Saying Merry Christmas

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“Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more….” 
― Dr. SeussHow the Grinch Stole Christmas

I’ve had a thing for Tiny Prints since my sister’s baby shower. She purchased her baby shower invitations and her both announcements from them and she keeps going back for every event that comes up. Seeing as how Christmas is only a month away, my sister has been looking for the PERFECT Christmas greeting card (Tiny Prints once again). Here are a few of my favourite! You can see them all here.

I love receiving Christmas cards, ones with personal notes in them are my favourite. Every year without fail I receive a Christmas card from one of my girlfriends from high school. It’s always filled with well-wishes, inspirational thoughts, and an update on her life (since I see her once every few years). It’s her card that really gets me into the Christmas spirit. It’s her card that reminds me what Christmas is all about! With email and text messages at every turn, a handwritten card is one way to show the people you love that you do, in fact, love them. It shows them that they’re worth the extra little bit of effort, that YOU thought of THEM while writing their card. That’s why I always include a card with every gift I give.

“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?” 
― Bob Hope

Talk soon,

Vanessa Xo

Baby Shower Planning!

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I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M GOING TO BE AN AUNT! My sister is going to be a MOM! It didn’t actually hit me until she brought over her first ultrasound pictures. My heart stopped and I was literally speechless. Watching your sister’s belly grow, watching her waddle as she walks to your car, seeing her rest her hands on her baby bump, is the most beautiful thing in the world, and I cannot wait to celebrate the arrival of my niece or nephew.

So, it’s about time to start planning my sister’s baby shower and I’m getting a little overwhelmed here. Thankfully, the lovely people at Tiny Prints have been helping me out. There are five baby shower invitations from their site that I’m in love with and I’m hoping they will inspire my sister to choose a theme.

There are a lot more baby shower invitations on their website and I really like all of the gender neutral ones — they’re modern, chic, and fun. What I love about these invites is their affordability, their customizing options, and that they can inspire any mother-to-be. I’ve also been checking out Tiny Prints Pinterest boards and they’ve helped me a lot with ideas for decorations, party favours, games, and even the cake!

Although we’re planning this shower together, I want it to be a really special day for my sister. I want it to be everything that she’s hoped for and I want it to reflect who she is — a fun-loving, hard-working, busy bee, who loves her family and friends. So, that’s the goal here. After she picks a theme I think it will be a lot easier to move forward. The theme is the most important part, then come the invitations — they have to excite and interest your guests and I think Tiny Prints will be able to do that for us.

What are your favourite baby shower themes or games?

Let me know in the comments!

Love Always

Vanessa Xo