Pick the Perfect Birthday Gift (Monday, 8.6.12)

august 6, 2012

Pick the Perfect Birthday Gift!

Pick the Perfect Birthday Gift

If you’re like most people, giving someone a birthday present feels great, doesn’t it? Even though it’s said that it’s the thought that counts, we’d like to offer some tips to make sure the thought—and the gift—are really special.

Kids: Kids’ tastes and interests can change quickly, so if you’re buying for a child, don’t hesitate to ask the parent what the child likes, and then get creative! Are they into books, science, trains, dolls? Check out some unique learning sites as well as independent toy stores to find engaging surprises.

Teens: For those hard-to-shop-for teens, create a “this-and-that” basket filled with a variety of smaller fun items they’ll enjoy. Consider nail polishes, ear buds, mints, cool pens, and gift cards. These are things they always need–and always run out of—so they’re sure to appreciate this.

Adults: There are lots of gift-giving options for adults—even the ones who seem to have everything!  Show your thoughtfulness by selecting handmade and one-of-a-kind items from a site like Etsy, or browse a local antique store for some really unique finds.  Food is always a welcome treat, too. Make your own chocolate covered strawberries for a delectable surprise, or try your hand at gourmet oils and vinegars, packaged in unique bottles.

Once you have the perfect gift be sure to wrap it up right—don’t skimp on this step! And, of course, don’t forget about a birthday card. Choose from personalized paper cards, ecards, and printable cards. After all, the right card is the best way to add your special wishes to a wonderful birthday gift!

It’s time for love…

jan 26, 2012

It’s time for L-O-V-E

Smile Valentine

Valentine’s Day is not too far away, and it’s time to paint over the dark and grey mood the weather may be leaving outside with splashes of crimson, cherry, scarlet, red, pink, purple and countless other hues that remind us of love.

We like to think that Valentine’s Day is a day to remind everyone how much we care for them. From parents & siblings, nieces & nephews, friends & best friends, husbands & wives…the list goes on and on. There are countless ways to let someone know you love them – and if you can’t quite find the words – a Valentine’s Day card can certainly help.

Your loved ones will appreciate the gesture whether it’s in the form of an ecard or a personalized paper card. From funny ecards and romantic ecards to cute ecards for the kids – it’s easy to send a little love to everyone in your life. If you know someone who would be super excited to get a Valentine’s Day card in the mail then it’s time to start looking for the perfect one today. Customize Valentine’s Day for everyone in your life!

In the mood board: Smile Valentine Message Valentine’s Day Holiday Card from American Greetings

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