Holiday Expo and Dachshund Ornaments

We just returned from the annual holiday show and are placing our orders for Christmas 2017!  By popular demand, we have created a new Winter Sports Dachshund Ornament set.  Keep an eye out on our site to see when they are available to order and order quickly--they will sell out.

winter sport dachshund ornaments

Cardinals

Cardinals have long been known as the "Christmas Bird" for their vibrant red color.  A glimpse of this bird brings cheer to all- and what could be better than having a Cardinal-themed Christmas tree.

A Cute Nativity Set For The Collector In Your Life

I've been looking for cute nativity sets and found a wonderful one at a great price.

Hooks- they're not just for Christmas

We have some beautiful gold and silver hooks that are used to hang ornaments. This is what I'm talking about:

Premium Silver Swirl Scroll Christmas Ornament Hook

 

Premium Gold Swirl Scroll Christmas Ornament Hook

 

These hooks are a decorator's dream.  Because the hooks look so nice, you don't have to worry about concealing them. They help accentuate the ornaments that you are displaying. As a result, these hooks are being used year round- which is why I said they aren't just for Christmas anymore. They are being used to hold decorative eggs from chandeliers at Easter, chili pepper lights for Cinco de Mayo--you name it.  These are some of the hottest selling items, especially for their low price. So, be sure to check them out before they are gone.

A Closer Look

We at PerfectlyFestive.com have been experimenting with new ways to showcase our products. So many times we hear from people that the items they received are even better looking than what they envisioned from our photos online. As  result, we've started a youtube channel.  We've even included a shortcut link to it on our main page. You can check there periodically and see some of our new items, or, if you have a specific item you are looking at, you can see if we have a video image of it.  Here are some of the items that you can currently check out on the channel:


 Hydrangea Bunnies

 


Glittering Easter Eggs

 

Sullivan's Red & White Icicle Ornament


The ornaments, in particular, are easier to visualize from the videos. You get a better idea of their size and how beautiful they are. Stay tuned for more in the future!

What is a Swag?

 I find it hard to believe that Christmas is just a week away.  It seems like just yesterday I was posting about the wonderful Christmas items we had ordered---back in July!! With that said, I've had several people ask me what a swag is, and what do you do with it?  

 Swags are kind of like garlands...or pieces of garlands.  A lot of times, florists will use them to make an arrangement "pop" when you look at it.  Some swags-as you'll see on our site- have creatures like white owls, or fruit, or just look like branches with jewels on them.  There are a lot of really cool things you can do with them.  I have several different types of "swags" that I put in my Christmas tree.  If you look at the decorated trees on our site, you can see how we have incorporated them.  Everyone that comes into my house comments on how spectacular the tree is each year, and I can honestly say it is because of the "swags" that I have incorporated.

This year, I added a new garland to my staircase.  I began with a plain light up pine garland and added different "swags" and some ornaments to it. I used florist wire that I purchased at Michaels to secure everything.  I used the white and tiffany poinsettias, some of the ornaments from the Forest Frost collection, a few of the evergreen sprays, and some of the bead sprays. Then, I wove a large gold wire ribbon through it.  It sounds like I am an incredibly crafty person, but let me be honest, I am not. I have four kids under age 7, so it was INCREDIBLY easy and quick or I never would have accomplished it. Plus, the kids have gone up and down the staircase numerous times and nothing has fallen off.  I have received lots of complements on it and people have asked me where I bought it!  Don't be afraid of the sprays! Start off small (get a few to place in your tree--I usually put them in the "bare spots" that inevitably are there), then, get brave and try to make some of your own arrangements. People will be convinced that you have hired a decorator!!




Snowmen

 According to Wikipedia (my new favorite site to research random tidbits of information) the record for the world's largest snowman was set in 2008 in Bethel, Maine. The snow-woman stood 122 feet 1 inch (37.21 m) in height, and was named in honor of Olympia Snowe, the senior Republican U.S. Senator representing Maine.The previous record was also a snowman built in Bethel, Maine, in February 1999. The snowman was named "Angus, King of the Mountain" in honor of the then current governor of Maine, Angus King. It was 113 feet 7 inches (34.62 m) tall and weighed over 9,000,000 pounds!

Now, these snowmen aren't nearly as big as these "real" ones, but they are much cuter.  I have all three on a table in my entryway. These are some of the most popular decorations for the season.  There is something about Frosty that just helps ring in the holiday.  Don't miss out on these, as they are sure to go quick!







December 02, 2012 by Anne Donnelly

The Perfect Corporate Gift

Each year it seems we are reminded earlier and earlier to start thinking about gifts for our close friends and families.  For some in business, there is another dimension to consider—the corporate gift.  When I was in corporate sales, I always tried to think of unique items for customers.  There were the standard business-logo gifts our organization had, but I always wanted to add that extra touch to really get my customers to be loyal to me.  I did everything from make homemade cookies and brownies to the standard See’s candy boxes.  One year, when I was feeling overly zealous, I remember making hundreds of Santa Ornaments with my family.  They were very popular, but our kitchen table was never quite the same afterwards (and I won’t talk about the feathers that were everywhere for months).  For someone looking for a unique corporate gift, Perfectly Festive has the perfect thing--these little 6” wine bottle ornaments.  They are festive, cute and will not be something that they receive from anyone else—exactly what makes them the perfect corporate gift.

 

Gingerbread "White" Houses

Each year, the White House Pastry Team comes together with other members of the White House staff to work on a favorite holiday tradition: The White House Gingerbread House. Everyone from White House carpenters to plumbers to electricians lend their expertise to help make this project a success. The recipe called for more than 150 pounds of gingerbread dough and 250 lbs of white chocolate.  - whitehouse.gov

Why go to all that trouble? 

We have a variety of exquisite and non-perishable houses to make your holiday every bit as festive as those in that "other" house!  Click the picture below to see our selections.

 


October 23, 2012 by Anne Donnelly