Posts Tagged ‘Family’
It’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).But 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…
A 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.)
These 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 email@example.com.
Would 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
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Winners will be announced on March 1st.
The decal “Love (Infinity Symbol)” statement will be sent to the winner in Black vinyl, 22″ x 15.7″
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And the winner is… Cheryl Foley!
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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.)
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.
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.
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!
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.
May your heart be full of gratitude. Happy Holidays!
The importance of family is amplified to it’s full extent during the holiday season. But our beautiful decals can always keep your family in your mind and close to your heart. Our customers love too share pictures of their beautiful family centered projects and we love to see them. Here are some great ideas for your next vinyl project:
This month we will be having a different kind of contest… This how it’s going to work.
1. “Like” our Facebook page if you haven’t already. (There is a link on the right side panel of this page)
2. Share any of our recent posts from this month on your page!
3. Your name will automatically go in the drawing! The more posts you share the more times your name will be entered!
4. July 1st We will randomly select a name and announce the winner on July 3rd!
The winner will receive the following design for FREE!
“Home is Where Love Resides” Color: Black Size: 23″ x 13″
We will also have our regular monthly photo contest! So keep submitting your photos and reviews to our email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Facebook to win a free design!