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Order your Jean M holiday cards now and beat the rush!

I know, I know – it’s not even Thanksgiving yet. But I’m so excited about my new holiday card designs, I can’t stop talking about them!

And I want to make sure you have plenty of time to choose the perfect style and color, add your photos, and create the perfect holiday greeting before it’s time to address and send the cards.

So look at some of my favorites this week – all in unique color schemes and designs – and place your order! (Hint: Don’t miss our Black Friday Sale!)

Choose our Chic Snowflakes Photo Holiday Card in unique green and blue for a modern holiday greeting.Chic Snowflakes – Forget green and red this holiday season and go for unique green and blue snowflakes! Your photo and your story on the back make the card personal.

Tell the story of your year in photos with our Cheery Stripes Storyline Photo Holiday Card in unique colors.Cheery Stripes Storyline Photo Holiday Card – Photos and captions and a modern holiday color scheme of grey, yellow and blue make this storyline photo holiday card definitely cheery!

 Send a holiday card and keepsake ornament in one with our Posie Flakes Photo Holiday Card Ornament.Posie Flakes Photo Holiday Card Ornament – It’s a holiday card AND a holiday ornament that will definitely get displayed all season, and perhaps all year long!

Layers of patterns and unique colors make this Chevron Mosaic Holiday Card Ornament unique and memorable.

Chevron Mosaic Holiday Card Ornament - A touch of blue added to traditional holiday red and green make this layered holiday card / ornament so memorable.

What’s your favorite? I’d love to hear about it!

Enjoy the holiday inspiration!

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Jean M Hanukkah cards that show your personal style!

The Season of Light is almost upon us. And that means it’s time to send Hanukkah holiday cards to those you love most!

This year, go beyond the ordinary and choose a Hanukkah card design filled with beauty, inspiration…and your personal touches! Add your favorite picture to a photo Hanukkah card for a snapshot of your past year. Choose the colors and lettering styles for printing your message for a custom look. Your friends and loved ones’ eyes will definitely light up when they receive it!

Here are some great examples of our unique Hanukkah holiday cards

Hanukkah photo holiday cards show your personal style.Our Hanukkah Tea Length Photo Holiday Card gives you a traditional menorah look with a modern twist – your photos added at the top!

Send colorful and modern Hanukkah greetings by sending this photo Painted Hanukkah Star holiday card.Get colorful and modern with your Hanukkah greetings by sending our Painted Hanukkah Star Photo Holiday Card featuring your photo surrounded by a colorful star and swirl design.

We’ve also just added some absolutely beautiful Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah invitations that, with a change in wording, can make the perfect Hanukkah cards! Here are some of my favorite designs…

The intricate designs on this Star of David Bar and Bat Mitzvah invitation make it the perfect holiday card with a change in wording.A Star of David filled with symbols in shades of blue make this Star of David Bar and Bat Mitzvah Invitation a beautiful choice for a holiday card! Just order it printed with Hanukkah wording in your choice of colors.

A watercolor Star of David gives this Hanukkah card an artistic look.A Star of David design in watercolor blues create a beautiful and artistic look on this Horizons Bar and Bat Mitzvah Invitation – Blue. It’s also available in pink for a brighter look. Create your own Hanukkah wording to be printed on the card.

Bright red paper with a bold black Star of David create a Hanukkah card that’s bold and beautiful.Send bold and elegant Hanukkah greetings with the black design on this red shimmer Initiation Bar and Bat Mitzvah Invitation. Choose any Hanukkah wording to be printed on the card.

A Hanukkah card filled with mystical symbols is a beautiful greeting for the season.The symbols and designs in shades of blue on this Mystical Symbols Bar and Bat Mitzvah Invitation – Blue make it beautiful and memorable. It’s also available in pink.  Just add the Hanukkah wording of your choice for the perfect greeting.

Enjoy the Hanukkah card inspiration!

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Fun favor idea: Turkey Cookies!

I’m busy getting ready to entertain my family for Thanksgiving. The décor was easy — I love decorating with gourds, leaves, berries and candles! And the food? My family loves the all favorites.

But I was struggling with a favor idea that was fun and easy. One that I could maybe even make with my granddaughters. Then I came across this adorable turkey cookie idea.

Fun and easy turkey cookie favors you and your family will have fun making.It’s simple, takes only a few ingredients and is great for little helpers to join in on. Here’s how to make them:

Easy ingredients for making turkey cookie favors.Ingredients

• Maple leaf-shaped sandwich cookies

• Milk chocolate stars

• Candy corn

• Caramels

• Cake frosting

Creating turkey cookie favors is fun and easy.To assemble:

Tip - Apply frosting with a knife or use a tube of cake decorating frosting for easier control.

• Use the frosting to attach the long side of one caramel on the top of the chocolate star to create the body and feet of the gobbler.

• Attach the caramel and chocolate star to the lower half of the maple cookie by frosting the short side of the caramel. This forms the turkey’s tail.

• Frost one side of a piece of candy corn and set it lengthwise on the top of the caramel with the white pointed end out to form head and the beak.

Set a turkey cookie at each place setting for a fun finishing touch, or line the cookies up on a tray lined with paper leaves for a great display.

Everyone will enjoy gobbling them up!

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Tell the story of your year with Jean M “Storyline” holiday cards!

Move over, traditional Christmas letters. Jean M’s “Storyline” holiday cards are the new way to send photos and updates of your year to family and friends! The unique, stylish Storyline photo holiday cards come in bright colors and fresh designs and bold patterns to match your festive mood and your personal style. Each is filled with your favorite photos from the year and fun captions telling your loved ones all about you and your family.

We’ve just added lots and lots of new Storyline holiday card designs, so there are plenty of styles to choose from. They’re fun and easy to order – just upload your photos and type in your captions and you’re ready to go!

Here are some of my favorites. Find your own Storyline photo holiday card by looking at our entire Storyline collection!

Share photos and messages about your year in merry style with this damask patterned Merry Merry Storyline Photo Holiday Card from Jean M.Merry Merry Storyline Photo Holiday Card in cherry red

It’s bright and fashionable and reminds everyone to “be merry” this time of year. It’s also available in an aqua design for a fresh take on seasonal colors.

Your initial and bright stripes accent your photos and captions on this letter-perfect Lettered Storyline Photo Holiday card from Jean M.Lettered Storyline Photo Holiday Card in margarita

Margarita and grey make a stylish appearance in fun unique color scheme for this unique Storyline photo holiday card. It’s also available in the brightest red!

Believe in the magic of the holidays with this Be Believers Storyline Photo Holiday Card from Jean M.Be Believers Storyline Photo Holiday Card in velvet

Prove that you believe in the magic of the season by sending this fun and fashionable We Believe Storyline Photo Holiday Card in a unique red and aqua color scheme. Check it out in granny apple green for a bright idea, too.

Enjoy telling the story of your year with Storyline photo holiday cards!

P.S. Check out our entire selection of unique holiday cards, too!

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Happy Halloween from Jean M

Jean M wishes you a happy and creative Halloween!May your Halloween celebration be fun, creative, and completely “spook-tacular!”

Enjoy!

P.S. Haven’t carved your pumpkins yet? Try some of the ideas in the photo – aren’t they adorable?

 

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Jean M’s Quinceañera invitations for a very special birthday girl!

When a special girl is turning 15, there’s only one thing she wants: to feel like a princess at her Quinceañera celebration! Her dress, her tiara, her flowers, her church ceremony, her dance — all take lots of planning and special preparation.

But you also need to spend time choosing the perfect Quinceañera invitation to let guests know about your event and to get them excited about celebrating with you. And birthday girls, you’re in luck! Jean M makes it easy to find that perfect Quinceañera invitation!

Quinceañera invitations and Quinceañera accessories from Jean M add a colorful, personal touch to the celebration.

Look at this pretty purple color scheme, featuring our Delicate Damask Photo Quinceanera Invitation You can print three photos of yourself on the Quince Años invitation for a great personal touch. Use three current photos or add in one or two of you as a little girl for a sentimental look. Take a look at our other Quinceañera invitation designs too.

Then add coordinating Quinceañera accessories to your celebration to carry your pretty look through the entire day. Our napkins are available in so many beautiful colors and can be printed with designs that match your invitation and the theme of your party. Also choose personalized favor boxes in colors and styles to create special treats for your guests.

Enjoy your Quinceañera celebration!

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Jean’s ideas for a Bachelorette Bash – Part II

Throw a bachelorette party with a tropical theme!On Island Time
Grab your girl and take off for paradise. Depending on the time of year, you can get great off-season package deals on island vacations or cruises. Check with a travel agent about availability, special group rates and a trip that doesn’t require much travel time. If you can’t get away, throw a tropical-themed bachelorette party with fruity drinks, tropical décor, and lots of fun.

Hunters and Gatherers
You’re an adult, but that doesn’t mean you have to act like one! A scavenger hunt will bring out the children in all of you, but be sure the prizes are for grown-ups, like bottles of champagne or gift certificates for a massage. Set the tone with clues and a treasure map, then be as creative as you dare.

A bachelorette party camping trip will get you back to nature.Camp It Up
Does the bride love the great outdoors? Consider a back-to-nature bachelorette party. Call the state board of tourism to ask about campsites and find out what activities are offered in the areas you are interested in, like hiking, canoeing, swimming, fishing or horseback riding. Make sure all the girls know what clothes, food, and accessories to pack.

To a Tea
Your friend is the pillar of lady-like behavior, so she may appreciate a Victorian-style tea party. You can easily host it yourself, or splurge and go to a fancy hotel tearoom. Complete the experience with finger sandwiches, petit fours, and scones.

Don’t miss yesterday’s bachelorette party ideas — and enjoy all the inspiration!

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Jean’s ideas for a Bachelorette Bash – Part I

A bachelorette party in Vegas is sure to be a fantastic time!Ante Up
Take a gamble on this once-in-a-lifetime party with a bachelorette bash at a casino. Indulge in a fancy dinner, spectacular show or even stay at a posh hotel. Casino night is a best bet, since you could walk away with enough money to pay for the bridesmaid dresses, a wedding present or another girls’ night out!

Rock On
Rock the night away with your best gal pal! Put on some glittery makeup and make your way to the hottest nightclub. If she’s a little bit country, grab your cowboy hat (you know you have one!) and head out to a good old-fashioned country western bar. Think you can sing better than anyone? Well, sing your heart out at a karaoke bar.

Treat the bride and her ‘maids to a bachelorette party at the spa!So Spa, So Good
Pamper the bride-to-be with a day or weekend spa event. Choose a full-service spa that offers everything from massages and mud wraps to makeovers and manicures. The bride will love the stress-buster and you’ll look relaxed and rejuvenated for the wedding day.

Seeing Stars
You can predict that the starry-eyed bride-to-be (who knows her Sun and Moon signs, plus her fiancé’s rising sign) will love a new age style party. Hire a tarot card reader and an astrologer to do everyone’s chart. This idea can brighten everyone’s crystal ball – after all, who doesn’t want to know what the future holds?

Tune in tomorrow for more fun bachelorette party ideas!

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Jean M’s ideas for a “spooktacular” – and pretty – Halloween wedding!

If your favorite time of year is October and you and your groom love the idea of costumes, pumpkins, and all things autumn — then a Halloween wedding is definitely for you! But your Halloween wedding doesn’t have to be ALL dark and over-the-top spooky. Here are my ideas for a fun Halloween wedding that brings in the best of the season and your love of the holiday.

A Halloween wedding in an old mansion is a great idea!When you’re looking for a wedding location, think cozy, charming and vintage — a historic mansion is the perfect venue! Bring in decorations like long streamers in Halloween colors, sparkling cobwebs in corners and lots and lots of candlelight.

A wedding invitation in Halloween orange sets the tone.Halloween colors for a wedding invitation! Yes, when it’s a beautiful copper shimmer, like our Copper Shimmer Invitation Card. Add a deep brown or black ribbon for autumn and Halloween style.

Be bold with a black wedding invitation for your Halloween wedding!

Be bold and invite guests to your Halloween wedding with our Black Layered Invitation backed in copper shimmer paper. You’ll definitely set a Halloween theme!

Welcome guests to your Halloween wedding with an array of pumpkins.Get creative with a variety of pumpkins, gourds and other autumn bounty by displaying them at the entrance to your ceremony and reception site. Create a unique sign welcoming guests and place it amid the pumpkins.

Toast your Halloween wedding with fun toasting flutes!Adorn toasting flutes with a spider web design in white paint and pass them around for guests to toast your Halloween wedding in style!

Enjoy the fun and pretty Halloween wedding inspiration!

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Wedding Invitations: Mail Call Part I

Send Jean M thank you cards that coordinate with your wedding invitations!
From the moment that engagement ring goes on your finger…

You’ll be getting gifts of all kinds: engagement, shower and wedding. Each gift demands a thank you card and etiquette dictates that you send that card ASAP. As time goes on and your list of thank you cards lengthens, don’t even think about falling back on that old “you’ve got a year after the wedding” excuse. Be considerate of the gift giver and send one right away!

Guests may decide to send their wedding gifts to you well in advance of the wedding. You’ve got two options when this happens. First, you can open the gift as soon as you get it and send a thank you right away. Second, you may choose to keep the gift unopened until after the wedding, when you have a chance to open all your gifts at once. If you decide on the latter, let those people who sent you a gift in advance know that you received it and that you won’t be opening it until later. Then, once you’ve opened it, send all the thank you cards at the same time.

Jean M photo save the dates get your wedding date noticed in a personal way!Up to six months before the wedding

Save the dates are such a hot trend that most brides are sending them out now just because they are fun to create. They’re certainly a very good idea if you’re expecting a lot of guests coming from out of town or if you’re planning a destination wedding. In both cases, guests appreciate the notice about the date and location of the big day so they can take vacation days and make travel plans accordingly.

Tune in tomorrow for even more tips on when to send those important wedding items!

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