inlu for parents
inviting common cents
parents – listen up! how many birthday parties have your organized? how many gifts did your child get when maybe what they really wanted was one special gift? what if you could send out invitations with a link for party goers to donate towards one gift or even a charity? sounds great right? well it exists and it’s called inlu.
how many coaches gifts have you collected for? carrying around an envelope asking parents as you see them to donate? same goes with teachers gifts? plenty, right? well, what if you could email out a link that would bring people to a page where they could donate online. ahh yes. so convenient.
what about donating to a charity instead of sending flowers? or collecting for a gift certificate for a spa day inlu (get it? “in lieu”) of flowers for a friend who needs a lift?
what if your child has a passion and wants to fundraise for a community cause? or even raise some funds to make a dream come true? and all they would have to do is create an inlu, email around the link and let people know why they are collecting.
with the holidays around the corner why not set up an inlu for:
- a collection for that one gift your mother, father, child really wants!
- a collection for a teachers gift
- or even a holiday party invite and instead of having people bring gifts, ask them to donate to your favorite charity
think of all the possibilities you can use inlu to streamline your parties and gift giving.
yes. inlu. it does invite common cents, doesn’t it?
p.s. inlu isn’t just for parents, look for future posts on more ways to use inlu
custom letterpress + design
elegant. sophisticated. clever. beautiful. these are just a few of the words that come to mind as you look at zoë ink’s designs.
specializing in letterpress and silk-screen printing, zoë papas combines her passion for innovative design and old world techniques to create unique graphics for :
take a look at the logos and branding created by zoë ink – they’re all aesthetically pleasing and effectively communicate the feel of each company.
she’s even designed cards for that very-famous-stationery-company-that-we-know-you’ve-heard-of called crane & co. yes. it’s true take a look at these cards. maybe you recognize one or two? well, now you know they were designed by zoë ink from right here in burlington, vermont.
there’s a great selection of her cards you can buy directly from her website. 3 modern designs, queen anne’s lace and the retro trailer are just a few of our favorites.
whether you’re a startup looking for an identity, or needing a new web design, or a newly engaged couple looking for wedding invitations or just like beautiful letterpress cards, zoë ink offers a wide range of graphic design. it’s not just the high quality of the letterpress that leaves a lasting impression, it’s the designs themselves that stay with you.
our favorite quote from her site, “satisfying customers is only part of her goal. she wants them to be thrilled with their final product.”
the story of your kids, and the kids you love.
notabli is THE solution for every parent who has had grandiose intentions of documenting their child’s life. hey, isn’t that all parents? maybe you were going to keep a journal, a scrapbook or a blog but wait, what happened? life happened! months and months go by and you’ve done nothing or maybe only a little something. no scrapbook, no journal, no blog.
this is exactly why you need notabli! notabli is an iphone app and website that will allow you to document your child’s life experience, notable moments and memories all in one place. and as a bonus you’ll be able to privately share with others who you invite to keep up with your kids (such as grandparents, siblings, and close friends).
as they say on their website, these dads (all designers and developers themselves) are building notabli for:
- busy parents
- long distance relatives
- moments & memories
- their children
this new and intuitive way to “capture, share and remember” is now available!
download the app from itunes today!
the cleverly compact child carrier
designed to carry a small child of 6 months to 3 years, a bitybean will not only change the way you carry your child but also lighten what you carry around when out and about! bitybean is a great solution for parents on the go.
it’s light weight and rolls up into a small bag that easily fits in any bag or purse. a bitybean gives you ultimate spontaneity allowing you to carry a child at a moments notice. no more lugging around that bulky backpack! it’s so cleverly designed – you can carry a child in the front or the back and it’s machine washable. check out these great features.
bitybean has just been named a semifinalist in the 2012 JPMA innovation awards at the all baby and child expo. we’ll let you know how they do!
if you have a young child in your life, you definitely need a bitybean.
want one? please support them on indiegogo and help them bring you a bitybean!
before birth bonding
3D/4D ultrasound studio
using cutting edge technology you can now see your unborn baby in 3D & 4D and see what your baby is going to look like. pretty cool.
they even have this new sonostreamlive technology which allows you to share your experience, in real time, with anyone in the world.
check out these images or their movie to get a better idea of what it’s all about.
before birth bonding also offers a variety of classes, seminars and groups , maybe there’s something for you. they have a new blog too got hollie .
perfect for impatient parents-to-be!
VCTF’s spring event is this weekend – click on image for tickets!
vermont children’s trust foundation
community creates good kids
for more than 20 years, the vermont children’s trust foundation has been supporting community based prevention programs for children in vermont. their goal is to “promote the health and well-being of vermont children and families”.
VCTF does this by supporting these types of programs:
- After-school and out-of-school programs
- Preschool programs
- Literacy initiatives
- Parenting education
- Mentoring programs
- Substance abuse prevention programs
VCTF has two main events each year that cleverly combine community and fundraising into meaningful events for all:
- the polar express™ – in december take a train ride with your little ones to the north pole. hot cocoa, cookies and magic included. pajamas optional but recommended.
- art of giving – An evening in may of great art and fine food to support VCFT as well as local vermont artists
vermonters can even donate on their taxes. how easy is that?
watch their psa – it says it all.
so far, the vermont children’s trust foundation has given over $7 million worth of grants to over 1000 programs that have impacted thousands of families in vermont.
get your tickets today for the art of giving – it’s this weekend!
p.s. buy a raffle ticket or 2 and this cute little vespa could be yours!
educational wooden toys, games and gifts
in this high tech world we live in, there is really nothing better than good old fashioned wooden toys. from blocks, to cars and trucks to puzzles and rocking horses, maple landmark has it all – and they are made right here in vermont! how can you beat that?
check out the awards they’ve won so far, 41 at press time. that’s impressive!
their products are made locally (think green) and have a high level of product safety and quality. these toys and games are meant to last!
after you check out all their great products, you can find a store that sells their toys here. it shouldn’t be a problem because they sell to over 2200 gift shops and toy stores both nationally and internationally.
they’ve also had great press – which you can see here, including a piece on cnn.
everyone has a little someone in their life who should have one of these made in vermont toys!