Monday, December 10, 2012

Corporate Holiday Invitation Tips

Unlike many people who take holidays as their time to rest, many businesses consider holidays to be an opportunity to reach out to their clients in order to create a lasting impression on them. Some also take this opportunity to show their appreciation to their business associates, contractors, vendors and employees for their hard work throughout the year. If you are a business person and you want to have a corporate event this holiday, it is important to use appropriate corporate holiday invitations. The invitations you send should set a tone for your event and what your guests should expect among others. You should therefore choose wisely.

When choosing an invitation design, it is advisable to minimize religious themes. This is because you do not want to offend your clients by assuming that they celebrate for the same reasons and in a similar manner as you do. A general winter-themed or holiday-themed invitation can be a great idea. Another important thing you should remember when designing corporate holiday invitations is to include important information about the event. Apart from obvious details like the time, date and location of the event, you should include vital information that you would like your guests to know about the event. For instance, you can inform them about how they should dress. Should they dress in formal, casual, snowman or cocktail costumes? You can also let them know whether meals will be served to ensure that they do not arrive at the event with their stomachs full.

Whether you are celebrating a move to a new office, opening a new business, appreciating clients or marking a milestone in your business, it is good to choose a perfect invitation to send to your clients as well as your potential clients. Ensure that the corporate holiday invitations you choose suit your image and at the same time convey the fun and the party's festive feeling. If you are celebrating a new product or your new business, be sure to select an invitation that will create an impact. For instance, you can use a new baby invitation since it will grab the attention of your clients and bring a smile on their faces. Note that not all corporate invitations need to be serious. Make an effort of creating a little bit of fun in each and every corporate invitation.

In general, ensure that you choose corporate invitations that will dazzle your guests. You need to use an invitation that will not only create a professional and elegant impression but also convey the special party side of your company. You should not forget to include a deadline for RSVPs on the invitations, an e-mail address or your phone number to give your guests a chance to RSVP. This will help you know the number of guests to expect and you will be in a position to plan wisely. For example, you can avoid wasting your money buying a lot of food when only a few guests will arrive. Note that well-rounded and informative corporate holiday invitations are a wonderful way to portray a great first impression to your guests for the event you are planning.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Holiday Party Invitations

If you are having a party for Christmas, you may need to work out an efficient way to invite everybody. You will need to make sure that they all know where and when to come. Even if you tell people when you see them, they can often forget, so it is a good idea to give them a written reminder.Holiday invitations are an ideal way to let people know about the time and venue in a way that they will be able to remember.

You can buy invitations and envelopes online or in brick and mortar shops. You will simply need to fill in the appropriate details and mail them out to your family or friends. However, there is a cheaper and easier way to do this.

Why not create your own holiday party invitations on your computer? You can find plenty of example pictures on different websites that you can paste into your invite. Then you just need to add your wording. Use a fancy font to make it look more attractive but make sure it is easy to read. You can then print these out and put them into envelopes to distribute or mail.

If you don't have a printer, then you can make your own invites. Just buy some cards and decorations. These can be obtained in stationary or card making shops. If you haven't made your own cards before, just choose a simple design like snowflakes or an easy Christmas tree. Then write out the wording neatly on a piece of white paper, cut it out, and stick on. Or you can use a gold or silver pen to write directly onto the card. Then you just need some envelopes of the appropriate size to send them out in. Just make sure that if you buy envelopes first that the card you cut out isn't too big to fit into them.

Instead of posting out all the invites on their own and spending lots of money, why not print out or draw small paper invites and put them inside your Christmas cards? This shouldn't add to the cost of the postage of your cards, so will save you a lot of money. The paper invites can be printed in color and you can either use your own design or find a festive picture online to put onto it. The only costs here are paper and ink, which should be a lot cheaper than the cost of a quality shop bought invitation.

Remember, if you use card making business you won't be able to use any pictures you find online on your holiday party invitations. You will have to get permission to use them or your own photographs.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


I am very excited to see all the December weddings that are about to become fairy tales this year. But one date in particular is going to be in high demand. 12/12/12 is a wonderful winter wedding date to remember and cherish with friends and families alike. If you would like to share your favorite wedding memories contact me and I would love to be able to feature your memories here with all of my followers.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Proposal at an NBA Game!

Happy Friday everyone! Here's another amazing wedding proposal video to kick off your weekend - enjoy :)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Baby Shower Thank You Note Etiquette

The baby has arrived and guests have happily streamed to your home to receive the new member of the family. Baby shower thank you notes are an appropriate gesture for appreciating all the guests for coming as well as for the gifts that they have brought. It is however important to note that writing such a note can be a daunting task at times and knowing the best ideas to implement could help save time and reduce stress in the process. Normally, there is no need to stress yourself so much as there are hundreds of ideas available online and which you could utilize to come up with something unique. The wording as well as the design will help make your thank you note valuable and this can be done without spending much money in the process.

The baby shower thank you note should be sent to each of the guests a few days after their visit. This means that you should be having an idea of how each card should look like even though some modifications could be made after the actual event. Whatever the cost, it is highly important to ensure that each guest is able to receive a card appreciating them for their love and for their gifts. Each one of us likes to be appreciated for the small gestures of love and concern that we show and this is no different when it comes to the baby shower attendance. Certain etiquette should however be followed when designing and wording the baby shower thank you notes in order to make them appealing and meaningful.

Baby shower thank you note etiquette

First, you must remember to write the name of the guest to whom the note is addressed to. This helps to personalize the card as compared to the common heading thus making the person feel personally appreciated. Informal words such as "dear", "fondly" and "love from" should be used when writing these notes.

You should also mention the kind of gift that was brought by the guest as this is customary. Some guests might bring money instead of a gift and this is good as it helps you decide what to buy and this should also be appreciated. Another thing you should consider is to write the notes with your own hand-writing as opposed to doing a printing work. This is always considered to be a better idea and comes with your own personal touch which will also be appreciated.

It is advisable that the way you write your thank you notes in a way that is not generic. Instead,  write them in such a way that they make a good impression on the receiver while at the same time appearing more personal.

Writing baby shower thank you notes should not be stressful with so many ideas and samples available. It should instead be fun and an extension of the good times that you might have had with your guests. Remember that even if you did not like a particular gift, appreciating the effort of the giver is important as they have gone out of their way to attend and give a gift to your baby.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

How to Make Exciting Birth Announcements

You've just brought home your cute new baby and the next step let the world know about the your new baby. The best way to accomplish this is by using baby birth announcements. These announcements will ensure everyone gets the message and also gives you the chance to show off your baby's very first pictures. You want the announcement to be as cute as the baby, so here are effective tips to guide you in finding the best baby birth announcements.

Ask For Proofs

Decide whether the announcement will include the baby's photo. In some cases, parents may not want to include a photo. This could be because the baby is too premature or too ill to handle several photos. At times, it may just be the parents' preference. However, other parents must include photos in their announcements. Whichever your option, knowing what you want will help you in your search.

Before placing an order with any company, ensure it offers a proof. The proof will allow you to have a preview of the way your announcement will appear before it is printed. This is extremely crucial because most printers may not reprint announcements or offer refunds if there is a mistake on the printouts. However, the proof will allow you to discover any possible problems.

Pick Your Theme

Decide on the kind of announcement theme you prefer. Perhaps, you would like an announcement that will reflect the baby's hobbies or one with baby themes such as carriages or baby feet. Perhaps you do not want any theme, but just a certain color. Several options are available and it is up to you to choose what suits your taste.

Don’t Forget Your Budget

Have your budget in mind. Ensure you not only know the number of cards you will require but also your own budget. Printed announcements come with different costs. Depending on your budget, you may go for low-priced non-photo cards, multi-photo or highly edited baby birth announcements.

Do not put off the ordering process. With all the exuberance surrounding you bouncing baby girl or boy, you can easily postpone ordering the announcements. After finding the ones you prefer, order them without further delay. If you do not do this, you may be late and instead send out their first birthday invitations.

Select Your Format

Decide whether you would like to send the photo quality announcement, a cardstock announcement or a magnetic birth announcement. All these three are fabulous. Photo announcements are excellent, especially with quality photo printing. Cardstock is a conventional card material for printing on most invitations. Conversely, magnets have the glossiness that makes them suit any form of announcement. The other benefit of magnetic birth announcements is that you can easily place them on a fridge.
After sending in the best photo, leave the cropping of the image to the experts. In case you do not want any cropping of the image, clarify it when ordering. Remember, the announcement will be better if you use a higher photo quality.

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help

Enlist for assistance. This is one the busiest moments in your life. Do not hesitate to request a family member or friend to help you in addressing the many envelopes. With these tips, you will come up with exciting baby birth announcements.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Amazing Wedding Proposal!

So you may or may not be like me, but I sometimes get lost in land of YouTube wedding proposal videos. Here is one of my current favorites - what do you think?