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Welcome Your Guests With Wedding Gift Baskets For Out Of Town Guests

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We can’t help but chuckle a bit over the anonymous quote, “Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts.” We know you love your family and your friends-who-feel-like-family, and you’re glad you’re inviting them to your wedding. If they live out of town, you want to welcome them in and show how excited you are. Thoughtful gifts, like Wedding Gift Baskets For Out Of Town Guests, welcome them in with style and get your guests even more excited for your wedding and glad they could make the trip! Here’s some great ways to welcome those special out of town guests to your wedding:

Personalized welcome card – Doesn’t it always feel special to receive a hand-written letter or card? Ask the hotel to place a personalized “welcome” card in each of the hotel rooms for your wedding. Simply choose a blank greeting card and fill it with a message welcoming your guests to the wedding, thanking them for making the trip, and showing your excitement for the wedding festivities ahead.

Photo Memories – We love that warm, sentimental feeling we get when we just so happen to come across a photo of the friends and family we love. Look for photos of your out of town guests, and once you find a photo for each guest room, simply tape it to a blank piece of paper and write a thoughtful message, such as “We love you, thank you for sharing in our day!” on each. Then, place in each guest room.

Delicious bottle of wine – Visit a local winery or liquor store and look for small, affordable bottles of wine – perhaps 750 ml bottles at around $10 each, and include one bottle in each of your own of town guest rooms. Tie a ribbon around the stem in your wedding colors to add a personalized touch to your gift of wine.

Wedding Gift BasketsWedding gift baskets for out of town guests are another beautiful way to thank your guests for spending hours in the car or plane to be a part of your magical day. Select a wedding gift basket for each out of town guest room, such as our Ghirardelli Chocolate & Cookie Tower, to give them some so scrumptious sweets and treats to nosh on before your wedding and after all that dancing at your reception!

You’re on the verge of having a spectacular wedding surrounded by the friends and family who mean the world to you. Show your out of town wedding guests just how excited you are for them to be at your wedding with meaningful accents, such as welcome cards and a bottle of wine, as well as wedding gift baskets, in their room. They will be so touched that you thought of them, only adding to the warmth and splendor of your wedding day.

Tips To Keep Baxter Barking Happily Away As The Temps Heat Up!

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We’re based in Parker, Colorado, where the winters are quite chilly and the summers are pretty sweltering. We’ve grown up with dogs our entire lives, and have even rescued a few of our own. The summer is a fantastic time for both dogs and their owners, but we know firsthand how vital it is to keep an eye on your dog’s health in the summertime. So while we’re crafting our signature dog gift baskets, we’re also out there making sure Baxter isn’t too hot in that summer heat. Here are just a few tips to make summer fun for both you and your dog:

  • Take note of how long your dog is outside. If you’re lucky enough to have a yard your dog can safely run around in, it’s nice to let your dog outside in the summer and just let him or her enjoy the warm weather and exercise! Yet, most dogs have trouble calling it quits, even if they’re panting and breathing hard in the hot weather. Limit your dog’s running time to fifteen minute increments.
  • Lifeguard on duty. Most dogs love to swim in the summertime and are natural swimmers, but any dog can get scared in suddenly deep waters or be taken with a wave or the current of a river. Pet stores do sell life jackets for dogs, and it’s vital that you only allow your dog to swim in shallow, calm water. Preventative safety and supervision is key to happy canine swimming.

  • Keep the water bowl filled! Fido can’t exactly tell you when he needs water, so it’s our duty as loving dog owners to ensure his water bowl always has H20 in it. If you’re traveling and bringing him along, be sure to pack a water bottle and portable bowl to bring along with you.
  • Hot cars, stuffy houses, and dogs don’t mix. Just as you know not to leave your dog in a hot car for any amount of time, the same goes for your home in the summertime. If you leave Baxter home while you’re at work, imagine how hot your house can get as the sun beats her rays down on it. You wouldn’t be comfortable in it, and neither will your dog. Position fans around your home, and turn your air conditioner’s energy saver function on to keep your pooch cool!
  • Keep critters out of your dog’s fur. We all know how important it is to search our dog’s coat for fleas and ticks every time our dog comes in from outside, but there’s also the risk of beetles, spiders, and flies. Sure, they may not harm your dog like a flea or tick can, but having a critter in your coat doesn’t exactly feel great for your dog, and you certainly don’t want bugs inside your home. Take a few minutes to “pet” (examine) your dog when he or she comes in from outside.
  • The way to a hostess’s heart is through her dog. The holidays feel like the busiest time of the year, but summer is a close second. You’re going to cookouts and parties almost every weekend, and you want to bring something more interesting than another dip or dessert. Good dogs deserve healthy treats, so gift the host or hostess with dog gift baskets for their pooch! They’re filled with healthy goodies and toys for Fido, making his summer a fun one, and gifting the hostess with a very memorable gift.

The sunny days and blue skies make the summer season a favorite for us, especially out here in beautiful Colorado. By keeping an eye on the amount of time Baxter is outside, and following summer dog care tips, we can make sure we’ll have a summer that’s filled with only sun and laughter! Feel free to share your own summer dog care tips by leaving a comment!