The next few weeks might as well be officially dubbed “Buy Your Christmas Cards Week.” All of us dawdlers will realize the item “order cards” on our “to do” list must be moved to the top if we want to take delivery and get our cards mailed before the holidays – especially if we are planning to send out any Hanukkah cards (Hanukkah starts early this year – December 9th).
Our biggest problem is choosing which holiday card to send. We like them all (or at least many of the available cards). Sometimes we find it helpful to do what we call a “taste check”. In other words, we would love to know whether others are gravitating to the same card or style of card that we are considering.
So we have put together a list of Tiny Prints Top Ten Best Sellers. First thing we can't help but notice is that all 10 are photo cards. From our own personal experience, these are the cards we love to receive. In fact, I keep each and every photo card I receive. I love looking back during the holidays, reminiscing and oohing and aahing about how cute the kids are and how much they have grown over the years.
Winter Wonderland is undoubtedly one of our most popular party packages, all year round. Obviously it is a perfect theme for holiday parties, but it also works well for all winter events including bridal & baby showers, adult & children's birthday parties, sweet sixteen parties, quinceanera celebrations, proms, fundraisers and college parties of all kinds. Every year my son's fraternity threw a major Let it Snow philanthropy event replete with snow and and lots of girls dressed in adorable snow bunny costumes. This theme is also completely appropriate for classroom holiday parties since mittens are pretty innocuous and non-denominational.
As we were updating our Winter Wonderland and Gingerbread Delights party packages we realize that one of our favorite products are the adorable mini felt winter mittens that can be used as place cards or party favors or table decorations and we got to wondering if their were enough other mitten theme products that could be bundled together to create a warm and inviting mitten theme party. The answer is a resounding yes! We love the Winter Wonderland Mitten Invitations and this coordinating Merry Mittens Postage Stamp to set the mood for a mitten theme party. The fact that there are personalized banners, paper goods, lollipops, and fun party crafts and activities all with a mitten theme means there is plenty of products to work with especially if you add a bit of snowflake decor and a retro vintage vibe to the event. This pastel blue and dusty red color palette is all the rage and is particularly fitting with this theme. This theme would also look adorable with a bit of chalkboard chic thrown into the mix
Yahoo News does it again – something catches my fancy and suddenly I am diverted from the task at hand onto a whole other direction. Check out this cardboard bicycle that its Israeli inventor says can change the world – and priced at just $20.00, he might be right!
So suddenly I began wondering with Christmas just around the corner, how much are children's bikes these days? Not surprisingly I went directly to my first stop for almost anything and everything – Amazon.com. The sheer number of adorable children's bicycles was a bit overwhelming for a simple off-task activity so I decided to narrow my choices down to bikes that are currently being offered at 50% -70% off. So here's what I found — bikes ranged from an affordable girls white bike reduced 70% from $130.00 to $38.79 to a kids Ferrari red bike reduced 52% from $524.00 to a still pricey $249.95. In between there was a cute pink and purple bicycle priced at $62.96 and a Transformers fan dream bike reduced 68% to $77.48. I know many of you wait until black Friday to purchase your holiday gifts but sometimes the stress of finding the right deal on the right day is a bit much so consider taking advantage of Amazon's huge selection of products priced at 70% off everyday and begin stocking up on this year's Christmas and birthday presents!
I know it is only September but it is definitely not too early to start thinking about this year's holiday card!
And as always, we try to do the legwork for you by providing the definitive word on What's Hot & What's Not in stationery. One of this year's hottest trends in holiday greeting cards is what we like to call
Black & White, Merry&Bright
We absolutely love this simple, clean look with a pop of holiday cheer! We are also loving that this year's cards have patterns on the back so if your recipients do choose to display them yours will stand out from the rest from the back, too!
Many of our favorite deals are listed right here in Purple Yes, right here in the sidebar to make it extra easy to take advantage of the best holiday deals on everything and anything you might need to host or attend the best party ever! The rest are on our new post devoted to 2017’s BEST December Let’s Party Deals. Party Hearty!