a large percentage of the homes in the United States are non-traditional, meaning both a natural mother and father are not present, and as teachers know all too well, many children have a difficult time with what to say to their caregivers.
Giving these beautiful Happy Mothering Day® card or beautiful Happy Fathering Day® cards available on our website(www.fureverlovegreetings.com), clearly expresses to the new caregiver, be it a grandmother, grandfather, aunt, uncle, cousin, step-mother, step-father, the child's appreciation for the nurturing that person has given to them.
Additionally, these cards allow children with natural mothers and fathers to do the same and to now honor them for the hard work they do in their mothering and fathering. Almost anyone can be a mother or father, but it is the nurturing (mentoring/caregiving) they provide that is appreciated and should be expressed on every special occasion.
The following poem helps explain-
Mothers Day and Fathers Day as it approaches for many
Brings anxiety and sorrow for those who lost them if any
Why would a world want to be so cruel
As to keep this focus and make it to be their rule
I feel the most beautiful thing in this world that we know
Is the love and comfort that our mothers and fathers do show
But to lose one or the other for whatever reason may abound
Can turn even the most grounded person inside out and upside down
Let us open our hearts and minds to change with the times
To add to these days of honoring for all and for all time
Happy Mothering Day® and Happy Fathering Day® does bring
A happiness and inclusiveness that all can sing
Let all the children be able to choose
A card that honors those who give them mothering and fathering and let them not lose
Thank you to the grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle, cousin, friend, step-mother, and step-father to name a few
Who give the mothering and fathering to some and help them feel renewed
This honors our biological and adopted mothers and fathers as well
As it is not the name that brings joy in us to a swell
It is the mothering and fathering that they do provide
Let us honor them all for what they do and bring to them their deserved pride
Copyright 2006 Permission granted only to licensed teachers and licensed mental health
professionals to use this poem in an instructional capacity to help children become familiar with this addition
Teachers and mental health professionals should help children become familiar with this addition to these holidays now and without further delay. We all know what a positive benefit this will be for all children and adults as well.
Nova Southeastern University SharkBytes
M.B.A. Graduate Recognized by the Florida Education Association for Entrepreneurial Efforts
An M.B.A. graduate from the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, was featured on the Florida Education Association's (FEA) Web site for her entrepreneurial efforts that support the betterment of children.
Since many children do not live in a traditional home with both a natural father and natural mother, she recognized the need for children to show their appreciation on Mother's Day and Father's Day for their special caregivers in their lives. As such, she was inspired to pursue a unique business venture, which involved the creation of a card company for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, and now is expanded to give honor to nurturing adults on birthdays, and all holidays.
Unlike the traditional holiday cards available in most stores, her card company helps to promote equal opportunity for children to celebrate Mother's Day and Father's Day by adding more appropriate terminology for the holidays. The new terminology—Happy Mothering Day® and Happy Fathering Day®—honors both natural parents and other caregivers for their hard work in mothering and fathering.
With each purchase of a Happy Mothering Day® or Happy Fathering Day® card, another child will benefit through contributions to organizations that help children.