Archive for December, 2009

Low-price, high-impact presents

From the SF Gate:
I co-hosted a baby shower yesterday for one of my dearest friends, and a gift from her mother-in-law had the room all verklempt.
Inside a box: a onesie that the father-to-be had worn, a photo of him in the outfit at six months, and a note explaining the onesie’s history. When my friend’s [...]

50TH ANNIVERSARY GIFT IDEAS

A 50th anniversary gift commemorates a milestone most married couples wish to reach. What can you possibly give a couple after 50 years of marriage? The most meaningful wedding anniversary gift is one that comes from the heart: to express your love and appreciation towards all that they mean to you, how their staying married [...]

Thank-You Note Etiquette Tips

Ahandwritten note is the most personal way to say “thank you” during the holidays, whether it’s for a cashmere scarf or a Sunday dinner.
“Writing thank-you notes is an important skill, one that you should teach your children even before they can write,” says Jacqueline Whitmore, a Palm Beach, Fla.-based author and the founder of www.etiquetteexpert.com. “I can’t [...]

Anatomy of a Thank-You note

Why, you ask, should your children learn to write thank-yous?(Uh, because they are not wild animals?) Correctly written, a note imparts true gratitude to the giver. While a verbal “thank you” is also appropriate, having them put their thoughts into writing memorializes the giver’s thoughtfulness, time, expense, and effort in a way that is not [...]

Wedding Thank-you Notes

Here are Wedding Thank-you notes etiquette advice from Emily Post:
There is nothing more appreciated than a lovely handwritten thank-you note. Some tips from Peggy Post on turning this obligation into a pleasure not a chore.
When should notes be written?
Contrary to popular myth, the happy couple does not have a year’s grace period. All thank you [...]

How To Make Your Baby Gift Basket A Hit At The Baby Shower

The gift of a baby gift basket is one that can show that you are very kind and thoughtful if it is done right. If you fill it full of useless items it will be tossed to the side, but if you put a little thought into it you can create a baby gift basket [...]

Wish upon a wedding gift

Most wedding gift registries tend to specify actual products but a new Canadian one, UponAStar lets you see inside the wishes and dreams of the couple getting married, not how many towels nor knives and forks they need.
It is, in fact, an online “wishing well” asking for money but it’s done so stylishly that guests who [...]

Best Wedding Cakes That Makes Your Wedding Celebration Successfu

Go with something that is more creative and that you will love showing off to your friends and family. Finding the right individual to make it is important. The overall flavoring of your wedding cake needs to be determined as well. When there are several cakes to be made and displayed the cost will increase.
Do [...]

Wedding Web Site – Keep your Wedding Guests Informed with a Personal Web site

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It seems that weddings have been dragged into the digital age. Having your own personal wedding web site has never been so popular and an increasing number of couples sign up for one every year.
So why should you have a web site for your wedding? Well they are a perfect way of keeping [...]

Baby Shower Checklists Make Planning Easy

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A baby shower can be a wonderful event and lots of fun for everyone attending. However, if you are the host there can be a lot of details that need to be carefully planned ahead of time. By using a baby shower checklist you can ensure that the event will [...]