January 17th, 2012 by GuestPoster
Sending a gift to someone to show how much you care is a very simple thing to do, there are many ways to go one step further to impress the person receiving the gift even more. From birthdays to something that just shows you care, these are all reasons for sending the gift, but if it is lost in a sea of gifts, you will not leave a very strong impression of yourself to the person getting the gift. To make your gift stand out from the rest, think about adding that special touch by personalizing the gift.
A personalized gift will not only show the person, how important that person is to you it will also, have different meanings during different times. For example, if you want to make your feelings known to that special someone. There is no better time to send a gift, then during Valentine’s Day, if you are thinking of showing how much you care, flowers and chocolate are easy to purchase. However, you will want to add that personalized touch to the gift, this will let the person remember it was from you. It will also make you stand out, from all the other gifts.
Finding the right way to personalize the gift is something easy to do, all you will need to do is to run a search on the internet. When you have done the search to find a place that is able to personalize your gift, check to see the location of the store from your home. Try finding a store, which is closer so you will be able to receive the gift faster to inspect it. Check to see if the personalized gift has been done correctly, the person receiving the gift will be overjoyed to receive something, which has been personalized for them.
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January 9th, 2012 by larrysblog
A lot of young mothers of the bride feel like there isnâ€™t enough variety in
the market to suit the need of young mothers whose daughters are getting
married.Â The problem isnâ€™t that there isnâ€™t enough variety.Â Itâ€™s just that
there is not enough variety in the conventional places people choose to look for
mother of the bride outfits.Â Â Bridal stores just donâ€™t carry the kind of
variety that young modern mothers want to wear to their daughterâ€™s wedding.Â If
you are a young mother and donâ€™t want to conform to the traditional shoulder
padded mother of the bride suit youâ€™ve seen so many mothers in their sixties
wearing, there are other options.Â Have no fear.Â Here are some ways you can
find nice modern mother of
the bride outfits to suit your fashion preferences.
Look at catalogues of your favorite designers
One of the best ways to find stylish outfits that you know you will like is
by looking within catalogs of your favorite designers.Â If you like a particular
designerâ€™s work, chances are he or she will have the perfect thing for you.Â You
can find catalogs online or you can subscribe to the designer labelâ€™s magazines
to get a good idea of whatâ€™s in style for the season.Â Look at some of the more
dresses for inspiration.Â Â You donâ€™t even need to look in the wedding
Find a style you like and have one made
If you have found a dress or outfit that you like in a magazine, on the
Internet, or in a catalogue, but the piece is not available, you can always take
the idea to a tailor and have an outfit made for you.Â There are several
advantages to getting dresses tailored from scratch.Â One of the first
advantages is that you will have something that will fit you to a T; no extra
work required.Â Second, it will be exactly what you want because the design will
be straight from your imagination or from a concept that you outlined.Â So if
youâ€™re feeling blue because you are a young modern mother and want your mother
of the bride outfit to be modern as well, cheer up because there are plenty of
ways you can dress to kill for your daughterâ€™s wedding!
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January 9th, 2012 by larrysblog
When the time for Teacher Appreciation Day approaches, you probably start
looking for gifts. You will find lots of good options, including personalized
options. Yet, many of them can be expensive. So, what do you do if you donâ€™t
have a lot of money and you would like to still get something nice? A good
choice is to get a small gift card and combine it with a handwritten note,
either from you or your child.
Types Of Gift Cards
A gift card is a gift most people appreciate. You can get one at a store like
Target or Walmart, or one for the movies or a local restaurant. A gift card for
a restaurant should be enough for two people to get dinner and either an
appetizer or dessert. However, this can be pricey, depending on the restaurant.
You donâ€™t want to try and save money by opting for a cheap restaurant; going
with another option for a gift card is a better idea.
A less expensive option than a restaurant is tickets to the movies. You want
to be sure that the teacher has enough to invite someone to go with them. This
means an amount to cover two adult tickets to an evening show. Adding in enough
to cover popcorn and a soda would make it extra special. However, this too may
be beyond a price you are comfortable with.
Target and Walmart gift certificates will fit better with a limited budget.
You will still want to get a $10 or $15 one however. Then the teacher is free to
get what they would like, whether something personal, or something for class.
Less expensive than a restaurant of the movies, this may still end up being too
much for you.
While the gift certificate options above may seem high, you donâ€™t want to go
below $5. This amount is great to cover a cup of coffee at Dunkin Donuts,
Starbucks, or Panera Bread. If this seems too low, even if it fits your budget,
then this is a great gift to pair with a personalized letter to the teacher.
Handwritten Personalized Notes
Teachers will appreciate a letter from your child telling them how much they
like the teacher. A younger child will have a lot of fun with this, although
their writing may not be the neatest or small. An older child may roll their
eyes, but if you can get them to do it, the teacher will really appreciate
A personal letter from you is a good idea also. Be sure to craft a letter
that is personal, highlighting a particular thing you like about the teacher.
Mention your child so the letter doesnâ€™t sound forced. A nice gesture would be
to send a copy to the schoolâ€™s principal, or write a separate letter to the
principal as well.
teacher gifts neednâ€™t be involved. A gift certificate, especially paired
with a personal letter are great teacher
appreciation gift ideas.
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December 31st, 2011 by larrysblog
Wedding invitations are not simply all about licking the stamps and posting
them. Hereâ€™s what you need to know about wedding card planning.
Wedding invitations need to be
planned with extreme care, as is the case with most aspects related to weddings.
When it comes to cards, most people donâ€™t seem to have any clue where to begin.
For those of you who think that handling the cards aspect is an easy job because
it simply involves choosing cards and mailing them; well, you think wrong!
Hereâ€™s everything that you need to know about handling cards.
1. Ordering the cards: They
should be ordered a minimum of 3-4 months before the big day. This leaves enough
time to get your cards printed, proof-read, and mistakes corrected, if any.
2. Number of cards: Once your
final guest list is ready, you should count how many invitations you require and
then order at least 20% more than that number. The extra cards come handy if you
want to invite any last minute guests or if any cards get ruined while
addressing them. Ordering the extra cards with your original order will not cost
you too much when compared to what you will have to shell out for a second
printing of cards.
3. Card add-ons: Wedding
invitations include not just the main invite but also other inserts such as
reception cards, within-the-ribbon cards, response cards, directions to the
ceremony venue, hotel listings for out-of-town guests, travel itineraries for
destination weddings etc. Make a list of all the add-ons that you will need and
then order them along with your cards.
4. Type of cards: They need to
be in keeping with the theme of the event. If you are having a traditional
wedding ceremony and the reception is going to be a black tie affair, you
have to choose formal cards. Traditional ivory with gold embossing does very
well. However, if you are having a casual lunch affair or a beach ceremony, or
perhaps even a garden ceremony, then your card can be casual as well.
Handwritten letters are also acceptable in such situations.
5. Trendy Cards: While engraved
and embossed invitations are the usual standard, you can make your cards unique
and trendy. Using a picture of you and your intended on the cards, handwritten
calligraphic cards, and scroll like cards are all good ideas for making yours
6. Assembling: Once you have
proofread your cards and have received the final versions, you must then
assemble each card. Make sure that all the inserts are included with the cards.
If some cards do not include any particular inserts, label these separately so
that there is no confusion while addressing the cards.
7. Addressing: All your wedding
invitations must be addressed by hand. Sticking printed labels on your cards
is an absolute no-no. If there are too many cards to be addressed, you can take
help from the bridesmaids, best man, your mother, or even your ma-in-law! But no
labels under any circumstances. If your budget allows it, you can hire a
calligrapher to address your cards . This way, you wonâ€™t have to sit and address
hundreds of invites on your own, and your cards will look pretty on the outside
8. Posting: Before posting the
cards, you should assemble one complete card and have it weighed at your local
post office. This way you know exactly what you need to pay in terms of postage
for all your cards.
9. Sending them out: They should
be sent out at least 3-4 weeks before the event. Out-of-town invites should be
sent out a minimum of 6-8 weeks before the event so that there is adequate time
for people to make the necessary travel arrangements. Same is the case for
10. Saving the list: Lastly, you
should always keep a copy of list even after you have mailed all your cards so
that you can check it if you feel you have missed inviting someone
And in all the excitement of your ceremony,
ensure that your invitations have been selected and mailed in keeping with the
budget for your event.
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December 31st, 2011 by larrysblog
One of the main reasons many people are reluctant to spend too much on
wedding dress is because of its one time usability. What is the purpose on
spending on a dress worn for a day is question that many have and they want to
make better use of their money. But once you buy a dress for your wedding, what
would you do with your wedding dress once the wedding is over? Here are the
options available for you.
Keep it safe and can transfer to next generation
We see many women wearing their motherâ€™s dress on their wedding. If you had
one, then you wouldnâ€™t have bothered buy a new one unless you desperately wanted
it. Even now, many of them prefer to keep their wedding dress safe and would
love to transfer it their next generation. So here is your first option you love
to keep your wedding dress for your children.
Can sell it
In case you feel that your daughter would have different choices and taste,
rather than just dumping your wedding dress in spare room, you can actually sell
it. With many retail stores buying used wedding dresses you can sell it. Also
you can sell it through eBay and craigslist as well.
Can donate it
This would be the most wonderful thing that you can do with your dress. Why
not donate your dress to someone who needs it?Â You would be ever grateful to
yourself for doing so.
That being said that there is no compulsion to wear your wedding dress only once.
Dresses like black wedding
dresses and two piece corset wedding dresses
provides you the luxury of re-usage to other occasions as well. Different color
mixture is one more option you can consider if it is ok for you to go for other
colors than white.
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