Posts Tagged ‘ideas’

Save the Date

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When it comes to planning your wedding, the first thing that comes to mind is the most important: picking a date! With so many factors to wedding planning and various times of year, choosing which day is “The BIG Day” can seem overwhelming. Don’t let this fun time get the best of you — read on for some tips (source: The Knot) on how to best Save the Date to avoid any unnecessary stress:

  1. SEND save the dates! You don’t want your guests to be in the dark about when your wedding is taking place, and giving them a heads up allows them to make the necessary arrangements to witness you tie the knot.
  2. Send them early enough The general guideline here is 6-8 months before the big day. Giving your friends and loved ones plenty of time in advance ensures that they’ll be more likely to be able to attend, and gives you peace of mind that everyone you want there is aware. Win-win!
  3. BUT, don’t sent them TOO early! On the opposite side of things, if you send save-the-dates too far in advance, guests are more likely to forget about the date. Moreover, the details of your wedding may change between that point in time and when you send out formal invitations.
  4. Be sure about who you send them to. Only send them to people who you are 100% sure you want to attend. If you send a save the date to someone you’re unsure about inviting and then change your mind later; it just creates an unnecessary and awkward scenario…yikes.
  5. Don’t worry too much about the design! Since your formal wedding invitations will come later, you can put much more thought and energy into those. Have fun with your save the dates, get creative, and let your excitement shine through.
  6. If you’re into sending them digitally, send paper ones too (as a backup). While technology is reliable 99% of the time (well, mostly…), there’s always a chance that an emailed save the date could get lost in someone’s junk folder. Sending them electronically is by all means a good option, you just may want to send paper ones as well. They can also make a great keepsake for the sentimental folks in your life.
  7. Be clear about who is invited. You don’t want your guests wondering if they can or can’t bring their kids, their new girlfriend, their dog…name the intended guests specifically and intentionally to avoid any confusion.

As an extra gesture, add some special gift-giving to remind those closest to you (such as your groomsmen and bridesmaids who will be an integral part of your special day) to remember the celebration. We have our engraved black matte flask and white skinny mini shown above which make great options!

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Memories on Display – Engraved Christmas Tree Ornaments

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So here’s the thing.  I LOVE Christmas.  Not only do I love it, but since the dawn of time…well, my time anyways, the very mention of Christmas has conjured up nostalgia so intense that I’m overwhelmed by the memories of times long ago.  I think of traditions.  I think of family gatherings, seeing faces light up as gifts were opened and before all of that, decorating the tree with my parents while the Carpenters crooned their Christmas Portrait in the background.  Ahhhh the tree.  The tree, in all of its glory, covered in twinkling lights and tinsel and bobbles and decorations of all sorts, the star the crowned jewel peering down from the top.

I don’t know what Christmas memories are close to your heart, but personally I relish the moments of unwrapping carefully packed ornaments, each specific to a time and place with memories all their own.  I have dozens upon dozens, an ornament and a memory to go with it.  Some make me laugh, some make me thoughtful, some bring a tear to my eye, but they all make me smile.  There’s the Merry Mice that from years of wear are no longer fuzzy, the one half of a pair of turtle doves whose counterpart hangs on the tree belonging to best friends in England, the Santa hat-wearing basketball from when my dad and I road-tripped to Indiana and, most recently the two new ornaments that will adorn my tree this year, the Big Sister and Little Sister ornaments I’ve personalized for my daughters.

The Christmas tree, to me, is a collection of memories hung on display for a brief period of time.  In their shiny surfaces we remember Christmases gone by, we relive the magic and wonder of our childhood Christmases and we build memories for future generations.  What a special gift it will be this year to share this experience with my little ones.  I’m hoping that they will eventually grow to love this tradition as much as I do.

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Opening engraved ornaments year after year takes your tree decorating party to the next level of sentimentality and nostaglia.

To purchase, visit our website to view our full collection.

Everyday Heroes

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“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

― Fred Rogers

All of us, at one time or another, have been touched in some way by a hero. Sometimes these heroes are visible and present, putting out fires, rescuing puppies, saving lives one day at a time. Sometimes, everyday heroes are just quietly doing their thing, without calling much attention to themselves. In good times and in bad, these everyday heroes, the helpers, are the ones that make HUGE impacts on the lives of people around them.

They step up.

They get dirty and get involved.

They don’t wait for or expect accolades & praise.

They do what needs to be done to help.

We applaud these heroes and thank them for being so amazing! If you are looking for a personal way to thank some that has made a significant impact in your life, engraved gifts offer a beautiful way to give them a gift that will show them how thankful you feel for them being in your life.

The optic diamond, shown above, was a recently example of this type of gift that was ordered on our website. But the ideas are endless! Here are a few more gifts ideas to consider:

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Wood Clock with Matte Finish

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Crystal Apple

Keychain - Star & Mini Stars

Keychain – Star & Mini Stars

Musical Water Globe

Musical Water Globe – Floral Bouquet

Engravable Wallet Card

Engravable Wallet Card

Someone Special Royal Plush Blanket

Someone Special Royal Plush Blanket


To purchase a thank you gift for a hero in your life, visit our website or find it in a store near you.

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