How to Find the Right Save the Date Cards

With so many choices these days, people still manage to pick all the wrong stationery for their special events. How long do we spend really checking out the card we get in the post? One minute tops (more likely seconds) and then it gets tossed into the waste basket. So when brides-to-be start looking for perfect wedding save the date cards for the upcoming nuptials, the first question they should ask themselves is not how to pick out something very white, romantic and … well, boring. They need something to grab full attention of the recipients and make them run straight to their kitchen calendar and circle the date in scarlet.

Here are the three alternatives to traditional save the date cards that a newly engaged couple could consider (and their guests would love to get):

1. Cupcakes Save the Date Card


What better way to get the attention of friends than to present them with save the date cards featuring delicious cupcakes? It will help things if they are hungry when opening the envelope…Friends and family members will salivate at this prim bride and groom in cupcake form. It’s a truly satisfying design for food-lovers and can hint about the delicatessens waiting for the guests at the wedding party.



2. Bridal Shoe Save the Date Card


After a tiring day of being charming, this bride has kicked off her shoes in preparation for a night of romance… The glowing satin of the shoes paired with the single rose gives you a glimpse of an upcoming event almost making it real, as if it’s about to happen today (not a year from now). This provocative save the date card is a definite attention-getter.





3. Thailand Save the Date Card

A couple who’s throwing a wedding in a beautiful, warm climate would find this design ideal. A card featuring the calm sea and the white sands undoubtedly has the power to lure guests to a wedding! The azure sky as well as the inviting seat on a boat combine to make an appealing save the date card (and will look good on the fridge too).
No engaged couple wants to find their wedding invitation under a stack of bills, put aside to look at later, or even dumped in the round file. Save the date cards with a dash of flair are a must-have for couples who want to ensure their guests remember to slip on their fancy dress shoes and show up!


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Mummy Bloggers Making a Difference!

I have to admit that this post is motivated by the ‘green-eyed monster’ I’m soooo envious that 3 of UK top mummy bloggers get to travel to Bangladesh in September and really make a difference.  This is my little way of trying to help.  Who said the mummy blogging world is bitchy!

Every year almost 9 million children under the age of five die, most of them from preventable things like diarrhoea.  Click here to read more and to add a badge to your own blog in support!  It’s the least you can do!


And make sure you follow these 3 inspirational ladies.




Ladies, I’m confident you’ve secured a place in heaven!

#Earthhour on Twitter

If you were around on twitter last night just before 8.30 you would’ve seen me panicking as I’d forgotten about Earth Hour. As a result, it was a quick sprint around the house to turn off all of the lights!  This was the 3rd year I’d participated in Earth Hour but the first two times I was much better prepared.

However, this time I was stumbling around the house in the dark trying to find a light source, which involved rummaging around under my bed.  I nearly ended up with a vibrator strapped to my head but eventually I found this:

Phew! Now I could sit back, drink wine and enjoy Earth Hour with my mates on Twitter.

I’ve just been doing a bit of reading as I was curious how much energy earth hour saved. Apparently, online applications (e.g. Twitter/Facebook) used during Earth Hour actually used more energy than saved by turning the lights out. Eeek! The organisers were encouraging people to post messages and photos on social network sites and if you were on Twitter you would have seen a hive of activity around it.

I felt a bit silly after reading this, but in the end I guess it’s all about awareness. So, if millions of us were tweeting about it then it was worth it!