26 November, 2009

Tips to make Christmas shopping easy

It’s really easy to become overwhelmed at this time of year. Christmas parties, presents for teachers, cards, planning for feasts and shopping for presents...it’s almost enough to sap every last ounce of Christmas spirit out of you! Luckily, small things serve to remind you of the joy of this time of year and how something that seems so complicated is really very simple. For me, it was the excitement and pleasure that my daughter displayed as she spotted the decorations in shop windows a trip to the local shops. Christmas really IS an exciting time of year, especially when seen through the eyes of a child, so it’s time to tap into that excitement and approach the festivities with enthusiasm.

In order to do this, you need to have a plan, especially when it comes to shopping. The key is to be prepared. To assist you (and ourselves!), we’ve put together a few helpful suggestions to make this potentially overwhelming task simpler:

1. Get in early, beat the crowds - as the day progresses, the crowds swell...and so do your feet!

2. Set a budget and stick to it.

3. Write a list - write down what you think they would like, know what it is you are shopping for.

4. If all else fails, turn to the power of the internet. After all, on-line shopping is easy, fun and crowd-free!

D.I.Y Christmas Owl decorations

In our family, the first of December signals the time for the decorating of the tree. This is cause for much excitement as we delve into our boxes of decorations, lovingly collected over many years, each with its own special significance. Some of our most special decorations are the ones made by the kids – the endearingly lopsided paper angel, the painted pinecones, the...well, you get the picture! While beautifully coordinated designer trees look fabulous, the kids get so much more enjoyment and pride out of displaying their treasured decorations on the tree. So get creative this Christmas with our gorgeous IdTee owl decoration for you and your little ones to cut-out, colour and hang on your tree.

We’d like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas, full of all the joy and excitement that the festive season brings.

16 November, 2009

T'is the season to be jolly!

We at IdTee central have been very busy personalising Santa sacks, t shirts and much more for your little ones this Christmas.

Since it is gift giving time, this month (November) we have with every purchase over $100 (exc freight) one of these ever so cute Tiges and Weince magnetic bookmarks valued at $4.00 to give to you for FREE.

Choose from either; 1) Birdie Stack or 2) Circus Lion

Coming up...
We will be posting tips to get you through your Christmas list with minimal stress.
As well as some easy craft project ideas you can do with the kids related around some of our most popular Christmas designs.

Feel free to leave us comments let us know what you would like to see or hear about.
until then

fa la la la la enjoy!