Thursday, December 20, 2012

OUR 2012 SAVVY HOLIDAY CARD


Every November we start to think about what we want to do for our annual holiday card. It is our way to send a keepsake and 'thank you' to our wonderful clients, vendors, friends as well as staffers for their support throughout the year. 

We knew we wanted our holiday card to feel like a gift to the recipient and also wanted it to incorporate our favorites trends - chevron, textured paper and colored twine.  As with all things we do for stationery, we start researching, formulating ideas and then we contact The Round Envelope. We were so happy that they were willing and available to help us again this year. 

Our loose idea started with this post from the Hello Lucky blog - a simple card that uses scrap paper and twine arranged to look like gifts. And with everything we do with The Round Envelope, we give them a seed of an idea then Stephanie goes back to her studio to create something great. She created a sparkly metallic panel card that was adorned with a Happy Holiday emblem. Inside the card was a special holiday message, Christmas tree with Savvy Selebrations icons as ornaments as well as 3-dimensional gift boxes wrapped with colored twine  - so clever! The matching envelope and chevron patterned address wrap was a special gift from one of our favorite stationery design studios, The Round Envelope.

ENJOY!













Wednesday, December 19, 2012

12 DAYS OF SAVVY HOLIDAYS!

With the holidays right around the corner, we wanted to feature some of our Facebook series the "12 Days of Savvy Holidays" on our blog too. Today we are sharing some adult cocktails and kids drinks that are perfect to make for any of your holiday get togethers. 


For the adults we have a frozen mudslide and holiday sangria.

Recipe for frozen mudslide:

Ingredients (one serving)

2 oz vodka
2 oz Kahlua coffee liqueur
2 oz Bailey's Irish cream
6 oz vanilla ice cream

Instructions

Blend alcohol with ice cream. Serve in a frosted hurricane glass and add coffee beans to the top for presentation. Serve immediately.




Recipe for frozen hot chocolate: 

Ingredients (one serving)

1/2 cup of whole milk
1 packet of hot chocolate mix
1 cup of ice
whipped cream
chocolate, for shaving on top 

Instructions

Put the milk, hot chocolate mix, and ice in a blender. Blend until pretty smooth, adding more milk as needed. Pour into a glass. Top with whipped cream and shaved chocolate on top. Serve immediately.


With these delicious drinks no one will be going home thirsty!