Monthly Archives: June 2015

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Holiday gifts? Start searching now for your favorite things

It’s not too early to start collecting ideas for your holiday shopping.

The calendar has turned to June and school is letting out, but in the print magazine industry (and other parts of the retail world) it is time to start thinking about the upcoming December holiday season.

So it is time for those of us who want to spread the word about our businesses to start tooting our horns.

May I be so bold as to suggest you begin thinking about turning to Carol Colman Collages for your holiday shopping needs? Whether you have an invitation from a family life milestone event that happened this year or a love letter you want to give to your partner to show how much you care, we are here to help you.

I would love to brainstorm with you some creative ideas to solve your biggest holiday gift-giving challenges. And remember there is no expiration date on memories, so even if a milestone date has passed it is never too late to create a meaningful gift to mark that occasion.

For example, do you have parents who recently celebrated a milestone anniversary? I can make a personalized collage that brings back some of their fondest memories of their years together. Here is an example of a collage I made for my own parents after their actual 50th anniversary – I was inspired by a collage I made for someone’s grandparents who were celebrating their 70th (yes, their 70th) wedding anniversary.

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An example of a meaningful, memorable gift created by Carol Colman Collages


I took an original wedding photo, restored it (it was taken in 1940), turned it sepia, and used it as the foundation for a collage that my parents treasured.

So avoid the rush and start thinking ahead. Need to give a delayed wedding gift? Looking for a first anniversary gift at holiday time? Was there a bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah in your family this year and the invitation has not yet been framed or transformed into a personalized work of art by Carol Colman Collages? This makes a perfect Chanukah gift. Are there words of wisdom you want to share with someone graduating high school or maybe turning 18 or 21? Another great Chanukah or Christmas gift.

I have lots of ideas for the holidays. Let’s chat soon and make this the most stress-free holiday season ever for you.