Better Wedding Presents With Photo Gift Wrap

People the world over spend countless hours searching for the perfect wedding gifts. While household supplies or cash are the most common gifts given to any bride and groom – the difficulty lies in trying to make YOUR present STAND OUT. The old saying “we eat with our eyes first” also rings true with gift giving.

Gift wrap is an often overlooked accessory of wedding presents. Thoughtful wrapping paper can make any couple forget that you just gave them a fourth set of silverware.

Photo wrapping paper solves many of the issues plaguing gift giving in the modern day. It shows thought, originality, and will be remembered for years to come.

Here’s how you can transform any gifts for your next wedding celebration.

1) Know the bride and groom. With many different styles and designs to choose from, you want to make sure that the couple is correctly represented. Find a wrap that reflects the personality of the bride and groom.

2) Decide the number of pictures you wish to use. You can upload a single picture repeated, multiple pictures, or no picture at all. Most photo wrapping paper styles are designed to accommodate one of these options. Once again, depending on the recipient, one style may be more appropriate.

3) Set the mood. Is this wrap going to make them laugh? Cry? Reminisce? Or will they say AWWW? It can be hard to choose, so making multiple designs for each gift is not a bad idea (* if you are giving more than one).

4) Pick out the perfect images of the couple to use on your gift wrap. Facebook is a great place to start looking. Flickr accounts work well too. If all else fails, contact a friend or family member of the couple to ask for help. Picking the right picture is one of the most important steps in making memorable photo gift wrap.

5) Create a list of all people you would like to give photo gift wrap to. If you have a friend or family member with a birthday, graduation, or another wedding coming up – make and order all your rolls in one shot. This should save you additional shipping costs and may also make the price per roll cheaper. (* this step is optional)

6) Find your wrap! You can visit a local printer or search online. (*Tip – birthday, Valentine’s Day, or a number of other categories often contain styles that can be personalized into wonderful wedding paper. Try not to limit yourself!)

7) Present your gifts to the happy and couple and be prepared for the following: Where did you get this? How did you do this? Why are you so smart, thoughtful, and perfect!?

8) Treat yourself with a massage for thinking of such a good idea – enjoy the festivities!

Being Present – The Danger of Not Just Enjoying the Moment

I seem to spend a great deal of time working with people who actively resist being in the present moment. Often much of their behaviour is unconscious, worrying about what might potentially be coming their way or what they might miss. Many of us seem to have lost the ability to consider the moment we are in, to savour and enjoy where we are just now. All we have is this very moment, nothing more is certain for any of us. Sometimes we can look back on something that had been an intense source of worry only to be amused at how little it really counted in the whole scheme of life so far.

Of course, my whole professional life is based on the consideration of what the past has brought forward. How we often carry hard childhood messages forward to adult life and I am aware of the need to understand erroneous messages and where they come from; but only to be able to put them to rest. Then we must consider where we are now, see it perhaps as a stepping off point and begin to build the life we desire whilst enjoying the moment we are in.

It would seem that our brains are becoming more and more wired to consider the ‘what if’ rather than considering the ‘what is’. We have our mobile phones near to hand delivering e mails and texts at a steady rate. How many times in a restaurant can you see phones on the table, its owner with half an eye on what might come through? I often wonder what conversations they are missing out on around the table and indeed how others feel not to have been given the undivided attention they might expect when sitting down to share a meal.

While ruminating on this, a dear client, admittedly a high achiever said that it was good to have all this at her finger tips for when she got bored. Absolutely, when you are sitting in a seminar and not feeling you are gaining any value from the speaker, it makes sense not to waste any time. But how, we discussed, will any of us know when it might have got interesting but we had already figuratively left the building. Remember the book you struggled to get into in the first few pages and then suddenly realised you could not put it down?

If we teach ourselves to only engage with what is immediately appealing do we risk creating an environment where the onus is on us all to be instantly engaging and interesting within the first few moments of contact with someone? And, oh dear, the outcome of not remaining entertaining! Surely this high expectation will be a target that will elude many and may encourage people to feel overwhelmed and retreat even further from older social interaction skills.

I am a fan of social media and believe it makes us all so much more accessible to each other, and where would we all be without e mail and texting, I can only wonder at how we all managed before. But we must always check our motives for being overly engaged in conversing too exclusively in this way. What might we be missing in this very moment?

The Best Wedding Anniversary Presents Ever

A wedding anniversary is a remembrance of the incredible years that you have spent together, the joys that you have shared with each other and the troubles that you wiped from each other’s lives. This big day is about celebrating the love that exists between you and your partner, and making them realise the importance which they have in your life. And if you surprise them with some incredible wedding anniversary presents to make this day even more special, they will be a lot happier as well.

Here are some great anniversary gifts for men and women.

Flowers

Flowers are a great way to represent your feelings to your significant other. So whether it has been just a year since you were together or whether it has been twenty years, a beautiful smelling bouquet will ignite the same feelings that you had on your first ever date.

Just remember one thing in this; every flower represents an emotion, and if you can utilise this concept into creating a bouquet, you will be able to let your partner know of all the feelings that you have had for them.

Watches

A watch is another great present for your partner that will make them realise just how valuable they are to you. True this does not exactly have anything to do with love but it still can be considered a great gift because your partner can use it everyday.

Vacation

A getaway to a distant place can truly reignite the initial spark and love in your relationship, and when you do it on your wedding anniversary, it is even better. Try to go to the place where you had your honeymoon to refresh all your wonderful memories of the past. And if you are short on budget, you could just go to another great place nearby like an inexpensive beach hotel or the like.

Spa Vouchers

Small issues in everyday life can build up a lot of stress on a person’s mind. So why not invest in a rejuvenating spa hamper and let your partner relax after an extremely tiring day at work? You can even go to a couple’s spa and relax together.

Dinner

A dinner at a restaurant that offers tasty food is one of the best wedding anniversary gifts ever. You can even make it more special by arranging a candlelight meal and asking the band to play soft music in the background.