Graduation Giveaways

In case you missed it, Simply to Impress loves working with blogs to promote the awesome products that we have. So many moms love our huge selection of personalized cards and gifts because we help put a personal touch on the big moments in life.

Graduation Giveaways

This month we are partnering with some of the top mom blogs to get the word out about our incredible selection of graduation invitations and graduation announcements!  Not only do we have classic cards, but we also have die-cut shapes that include scallops, rounded edges, notched corners, circle and square.  Plus we also have high quality photo paper and card stock that customers can choose from. Our easy-to-use system will allow customers to easily create, order and share their big day with their family, and we have a number of fast shipping options to make sure that the graduate gets their cards in time!

Here are some of the top mommy bloggers we are working with. All you need to do to check out the giveaway is by clicking on the image below.

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Just click on the image and it will take you directly to the giveaway.  Good luck!

Design Graduation Party Invitations

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Graduation season is upon us, and if you’ve got a daughter, son, cousin or friend who’s graduating, it’s time to think about graduation parties and gifts! Like many of the other important moments in life, Simply to Impress loves this time of year, because we have a wonderful selection of graduation invitations and graduation announcements!

 

 

Design Graduation Party Invitations
One of the best parts about graduation is throwing a party! What a better way to do it than by sending out custom invitations from Simply to Impress? There’s a chance that not all of your family and friends will be able to make it to the actual ceremony, so this is a wonderful way to get everyone together.

Be sure to remember to order your personalized graduation invitations with plenty of time in advance. You’ll need to allow a few weeks so your family and friends can save the date for your big moment!

 

Design Custom Graduation Announcements
Another idea is to create personalized graduation announcements. If you’re not having a party, and if not all of your family members can make it to your ceremony, be sure to create a graduation announcement that shares your big news with all of the important people in your life.

Simply to Impress has a number of different card shapes, sizes and types of card paper, and we are sure that you’ll love the selection!

Congratulations to the class of 2014! We love sharing these big moments with you!

Sending Love this Valentine’s Day with Custom Cards

If you’ve started thinking about Valentine’s Day, you’re in luck! Simply to Impress loves Valentine’s Day. And as you know, sending messages of love and happiness is our favorite thing that we help our customers do!

This Valentine’s Day we have cute, classy and wonderful new designs, and we want to help you create the perfect card for your friends and family!

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Sending Love this Valentine’s Day with Custom Cards

For the best selection of Valentine’s Day cards, visit Simply to Impress! We have die-cut cards, beautiful paper types, and sweet designs!

All you need to do is find a photo (or two or three!) of your family, kids, or loved one.  Because after all, who says you can only send Valentine’s Cards of your loved one?

Your next step is to find the design you love, upload your photos, and send a custom message! If you love square, circle or other specialty cut cards, you’ve come to the right spot. Plus, we have beautiful fonts and colors.

For hugs, kisses, and more heartfelt messages, we are positive that you’ve love all of the Simply to Impress cards and colors! Just take a look at some of our favorite designs below.

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Bringing in the New Year

With all of the dust finally settling from the holidays, it’s time to start thinking about the new year! Hopefully by now you’ve taken the lights down, your house is cleaned, and your family has returned home. But, that doesn’t mean it’s time to slow down! 

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It’s time to welcome 2014. So why not do it with a beautiful photo card to send your best wishes for the new year.

 

Bringing in the New Year

Did you get too wrapped up with the holidays this year, and not have a chance to make holiday cards this season? Don’t worry – it happens to the best of us.

The good news is that New Year’s cards are the perfect reason to send your love after the busy holidays!

This year when you send your best wishes for a Happy New Year to your friends and family, be sure to pick your favorite photos of your family from 2013. After all, this is your chance to customize a truly unique and colorful card to set the tone for the new year!

At Simply to Impress, we love our New Year’s cards. We love the color, joy and cheer it spreads. To see our full collection, look here.

Take a look at some of our favorites below:

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Don’t forget! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner too, and that’s another great chance to design and create really cute cards for the family.  You can view our Valentine’s selection here.

Designing Holiday Photo Cards

The holidays are our favorite time of year, because after all, who doesn’t love decorating the house, bundling up in your favorite winter-time sweaters, and celebrating with family with the most delicious meals?

But our absolute favorite part is holiday cards!

Today, we’re giving you a few tips to help you create a beautiful card for this year.  Every year our customers take beautiful family photos and then create cards. So we’re going to share a few of our favorite elements for awesome cards.

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Designing Holiday Photo Cards

If you’ve taken your family photos this year, it’s time to get to www.simplytoimpress.com to design your family’s card! Designing holiday photo cards is a chance to share a special moment with your family and friends, plus you can be as creative as you want!

The first step is choosing the right photo, or series of photos. Find one that really brings out the characters in your family. Or, maybe you just want to highlight your daughter or son? Or, maybe you even had a birth announcement! Either way, take a special moment from the year, and let that moment shine.

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Simply to Impress’ Tips for this year:

  • Less is more – if you have one great picture, use that one!
  • If you create a photo collage, find a design that ties all them together. This might mean using the colors from the photo as a guide.
  • Determine a color theme. Is your family wearing a single color in the photo? Use that theme to carry through the design.
  • Choosing a card design can be tough with SO many choices! But, keep it simple. Find a style that sticks out to you, and then make sure that your photo really stands out.

Happy holidays from Simply to Impress! We can’t wait to see your holiday photos!

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Thanksgivukkah House and Table Decorations

As you know, Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to get your house decorations in order!  But this year is different from the rest. Why? Because for the first time since 1888, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah land on the same day!

Since this could quite possibly be the best holiday of all time, we are giving you a special post for Thanksgivukkah house and table decorations!

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If you missed the details, the next Thanksgivukkah won’t happen for another 78,000 years – so if you’re Jewish and if you love turkey, then it’s time to get your house ready for family, food and celebrations!

Thanksgivukkah House and Table Decorations

Preparing your house for the holidays is never an easy feat, but here at Simply to Impress, we know how important it is to prepare early.

The most important thing to think about is your table. Thanksgiving isn’t Thanksgiving without a proper table! To spice up your table, focus on blue, orange, brown or metallic colors. These will perfectly compliment your holiday table.  One idea is to use an orange table cloth with blue place mats (as pictured below). Or, you could do a blue table cloth, with brown place mats and orange pumpkins, candles and plates. You get the idea – use the colors to bring your table to Thanksgivukkah life! And, it’s even better if you can use items that you already have around the house.

Next, think about your actual decorations that will go on the table. What candles will match your table cloth, place mats, napkins and plates?  Candles are especially important because you’ll need them for your menorah. Other good ideas for your table are: pumpkins, leaves, flowers and decorative corn.

Here are a few photos of our favorite Thanksgivukkah table.

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You can use any different variation. Just use your creativity to bring your favorite two holidays together.

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Or maybe you need a “menurkey”! Don’t be afraid to go all out for this holiday – after all, it will only happen just this once!

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All images were taken from our Thanksgivukkah Pinterest board. Use this for other great ideas and inspiration for your holiday!

We are wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgivukkah next week! If you haven’t ordered your Thanksgivukkah cards, you can get them here!

If you’re looking for holiday cards, be sure to check out the Simply to Impress website for a wide variety of photo cards that your family & friends will love!

Happy Gobble Tov to all!

Preparing for Thanksgivukkah!

If you love Thanksgiving and if you love Hanukkah, then you better start preparing for the best holiday ever: Thanksgivukkah! On a very rare occasion (every 77,798 years to be exact!), Thanksgiving and Hanukkah land on the same day, which means it’s time to start preparing for ThanksgivukkaH!

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Maybe you haven’t heard of this holiday before, and if you haven’t, you’re not alone. Thanksgivukkah last occurred in 1888, and if it doesn’t happen again for another 77,798 years, this is the only time you’ll ever get to celebrate this special holiday!

Preparing for Thanksgivukkah

If you’re going to get ready for this holiday, there’s a few things you’ll need to take care of. First and foremost, you’ll of course need Thanksgivukkah cards! Luckily, here at Simply to Impress, we’ve got some great cards that we know you’ll love. Take a look at some of our favorites below.

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Thanksgivukkah Food

Thanksgiving is about food, family and friends, and so is Hanukkah! What could be better than potato latkes with cranberry sauce, maneschewitz-brined roast turkey, or sweet potato bourbon noodle kugel, or challah-apple stuffing?!

If you’ve got a large group coming over to celebrate, then we can safely say that it’s never too early to start planning your menu. Here are a few of our favorite dishes that  will leave your guests happy and full!

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You can get these recipes from Buzzfeed’s, How To Celebrate Thanksgivukkah, The Best Holiday Of All Time.

Stay tuned for more gobble tov wishes and be sure to follow our Thanksgivukkah Pinterest board for party ideas!

 

Halloween Costume Ideas for your Kids!

If you’re anything like us, then you LOVE Halloween. Why? Because it’s the best time of year to get creative and to come up with some cute new costume ideas for your kids. Kids love dressing up, and if you’re crafty, then this is your time to let your abilities shine!

As always, Simply to Impress is here to share Halloween costume ideas for your kids. We have collected some of our favorite photos for this year’s trick or treating.

Plus, some are easy to do it yourself – after all, who doesn’t love a little DIY project :)

Check out our top pictures & get your last minute inspiration here.

Halloween Costume Ideas for your Kids!

Halloween Costumes Ideas for your Kids!

All this Anna Wintour costume requires is a black dress, wig, Vogue magazine and over-sized sunglasses. Your girlfriends will get a kick out of this!

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“Up” melts our hearts, and so does this adorable costume!  All you need is some tube piping, balloons, a cardigan, bow tie, and glasses.

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A snail is such a cute and easy idea! Get a tan tunic and leggings. Then, wrap up a tan tarp and attach arm handles to put on the back. After that , all you need is a simple headband to make the antennae!

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This is a really easy (and adorable) one! Simply order a hammerhead shark cape, then put a blue or gray shirt & pants on your little boy.

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We adore mom & kid costumes. You can order a cookie costume for your little one, and then easily create a milk container out of cardboard box. All you need is a sharpie, and some fabric to hold the box over your shoulders!

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Peacocks are another favorite because they are so colorful. Gather some peacock feathers, and attach them to the back of a blue or green shirt. Get blue or green tutu, and voila! Your daughter has become the cutest peacock on the block!

All photos were taken from our Halloween Costumes Pinterest board. For more ideas, be sure to check out the Pinterest board. We’re always pinning new ideas!

Also, in case you haven’t had a chance to order your family’s Halloween cards, you can get them here. Simply to Impress has so many cute designs that your family and friends will love!

Happy Halloween!

How to Shoot Great Family Photos

It’s that time of the year again! The holidays are right around the corner, and you’ve got to start thinking about how to shoot great family photos – especially if you’re wanting to make family holiday cards! If you’ve got small kids, then you know that having a happy and peaceful photo shoot is never a small feat!

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How to Shoot Great Family Photos

Use the holiday season to take the great photos of your kids, dog, and more! Even if photo taking can be a big task, here at Simply to Impress, we’re going to give you our top tips to take awesome family photos.

 

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1. Choose a Photographer

Even if some photographers are pricey and you’re watching your budget this season, it is still entirely possible to get great photos at a decent price. Try looking for novice photographers who are wanting to build their portfolio. You can often times find great people who want more experience. Take a look on your local Craigslist, or maybe even a nearby college that has a photography school. There is always someone who is looking to grow their business – and it could start with you!

 

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2. Choosing your clothing wisely

Be comfortable – especially if you have little kids. You don’t need to make this process any more difficult for yourself! Your kids are going to feel more relaxed if they are in clean clothes they love. If everyone is having fun, it’s going to quickly translate in your photos.

You should also try to avoid patterns, and keep it basic. If you’re ever in doubt, try choosing one or two colors that complement each other well. 

 

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3. Keep the location easy

If you’re worried about colorful or scenic backgrounds, take your focus back to your family. Your kids are the most important part of these photos! Try not to worry too much about where the best location is. This spot could even be in the comfort of your own home. Remember, simplicity is key!

 

Summertime Party Fun

Summertime is definitely party time – and with the ability to have both indoor and outdoor events, the choices really are endless. Whether it’s a child’s birthday, a teen’s graduation bash or a summer birthday for Mom or Dad on the horizon, start by choosing a fun theme and go from there.

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Pictures taken from our Summer Party Pinterest board.

Summertime Party Fun

Most kids love everything about summer – from sport days to zoo trips to beach or pool fun – and the wide range of themed birthday party invitations for both boys, girls and twins at Simply to Impress will spark your imagination and creative spirit. It’s easy to create custom party invitations, with or without favorite pictures of the honoree, with great summer choices that run the gamut from jungle jaunts to princess picnics!

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Or if the honoree is a new graduate, choose a fresh and modern design from their graduation invitation collection and throw a pool party to heat things up. For Mom, Dad or just good friends, choose from BBQ’s, garden parties, card nights, summer surprise parties and so much more.

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Once you’ve settled on a theme, made up a guest list and ordered your custom SimplytoImpress.com invitations, the rest will be as easy as a serving up a sweet summer strawberry pie!