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How to Wish Them a Happily Ever After: Wedding Gift Messages

If you struggle to find the right words to express your feelings about someone’s big day, tell them with a gift. But, with every gift comes a card so that the soon-to-be-newlyweds know who to thank. Strictly speaking, there are no rules about what to write in the card. But it’s important to keep in mind your wedding thank you card wording.

First Things First, Do I Even Have to Give a Card?

If you’re planning on attending the wedding, whether it’s the ceremony or the evening-do, a wedding card is a part of the standard wedding guest etiquette. You wouldn’t go to a birthday party without a present, so you can’t attend a wedding without an obligatory card.

20 Best Gifts for Newly Qualified Teachers

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Becoming a teacher is a noble vocation. It takes commitment, perseverance and above all, patience. Newly qualified teachers dream of enriching the lives of children and young adults, and awakening within them a genuine, valued interest in learning.

With the promise of long summer holidays and a stable, learning routine, teaching doesn’t sound too bad, however, those dreams can quickly diminish when the reality of after-school working hours and difficult parents, sets in.

With a sprinkle of time-management and a dash of commitment - new teachers will find that teaching is wholly rewarding. But, we can’t send our teachers into the depths of a new classroom without rewarding them for becoming a certified teacher.

In the Book Launch Post

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website In the Book featuring a range of personalised books for children and adults. At In the Book, we’re passionate about educating people about the importance of reading and encouraging children to love reading from as early on in life as possible.

At In the Book, our motto “adventure on every page” reflects our innovative publishing venture into personalised children’s books, where your little one can become a part of the stories they love, fighting villains alongside the heroes they admire.

7 Seriously Sweet Peter Rabbit Party Ideas

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For those who don’t know, July marked an incredible 150 years since the birth of the much-loved author, Beatrix Potter! Her series is one of the most beautifully written and illustrated collections of children’s books – The Tale of Peter Rabbit being a firm favourite – and has enthralled generation after generation. We've even got an entire range dedicated to her famous blue-coated rabbit with our Peter Rabbit gifts!

In honour of the Beatrix Potter books, the author’s life, her loveable little characters and this momentous anniversary, why not incorporate all of the above and throw a Peter Rabbit or Beatrix Potter-inspired party? Or if you're celebrating a little child's coming of age, pick something from our personalised Christening gifts too, to work with the Peter Rabbit theme! We’ve pulled together a few of our favourite Peter Rabbit party ideas for the occasions you want to celebrate, including party games, delicious recipes, cakes and more. Just watch out for Mr. McGregor…

5 Ways to Include the Kids in Your Anniversary Celebrations

It’s your wedding anniversary – congratulations! It’s the one day of the year most parents can commemorate their togetherness. Remember celebrating your wedding anniversary before children? With kids on the scene now, you may well be wondering what to do on your anniversary.


The great thing about little ones is they bring a different element of fun and excitement to special occasions. Why not embrace your wedding anniversary with the kids? It’s a great way to have fun as a family and to celebrate your love for each other on this special day.


The goal for most is to escape from the kids for a small period of time, but why not include the children in the celebration? There are plenty of ways to get them involved in the festivities. With this in mind, here are some child-friendly ideas for anniversary celebrations, perfect for families who’d like to include their children in doing something to celebrate the special day.

5 of the Worst Wedding Anniversary Gifts Ever

Anniversaries are a wonderful, romantic occasion; a time when partners can express their love for one another and for their partnership. So, naturally, when it comes to choosing anniversary gifts it can feel as though a lot is at stake. Do not fret! Here’s a list of what NOT to do, in hopes to avoid the disappointed looks and long held grudges.

First things first, not all gifts are created equal, but they certainly don’t have to be expensive. No matter what your budget, be confident that the right gift is out there. All it takes is a little time and effort. However, in the meantime, avoid these hazardous waters.

13 Things You Definitely Didn’t Know About Beatrix Potter

On 28th July this year, it’s the 150th anniversary of when children’s book author and illustrator, Beatrix Potter, was born. Beatrix Potter books are still firm favourites on the majority of family bookshelves more than 70 years after her death; so to say her legacy is still going is an understatement!


But beyond The Tale of Peter Rabbit and countless of her other much-loved novels, how much do you know about the British author? The details of Potter’s life may be just as – or even more –fascinating than her whimsical animal tales. Here are some extraordinary facts to know…


1. Beatrix Wasn’t Her Real Name

Dad and Me Father’s Day Competition: Send Us a Selfie!

Here at I Just Love It, we love to celebrate dads and so for Father’s Day, we’re looking for a photo that sums up “Fatherly Love” in our #dadandme Father's Day competition. Remember that time he held you up on his shoulders and you accidentally dropped something on his head? Or when you went fishing together and got the line caught in a tree? Or perhaps the first time he let you steer the car as you sat on his lap? Or it might even be a snap of you and him on your wedding day. So go on; get out those silly, sweet, touching pics of you and your old man. Don’t have any to hand? Get snapping now and send us a selfie pronto! If you’re a dad yourself, then send us a selfie of you and your kid(s).

The Science Behind Giving

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When it comes to giving, we’re all familiar with that pleasant expression: ‘It’s the thought that counts’. But is it actually? Recent scientific research has been studying charitable and gift-giving behaviours and surprisingly the findings aren’t necessarily what you would imagine.


Animals Give Gifts

Believe it or not, gift-giving is no limited to humans. For example, the male spider will wrap his prey up into silk parcels: distracting his lady into mating. The male kingfisher will continuously catch and present fish to the female kingfisher before mating. Finally, our close relative the chimpanzee give gifts of food to their mates, to increase their chance of mating later in life.

The Beano – a Happy 76th Birthday!

Gazillions of other British comic titles have been published in the last 76 years but alas, none quite match up to the mayhem-tastic The Beano. This much-loved comic, full of menaces, minxes and dodgers, has been around for donkey’s years and after exploding onto shelves on July 30th 1938, it’s brought thrills, laughs, action and excitement to people of all ages, especially during the bleakness of World War II.

Full of funny picture strips, action-packed illustrated adventures and intense text tales, it was hailed a major menacing favourite in the ‘50s, encouraged silliness in the ‘60s and ‘70s, was excellent in the ‘80s, nifty in the ‘90s, nonstop naughty in the noughties, and is still the UK’s most upbeat comic to date.