Shifting your home is hectic itself but it gathers up many other engagements for you. It is not just about changing the place where you live but the people around you. When living in a home, you have a whole neighborhood. There are people who know you, these are friends and you look up to each other at the time of need. Shifting to a new neighborhood is a difficult idea. You need to select the place wisely and right after that, you need to inform the people about your shifting.

When you are shifting near holiday, it is the best chance to use Photo Christmas Cards to announce your new home. Many people prefer to shift their house near holiday season. It let them to shift without taking off from work. On the other hand, holidays makes socialization convenient for people at new places. For celebrations, they can call in new people or visit their places to know a new neighborhood.

Using the Photo Christmas Cards you can get dual benefits, greetings for holidays and informing about your new place. Generally, it is not possible to meet everyone in person, so the cards can help you in all the ways. Here are some important things you need to know about using holiday cards for new home announcement.

Add greetings

In your holiday card, along with mention your transfer to a new house, you can add greetings. It is a way to let the receiver feel emotional attachment with you and accept your wishes in the first place. Remember; never mention your shifting to a new place in the beginning. You are presenting a holiday card, so it needs to start with greeting. Give the best wishes in the beginning and then move towards the other part later. It is good to develop an emotional feel and make the other person feel connection.

Highlight address

While sending Photo Christmas Cards to announce about new home then mention your address. Use the highlighter for the address part. The car is a source for you to let other know your new address. It will be easier for your friends, relative and neighbors to visit your new home. It is ideal to add on directions to new place so it is easier for everyone to find the accurate address in no time.

Make your message clear

In most of cases, when people use Photo Christmas Cards for new home announcement, they are unable to clarify message. No use of proper words and clarity of message make people confuse about the things. You need to keep the message clear and effective for the receiver. If you are starting up with greetings, then you need to complete greeting part at first. After completing the greeting part, you can move towards the other message. Do not let the any message to overshadow the other one. In this case, you will not be able to let the reader pay attention to basic details.

Exchange wishes

It is possible to make your card a little more expressive by exchanging wishes. We understand that during holidays we have the best time to connect to each other. At this time, you can let the other know how you feel about them. It is a source to eliminate differences and make things happening between people. Just make sure to add some expressive wishes that keep you connected. In future, you will not be able to connect with your neighbors so you need to give them good gesture.

Share memories to cherish

The cheap photo Christmas cards are another source to make your message more emotional. You will be able to cherish some of the old memories with the help of this card. Using the old pictures and the other person can have all the flash memories rewind. It seems a nice feeling that you can make other person feel the same emotions just like yours. At the time of shifting, it can be a little emotional but memorable as well.

Closing with an Invite

Always end your message with an invite. Since you are telling your friends or family about your new house. Then you should invite them to your place anytime. It is possible to turn the holiday card into homecoming invitation card as well. Moreover, you can throw a house party for everyone to let them visit your new place. It will be a kind of good gesture from your site to let everyone feel connection.

Christmas brunch is something new that is equally pleasant and more refreshing. The occasion is considered a blessing worldwide, and sharing the morning of the event with your elders and youngsters makes it more blessed. There are many options for dining out with your family and friends for this occasion but planning it at home is a stimulating idea. It is an old saying that guests bring a blessing with them, so hosting them at home takes good and positivity.

Christmas lunch and dinner arrangements are typical in many places, but brunch is getting trendy now. Preparing dinner, along with a planning celebration, is not an easy task. It takes lots of time to manage things. Brunches also need some preparation but planning it in an organized manner is way more comfortable then Christmas dinners. You can enjoy the day fully once you are done with brunch preparations. There will be no more worries about making food or manage household one you are done. Also, you can plan the evenings for meet-ups for the all day long. From making Christmas cards to planning the activities, you need to organize things to make your event spectacular.

Organize a Christmas brunch at home:

There are not many formal requirements to start your day. The different culture celebrates it differently. The ethics to celebrate are distinct in other families. You don’t need to do lots of work for a Christmas brunch. But following your traditional way and considering these few tips can help you organize a get together easily.

Make your guests list:

The most important part of a meet up is that you should know the number of guests and include in the list. Since it is a family gathering, you should consider food exceptions (not for all but a few special conditions). It would be best if you also planned your menu according to your meeting. The house set up, time of gathering, and activities for the day also depend on the guests. The list will help you to send Christmas brunch invitations and organize your event precisely.

Plan the menu:

What your guest cannot eat (any allergies or precautions), how many kids and elders are in the guest list, and what recipes you can quickly manage, you need to plan all these things. You can add quick kids’ meal recipes and side dishes on your table. Choose comfortable and tasty recipes rather than a lengthy one. Since it is a brunch, no one will expect any exotic dish. There are various recipe ideas for brunch, which are tasty for the eyes as well as mouth. You can also choose the food with less preparation time and more cooking time so you can arrange other things during that span.

House arrangements:

Simple is better. A clean and cozy house is always right to start a day. Make the arrangements for your home. It does not look too haste. Remove any excess stuff and clear the space. Lesser things in a room make it look bigger. Also, consider the sitting and dining arrangements according to the guests. You can assign different areas for dining if you have enough guests. Also, you can arrange your meals as in buffet and set up a sitting arrangement.

Make it welcoming:

There is not any requirement to decorate your home entirely. But little effort makes it more appealing. Balloon decoration or some greenery around the house makes it more welcoming to the guests. As for the occasion, small decoration with plants and other things are worthy of consideration. You can do the embellishing stuff earlier. Plants do not give an appealing look to the house for the day, but you can also keep it continuously and have a refreshing environment.


Once you are done with planning, visualize “how your get together will look like” from your guests’ perspective. It would help if you gave your personality touch in your home meet up to make it attractive and energizing. After the planning, you should have unlimited imagination about the event. If you need to change anything in the plan, you should have a little time prior.

Create and execute your planning and organize a healthy, tasty, and delightful brunch for the family and enjoy your Christmas Brunch.

Christmas Banner
Christmas Typographic Banner $44 including delivery (I was gifted this item)

It’s that time again, time to start buying the non-perishable Xmas foods, hiding gifts for the kids at the back of the wardrobe and hoping the Chrissy lights work and they aren’t too hard to detangle come December 1.

Then are the thoughts of, “What else do I want to add to it this year ” (along with what did the cats destroy on December 27th last year forcing us to pack away the tree then and there?)

Table Runner

Not in Shops has a great range of personalised Christmas stuff like the banner above, such as Santa sacks for the kids, a wooden chopping board for Santa’s snacks (or my cheese platter when I’ve done my Santa thing on Xmas eve) and personalised table runners because eating is the most important Christmas tradition.

christmas clock
Or how about a Christmas Clock to try to get the kids in bed before Santa comes?

And how sweet are these bloomers for bub?

xmas baby clothes

Go on, check out these local businesses this Christmas!

I received a complimentary double pass for the preview on November 6th

Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights 2015

The Christmas Lights Spectacular is back again for its ninth Chrissy season! Hosted by the Hunter Valley Gardens in Pokolbin (Wine Country!), it runs from 8th Novmeber through to January 26th (excluding Xmas day itself) with gates opening at 6:30pm, and lights on from 7:30 til 10pm each night.

Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights 2015

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Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights 2015

There are food stalls with pizza, pasta, gelato, churros and more, and Hunter wine available for the grown ups. $7 a glass for this Tallawanta Shiraz.

Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights 2015

Santa is available for photo packages, and I think I saw Olaf wandering around for selfies!

Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights 2015

There synchronised 12 days of Christmas was impressive! No-one could help singing along!

Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights 2015

Live entertainment will help you make a family night of it.

Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights 2015

Christmas Lights Spectacular ticket prices:
Adult $27
Children (4-15 yrs) $22
Children 3 yrs & under FREE
Family (2 Adults + 2 Child) $85
Day + Night passes available

Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights 2015

Hunter Valley Gardens
Address: 2090 Broke Road, Pokolbin NSW 2320
Phone:(02) 4998 4000

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For more details on Christmas Lights Spectacular, tickets and the full program please visit:

Bring on Xmas!

Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights 2015

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