The writing tool is just as important as the card, at least to me. I have been such a fan of these witty statements on pencils lately and I finally took the dive and bought a few as stocking stuffers for friends (sshh!!!!…don’t tell). What better way to stay motivated writing your to do list, your novel, or a note but by looking down seeing the words “You’re a boss” or “Hustle” while doing so!

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Thanksgiving is approaching and with that comes reuniting with family and friends, delicious food preparations and hopefully some personalized party decor! It’s not too late to add some fun and inexpensive touches to your festivities with some lovely printables. Here are a few of my favorites!

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Andrea, my favorite guest blogger is back to contribute to our Holiday Card Series. Andrea loves paper and all things stationary related. A committed letter writer, she is sending a letter each day this year. Take it away Andrea!

I’m one of those who people who loves the holiday season. Lights, wrapping presents and chocolate mint everywhere. What’s not to love? It means spending time with friends and family, baking, and sending cards. Sending mail is one of my favourite pastimes – and the holidays give me license to shop for great stationery and send love via snail mail. Choosing holiday cards is such fun!

I pretty much love everything about Mr. Boddington – the fonts, designs and colour palettes.

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These Posy Paper Co. cards are so lovely – gorgeous lettering and patterns. Committed to being green, these cards are printed on recycled paper, with soy-based inks.

These hand-illustrated cards by Print Stitch & Paste are in more traditional colour palettes and some are available to be customized.

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Speaking of customization, I yearn for a day when I am able to afford these gorgeous Rifle Paper Co. holiday cards.

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Rifle’s holiday collection is simply gorgeous and there are motifs to satisfy all tastes, from contemporary and classic to more traditional and floral.

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These Kate & Birdie cards offer more muted palettes, with pretty script. I picked up a box of these Peace on Earth cards. I’m getting pretty excited to send these (and all of the others I picked up) out!

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Continue to follow Andrea’s 365 days of letter writing challenge and her beautiful finds on:

 


Iron Curtain PressI continually take time to reflect, but these past few weeks I’ve been even more reflective than usual. With many recent changes in my life that have inspired new ideas — some with uncertain outcomes –all of them for the better. I look back at the young version of myself and realized that while many of us loved and welcomed change when we were young, sometimes now it can feel scary. This is quite possibly because with age, we learn what the outcome could (or even should) be. Being afraid of change because you didn’t make the right one can only paralyze you from new opportunities because it comes with regret from not “going for it” and so you stop altogether. That being said, I would disagree and say that you limit yourself to the “now” and never are able to see the bigger picture or what path(s) can still bring you to where you never even knew existed. My changes and ideas have not always gone as I hoped, but they have always connected me to new ones and to amazing people and communities that have become so dear to me and have taught me so much. I challenge both you and I this year to let go of the changes we didn’t make soon enough (or at all) and to welcome opportunities going forth so we can find our future paths. Uncertain outcomes are very often wonderful, because it leaves so many more doors to open. And who wants just one? Here’s to a great weekend and hopefully many more inspiring ideas! 

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Like anyone yearning for the simpler pleasures of childhood, there are numerous fun memories I have from being a kid. Recently, I stumbled upon Inklings Paperie’s scratch-off lunchbox notes and it quickly made me smile and took me down memory lane remembering how I loved receiving notes in my lunch. It also made me remember how I absolutely loved when my mom or aunt would buy scratch-offs during the holidays and let me help. Inklings Paperie’s fun scratch-offs hit the spot with their paper goodies and printables for bridal showers and all of life’s other special occasions! There really isn’t anything sweeter than receiving one of their special messages. Happy scratching!

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Holiday Card season has arrived!  Ok, OK, so it’s only the first week of November, but now is the perfect time to get a head start, especially when these pick-of-the-litter cards might not last until Thanksgiving, much less Christmas. With so many favorite holiday cards and shops to share, this will definitely become a weekly series.

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My favorite cards encompass a wide spectrum of designs but what I really love are wonderfully designed illustrations with a touch of humor that can put a smile on my face. I also find the artists behind the cards themselves just as important. Enter Steph and Katie of Tiny Gang Designs located in Vermont. These ladies captured my heart with not only their beautiful and fun designs but also with the quality and detailed packaging of all their cards. Tiny Gang Designs was created when these two friends decided to combine their talents and love of paper goods into a passion project and you know how I love that! Passion projects are born for no other reason than to create something out of “love” and hopefully others will enjoy too. And in Tiny Gang Designs, Steph and Katie have definitely created something that I love!

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I can’t believe it’s already November with Thanksgiving right around the corner!  This is my favorite time of year, not just for the food, but for the holiday cheer and how people become more thankful and charitable. I only hope they can be reminded of what to be grateful for throughout the year.  I try and share who and what I’m thankful for throughout the year but I particularly like to take this opportunity during this holiday season to share it in a card, especially to those I don’t get to see as often as I’d like.

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Over the years, I’ve come to be able to spot a Fat Bunny Press card in a thicket of briar because of their distinct style and playful humor. Eva Hamden is the creative brains behind Fatbunny Press located in San Francisco. Eva’s greeting cards have a way of creating playful and unique takes on traditional themes that will make anyone’s day, they always do for me!  Fatbunny Press’s creations are easily relatable for anyone thanks to their cute animals, nerdy references and fun takes on traditional themes.

I love how cute they are and know you “peeps” will too!

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Thanksgiving is  already approaching with the beginning of the month here, so why not get in the holiday spirit with these festive and helpful printables.

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