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Feb
24

Wedding Invitations: First Impressions

Far more than a tool filled with all the necessary details, your wedding invitations are your guest’s first impression. It’s a tangible that communicates the intangible. How does a little piece of paper do all that? It takes a little creativity and a little bit of vision, but with the right team by your side, your invitations can help build the momentum and set the mood for your wedding day long before you walk down the aisle.
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You wouldn’t choose your wedding menu without tasting the food, would you? The same thing goes for your wedding invitations – we highly recommend you “taste test” and create your invitations by hand in our shop. Come in and play – pair up colours, paper textures, fonts, graphics, sizes, and embellishments, all in the name of creativity and ensuring your invitations are how you want them to feel. Whether it’s modern sophistication or playful whimsy, it’s important that you touch and feel your invitations as you create them.
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Your guests are as excited as you are for your wedding, and your invitations allow them to touch and feel your marriage before the big day.  It sets the tone and the style for your wedding, giving people a subtle understanding of formality and dress code. Invitations can be as detailed or as elusive as you like – invitations that set up an air of mystery and excitement will keep guests guessing in the months leading up to your wedding.
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As favours drift more out of style, invitations and stationery become the ultimate wedding keepsake. Go to any home, and we have a feeling you’ll find a few invitations stowed away for safe keeping, memories of some of the happiest days of people’s lives. Your wedding invitations will be displayed on mantles, tucked away in shoe boxes and pulled out and revisited for decades – make sure they stand the test of time by using high-quality papers and printing.
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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
15

5 Styles of Christmas Trees (And How to Decorate Them!)

Raise your hand if you have two Christmas trees in your house. You have one tree for all the decor-deficient people, as in, those people who don’t go into A-type convulsions when a single ornament is out of place, and one tree for all those for those in your house with an intense case of holiday style. Whether your Christmas tree style is a colour, a theme, a feeling, a nuance, a part of your house or the centre piece of your decor, your tree has a style all it’s own and it’s a reflection of your personality, your mood, it’s an extension of your holiday you. 

Today, we’re looking at 5 Styles of Christmas trees and the best ornaments to collect to achieve the look.

Brimming We love a Christmas tree stuffed from the bottom to the top with holiday delights! The key to this style of Christmas tree is reflection – you want lights and lots of them (think about 100 lights for every foot of tree height), and you want to tuck them closer to the trunk of the tree. Then ensure you  have a good mix of reflective ornaments that will push the light out of the tree and create a soft glow.

Photo Source: Better Homes & Gardens

Photo Source: Better Homes & Gardens

Warm and Cozy A tree that brings the outdoors in, this style plays along with the “effortless” style of rustic cottage chic. Opt for natural decorations like garland of burlap and raw silk, and decorations made of wool, pinecones and paper. If you want to stay true to the style, stick with neutral colours, but for little added pops, choose a single colour to work off of, like a rich ruby reds or sea foam green.

Photo Source: The Inspired Room

Photo Source: The Inspired Room

Whimsical Although this tree is delightful and lights up the Dr. Seuss loving child in all of us, it requires a rather dedicated attention to spacing and detail. Brightly coloured ornaments contrast perfectly with the stark white tree, but make sure you pick a unifying undertone for your decorations. Opt for all pastels, all glitter, all jewel toned or all primary colours.

Photo Source: Two Twenty One

Photo Source: Two Twenty One

Sparse If this is your look, avoid an artificial tree at all costs! Go for ornaments with colours that contrast the natural green colour, like snowy whites, shimmering silvers and bright golds.

Photo Source: Modette.se

Photo Source: Modette.se

Ombre How on earth have we not had an ombre Christmas tree before?! While your entire tree doesn’t have to have ombre branches to create the effect, pick an assortment of decor in colours that will be easy to transition – for instance yellow to gold to brass. And if you don’t love this modern take on a Christmas tree, check out this list with 17 more! 

Photo Source: Brit + Co

Photo Source: Brit + Co

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