Thursday, January 11, 2018

New Valentine's Design for the Newly-Separated or Commitmentphobes

Valentine's Day is a great time of year when you're in a happy relationship. It's not so wonderful when you're in the other kind. we get it.

This new design is perfect for those who are getting out of a romance at this time of year.

Now available at Zazzle, RedBubble, and Society6:

- Lynne Sabean


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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

New Design: Be My Valenwine

Do you know someone who puts the "love" in "wine lover"? We've got the perfect gift idea for your favorite oenophile. Introducing:

Now available at Zazzle, RedBubble, and Society6:

- Lynne Sabean


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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

New Valentine's Day Design: He or She is My Lobster

We don't know if it's really true that lobsters mate for life. But we'd like to think that it is, especially with Valentine's Day right around the corner. So we're happy to announce two recently designs, just in time for Happy Hearts Day.

Now available at Zazzle, RedBubble, and Society6:

- Lynne Sabean


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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Introducing Our "Apple Blossoms" Invitation Collection

We're happy to introduce our first spring/summer wedding collection of 2018.(Yes, we're still hoping it'll eventually warm up sometime.)

We're also busily updating several of our other invitation collections, based on your feedback and requests.

- Lynne Sabean


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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Wrapping... Up Our 2018 Valentine's Day Designs

While most others are wrapping their Christmas gifts, we're wrapping up our 2018 Valentine's Day designs. (Yup, we're feeling chronologically challenged.) To date, we've created at least four new collections and updated others.


We won't start actively promoting these products until after the New Year, but you can preview them now at our Smell My Feet Zazzle store:

- Lynne Sabean

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


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Monday, December 4, 2017

Planning the Perfect New Year's Eve Party

Following are tips from Janusian Gallery to help you plan the best New Year's Eve party ever:

  • Set a budget: this will help you determine how many people to invite, where to hold the event, what food/beverages to serve, what entertainment you can afford, etc.
  • Choose a New Year's party theme: retro, disco, modern, casual, or formal.
  • Book the venue: if you're not having a house party. Event spaces fill up quickly this time of year... and they're charging peak rates for New Year's Eve parties. How will the space further your them? What's included? Will you need to rent tables, chairs, linens? Do you want a big screen to watch the ball drop? Now's the time to ask.
  • Build a guest list: with whom do you want to ring in the New Year?
  • Get the word out early: it's a super-busy time of year. Give people more advance notice than you usually would. Consider save the date card or even just a "heads up" group e-mail / text.
  • Staff and planners can help take some of the load off you. Consider hiring a few high-school kids to pass around appetizers at the event and clean up afterwards.
  • Followup with invitations: set up a web page, send out an e-mail / text, pick up the phone or mail a custom printed invitation.

     

    We recommend NOT including the invite with any Christmas cards you may send out, as the message may get lost.
  • Plan your food and drink. Frankly, we're addicted to Pinterest for great recipes. How much of it do you want to make your selves and how much will you have catered?
  • Entertainment: Band? DJ? Your playlist?
  • Party supplies and decorations: For the perfect New Year's Even party, they're more than just an afterthought. Depending on the theme, you may choose to go with the convenience of disposable plates cups, and napkins.
  • Wear comfortable shoes: Trust us on this one.
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  • Consider a (late) brunch instead: Make it pot-luck and you'll have even more time to spend with your guests.

What are your favorite party planning ideas? Leave us a message below.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay

- Lynne Sabean


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