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Customized Safari Birthday Invitation

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This is for my Son’s 1st birthday invitation. I chose safari theme since he also enjoys animals. I personally sketch the animal character then rendered it in illustrator. I did the photo shoot and the layout also. More pictures to follow. I’m having fun doing this, more so it’s for my little one’s birthday. You can view more of my birthday invitation samples on my website, click here.

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Safari Birthday Invitation
Safari Birthday Invitation
Safari Birthday Invitation
Safari Birthday Invitation
Safari Birthday Invitation
Safari Birthday Invitation
Safari Birthday Invitation
Safari Birthday Invitation



Valentine Gift Ideas

Quite helpful list on what to give on Valentine’s day.


Gift Ideas

For Her

  • An engraved sweetheart locket
  • A holiday-themed watch with changeable ribbon bands
  • Bubble bath
  • Her favorite perfume and soaps in a matching scent
  • A simple, yet spectacular bunch of red tulips or her favorite flowers
  • Two-dozen long-stem red roses
  • Plush stuffed animal (with a gift certificate tucked in his arms)
  • Luxurious cashmere blanket

For Him

  • Tickets to his favorite sporting event (but you get to come along)
  • A trio of gourmet coffees and a mug in his favorite color
  • Cigars
  • Cashmere sweater
  • Leather gloves
  • Homemade brownies in an antique tin-tied with a spectacular bow

For Both of You

  • Champagne-in a bucket engraved with your love poem
  • Candlelit dinner out on the town
  • Moroccan lantern and scented candle
  • Romantic music
  • An engraved ice cream scoop and a quart of your favorite flavor
  • Sign up for dance lessons, and enjoy an entire month of cha, cha, cha
  • Chocolate, of course!

For Friendship

  • Nothing beats a homemade card with a SuperCertificate tucked inside!
  • Friendship charm for a bracelet
  • Friendship rings
  • Stack of specialty or imported magazines tied with a satin ribbon
  • Homemade lollipops

For Kids & Family

  • Valentine’s Day coloring book
  • Novelty heart-shaped sunglasses
  • Supplies for making cards
  • Chocolate mold and colored foil for making chocolates
  • Candy-making kit
  • Valentine’s Day cookie cutters and a day of cookie making
  • Heart-shaped waffle iron

My own version on “For Him”

I prefered not to spend much money since we’re on crisis, I made a customized e-card for my boyfriend,  see below.  If  you don’t know how to draw just be creative,  scrapbooking also works.

darlene sanguenzaCopyright: Darlene Sanguenza