Shop For Your Personalized Holiday Cards Early ~~ Christmas In July Event

Shopping online has certainly become quite trendy over the years, especially for Christmas gifts, decor, ornaments, and online Christmas cards. It’s so much easier to do your shopping online versus spending your time and energy fighting those holiday crowds.

Speaking of crowds, if you shop online and ahead of time, you won’t have to deal with them at all. Also, you will be able to shop in a much calmer fashion while browsing gifts for that special grandchild , mom, aunt, or sister.

In addition, if you are a grandparent that cares for her grandchildren on a daily basis, it may make better sense to do your shopping online. You would certainly have more time to devote to your grand blessings with less distractions. <3

Summer is the time of year that the big stores host their July super sales. So it’s essentially a win-win for the holiday shopper enthusiast to start early. Did you know that July started supporting the fact that Christmas is throughout the summer months for the southern hemisphere? That is the reason why we celebrate “Christmas in July” in the first place. So, let’s bring on the sales, coupon codes, fundraisers, and various other events. 🙂

I have done the work for you and, have found the perfect site to shop for cards and all your holiday stationery needs! As I browse the website, BasicInvite.com, I not only see online Christmas cards, I see a nice, crisp, clean web page.

When I do reviews, for websites, I usually look for contact information first. I certainly like what I see on this one. The phone and fax numbers are clearly shown, along with the address, and social network links. That’s something you don’t easily see (upfront) on a company website! 😉

I’m excited to share with you the various features of Basic Invite’s Site and Stationery! So sit tight, you don’t want to miss the supportive details; as they have MUCH more than Personalized Holiday Cards!

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Basic Invite has an email/contact form on the site as well as a chat link.

Click on the chat link, and a window pops up…very easy to chat with support! 😉

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I’ve even clicked around and played a little on the site, and found out that it’s quite simple to use in regards to designing stationery. Yes, you get to design your own here at Basic Invite!

BasicInvite.com is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options so you can make sure the card is exactly how YOU want it down to the smallest detail, BEFORE you order.

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I can see why the site is referred to, Truly Custom Invitations

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You get your share of Freebies! That’s right; you will get “Free Envelopes(standard white envelopes) with the following card types: Invitations, Announcements, Response Cards, Save the date Cards and Magnets, Shower Cards, Holiday Cards, and Thank You Cards.

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Isn’t it fun discovering sweet freebies in a Christmas In July event??

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Something I personally haven’t seen with various stationery companies is the wide array of colors in envelopes. 🙂 Over (30) different colors, I might add. ~~ With Basic Invite, You can make your invitations stand out even before their opened!!

Basic Invite also offers Free Wedding Websites. Their mobile-friendly websites make sharing all of the details of your wedding a breeze.

* You can choose from 100+ different font choices
* You can choose from over 160 color options per design element
* You can choose from over two hundred professionally designed templates as a starting point

Below are (3) of their Wedding Stickers

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To Top Off This Christmas In July event, you can also “Try Before You Buy” with Basic Invite! You can order Custom Samples. They are one of the (few) websites that allows their customers to order a printed sample of their invitations/cards so they can see how they print as well as their attractive quality.

That’s such a nice feature to enjoy before you actually place your final order! =)

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Just a Few More So You Can Actually See The Beautiful Quality

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If that’s not enough to knock your socks off, Basic Invite also offers exquisite business Christmas cards.

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Currently offering 15% off with Coupon Code: 15FF51

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You can visit Basic Invite on their social networks on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Copyright © 2019 ~~ Grandma’s Home Blogger Place ~~ Basic Invite ~~ All Rights Reserved

Thank you for reading!! <3 <3 <3

Dick Punnett’s Talk-Along Book Series – Cherished By Children and Grandchildren

Teaching and entertaining children and grandchildren has continually been considered one of my preferred topics to write. Today I wanted to share with you some charming books that are sure to both educate and delight the youth of preschool to 7 years of age.

I’ll be honest; I was (briefly) confused when I found out that the books I wanted to discuss here were titled “The Talk-Along Book Series.” However, after receiving them and reading the full book, Name Lizzy’s Colors I completely understood. 😉

This book is so beautifully illustrated by Tom Dunnington, with brightly colored pages that ANY child, or grandchild would sure to be thoroughly entertained with every turning page. Also, Name Lizzy’s Colors was cleverly written and mastered with teaching in mind. Author Dick Punnett, has a special gift that encourages participation with three little dots that lead to rhyming answers on the next page; thus, came the name, “The Talk-Along Series.” Quite proficient with keeping little ones (drawn in) and enthused with the story.

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The Talk-Along Book Series was originally published (in hard cover) in 1982 and consisted of five books; including the one mentioned above about a lizard misplaced to her environment and open to risk. The young children reading are asked to participate and supply a rhyming word to help keep Lizzy safe. Beautiful tale! <3

Dick has also written two other series of books which include, The Double Rhyme Book Series, and The Keepsake Coloring Story Books. However, The Talk-Along Series was the first reciprocal books recommended to schools. They were also best sellers due to the fact they were so academic with teaching things like vocabulary development, counting, adding, and colors, etc.

Dick Punnett's clever creativity and focus with this particular series was to make learning incredibly fun.

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These adorable books are loved by Moms, Grandmothers, and teachers just as much as they are cherished by the kids. They make excellent gifts and are reasonably priced!

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Directly From The Book… So Cute!!!! <3

I want you to know before we start,
Our story has a speaking part.
When you see the dots…
Try guessing the word.
That is the time for YOU to be heard.

I was absolutely thrilled to be asked to write about such an impressive collection of books. Those are books that I’m quite certain will charm the socks off my two grandchildren for sure! Excited to offer the books to them. <3 <3

What truly impressed me was how the author himself, fully illustrated The Keepsake Coloring Book Series with his own drawings of pen and ink. Those paperbacks are particularly expressive and personally made for children as (just as the name says) keepsakes.

Dick Punnett was well known in the schools and gaining popularity now with the general public from all 15 books that he’s authored. Coming from upstate New York, he completed his studies at the Art Center School and Chouinard Art Institute and flourished into a writer/cartoonist for a Hollywood Animation Studio. It just goes to show that any books authored by him are sure to be favored by the kiddos. Dick resides in Ormond Beach, Florida.

You can find out more about Dick and his books on his website... http://www.dickpunnettsbooks.com/

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Punnett’s books are offered as both paperbacks and Kindle e-books on Amazon 

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Full book review to follow, (on a later date), including a video review.

Books Received For The Review Are As Follows:

Name Lizzy’s Colors

Help Jumbo Escape
Count The Possums
Help Dress Priscilla
Name Patty’s Pets

All Books Are Sure To Please!…Just so you know. =)

Thank you for reading!! <3

Copyright © – 2019 – Grandma’s Home Blogger Place ~~ Dick Punnett ~~ All Rights Reserved

Personalized Ornaments For You Review

I simply LOVE this time of year!!! The holidays are so much fun with my grandchildren. <3

Even though I have plenty of ornaments and decorations, I always find myself in the Christmas department in whatever store I happen to be at. I’m always shopping for new decor for my tree/s. lol =)

This year – 2018, I was overjoyed to get a special email about a collaboration from PersonalizedOrnamentsForYou.com. Stephanie was so kind to offer me a $50 Gift Certificate to shop on their site for a return review about the personalized ornaments and their website.

Let me tell you…I had some fun shopping for those ornaments! <3

The website has a wide variety to choose from. I personally like their dog and cat ornaments. I especially like how they’ll add a paw print on the product for FREE! Those are adorable.

I promptly received the ornaments of my choosing. Speedy turn around for what I had ordered.

 

And hey…about the products themselves —

Excellent quality! When you hold these products in your hands, you can feel how sturdy they are.

They are also, larger than what I expected. That’s always a plus.

In addition, you can definitely tell that a lot of detail went into creating these adorable ornaments.

I WILL gladly be a return shopper!

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The website is very well put together. PersonalizedOrnamentsForYou.com has it all properly laid out for you.

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The collection categories are on the left, and the top menu has all the essential linksAbout, Contact, FAQ, Shipping Info, and Their Blog.

In addition, the site has a lengthy category list. Everything from parents, grandparents, animals, graduation, birthday, baby, patriotic, occupation, religious, teacher, retirement, engagement, and many more.

I really love the Christmas Countdown at the top of the site, where it has days, hours, minutes and seconds. Charming idea!

 

I think the best feature that Personalized Ornaments For You has is remaining on-trend. The staff is consistently searching for all the new trends for their products and adding new themes to add to their Christmas Ornament Collection

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Excellent website to shop for the holiday season!
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Happy Holidays To You All! <3

Have fun shopping! =)

I was not compensated for this review, except for receiving the $50 gift certificate

Thank you for reading! And please, give Personalized Ornaments For You some love on their Facebook Page. <3

 

Christmas Connections: 4 Christmas Gift Ideas that Will Strengthen Your Parent-Child Bond

By: Kara Masterson

For Grandparent Bonding Too! 😉

Now that it is that time of year, you are probably wondering what to get your kids for Christmas. If your kids are little, it can be especially hard to find a meaningful Christmas gift, since they tend to circle the entire Christmas toy catalog. However, there are a few presents you can give them that will help you strengthen your parent-child bond.

Board Games

Most everyone has fond memories of playing board games with their friends and family as a child. Children love them, and they can be lots of fun for adults too. This makes board games a great way to strengthen your parent-child bond. Candy land, Hi-Ho Cherry-O, and Chutes and Ladders are just a few of the many games out there that are easy enough for even very young children to get the hang of. Choose a similar board game, wrap it up with a pack of popcorn and maybe some hot chocolate, and you’ve got yourself a family game night in a box. It’s a gift your children are sure to love.


Toy Kitchen or Construction Play Sets

Sometimes, despite some of your best efforts to understand, your kids want to be exactly like you and do exactly what you do. This is the time in their lives that they find helping you and copying you to be the best way to play, so take advantage of it! You can get them a playset of whatever task they like to copy you. If they like to help in the kitchen, you can get them toy dishes and food. If they like to help fix things or work on the car, you can get them a toy tool box.

This way, they can be just like mom or dad

Pop-culture Clothing and Toys

Most children have solid likes and dislikes as early as the age of two years old. While these can change over the next couple of years, it gives you material to draw from for Christmas gifts starting from a very young age.

Many children have a favorite movie or T.V. Show that they can watch for hours and hours. Finding toys or clothing that feature characters from your children’s favorite media is usually a sure-fire way to ensure that they will love their Christmas gift. From Dragon Ball Shirts to Adventure Time hoodies, there are plenty of options out there no matter what they’re favorite show is. Your child will love you for knowing who their favorite character’s are.

They’ll be overjoyed when they open their present from you!

Toys from Your Childhood

Another Christmas gift idea to consider is a toy from your childhood. Since your kids usually want to be just like you, they are often curious about you as a kid. They want to know what you wore, what you ate, and what you played with. If you still have your old teddy bear from when you were a kid, you can pass it down.

Many stores also carry the originals or modern versions of popular toys from thirty to fifty years ago. To strengthen your parent-child bond, you can get your kids Legos, Lincoln Logs, or even Lite Brites and Easy Bake Ovens. Your kids will love playing with these, just like you did, and you will have a blast playing along with them.

There are endless options for Christmas gift ideas that will strengthen your parent-child bond. The trick is to take your kids’ interests into consideration and make sure to spend time with them.

Thank you for reading and stopping by. <3