Thursday, December 17, 2009

oh dear...deer!

Dear Bloggers,

While you're watching out for deer on the road, watch out for deer in the stationery world! Deer seem to have quite the presence in this year's holiday line-up. I love seeing all of the different designs of deer and along with that, all of the different sayings that involve "dear."

Here are three of our cards that reference dear and have deer on them. I love each one of them! It is so interesting to see if designers write "dear" or "deer." People fancy these cards, especially here in Milwaukee, because they are perfect for the deer lover dear to their hearts!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

pearl & marmalade holiday

I'm pretty much in love with anything Pearl & Marmalade makes but, their holiday line really takes the cake! Pearl & Marmalade is based right out of Chicago, so it's great knowing these cards are made so close to home. And the two ladies who make them are just as sweet as their cards! Every time I receive an order, I find a sweet personal handwritten note in the box just for me. It's quite a nice touch!

I just about melted when I received our holiday order. It's full of brontosauruses, deer, bears... And lots of really great quotations like "I want to hibernate with you." Super cute! They have really great designs and colors. What's not to love?

In addition to their fabulous holiday and everyday card lines, Pearl & Marmalade has a 2010 calendar. Can you even imagine seeing Pearl & Marmalade everyday of the year? I can and I will since mine is already hanging on the wall in anticipation for using it in three weeks. It's so beautiful!

Their holiday cards are going fast, so be sure to check out our collection. All of Pearl & Marmalade's beautiful cards and calendar can be found right here on our webstore.

Friday, December 4, 2009

christmas in the ward & santa

The Historic Third Ward has some really great festivities planned for this weekend! The 21st annual Christmas in the Ward is already underway and tonight there will be a holiday tree lighting ceremony, real live reindeer, a holiday concert, and fireworks! I am so excited for this!

Broadway Paper also has some fun festivities planned for the weekend. Santa will be visiting tomorrow from 9am until noon. He'll be here handing out some fun treats for the little ones as well as some coupons for the adults. And we'll have Belgian chocolate covered cheesecake lollipops. Mmmm! There will be lots of BWP goodie giveaways tomorrow too. Many other retailers and restaurants will have promotions tomorrow as well. This is the event of the season and is truly not to be missed!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

la familia green holiday

La Familia Green is one of my favorite vendors. They are really great people and live really close too! Such a great combination! I'm always so excited to order with them since the package comes all neat, pretty, and colorful. Such a way to brighten my day! And sometimes there is candy in the package too! What a treat!

In addition to La Familia Green being so great and living in Chicago, they use really great products. Their paper and envelopes are 30 to 100% post consumer recycled and their clear sleeves are biodegradable, sustainable, and compostable. Plus, they donate a percent to all of their sales to Chicago no-kill animal shelters. Their dog, stickers, especially loves that part!

And if this isn't already convincing enough, their designs are just great. I'm really into their style. Who wouldn't want a luchador Feliz Navidad card? This card is just hilarious and they have some other really great holiday designs too. You can see the whole collection of their wonderful cards here.