Valentine’s Gifts: Easier Than You Think!

White SpaceIt’s here! My second favorite holiday of the year. This celebration of love goes by many names “PDA day”, “Heart Day”, “Single’s Awareness day”. It’s  VALENTINES DAY! This wonderful day of endearment is not just for your romantic interest…(s), but for your children, parents, or friend(s).White Spacelove is in the airWhite SpaceBut then it sinks in, the dreaded Valentine’s Day dilemma: What to give? Roses and chocolates are classic and who doesn’t love a nice card with an expression of love? Somehow though, it doesn’t feel very personal, and doesn’t appear to have a lot of thought put into it.

Personally I don’t expect a grand gesture of love every single Valentine’s day. Once in a while though, it’s nice to receive a personalized token of thoughtfulness and affection. I’m sure that your loved ones will appreciate some extra effort this Valentine’s Day.

So I have a solution for you my friends…

White Spacedecorative divider line 10103White SpaceA vinyl decal! I’m sure you knew where I was headed… it’s just so easy to get a custom design that fits your relationship perfectly, or maybe try one of our many pre-designed decals about love. For extra measure you could consider putting together a wall of framed pictures of the two of you and place a statement in the middle or beneath as a focal point for your project.  (Don’t worry, we have design experts that can assist you with arranging it all artistically.)

White SpaceValentines BlogWhite SpaceThese are just a few ideas for a meaningful gift for your loved one this year! The possibilities are as endless as your imagination.  Check out our February newsletter for more great ideas to get your creativity going.  Not signed up? Just go to our websites’ homepage and sign up quick and easy.  If you’d like the already published February issue, send us an email to support@wallwritten.com.

White Spacedecorative divider line 10103White SpaceWould you like to share how you have used Wall Written decals to declare your love? Enter for a chance to win our insanely popular Love Infinity Symbol! Share a photo (on either Facebook or Instagram) of how you have used our statements to show your loved ones how you feel. Upload your entry before February 29th, be sure to tag us, and use the hashtag #WallWrittenLove

 If you are sharing on Instagram, make sure you are following us so we can follow you back (if you don’t, then depending on your privacy settings, we might not be able to see your picture.)

Winners will be announced on March 1st.

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 The decal “Love (Infinity Symbol)” statement will be sent to the winner in Black vinyl, 22″ x 15.7″

If you would like to purchase the decal shown above, you can do that here.

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Vinyl Decals: A Renter’s Paradise

As a young adult you get used to moving around a lot. You don’t have the money to buy your own home, and yet you long to decorate your space! You want to make the space your own. To have your personality  radiate from the walls and through your decor so that everybody that enters your space says “Yes, this is definitely [insert your name here]’s home”.

I know all to well the this feeling and still, as a renter you are somewhat limited. You can’t paint a wall without a landlords consent, you definitely can’t hammer nails into the wall to hang up your art… so what do you do? Having an artistic personality, I was stumped and frustrated. I found  I had to content myself with hanging tacky posters and let it be, never giving a second thought to my other options.

Then I began working at Wall Written and immediately it became clear to me that this was an incredible alternative to those quirky posters. It was easy, cost effective, elegant and didn’t damage the walls! So I had no problem putting a beautiful decal up above my bed. Then when I decided it was time to move I removed the decal using a toothpick and it was that simple. I can honestly say that it was the simplest solution to my dilemma. Perhaps you have racked your brain over this as well, and this could be your solution too.

There are lots of pre-designed decals on our website, as well as the ability to design your own creation online.  A professional graphic artist can help you if you get stuck or just want someone else to do it.  To enlist their help, just click on the “Create your Own” tab and then click again on the “Learn More About Free Custom Design Sessions” button. Wah La! Personalized decor that won’t break your budget or upset your landlord.

 

 

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End of Year Clearance Sale

 

Customer’s Choice
And the winner is…   Cheryl Foley!

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Cheryl, thank you for your feedback. You have just won this decal!
To claim your prize and select your colors, call us  at  888.665.0240 so we can get it sent to you.
Cheryl gave us a well written, thoughtful comment.

We like the “A” option as well, and will be adding it to our site.

 Thanks for everyone’s feedback. We will be doing this again soon, so check back often.

Your opinions count!

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This is HUGE!

We are cleaning out our stock of clearance items and making incredible savings available to our loyal customers. Head on over to our website for 70% off ALL clearance items. You don’t want to miss out on these amazing deals!

The discount is applied after you add it to your cart.

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Holiday Guests

The Holiday Hostess: My journey in how to get ready for planned and unplanned Holiday guests

Take a minute and just consider the best memories you have of visiting friends and family members in their home. I’ve been the recipient of many gracious hosts and hostesses. While scrolling through my mental memory book, several ideas came to mind of fun ideas that I can easily implement to make my guests feel the same welcoming warmth that I have received. While dwelling on the memories of Holidays spent with family and friends was pleasant, I soon realized I had work to do! Of course everything seems well put together when you’re the one visiting, but sometimes when you’re the hostess (or host), things can seem hectic and often not quite the way you planned.

So I began by making a basic lists of elements that should be addressed when preparing for guests in my home.  (I’m a list person)

List One: Basic Needs

In this list are sleeping arrangements (Is there a spare bedroom or an area?)

Do I need to purchase or borrow air mattresses, sleeping bags or cots?

Gather sheets, blankets and pillows (2 per person per bed) as needed.

Divide the space into a sleeping area as much as possible.  You can use furniture, plants, or a screen, just get creative. Always start in the corners and near walls as to utilize as much space as possible and try to keep the middle section area of the space open and clutter free for walking space and socializing.

So, which bathroom will they use, and is it stocked with extra towels, toilet tissue, new toothbrushes and paste, hand and body soap, a razor, neutrally scented shampoos and lotions? (Most of us forget one or two small necessities when traveling, and nobody wants uncle Bob to be stuck without a toothbrush for a week! So it’s best to have some spares on hand.)

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List Two:  Thoughtful Touches

These are the extras that say “You’re Our Guest, Make Yourself At Home”!  In fact, we have a beautiful wall quote that says just that.

In this list you’ll also want to add: A decorative yet comfy blanket for the bed, books and magazines, a clock, a box of tissues, fresh flowers, lamp or perhaps some holiday decor.  A pad of paper and a pen can also be a nice touch.

Don’t forget to leave space in a dresser or closet for their belongings. I don’t particularly like living out of a suit case, so if I have somewhere to hang, or fold my clothes it helps me feel more organized and at home, even if I’m not at home.

Keep in mind:  the kitchen will be affected, so I add the guests favorite snacks and drinks. Consider food allergies or preferences (like vegetarian, gluten free or vegan). Although, I must note here that if a guests’ eating habits are drastically different from yours, ask for their help in preparing their meals.  I’m sure the request would be welcome and appreciated.

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List Three: Have, Borrow, Buy

As I took inventory of what I had on hand, what I could borrow and what may be purchased, I realized this could get out of control if I allowed it to.  Not everything on my lists were “essentials”.  I didn’t want to overspend time and money on things that wouldn’t be used.  With a high demand on both resources this time of year. Focusing on the reasons my family is celebrating put me in the right frame of mind to get to work.

So with that focus in mind, I narrowed the lists down to what was time and cost effective and now I know it will turn out beautifully. Without the stress of large, unplanned expenses.

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To sum up, here are some tips:

-Do something everyday to get ready even if it’s small, it will be one less thing you have to do when your guests arrive.

-Use what I already have, or borrow it from neighbors and friends that are close by.

-Don’t be stressed out. As the host or hostess, if you are calm and easy going, everybody will be much more comfortable in your home.

– Perhaps, most importantly, keep it simple. This will help alleviate your stress. Remember to enjoy your guests!

There you have it. As I was writing this, the excitement of having guests has been growing. Knowing they will be comfortable is a a pleasant and rewarding addition to my holiday joy!

Customers Choice

Wall Written is a vinyl lettering and decal company driven by our customers opinions and tastes. We love to get feedback from our customers and get their opinions on what new designs we should put on our site. Here are two new options that we have been playing with and we would love to see what you think. Leave us a comment below with suggestions, opinions, and more ideas! At the end of December we will count the votes and pick a winner.
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By the way, the customer who leaves the most convincing comment will win a free decal of the winning design on us. Let the voting begin! :)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving BlogWe wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving from our Wall Written staff! We are thankful for our loyal customers.

 

In the spirit of the holidays and decorating, we have many new goodies and have saved the popular oldies. Now that you have finished your turkey bowl, Christmas is right around the corner and we wanted to share with you some of our favorite designs.

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May your heart be full of gratitude. Happy Holidays!