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Celebrating 80: organizing a surprise birthday party

Reading the birthday stories of those who have lived through eight decades, one particular pearl of wisdom stuck in my mind: ‘we want memories, not things’. If you’re thinking about throwing a surprise birthday party for an octogenarian, make sure that you provide plenty of opportunity for the celebrant and guests to reminisce and relive [… Read More]

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Fun at 50! Surprise Birthday Ideas

If you’re in charge of planning a 50th surprise birthday party for someone special in your life, you might be wondering where to start. Themes & Things First of all, turning 50 can be a sensitive topic, so while the odd age-related gag may be unavoidable, it would probably be best not to make too [… Read More]

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Fab Surprise 40th Birthday Ideas

Turning 40 is a big deal! I know, because that’s my next one (over three years away yet, though). The good news is there are plenty of surprise party ideas to help make the most of this milestone. Not surprisingly, many of the themes I’ve come across involve turning the clock back. A 70s-themed disco, [… Read More]

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SURPRISE! You’re 30 Today

I remember the day I turned thirty really clearly. I worked in an office then, and had decided to tell no-one about my birthday. As Jacqueline points out in her 30th Birthday Planning guide, leaving the twenties behind can be a little bit traumatic! On the day itself, I tried to sneak in as quietly [… Read More]

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It’s All About Dads!

Being a dad is great (well, most of the time). I have a 7-year-old son who is learning more about the world every day, and a 4-year-old daughter who is a real cutie with a strong personality. Every day brings something special to add to the memories, but when they reach out and give you [… Read More]

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Out of the Box: Crazy Weddings

Not everybody wants to float down the aisle of a church in an elegant white dress, swear solemn oaths and exchange rings in front of family and friends. It seems that’s far too ordinary for some of you girls (and guys) out there. From the novel and quirky to the downright weird (and icky!), it’s [… Read More]

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My Bat and Bar Mitzvah Stamp Designs – Showcased in a Mitzvah Market Article

Last week I met Sheri of Mitzvah Market on Twitter, and discovered she was about to do a story on custom Bat and Bar Mitzvah US postage stamps. Lucky me! She featured some of my stamps in her article, and included some links. You can check out Sheri’s Mitzvah Market postage story here: http://www.mitzvahmarket.com/mitzvah-ideas/finds/custom-postage/ After [… Read More]

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Here Comes the Bride…And Groom! Bride and Groom stamps dress up your wedding invites.

Customizable bride and groom stamps make your wedding invitations extra special – You can customize with your names, wedding date, and monogram. I love pink, blue, and lace, so naturally, this pink, pink and blue lace wedding bride and groom stamp is one is one of my faves… Share and Enjoy:

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Getting Married? A Save the Date Announcement Postcard is a Nice Touch!

Here are a few of my favorite Save the Date items from my Zazzle collection! Black and White Damask never goes out of style… Share and Enjoy:

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Do you have a Bar Mitzvah to plan? Celebrate with Custom Postage Stamps!

Lately quite a few folks have been visiting my Zazzle Shop to purchase custom Bar Mitzvah stamps.   Although I have them in every color, I’d like to show you some blue ones today…Here’s a blue, white and silver one, you can add the celebrant’s name! Share and Enjoy:

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