18 Days of Love

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For the next 18 days I’ll be posting LOVE themed cards you can make or purchase to share with your loved ones!  At the same time you can enter to win a set of cards to use for your own little notes… All you have to do is comment about the card and how that love theme inspires you.

Stay tuned for the first Love card later today!

Keep Making Gifts Within A Card

Maranda

Jog Your Memory Monday

I know I’m posting this late Monday but today for the first day back to work and school so pretty hectic schedule. I pray all are having a good new year and that you are keeping to your goals and desires!

With the holidays over you now have time to thank everyone for the gifts you were given! So today I want to show you a thank you card. I think the new year is a great time to get in the habit of sending some form of greeting that ISN’T an email! And since you have fresh thoughts of thanks for your gifts (playing, wearing, or using the gift) why not make that be the first set of cards you send out!


As you know you can find this on our Etsy site.

Ask yourself — do I have any special events coming up? If the answer is yes you better verify the address, pick a handmade greeting for that special person in your life, and put it in the mail or hand deliver!

While I’m at it let me remind you key dates for January:

January – Garnet – Carnation

8 – 14 – Write a letter of Appreciation Week
12 – Clean Off Your Desk Day
19 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
23 – National Handwriting Day

I will discuss these dates as they get closer!

Keep Making Gifts Within A Card!

Maranda

Jog Your Memory Monday

Dove of Peace

Dove of Peace

Ahhhh we are back — took a little hiatus while preparing for and participating in the holidays. See I’m on vacation from work so I reckon I applied that to everything!

I pray all have a joyous holidays and for those still celebrating Kwanzaa many blessings as you fellowship with love ones.

With the new year’s so soon — I’d thought I remind you to send a 2009 greeting to all wishing them a joyous and prosperous new year. I’m actaully working on my greetings to send. I’ll post pictures as they are complete. The card above is our Dove of Peace which you can locate in our Etsy site — Dove’s are my favorite symbol.

Ask yourself — do I have any special events coming up? If the answer is yes you better verify the address, pick a handmade greeting for that special person in your life, and put it in the mail or hand deliver!

Keep Making Gifts Within A Card!

Maranda

Jog Your Memory Monday

Happy Holidays Greeting

Happy Holidays Greeting

Well let’s see we have

6 days till Hanukkah
11 days till Christmas
12 days till Kwanzaa

Have you purchased all of your special cards? Or gifts? If not that is okay for you can still purchase items at our Etsy shop or you can settle on sending New Year’s cards instead — try something new.

Ask yourself — do I have any non-holiday events coming up? If the answer is yes you better verify the address, pick a handmade greeting for that special person in your life, and put it in the mail or hand deliver!

Keep Making Gifts Within A Card!

Maranda

Tips on Sending Holiday Greetings – Hanukkah

So with the 3 big winter holidays fastly approaching I thought for the next three weeks I’ll provide tips on sending holiday greetings for a particular holiday. And why not do them on our Teach You Thursday!

This year Hanukkah stars on December 21st — so if you are wanting to send someone a Hanukkah greeting you should have it mailed out no later than December 17th (unless they live right there).

As we always encourage when sending a card incorporate both yours and the recipient’s brand so that it truly becomes a “Gift Within A Card”. So here are some quick things to consider for Hanukkah cards.

Traditional colors – Blue and Silver.
Traditional symbols – Dreidel and Menorah

Now this has appeared in past posts but something that I also mentioned is that you don’t always have to stick with traditional colors or traditional themes so if the recipient loves pink throw in a sprinkle of pink so that it truly reflects them!

Here are some of our current Hanukkah Greetings being retailed
on our Etsy site:


Festival of Lights Greeting

Festival of Lights Greeting
Retro Dreidel Dreidel

Retro Dreidel Dreidel




















Enjoy preparing for Hanukkah & Keep Making Gifts Within A Card

Maranda

Jog Your Memory Monday

I can’t believe it is almost the end of July — I tell you the new job kind of consumed my life these past couple of weeks — I really have TERRIBLE TIME MANAGEMENT problems when it comes to juggling full-time career, being a mother, and then studying for graduate degree….. But today kicked off me getting in a routine of things since in like two weeks my little one starts school so we really have to have a routine!

With July almost over I want to focus the next couple of Monday’s getting you in the preparation mode for the upcoming late summer/fall and winter holidays.  Can you believe in about

  • 154 days we will be celebrating Hanukkah
  • 162 days we will be celebrating Christmas
  • 163 days we will be celebrating Kwanzaa

So why not go ahead and start thinking about what style of card you’d like to send, prepare your list of people you want to send a card to, and purchase those unique cards for the right person!

We will be reviving our Etsy site this week so with that being said I’m going to post some “Winter In July” style cards on there for people to start their Winter Card shopping! 

Keep Making Gifts Within A Card!

Maranda

Jog Your Memory Monday

I’m such a bad blogger…. it has been crazy here in da ville…. as some know I private tutor in the lovely maths.. and it is finals week so most of my students have been doubling their time so I am all over the city helping them make sure they getz that A.

No big holiday this coming week… BUT

Fish Where's Party

Ask yourself — do I need to send some cards out this week?  If the answer is yes you better verify the address, pick a handmade greeting for that special person in your life, and put it in the mail or hand deliver!  Here is a cute Birthday card you can pass along….  You can find it on our Etsy site.

Counting down the days— Father’s Day is June 15th!

Keep Making Gifts Within A Card!

Maranda