"This is a repeat gift and I will continue as we add grandchildren. 11 now."
"The mug is a great product. I also buy photo books - have 20 now of my trips. What a treat it is to go back to them and relive fun events."
"I love everything about this mug! I opted for the gold dipped handle, which adds to this mug. I love the 'whole latte love' phrase."
"I was skeptical about making and giving a photo mug as I was worried about daily dishwasher use. However, after receiving a Shutterfly mug as a gift and putting it through the rigors of daily dishwasher use, my worries were for nothing!! After six months of daily use, my mug looks like new. The colors and clarity of the photos are amazing. Consequently, I have made several Joy Love Family mugs as Christmas gifts this year. I am excited for Christmas morning to arrive!"
Mornings are full of routines for many families. From reading the news to brewing a pot of coffee, you likely have a few tasks you do each day to start off on the right foot. These habits can help you feel calm and collected during the workweek or relaxed and peaceful on holidays and weekends. Photo mugs are perfect for sipping your morning beverage and can become a fun way to remember family, friends and special events.
Staying in Touch From Far Away
In our modern-day society, living away from extended family is common. Young adults leave home for college, often driving across the country to attend their chosen learning institution. Career choices, job transfers and living costs each affect your choice of where to live. With advances in technology, it’s easier than ever to keep in touch with friends and relatives that live in different cities.
Some methods of contact work well for the informal exchange of information, while others are more meaningful. Consider using a combination of approaches to stay connected with those special people in your life, including
While you can’t be expected to drop in monthly on an aunt living across the country, you can certainly get in touch with her before your holiday trip to plan a day to meet up for lunch. Send loving adult birthday invitations, unique holiday cards, sympathy cards or other special correspondences, even if you are sure they won’t be able to make it. Inviting and including are integral steps toward increasing family connection.
Ages and Stages
With young kids around, it is especially important to reach out to grandparents so that both sides feel comfortable with one another when they are able to get together. Keep relatives informed of major milestones and awards using video chat. Your efforts will pay off with a close relationship, no matter how far away those special people may reside.