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White elephant gifts are encased in value
There are many opportunities to enjoy free services on the internet. You can find free applications, free games and free advice in abundance right there in your browser. Imaginary white elephant gift giving is even joining the virtual and free application world.
But the real-world still includes real giving as a way of demonstrating love and support among family and friends. It seems hard to believe that this supportive tradition will ever be replaced with something that is completely free. Real gifts cost real money.
White elephant gift traditions
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Hosting any event requires determination and ingenuity. We appreciate the efforts of a party host who takes the time and energy to pull off a great social experiences.
We really give a tip of our hat to the host who goes the extra mile to make the party memorable for everyone involved. It is amazing how even the small differences can make a huge change in the level of fun and engagement at the party. It is the host’s responsibility to find the “little extra” that will turn the party into a social explosion.
One of the galvanizing aspects of… Read the rest »
If you have learned anything from our blog, it is that we believe in REAL gifts, and we see virtual-images only as a tool to facilitate real gift giving among family and friends.
This idea is rooted in the belief that the internet is a tool that runs without emotion. It is hardware and software, not warmth and compassion. The human element must be combined with these tools in order to create something that is of real value.
A virtual hug is a cheap disappointment, and we want to put human warmth into these social networks that are now connecting… Read the rest »
We were interviewed for an article in the Conversation Agent blog, written by Valeria Maltoni. She asked why we are building an online party application. Here is my quote:
The tradition of supporting family and friends with gifts does not end when distance separates us. Nether does the desire to have a meaningful conversation with those that we love.
Parties are the traditional gathering point for both conversation and gift-giving among those who desire to support each other on special occasions. When distance interrupts this opportunity to gather, we all feel a loss of personal connection.
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Hosting a regular party is hard work, but you know what it takes, Right?
Doing an online party is completely new, so you need to learn the ropes before you feel comfortable hosting something for real.
AlbinoPhant is the first of its kind…. A REAL online gift sharing party!
We have provided a way for you to take a “hosting test-drive” and to learn how much like a real party this really is. You can test this system with OFFER CODE 1234.
Here are the steps: Begin by joining the application HERE
Now follow these screen shots and balloon messages… Read the rest »
Party hosting is not for the weak or timid. Successful parties are the result of the extraordinary efforts of a committed host.
For any event to succeed, someone steps up and takes on the responsibility to lead. It is amazing that millions of parties actually happen every month, when we measure the effort it takes.
We appreciate the efforts of the host…
There must be a compelling reason that drives a host to be a host. The fact is, the rewards of completing a successful party must outweigh the work, or parties would never happen. The recognition and gratitude of… Read the rest »
Today marks the start of Hanukkah, a symbolic religious tradition for Jewish families around the world. A candle is lit each night for eight days; A present is shared every day, and they play traditional games.
Other faiths are preparing for the tradition of sharing gifts on each of the 12 days leading up to December. 25th.
Still more are shopping and wrapping presents in preparation for one of the largest single gift opening days of the year; Christmas day.
Gift giving in the holiday season has become a tradition for those with or without religious connection. It seems that… Read the rest »
We are at the leading edge of the online party introduction. Many are asking if something as complex as a traditional party can be transformed into an online application.
How do you take a regular group activity and turn it into an online mimic of the real thing?
Further; how do you turn the mimic of a traditional gifting venue into a revenue source for online sales activities?
Let’s look at eBay…
First… Look at what it takes to do a regular off-line sales auction:
The auction requires that many details are completed for a successful sale.
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A Christmas Party Doesn’t Have to be Expensive
By: Candace Martin
In these stretched economic times even festive celebrations are falling onto hard times. The past couple of Christmases have seen a bit of a downturn in the level that folks were willing to pay for gifts along with the celebration itself, and the upcoming season looks to be about the same. If you are affected by budget issues but need to prepare for a holiday celebration, you do not have to let those things impact the quality of the merrymaking. There are lots of ways to throw a… Read the rest »