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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tiny Prints Christmas Cards


Its almost November! Which means Christmas is right around the corner. Have you started thinking about your Christmas cards yet? We had cards from Tiny Prints last year and they were fabulous.  The highest quality cards we've ever used. I am so excited to use Tiny Prints again this year.

Be sure to "like" Tiny Prints on Facebook-they have a video up explaining the greatness of their new Premium Double Thick Matte Paper.  Our cards from last year looked great in our online preview, but when they arrived I was blown away by the quality of the paper and printing. And this year, they've made it better!

They have cards that are super easy.  This one would be perfect to just plop a couple instagram pictures from your phone into.

If you want to share a little bit more but a letter is boring or intimidates you, then this card is for you.  I love the timeline look.  And again, so easy. All you have to do is pick a few pictures and add some quick event captions.

Once again, I think some of my favorites are there many round options. I love that its different and I love that they can also hang on trees as ornaments.

Tiny Prints has over 800 Christmas Cards! The only thing better would be if they had a card for military service and/or deployment, but I know I can tweak one of their cards to work for our situation. Even better, Tiny Prints has a promotions page that has all sorts of great offers.  Saving money on a great product always makes my day.

And the best news all day...Tiny Prints is offering a giveaway to one of my readers! I am so excited for one of you to be able to order some of these fabulous cards.  The winner will receive $50 off your total order (not including shipping and it cannot be combined with other offers).

Because there are over 800 photo card options, I'm having a hard time narrowing it down.  As your entry into the giveaway, tell me which photo card you think I should chose for our family cards this year. A winner will be picked on November 1st.

Happy browsing!!

Tiny Prints sponsored this post but my opinions of their marvelous products are all my own.

Friday, October 19, 2012

I have been updating the Christmas Wish Lists, and the most recent version is here.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Christmas 2012

I have had a couple people ask for Christmas lists for this year.  This year is a little different because Richard will be gone and we are in temporary housing.  Richard has already purchased each of the girls a large gift and he would like to make sure that his gifts are the most memorable which for little kids generally means "biggest".  We would like to ask that everything you get for each girl fits in a shoebox. We ask this for several reasons:

We don't have lots of room here.
When we get back home the girls will have lots of "new" toys and things that they have forgotten about.
Neither of them really "need" any "things" right now. 
We would like R's gifts to be the largest, and they aren't very large.
We aren't sure of our living conditions for the next year so conserving space is important.

Thanks for understanding. We want you to still be able to give the girls gifts of your choosing so you may put whatever inside.  If you are concerned about only giving them "one package" feel free to wrap things individually, but please make sure they all still fit into a shoebox. 

We have put some ideas together for each girl.  

For Lillian:
Tickets for a live show or a movie
A gift card to buy some clothes (Target, Old Navy, Gap)
Blonde Barbie Boy (Must have full clothing, no naked cheasts)
Craft Stuff
Snacks (goldfish, gummies, granola bars, crackers and cheese, teddy grahams)
Shoes, size 12
Belts, she loves them

For Ellison:
Cash towards a bed and bedding 
Gift cards for clothes (Target, Old Navy, Gap, Carters or Oshkosh)
Snacks (goldfish, teddy grahams, graham crackers, cheerios)

For either/both of them:
Scripture song CDs: 30 Scripture songs,  Songtime Kids All New Scripture Songs or Scripture Songs that Stick
Tickets to a live show
Tickets to Sloan Museum or the Childrens Museum
Money for savings account
Shabby Chic Chiffon Flower Bows from etsy shop Brightfallenstar (We need the following colors: tan, yellow, grape, purple, turquoise, gray and royal blue )

Thanks for working with us to make this Christmas as normal and memorable for the girls as possible.  

PS: I've been married to Richard for awhile now.  No, you cannot go buy a Golliath sized shoe box.  No you cannot buy a large present and stick a picture in the shoebox. No you cannot buy a thigh high boot box.  One adult shoebox please.  


Richard has said that he doesn't need any "things" for on the ship. He does appreciate the snack boxes, but can't store too much so he would prefer no more than normal at Christmas time.  He has asked that for his "gift" this Christmas that he be given money to go towards our "just us" vacation fund for when he gets home.

Smooth Fitness Agile DMT Trainer  he he :-)
A custom portrait drawing of the girls from NataliaDENGER on etsy
Taylor Digital Scale Measuring Cup
Black Reef Womens Sandy Flip Flops Size 8
Blue cardigan 3/4 sleeve length size M
Adjustable chain white gold necklace
Small-Med suitcase that rolls in all directions
Calypso Basics Utensil Holder, Orange
Calypso Basics Spoon Rest, Orange
Kindle or itunes gift card
Car wash tokens
2 pr key socks, nude and black
Orange flourish shaped 5x7 frame from Hobby Lobby
Le Creuset Dutch Oven 5.5qt in Flame (Orange) 
Between the Lines by Jodi Piccoult
Crate and Barrel gift card
Happy Yellow Stripe Queen Duvet and 2 Shams
Sakura Queen Duvet and 2 Shams 
Pink framed, orange faced mirror at Meijer ($44 I think)

None of these things HAVE to be purchased from these specific places, I just wanted to give you an example.