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Unity Candles and More

Sep 29, 2010

One of the biggest events that takes place in the wedding ceremony is the unity candle lighting. First, two taper candles are lit by a representative from each side of the family (typically the mothers of the bride and the groom). The taper lighting symbolizes the love from each side of the family. Then, the bride and groom each take a taper and simultaneously light the unity candle. This represents not only the joining of the bride and groom, but the combining of the love from the two families. A lot of the time the tapers remain burning after the ceremony, as the love within the two families for each other is still in tact. Or if the ceremony was simply done to unite the bride and the groom, the tapers are blown out after the two have come together.

Whatever the case may be, we have a great selection of unity candles to choose from. Our most popular are monogrammed or personalized candles. This Elegance Unity Candle is available with a monogram initial in the background of the two first names and event date. The monogram is also available in eight different colors. Another popular piece is our Unity Sand Shadow Box Set. Perfect for outdoor ceremonies or destination weddings, this keepsake kit includes everything you’ll need to create a memorable unity ceremony, as well as provide your home with a unique piece of decorative home decor after!

We even have candles to suit specific themes. Perhaps you’re having a fairytale themed wedding and want something to really coordinate with your decorations. If so, we have a unity candle in the shape of a fairytale coach. If you’re hosting a fall or winter wedding, we have the candles to match that too. Even if you’re going green and having an environmentally friendly wedding, we have these Sparkling Eco-Friendly All Natural Beeswax Unity Candles. Each candle is available in five different colors (gold, chocolate, white, pink or platinum), and are the perfect touch to your wedding if you’re looking for something that sparkles! The candles are hand rolled and made of 100% natural beeswax. Not only are they not harmful to Mother Nature, but they burn cleaner and longer than a traditional unity candle.

We also have a small selection of unity candle holders to purchase if you’re looking to fashionably display your candles. Some of them are one piece, others are three pieces. Yet each has a large stand to hold the unity candle, and two to hold the tapers. The great quality of the holders makes a great keepsake if you’re planning on saving the candle for years to come.

Sometimes the church or venue does not permit the lighting of candles. If this is the case and your heart is set on having a unity candle ceremony, why not use a sand ceremony set instead? Not only is a sand set safer and better for the environment, but it also serves as a better keepsake. Our favorite and most popular is this 4pc. Sand Ceremony Unity Set. Use it the same way you would a unity candle–rather than using two tapers to light the unity candle, pour the sand from the smaller vases into the larger one. Voila!

We’re halfway to the weekend! Check out our website for new wedding favors, and our deal of the day!

<3 Kelsey

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Little Things is Saving the TaTas!

Sep 28, 2010

Little Things is proud to announce that we are now supporting breast cancer awareness more than ever! We now have an entire section devoted to Pink Ribbon Merchandise that’s chock full of trendy gifts and products. By purchasing one of these items, you’re not only buying something to give to your guests, a friend, or yourself, but you’re also giving back to someone in need.

Buy one of these items during the month of October and we’ll donate 5% of the sale towards Breast Cancer Research. For the rest of the year, not only will we continue to donate a percentage of our profits, but the manufacturers of the items will, too.

Save 5% only in October by using the coupon code: ThinkPink upon checkout. Here’s a sneak peak at some of the great items we have in store for you:

1. Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Aluminum Water Bottle – Supporting breast cancer and the environment? We love it! Tote it to the gym, work, school, where ever!

2. Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness Organic Lip Balm – These lip balms are fantastic to begin with, and now they just got even better. We love the organic product; it really makes your lips deliciously soft and kissable.

3. “In Favor of a Cure” Pink Ribbon Plantable Wildflower Favors (Set of 12) – A best seller, and why shouldn’t it be? Cute, practical, eco-friendly and saves lives? It’s perfect! Let your guests know that you support with this great favor. Plant them and watch beautiful wildflowers grow.

4. Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness Filled Mint Tins – For such a small favor, it sure helps a lot! Not only is this adorable, tiny tin filled with yummy candy (that’s also pink to match!), but a portion of the profit is donated. And your guests can save it afterward and use the tin to hold little knickknacks such as paperclips, thumbtacks, pills and more. A perfect way to remind them to support as well!

5. Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer 3pc Terry Cloth Cosmetic Bags – This set of three is great for traveling or just to store some stuff in your bathroom. Each is made of white terry cloth with pink trim and a pink breast cancer ribbon detail.

Be sure to check out the rest of our section for other great items such as makeup bags, totes, hand sanitizer, and more! We love every single one of them: the fact that they’re cute, stylish, and of course…PINK!  They make great gifts, and some are perfect wedding favors.

Enjoy the rest of your week, everyone! Oh, and I almost forgot to mention…

Happy Birthday, Erica! Today is the birthday of Erica, owner & founder of Little Things! With balloons, streamers, balloons, an edible arrangement and chocolate cake waiting for her, we hope this is one of the best birthdays she’s ever had!

All my love <3 Kelsey

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Top 5 Bar Supplies as Groomsmen’s Gifts

Sep 25, 2010

What better way to unwind after a long day of work than with a nice drink? Your groomsman is sure to appreciate–and use–a barware gift. Choose from our large selection of home bar supplies including shot glasses, pilsners, beer steins, tumblers, shooters, coasters and much more. Add personalization at no additional cost and watch your groomsmen throw them back with these top five picks of our barware groomsmen’s gifts.

1. Jagger Bomb Shot Set (Set of 4) – (Shown left.) Who hasn’t had an ever notorious Jagger bomb? Instead of splashing yourself in the face with Red Bull when you drop a shot glass, pour and drink the chaser and shot neatly with these specially designed glasses. You’ll be saying “Bombs Away” when chugging back these! Whip them out at any party and watch everyone flock over…they’re sure to spark a great conversation and create a lot of fun.

2. Personalized Tavern Beer Mugs (Set of 4) – Let him enjoy his annual football game with a huge glass of an ice cold beer–13.5 ounces, to be exact. The tankard style is a traditional one, with a single letter monogram on each glass for a personal touch. Cheers!

3. Fluted Shot Glasses (Set of 2) – SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS! A simple shot glass, yet so classy! You’re sure to pump up the party with these high quality shot glasses. The beveled base makes the glass look more intricate and stand out from the crowd. They’re also able to be personalized with a different line on each glass.

4. Monogram Old-Fashioned Glasses (Set of 4) – If he’s the type of guy that likes to sit back in a chair with a nice cigar, than look no further, because you won’t find anything better than these drinking glasses. Perfect for your old-fashioned gentleman, these drinking glasses can be monogramed with a single inital like shown in the picture.

5. Big Ben Bottle Opener – Save him the time of searching for a bottle opener or cracking his beer open on the counter. This small ‘Big Ben’ bottle opener has a sleek and sturdy design compact enough to stick in his pocket, or anywhere else for that matter! The rubber grip around the edge makes it easy to hold so you don’t have to worry about slipping when opening a bottle. Personalize it with one line of text.

Barware groomsmen’s gifts are traditional, practical and make great keepsakes. Be sure to visit our section for a wide variety of shot glasses, shooters, beer steins, and more!

And if you’re looking for wedding favors, be sure to check out our amazing selection!

Enjoy your weekend, everyone!  xoxo – Kelsey

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Announcing Our New Daily Deal

Sep 15, 2010

Daily Wedding Deal

Daily Wedding Deal

Save a bunch on your wedding favors and wedding accessories with our new Daily Deal.  Every day, once per day, we post a NEW deal for our customers including wedding favors and wedding accessories. Above you will see some of the upcoming daily deals.

Visit us often and Save 20% on each daily deal – because its not just a deal – it’s a steal!

Go Green With Your Bridesmaids’ Gifts

Sep 10, 2010

In the spirit of of “going green,” here at Little Things we try to help the environment in any way we can. We’ve come a long way from our days of being wasteful: today, we recycle all of our bottles, cans, and cardboard, use environmentally friendly products such as recycled Post Its and other paper goods, make donations to Carbon Fund, and of course, feature eco-friendly wedding favors!

It’s been a big year for eco-friendly weddings and favors. Brides and grooms everywhere are planning green weddings by giving out not only eco-friendly wedding favors, but serving organic food and wine, wearing attire made from organic fabrics and dyes, looking for venues with minimal electricity and much more. So if you’re one of these wonderful men or women, why not go green when giving out gifts to your wedding party, too? We offer a small selection of green bridesmaids’ gifts for you to choose from.

Visit the section to browse through bags and totes constructed from organic material, such as hemp. Items like our Jute Bags include easy to hold bamboo handles. Consider a trendy tote, backpack, cooler, or wine bag for your bridesmaids. The best part of all is that every one can be personalized at no additional cost with either a monogram, initial, name or custom lines.

Be sure to browse around our website for other great eco-friendly items including favors, gifts and accessories. We encourage everyone to do their part to help the environment! Remember, the smallest effort can make a difference.

TGIF! Have a great weekend, everyone!

- Kelsey

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Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall…

Sep 9, 2010

Well, unfortunately Little Things doesn’t offer hanging wall mirrors as bridesmaid’s gifts. However, we do offer a chic collection of compact purse mirrors that are certain to have your bridesmaids staring at themselves all day long! Sure to be the perfect gift, these mirrors are top quality items perfect for your bridesmaids to carry around in their handbag. After all, what women doesn’t like to have one handy to apply their lipstick or gloss, or do a quick teeth check?

Here are Little Things’ Top 3 Choices of Compact Mirrors:

1. Personalized Silver Plated Contour Heart Mirror – Not your typical compact mirror. This slightly different heart shape is sure to have your bridesmaid’s feeling exclusive with their one of a kind gift. Personalize the mirror with two lines of custom text, and choose from 12 different font styles.

2. Personalized Round Brushed Chrome Compact Mirror – Simple, but definitely not ordinary, this sleek mirror is the one that is sure to appeal to girls of all types. Flip it open to look at that pretty face and perform quick makeup fixes. The opposite side is mega-magnifying to assist in plucking those hard to see hairs or hit every single eyelash with mascara. Engrave the chrome cover with two lines of personalization at no additional cost.

3. Personalized Rhinestone Compact Mirror – Girly enough for your girlfriend that loves pink and glitter, yet classy enough for your more sophisticated friends. The sleek mirror is slim enough to fit not only in any purse, but even the tiniest of makeup bags, clutches, or cell phone pockets inside handbags (to prevent scratching, of course). With two rows of rhinestones in two of the corners, the mirror shouts “high class” without being too gaudy. Engrave it with a monogram or name for free.

Each of our compact mirrors makes a great bridesmaid’s gift. Snap shut each one with its secure clasp to prevent seven years of bad luck, and rest assured the quality is no less than fabulous. You’re sure to feel more than pleased with yourself by giving personalized compact mirrors to your bridesmaids. The gift is not only useful, but a long lasting keepsake to keep the memories of your special day alive. Be sure to check out wedding favors if you haven’t gotten those already!

All my love <3 Kelsey

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