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Feb
09

Branding Your Wedding – Wedding Hashtags

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Personalisation is everything, isn’t it? We personalize our style through our fashion choices, and we personalize our homes through decor. We personalize our imaginations through our passions, and your wedding is (officially!) an amalgamation of all three! Personalizing an experience now permeates the tangible – beyond invitations and decor, it stretches as far as your fingertips and into the online stratosphere. Creating a hashtag for your wedding is a next-level wedding trend for insta-loving brides and grooms, a subtle communication tactic for the tech savvy.

What about practicality? Branding your wedding with a hashtag means your memories (and your guest’s memories) are stored instantly, safe and sound, in the Cloud where you can revisit them whenever you like. Your social media becomes a wedding scrapbook as your wedding day plays out – sound like fun? It is! So how do you get started with a wedding hashtag? Deciding on what style of hashtag you want.

The easiest hashtags for guests to remember will include your initials – something simple like #LandAwedding will totally suffice! A mashup of last names is also a popular option – #MacJackWedding, or a mashup of nicknames can be fun too.

But for those brides who want to stand out from the crowd, coming up with a hashtag that’s quirky, clever, witty or rhymes will bring a smile to guests’ faces. But be warned, dreaming up clever hashtags isn’t for the faint of heart – you might find yourself lying awake at night, trying to weave some word magic.

So you’ve come up with your hashtag (and it took a lot of work!) so how do we make sure everyone uses it? At The Social Page, we like to weave personal wedding branding into your overall stationery theme – from prompts to post photos of your Save The Dates, to instructions on your ceremony programs so guests know how to get in on the fun, to ensuring your cocktail napkins are gilded with gold versions of your hashtag, your wedding stationery is a critical component to hashtag success, a challenge our industry leading experts are more than happy to help you navigate.

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Feb
08

Love Notes for Valentine’s Day

We love traditions at The Social Page – they bring back incredible memories, and they help us relax (mostly because we know exactly what’s going to happen). They create warmth and build relationships, and they give us the opportunity to create new traditions!

Valentine’s Day is a holiday like any other, where a starting a tradition far supersedes the need to spend money or exchange extravagant gifts. This year, we’re all about love notes. Simple. Silly. Sweet. Saucy. Sexy. Love notes are an easy, personal, cherished tradition that everyone in your family can partake in. Whether your love note is homemade, custom designed or comes out of a box, in our crazy modern world, the extra effort to write a little love note means more and more each year. And if you’re looking for a little something extra to add to that love note, well you know us – we’ve got that too.

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Love notes

There is nothing more romantic than a hand written love note!

We have the cutest tiny envelopes in store which are perfect to house a few special thoughts about your significant other. Hide them in his briefcase or put them in her lunch! A guaranteed way to make them smile.

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Cupcake toppers

We have such a wide selection of papers and cardstocks for you to create these super simple valentines cupcake toppers! We used gold sparkle paper and razzle berry. Used a couple left over toothpicks and taped them to the back! Voilla!

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Photo booth props

Hosting a Valentines get together? These photo booth props make for a great activity and you get to have some cute photos with the love of your life.

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Here is a little Valentines treat from us to you. Some free Valentines printables for you to download and print at home. You can put them in a frame or stick them to a card!

 

 

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Jan
14

5 People to Thank in your life

There are so many joys in saying thanks: saying it, hearing it, embracing it like a warm hug. Let’s take a minute and think about this – when someone shares a thank you with you, how often do you reply with a thank you in return? We bet more times than not,  because saying thank you, like saying I love you, is one of the easiest, most impactful, least expensive gifts you can give. It could almost be the perfect gift. And what kind of thanks feels best of all? A surprise thank you for something you thought nothing of at the time – thank you from someone or for something unexpected.

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The element of surprise is almost half the fun of thank yous – here are a few ways to share some unexpected thank yous in your life!

  • Your neighbours

They keep an eye on your kids when they’re playing in the street; walk your dog when you’re out of town and they pull your garbage cart in when you’re working late. No matter if you have a close relationship with them or a casual relationship with them, a great neighbour is someone who goes an extra step to make your neighbourhood fantastic.

  • Your spouse

Sure, this is supposed to be a list of unexpected thank you’s, but we think this might qualify. Simple thank you’s for simple tasks mean a lot to people – when was the last time you thanked your spouse for unloading the dishwasher or folding the blankets on the couch? Gratitude for small steps that make your life (generally) easier will make both of you warm and fuzzy inside.

  • Your mail carrier

Whether it’s 30 degrees above or 30 degrees below, your mail carrier is out there getting it done, and not just for you – for your entire community. It can be a thankless job but they’re out there, rain or shine, bringing you your bills. So nice of them :) They know your neighbourhood pretty well and often check in with elderly neighbours and keep an eye out for any funny business.

  • That one family member

Maybe it’s your aunt, maybe it’s your sister, maybe it’s your cousin – that one family member who you can vent your heart out and never feel guilty or worried they might share your thoughts. Being a shoulder to cry on can be exhausting – make sure to give them a thank you for being there for you

  • That one parent

The one that saves your life every other week. You’re stuck at work late; they pick up your kidlets. You’re going crazy inside the house; they show up with two hot coffees (and maybe some Baileys). That other parent in your friend group who has got your back, no matter what – you probably say thank you all the time, but take a pause, look her in the eyes and really thank her this time.

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Jan
07

Wedding Colours: Pick them and stick with them!

Wedding planning – so fun. SO FUN. So frustrating! So exciting. So overwhelming… so stressful. So time consuming.

So how can you make it easier on yourself? How can you reduce any anxiety, indecision, second guessing?

Navy Destination Wedding Invitations, available on Etsy

Navy Destination Wedding Invitations, available on Etsy

We meet a lot of brides, and we love ‘em all but some are more stressed than others. Often, the culprit of that stress is because brides get changing their minds – they keep seeing more and more inspiration, more ideas, more things they LOVE and changing their minds. Every time you have a slight variation from your original idea, you either have to go back and re-do all the planning and organizing you already did OR you have to figure out a way to “make it work” all together.

Photo Save The Dates, available on Etsy

Photo Save The Dates, available on Etsy

So it’s almost IMPOSSIBLE not to continue to be inspired when you’re planning your wedding – but what’s the one thing you can keep consistent? Your colours. If pick and stick with your wedding colours, it then becomes easier and easier to make any other variations on theme or style work, because they’ll all visually play into one another, as they’ll have the same colour palette.

Watercolour Wedding Invitations, available on Etsy

Watercolour Wedding Invitations, available on Etsy

Our wedding planning advice this week is to pick your colours and STICK with them!

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Dec
28

Calgary Christmas Decor Sale!

Sale, sale, sale, sale, SALE!

Calgary Christmas Decor Sale!

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All of our in-stock holiday merchandise is on sale for 50% off!!! That means by stopping in the shop, you are doing the following:

  • Get a SERIOUS head start on Christmas next year, meaning you can finally spend the month of December taste testing cocktails instead of fighting for parking spots
  • Getting a SERIOUS savings on one of a kind Christmas decor that you won’t be able to find next year. So if something in the shop caught your eye this year, stop in and see if it’s on sale!
  • SERIOUSLY supporting a local Calgary business. Support a Calgary Christmas store, and a Calgary small business – we employ locally and we keep our dollars local.

I don’t know if you were counting, but that’s a triple win!

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