Thursday, June 26, 2008

New Arrivals for Your New Arrival

Ekcetera is proud to announce that Baby Announcements are now available! Choose from a variety of designs on the website and upload your information quickly and easily. You can find these designs at

Friday, June 20, 2008

Motherhood from a new mom

Everyone talks about motherhood as something that you can't completely understand until you become a mother. I crossed from this unknown world to an instant awakening the moment my daughter was born the day before Mother's Day on May 10, 2008. Nothing in life can prepare you for going from the worst pain you've ever felt in your life to forgetting all about the pain moments later because your only thought is how much love you have pouring out for this tiny person you never thought you could love so much. It almost hurts, you love her so much.

My daughter Adelyn inspires me to be creative. I look at her tiny nose, tiny fingers, tiny toes, and hear her tiny coos and I'm filled with creativity. She gives me a reason for doing what I'm good at. She puts the world in perspective.

What gives you inspiration? What makes your world go round? I've discovered motherhood. Those that want to get it but don' will. It will be an epiphany. I had one when I had my daughter.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

'Tis the Season for Weddings!

Summers in Minnesota means that it's wedding season. Let Ekcetera help you create your save the dates, wedding invitations, or wedding programs! We have been working on quite a few recently, and we are here to help you create your dream invitations. Here's to the happy couple!

Coming Soon to Ekcetera!

Imprintables and Baby Announcements

If you have a birthday party or bridal shower coming up, be sure to check out Ekcetera soon! We are designing a line of imprintables - cards where you hand write in the details. You will soon be able to choose from a variety of designs to best-fit the theme of your event. 

We are also designing a line of Baby Announcements! You will be able to choose from designed templates and we can customize the announcement to showcase your new baby. Cheers!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Is it Time to use the Do-it-Yourself Photo Studio?

Do your most recent family photos look something like this?

If so, Ekcetera can help!

Now is a great time to check out our DIY studio, when the lazy days of summer are approaching and the kids are home from school.

:: Do Grandma and Grandpa have a birthday coming up? Use the studio and our professional lighting and backdrops to show them how much the kids have grown. Pets welcome! So bring in the family dog/cat/turtle...

:: Parents of Seniors: Use our studio to take your child's grad photos. It's much cheaper and way more fun than most other places. Use Photoshop on our computers to doctor them up and add effects. Wanna print them? Use our state-of-the-art printers. Need help? Our staff is happy to help you along to make your Senior photos fabulous.

:: Expecting or already arrived? Announce to the world that your bundle of joy is here by using our DIY studio. Use those photos and place them in our *new* baby announcement cards. Our amazing graphic designers have been working for months on these cute announcements. Shoot, print, send - it's that easy (not to mention, fun.)

Here's what you need to know:

:: $24.99 for 1 hour in the photo studio
-we require a minimun of 30 min. of use-

:: $14.99 for the use of our SLR camera
-this includes a free disc with all your photos-

:: You're welcome to bring in your own camera, however, we do recommend that it's an SLR

:: and call to reserve a time/date 651.552.6077

We hope to see you soon!

Assistant Manager