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Should Online Invites Be Free?

Everyone loves free stuff. I do too!

In fact, the most popular online invitation service in the US offers free options, and that, along with their seniority, is why they are widely used. But the labor, web hosting, and maintenance that goes into an online invite has to be paid for by something. And 9 times out of 10, that something is ADS.

What's wrong with ads? If they make things free for me, they're actually good, right?

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The Gift of Childhood

Have you ever bought your child an expensive toy, only to have her take more interest in the box than the toy? Or maybe watched him abandon his tricycle to play in a pile leaves for hours? Maybe the greatest gift of childhood is to find delight in the smallest of things. Not expensive things or rare things, just ordinary things.

When your child grows up, what would you like her to remember? Family vacations, birthdays and bedtime stories might spring to mind. Or maybe just a general feeling of warmth and happiness.

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How Online Invites can Make (or Break) a Party

Recently, I was reading reviews of various online invite services, and came across this one:

I changed the time of the event two days after sending out the invitations, but (the online invite company) did NOT alert guests of the time change.
My guests arrived at the venue - which was not ready, and I was not there - two hours early. I was extremely embarrassed and worried that none of my kid's friends would return at the correct time. Luckily we have amazing friends and they all came back. (The online invite company), however, sucks!

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One of the chicest trends in party supplies is marble. You can't go wrong! It looks beautiful every time.

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Creative Confectionary

Novel sweets make fun cupcake toppers and memorable party treats. Here are a few gems I found on Etsy.

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