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Valentine’s Day Card Ideas

One of the best things about being a parent is getting to relive all of the holidays with your kids.  This is my first year with Court being in pre-school for a holiday, Valentine’s Day!  One of my favorites!!!  My birthday is the day before Valentine’s Day so it has always held a special place in my heart.  I was especially excited for this holiday because I got to come up with some Valentine’s Day card ideas!!

When Ms. Sherri, Court’s teacher, told me he had to bring 24 Valentine’s Day Cards for everyone in his class I was so excited!!  Yay!!  It was finally happening, I was getting to do the mom things I’d always dreamed about!  I really love coming up with creative ideas for my kids, whether it’s birthday parties, every day activities or special treats for the holidays.  So in my case I take these kind of things as a challenge… Challenge accepted Ms. Sherri!!

We all know that candy is not really ok these days…  There are so many allergies out there so you have to be so careful!  That’s why I wanted to come up with some non candy Valentine’s Day card ideas to share with you.  I asked Leah & Abby to each do one as well so we could share some options with you!  Hope they inspire you!!

All cards by the uber talented Meghann Miniello

All photos by the amazingly sweet Ari Moyashedi

For Court’s card I wanted to do something with a beachy surf theme… Because he’s like totally a grom bro!  Just kidding!  But really, he loves the beach and I just thought these army surfer men & women were so amazing!!  They are the perfect fun little gift and totally unexpected.  I definitely think he will be unique at class and both boys and girls will love them!

How cute is his little face in this photo?!  I took it the other day right before we headed down for some playground time on the beach.  His card says “You make my heart SWELL” – a little beach pun!!

Leah decided to do a joint card for Edie & Isla, her two little girly girls!  She found these adorable heart stunner shades online and knew they would be such a fun Valentine’s Day treat.  They come in a variety of colors – not pictured are blue, so if you’re worried this is too girly don’t be!  Every kiddo has fun dressing up and we can just picture how much fun these would be at a Valentine’s Day party!

Meghann added two little mini hearts to put the shades into and you can give the cards like this below!  The caption says “All the Heart Eyes For You!”  So perfect!!  I think this one is my favorite!

Next up is the Guido kids… Abby used this super sweet photo of Dylan & Jett having a smooch fest for her Valentine Card.  Nothing like these kissing photos to show them when they’re older, or when they are fighting to remind them that they actually DO love each other!  Ha!  Abby used Glo-Sticks for her special treat, so fun, right?!  The perfect addition to that Valentine rave your kids are headed too, haha, or for just some fun because who doesn’t love a Glo-Stick?!

The caption says “You make my heart glow”, isn’t that the cutest?!  And you can stick the glow stick through the card, how adorable is that?!  We know these would be a hit at school!

Hope this inspired you with some fun non candy Valentine’s Day Card ideas!

xx

Jacquelyn

 

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By on February 8, 2017 in DIY, PAPER, VALENTINE’S DAY

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Valentines Day Flowers & Love Notes

We are approaching Valentines day pretty quickly here and I don’t know about you but when I think of  love day, all that comes to mind is flowers and love notes.  Have you decided the types of flowers your gonna get for your loved ones?? We picked one of our favorite florists to help us out in this department. Flowers by Mae Mae whipped up this pretty arrangement…

All photos by Megan Welker

I love the mix in colors of red, pink and blush. Now if my hubby brought this home I would be smitten!! Or if you picked it up for your mom, she would have all the heart eyes.

There is nothing like a beautiful arrangement that tells someone how much you appreciate them, and the love you share for each other.

This blush rose is one of my favorites!!

Megan will be getting super busy here in the upcoming weeks with custom orders for her clients, so if you like what you see, make sure you get your order in!!

Here’s another close up before we move on to the floral compliment…

So as I said before, nothing goes better with flowers than a love note from the heart.  We asked Cindy from Blot and dot to make up some cards with her pretty writing to show off your feelings in the best way.

Love all the soft pink water color vibes here

A pretty overview of all her talents

I also love this simple gold heart with the black amore … it’s pretty unique

These cards with the flowers in the background are a pretty good combo.

Here are more of my favorites..the classic be my valentine and love

Then we had to integrate some unique sayings as well.  When you don’t know what to say, these say it all for you.

Ok this one is my favorite, My family will definitely be getting this one.  They are my sun, my moon and all my stars for sure!!

We hope we have inspired you once again to go out and get some flowers and love notes for your people in your life.  Your people that you love and can’t live without.  The ones that you tell you love them day in and day out so Valentines day is really just another day right??  No way… it’s a beautiful day to celebrate the best feeling in life…LOVE!!

Happy Vday!!

Xx Leah

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By on February 7, 2017 in FLORALS, PAPER, PAPER GOODS, VALENTINE’S DAY

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Beijos Picks – Gift Wrapping

Since I have been doing the gift wrapping post for some years now, if you are a loyal follower you know it is one of my favorite things to do this time of year! This year I wanted to be a little funky, even though my favorite combo is craft paper a simple ribbon and some pine branches… It’s good to step outside of the box and see what else is out there.  One of my favorite paper places in the world is…yup you guessed it Paper Source!  I mean they have the prettiest paper and use the best combination of color.  They are classic, funky and vintage all at the same time. Plus they have the best greeting cards evvveeerrrr!!!  So this year I went to Paper Source and got some paper and ribbon to show off my gift wrapping skills.

Here is my throwback with with the cute little vintage Christmas scene and the braided yarn.

The other little detail are these acrylic gift tags done by our girl Nic Roc Designs.  They add the perfect, yet unique touch to your gift.  People will flip at the detail, I’m telling you.  You have to check out her shop here for an array of gift tags, perfect to adorn your gifts with this season.

Next is my funky donkey Christmas paper lol… I love the idea of black, hot pink and blue on my wrapping paper, mixed with a traditional tree here and there.  So I also went with some pink, yellow and green hemp ribbon on this one. I didn’t want to take away from the beautiful detail of this paper.

Then for my gift tag I went with the stag for sure.

Hey so I hope I’m making you run out to Paper Source for some kick ass paper and ribbon, and don’t forget your gift tags from Nic Roc!!

Happy Christmas peeps!!

Peace, Leah

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By on December 7, 2016 in BEIJOS PICKS, CHRISTMAS, GIFTS, HOLIDAYS, PAPER

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Getting Organized with Shop Bando Agendas

Today is National Ban.do Agenda day!!!  Ban.do is one of our favorite brands that we always turn to for something fun, and when it comes to staying organized these girls do just that… Make it fun!  We love all of the delightful prints and accessories that they have created, each piece is unique and quirky, just like Ban.do!!  With our busy schedules being moms, event planners, bloggers, etc we definitely need some organization in our lives and when you throw in some witty little additions that only the Ban.do girls could think up, you have us sold!!  Today we are going to share our picks of the Ban.do 17 month agendas and tips on how we use them to stay organized!!

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Ban.do always has such pretty and fun prints that it made it incredibly hard to choose which agendas we would want, but we managed!!

I chose this pretty agenda in Marble Jade… I saw that amazing color and knew it must be mine!

meganwelker-beijos-138 All of us Beijos ladies can agree that one of the main ways to stay organized is to make a list… I mean it’s pretty practical right?!  Each week I start off with a big list of things I want to accomplish or get done, sometimes I’ll even do specific things for specific days if I want to get real down and dirty, haha!  But seriously, I love my lists!!  I don’t know about you but I’d be lost with out my grocery lists, I have to make lists for the grocery store or else it’s guaranteed I’ll forget something!!  But holding myself accountable each week helps me to get things done and stay on top of what I need to do.  Plus, checking off my list brings me such an insane sense of satisfaction, haha, it’s the little things people!  And that’s definitely my type A coming out…

meganwelker-beijos-6 meganwelker-beijos-11 meganwelker-beijos-26 meganwelker-beijos-1 Next up is Leah who chose the ombre looking Magic Hour Agenda, which reminds us of a pretty summer sunset…

meganwelker-beijos-128 Leah is on the go a lot!!  She has her two little girls and a little boy on the way so you can imagine she always has her hands full, and it’s about to get even crazier!!  Her favorite part of the Ban.do agenda is she can take it with her wherever she goes to reference anything she may need.  Another thing we all use is the calendar, which we reference constantly… Having a blog and running an event business we always need to make sure we have our dates and timing under control… We can easily check if we have a conference call with a client or a shoot scheduled before planning what we will do next.  It’s also a great way to remember special dates like anniversaries or birthdays!  Oh, and did we mention how much we love all of Ban.do’s fun accessories?!  Using their stickers or tape makes it even more enjoyable to add to our calendars, and they have the BEST sayings ever…

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meganwelker-beijos-136 But Abby is definitely not a lady of leisure, she is one busy bee and she needs her agenda!!  Something we must admit is that of course, we all use our iPhones to keep track of our calendars and lists, but our last tip is to still use your agendas… We can’t stress enough how physically writing something down can really help to make it sink into your brain… Plus when you have conference calls or are talking to someone on the phone, it’s much easier to reference something you have written down in front of you.  Believe it or not we will double up the lists on our phone AND in our agendas so we can really keep track of everything we need to do.

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xx

Jacquelyn

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By on August 1, 2016 in BEIJOS MUST HAVES, BEIJOS PICKS, BEIJOS TIPS, PAPER, PAPER GOODS, SHOPPING, VENDORS WE LOVE

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Holiday Cards – Hello Lucky

We are suckers for pretty and most of all unique letterpress cards and stationary in general so when we came across Hello Lucky, we went crazy!  We are sharing a couple of our favorites with you this Holiday season, but please check out their creative looking inventory for all of the other reasons why you would get someone a card. For any special occasion from birthdays, to thank you cards, to just because, they pretty much have you covered and have nailed it in the cutest greeting card department.

We are in love with these Angel and Peace Holiday cards below…

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We paired them with our little girl gifts earlier this month

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The colors and graphics are so unique and pretty

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Great ones for friends or hosts of that long awaited Christmas party…

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Love the Christmas Sprits one!!

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Hope your shopping is coming to an end as we approach the big day this week!  Now you have a great suggestion to wrap those gift cards with.

Hello Lucky shopping link here

All photos by Yasmin Sarai

Xx Beijos Gals

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By on December 20, 2015 in BEIJOS MUST HAVES, BEIJOS PICKS, CELEBRATIONS, CHRISTMAS, GIFTS, HOLIDAYS, PAPER, SPOTLIGHT, STYLED BY BEIJOS, VENDORS WE LOVE

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