Smaller Footprints, Canada’s Leading Charitable Online Invitation Service, Releases Its Top Tips for Planning a Back-to-School Party

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Smaller Footprints (http://www.smallerfootprints.ca), Canada’s leading online invitation service that provides a charitable way to plan events, is releasing its top tips for planning a back-to-school party. Smaller Footprints reminds families that with just one week to go until the Labour Day long weekend, now is the perfect time to kick off an exciting new school year with a celebration.

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Smaller Footprints, Canada’s Leading Charitable Online Invitation Service, Releases its Top Tips for Planning a Back-to-School Party

With the end of summer fast approaching, it might be a great idea to start a new tradition and kick off the start to a new school year with a back-to-school party.

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Smaller Footprints (http://www.smallerfootprints.ca), Canada’s leading online invitation service that provides a charitable way to plan events, is releasing its top tips for planning a back-to-school party. Smaller Footprints reminds families that with just one week to go until the Labour Day long weekend, now is the perfect time to kick off an exciting new school year with a celebration.

“With the end of summer fast approaching, it might be a great idea to start a new tradition and kick off the start to a new school year with a back-to-school party,” says Lily Chiu, founder of Smaller Footprints. “With homework assignments, field trips, and class reminders to keep track of, a back-to-school party can help to get the kids excited about seeing all of their school friends again, and also make the seasonal transition a lot more easy and fun.”

Chiu recommends that when guests arrive, a host greets them with a welcome message on a chalkboard. The host can kick off the party with school-themed games and serve the kids a special homemade, old-school lunch on trays with cupcakes. At the end of the day, instead of sending kids home with party bags stuffed with sugary snacks or dollar store toys, the host can fill it with practical back-to-school items, like pencils, coloured markers, coloured erasers, highlighters, rulers, and crayons.

“When it comes to throwing parties, whether it’s for a back-to-school party, birthday party, Christmas party, or formal wedding, gift-giving customs have undergone a number of changes over the years,” Chiu notes. “Not to say that we shouldn’t give gifts, it’s just that the chances of giving a gift that the other person really, really wants, needs, or will use is remote. For example, aside from all the gifts that sit in the closet collecting dust, it’s estimated that 25% of all gift cards go unused or come with restrictions and/or an expiration date. While gift cards can be forgotten, cash, on the other hand, isn’t.” (Source: Tuttle, B., “Billions Wasted: Do Gift Cards Make Sense When So Many Go Unused?” Time web site, January 9, 2012; http://business.time.com/2012/01/09/billions-wasted-do-gift-cards-make-sense-when-so-many-go-unused/.)

“Smaller Footprints helps take some of the stress and guesswork out of attending and planning a party,” Chiu concludes. “By using Smaller Footprints’ invitation services, guests are assured that they are giving a gift the host can use, and also have the peace of mind knowing they are helping to contribute to a large number of nationally recognized charities.”

SmallerFootpints.ca is an online invitation service that provides a fun and convenient way for people to give and receive gifts at a party. Smaller Footprints is an online invitation service that offers a new eco-friendly and charitable way of gift-giving for those planning their next event, whether it’s a birthday, bridal shower, wedding, baby shower, bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah, etc. For more information on Smaller Footprints, visit http://www.smallerfootprints.ca . Feel free to contact Smaller Footprints at info(at)smallerfootprints(dot)ca or call 416-918-2332.

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