A Gift for the Guests

Jul 30, 2014 by

Planning a wedding is part great fun, part huge stress. This is especially true if you’re having a destination wedding, or an event with many out of towners coming in for the occasion.
Since you can’t be there in person to welcome your guests it’s a nice gesture to leave them a little arrival gift in their rooms. Just a little something to thank them for spending their money and time to be with you on your special day.
The number of people coming, and your budget will determine what you put inside. You can use a nice gift bag in your wedding colors, or a small basket, or crate. Again, what you put inside will determine the size of the container you choose. Here are a few suggestions:
A welcome letter on good quality paper or cardstock. Use your computer to write and print it, being sure to use your guest’s name in the greeting. Each letter should be signed by the bride and groom. If time allows or there are only a few guests consider writing these by hand.
A copy of the event agenda, with times, locations and a map. A list of local restaurants and some local attractions is also nice to include.
A small fashion rescue kit is a nice addition. Some things to include might be a lint roller, a sewing kit, a shoe shine sponge, safety pins, headband or hair elastics, hair pins, band aids, individual packs of Advil, Alka Seltzer, and Pepto, an emery board, gum or mints.
A small picture frame with a nice photo of the happy couple.
Keep in mind how your guests are traveling. If they arrive by car it’s easy for them to tote their goodies home. If traveling by plane be sure what you leave is easy to pack and put into a suitcase.
If you don’t have time to do this yourself, (and who could blame you) talk to your wedding coordinator, or the concierge in the hotel.

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The Gift of Service

May 20, 2014 by

With Memorial Day so close, I can’t help but think of our service people, far from home, but close in our hearts. In honor of our military, all care packages are on sale through July4. Remember that special soldier or sailor with a taste of home.
Boredom Buster Care Package
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Short Spring Memories

May 15, 2014 by

In Arizona spring is a micro-season before high triple digits set in, it’s called Memorial Day! My grandfather never failed to put on the Memorial Day barbeque. The big, tree shaded back yard would be thick with the smoke of cooking chicken or sausage. My grandfather manned the grill in his apron and one of an assortment of funny hats given to him by his grandchildren. My granddad’s love of grilling inspired a succession of barbeque themed gifts. Grandfathers are in that hard to gift category, so it usually comes down to what they love to do. The Jack and Jim, Together at Last Gift BasketJim_Jack=SKU_851471

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Gift Basket Obsession – 2 Sisters Gift Baskets

May 7, 2014 by

I am obsessed with choosing gifts for people I love, and even people I only like. I credit my mother for this. Apparently I come from a long line of gift obsessed women. When my sisters and I were growing up we didn’t have a lot of money, but my mother always managed to give us gifts we really wanted, and there was usually a little something extra enclosed.

If you got a shirt you could be sure somewhere in the package there was a pair of earrings to match in the box. A new pair of pants? Look for a belt or socks or a hair clip in that package. One of my best gifts came when I was 16. She found a pretty, pink pre-decorated gift box and filled it with lots of 16 themed gifts individually wrapped. There was a charm for my bracelet, matching earrings, a camisole with Sweet Sixteen embroidered on the front, a beautiful handkerchief with the number 16 in each corner (I still have that 41 years later) and other things that I don’t recall. What I do remember, was how excited I was when I untied that beautiful bow and took the lid off the box. In later years I’ve come to realize she must have spent months putting that gift together and it still makes me smile.

As an adult I’ve spent hours scouring stores and catalogs in attempts to delight my own children and loved ones. One thing I’ve found is that a combination of thoughtfully chosen small gifts frequently brings more pleasure than one giant gift. So when it came time to reinvent myself recently, I asked myself what I really, really love. After all I spent the first part of my life helping other people realize their dreams, or at least their Board of Director’s dreams.

Now it’s my turn and I hope you enjoy this journey as much as I am. After all, you never know what may be at the bottom of that gift basket!

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2 Sisters Gift Baskets Easter Sunday, April 20th

Mar 23, 2014 by

Many Americans follow the tradition of coloring hard-boiled eggs and giving baskets of candy. Please visit 2sisters gift baskets to send your basket of joy. The Easter Bunny is a popular legendary anthropomorphic Easter gift-giving character analogous to Santa Claus in American culture. On Easter Monday, the President of the United States holds an annual Easter egg roll on the White House lawn for young children. New York City holds an annual Easter parade on Easter Sunday.

 

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