Friday, November 29, 2013

Greeting Card Campaign: 11-29 Square Dance Day

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November 29 is Square Dance Day. While we're not sure where Square Dance Day actually came from, we do know where square dancing itself has its origins.  Square dancing was brought to America by English, Irish, and Scottish settlers in the form of circle dances, reels and various country dances that involved groups of four or more. In America, we added a caller to the version that became square dancing to help dancers stay in step. The caller actually changes the order of the steps from dance to dance to make the dance more challenging.  Suqre dancing is especially popular in the south and southeast and in western rural communities and among senior citizens.

It's also a good way to have some fun and get some great aerobic exercise in the process. If you'd like to "Swing your partner" today, try sending her an invitation tucked inside this free, downloadable, printable Square Dance Day Card. Just click on the caption below the picture of the square dancers.  The link will take you to a pdf file in Google Docs.  Download the file. Don't try to print the file from within Google Docs. I use a lot of fonts and Google Docs doesn't seem to like them very much.  Instead, 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 prefer.  Print the card from there and it should be fine.

This is a side fold card, so when you print it, be sure to select "landscape" and if you have two-sided printing, choose "flip on the short side" so that the inside of the card is the same way up as the outside.

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