So, you've decided to host your wedding in the holiday season? While the halls are decked with boughs of holly and Santa begins appearing in the stores, you're shopping for bridesmaid dresses and attempting to book catering staff at Christmas time. Was it momentary madness that led you to book your wedding date during arguably the most hectic time on the social calendar? Or in fact a stroke of genius that allowed you to capitalise on Christmas cheer for your nuptial celebrations?
We examine the pros and cons of hosting a wedding during the holiday season to find out.
Pros of hosting a festive season wedding: More time for prepping and partying
For couples who enjoy extra time away from the office at Christmas, getting married
Christmas is a time for gift giving for many businesses and choosing the right gift for your staff, business partner, associates or customers is very important. Personalisation is a huge topic right now. A large percentage of the buying experience is based on how the customer or client is treated. In an age where we are constantly connected, we need to touch base directly with the customer and a gift this Christmas that is truly thoughtful and personalised just for them.
Personalised gifts work really well and they also ensure your business maintains a personal identity and a high level of customer satisfaction. The familiarity and knowledge that comes with gifts that are personalised brings customers back to your store, business and/or service.
To save you time this festive season, we have created this corporate gift guide to help you choose the best Corporate Christmas Gifts for 2015:
Christmas is just around the corner! Last month we ran a competition to hear about the worst Christmas present you have ever received.
Congratulations to Michaela Best who won the competition with her worst present being used nail polish - "The worst Christmas present I've ever received was a used nail polish...yes that's right USED!"
Thank you to everyone who participated, here are some of the other great worst Christmas presents submitted by you:
Jessica Coveny - "I'd have to say the maternity top my friend got me one year... and I wasn't even pregnant!"
Christine Alley - "My worse Christmas gift was some boxed soap from my Grandmother, and the card read "Happy Birthday Vera" (my Grandmother's name haha!)"
Danni Kennedy - "A packet of balloons. Yup."
Teagan Wheeler - "One year my extended family forgot about getting presents for the kids so quickly raided our great-grandparents
With Christmas just around the corner (10 weeks!!) its time to start thinking about gifts for your loved ones - why not make them feel more special and add a personal touch with an engraved message on there for them. We have been busy designing a new range of Christmas gifts, perfect to give your family, teachers, colleagues and friends.
Here are our top gift ideas for Christmas 2014:
1. Engraved Acrylic Christmas Decorations
Our decorations make a fabulous gift at Christmas time. They are a beautiful keepsake and will make a truly memorable, thoughtful gift that can be displayed again and again for years to come.
The weather is warm, people are happy, work is winding down for the year and families are getting together for BBQs! We love Christmas - It is one of our favourite times of the year! However, getting to the shops can be a bit of a headache.
Not only is is a busy time of year - EVERYBODY is on the hunt for Christmas presents. It's everyone for themselves in the car park at your local mall.
Why not skip the mayhem and buy a gift on-line this year? But not just a gift, a personalised gift! A personalised gift is the perfect choice for the office Kris Kringle, loved one and friends.
Here are our top picks for 2014: Gifts under $10
Engraved Acrylic Decorations - Perfect for your Tree and a 1st Christmas gift!
Engraved gift tags - A must
The holiday season is about elaborate ornamentation, the coming together of family and friends, cheer and the spirit of togetherness. These beautiful meanings can be incorporated in your special day with personalised favours and decorations. Adding a little Christmas cheer to your wedding theme will make it all that more exciting and an even bigger celebration for all your guests. Let the champagne pour and the music play! I have got some great ideas to put a little festive spin on your day. Change up your traditional bouquet and have a spray of pine cones and baby's breath bush or add a dash of red and green foliage.