Behaviour 101 — No More Tiptoeing Around

We do have choices. We just have to be brave enough to act upon them.

When people expose us, or others-in-our-company, to inappropriate behaviour that includes over-reacting, sulking, ranting, bullying, criticizing, belittling, ridiculing or any of many other demeaning styles, we do not have to tolerate it, or feel bad, or fidget, or hang our heads, or crawl within our shells, or in any way, accept it. Indeed, we have an obligation to ourselves and others to not ignore it. And to not accept it. If we are faced with unkind, unnecessary, unproductive and quite simply, unacceptable behaviour, we must stop tiptoeing around, and react. Pointe finale!

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From Illustration to Greeting Card

Turning an interesting old illustration into a greeting card, requires a few steps, including from the very beginning, research on copyrights and “Permission to Use.”


With the legalities taken care of, we then imagine how we would like to use the selection in an original or personal way that says Audities’ Cards.


Browsing through our photos, we find an image that could be combined with the illustration to create an interesting or humorous message.


Then, through patience and the magic of photo editing, we combine the two photos to create the scene.


Finally, we work on the finishing touches to the image, and add the overlays and text to complete the greeting.

Now, surely you agree: that’s fun!

A Step-By-Step Guide to Ordering Cards

Although the process of ordering cards on Greeting Card Universe is very user-friendly, some of you may appreciate a little hand-holding the first time you do it. Follow these steps and you’ll surely agree that it is quite painless.


Click on the link to Audities’ Cards: Online Greeting Card Store where you’ll see the above banner.

Browse through the selections to locate the card that tickles your fancy–one that suits your recipient and the occasion. Let’s say you’d like something fun for your 4-year-old granddaughter, Katherine.

Hover over your choice and click to open the individual view of the card details. Say you have chosen this one: Floppy Doll Valentine

Select one of two options. If you choose  “Add to Cart no personalization” you will see a new screen with two more choices: “Add to Cart and Checkout” or “Add to cart and continue shopping.” You decide when you are ready to advance to the order stage.

If you choose the second option to “Personalize Inside” and modify the inside message, you may change the font type, size and colour. In this case, you would probably want to include your granddaughter’s name, and say something personal just for her. Also, using a child’s font rather than script will increase the chances that she can read your message herself.

Another choice you have is the opportunity to write a closing, such as, “With hugs from Grandma!” You would want to fill this in if you decide to have the card sent directly to your granddaughter, rather than having it sent to you first. This really works like a charm! If you are in a time-crunch, or the recipient lives overseas, it is, indeed, a very convenient option. And think of how Katherine will feel to find mail in the box just for her!

Other choices reflecting the finish (glossy or matte) and the view on the back (standard or simple) are available here too. Once you have made your choices, you will have to click the approve button to indicate that you are satisfied. There are actually two consecutive screens for this process.

The final nitty-gritty involves entering addresses and payment details. And I’ll leave that up to you. For your information, the most expensive card–if you buy only one–is $3.50 US plus shipping.

You see? Economical and Easy-Peasy, right?

Did I forget anything? Try it out now, and let me know. Contact Audities’ Cards