addresslabels
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.

mixmatch_folded_cards_1everyone 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).

mixmatch_notebooks
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.

personlizednotebooks
any shining star in your life would love a notebook with their name foil stamped in gold.

reporter
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.

adventure
help the travelers and outdoorsy ones on your list plan and record their next big adventure with notebooks and more.

kraftplanner
kraft planners and calendars are great for the ones who like things uncomplicated and straightforward.

weekly
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, stickers and more stickers for your cheerful friend who loves to send cards, scrapbook, journal and just embellish everything.

kraftstickers
kraft gift stickers and gift tags make a great gift for the person who always gives the best gifts in the prettiest packages.

glassine
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!


advent-calendar-kit
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.

advent-calendar-diy

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.

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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
  • candy
  • 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.

 



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i just checked. thanksgiving is just two and a half weeks away. it doesn’t seem right to me.

here are a few items to make decorating your dinner table easy. the “I’m Thankful for … ” place cards and pocket journals have been a hit for years. the cards work as place cards or if you have more food than table space, buffet markers.

the fork & knife list cards is something i have been using in the kitchen a lot lately. they are perfect for writing down my shopping list and recipes from the computer.

both of the journals make a great gift for your dinner guests or as a way to record your holiday memories.

need a wrap for your journal or silverware? here’s a download of the gold birch wrap shown above.
print it out and cut it up.


tree

this week i hung up a christmas tree in my office to add a little cheer while i work. i also though i would send a little cheer your way.festivenotes
save 25% off your order and receive a gift – a wrapped box or two of notecards. use the code NOTES at checkout (valid until december 14).

also, please note the following dates to make sure you receive your order before christmas.holidayshipping

 

 



this year i made a little advent calendar for my nieces and nephew. i should have made one for myself because i just realized how fast december has gone by.

if you are looking for christmas gifts or some gift wrapping extras from letter C design it’s not too late. most items ship the day after the order is placed (if possible the same day). the exception for this is address labels and other personalized items requiring a proof.

priority mail delivery (2-3 days) is always an option. on shoplettercdesign.com you can choose priority mail when checking out. if you prefer to shop on etsy you can let me know when ordering that you want priority mail and I will send you a link from paypal for the additional cost.

i am happy to send gifts directly to the recipients gift wrapped and with a note from you — just make a note that it is a gift and what you would like the note from you to say.

if you have questions feel free to email me at cindy {at} lettercdesign . com or send a text to 860 966 6831.




Every year I like to give my nieces and nephew an ornament for Christmas. This year I made them ornaments from an old pair of pajamas I bought for them years ago. My sister didn’t want to part with them so I figured I would give the pj’s a new life.

The hearts didn’t come out perfect, but they are cute and hopefully years from now when they all have a Christmas tree of their own they will have a bit of their childhood to decorate it with (my sister also got a heart of her own).