Winter really is the most wonderful time of the year. And it is the perfect time to stay in and stay warm with those you love most, your family. Although for most of us Christmas Eve pretty much naturally transitions into a family pajama party culminating in a fabulous Christmas morning breakfast and opening the presents Santa delivered in the middle of the night, some of us need a little jump start, a little inspiration. Continue Reading →
2018 Holiday Card Trends
It is not too early to order your 2018 Holiday Cards! There are so many holiday cards from which to choose, so where to begin? Well this year, PartyIdeaPros finally got our act together enough to plan in advance for the holiday card season. We contacted some of our favorite merchants so we could actually touch and feel the cards ourselves. Yes, we admit it — we are ridiculously touchy feely types. Our trash cans are filled with not so cheap cards printed on flimsy paper with fuzzy photos and illegible print. On the other hand, our sample books are chock full of Minted cards and invitations. We love their clear graphics and beautiful eco-friendly papers. This year's Christmas and Hanukkah card trends include rounded corners, back designs, ornament cards, lots and lots of foil an glitter, and are chock full of images of winter greenery. And of course, classic design and colors never go out of style.
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Yes, it is that time of year. Holiday Card Time! And although there are lots of new holiday card designs available, we think, this is the year of the envelope. Yep. Christmas cards all start to look alike but you can set yours apart by 1. Choosing one or two fun photos (we prefer one great pic to lots of ok ones) 2. Choose a foil, glitter, or laser-cut design 3. Take advantage of free address printing on custom envelopes!
This week we had the honor and privilege of partnering with MomMeMatch.com to help put together first birthday party ideas for one of their visitors. Megan challenged MomMeMatch.com to create mommy, daddy & me pajama options for her baby daughter's 1st birthday pancakes and pajamas party theme. After a bit of discussion, we all decided to expand our research to also include “donut time” and “cupcake cuteness” party themes mostly to give Megan more pajama options from which to choose. We let MomMeMatch find the darling pajamas and we stuck with what we do best, finding adorable coordinating pancake, donut and cupcake party supplies. Continue Reading →
Be sure to take advantage of Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Sales!
Finally, holiday season is in full swing and holiday pajamas are flying off the shelves. Organized moms across the country have been thinking about and planning this year's holiday photo cards for months. And yes, many are buying matching family pajamas to wear in their Christmas card photos! How cute is that! And for the rest us unorganized moms, it is not too late to order both pajamas and holiday cards and get them mailed by Christmas!
We recently discovered Minted has created easy holiday photo card features that make creating and ordering your holiday cards as efficient as possible! You can upload the photo(s) you are planning to use and preview all of the card designs with your photo on them to make sure they look right. You can also mark the ones you like best as a Favorite while you shop. Once you've selected your Favorites, you can view just those favorites and narrow it down from there. Choose from thousands of professionally designed holiday photo cards then personalize it to your heart's content. Alternatively, start from scratch and choose from beautifully rounded trim edges, countless background designs, and matching address labels for the DIY custom holiday photo cards you have been imagining. Continue Reading →