At this time of year, we are all about ghoulish green here at PartyIdeaPros. Today, however, the green we are referring to is the eco-friendly kind. We bring our own bags wherever we shop. And we always highly recommended gifting re-usable totes filled with goodies as welcome bags for your out of town guests. So we did not think it was over the top crazy when we happened upon MomMeMatch‘s suggestion of using Halloween to create a new family tradition of matching re-usable trick-or-treat bags like so many families do with Christmas stockings.
The whole notion of families pulling out their matching family trick-or-treat bags each Halloween and taking an annual family Halloween photo is just #toocute for words especially if you are all dressed in Mommy, Daddy & Me Matching Halloween Costumes. Plus, even if you do not buy in to the whole matching family thing, investing in cute re-usable Halloween trick-or treat bags will model eco-friendly behavior for your children. Continue Reading →
The Best Ornament Holiday Cards!
By: Sarina and Christie
A few of our favorite ornament cards from Minted | Sno Soft Family Matching Pajamas
Christmas is coming! It's now time to start decorating your trees and sending out your holiday cards! When it comes to finding the cutest cards, we can always rely on Minted. Our absolute favorite ornament Christmas cards are on Minted!
In full disclosure, if we were ordering ornament cards today, we would probably choose Minted because we are truly in love with their designs! Aren't these darling!
Holiday Cards from Minted >> Ornament Cards
Are you hosting a special event or taking a vacation and want photos that are seriously better than the ones you can capture via your phone camera? Yet have no interest in investing in a professional photographer let alone spring for the cost of the equipment. Have we found an option for you! If you have not yet heard, Tiny Prints‘ sister company BorrowLenses allows you to rent digital camera equipment for a fraction of the cost of purchasing it.
We love this idea because seldom do most of us need a professional quality camera, it would be great to have occasionally. Yes, you do need to plan a bit in advance so it can be delivered to your door in time. But at least you will know that next time you need a camera you can again choose from the latest technology and will not be stuck with an outdated camera unsuited for your current needs.
Which Camera to Rent
Since we know so little about cameras, we have been reluctant to recommend any, but today we found this fabulous camera review by David Pogue on the Sony a6300 camera. And after checking that BorrowLenses actually carries this camera, felt compelled to share. According to the article this Sony a6300 mirrorless digital camera retails for $1,150 with a lens ($998.00 for the body only) but BorrowLenses offers the exact same Sony a6300 mirrorless digital camera for $68.00 plus the cost of a lens of your choosing.
Think Holiday Cards!
One more thought >> BorrowLenses even offers a three day rental option for just $47.00 plus the cost of the lens which might be ideal if you want to spend an entire weekend trying to capture the perfect holiday card photo. They even have portrait packages that include all the equipment needed for taking perfect portraits. Continue Reading →
Attention all Moms, Dads, Grandmas & Grandpas! Today (November 10, 2015) is the last day to enter to win a set of 4 pajamas in the matching family holiday pajama giveaway from our friends over at MomMeMatch.com! The prize is four pairs of these darling SleepytimePjs Nordic Family Matching Christmas Pajamas available on Sleepyheads.
Even if you missed this giveaway, keep checking MomMeMatch.com . They have already hinted that this year they are working with all the major pajama merchants to offer their visitors some exclusive promo codes and even let them giveaway a set of family pajamas every month until the middle of December!
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Didn't get a chance to send out your holiday cards? Well, you still have time to send out your New Year cards! TinyPrints has plenty of festive cards to ring in the New Year with shimmer and shine. They come in all shapes and sizes and many design options! You can customize them with names and your favorite family photos. TinyPrint has such a wide selection, that you are sure to find the perfect card for your personality! Below are a few of my favorites the site has to offer.
Glitzy Giggles | Beautiful Brushstroke | Richly Happy | New Year's Glitz | Spray Of Glitter | Sparkling Delight | Golden Holiday | New Year Sparkle
Be sure to check out more of these stylish New Year cards!
Royal Family Home Photos | Aden & Anais Baby Blanket
How sweet is this picture! Kate's dad, Michael Middleton snapped this photo of the young royals holding Prince George and posed with their cocker spaniel, Lupo. Would this not make the cutest holiday card ever! The Royal family looks relaxed and happy and both the baby and the puppy are simply adorable.
Although it is difficult to tell, it appears as if the young prince is wrapped in a fresh, crisp white blanket much like the one he came home from the hospital in. It seems as if the Duchess taste leans toward clean simplicty. We love these all white Aden & Anais Dreamer Swaddling Blankets
Eco-friendly Aden + Anais sources organic muslin to create the ultimate in soft and durable baby essentials. Featuring colorful and unique prints, Aden and Anais’swaddling wraps, sleep sacks, bedding and blankets envelop babies in warm comfort, while bibs, changing pad covers, towels, washcloths and skin care accessories ensure all needs are met with quality products. Cozy and lasting, Aden and Anais products make the perfect baby gift for new moms and baby showers.
The swaddling blankets allow for maxium breathability and airflow with soft, open weave bamboo rayon fabric. Blankets come in sets of four and each set features different patterns and prints. They can be used for traditional swaddling or as a burp cloth, nursing shield or stroller cover. Machine washable swaddles get softer after each laundering.
Haven’t learned or can’t quite remember the ins and outs and folds and tucks of swaddling. Check out these How to Swaddle Instructions.