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How Angel Day Has Evolved Into a Day of Recognition


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In today's modern society, we sometimes get wrapped up in our own lives and problems and do not think about those less well of than ourselves. To help make us recognize others, Be An Angel Day was launched. One great way of reaching out to other people is to send them a free e-card. By sending out free e-cards helps you to communicate to other people that you do care.

Commemorated on August 22nd every year since 1993, Be an Angel Day is a warm invitation for everyone to “do one small act of service for someone; be a blessing in someone's life, " as stated in the holiday's slogan.

This religious, though non-denominational observance encourages people to do as angels would in serving others and God. The occasion calls for performing acts of consideration and good will for the benefit of particular individuals and within the greater community.

Be an angel to an elderly or handicapped person by helping him or her cross the street, pick up mail for a friend or neighbor who is away or ill, feed the neighborhood stray cat, or give your time and resources to a charitable cause or organization. Celebrate Be an Angel Day by being a positive force in someone else's life, if only for a moment.

Your activities as an angel can take any form you choose, from very casual acts such as helping someone struggling with a heavy bag. Adding some coins to a meter that is running low, and holding the door open for whoever you see approaching an entrance, to more involved activities like volunteering regularly at a soup kitchen, community outreach program, or hospital. Open your heart to the people around you, even if it is through anonymous actions, and watch the impetus to do something for the benefit of others, no matter how simple, spread like fire.

Be an angel by extending a helping hand and offering a kind word when the circumstances call for it. If you are on the receiving end of an angel's work, today is the day for honoring them as well. Show your gratitude for the special people that are always looking out for your best interest and never seem to miss a beat when it comes to your needs and happiness. Find your personal “angel" and thank them for being just that.

In recent years the growth of the free e-card industry has made it so much easier for friends and family to stay in touch. By sending free e-cards enables people to show how much they care about their loved ones and enables people to express their feelings. Each year on Angel Day, many millions of free e-cards are sent to people all over the world.

The effect of these ecards is a positive one as it helps to give recognition to people for all of their good deeds. There is nothing better than getting an e card and realizing that other people are thinking about you. So on Angel Day this year, make somebody happy and send them a free e-card.

Andrew Gibson is MD of It has thousands of free ecards to choose from for birthdays and all occasions. Many people now send free e-cards to celebrate birthdays and select them from thousands of free e-cards


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