It is both uplifting and unbelievable how Sport can unite a nation. I am a firm believer that when times are tough and people are feeling negative, all we need is a National sporting win to raise spirits, get people facebooking and tweeting about how proudly South African they are, see strangers high-fiving one another at the Supermarkt check-out, and get us all feeling good again! We experienced that feeling of "Ubuntu" and euphoria over the Soccer World Cup, and the Olympics has us all puffing out our collective sporting chests once again: celebrating our Rowing team, our Swimmers and even revelling in the wins of other Nations.
Sport is a universal love and the Olympics is such a treat for us all: whether we are celebrating with friends or simply curled up on the couch each evening, everyone is glued to their television sets - with conversations bouncing between the 100 metre final to the female weighlifters to the fascinating sport of synchronised swimming!
If I were a kid right now, I could imagine no better birthday party theme than a Birthday Olympics! And our Olympics invitation is the perfect start, inviting your friends to join you at your Birthday Games! This is a great theme for a birthday party even once the Olympics are over - the party possibilities are endless: from themed food from different countries, to fun Olympic party games and medals, both boys and girls will love this active celebration!
With Britain hosting the games, the Olympics has also made all things British very current and cool. With the "Best of British" also a popular party theme: There is nothing nicer that a typically English high tea with all the British trimmings. And watch this space for our new round stickers that are about to be loaded on-line: not only are they fabulous on gifts, but they make quirky cupcake-toppers too.
And if your are looking to stay on trend and celebrate the Best of British, why not order yourself or a friend one of our personalised "Keep Calm And Make Lists" A5 or A4 journals - spiral bound, and personalised on both the cover and on every inside page. Our personalised journals are so on-trend that they were featured by "Get It" this month in their fabulous Olympics spread, celebrating all things red, white and blue. The perfect gift for any trendy list-maker!
There is nothing quite like sport to raise spirits and get us celebrating! Between the Olympics and Jozi's sensational snowfall, we are feeling quite euphoric in the Macaroon offices this week! So, until next Tuesday, stay warm and soak up every scintillating minute of the Olympics - they truly are The Greatest Games on Earth!