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December 2012

January is Mail Order Gardening Month so Set Your Sights on Spring

By Designed 2B Sweet Inc. December 31, 2012 260 Views No comments

When the cold winds of January are blowing and the snow is piling up outside your window it is hard to imagine that spring will ever come. Many people begin to set their sights on warmer weather with gardening catalogs which they use in order to decide what to plant when the time is right. Why not have a Mail Order Gardening get together so that you can imagine the warm sun upon your face and a garden that is resplendent with healthy bounty and beautiful flowers?

If everyone brings a mail order gardening catalog you will have a lot of diversity. What fun you will have deciding upon just the right flowers and shrubs to plant when the weather turns balmy. You can serve tea and coffee with a variety of pastries and trade ideas about the best plants for your gardening zone.

To get everyone in the mood, decorate with pastel colors. Use our Silver Silhouette Placecard Holders that are shaped like a flower, Garden Party Flip Flop Placecard Holders or the stylish Allure Glass Grapes Placecard Holders. Decorate the table with our Polyester Decorative Hibiscus Flowers, Palm Breezes Beach Pail Tea light Holders or the Elegant Orchid Gel Candle. Find ways to use our Foam Flower and Leaves Craft Shapes, Pastel Foam Butterflies and Foam Blossoms and Bugs to give your home a real feeling of spring. To really set the mood why not hang up our Paper Light Up Hibiscus Lantern Set

Provide everyone with Artist Flowerpot Craft Kits so they have something in which to plant seeds. There is a wide variety of favors you can provide for your guests such as Long Stem Tulip Lollipops in Assorted Colors, Daisy Lollipops which also come in a variety of colors or our Long Stem Rose Lollipops. How about our Two Peas in a Pod Candle in an Ivy Print Gift Box or Love Grows Plantable Wildflower Daisy Favors? These are just a few suggestions for favors so be sure to browse our site to choose the ideal favors for your guests.

Having a Mail Order Gardening Party is the perfect way to bring some warmth and sunshine into an otherwise dreary month. Your friends will be more than happy to have an excuse for a get together where blooms and gossip are on the menu. You may even decide to make a Mail Order Gardening Party a yearly tradition in the month of January to perk up everyone's spirits.

Making Gifts Look Special

By Designed 2B Sweet Inc. December 1, 2012 447 Views No comments

Do you like wrapping Christmas gifts? While many of us love Christmas shipping, we dont really think too much about how we are going to wrap our gifts. Usually we find the cheapest wrapping paper we can and hurriedly wrap our gifts the day before Christmas. While this may work for some families, quite a few are jealous when they see beautifully wrapped gifts at their favorite retailer or at Christmas parties. What many people do not realize, however, is that making your Christmas gifts look special is not only easy, but very inexpensive!


Making Gifts Look Special: Ribbons
While many people put most of their attention on wrapping paper, the trick is actually finding the right ribbons for your packages. With a scissor, you can curl even the most boring ribbons, making them looking amazing when tied right on a package. While it may take some adjusting, it can easily make the most boring package stand out, making people think you spent hours making your gift bag or wrapped box look extra special. When it comes to making your gifts look special for the Christmas season, try going with thinner ribbon in typical Christmas colors, such as silver, gold, red, and green.

 

Making Gifts Look Special: Boxes
Sometimes the trick to making your gifts look special is simplicity. Rather than going with fancy wrapping paper, consider going with a colored box that is the perfect size for the gift. Most colored boxes can easily be spruced up with ribbon and are cheaper than buying wrapping paper. Even better, you can buy craft supplies to let your kids spruce up the boxes themselves, adding glitter, rhinestones, and fun stickers to the box to add a little bit of extra sparkle to your Christmas gifts. If you want to make your gift look very unique, consider going with a unique box, such as an oriental takeout box in Christmas colors.

 

Making Gifts Look Special: Bags
Another way of making your gifts look special is using decorative gift bags. Like most colored boxes, they are very easy to decorate and many people love reusing these bags when giving gifts to others. If you are wanting to be more eco-friendly, however, you can always give your gift in a reusable bag, such as a tote. Tote bags can be decorated to look beautiful and customized to fit the personality of those you are giving the gift too. Reusable bags can also be part of the gift, allowing you to give someone special two gifts in one!


Over the past few years, more companies have also been making special bags that can be colored and decorated by kids. While these color your own gift makes may not look elegant, they are perfect at making gifts look special in your own family. Grandparents especially love getting these cute gift bags since they can easily be saved as a unique craft project, or used as part of a Christmas decoration. With the right supplies, it is easy to make just about any look special for the Christmas season!