LOVING TJ’S…GIFT WORTHY TREATS

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Have you ever been stuck without a present for the tutor/coach/babysitter? On your way to a holiday party, only to realize you have nothing for the hostess? Make sure that never happens again by picking up the above items the next time you’re at Trader Joe’s. Each holiday season TJ’s offers a delicious array of treats in super cute packaging that are just right for gifting. This year’s options are particularly alluring: the Trader Joe’s Jingle Jangle tin is a mix of dark and milk chocolate covered pretzels, chews, peanut butter cups, and popcorn – something for everyone and so good. The English Toffee with Nuts is crunchy, buttery, sweet perfection, and the Almond Snowman cookies are just right for little ones and big ones alike. Each one comes in a festive container that only needs the addition of a pretty ribbon to be presentation ready. Grab a few the next time you do the marketing and you’ll never be stuck empty handed again.

Claudia, WCM

LOVING BOOK’S…CHILDREN’S BOOKS FOR ADULTS

With graduations coming up and a blog to write I was thinking about what books would make a great gift.  So it got me thinking, it’s always nice to give an art book or an autobiography of some iconic figure.  But what else? Then I remembered a few times when I was stuck on what to give friends who had everything. I ended up giving them one of my favorite children’s books that work great for adults too. They are simple stories with beautiful illustrations and an impactful message. Perfect for a preschooler, college grad and even that difficult someone who needs nothing else in their lives!

One is about life’s twists and turns.  The others explore hope, courage, friendship and ultimately becomimg who we truly are.

P.S. click on the book image to take a peek on Amazon

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By Dr. Suess

 

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By Suzy Lee

 

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By Patrick Mcdonnell

 

Picture 8By Trina Paulus

Dilyn, WCM

LOVING TJ’S…GIFT WORTHY TREATS

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Have you ever been stuck without a present for the tutor/coach/babysitter? On your way to a holiday party, only to realize you have nothing for the hostess? Make sure that never happens again by picking up the above items the next time you’re at Trader Joe’s. Each holiday season TJ’s offers a delicious array of treats in super cute packaging that are just right for gifting. This year’s options are particularly alluring: the Trader Joe’s Jingle Jangle tin is a mix of dark and milk chocolate covered pretzels, chews, peanut butter cups, and popcorn – something for everyone and so good. The English Toffee with Nuts is crunchy, buttery, sweet perfection, and the Almond Snowman cookies are just right for little ones and big ones alike. Each one comes in a festive container that only needs the addition of a pretty ribbon to be presentation ready. Grab a few the next time you do the marketing and you’ll never be stuck empty handed again.

Claudia, WCM

THE WRITE STUFF…

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I’m always happy to send a hand written note. There’s something very personal about it – it requires extra time and effort to write one. You have to find some paper and then a pen. You have to find a flat surface to write on. The whole envelope/stamp thing has to be taken care of. Finally, you have to physically put it in a mailbox. All of these simple tasks become special when compared with a quickly typed response written in-between work emails and school fundraiser updates. It’s also a nice way to connect with people, especially when everyone is so busy.

Because of my fondness for putting pen to paper it makes sense that I’d also be a fan of personalized stationery (did someone say monograms?). I use mine for everything from thank you notes to impromptu birthday cards. The one pictured above has been my choice for years, but I change the colors with each order. I like the fact that the card stock is a good weight so it feels expensive even though it really isn’t and that the size is perfect for just jotting a quick “Hello” or something a bit longer. If you haven’t taken the personalized plunge yet these are a good, reasonably priced way to start. You can find them at TheStationeryStudio.com along with a bunch of other great choices. Write on!

Claudia, WCM