Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Simple Yet Elegant

Sometimes you come across a gift that is so universal in it's appeal and it's versatility that you just have to talk about it. And here is such a gift.

This heavyweight solid-glass block with the name and the meaning of the name engraved on it will bring an understated yet elegant touch of individuality to any home or office desk top.

It is perfect for male or female, for home or office, and for any age of teen and older. Everyone likes to see their name on something ... and knowing the meaning of your name makes it even more special.

This name meaning glass block, while relatively inexpensive, will provide "class" to any location where it is displayed. Click on the picture for a larger view and you'll see what I mean. This is truly a great gift for almost anyone (and if you hurry, there's still time to order some for Christmas gifts!)

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Anniversary Gift Ideas

Anniversaries come all throughout the year and are events to be celebrated. Whether it is your own anniversary or that of your best friend, your parents, your grandparents, or your children, anniversaries come around every year and warrant a gift.

But anniversary gift ideas are sometimes hard to come up with ... especially when it is your own. After all, you don't want to give the same thing AGAIN this year do you?!

So we have created a site devoted specifically to Anniversary Gift Ideas. We managed to find not just one, but FOUR lists of Traditional Anniversary Gifts. We also included some not-so-common categories such as Keepsake Flowers and Vases and Unique and One-of-a-Kind Anniversary Gifts, as well as the more standard Anniversary Rings and Bands, and Anniversary Clocks. Shhhh ... don't tell your kids, but there's even a section on Romantic Fun and Games!

Visit our Anniversary Gift Ideas site and see what you can find that would be just perfect for that next anniversary gift you need!

Monday, November 21, 2005

Santa REALLY Came!

If your child still believes in Santa Claus, you might as well enjoy it and have some fun with it. So how does your child really know that Santa came on Christmas Eve? What type of proof can you provide to keep the excitement going?

Well, we have found something that should help ... brand new and one-of-a-kind ... the Santa Was Here Kit! It comes with all the proof you need to convince your child that Santa REALLY came to visit this Christmas.

Imagine the delight on your child's face on Christmas morning as they notice all the evidence that Santa paid them a visit the night before! They'll be so busy showing you the proof that you won't have to worry about them asking those questions you don't know how to answer.

Check out the Santa Was Here Kit and see how much excitement you can bring to your child's Christmas this year.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Anniversary Gift Ideas

Coming next week ... Anniversary Gift Ideas!

Be sure to check back in a few days!

Friday, November 11, 2005

The Gift of Caring (Part 1)

Thanksgiving is a time when most of us get together as families and enjoy too much good food and maybe even too much togetherness. But it's tradition, right?

Well, what many of us forget is, not everyone has family they can gather with. Not everyone can have an abundance of food to "pig out on." And not everyone feels like they have something to be thankful for. Has your family ever considered what Thanksgiving could be like if your circumstances were different?

What if you were homeless and living on the streets? What if you lived in a third world country? What if you didn't even have the money to heat your home on what is often a very cold day of the year? Could you find something to be thankful for in those situations?

Hopefully you will never be in need of the basic essentials of life. But there are many who are there ... everyday ... day in and day out. And those people could use your help. Not your pity and not even just your money. But how about a little of your time?

Why not get several of your family members or friends together this Thanksgiving and go help serve Thanksgiving dinner at a homeless shelter in your town or a nearby city?

Or maybe you travel out of town every Thanksgiving and really can't do something personally on Thanksgiving Day. How about donating funds to help the less fortunate in another country? Why not provide a goat for a family or buy a small grove of 10 fruit trees to help a family generate additional income? World Vision has many ways you can contribute in seemingly small ways that mean so much more in third world countries.

Get your kids involved in something like this and watch their eyes shine! What can you do for others this Thanksgiving?

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

The True Value of a Stamp

Every year, the Post Office brings out their Christmas stamps just in time for mailing Christmas cards. They do not have new ones every year and oftentimes the selections are very slim and not real exciting.

So now there is a way you can have interesting stamps on your Christmas cards ... stamps that will get people talking ... stamps that will make people do a double-take ... stamps that will make people go "ooh" or "ahh" or "how cute!" or just "look at that!"

PhotoStamps are a fun and easy way to add a personal touch to everything you send in the mail. You can give them as unique and unforgettable gifts, or keep them and frame them so you and your family can treasure your PhotoStamps for years to come. You can create stamps using digital photos of your new baby, your new pet, your current family picture, or just about anything that suits your fancy.

Don't rely on the Post Office to provide your stamps this year. Use your own entertaining personalized stamps from PhotoStamps.

Kind of puts a new spin on collecting stamps, doesn't it?!

Monday, November 07, 2005

Family Photo Christmas Cards

Even in this day when emailing is so prevalent, my parents still receive numerous Christmas cards every year. And my mom still hangs them on the walls. It's always fun to go around and look at all the cards, to see who sent them, and to choose the prettiest or funniest or most meaningful ones.

But some of the ones I've always enjoyed the most are the Photo Post Cards. It's fun to watch a family change throughout the years. Kids grow up, hairstyles change, people get older. They represent family history in pictures.

I have a friend from college that sends one out every year along with a newsletter telling of her family's activities throughout the year. Since we live in different parts of the country, I've never met her husband or her children. But I feel almost as if I know them because I've watched the kids grow up over the years and read the letters telling about their activities and interests.

Photo Post Cards are a great tradition to begin when just starting your lives together as a family (or at any point in time!) and then to continue throughout the years. Those are Christmas "cards" that people actually keep instead of throwing away or recyling.

With 30 border designs to choose from, why not consider sending
Photo Post Cards this year ... even if it's just you and your dog or cat.

Friday, November 04, 2005

A Letter from Santa

When a child still believes in Santa Claus, the traditions and tales about Santa's role at Christmastime are very important. Gotta be good, gotta have a list, gotta go to bed early on Christmas Eve, and so on. And most important, letting Santa know that "special" gift that is so wished for.

Communicating with Santa is somewhat ambiguous to a small child ... and usually requires the help from a cooperative adult. So what if, instead of your child sending a letter to Santa this year, they received a letter from him?

What could be more special to a small child than getting a letter from Santa? And if he knows their name, their best friend's name and the name of the town they live in, he must be real after all, right? And if Santa is "real," then it's natural to want to do as tradition advocates and be nice all year long.

If you have a small child or grandchild that still believes in Santa Claus, why not have a letter from Santa sent to them to make for an exciting and memorable Christmas this year. Personalized Letters from Santa offers several choices in order to make them very personalized. This is a gift your child will want to keep for years to come.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

One Stop Shopping From Home

Wouldn't it be great if you could do ALL of your shopping at one place ... and yet have every gift individualized to your recipient's personal interests?

Well, there is such a place ... and there is one type of gift that everyone enjoys getting. And what is that gift?!

A calendar! Just choose either the daily boxed variety or the 12-month wall hanging kind. After that, your choices are UNLIMITED!! There are so many options. Whatever their interests are, you'll have several choices. One selection for each person on your list and your shopping is done!

You will not find a traditional store (and certainly not one of those kiosks in the mall) that has 1000s of calendars to choose from. That can only be found online, and from none other than Calendars.com.