New in Valentine’s day cards in the shop. These teeny tiny cards combine the two of my favorite design elements – hand foil stamping and cheerful patterns. The touch of gold & silver on these little guys bring a touch of fancy to any classroom or gift.
I can’t decide which set is my favorite. It’s a toss up between the winter and wild sets. I love the winter ones because winter is the best and the wild set has my favorites – moose and buffalos. But the pink set has the classics of XOXOX and a heart, plus the heart eye emojis (who doesn’t love the heart eye emoji?). You really can’t go wrong with any of them.
address labels make great gifts for those near and far. they also make a thoughtful gift for your hostess. with all of the options in the shop, you will be able to find something for anyone on your list.
everyone knows someone who always know just the right thing to say. create a set of notecards for them that match their loving personality. (these notecards have always been popular teacher gifts).
create a notebook for everyone in your life – coworkers, students, business owners, teachers, etc… you choose the color, pattern, font and paper type so they are sure to get a notebook just right for them.
if you plan on giving more than 7 of these, send us an email for discounted pricing.
any shining star in your life would love a notebook with their name foil stamped in gold.
reporter notebooks will be appreciated by the list makers in your life – small enough to carry with them, but plenty of room for all of their lists.
help the travelers and outdoorsy ones on your list plan and record their next big adventure with notebooks and more.
kraft planners and calendars are great for the ones who like things uncomplicated and straightforward.
your friend who always has it together and you can count on no matter what would get a lot of use out of a weekly planner.
stickers, stickers and more stickers for your cheerful friend who loves to send cards, scrapbook, journal and just embellish everything.
a few sets of glassine treat bags will come in handy for the baker in your life who is always giving away their sweet creations – who knows, maybe they will give you a little bag filled with homemade treats as a thank you!
I almost never give my nieces and nephew gifts on Christmas (or their birthdays). I’m kind of a bad aunt that way. Instead a few years ago I started a tradition of making them an advent calendar. I started it because I thought it would be fun one year, but now it’s expected on December 1st there will 24 gifts for them to open.
This year I created a little DIY advent calendar kit. It comes with almost everything you need to create a simple calendar – bags, stickers and twine. All you have to add is the gifts and optionally some kind of clips. I’ve used the little bags for the past couple of years and they work great for me. The bags fit a nice size gift without being too big for a couple pieces of candy.
There’s plenty of ways these calendars can be displayed – on a wall, a large board or just sitting on top of a sofa table or dresser. The kit comes with 50 feet of twine, giving you plenty to work with.
The first few years it took a lot of thought about what to give, but I have developed a kind of formula over the years. There are 3 kids and I do a 24 day advent calendar, so that gives them each 8 gifts. I alternate kids everyday (marking the bottom or back of the bag with their initial).
ADVENT CALENDAR GIFT IDEAS
- ornaments – most years I try to make or buy an ornament that reflects the year or is special in some way.
- fluffy socks (usually ones from Old Navy)
- inexpensive gloves or mittens
- hair ties or clips for the girls / golf tees for my nephew
- stickers or a small notebook
- chapstick or colored lip balm
- cookies or other favorite treat
Sometimes I give a larger gift to each kid like a promise to bring them to the movies or an itunes card. If they were closer I would give a couple of gifts that were more experience focused like view holiday lights or making them their favorite dinner.
I hope you’ll consider making an advent calendar this year. It’s fun to know even though I don’t get to see them everyday, for 24 days they are getting a little gift from me.
Create simple and adorable Halloween favors with these foil stamped glassine treat bags. Choose from “Trick or Treat” in black foil or “give me something good to eat” in copper foil. These are filled with crispy M&M’s and chocolate pretzel spiders, but any treat will work.
Happy September! Here are some desktops to freshen up your computer this month. Even though it’s been a really long time since I have been in school, September still feels like a new start. My nieces and nephew go back to school, my parents close their pool and all of the organized people start ordering their 2017 planners and calendars. This month my desk is tidied up and there is a little reminder back up telling me it is time to be working.
Hope you a productive September!
Get ready for the school year and beyond with the new planners in the shop. Academic, weekly, monthly, spiral, binder sheets – there’s a lot to choose from.
Orders yours before September 1, 2017 and save 20% off orders of $20 or more.