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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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Dec
23

Top 5 Movies to watch on Christmas Eve

As your go to Downtown Calgary Christmas store, we feel it’s our duty to you to tell give you a round up of our favourite movies to snuggle up with on Christmas Eve.

5. ELF For obvious reasons, this one is one of our FAVOURITES. Will Ferrel at his funniest – he’s witty, he’s naive, he’s charming, he’s totally believable. The story line is breaks our hearts the perfect amount – while we don’t shed any physical tears, we feel for Buddy in a big way.

4. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE Don’t even with us on this one. It’s the ultimate Christmas classic, but we rated it at number 4 because we end up sobbing into our rum and eggnogs.

3. A CHRISTMAS STORY There’s something about the dark humour about this movie that we love and the life lessons the movie carries – keep your tongue off polls and stay away from bee bee guns. And if we could sell those leg lamps, we bet they would FLY out the door.

2. HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS We can’t decide whether it’s the music or the rhyming storyline or the jewel tone colours or the pure fantasy of this animated classic, but we love every minute of it, every year.

1. A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Does it get any more wholesome than Charlie and his gang? The perfect representation of life when Christmas was most magical – as a child old enough to have opinions but young enough to suspend all levels of disbelief. What a beautiful time. Not to mention, what a soundtrack! Hit play, sit back and enjoy your Christmas Eve friends!

 

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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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Nov
11

Holiday Fashion: Baby Edition

There are three types of people in the world: those that don’t have kids (yet) so they have yet to experience the joy of dressing babies; those who have children who are over the age of 5 and therefore have amnesia about how hard it is to get babies dressed; and those who are right in the thick of it – those who have babies and toddlers.

Getting babies into holiday outfits is like an intense negotiation sessions. It can take hours, you’ll find yourself bribing people, you’ll dig your heels in and then it will reduce you to tears, . Your best bet when dressing babies up for the holiday is to keep it (relatively) simple with accessories that celebrate the spirit, but won’t end up in a fight for the history books. Here’s our favourite (i.e. easiest) baby holiday accessories!

1. Baby Bowties and Hairclips

Relatively easy to put on (we say that cautiously), bowties and hair clips are statement accessories that don’t need to compete to stand out. Because of their teeny-tiny size, they look adorable even (actually especially) when paired with pyjamas.

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2. Jolly Socks

Totally functional and totally adorable, holiday socks are a great accessory because they keep tootsies warm! Adding holiday socks can turn any run of the mill jumper or ensemble into a festive one! Beware as socks usually end up in mouths, down shirt sleeves or shoved between the car seat and the backseat of your car.

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3. Ho Ho Hats! 

If you can’t get on board with how cute holiday hats are, then we can’t get on board with you. Providing the same functionality as socks by keeping baby’s heads warm, holiday hats tend to be an accessory kids can get behind. Because of how easy they are to put on, they make for the least stress-inducing accessory – when your baby pulls their holiday hat off (instantly) you can pop it in your pocket or vainly attempt to slide it back on.

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All these babies holiday accessories are in shop now at The Social Page!

 

 

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