Easter is on Sunday March 23rd, 2008

Just a gentle reminder that Easter is this Sunday March 23rd. I am sure quite a few of us are trying to remember when Easter last was this early, but unless you are 95 years or older you would not have be en born yet - I will save you the math, that makes it 1913 when it last happened. And it won't happen again until 2160!

In addition to the most recently added card "Gifts of Spring", we have many other cards suited for Easter and
spring greetings:

You'll find all the cards mentioned above here, http://www.ojolie.com/ecards_easter.php.

For anyone interested in the mysteries of how the date of Easter is calculated, the brief explanation is that it moves around on the calendar in order to preserve the season and phase of the moon at the time of the resurrection. Easter Sunday is the first full moon of the spring or vernal equinox, but since astronomical observations vary by the location of the observer on the planet, tables are a more practical way of calculating the date of Easter. And if you really, really want to know how that works, you can read more here (http://www.assa.org.au/edm.html#Calculator).

2 New Cards for March

This month we have added two more cards to our selection.

"Gifts of Spring" is just in time for Easter and it can also be used to send a spring greeting. Easter and Spring are of course both essentially about rebirth; the gifts that nature bestows upon us are captured in this card featuring plenty of flowers, a fawn and a pheasant chick.

Gifts of Spring

The second card, "Surprise" features an American Staffy who definitely manages to have his cake and eat it too! Set to a piece of Bossa Nova, a Brazilian style that blends samba and jazz, which seems quite appropriate as "bossa" means doing something with particular charm and natural flair.