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‘Tis the season!

The holidays are quickly approaching (in case you need reminding, 10 days until Thanksgiving, 11 days until Black Friday and 40 days until Christmas…) As we all are busily making our lists and checking them twice, we are also rushing to get Christmas Cards ready for mailing! This is one of the few times a year that we push our emails and text messages to the side so that we can send the real deal, snail mail! The current Holiday Card trend just happens to be photo cards! We at Lifeguard Press thought we would help you in your search of the perfect photo card companies, (and their fabulous deals)!

  • For all of you traditional folks out there, we recommend Shutterfly. If you need a great one stop shop for all of your photo needs this is the place. Not only can you get beautifully designed Christmas Cards, but you can get cute wall calendars , canvas art prints and my all time favorite photo books! I personally used them last year to send out my family Christmas Card and can sing their praises. The quality of the card was wonderful and shipping was incredibly quick! They have an abundance of designs and styles, it is so hard to choose! Here are a few samples of their fabulous work:


Retro Metro Christmas Card


With Love Ribbon Christmas Card

Currently Shutterfly has a great offer going for bloggers, so attention all bloggers!! Shutterfly is giving away 50 FREE Holiday Cards to bloggers! Go HERE to sign up for your 50 FREE cards! For all of you non bloggers, they have Holiday Cards 20% OFF and  Free Shipping for orders over $30. Great savings, great cards! If you love high quality, traditional looks, Shutterfly is the place you should shop for this seasons cards and gifts!

  • Next up is a website that will encourage the sports fans in your life to get involved in the card selecting process…We introduce LifeCards.com! LifeCards.com specializes in collegiate photo cards. As the only approved licensed photo cards of the CLC, LifeCards.com features photo birth announcements, graduation party invitations, tailgate party invitation, holiday cards … or, use any templates to create a card for any reason. They have a fabulous Customer Service team, with a group of designers who will make sure you are satisfied with your card. If you need immediate assistance they have a Live Operator that you can chat with on the website. The card colors are vibrant and guaranteed to match the official school colors. Check out these great designs:

    Peace, Love, and Kentucky Wildcats


    Happy Hilltoppers

    LifeCards.com is offering 25 FREE  Holiday Cards to bloggers as well. (Recording your life and opinions can pay off!) All you have to do is email help@lifecards.com with your blog address and they will provide you with the necessary information! This company is also known for running specials through their Facebook account. You can definitely score big with LifeCards.com!

  • Our last group is for all of you Eco Friendly fans. Paper Culture has an Eco Commitment: 100% post consumer recycled, mail your cards for free and even plant a tree in your honor with every order. We’re excited to introduce you to the Paper Culture difference. This website offers modern designs with a goal to make products that YOU can feel good about. One of Paper Culture’s core values is giving back to the organizations that provide leadership in areas that are promoting education, environmental innovation and the health of families around the world. Here is a sampling of some of their eco friendly work:
    Paper Culture

    Peppermint Photo Cards

    Paper Culture

    Naughty or Nice

    If you sign up for Paper Culture email newsletter you can enjoy 15% off your first purchase. They also are offering exclusive savings for Paper Culture Facebook Fans! Reduce your carbon footprint and walk on over to Paper Culture!

We hope we have taken the headache out of narrowing your multitude of cards choices! If you hurry on over to Lifeguard Press, we are offering a FREE Box of Lilly Pulitzer’s Dreamweaver Cards with any $30 purchase (use coupon code: DREAM30)!

Tis the season!


Fa La Lilly

With less than one week left until Christmas, everyone is busy with last-minute shopping and holiday decorating. Here are some quick and easy tips for wrapping your gifts and decorating your house to keep your holidays merry and bright!

The Lilly Pulitzer® Party Poms make unique bows for gifts that are extra special or extra big. Visit one of our favorite websites www.katespaperie.com for step by step directions to perfectly wrap your gifts in true Lilly fashion.

Another way to make your gifts rise above the rest is with Lilly Pulitzer® Photo Ornaments. They make creative gift tags and add a little something extra to the gift. Write your “to” and “from” inside the ornament and your gift recipient can hang it on their tree.

You can also use the  custom Lilly Pulitzer® stickers as gift tags this season. Match them to your decor and wrapping paper and get them printed with your names. Or you could get them blank and write the names in yourself. Either way they make a colorful and fun addition to any gift!

If you prefer a more classic approach for your name tags, stick to the Lilly Pulitzer® Gift Enclosures. They are the perfect size to use for tags or to write a note and send a little holiday cheer.For a more outside of the box option, the Lilly Pulitzer® drink umbrellas can be used as a tag or a creative bow for gifts. They are a fun way to decorate too! Just stick them in your tree to add a unique touch to your holiday decor!

There are even ways to combine gift giving and gift wrapping to make your  holiday to-do list a little shorter. Give someone a Lilly Pulitzer® Cocktail Shaker filled with a holiday treat and your favorite Lilly Pulitzer® gift (Hit Me! Playing Cards and Ink Pens shown). You could also fill one of the Lilly Pulitzer® Ceramic Mugs with cocoa mix and marshmallows (a classic gift for the holiday season). Add a tag to either of these gifts and no wrapping is necessary.

The Lilly Pulitzer® Celebration Garland is not just for trimming your tree anymore! Another great use for it is to make a tree of its own. Wrap the garland around a cone or wire form to make a garland tree. You could also wrap it around the bottom of a smaller tree for a unique tree skirt.

The countdown is on and time is running out! Get your gifts wrapped and under the tree and use these great tips to make everything more fun this season.

A list you won’t have to check twice!

We can’t believe it is almost Christmas already! (Time flies when you’re having fun!) Throughout the year we find ourselves having new “favorites” almost weekly. So, when it comes to picking out holiday gifts to give to our friends and family from Lifeguard Press, we tend to wrap a few more gifts than initially intended.  Calendars are definitely on the gift giving list every year! And, this year we have our classic Susan Wallace Barnes calendars, as well as new and addictive calendars from Lilly Pulitzer and Susan Branch. We also love our pens as gifts, and our new Lilly Pulitzer kids items have been very popular. We could go on and on … so, here are a few of our favorites. These items are so colorful and bright (best of all they are under $25)!

H A P P Y  S H O P P I N G !

There is still time to order from Lifeguard Press for this Holiday Season.
Call 800.992.3006 – and one of our elves would be happy to assist you.

Deck the halls with pink and green!

I know everyone looks forward to that time of year when they get to break out the lights and decorations. We’ve even been playing Holiday music since November 1st around the Lifeguard Press office! This season give your home a holiday makeover–Lilly Pulitzer® style.
Your holidays will never be so bright with the pink and green theme of Lilly Pulitzer®. Add some color to your holiday decor with paper garland, wrapping paper, and holiday cards covered in Lilly patterns!
For instance, take this cute and colorful Lilly Pulitzer® display. It’s a great way to spice up the season with fun prints and patterns to brighten your holidays.

christmas decor

How about this tree decked out in Lilly Pulitzer® patterns.

christmas tree

We love the ornaments and garland to trim your tree. The photo ornaments allow you to put a personal touch to the tree by putting pictures of your family and friends on display. The garland is a fun way to add color to the evergreen. Not to mention, what goes better with a green tree than pink and green decorations!

Photo Ornaments

Don’t forget about the presents under the tree! Take your pick from the many different patterns of Lilly Pulitzer® gift wrap.

Gift Wrap

Lilly Pulitzer® holiday cards are another great way to spread some holiday cheer. Not only does it send special wishes to your loved ones, but it also spreads your pink and green holiday spirit.

Holiday Card dreamweaver

We all know that with the holidays comes cold weather! Lilly Pulitzer® fireplace matches are essential for those cold winter days, and they do double duty. Not only do they add to your decor, they are practical and I’m sure you will get some use out of them.FirePlaceMatches berryWhile some people buy their holiday cookies and claim they made them (lets hope none of you do this), Lilly Pulitzer® cookie cutters are a great way to make your own and make them fun. It’s a new way to look at “Holiday cookies” by adding in some pink and green flair. Plus, they are just plain cute. cookies

All of these things would make great additions to any home for the holidays. If anything, they would definitely be conversation starters! But don’t forget about what goes inside the Lilly Pulitzer® wrapped gift boxes. Even if they do look cute on the outside, they can’t be empty! Any of the Lilly Pulitzer® items would make good gifts for friends or family (or for yourself–you know the saying “one for you, one for me”).

Tell us how you will decorate with Lilly Pulitzer® this holiday season.  Happy Holidays and Happy decorating!