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Fall is a Fun Season to Snap the Perfect Photo

1 Oct

Photo Holiday CardsFall is a great time of year for photo taking.  The colors of the season brings many opportunities for perfect pictures for your custom holiday cards!

When you are considering what sort of images are good to use on your holiday card, think out of the box.  There are those fun days where pictures are a natural, such as a family walk on the beach on a cool fall day in white sweaters, standing in front of a red barn (a really fun background), or a visit to a stable to ride horses!

If you are apple picking, taking a hayride, or buying a Halloween pumpkin, remember to capture the moment.! The colors of the fall makes for great photo backgrounds. From trees turning luscious shades of autumn, backgrounds filled with mums in rich shades of oranges, yellows and reds, a walk in beautiful woods or other picturesque locations, the natural scenery of the season is ideal.

Remember to take an extra few minutes to snap the picture! Many people also take their holiday card pictures at Thanksgiving or other seasonal family occasions.  The family pictures are great for Christmas Cards and also for New Year cards.

Wherever you decide to take your pictures, just have fun!  And, remember to take both vertical and horizontal pictures so you have options when selecting your photo cards.

Enjoy the season!

Warmest wishes,


Just a Little Reminder Can Make the Difference

24 Sep

Gift Reminder ServiceIf you’re anything like me, it’s hard to keep track of everyone’s birthdays, anniversaries and upcoming events.  That’s why we created our Gift Reminder Service.  It’s really helped me personally by providing an email reminder 5 weeks before an occasion and 3 weeks before which gives me plenty of time to order something special.

I love giving personalized gifts and I order a couple weeks before the occasion.  When I get the email reminder, it’s the perfect time for me to order a personalized gift.  It’s very easy to use.  To begin, you simply log in here.

Then you will be prompted to enter a recipient name, the event/occasion you want to remember, and the date of the event.  We save all your reminders and you can edit or delete them at any time.  I have reminders saved for Birthdays, Mother’s Day, Anniversaries, Father’s Day, and Thanksgiving.  Why Thanksgiving?  That’s when I order some hostess gifts for parties or dinners we’ve been invited to during the holiday season!

Be that special friend and relative who always remembers everyone’s special events and de-stress your life so you no longer have to worry about all those dates!  Take a few minutes and start your Gift Reminder Service now and stay on top of everything effortlessly from now on!

Best wishes,



Family Favorite Apple Crisp is a Taste of Fall

17 Sep

Apple CrispIt’s hard to believe that autumn is almost here, but it feels like the seasons are changing.  For me, the sure tell sign of fall for me is when the apple trees are ready for picking. Next weekend, the honey crisps will be ready to pick in Michigan and I’ll be there, bushel in hand, picking my share.  My family loves honey crisps and what could be better than the sweet taste of a freshly picked apple?

I’ll pick enough, of course, to share with family and friends and will bring a bucket of them to the office too for everyone to enjoy.  And I’ll look forward to baking with the apples too.  That’s such a treat! The smell of baked apples and spices and a warm autumn dessert filling the house with that fabulous aroma is the best.  If you are planning an apple-themed party, we love our Basket of Apples Die-cut Invitations!

Basket of Apples Die-cut InvitationsAlthough I normally stick with my tried and true favorites in my recipe collection, I’ve been browsing recipes online lately as I want to try a new recipe this fall.   When I see a 4-star recipe on All, I feel pretty confident that it will be terrific.  The Family Favorite Apple Crisp seems like the perfect choice.  I’m going to make it for some company in a couple weeks, along with a peach foster.  I picked some peaches a month ago and froze the slices just for that reason.  Both, paired with vanilla ice cream, will make the perfect fall ending to my BBQ steak dinner I’m planning.

I am really excited to enjoy the warm sweet taste of this baked apple dish this year and hope you will find some time to enjoy a special dish that sounds good to you too!  Enjoy the many tastes of the season!

Happy fall,

recipe shown is © 2016