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Cute Valentine’s Day Card Ideas

Berry Valentine's Day Cards 3Happy Valentine’s Day! Jen Carver of Banner Events here! Sending and receiving messages of love is the best feeling, isn’t it? Today is Valentine’s Day, and I am excited to share a fun roundup of cute Valentine’s Day card ideas with you!  With a particularly busy month, my children and I got to work early figuring out how we wanted to show love this Valentine’s Day! We hope you enjoy these four fabulous Valentine’s Day card ideas!

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A Magical Mermaid Birthday Party

Mermaid Birthday Party

Turning 5 is a magical milestone! To celebrate my daughter’s 5th birthday, we threw her a magical mermaid birthday party, full of girly and glam details, at a local indoor aquatics center. Jen Carver of Banner Events has been teaming up with me on the planning and styling of my daughter’s birthday parties for a few years now. This party was especially fun to plan together with so many sparkly, glittered decorations and details, gorgeous sea-inspired desserts, beautiful costumes and accessories, and thoughtful party favors. You’ll love re-living the party with us as you check out the photos from Lauren Oliver Photography.
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5 Tips for Sending Christmas Cards

Christmas CardsChristmas time is my favorite time of year! Like many people, I love spreading Christmas cheer by giving gifts and sending Christmas cards. I use Christmas cards as a personal way to connect with friends and family during the holiday season.  Everyone on our Christmas card mailing list has played an important role in our lives, at one time or another. Not only do I love sending Christmas cards, I love receiving them in return.  Seeing photos of everyone’s kids and reading their Christmas letters brings me so much joy! Plus, the cards help me stay up-to-date on the latest happenings in loved ones’ families. If the thought of sending Christmas cards seems overwhelming, stick with me for a few minutes.  I’m sharing 5 tips for sending Christmas cards!

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Favorite Christmas Card Styles

Christmas CardsChristmas cards come in dozens of different sizes, shapes and styles.  Narrowing down your card selection can be tough! I’m here today to help relieve some of the guesswork by sharing a handful of my favorite Christmas card styles.

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10 Festive Ways to Display Christmas Cards

Christmas Cards

It’s my most favorite time of the year—Christmas card season! If you’re anything like me, you love poring over every Christmas card and letter to grace your mailbox and take great pleasure in catching up on the latest and greatest happenings of your friends and family from the last year. I love looking at every unique Christmas card! But then what? Do you toss the cards? Tuck them away in a box somewhere? Or…? As the mom of 4 children, I know all too well the effort that goes into a Christmas card-worthy family photo session. Haircuts and outfits. Outfits and haircuts. Shoes and outfits. Did I say outfits? I also know the time it takes to pick out just the right Christmas card to compliment your photo, scenery and those outfits you just “threw together”. If you can’t bear to toss the cards out quite yet (like me), you may appreciate these top 10 Christmas card display ideas I put together for enjoying them all season long. Many are DIY projects that you can replicate easily at home. From a washi tape tree display to a clothespin card garland, there are so many great ideas to inspire your display!

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