Invitation Envelopes Make or Break Your Party

Written by Robb Ksiazek


What will separate your party from allrepparttar other events ofrepparttar 150516 season? Of allrepparttar 150517 planning that goes into your special occasion, there is no excuse to forget about specialty envelopes. Your invitation isrepparttar 150518 first impression that you and your party will have. There are many ways to make your invitations and envelopesrepparttar 150519 hit ofrepparttar 150520 party.

How important arerepparttar 150521 invitation envelopes? The invitation envelope isrepparttar 150522 first contact that you will have with your guest list. You are working hard to create a theme for your get together, and your envelopes need to reflectrepparttar 150523 theme. If you are having a wine tasting party, let your guests know immediately when they grabrepparttar 150524 mail. For a baby shower, your envelopes should reflect baby images.

Choose Your Envelope Tough to Decide

Envelope styles are cooler than ever. Many craft and scrap booking stores have some ofrepparttar 150525 best options no matter what your theme is. Some ofrepparttar 150526 best envelopes are those that have never been seen before. Here are some ofrepparttar 150527 latest design ideas:

  • Vellum. This semi-transparent paper is smooth. It is available in glossy and matte, in just about any color you can imagine.
  • Square envelopes. A shift fromrepparttar 150528 norm isrepparttar 150529 square version ofrepparttar 150530 commodity. The square shape definitely sticks out inrepparttar 150531 mail.
  • Clear Translucent. A unique alternative that offers a glimpse inside.
  • Foil-lined. Linings are a great way to add color and texture to your invitation. Setrepparttar 150532 color theme ofrepparttar 150533 evening.
  • Linen. Classy, yet relaxed. Linen envelopes should be reserved for special occasions.
  • Metallic Foil. More than just lining,repparttar 150534 metal sheet-style envelope leaves nothing to be desired.
  • Plastic button and string envelopes. Trendy and vibrant. A summer pool party complete with waterproof invitation envelopes.


How GPS Works

Written by Anne King


Global Positioning System (GPS) is a navigational aid originally developed forrepparttar military. The system simply receives signals. It isrepparttar 150300 applied technology that givesrepparttar 150301 GPS its versatility.

If you have ever used map and compass, you will understand a little about howrepparttar 150302 GPS works. In order to find your position on a map, you need to have three points of reference. The intersecting line fromrepparttar 150303 reference points is where you are. Map and compass work uses triangulation (bearings), GPS uses trilateration (distances) to calculate location. Satellites orbitingrepparttar 150304 earth emit unique signals that can be received by a GPS. The GPS software interpretsrepparttar 150305 signal, identifyingrepparttar 150306 satellite that it came from, where it was located, andrepparttar 150307 time that it took forrepparttar 150308 signal to reachrepparttar 150309 system. Oncerepparttar 150310 receiver has both time and distance it begins to determine position.

Three satellites providerepparttar 150311 intersection point andrepparttar 150312 fourth is used to check thatrepparttar 150313 positioning is accurate. Accuracy depends uponrepparttar 150314 synchronization of atomic clocks inrepparttar 150315 satellites withrepparttar 150316 clock inrepparttar 150317 GPS system. Althoughrepparttar 150318 clock inrepparttar 150319 GPS is not atomic, utilizingrepparttar 150320 fourth satellite gives it that functionality asrepparttar 150321 internal clock adjusts itself to correct any discrepancy discovered.

GPS has gone far beyond its initial military application. Drivers can find their way through city streets, long distance trekkers userepparttar 150322 technology to cross unfamiliar terrain, mariners and pilots use GPS enhanced data to crossrepparttar 150323 seas and skies.

In--vehicle GPS can be integrated intorepparttar 150324 car entertainment system or can be installed as a removable device. These systems need to tellrepparttar 150325 driver where he/she is and how to reach their destination. The information includes road directions plus relevant features alongrepparttar 150326 way such as rest stops, gas stations, points of interest, etc. Auto GPS uses voice commands so thatrepparttar 150327 driver can concentrate onrepparttar 150328 road.

Hikers and trekkers use similar technology, but normally withoutrepparttar 150329 inclusion of road systems on their devices. Mapping software definesrepparttar 150330 territory thatrepparttar 150331 hiker will encounter. The user can enter waypoints (points of reference) so they can return usingrepparttar 150332 same route. They can add points of interest such as water sources, possible campsites, and other items of interest on their trail. However,repparttar 150333 portability demanded by hikers will also limitrepparttar 150334 functionality ofrepparttar 150335 system as small screens mean that some detail will be lost.

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