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The Beauty of Handmade Wedding Invitations

Friday, September 17th, 2010

A wedding invitation is the first glimpse guests will have of ones upcoming wedding festivities. It is a card requesting the presence of specific guests to attend a wedding. Wedding invitations are typically sent out six to eight weeks prior to the event and are often accompanied by a response card. An invitation usually includes the names of the people to be married, the time and place of the wedding ceremony and the location of the reception. While there are many different types of wedding invites available on the market, we still believe that nothing comes close to the beauty of handmade wedding invitations.

Handmade invitations allow couples to personalize each and every aspect of the invite, from the paper to the embellishments to be used, to the colours to be featured. The internet has countless ideas that can help with this process. Whether one chooses to hand-craft their own invitations or to pay a professional wedding stationer to make them, will depend upon factors such as: budget, time, complexity of the design and ones access to the required resources. Either way, there are choices which need to be made when it comes to the design of your handmade invitation. Firstly, the size, texture and weight of the paper must be considered. The material should be thick, but it should not be heavy. A size such as: square, DL, A5, etc should also be considered. After that is determined, the design elements of the card need to be discussed. This will involve looking at what embellishments will feature on the card (if any) as well as where the invitation wording will sit, and what fonts will be used.

Another pressing reason to choose a handmade wedding invitation is because of its uniqueness. One can be sure to have a one-of-a-kind design, which most likely will not be replicated by mass-produced store-bought cards. Also, the fact that each and every card has been handmade with love (whether by you or a professional) speaks to guests about the amount of time and effort which has gone into your wedding preparation!

Benefits of Using Organic Body Products

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

In the past when organic body products are not that popular you make your own products for your baby. Now that it became famous you can easily purchase one in the market or online. The public has accepted the importance of using these products not only for the babies but the adult as well. There are lots of eco-friendly organic body and skin products that are available for conscious parent.

Babies are very sensitive particularly to the health dangers coming from pesticides and other chemicals. As compared to adults children eat and drink more so it is important that they eat food free from chemicals. Organic clothing is also a good idea since high chemical content in synthetic fibers and cotton can irritate skin. You need to protect your babies and yourself not only on the food that you take but also on the products that you apply and use for your skin.

Because children have soft and new skin it absorbs chemicals, harsh detergents and preservatives more easily and quickly. Even those well known products manufactured by trusted companies includes large amount of preservatives, fragrances and detergents that can easily irritate not only your child skin but your skin as well. It is also dangerous if these chemicals are taken orally since most babies put their fingers in their mouth.

Choosing the right organic body products is important. Most of the skin care products make use of herbal ingredients to accomplish the similar purpose as chemicals, without having side effects. Using these kinds of products can make you feel confident that you are keeping your baby healthy and clean without using harsh chemicals on their skin.

Using organic shampoo is also recommended. It is less irritating in the skin and eyes when you rinse away the shampoo. These products smell good the same way synthetic products do. It is also best to use natural organic soap that contains natural ingredients and is proven to have organic body products only. Your skin and your child skin will be smoother without using those products made of chemicals and harmful ingredients.

In purchasing the organic body products make sure that you read the label carefully and thoroughly. Some may claim that they are made of natural ingredients but actually contains chemicals that are harmful to your skin. It is important that you choose only those products that are approved by Food and Drug Authority. It means that is being passed the entire test done on the products.