Who doesn’t love having their name on things? With Mother’s day, teacher appreciation week (May 1-5) and graduations coming up it’s a great time to make things personal – like notecards, notebooks and labels.

Lots of new designs and options are now online, so you can create the perfect gift. With these folded notecards you can choose a design, color and font and create a set that is just right for them. If you’re not sure which design to get, this assorted notecard set with foil stamped names is an easy choice.



If you want to give a really great gift, you can create boxed gift sets with notecards, a notebook and address labels – and you can have it wrapped and sent directly to your loved one.




For way too long I have been thinking about adding address label books to the shop. Right now there are three assorted books that each have the choice of 3 color stories.

The fact that each book gives you choice of 6 different patterns is nice, but my favorite part is the pocket in the back.The pocket is just big enough to hold 2 or 3 cards and envelopes, some stickers and stamps.  I like having everything together in one place – not having to look for stamps gives me one less excuse not to send out a card.


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How cute are those leggings?

This year this little lady worked with me on the 2017 pattern calendar. She helped come up with the patterns and did some of the initial drawings. This heart pattern on February was all her. I got her a pair of leggings so she can wear her work proudly.
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You can pick up a pair for yourself in the Letter C Society 6 shop. Save 15% off on the leggings and anything else in the shop using this link. (discount is good until 2/12/17)
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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.

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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.


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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).

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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!


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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.

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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.

 




current notebook set up

at all times i have too many notebooks on my desk.

i was a typical paper person since childhood. back to school meant picking out new notebooks and folders. in college i had notebooks for every course filled with lots of notes and mindless doodling (mostly from physics class – those classes were the worst for me). in my first job after college there was always a notebook on my desk to write down voice mail messages and things to do. i was right next to the office manger and made sure she ordered the correct notebooks. right now, i have lots of sample notebooks and planners around that i get to use everyday. here are the 5 that are currently sitting on my desk.

square notebookthis is the notebook i use the most. most mornings i will write down my to do list in here. i like the small page size so i don’t keep filling up the space with things to do. plus, it’s nice to start on a new sheet everyday. i don’t bullet journal – seems like there are way too many steps/rules/back and forth for me. i like a nice simple list of what needs to get done.
keeping track of big projects in a notebook
large project notebook
– the national stationery show is coming up and again this year i will have a booth (#2062 if you’re going to be there). this large notebook is keeping things (kind of) together. the combination of the dot grid and lined pages work great for project planning. on the dot grid pages i have calendars drawn out, booth sketches and charts. the lined pages have lots of lists, to dos and ideas scribbled. to keep track of the pages i refer to the most i have post it notes and folded stickers marking the pages. i use these clear folders to keep together all of the extra papers i need.
travel notebook – these notebooks are everywhere. this is the current on one my desk. there are random lists, recipes, sketches of new products or a desk i want to build. there are also a crazy amount of pages that have the same word written over and over. i use the words to create new products or other items. i keep writing the same word over and over again until i get what i am looking for. the dot grid pages keep things consistent and make it easy to digitalize the words without a lot of editing.
weekly planner to record memories
2016 weekly planner
– i’ve always a liked the idea of keeping a journal or diary to look at years later, but it’s just not my thing. this year i decided to use one of the weekly planners and just make a note of somethings i might want to remember later. about once a week i will fill in a couple of things that stick with me. it’s usually not much – maybe what i cooked when people came over or where i went on a walk with my sister. on the left side, i will sometimes clip a little drawing from one of my nieces or write some interesting fact i found out i want to remember – like when i figured out all of the names my grandma had. there are weeks missed, but in the end i am hoping to have a nice little recap of little memories for 2016.
monthly planner – here’s where i write down any appointments i have and when bills are due. easy.

there are so many uses for planners and notebooks. i would love to hear what you do with yours (or see – tag lettercdesign on instagram!)