Category Archives: Helpful Hints

Camp Essential #5… Sending letters to your camper, fun stationery they’ll love to open!

Camp Essential #5… Writing to your camper and keeping it fun and light!  I’ve heard all those moms that say they write to their to camper everyday, and I used to be pretty good about writing a fair amount to my kids, until the year I unpacked my son to find UNOPENED letters!!! How does this happen??? Isn’t so excited to get a letter from home? Doesn’t he just live for that mail hand out each day?  OK, boys will boys and he just didn’t get to it, I guess that means he was having fun.  I got wise to it and told him you never know when I may sneak a surprise in the next letter so he better open it.  Then I stopped writing on the boring notepad in the kitchen that usually is the canvas for the weekly shopping list, this leads me to the tip of the day…

Tip of the day:  keep if fun, light and interactive!  What camper wants to receive a letter from home on a boring piece of notebook paper? Send them a fun card like these, with an interactive element like scratch off game, they can play tic tac toe with a friend, or do a word find.  Pick up a pack of these fun die cut cards and send them to your kids, the neighbor’s kids and nieces and nephews.  The chipwich is a fan favorite, the retro nod with the etch-a-sketch is popular as well.

Shop for stationery single cards and packages of cards to send to your camper: click HERE

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Camp Essential #4… Activity books and games

There’s bound to be down time or that rainy muddy day, so make sure you send fun activities to keep your camper busy!

These adorable puzzles come packaged in a great zip lock container for storage and feature your kids’ favorite candies! The activity books are filled with fun games and fill ins to be interactive with their bunk mates or to play on their own.  Perfect for a before bed activity, shower hour, or on a camp out!

Today’s tip:  The activity books are spiral bound easy to rip off sheets and share with friends, your camper can involve the entire bunk with fun, creative games to keep them busy.  It’s a great ice breaker for the first few days!!

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Camp Essential #3… In full packing mode now, don’t forget key items

Camp Essential #3… In full packing mode now, goggles – check! sunblock – check! an extra set of sheets – check!

So, you’re ready, right… yup, you got this… done it before perhaps? or just newbie perfect? What could you be missing?

We’re here to help! THE BAGS!!

Whether your child is going to sleep away or day camp or staying home for the summer and hopping from sleepover to sleepover, these handy bags will suit all their needs.

The weekender, the tote, the cosmetics bag and the lunch sacks.

Tip of the day: Perfect for the bus ride up to camp to hold their lunch, their essentials for entertainment as they replace memories of home with those of the summer to come. They need a bag to schlep those last minute things that didn’t make it into the trunk!!  If you camper will be going out of camp on a trip a weekender bag is essential.  Cosmetic bags and lunch bags a must as well for storing food, makeup, toiletries, wet bathing suits.

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CAMP ESSENTIAL #2… PILLOWS… and today’s tip

Getting ready for camp or just lining up the visiting day goodies, maybe you need your signature gift for a birthday gift… PILLOWS are essential, scented, write on, microbead, take your pick, in stock and ready to go!

TIP: sneak this in the trunk gift wrapped for a surprise for your camper!  We do this every year for our kids, we have boys so it’s anything from miachis back in the day to baseball cards, these great ball shaped autograph pillows, as they get older it seems to be nike elite socks or even a jersey.  Just a surprise that brightens their unpacking process and a little hug from home. For the girls this one is slam dunk! For boys, the s’mores pillow or the sports balls are a huge hit!

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Making camp prep easy! Essentials for the packing list.

We’ll be featuring Great camp essentials and gift ideas from now until visiting day, tune in here or our facebook page for the latest on the list and start checking off. Maybe you know someone going off to camp for the first time, a little care package BEFORE they leave will get them excited!!!

Here’s a Camp Essential #1: Everyone’s got dirty laundry… this adorable laundry bag comes with a sock bag too which is essential for organization.

TIP: send the clean socks up to came in the sock bag, it is a handy way of keeping them in one place and tell your camper to hang it on the end of their bed or a hook, easy access + clean socks = everyone wins!

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Teach them one last thing before they go off to college…

Say THANK YOU! Not in a text, or voice mail, pick up a pen and write a personal note…old school!  It makes all the difference.

You’ve got them prepared, they got accepted, they are picking out the roommate, the bedding, figuring out the meal plan… before they leave the nest, teach your young adult the art of the personal touch.  Writing a personal thank you note to a teacher that has taken interest, or a guidance counselor that cared, a friend or neighbor that always watched out for them, once you sit down and think about there are many in your life to thank.  Then grab some convenient, well priced, stylish, personalized note cards and start sharing your gratitude.  It is a great life lesson courtesy and gratitude never go out of style.

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Make gift giving that much easier, personalized money/check gifts are given in these great cards with ease!

Are you on the Bar/Bat Mitzvah circuit? Or your kids? going to parties weekly, well, save yourself a trip to the store each time you need a card, stock up and have these handy. Save time and money for every occasion with these BEAUTIFUL personalized cards just the right size to be check or money holders. We have many patterns and styles to choose from. Customize with your name and message — one line of text on the outside of the card and unlimited text on the inside.

Dimensions: 7.25″ x 3.625″

http://smallfrypress.net/store/iDesign-money-holders.htm

make you life easier have these in the house during your heavy gift giving times!
make you life easier have these in the house during your heavy gift giving times!

School is almost out… Time for Teacher Gifts!

Teacher gifts

 

IT’S JUNE ALREADY!! time for teacher gifts!  We have many items we can personalize many items right onsite and have them to you in a flash others can be ordered, there is still time.  Give something special, show your appreciation.

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