Thursday, September 26, 2013

Greeting Card Campaign: 9-27 Ancestor Appreciation Day

Click here to download the card.
Tomorrow, September 27th is Ancestor Appreciation Day.  If you haven't had a chance to check out your ancestors it's really interesting, especially if you find a former US president or a horse-thief up the old family tree. I found both. One of them was hanged. There are a lot of websites available online to help you in your search.  Do-it-all pages like Tribal Pages, Ancestry and others offer access to census records, war records and all sorts of other records that have been put online.  The Mormons have special libraries for the purpose too. You can find their website at I found my great-great-great-great grandpa in their English baptismal records.

Have fun with it, but don't forget to send your favorite descendent this sweet card telling her you appreciate her ancestors for sending her to you.  Just click on the caption below the picture of the family tree to the right. The link will take you to a pdf file in Google Docs. Remember, instead of printing from Google Docs, click on "File" in the upper left corner, then select "Download" and copy the file to your own computer.  Open it with Adobe PDF Reader or whatever PDF reader you use and print the card from there. For some reason Google Docs doesn't handle fonts well, even though they are supposed to be embedded in the PDF document itself.

This is a side fold card, so when it prints, be sure to tell your printer it's in "landscape" format so you get the whole file. Flip it on the short side to print double-sided. Much quicker that way.And get a family tree started for the two of you. It'll be fun discovering whole new branches of your family tree!

Next year I plan to do versions of these cards for women to give to their guys.  If you can't wait, I'll personally make you one for a paltry $2 and email it to you as a PDF file.  Just contact me ahead of time and I'll set it up.  I'll add a tip jar button on the site or something for that sort of thing. If you really want these, perhaps I can start doing one of each, although right now I don't have the time for it unless I have an audience for it.

© 2013 by Tom King

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