Archive for July, 2011
They say “don’t judge a book by its cover,” but let’s be honest – that’s easier said than done.
And I’m sure I’m not the only one who is guilty of picking out a bottle of wine based on its fun name or cute label. So why on earth would it be different for gifts? It’s not!
Gift presentation is a very important part of gift giving (except maybe for little kids whose only concern about gift wrap is how quickly they can rip it off their present). The way a gift is presented can “make or break” a present. A gift can be made to look more expensive or cheaper than it actually is based on how it is presented.
You may spend a lot of money on a gift for a loved one, but if you just throw it in a dollar store gift bag, or wrap it in cheap crinkled wrapping paper, you risk the chance of your gift being received with the message, “your day isn’t special enough for me to spend a couple extra dollars or minutes on your gift.”
That’s why we just unveiled our new exclusive gift box service for our customers! We wanted to offer a service to help our customers present the special and unique personalized gifts they created for their loved ones in exquisite fashion. When they see the sophisticated Personalization Mall gift box, they will know they are about to discover a thoughtful and chic treasure that you created just for them. They will be touched to see how important their special day was to you!
Our gift box option can be added on each product page or during checkout for an additional $4.95 or $6.95. We will personally present your gift in our signature black and white gift box – the black and white contrast is so elegant it’s almost as if your present is wrapped in a tuxedo! Inside the gift box, your unique present will be enveloped in crisp white tissue paper just waiting to be discovered! A stylish black ribbon frames our polished and refined logo that makes your gift look like a million bucks!
The gift box option is perfect for out of town relatives who now can be proud to know their loved one is receiving a gift in beautiful fashion instead of only bubble wrap or package peanuts.
Or for the busy bees out there, our gift boxes are so stylish that once you receive the Personalization Mall gift you purchased you can present it to your loved one as is – you won’t even need to spend your precious time wrapping it!
Our gift boxes are already a big hit with our customers but you don’t have to take our word for it, check out all the praise they’ve been getting on our Facebook page.
Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook and join in on the conversation. It’s a great place for our customers to post pictures of their personalized gifts and share fun and unique personalization tips and tricks with each other. You’ll also come across exclusive contests and discounts on our Facebook page and Twitter account.
If you have a question regarding gift boxing or whether an item can be gift-boxed, please call 866-386-8300 or use our Live Help and Chat Now feature on the main Personalization Mall site.
Can you believe we’re halfway through summer already?
The end of July is usually when I start to tire of the dog days of summer and begin craving a new, unique way to spend the day
out with friends.
It’s time to put an end to the mid-summer blues and enjoy a warm sunny day catching up on much-needed girl time with friends by hosting your own personalized golf outing!
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a rookie who’s self-conscious about your score, or a seasoned pro with a serious handicap – you can create a fun and light atmosphere for players of all skill levels by choosing Scramble or “Best Ball” play to keep things less intimidating but still challenging.
For the beginners out there, Scramble or “Best Ball” play is when each player tees off every hole. The best shot from the group is chosen and then all the players shoot their second shots from that spot. This continues until the ball drops in the cup!
Let the planning begin!
Start off by creating a unique tournament name to set it apart from all the other run-of-the-mill golf outings. Something like “1st Annual Ladies & Lattes on the Links” would be a fun theme to work with.
Keep the party intimate and invite three friends for one foursome or invite as many players as you’d like. Once you’ve decided on the name, date and location for the party, have some fun making golf-themed invitations and check out our golf-themed return address labels for the perfect finishing touch.
Fun tip: Keep it light by encouraging your guests to dress the part in all pink or over-the-top golf outfits.
After the RSVPs have been counted and the day finally arrives, impress your guests with your party planning skills first thing that morning by welcoming them to the “1st Annual Ladies & Lattes on the Links” with the personalized “Golf Par-Tee” banner you created.
The banner is a great way to make your party stand out from any previous golf outing your friends have attended.
Make sure you are in the first foursome so that you’ll be ready in the clubhouse to hear the ladies gasp as they trickle in from the back nine and get their first glimpse of your table setting skills.
The first thing that catches their eyes will be the special centerpiece you prepared just for them by filling a large glass vase full of “Ladies & Lattes on the Links 2011”You Name It® personalized Callaway® golf balls topped off with a bouquet of matching pink flowers.
Fun tip: Count how many of the golf balls you put into the vase making sure to keep an odd number. Have your guests guess how many golf balls are in the vase and whoever wins or guesses closest to the correct number wins the centerpiece! You can divvy up the golf balls between guests for an extra party favor and let the winner take home the vase and flowers or let the lucky lady take home the whole prize – it’s up to you!
Your guests will be touched as they take their seats and are met with their very own “Go Play Golf” coffee mug you had specially made just for them and their lattes. For the perfect finishing touch you can fill clear cellophane bags with a handful of pink“Tee it Up” golf tees you had branded with your tournament name, tie the top with a matching ribbon and place inside each guest’s mug as their very own “Tee-bag.”
While everyone shares the fun events of the day over their meal keep an ear out for how each player faired on the course because you’ll have one final surprise for your guests … the “2011 Ladies & Lattes on the Links Award Ceremony”!
Have the ladies vote or you can be the judge of who wins the different “Golf Chick” personalized ornaments. Keep everyone laughing as you announce the 2011 winners of the “Miss Mulligan,” “Bunker Babe,” “Puttin’ Princess,” and “Queen of the Green” awards to some or all players. Or for a more competitive group stick to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ornaments. Your friends will be talking about it all the way ‘til Christmas when they add it to their tree with pride!
As the party comes to a close, and you say goodbye to your guests, remind the trash-talking award winners they better get it out of their system now because the 2nd Annual Ladies & Lattes on the Links is only a year away!
What do you think? What unique party theme have you used this summer? Or do you have any other fun ideas to add to the personalized golf outing? Please share your stories by adding a comment to this post.