December 17, 2015

Stress-Free Gift Giving this Holiday Season

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Stress-free gift giving

When people hear that my husband was a professional hockey player, they automatically think glitz and glam. While there were some perks to the lifestyle, such as visiting amazing places, experiencing new adventures and traditions and even creating lifelong friendships, there were also some negatives. Specifically, being away from family, missing birthdays, births and deaths, and eventually, moving away from those friendships that had blossomed over the time spent in that city.

I was fortunate to meet many incredible people throughout my husband’s career - many that I still stay in touch with to this day. Wherever he played, I was lucky enough to surround myself with a great group of girls - we went to home games together, we watched away games together, we kept each other company when the guys were on the road (often for weeks at a time) and we laughed, cried and celebrated together. Now that we’re living back in Toronto, keeping in touch can sometimes be difficult, especially around the holiday season when everyone's schedules are filled with food, fun and family time.

Stress-free gift giving

I love sending and receiving old-fashioned holiday cards, its a fun way to see what everyone has been up to throughout the year. However, sometimes a trip to the store or post office isn't always feasible. So how do I keep in touch? Enter the power of technology and digital holiday cards! 

Taking advantage of digital holiday greetings and gift cards is a stress-free gift giving option! There's no need to feel guilty about giving gift cards – nearly 50% of consumers, across all generations, chose the gift card over a physical gift of the same value. makes it easy, by giving your friends and family what they really want this season. 
    Stress-free gift giving

    Do you have a friend that is planning a home renovation? The Home Depot gift card is perfect for those DIYers. How about that outdoorsman in your life? Put a smile on their face with a Bass Pro Shop or Cabela’s gift card. Or, give the gift of date night with a gift card to Olive Garden or another restaurant favourite.

    Stress-free gift giving also offers many greeting card customizations that are all FREE with the purchase of a gift card! Tell that special someone how much you care this holiday season by adding a photo or personalized message to the greeting card.

    Stress-free gift giving

    For a limited time, receive a FREE Triple Chocolate Meltdown dessert when you buy a $25 Applebee’s Gift Card on 

    How do you stay in touch? Who would you send a greeting card from to?

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