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Let me just admit this up front, I am a planner.  I am lost without a calendar and to do lists.   I need a real calendar that I can write on (and erase when necessary).  Thus, I am always on the lookout for a great planning calendar.  Last year, I was thrilled to find an unbelievable calendar that fit my needs from Neu Year.  I was even more thrilled when they offered to allow me to review their new and improved calendars for 2014.
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Christmas is just a couple weeks away but don’t worry! There is still time to customize and order your Christmas Greeting Cards with Treat!

Treat has a great variety of cards for all occasions, including Christmas.  Not only do they have cards for every occasion, the selection of each includes something for every taste and style.  There are funny, traditional, photo, themed (like Baby’s First Christmas) cards and so many more!

Treat makes customizing a card so easy.  Simply pick a design, edit the text and add a photo is applicable. It literally takes minutes to create a personalized card for your loved ones to enjoy!

Did you know, at Treat, you can create a custom card, include a gift card and even have Treat send it to the recipient for you?  It’s so easy!  Check it out!

In order to receive your cards by Christmas, you must place your order buy December 18th!

So don’t delay.  Treat your loved ones with a personalized holiday card today!

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You can find a great selection of Holiday Cards on the Treat website.

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One lucky Kate n’ Kaboodle reader is going to win 10 Christmas Greeting Cards from Treat!

Ends December 14th at midnight so the winner has time to create their cards.

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The kids are back in school and that means the holiday season is right around the corner.  My grandparents have a tradition where they send the great grandchildren a card for every birthday and holiday.  The joy on their faces when they receive their own cards is priceless. You don’t have to be a child to enjoy a holiday card.  Cards make you smile, no matter the age.

I love receiving photo cards, especially from family I don’t see often.  The last couple of years, I have made an effort to send out Christmas Cards that are personalized from our family.  It’s a great way to show someone you are thinking about them!

Minted has a gorgeous selection of Holiday Photo Cards.  It’s easy to find the right card for your family at Minted.  You can choose by the number of pictures, format (such as flat or folded), occasion or subject and even by styles like modern or vintage.

Once you select your style of card, you are ready to personalize it!  Most of the card elements are customizable, from font to colors, even the location of each.  Add photos and a storyboard to truly make it your own.

Minted is more than just a place to make fabulous cards.  It’s a community of designers. If you have ever wanted to dabble in the card creating business, Minted is your place.  With design challenges, inspiration boards, resources and a large community, your art skills will feel right at home at Minted.

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You can purchase personalized photo cards for the holidays, birthdays, babies and more at Minted.com

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One lucky Kate n’ Kaboodle reader is going to win a $50 Gift Certificate (includes free shipping)!

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I am a huge fan of personalized greeting and stationery.  Whether it be greeting cards or birthday party invitations, I love being able to create and customize it in order to make it my own.

“Since 2008, Pear Tree Greetings has helped tens of thousands of customers celebrate life’s memorable moments with a collection of uniquely personal, high-quality greetings and stationery. With hundreds of designs for every occasion and available for purchase online, Pear Tree Greetings inspires connection between friends and loved ones.”

Recently, I had the opportunity to try out the service at Pear Tree Greetings.  My pastor is always sending out cards to members of the church, so I decided to surprise him with stationery personalized with his name.

Personalizing stationery at Pear Tree Greetings is as easy as pie.  I simply browsed the personalized stationery category until I found a design he liked.  I decided the Personalized Folded Note Cards in Textured Drops were perfect!

After clicking on the design, I customized it to to include his name.  I was able to choose from a variety of fonts and colors.  Once I settled on his name, I approved the proof and ordered!  SO EASY!

The note cards came a few days later and are gorgeous.

(please note: I have removed his last name from the picture. The white line is not part of the design.)

 

The card stock is sturdy and the ink is vibrant!

I like how this card is blank inside so he can customize his greeting to fit any occasion.

I love the cards and can’t wait to try the kids birthday party invitations next year when the twins turn the big 13!  There are so many possibilities at Pear Tree Greetings, include photo personalized Christmas Cards, and the designs are too cute for words!

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Pear Tree Greetings Personalized Folded Note Cards in Textured Drops can be purchased for as low as $1.00 each.

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One lucky Kate n’ Kaboodle reader is going to win $25 Gift Certificate to Pear Tree Greetings!

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Next up in our Back to School Event, something that says “I love you”!

As a mother of six kids, I understand the importance of communication with my children and their need to feel love unconditionally.  There have been many days where they would go to school upset over something, while I stayed behind wishing I could talk, hug, hold, reassure, love them.

Say Please has a wonderful product to help you stay connected with your child on those rough days, or just any day.  Their heartfelt lunchbox notes are little cards that you can sneak into pockets, lunchboxes or just hidden in spots around their room.  They are simple ways to show your kiddo that you love them.

The “LunchBox Love” notes are made with quality card stock and come in a small, credit card sized carrying case.  Each volume contains 12 cars, 10 with phrases and two blank for a personalized message.

Say Please recently sent me the Teens & Twins and the Kids edition of Lunchbox Love cards to review.  Oh how I wish I had known about these cards before now!  The cards and the messages are beautiful and so easy to use!  I can simply pull out one and tuck it away for them to find later.

Tweens & Teens LunchBox Love (shown above) and Kids LunchBox Love (shown below)

“Thanks for helping me.”

I love that the messages also include ones that I can use to say I’m sorry.  I know I have bad days and it effects my child throughout their day.  Those mornings where they just won’t get out of bed to get ready for school and I am grumpy and irritated? Those are the days that a simple love note would have emphasized my regret in starting the day on the wrong foot while hopefully making their day better in the process.

“I’m sorry we fought.”

Maybe your child has been having a hard time at school lately.  How awesome for them to sit down at lunch and find a note of encouragement in their lunchbox, to know you are thinking of them.

“You are beautiful both inside and out.”

Don’t forget your teenager!  I think teens need reassurance most of all.  The Teen & Tweens Lunchbox Love cards have notes of encouragement, ways to open conversations or just simply let them know you are proud of them.

“You can tell me anything. I promise not to judge you.”

There are several volumes available, including seasonal, children and notes suitable for everyone.  The Kids volumes feature bright fun colors while the Tweens & Teens are simple and appeal to the “grown up” side of your child. The back of each note has a fun quote or joke, too.

School starts here in about a week and I can’t wait to tuck these cards in secret spots for them to find throughout the year.

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LunchBox Love Volumes are $2.99 each and available on the Say Please website.

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One lucky Kate n’ Kaboodle is going to win 4 volumes of the Lunchbox Love for Kids!

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Next up in our Back to School Event, one of my favorite companies!

Summer is winding down and you know what that means?  It’s time to head back to school!  With a wide variety of personalized school supplies, you want to make sure you are prepared for Back to School with Tiny Prints!

I don’t know about your kiddo’s, but mine love school supplies with their names on them.  The personalized notebooks from Tiny Prints fits the bill and are cute as well! There are several styles to choose from and you can personalize with pictures and text!  I bought my daughter one of the planners last year and she is begging me for another one this year!  They are wonderful quality and great for keeping her organized all year.

A great way to keep track of school supplies is with the custom stickers and labels from Tiny Prints.  The twins use these in their books, on their pencil boxes and just about anything else they can stick their name on.  They even use them on their electronic devices.

Don’t forget your favorite teacher! Let your teacher know you appreciate her hard work with teacher stationery!

You can see all the Tiny Prints Back to School items, including allergy cards and contact cards, on their website!

Tiny Prints is sponsoring a Twitter party along with host @ResourcefulMom on Tuesday the 21st from 1-2pm PT/4-5pm ET based around the Back to School theme with awesome prizes to giveaway, so please make sure to mark your calendars! The RSVP list can be found here!

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One lucky Kate n’ Kaboodle reader is going to win a $50 promo code + free standard or USPS shipping to be used on the Tiny Prints site!

(Please note promo code excludes, calendars, photo books, Erin Condren notebooks & planners, and gift certificates)

Make sure you check out all the giveaways in our Back to School Event!

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When I was pregnant with Kinsley and trying to come up with a name for her,  I posted on Facebook asking for suggestions.  I said I didn’t want to name her something you could find on a pencil at the drugstore.  A friend of mine commented, “Why? Kids like their names on pencils.”  And you know what?  They really do!

While my three youngest children do not have pencil names, I don’t have to worry that I have banished them into the land of boring school supplies.  Frecklebox has a great selection of personalized gifts that your kids will love!

At Frecklebox, you will find personalized gifts for kids like lunch boxes, puzzles, binders, sticker and much more!  The lunch boxes even have chalk boards inside so you can write notes to the kids!

We recently ordered a binder, folder and some bookmark’s for the twins.  They both are in love with animal prints so they were excited about the various animal print products offered at Frecklebox.

Binders are a thorn in my side.  The normal binders you find at office stores are the ugly ducking of the school supply family.  My kids beg me to pay extra for the ones with the clear sleeve in front so they can decorate and give them some personality.  They are usually flimsy and consist of thin plastic enclosing thin cardboard.  The girls go through them so quickly because there is hardly anything binding the binder!  They split at the seams so I end up buying them over and over.  As you can see from the picture, the personalized binders from Frecklebox have good, solid seams.  Cute and durable!

The pocket folder and bookmarks were a big hit, too.  The bookmarks have different prints on each side so it’s really like have two bookmarks in one!

Frecklebox even has free personalized coloring pages!  This is Kinsley’s favorite!  I just add her name to the page and print it out.  The coloring pages include everyday and holiday themes.

Oddly enough, Frecklebox doesn’t have pencils!  I think the girls are going to be alright since their binders and folders have made them quite cool in school.  Both girls got raves from all their friends!  Thank you, Frecklebox!

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You can purchase the Binder for $26.95 at Frecklebox.  The bookmarks and folders are also available for $4.95 each.

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Oh how I wish I could go to a blog conference!  I have been blogging for seven years and have to make it to one.  I dream of meeting bloggers, learning cool things, scoring some swag and tales of after hours shenanigans.

Instead, I sit home and read how much fun the cool kids are having while sulking in my pj’s.

If you are one of the cool kids, then you probably already know you must be prepared with business cards!  You want everyone to remember who you are and visit your blog later right?

Tiny Prints makes is super easy to head out to the blog conferences armed and ready to make your impression!

You can create your own personal business cards in no time flat at Tiny Prints.  They have several option available, whether it be as simple as adding your logo to an ready-made design or by letting your create juices flow onto a fresh canvas custom made by you!  You can add your personal photos, logos, and design accents to a variety of unique business card formats.  If you are looking for something a bit different, Tiny Prints also offers folded and square business cards.  What is is about square cards that makes my heart swoon?

So while all you lucky duckies are having the time of your life,  I will be here making my business cards of hopes and dreams!  If you build it, they will come, right?  Or in this case…if I build it, I can come?

I love getting holiday cards in the mail.  We always display them for everyone to see when they come to visit.  This year, I made some personalized holiday cards and am slowly getting them all addressed and ready to go in the mail this week.

There was just one thing that kept bugging me.  I have six kids and only put the five that are still home on the cards.  My oldest has moved out and started a family of my own.  I felt like I was betraying her by not listing her in my holiday greetings.  No one tells you about these little side effects when your child leaves the nest.

So I headed over to Amy Adele and made some holiday greetings for her little family!  My guilt is gone and she has her first holiday cards to send out.  Problem solved!

There were many templates to choose from at Amy Adele and I knew I had to feature Liam in the picture since it is his first Christmas. I decided on the Christmas Dots Photo Card.  The entire process was pretty easy. I just uploaded Liam’s picture and dropped it into the template.  I customized the greeting with their names and placed my order!

The photo cards arrived the next week and I love them!  They came wrapped in a pretty ribbon and even included a Thank You note!

Amy Adele Photo Cards

I was surprised at how vivid the colors were on the cards!  This is because Amy Adele’s exclusive Holiday Photo Card designs are printed on heavy, matte card stock made from 100% post-consumer recycled fiber. Their revolutionary digital printing technology produces unbelievably vivid and natural colors.  The card looked so much nicer in person than it did online!

Little Liam on his Holiday Card

When I gave them to my daughter, she was so excited.  She loved them so much! I feel like Mom of Year!

You can find more than just cards at Amy Adele.  They also have a nice selection of stationary, invitations, labels, announcements and much more!

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My photo cards were $1.46-$2.46 a card depending on quantity.  If you sign up for the Amy Adele newsletter, you will recieve a coupon for 20% off!

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With the holidays coming up, you may be struggling to find good gift ideas.  There is always that one person, that no matter how hard you search, you can never find that one perfect gift.  How about a gift that keeps on giving? 

Bluebell Giving is a greeting card company with a twist. 

How it works

You make a donation, and the recipient of the card can choose the charity!  You purchase a card, donate an amount and the person you give the card to chooses the charity that the money will go too.

Step One: Get your cards.

Explore the online shop and pick your favorite cards. All the cards are $3.00 and they ship them to you for free.

Step Two: Make a Donation.

When you’re ready to use a card, return to the Bluebell website and activate the card’s unique code to make a donation.

Step Three: Let the recipient choose.

 

The recipient of your card visits the Bluebell website and uses the code to choose a charity.

That’s it!

Bluebell Giving does not deduct any fees from donations. If the giver of a card donates $20, the charity that the recipient chooses will receive exactly $20.

It’s a cool, unique gift and a great way to inspire others to make a difference!

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