We happen to think every day is pretty special here at SMP, but when Saturday morning rolls around, we get a little extra excited.  That’s because Saturday is the day of the week that we have the absolute honor of introducing you to our brand new lineup of advertisers – and it’s always, ALWAYS chock-full of inspiration.  I’m talking the oh-so-amazing Storkie, CandyWarehouse and Laura K Invitations - here to brighten your day with some fab products and discounts.  Ready for the world’s best meet and greet? Let’s get started.

It’s hard to believe it, but it’s totally true – the holiday season is here!  And with all of the excitement of presents, parties and snow-time fun, it’s easy to forget about one of the most important parts of the season – holiday cards.  Lucky for us, there’s Storkie, the stationery store that makes choosing those season’s greetings oh-so-simple and oh-so-fun.  Think one stylish design after another, seriously unique shapes and super fast shipping, aka, the perfect way to send some holiday cheer to the ones you love.

Storkie has been delivering top-notch service to customers around the world since 1990 and are 100% committed to your satisfaction.  In fact, their team of professional typesetters review each and every order you place for guaranteed perfection AND most orders print and ship within 1-2 days.  Fabulous, no?  You can even personalize your order with your choice of color, graphics, wording and text layout – and choose from a plethora of shapes and card stock options!

And don’t forget - Storkie holiday cards are currently on sale, plus they are offering FREE SHIPPING for all holiday card orders with Gift Card Code: SMPHC2012! (Code expires 11/17/2012 and is valid for free ground shipping on all U.S. holiday card orders.)  Season’s Greetings, lovelies! xoxo

I love candy.  In fact, I love candy SO much you could say that I am a bit of a (self-proclaimed) candy connoisseur.  So, I probably don’t need to tell you that my first stop at any wedding is most definitely the candy buffet… it’s a tradition I support 100% and look forward to at each and every soiree I attend. And when it comes to stocking those much-anticipated tables of sweets, look no further than CandyWarehouse, the online store that has candy ordering down to a serious science.  Need proof? Just take a look at the yummies below.

Whether it’s a nostalgic goody or a heart-shaped slice of heaven, you can find anything and everything at CandyWarehouseplus, ordering is as easy-peasy as it gets.  You can browse by Colors, Flavors, Occasions, Brands and even Candy Type – and their customer service is out-of-this-world. They even have a handy dandy Candy Buffet builder to help you with your Big Day and, well.  We think that’s pretty amazing.  But, don’t just take our word for it… head on over to CandyWarehouse to see just what we’re talking about.  You (and your guests!) will be so very, very happy you did!

Credits (Top to Bottom): Red Heart Lollipops + Wedding Conversation Hearts + White Twist Lollipops + Red Candy Sticks + White Rock Candy

So, you know we love, love, LOVE all things paper here at SMP, but did you know just how much we absolutely adore Laura K Invitations?  Well, lovelies – we are about to tell you, because we happen to be the biggest fans EVER of this amazing line of gorgeous paper goods and their new wedding invitation collection that is all kinds of fabulous.  I’m talking oh-so-chic designs, double sided pieces and 130lb white, matte card stock – all available online with shipping anywhere in the world.  Awesome.

Each Laura K Invitations package includes invitations, thank you cards AND envelopes, plus three additional choices of uber-gorgeous gift tags, blank place cards, reply cards, information/direction cards, maps AND imprint-able cards!  Yep – that’s everything you need for your Big Day… and more.  And with the option to change invitation and envelope colors, it’s the perfect choice for all of you SMPers who want a great design, but also want to add a little bit of your own personal style by calligraphing your place cards and printing out the menus and table numbers at home!

Ready for even more excitement?  Laura K Invitations is offering SMP readers $75 off orders over $750 by using PROMO CODE: SMP75!  (Valid on orders placed before December 31st, 2012.)  Happy shopping, lovelies! xoxo

Photography: Nikki Leigh McKean Photography / Cinematography: Calico Cat Productions

There you have it, SMPers.  Three fabulous advertisers you just have to get to know!  Welcome to the family StorkieCandyWarehouse and Laura K Invitations!  We are so happy to have you! xoxo