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Email Subject Writing Tips

Email Subject Line Writing Tips

  The subject line of your email determines if your recipient will open your invitation, announcement or greeting. Writing an enticing and personal subject line is key to successful delivery. Subject line content is also a major component in the algorithm of many ISP and recipient-level spam filters. A poorly written subject line could determine if your email even gets to your recipient. Tips to writing your subject line: Entice – Say something timely and valuable. For example, “If you don’t open and read this email, you will miss out on something of real value.” Your recipient will be thinking: “What’s In it for me?”. Not TOO much information – Do not give the recipient TOO much information, or they will not click on the link to open your event. Do not say “My party is on Saturday at 6:00 at my house.” Personalize – Make the subject line hit a personal note – “Football Lovers Only Party & BBQ Contest” Brand – Brand your subject line – “Joe’s Taco Shop’s Taco Extravaganza .” Test It – Send a sample …

Gold Pumpkin Place Card

Seven DIY Thanksgiving Place Cards We Love!

We’ve pulled together our top Thanksgiving place card finds this season to help give you some table top inspo! All can be easily made. Include the help of your kids for a family friendly DIY craft. Enjoy! Cork & Feather Place Card My favorite – I’m obsessed with feathers this season. By Hometalk Gold Pumpkin Place Card Love the rich gold leaf paint on this place card and the simple single letter as the name. By Cupcakes & Cashmere Pine Cone Place Card The rustic charm of this place card is so fun. Also love the colored tips on the pine cones. By Stampington & Company Chalkboard Thanksgiving Place Card Can be used year after year – wipe off the chalk and re-use! By Heathered Nest Tissue Paper Pumpkin Place Card We love this tissue pom-pom and delicate wire pumpkin. By Design Dining & Diapers Cork Thanksgiving Place Card You may have to drink a few bottles of wine before starting this place card project 😉 By Almost Makes Perfect Pumpkin Leaf Place Card This simple pumpkin place card comes with …

How To Throw A Creepy (But Not Too Creepy) Halloween Party | Sendomatic Online Invitations

How To Throw A Creepy (But Not Too Creepy) Halloween Party

It’s the spookiest time of the year! Now that fall is in full-swing, it’s time to start gearing up for Halloween festivities! Here at Sendomatic, Halloween is one of our most popular holidays! We love helping our customers prep for our favorite holiday, so this year we decided to put together our tips to throw a creepy (but not too creepy) Halloween party! Whether your party is for kids or adults, you’re sure to find something that will scare your guests’ socks off! 1. Balloon Spiders If you’re throwing your Halloween party on a budget, these spider balloons are so simple and basically just require balloons, streamers, and tape! Set these up around your home (or near the front door) to spook your guests upon arrival. If you want to go the extra mile, glue googly eyes onto the balloons for an added effect! 2. Chicken Wire Ghosts While these chicken wire ghosts take a little elbow grease, they’re cheap and lightweight, so you can move them around your yard or house with ease. Before …

How To Word Thank You Notes For Wedding Guests

How To Word Thank You Notes For Wedding Guests

Your big day is over, so now it’s time to relax, right? Well, sort of. Thank you cards are the beauty and the beast of weddings – without them, you wouldn’t have anything to be thankful for, but it may also take hours on hours to finish writing them! We’ve put together a tried and true method for how to word thank you notes for all types of wedding guests and gifts. Just use these as a “template” and personalize the wording for each guest! Here are some things to keep in mind: Invest in a pen you like! Don’t try to knock out all of the thank you’s in one day. Devote 30 minutes to it each night Divide up the writing with your spouse (some split it down the middle, others split it by the side of the family) and you’ll be done with thank you notes in no time If you receive a gift before the wedding, common courtesy is to return the thank you no more than 2 weeks later. For …

5 DIY Summer Popsicles

5 DIY Popsicle Recipes You Can Make This Summer

Chances are it is hot and humid where you are right now, and the last thing you want to think about is spending time in the kitchen. But what would the summer months be if it it wasn’t for some ice cream? We’re huge fans of slushees, froyo, ice cream… you name it. So we put together a list of our favorite DIY popsicles that you can easily make from home this summer! To start, you’ll need a popsicle mold or an icee mold. Both are reusable and are fairly affordable, so you don’t have to break the bank this summer when making these tasty treats for your friends and family! 1. Sprite With Fruit Looking for a sweet and (somewhat) healthy popsicle? All you’ll need for this treat is some sliced fruit (we like strawberries) and some Sprite or 7Up! First, pour in the soda and then add the fruit. Freeze for 5 hours and enjoy! 2. Fruit Smoothies Whippin’ up a smoothie this summer? Make your favorite smoothie mix or recipe into a …

Floral Brooch Pins - Great Valentine Day Idea

Valentine Floral Brooches with Vintage Pins

We’re crazy for these vintage floral brooches from OhJoy! Perfect for Valentine’s Day gifts  – teachers, friends & grandmas. What a delight to give as well. We have fragrant daffodils blooming in our backyard and a trunk full of vintage pins from a great aunt. This is a must do for our family. I love the idea of using an assortment decorative fabric scraps in the design as well. Thanks for the darling idea Joy! { you can view the full directions here, photos by: OhJoy! }

Homemade Fathers Day Ideas “Survival Kit”

Looking for something unique for dad this year? Create this homemade Father’s Day Survival Kit! It’s simple enough for the kids to help, fun for all and dad will absolutely love it! Homemade Father’s Day “Survival Kit” Gift Box This kit includes all of the printables you see pictured, along with easy to follow directions. We’ve chosen a wooden box instead of a basket for this project. Fill these boxes with Dad’s favorite treats! Wrap Dad’s favorite soda in this Best Dad of the Year bottle wrapper. We can’t forget to hand over the remote! Except this “remote” is covering Dad’s favorite candy bar! I don’t know about your dad, but our dad works hard all week. I wanted to make him feel extra special with this “Father’s Day Survival Kit” gift basket. Let your dad relax in his recliner, hand him the remote and let him enjoy his special day with this survival kit.  It’s guaranteed to please. This downloadable packet is complete with printable images of specialized gift boxes and bags to hold treats, …

Clever Printable Candy Gift Tags for Birthdays

These printable candy gift tags are the perfect way to add a special touch to your sweet gift. The quotes put a funny spin on different types of treats. You can download the printable tags at Parties and Patterns. Tie them around candy like Snickers, Look, Twix, Red Hots, Good & Plenty, animal crackers, Hog Wash fruit drink and even ice cream toppings. “Here’s the Scoop” Printable Ice Cream Gift Tag Place yummy ice cream toppings and a scoop inside a cellophane bag and tie the printable tag on with a cute ribbon.   “Laughter and Snickers” Printable Candy Gift Tag Add a little humor to your sweet birthday gift! More Sweet Printable Candy Gift Tags This packet includes cute Birthday phrases using a number of different treats and candy brands. These quick gifts are perfect for teachers, friends, teenagers, kids or just about anyone.  You can download this free packet that includes instructions and the printable tags HERE at Parties and Patterns.  Check out our BLOG for more fun ideas, recipes and patterns.  

pretty flower fairy light egg carton tutorial

Flower Fairy Lights DIY Tutorial

If you love fairy lights then you will love this easy tutorial for creating flower fairy lights from egg cartons! Supplies for making Flower Fairy Lights – different colored cartons (or  you may choose to paint them yourself) – scissors – wire Step 1. With a pair of sturdy scissors, cut away excess cardboard surrounding the cup strips. Round the edges of the egg carton strips to imagine the petals. Make three of these egg carton ends and insert them into each other. The innermost need not be cut into four strips. Step 2. Insert the wire into the hole in the middle and fasten them by pinching the wire together. Make sure it hangs a long wire out from the hole so that the downside in this way can pin the flower on a branch. Step 3. Starting at the cup opening, make a short slit into each side of the cup.Then simply insert one fairy light into each “flower”. They are not attached to anything. Happy creating! xx Amici Events xx

candy land party theme for kids birthdays, school parties and more

Candy Land Party Ideas

I am loving this adorable Candy Land Party on Parents.com. Lots of great decorating ideas on a budget! It’s so colorful, vibrant and, most importantly, FUN! Candy Land Party Trail Use 12×12 construction paper to re-create the classic Sugar Trail from Candy Land! What you use to hold it in place depends on your floor type. For carpet, try packing tape. For delicate flooring, consider something gentle like Scotch tape. Candy Land Lollipop Balloons These giant “lollipops” are made from empty wrapping paper tubes, balloons and cellophane! Use white acrylic paint on the wrapping paper tube. For something a bit more sturdy, you could use spray painted PVC pipe. Candy Land Wall Decor Colored plates and cellophane to make candy for the walls. Choose vibrant colored plates, wrap, and seal up the ends with a twist tie or rubber band! Attach them to the walls with a little Scotch tape. You can make a number of these using inexpensive colored plates from the dollar store. Candy Land Party Favors Party-goers can take home these Candy Land …