i  always wished that i was someone who could keep journals, but it’s just something that i was never able to do. i think it’s because the large white pages are a little intimidating. or it could be because i’m not the sentimental type – in fact my sister sometimes calls me a robot.

but the new kraft journaling spots and the “i’m grateful journal” is just the right amount of memory keeping i need. i’m enjoying writing the lists that are prompted on the little notes – especially the “dreaming of …” ones. who doesn’t like to make a list of everything they want to do and have.

the “i’m thankful for …” pocket journal is a nice little keepsake that i keep around and make simple notes in whenever i think of something. i’m thinking of passing one around the thanksgiving table and having everyone write in it for a keepsake.

here’s something to be thankful for – right now you can get 20% off your order from shopletterCdesign.com. simple enter the coupon code “givethanks” when checking out. keep in the loop of new products and promotions by signing up for the newsletter.



2013 weekly and pocket planners are now available in my shop. last year i introduced the weekly planner. i didn’t think i would sell many, but it turns out it was the most popular calendar that i offered. the planner has a page per week. each day has enough space for appointments, lists or project notes and a few lined pages in the back for notes you want to keep all year.

this year there is a smaller pocket size monthly planner to choose from. if you prefer to keep your calendar with paper & pencil it’s a great choice to carry with you since it’s only 4.25″ x 5.75″.

you can get all of the letter C calendars here.


it has officially become calendar season here at letter C. today the academic planners have started shipping – all packed up with their extra little goodies. every year i look forward to seeing which cover is going to be the most popular – so far the dolly cover is easily the front runner, but that will change a few times before the end of the year. all my calendars, including the 2012 – 2013 academic planner, are available here.



i’m in the final stages of my 2013 calendars and planners. i’ve finalized all of the new patterns and colors and now just have to pull everything together. for the first time in 5 years i have included a couple brighter / darker colors. i haven’t decided how i feel about that yet – it’s a big change for me.

last year the academic planners were a big hit. in a couple of weeks i’ll have a limited edition of them available. sign up for my newsletter to be the first to know when they are ready.


weekends in my office are my favorite. probably because there is no pressure of having to get orders ready to mail by 5:00. or maybe because i don’t really answer email or send proofs, but work on projects that i don’t get to during the week. usually i don’t even sit at my desk, i use my laptop on my worktable in the other room – far away from printers and databases.

this weekend i did have to do some work for two very important clients – my nieces. they needed their valentines. they both gave very specific art direction. however there was a problem – was weeks ago i ran out of envelopes for my tiny valentines. so they got something even better – handmade envelopes. i couldn’t give them just plain white envelopes so i printed a pattern on some paper and started folding and glueing.


and now they just have to had their name and some sticker hearts and they will have the perfect valentines to hand out.


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.


Last week was the official start of fall, but you can’t tell from the weather. It was warm and sunny this afternoon so I left my office early to take photos of some pillows. These pillows are a little collaboration between my mom and I. I designed the fabric and had it printed – my mom then sewed them up. I think that she made more test pillows with scrap fabric than final pillows with my fabric, but I love how they came out. There are only 5 pillows left after selling them at a fair this summer. I plan on listing the ones I still have in my etsy shop some time this week.

Since it was so nice out today I ended up working outside here for a little while (until the mosquitos came out).