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5 Mail Carrier Gift Ideas

5 Mail Carrier Gift Ideas
Looking to give a tip, or gift of appreciation to your mail carrier?  They work long hours, have to deliver even in the snow and ice, and don't get many thank yous throughout the week.  
Can I give my mail carrier a gift? Yes. If your mail carrier does a good job it is appropriate to give them a small gift during the holiday season.  First, let's look at the guidelines for gifts received by a mail carrier.  They are a federal employee so there are a few rules to be followed.



This is taken straight from USPS.com

Employee Tipping and Gift-Receiving PolicyAll postal employees, including carriers, must comply with the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Exec­utive Branch. Under these federal regulations, carriers are permitted to accept a gift worth $20 or less from a customer per occasion, such as Christmas. However, cash and cash equivalents, such as checks or gift cards that can be exchanged for cash, must never be accepted in any amount.…
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10 Gift Card Ideas for Baby Shower Game Prizes

10 Gift Card Ideas for Baby Shower Game Prizes
Planning a baby shower is a big task.  You have to think about food, decorations, games, favors.  Let the shower game prizes be simple, easy, and just what your guests want.



Why Gift Cards?
It saves you time.The guests will get exactly want they like because they get to pick it out.You won't look cheap.It's a practical gift that will get used.It won't get thrown in the trash as soon as the guests get home.



How much should you put on a gift card for a baby shower game prize?
Anywhere between $5-$25 is a fair gift.  Consider the average cost of the place you are giving the gift card for.  Gifting a manicure might cost $10-15.  If you're giving a gift card for a higher end boutique you might want to do $20-$25.

 If you're on a budget choose a gift card to a place that has reasonable priced single items. For example a $5 gift card to a coffee shop will get the recipient a free coffee or pastry.



Are gift cards a good prizes…

How to Save Money on Wedding Invitations

How to Save on Wedding Invitations

Wedding Invitations and wedding stationery can get expensive really fast.  There are a ton of add-ons and up-sells in the wedding invitation world.  If you don't want to break the bank on paper here are some money saving tips for wedding invitations.
1. Keep It Simple



Choose a simple design that doesn't have bulky embellishments or fancy adornments.  Heavy invitations cost you more to mail and you may have to pay a non-machinable surcharge if they are too thick or have protruding elements.  The simpler the design the more affordable it should be.
2. Use Standard Size Envelopes

The most common envelope size for invitations is an A7 5 1/4 inches x 7 1/4.  This means your invitation would be 5x7 inches.  Other common sizes are A6 or A9 (half a sheet of standard letter sized copy paper).  Stay away from square envelopes.  They cost .20 more in postage per envelope.  It may not seem like much but consider you are mailing on average 100 wedding invitati…

Baby Shower Game Prizes

I had a custom request for some woodland animal gift card holders with greenery.  I think they came out adorable if I do say so myself.  The animals are original drawings by Linda Saunders (mother and owner at Kards by Kaylee) Shop for them here. They are the perfect size for a gift card to giveaway as baby shower game prizes.
Uses: Baby Shower GiftsShower Game PrizesShower Favor holderDiaper Raffle Winner GiftAttendance Prize Giveaway



How would you use them? Comment below

Pumpkin Birthday Party Ideas

We chose a Pumpkin Birthday Party for our daughter's first birthday. We had pumpkin shaped cupcakes and pumpkin decorations. I love how it turned out. She was the perfect birthday girl. She got excited and loved on every toy and told each guest thank you. I will cherish those sweet memories forever. Now on to the birthday party ideas!








Pumpkin Birthday Party ActivityTo give the kids something to do we drew faces on mandarin oranges to look like mini pumpkin Jack-O-Lanterns to fo along with the pumpkin party theme. It doubled as a snack so that was a win-win. CupcakesHere's a quick DIY from Preppy Kitchen on how to use mini bunt cake pans to make these adorable Pumpkin Cupcakes. We used those chocolate straws for the stems. They were a big hit.






Pumpkin Cupcakes - Little Pumpkin Birthday






I made the "1" banner from jute twine and ribbon from my stash. I decorated it with buttons and diecut the number 1 with my

Anniversary Cards For Husband

Give your husband a special card for your wedding anniversary to let him know how much you care and appreciate him.  We have designed a wide variety of anniversary cards.  Some are romantic and sweet, others are funny, and some show off your husbands favorite things.  We have a number of cards that can be personalized with your spouses first name or the number of years you have been married.  Browse below to get inspired to make your own card or visit our store to purchase one that you fall in love with.




My Daughter's Bubble Guppies Under the Sea Party

This week we celebrated my daughter's Second birthday. The time really does fly by.   I can remember like it was yesterday the day she was born.  We decided on a Bubble Guppie themed party because it's one of her favorite shows. Since we had the party during lunchtime we served food.  Here is the ocean themed food we made.





Starfish cut from watermelon and cantaloupe.  I sliced the fruit thin then used a metal cookie cutter to make the shape.


Sea Cucumber Slices (cucumber) and Crab Legs (baby carrots)


Submarine Sandwiches complete with periscopes!



Beach Balls (cheese puffs) in a pail served with a shovel.


And of course Fish and Chips.