Picking out the perfect gift for someone can be a tricky challenge. Whether you’re trying to choose something for someone close to you or someone you don’t know so well, you want your gift to be something they really want, but that can be hard to predict. Alternatively, giving cash as a gift allows the person to buy whatever their heart desires. Rather than just handing them a wad of cash, here are several clever and creative ways to give cash as a gift. Continue reading
The elves at Santa’s workshop have been working tirelessly to craft the coolest toys for Christmas this year. To give you a leg up on the competition we here at Doozy Cards called up our favorite elf informants to give you the inside scoop on the most awesome Christmas gifts for kids. Check out these crafty and creative gift ideas, aimed at inspiring kids to create their own imaginative world.
Kids of all ages love rocking out to their favorite songs and creating their own musical masterpieces. This year, give them something to truly show off their creative talents. You can stick with a classic toy xylophone, a cool cardboard guitar, or go big with a real guitar or drumkit. Just be sure that you supply yourself or the parents with plenty of earplugs to endure the jam sessions. Continue reading
Here’s our latest Daily Doozy, a spot of mirth in the face of Current Events. We hope you enjoy enough to survive the day!
We’ve tumbled headlong into the Spirit of the Holiday! I gave our Marketing Director, Jonas, a box of those chocolate covered liqueur cherries. He gave one to our Creative Director, Bennett, who is, in his own words, a teetotaler and a lightweight. Well the one he had this morning put him in a very creative mood and he got us all joining in the fun. You see the results below!
WE want you to know, this is the same set of fertile imaginations that write, design and animate our funny Christmas cards as well. Now you know!
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been saving wrapping and tissue paper for years. In the depths of my laundry room resides a plastic bag full of the packaging of presents past. Anytime I need to quickly wrap a gift, I reach in and re-use. (That’s called “pre-cycling” by the way.)
If you don’t have used packaging at the ready, may I suggest the common brown paper bag? Before you poo-poo it, I’m not suggesting just a plain old paper bag; that’s a little too frumpy and schoolbook cover.
A few of the following add-ons will turn that bag into something special:
- Cut-outs from holiday magazines. Magazines are loaded with glossy graphics that paste easily onto the paper bag. Add a few or add a bunch. Or go a little abstract and toss on a celebrity or two.
- Old photographs. Most of us have a vast collection of cherished photographs to choose from. Not only does an old photo personalize your gift, but the photograph itself becomes a gift.
- DaVinci the heck out of that bag. Before you wrap the gift, take some watercolor paints and showcase your true inner artist, no matter how crappy he or she may be. Or use magic markers. Or even crayons, for that child-like touch.
- Natural touches. Feathers, leaves and dried flowers are often readily available for the pasting.
Holidays can wreak havoc on our earth with all the paper we use. Did you know that a large amount of the wrapping “paper” we use is now actually made out of plastic? Think of how long that lasts and how much we dump into landfills every Holiday season.
Why not make some small, creative “green” changes that send a more personalized and creative message?