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,


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Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

28 Sep

It’s finally Fall and to me, that means a lot of pumpkin spice overload.  I am truly a sucker for pumpkin spice anything!  I don’t think I am the only one, either.  Walking into my local grocery store I am bombarded with all kinds of products jumping on the pumpkin spice trend from Cheerios to pop-tarts!


While you can always visit your local Starbucks for a Pumpkin Spice Latte, I have a homemade version that’s really delicious.  If you’re having people over to carve pumpkins or love to host a Halloween trick-or-treat gathering, you should whip up this great recipe for your guests.  I love adding our personalized napkins as your guests can take them home to make their own Pumpkin Spice Lattes!  Our “A Lot of Text” Napkins are really perfect for any party where you can share recipes from cocktails to your famous chili recipe.  I think they’re perfect for holiday cocktail parties and make great conversation starters, too.

Pumpkin Latte Ingredients


Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

2 Cups Milk

2 Tbsp Pumpkin Puree

3 Tbsp Sugar

1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract

1/2 tsp pumpkin spice

1/2 Cup Strong Hot Coffee

In a saucepan, heat milk, pumpkin and sugar and whisk.  Do not boil.  Turn off heat and add vanilla, spice and coffee.  Whisk!  Pour into cup/mug and top with whipped cream and a shake of pumpkin spice.

Let me know if you make my Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe in the comments below.  Would love to hear from you!



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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,



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