Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I guess that means it full speed ahead for Christmas and New Years! Have you sent out your Holiday cards yet?? If not, you better get on it! I love going with Minted for my holiday cards each year, and it seems like they just keep getting better and better! They work directly with independent artists and designers who create their unique stationary and products, and the results are nothing short of spectacular.
Minted has the best quality and widest selection of Holiday Photo Cards, Non-photo cards, and Christmas cards – all which you can customize! Dive even deeper and you’ll find Foil-pressed, letterpress, ornament cards, and completely custom cards. I’ve spent hours on Minted sifting through everything – it doesn’t help with all the beautiful lettering! Oh, and while you’re there, don’t forget to check out their Minted Art, Minted home, and Minted gifts sections!
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Happy holiday card shopping!
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It was hard to narrow down my favorite Minted holiday card this year, but here were my top 8!
Welp, time is flyin’ by and the holiday season is literally right around the corner. Trying to get things started early over here (although, am I early…? or not…) Anyway, you all know my partner in crime, Audrey – and we’re teaming up again to bring you guys some free printable holiday tags and stickers to help you along with easy gifting this season!
These free printables are designed for you to use two ways – either cut them out along the outer lines, punch a hole in top center, and add your favorite cute string, and/or you can pair them with the super easy to print and use Avery templates (Round labels #22807 and Tags with string #22802) – available online or at your nearest office supply store. (download both printable versions below)
Now, do you need some gifting ideas to pair with these cute + free tags and stickers? First off, are you anything like me and have like, a million Birchboxes laying around somewhere? (P.S. They’re great for using as inserts in your drawers for pens, nail polish, medicine, vitamins, extra makeup, or phone chargers!) BUT with the left over Birchboxes, I like to keep them to use as gifting boxes, and what better time than the holidays?! They’re the perfect size for smaller gifts, or even use as cute boxes for gift cards! All you have to do is cover the “Birchbox” logo on the top with a pretty ribbon, bow, or use one of our printable tags or stickers!
I also love the idea of decorating your house plants using the festive tags, or even giving plants away as gifts. And when I give cards out, I like to attach a tag or sticker to make the envelope more fun – works, right?
Keep scrolling – you’ll find the free downloads for you to print just below! Enjoy!
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Happy Thanksgiving, friends! Feast and be thankful! Whether you’re celebrating or not, I’m thankful for you.
And pssssssttt…the 2016 calendar is in the works! Thank you for all of you who have printed, downloaded, and shared the 2015 calendar this year and who have been asking about 2016…Watch for it next week!!
Please keep in mind that the below download links are higher resolution for better and clearer printing. This means it may take just a little longer to download (but well worth the wait!). Please be patient!
I’m a big fan of monthly subscription gifts that come straight to your doorstep. Regardless if it’s something that someone has gifted you with, or you subscribed to yourself, it’s such a nice feeling to come home to a pretty box full of surprise gifts just for you!
And look what showed up on my doorstep last month! The Coterie Sampler, delivered straight from Austin, Texas, and FULL of handcrafted, artisanal products straight from the heart of their beautiful city. You have the option to choose from 2 box sizes – The Mark (includes 6-8 times) or The Standard (4-6 items) – and every month, your box will include an assortment of Austin-made sweet and savory foods, beverages, crafts, or special-edition, exclusive items – and all full-size, people!
I’ve never been to Austin, Texas, but having Coterie deliver Austin-made goods from local businesses makes me appreciate the exciting food and crafts that are happening in that city!
A) treat yo’self each month to this delightful box, and/or B) give it as a gift this holiday season to a friend or family member(s)! If you’d rather not give or receive a monthly box, Coterie also has an online market, full of goodies and gift ideas perfect for pretty much anyone (look out for their holiday section coming soon). Everything in their subscription boxes are available on Coterie Market, so be sure to check it out!
November is National Adoption Month, and I’m teaming up with Raising Up One to help the Ray family raise funds for their adoption! Raising Up One is an amazing organization with a really inspiring team working hard to help out families looking to adopt or foster. Every month, they feature a new family and help raise funds to go towards the featured family’s adoption. To raise funds, they auction donated items and sell t-shirts through their Instagram account. Each item is bid on by followers and friends, and all money raised goes directly towards the featured family (without fees deducted), to help with the costs of their adoption.
You bet this is a great cause! Adoption holds a special place in my heart – I know that love runs deeper than blood, and that there is a lot of love to go around for children out there in need of a family and home.
This month, Raising Up One is featuring a ton of really great items for auction! Help support the cause as well as the artists (me included!) and bid on something that you like! To check out all the items for auction and maybe bid on something (!!!), head on over to Raising Up One’s Instagram (@raisingup1).
I’m auctioning off this inspirational quote from one of my all time favorite books, The Alchemist.
11×14″ Print, hand-lettered with black fade-proof ink
Find it >> here << and we’d be so thankful for your support!
“I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.”
Meet this month’s featured family, The Rays, over on Raising Up One’s website.
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Find rules for the adoption auction here. Auction ends at 10 PM EST on Friday, November 13.
Full disclosure guys – this post is aimed for women. Or, we can also include those awesome gents who’d like to get their gals a nice monthly gift she’d sure appreciate!
Did you know that big brand tampons are actually not that great for you or the environment? They’re usually made of a blend of rayon and polyester fibers that may contain chemicals, synthetics, or dyes. Yeah, who knew? Well, these big brands rarely disclose the make-up of their products on the box labels.
Enter LOLA – simple. modern. convenient. transparent. LOLA tampons are 100% cotton, which means simply – 100% natural, 100% biodegradable, breathable and hypoallergenic. In addition, they offer superior leak protection…and they’re comfortable!
Jordana Kier and Alex Friedman (Founders of LOLA) wanted to bring attention to what we put in our bodies and offer a 100% natural solution with 100% convenience. Yes – in addition to being natural and all that good stuff, LOLA brings feminine care to you with their monthly subscription (no more drugstore runs!) Better yet, you get to choose and tailor your box to your own personal needs! Just pick how many light, regular, and super tampons you’ll need (18 total per box) and poof! they show up at your door just when you need them.