Thursday, June 17, 2004

A Former Schoolteacher Helps People Find the Perfect Wedding Favors with her Website

A Former Schoolteacher Helps People Find the Perfect Wedding Favors with her Website

Wedding Favor Reflections (www. WeddingFavorReflections. com) is a website that specializes in favors of all sorts. Founded by Diane Thompson, a former schoolteacher, the website lives up to the real deal mantra, "highest quality products at the lowest prices."

Loganville, GA (PRWEB) August 30, 2008

Diane Thompson has taken a bit of a break from her former schoolmarm aesthetic, but she's still teaching people in a roundabout way. Thompson is the force behind www. WeddingFavorReflections. com, a fifteen month old webstore that specializes in a variety of wedding favors. The website also includes favors for other types of events such as baby showers, graduations and quinceaneras, but the store's origins are derived from Thompson's own role as a de facto wedding planner.

"I helped plan three different weddings - my own and two of my daughters'. I remember how much fun that I had. Favors are just fun," explained Thompson. "I wanted to get into something beneficial. I wanted to help the bride and make her job easier."

Thompson sees wedding favors as playing a more important role in the wedding celebration. As guests are having to travel greater distances in order to attend a wedding, Thompson has noted that today's brides want to show their appreciation in a more substantial way. She feels the high quality keepsake favors that her website offers is the best way to do that.

"My daughters were hands-on, D. I.Y. (do it yourself) We did a lot of our own wedding preparations including floral arrangements, bouquets, and the wedding favors," said Thompson, "but it turns out we could've gotten better quality favors for a lot less time and money online. You need to know which areas will save you a lot of money by doing it yourself, and when it's actually less expensive to purchase online."

She honors this notion by having some of the lowest prices on the internet. "My plan is to focus on selling the highest quality favors at the lowest price," Thompson said.

With a particular amount of empathy for brides on a budget, Thompson has also organized a blog (www. WeddingFavorReflectionsBlog. com) to help out couples and families who are also putting together their own weddings: "When brides plan weddings, they need a good informational source. What works, what doesn't work - everybody is budget conscious. I want it to be a resource for brides."

At the end of the day, Diane Thompson holds no goal to attempt to expand her store further than what it is, only to make it better. "I don't want to have a wedding superstore mentality," said Thompson. "We're a specialty store for favors and our items are simple and elegant. We have the lowest prices on the internet and the highest quality favors."

About the Company:
Diane Thompson spent a year working on www. WeddingFavorReflections. com before launching it as a fully realized webstore in May 2007. A part of L & D Products, the website currently has the lowest prices for favors on the internet. Currently, Wedding Favor Reflection donates to Toys for Tots and Breast Cancer Research Foundation, with more charities to come as business picks up.

Contact Information:

Diane Thompson
Www. WeddingFavorReflections. com
(678) 429-4189

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Forget Taking it to the Streets - We're Taking it to the Schools

Forget Taking it to the Streets - We're Taking it to the Schools

The price of Illiteracy is too high to allow for idle thought. To start, Newspapers in Education reports that 60% of American inmates are illiterate while 85% of juvenile offenders struggle to read efficiently. Taxpayers pick up the costs of illiteracy in unemployment, crime, and remedial expenses companies pay to raise employee writing and reading skill levels.

Bensalem, PA (PRWEB) November 15, 2007

The price of Illiteracy is too high to allow for idle thought. To start, Newspapers in Education reports that 60% of American inmates are illiterate while 85% of juvenile offenders struggle to read efficiently. Taxpayers pick up the costs of illiteracy in unemployment, crime, and remedial expenses companies pay to raise employee writing and reading skill levels. Functional illiteracy boxes millions of people into low paying jobs. The Literacy Cooperative reports that as early as age three, the vocabulary of children in families receiving cash assistance is half that of children in families with high-end incomes. Additionally, the United Way estimates that the cost of illiteracy to taxpayers and businesses is $20 billion annually.

Denise Turney (www. chistell. com), author of the books Portia, Love Has Many Faces, Spiral and Long Walk Up is working to eradicate illiteracy. Six years ago, Denise Turney founded The Book Lover's Haven and the Annual Chistell Writing Contest to promote and encourage strong literacy skills around the globe. Both efforts have attracted readers, writers, students and teachers in the thousands. Yet, Denise Turney isn't resting on her laurels. This year she connected with students at Milwaukee's Burbank Elementary School to expand her work.

When asked about her visit to Burbank, Turney states, "I was honored to be invited to visit the school as part of the Write to Read Book Fair." The Book Fair was sponsored by Triumph Enterprises which is headed up by Debbie Lassiter (http://www. lassidministries. org (http://www. lassidministries. org)). "It was a tremendous success," Turney shares. "I partnered with Kevin Johnson of Give God the Glory Ministries (http://www. writingforthelord. com (http://www. writingforthelord. com)) at the school. Students came up to us after the event and thanked us for coming to the school. It was one of the highlights of my literary career this year."

Turney, who is listed with Philadelphia's Arts Sanctuary, had this to say when asked why she pursues literacy with passion, "I grew up in tough housing projects in Dayton, Ohio and Knoxville, Tennessee. As a child, I was a voracious reader. Books opened a world of opportunity for me. Writers like Gwendolyn Brooks, Judy Blume, Langston Hughes and Joyce Carol Oates showed me that there was so much more available to me beyond what I saw when I looked out my window. I can't tell you how I held to those stories. I was desperate for what they spoke to me. In my travels, I meet students and youth who now are where I once was. To reach them the way writers reached me when I was a kid, is nothing short of a high honor."

Currently, Turney is taking submissions for the 8th Annual Chistell Writing Contest. It is free to enter the contest which is open to global residents. Those interested in learning more about the writing contest or The Book Lover's Haven may do so by visiting http://www. chistell. com (http://www. chistell. com) (subscription is Free).

Chistell PR
2500 Knights Road, Suite 19-01
Bensalem, PA 19020
(215) 869-3469
RCampb3422(at)aol. com
Www. chistell. com

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