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November 2014 E-Blast

santas got a brand new bag
There is a special new little bag that Santa is sporting to each and every house this Christmas and it's full of stuff just for the parents, grandparents, friends and relatives of all of our little kiddos.

So, if your business lends itself to the notion of gift certificates then Santa wants to put your company in his brand new bag. Know that gift certificates are the kinds of gifts that friends, grandparents, and relatives love. Nothing is easier to give to their favorite nephews and granddaughters than lessons, baseball camps, a language program, or swimming classes...etc. Gift Certificates also are a boon for the parents because it helps them save money after they've been sorta cleaned out by the push for a glorious Christmas. And the 'gifter' will be remembered forever as the one who taught little Melissa to swim or helped Johnnie conquer math! So if you can offer up a Christmas gift certificate with content and a purpose, then The Kid's Directory will do its best to get your message into the hands of all these folks who will just love you for the idea. Enough of the Ninja Warriors, elaborate doll houses and monster truck toys! Let's hear it for Enrichment Programs and brand new skill sets!!!

Those of you that offer up activities for kids and families will also be part of Santa's brand new bag. Advertisers offering up babysitting and child care during the holidays so that all those Santas can do their shopping and attend those parties...well, you too will be included.

christmas giftsHoliday Cheer and Gifts for our Advertisers as well
We are also running contests in the month of November. We have 2 orchestra seats for the Houston Ballet's Nutcracker. We also have a free weekend for a family of up to 6 peeps at the Victorian Condo Hotel in Galveston. All advertisers advertising in the December edition (deadline will be November 12th) who purchase a 1/2 page with full color ad will be included in the drawing for ballet tickets. Those folks who purchase a 2/3rds or full page ad with full color ad will be included for a drawing for the Galveston vacation.

Yet one more new service being offered up in December
We have been fielding more and more requests for digital ad space on our website. So we have web advertisingsold some space in November and will continue with the program going forward. It will be available on a month to month basis...and as is always the case, there will be no contracts.

Some of our advertisers are looking to support their print ad with an online presence. Others are using the digital medium to promote small or incremental changes to their business or schedule. For example, Pinebrook Farms has a small holiday camp for kids in the digital option appealed to them for that. They will start advertising in earnest for their horseback riding sessions and camps in January forward. What this means is an offer of greater flexibility and depth for our advertising customers.

Pricing is very $50.00 per month. The traffic on our website is running at around 30,000 monthly pageviews. Give us a call and we can fill you in on all the details.

And now for some Holiday Treats
Lots of good activities are available for families in the upcoming months. Now remember that these tickets and passes are intended for our advertisers and their friends and family members and they are given out on a first come first serve basis. Here's the list:
- Dickens on the Strand: December 5-7 in Galveston
- Disney on Ice-Princesses and Heros: November 12-16th at the NRG center
- Texas Renaissance Festival: Sundays throughout the month of November near Magnolia, Texas
- Schlitterbahn: Just weekends and some Holidays
- Improv Family Comedy and Magic Shows: Every other Saturday afternoon




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