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.