You and your beloved partner have taken it to the next level. Congratulations! Now you want to announce your engagement publicly, and the joyous holiday season is a perfect time for it!

shutterstock_122061295There are dozens of ways to share your exciting news with friends and family. You could make the announcement in person at seasonal gatherings. Or, if seeing the ones you love isn’t an option this year, you could craft some last-minute cards making your engagement announcement part of your holiday greeting. And media is always a ready option: a place where you can incorporate whatever you like, from thoughts to photos or video. You could even put together a special web page for the announcement or create an event online – like a party to celebrate the moment!

Getting the right engagement photo can be very simple. Many smart phones have reliable high resolution cameras that one hardly need hire a photographer for a pleasing picture. If you want the image to be atmospheric, think about what you want to say, and how you want to present yourselves to the world at large. Fans of hiking? Go out for a winter’s hike and get a rosy-cheeked and exuberant shot. Have pets? Allow them to participate in this moment of happiness. An image of a cozy loving environment says so much more than words. If you’re uncomfortable with taking the image yourself, there are certainly professionals who have the knack and can really catch the way you feel about each other. Think about what you want to spend and what you want to communicate. And of course Christmas and New Year’s Eve present the perfect opportunities for a loving and cheerful engagement photo.

A. Jaffe at Mark Peters Diamond DesignsIf you haven’t found just the right symbol for your union yet, the holidays are an excellent time to look! Mark Peters Diamond Designs offers a
beautiful assortment of engagement rings from various designers including Hearts on Fire, A. Jaffe or Dora as well as our own lovely custom designs. Stop in to see for yourself, and don’t forget to browse our selection of beautiful Christmas specials and gifts for everyone on your list. With Mark Peter’s fine jewelry we’re sure you’ll find the perfect ring that will make your announcement sparkle even more brightly!