Archive for November, 2009

DIY Wedding Website – PayPal Honeymoon Registry

Weddingbee has a story explaining how to build your own registry website, since all of the honeymoon registry sites charge around 7-10% for the service, either to you or the gift giver.

Gifts vs. Cash — Wedding Etiquette Q&A

Q: My daughter is getting married in October 2008. Her and her fiance have everything they need for their home. Is it okay to ask for money instead of a gift? If it is okay, how do we word this?
stumped in texas
Answers below:
JW stated: :My advice for money hungry: “No, it is not okay to [...]

Wedding Pictures: A Few Helpful Hints

A professional photographer is an important part of a wedding. They are professionals that have been to hundreds of weddings, understand the significance of the day, have excellent equipment and produce quality work. For a wedding photographer Louisville KY, Detroit Michigan, Tampa Bay Florida or Colorado Springs Colorado offer similar challenges. For a wedding photographer [...]

Grandkids should send thank-you notes

As technology changes so quickly, so does childhood. But grandparents often have their own standards of what was important to them growing up, or even when they were raising their own children. They can apply that to what they try to teach the youngest generation.
Grandparents are able to expand a child’s sense of time. While [...]

‘Thank You’ Goes a Long Way at Work

AOL jobs has an article about saying ‘Thank-you’ at work. Here is the highlight:
Each November, the idea of giving thanks takes center stage in many people’s minds. But in the business world, knowing how — and when — to give thanks is always valuable, regardless of the season. Properly thanking a colleague, mentor, reference or [...]

Nonprofit helps people give wedding gifts to others

Kendall Webb, executive director of the San Francisco-based nonprofit Justgive.org, provides people a Web-based platform to help them with charitable giving.
What is Justgive.org? I started it 10 years ago as a way for people to have access to information and an easy way to donate to nearly 1.5 million charities of their choice. You can [...]

Giving Thanks: 7 Ways To Teach Kids

The Huffington Post has an article about teaching your kids on how to be grateful. One of the things they recommend to teach your children is:
Thank You Notes: Writing thank you notes for gifts is a very literal way of teaching your children gratitude. Putting down on paper what they enjoyed about a particular [...]

Best Baby Gifts for the Baby Shower

The birth of a child is an exciting and joyous time. The new parents may be overjoyed and overwhelmed at the prospect of bringing this new life into the world. You are probably considering purchasing baby gifts to celebrate the impending arrival. Here are a few tips to help you choose memorable and practical baby [...]

Proper Etiquette When Writing A Thank-You Note

by Shawn Thomas [Source: A Gift Given]
1. Show some effort.
Always handwrite your note of appreciation, don’t print it out from your computer. Even if you’re handwriting is “horrendous”, slow down and make an effort to write legibly for this occasion. Don’t use a pre-printed or pre-worded greeting card, unless you’re significantly adding to the message [...]

Baby GIfts Ideas for Successful baby Shower

Author: Elena
Is your friend expecting a baby? Could it be your bright, over emotional friend toddling up the porch steps for a visit? You know exactly what that means. It is the time to find those baby gifts that will make softer the kid education pains to happen. Shell you get something better this time [...]