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A Tip For Planning an Open House

Andrew Barber

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Do It With Style

You're not going to simply open your doors and let people meander around your home, are you? No. A perfectly arranged interior with tasteful surroundings is in order. Add some low music in the background, a few candles to provide a cozy scent in the air, and several places for beverages and snacks and you have the makings for a successful open house event. IF anyone shows up, that is.

Make Sure the People You Invite Remember the Date

Sending a paper invitation, e-mail messages and word of mouth is the common way of notifying everyone of your open house, but those methods are lacking. Let's face it. . . people who try to remember dates by relying on paper invitations and their memory are also called “those who forgot to show up. "

Save the Date Magnets Can Help

Their most common use is for wedding announcements, but in the last few years their use has spread to other functions, including open houses. The reason they are so popular is due to several factors. 1. - They don't get tossed into a pile of newspapers and junk mail on the kitchen counter the minute the recipient opens the envelope. Instead, they are immediately placed on the refrigerator or other surface where they stay, and where they command daily attention. 2. - They last. Unlike e-mail messages or paper invitations, a quality magnet will last for years. Generally they remain where they are long after the event has passed, too.

Design Your Own

Have the manufacturer place an attractive photo of your home on the product, or perhaps a picture of your front door adorned with a stylish door decoration. Another option is to create a scene with a table setting including a wine bottle, cheese and some grapes. If the open house is a seasonal event, have the magnet display a photo of your home during that time of the year. Christmas is always a good one, so place a picture of your home when it is lit up with decorations. Any holiday or season is fair game.

Have Professionals Assist You

Deal with a company that offers help, too. Ideally you want to work with a business that has professionals on staff that can guide you through the maze of problems that can arise when you are designing your own open house magnet. It's not simply a matter of running out to the street and taking a quick shot of your house with your cell phone camera. You'll need a quality photograph for the pros to work with. Talk to them by phone or through e-mail to get the details so they can have them craft the perfect magnet for you.

Fresh Impressions is a woman-owned and operated company that supplies top quality Open House Magnets, Save the Date magnets for weddings, birth announcements, reunions, anniversaries, businesses and any other occasion. Our staff of graphic artists will help you create a customized design that will be as unique as you. Call us 7 days a week for personalized service. The phones are always answered by on-site employees, not by an answering service.


Andrew Barber - Fresh Impressions


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