If your family is anything like ours, we get a LOT of gifts every holiday. Those two lucky boys of ours receive more gifts than they know what to do with. And so after Christmas, I sit down to begin the task of writing a ton of thank you notes to family, friends, neighbors … the list goes on. You know the drill.
Of course, I am a bit picky with my thank you cards. (It goes with the territory). And in the holiday spirit of complete honesty, every one in our household has their own personal stationery. Well, almost everyone… everyone except my husband. He could care less. And let’s be honest, I’m writing most of his thank you notes anyway.
This year, though, we tried something a little different. We went for the personalized family photo stationery. And I gotta say, I LOVE it! I might be just a tad bias, but here’s why… 1) it can be used for anyone in the fam. So the kids don’t have to each write a thank you note separately. Or at least I don’t feel like they should. 2) It matches our Christmas card this year. (Yay! I can’t help it, but matching makes me happy), and I had them printed along with our Christmas cards. (Another win for being prepared way ahead of time)! 3) I used the exact same photo from our Christmas card. It pulled double duty. That’s a win-win. 4) And .. finally… come on! Look at those cute little faces! They make me smile everytime I pull a card out to write a note. That, my friend, is the ultimate win/win!
I’ve taken a bit of a blog break lately. Ok, let’s be real – a bit of a BIG blog break. It’s been over a year. Geez. I’m not going to lie… I’m kinda not a fan of blogging. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE designing, coming up with new ideas, party planning, and DIY-ing, but I don’t really love the writing about it part. So I’ve taken a year off to spend more time doing what I love (read: chauffeuring two children around all day), and took a break from this part. But I’m back. Or at least I’m trying to be back. So I’m starting off (again) writing about something that I love.
I might be a bit biased, but I love designing stationery. I mean I love designing invitations, and party decorations and tons of other items. But something about a really great handwritten note on thick, luxurious paper… well that’s my jam. So now that it’s been determined that I’m totally biased, I’m going to be honest and admit that I adore giving stationery as gifts. It’s that perfect gift to give someone that has everything. You know those people? Family, friends, teachers (awh.. I find teachers to be really hard), neighbors, new babies, dog lovers, the list goes on). And honestly, how many of us actually purchase chic personal stationery for ourselves? I’m guessing not many. (Other than me and my kids who each have more stationery than we could ever use). As a result, I’ve been designing more stationery (and gift giving it), and it can all be found in the shop in the personal stationery section or the thank you card section. So, just a heads up, if you send me (or my kids) a gift, you’ll be sure to receive a handwritten note on some very chic stationery!