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Two is Better than One

Posted by Kyle Design on February 24, 2012

When it comes to cookies, friends, vacation days, and 100-dollar-bills, I’d say 2 is better than 1. At Kyle Design, we understand that sometimes, one is just not enough. That’s why we have Double Design Gifts. Use two designs to convey a unique gift message. Get creative! Let our “Lucky in Love” compact mirror, “21st Birthday” flask, and “Family Practitioner” business card holder inspire you. Another fun idea is to pick out 2 letters for someone’s initials and add them to a custom double design pill box, bookmark, or decorative metal cell phone case. With over 500 designs there’s a lot of great combos out there! What will yours be?

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Design Your Own Compact Mirror

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Custom Cigarette Case from Kyle Design

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Personalized 21st Birthday Custom Flask

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What 2 designs will you put together?

Design Themes include sports, occupations, animals, foods, hobbies, and more!

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Double Design Custom Christmas Ornaments

Double Design Custom Christmas Ornaments

Custom Silver Eiffel Tower Eye Glasses Holder

Off to Paris Dual Design Glasses Case

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Decorative Metal Business Card Cases

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Inspirational Lent Gifts

Posted by Kyle Design on February 21, 2012

Can you name 5 of the top 10 most common “addictions” people give up for Lent? My husband always gives up 1, and sometimes 2, items from the Top 10 List. I wasn’t raised Catholic so this has been a new concept to me and while I try not to tempt him I have yet to go 40 days without dropping even 1 of my guilty pleasures. Until this year. I’ve spent the past several weeks pondering what I will give up. Thinking I was rather creative I’ve announced all my “unique” ideas to my husband, only to learn that every one of them is actually quite common for Lent participants. Hmmmm. This got me wondering, what are the most common things people give up?

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#10 Gossip

If you know someone who intends to give up gossiping for Lent, help them out with this inspirational box. This will encourage and remind them that they can do it! Engrave Ephesians 4:29 as an added reminder of how we should speak.

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Personalized Cell Phone Pill Box

No Texting for Lent Reminder Box

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#9 Texting

If your son or daughter is determined to give up text messaging during Lent, buy him or her a neat little reminder with this personalized pill box from Kyle Design. This girly one is pink, but there are more than 40 great colors to choose from. Engrave it with an inspirational message like “You can do it!” or “I’m so proud of you!”

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Gold Cross Cigarette Case from Kyle Design

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#8 Smoking

Smoking is an especially difficult thing to give up for Lent, and it shows true dedication! If your husband or wife would like to give up smoking for Lent, get him or her a personalized cross cigarette case. Put the remaining cigarettes from their last pack in this case and let it serve as a religious reminder not to smoke each time they instinctively reach for their smokes.

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Pink and Silver TV Pill Box from Kyle Design

No Television Watching Reminder Box

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#7 Television

Giving up television means missing out on all your favorite shows, but it gives you more quality time with your family. If someone you know has decided to skip TV for Lent, design a unique pill box with a “No TV for Lent 2012” engraving.

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Gold and Blue Personalized Computer Pill Box

Facebook Free for 40 Days Reminder Box

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#6 Facebook

Going Facebook Free for 40 Days isn’t easy – especially if you’re a teen or in your 20s. (OK, maybe some of us in our 30s struggle with this too!) Make sure you disable any facebook apps on your cell phone or ipad! Buy a cute computer themed pill box to carry around as a reminder. Engrave “40 Days of NO Facebook” and then write a note to yourself explaining why you chose facebook and what it means to you personally to give it up. Then, fold up your note and tuck it inside your pill box so you can read it when you’re feeling weak.

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Exclamation Point Gift Pill Bos

@#$! No Cursing Reminder Box

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#5 Cursing

Get this Exclamation Point pill box as a reminder that you plan to spend the next 40 days without swearing. Put some candy in the box and each time you want to curse but don’t, pull out a little treat to reward yourself! Engrave a Bible reference like James 3:10.

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Red Wine Pill Box from Kyle Design

No Alcohol Wine Pill Box

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#4 Alcohol

Many people choose to give up alcoholic beverages during the period of Lent. This can prove especially difficult if you like to enjoy a green beer on St. Patrick’s Day (I know I do!). But, it also means living a healthier lifestyle and enjoying 40 hangover free mornings in a row. Engrave this Alcoholic Beverages Ban Pill Box to remind you or a friend to stay sober during Lent.

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Custom Caffeine Pill Box from Kyle Design

Say No to Soda Reminder Box

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#3 Soda

Soda is my greatest weakness and would be the most difficult thing on this list for me to give up. Not only do french fries just taste better with Coke, but I rely on soda’s caffeine to keep me headache free throughout the day. If you or someone in your family is giving up soda for Lent, personalize this neat little caffeine molecule pill box for them – choose a gold or silver box, a blue, pink, green, red, or purple background color (to name a few – Kyle Design has 42 color choices) and even engrave it with your words of encouragement.  Don’t forget to add some Motrin to get them through those first few days of caffeine withdrawal!

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Blue Desserts and Sweets Pill Box from Kyle Design

Tasty Treats Tempt Me Not Pill Box

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#2 Chocolate / Sweets

Many brave souls give up desserts for Lent, relishing the sweet love of Jesus rather than indulging their sweet tooth. You’d think this would be harder for women than men, but when my husband has to sit next to me while I dip Oreos in milk, the temptation hits him pretty hard. You can personalize this desserts pill box for the man or women you know who’s decided to nix sweets this Lent season. And be sure to get them some extra Easter candy – they’re gonna need it come Easter Sunday!

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Custom Coffee Cup Pill Case from Kyle Design

Coffee Caffeine Withdrawal Pain Pill Box

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#1 Coffee

Starbucks won’t be happy with you (they sell 8,200,000 cups of coffee a day), but your wallet will! If you give up coffee for Lent you won’t be alone – it’s the most common thing people choose to deprive themselves of. This of course, only counts if you actually drink coffee. If not, look back down the list and find something more challenging for you, or choose something unique that’s not listed here (that’s my plan!).

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If you’re like me, you didn’t grow up keeping this ritual of self-deprivation during the time between Ash Wednesday and Easter. Why not join me in my first year participating in Lent and see what spiritual blessings you get from it. It all starts tomorrow, February 22nd. All I ask is that you challenge yourself. Don’t pick an item that when you consider giving it up you automatically think, “I could go without that for 40 days…” Instead, pick something you could never give up, and let the power of the Holy Spirit get you through it. I believe the harder it is to give up, the more rewarding your experience will be.

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Valentine’s Day Proposal Ideas

Posted by Kyle Design on February 2, 2012

If all goes right, when the newly engaged woman gets asked that inevitable “Did you see it coming?” question, she’ll answer “No” and she won’t be lying. If you’re married (or recently engaged), think back to the day IT happened and be honest…did you know? When my husband proposed on a romantic horse-carriage ride through downtown San Antonio, I definitely saw it coming, as did my best friend when her fiance popped the question overlooking the San Francisco Bay. But my step-mom was caught by surprise when my dad pulled out a ring during a scenic motorcycle ride in Maui, my cousin wasn’t expecting it when she got engaged on a theater stage in front of an audience of a thousand during her cruise vacation, and my sister-in-law didn’t see it coming when she left with my brother for a Valentine’s dinner and movie date.

…That’s one way for a guy to kill 2 birds with 1 stone – propose on Valentine’s Day. He’s got the V-day gift covered and he doesn’t have to create another romantic experience down the road – score! (My brother took it a step further and got married on Valentine’s Day – a guaranteed way to never forget his anniversary.)

Once a guy decides V-day is THE day, he’s gotta figure out how to pull it off – especially if she might be expecting it. So what are some sneaky ways to propose on Valentine’s Day? It’s a little tricky since the romantic holiday falls on a weekday this year, but there’s still plenty of great ways to pull it off…

She couldn’t say “no” to this!

♥ Get her a puppy or kitten, get a heart-shaped pet tag and engrave “Marry Me” on it, then place the tag and the ring on the collar, and wait for her to find it.

♥ Take her to a romantic dinner where she might expect the proposal, but surprise her later by going to a movie where you’ve paid to have a message appear on the big screen before the movie starts. While she’s reading it, pull out the ring.

♥ Get her a box of chocolates but open it before you give it to her and replace one of the chocolates with the ring. Bonus points if the chocolates are her favorite pick (not the variety box) from a yummy high-end shop like See’s Candies. (Trust me, for my 30th birthday my boyfriend got me a box of 30 Dark Chocolate Butter truffles from See’s and I’m pretty sure that’s when I knew he was The One. Check out their easy-to-order custom boxes.)

♥ If you want to propose over dinner, talk to the restaurant beforehand and see if they can do something special like write “Marry Me” in chocolate sauce on her dessert plate or place the ring box among other desserts on the dessert tray. Consider buying an engraved ring box from Kyle Design to mark the occasion. You can engrave “Will you marry me?” plus her name and the date.

Proposal Fortune Cookie from myluckyfortune.com

Recreate your first date or somehow incorporate your first date into the night – for example, if you ate Chinese food on your first date propose with a personalized fortune cookie message or if you went ice skating, propose on the rink or buy her a pair of ice skates and tie the ring on the laces or engrave “Will you marry me?” onto the blades (yes, that can be done!).

♥ Just when she thought it wasn’t going to happen – use glow-in-the-dark star stickers to spell out your proposal on the ceiling above your bed. At bedtime, climb in, turn out the lights, and wait for her to gasp in excitement.

Get a personalized gift from Kyle Design (like a custom purse pill box, heart purse hook, or heart business card case) and engrave “Will you marry me?” on it. At first she’ll just think you got her a thoughtful gift, but when she reads the proposal she’ll get the real gift, at which point you can pull out the ring. (We like the business card case because she can use to it hold wedding vendor business cards while she plans the wedding!)

Silver Heart Business Card Holder for Women

Engraved Heart Business Card Case for Wedding Planning

Custom heart engagement ring box

Valentine's Heart Handbag Holder

Engraved Heart Purse Holder V-day Gift for Women

If you know someone who’s going to propose this Valentine’s Day, pass along some of these creative proposal ideas. And tell him to make it even more special with an engraved heart ring box from Kyle Design.

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