Christmas in July: Plan Your Holiday Photo Cards Now

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Every year I say I’m going to plan ahead and NOT wait til the last minute to order my winter holiday cards, but things come up…I get busy and forget. I’m sure you can relate!

This year, our newest blog sponsor, Basic Invite, is here to help us all do better, with a Christmas in July reminder: Summer is a great time to plan out and capture your family and pet photos for your Christmas cards and holiday cards.

They are also offering a 30% OFF discount to our readers so read on to learn more!

You might be thinking. “How can I do holiday photos when all my Christmas decorations are packed away?!?”

It’s easier than you think. All you need is a few simple props, like some Santa hats and mini trees from Michaels or the Dollar Store. Walgreens still has Red Noses for sale at many locations (check by the registers).

Any string of fairy lights will help set the scene, or take the photos you love and add some sparkly touches with filters in your favorite photo app or software.

Look around for items you already have that might work. This is a GREAT excuse to get some matching pajamas for your family and pets!

Your Christmas cards don’t even have to have a holiday theme. Summertime is beach, pool and vacation time, so remember to take a few nice shots with the family (and pets, of course) so that you can share your memories with friends and family when you send out your cards this winter. Any great family photos YOU love will make the perfect images for your cards.

There are tons of themes and templates to choose from, so it’s almost a no-brainer once you have your favorite digital photos picked out!

Basic Invite is one of the few card websites with almost unlimited color options and instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options so you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail. This is what really sets them apart from almost any other online stationery company.

And if you have a business, or are in charge of ordering business Christmas cards this year, now is the time to get it done. You can get really creative with cards that fit the personality and tone of your business!

Whether you are ordering cards and invites for business or family, you want to make sure your cards look their very best, right?

Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows you the ability to order a printed custom sample of your actual card or invitation so you can see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before you ever have to place your final order.

You can also choose from over 40 different envelope colors. That will really help your cards stand out!

And to make life really easy, use their address capturing service letting you share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other form of social media to request friends and family’s addresses which can be stored and used for recipient address printing at no cost on all card orders.

Hopefully all this has motivated you to get started on Christmas and holiday cards, invites and more, now rather than waiting til the last minute.

To take a closer look at all the design options, templates and pricing, visit the Basic Invite website, and use promo code below for 30% OFF any order!

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Celebrate National Margarita Day with Your Dog

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¡Hola! Did you know that today is National Margarita Day? Let your dogs join in on the celebration with some adorable dog toys that are perfect for the holiday, or any time you’re feeling festive.

Not only are these dog toys cute and fun, but they also make great photo props for Instagram…and don’t forget them as party favors for your dog’s next party!

How about a MUTTgarita?!? It’s always happy hour for pups with this squeaky, eye-catching plush toy take on one of the most popular drinks around.

Muttgarita Cocktail Dog Toy

Not a fan of Margaritas? Have a beer or two instead. Choose one or both of these popular Mexican beers as dog toys!

Grrrona Mexican Beer Dog Toy

Dogs Equis Beer Dog Toy

In the mood to play BARKtender? How about some top shelf tequila designed especially for dogs?!?

Dog Julio Tequila Dog Toy

Nothing goes better with beer and margaritas than a taco (or three)!

Taco Dog Toy

 

BarkBox Presidents Day Deal: FREE Dog Toys for 6 Months ($54 Value)

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Your dog may not care about politics, but he or she has a pretty great reason to celebrate this Presidents’ Day!

They’ll get a FREE bonus dog toy in every BarkBox when you sign up for a 6-month plan today.

That’s two totally original toys, two bags of all-natural, USA-made treats, a delicious chew, AND a FREE extra premium toy.

Delivered to your dog’s door with FREE US Shipping included. Spoil your pup with extra toys for 6 months. That’s a $54 value!

BarkBox subscriptions can be customized for your dog’s size (Small, Medium and Large) plus several food allergies and sensitivities.

Visit the BarkBox website to learn more and get this deal before it expires on Tuesday 2/19.

 

Alternate BarkBox Coupon

Missed the limited-time BarkBox deal above or prefer a different offer? Use our exclusive BarkBox Coupon Code: WOOFWOOFMAMA and snag a FREE extra month added to any plan (1-month, 6-month or 12-month plans qualify).

Use THIS link and be sure to add BarkBox promo code WOOFWOOFMAMA at checkout. Free shipping applies to all US orders.

 

To learn more about what’s in BarkBox, visit our BarkBox Reviews and Coupons Page here.

Valentine’s Day BarkBox $5 + FREE Shipping

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Treat your dog to a special edition Valentine-themed BarkBox for only $5!

Stuffed with unique toys and drool-worthy, all-natural treats and chews, these aren’t going to last long! Order yours now while supplies last and it will be deliver to your dog’s doorstep by 2/14. Start your pup’s monthly delivery off right with a limited edition Valentine’s Box for just $5.

First BarkBox $5 with normal rates to resume on second month of your selected plan length. Valid on NEW subscriptions only. Cannot be combined with any other promotion or offer. Cannot be retroactively applied. Free Shipping on all US orders. Customize a plan for your dog’s size and food sensitivities.