Archive for August, 2010

Sandcastles… School…

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

We’d all like to continue building sandcastles, but reality is quickly closing in. School starts for us the day after Labor Day. Thankfully, we still have time to play around in the sand before we have to shake off our beach towels and return to real life.

If you didn’t win the sandcastle contest this summer, there’s time to practice.  Look at this video to see what can be built. Pretty lph_sandcastleimpressive..

World's first sand hotel, Weymouth beach

The largest sandcastle on record is shown here, using 1,000 tons of sand! Giant Sandcastle at Weymouth beach, Dorset, Britain. Photograph: Rex features

If your kids are already in school, flip through your summer photos and pull out a favorite. Send it out to friends and relatives to remind them of the fun you had this summer.

Put your photo on our folded photo card, like the one above. You can order it for a horizontal or vertical photograph. If you don’t want to glue on the pictures, we’ll do it for you. If you want the photograph printed right on the card, we can do that too. Just upload your photograph on our site.

Easier than building a sandcastle, that’s for sure.

Cow Jumping Over the Moon

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

ann_cowoverthemoon_text1Hey diddle diddle,

The Cat and the Fiddle,

The Cow jump’d over the Moon,

The little dog laugh’d to see such Craft,

And the Dish ran away with the Spoon.

This simple rhyme goes back to the 1500′s when even then, parents taught their children poems and songs to introduce them to language. Nursery rhymes are important to young children because they learn culture, musical awareness, and memory when learning the rhymes.

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Seen here is our Cow Jumping Over the Moon design that is so often used to announce a new baby to family and friends. As I always say, this and all our designs are available on all Letters from Lilly products.

I’m Flipping over Summer

Monday, August 9th, 2010

There is sostkr_flipflops_textmething about the flip, flip, flip, flip sound that my flip flops make that say summer. I wear flip flops almost every day. They go with everything and follow along with every mood (at least during summer). They make me smile.

I don’t include controversial topics in my blog for a lot of reasons, but the biggest one is because I simply want to share some interesting details about Letters from Lilly designs. I want it to be fun to write and enjoyable to read.

And who would have guessed that flip flops would carry controversy? In the short time I researched flip flops, all I found was information that made me go “huh?”

First, there are families arguing about WHO really invented the flip flop. One says their ancestor was the genius responsible for bringing us the flip flop and another says their ancestor did it a decade earlier. Is it really possible that anflipfloppdfyone other than a caveman invented them?

Second, because so many are made out of crude oil, they are snubbed by environmentalists. Geez, I’m glad that the companies are starting to make them from recycled tires. Am I?

Third, they are a safety concern. Now I do know that if I hit just a little bit of water on a slick floor, I will FLY across the floor. Igf_flipflops know they don’t have an arch and give zero support. So yes, they can be dangerous, but so is hand-gliding and sitting in the sun.

Ugh, all this negative energy makes me tired, which is NOT what this blog is about. If you want to have environmentally friendly and safe flip flops, simply order ours on Letters from Lilly stationery.  Use them in the safety of your home.

Shown above is the sticker, which looks great on the back or front of your envelope. Lots of folks order them for birthday party or wedding favor bags. You also see our gatefold note to the left which is perfect for beach parties or any other occasion you are pulling together this summer.

Live on the edge, wear flip flops.