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A Few of Our Favorite Things – Part II

With just a few days left to get through your Christmas list, here are a couple of ideas which might get you through to the 25th….

neon pencil set

This German-made neon pencil set is the ideal shape for those little hands to enjoy writing their thank-you notes come the 26th…or soon thereafter (sorry Brown boys).

These orange bamboo pattern pens from iomoi are perfect for any desk needing a pick-me-up.

Chef's Pencil Set

In my husband’s next life as a chef this chef pencil set from Reform School will come in handy.

Colored Pencils & Brass Holder Set

If you really want to make your mother feel special, surprise her with these colored pencils and brass holder set from Furbish.

 

Journals

Five Year Diary

The chance printed card set from Hickoree’s is created with painted balls, each made “by chance.” Perfect for the free flowing kind of letter writer.

Paper Cranes- blank cads, set of 6

I know a fella who is crazy about paper cranes. This beautifully designed stationery set from In-vita Paper Studio would be right up his alley.

Oh, Hello Friend has created the sweetest Tiny Airmail Note Set perfect for the one-liners.

 

Five Year Diary

For the journal writing enthusiast, the Five Year Diary from Canoe would a winner.

The Happiness Project One-Sentence Journal: A Five-Year Record

 

 

Gretchen Rubin, who wrote the best seller The Happiness Project, has created a five year, One-Sentence Journal to capture one thought a day. My mother is crazy about her’s.

 

For some people, it’s all about home. Here, Paper Pastries creates a hand-drawn, hand-lettered custom stamp for your space. Lovely.

 

If you want to take a chance at creating your own stamps, pick up this carve-a-stamp kit from Yellow Owl Workshop.

 

Maybe it’s because I spend most of my days with a sweet, little baby but lately I’m all about the smallness of things. The Arcadian Stamps are too sweet for words.

 

Black Edenham Liberty Print Address Book

I am in desperate need of a new address book (I know, I’m old school). Maybe Santa will leave this beautiful book from Liberty of London under the tree for me?

 

Image Tattly Designy Temporary Tattoos are a perfect for that someone who appreciates the beauty of tattoos but not forever.

 

Letterpress Classes

Here’s an idea – Surprise your partner with a letterpress class! The Arm Letterpress in Brooklyn provides letterpress classes and I’ve heard a rumor MCAD does, too.

Wrapping from Family Paper is a wonderful idea for those with not enough time to wrap. However, if you enjoy the final touches as much as I do, head over to russel & hazel (in Edina, MN) where all holiday wrapping is 50% off. I stopped in yesterday to pick up my 2013 calendar inserts and walked away with a lot more goodness!!

Lastly, why not surprise someone with a simple holiday journal?

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I picked this one up last year at Michaels for less than $5 if I remember correctly. It’s tucked away in the attic with the rest of the holiday decor for most of the year. But every December I dust it off and reflect on the holiday. It makes me pause, and take in all that surrounds me. With so much on our plates this time of year and much to be blessed for it’s necessary to stop and note the emotions, the feelings, the images. Remind those around you to do the same with a gift of a holiday journal. They will thank you later in life.

Ho. Ho. Hold that pencil tight.

wonderment

I’m a true believer that it’s never too late to send a card and in the midst of Hannukah and with Christmas two weeks away you still have plenty of time to fill up the mailbox down on the corner. So here’s a few of our favorites…

Mitten

This handmade, one-of-a-kind Mitten card from Gold Teeth Brooklyn brings out the childish wonder in everyone.

These simple words say it all. I love the gold foil on bright white paper selected by sugar-paper.

 

As a child Over the River and Through the Woods was sung numerous times on our way headed east towards Manitowoc, WI for the holidays. This card pulls a heart string. It’s good to see this song holds meaning to Campbell Raw Press as well.  You can even have this one personalized.

Chartreuse Snowflake - set of 8

These chartreuse snowflake cards from Wild Ink Press have great texture but keep the simplicity.

Holiday Cookie Cards - Set of 8Adore this Holiday Cookie Chart card, especially at a rate of 8 for $16! Cheers Ann Shen

Shanna Murray has created these beautiful cards with a design hand-adhered creating a lovely raised texture. A piece of art really!

Let it Snow! Letterpress Card

We here in Minnesota were just delieverd 12 inches of the white stuff. Loving it. Although my Uncle in Ely is wishing for more with only 2 inches on his lawn. This one’s for you Will-Bill, created by a letterpress machine and wood type from one of my new favorite’s, Old Faithful Shop.

The Red Berry stationery from Red Bird Ink is a classic twist on the traditional holiday card.

Oh, Christmas tree- single holiday card

Thanks to In-vita Paper Studio this image of the holiday tree on top of a snazzy yellow bug will send your friends smiling.Letterpress Holiday Card Box Set - Ho Ho Ho

Love the emphasis on the final letterpress HO from Type A Press.

Christmas, 1601: Boxed Set of 6 Cards

Local Old Tom Foolery brings the humor many of us need this time of year with their holiday cards.

Hanukkah, H-25: Boxed Set of 10 Cards

They also share the same wit while creating cards for Hanukkah.

Holiday cards

For those DIY folks, frolic has created a wonderful way to use the greenery in your own home with these mini holiday wreath cards.

And if you have it in you, design your own block print cards. The writers at Design Mom say all you need is a trip to your local art supply store and a willing participant, no artistic skill necessary!

Whatever you do this season send out a handwritten card reminding those to take in the  wonderment that can be found even in the darkest and coldest of nights.