Friday Favorites: Staff Picks to Beat the Winter Blues

IMG_0914Tarah: I chose a new card on our shelves from Thimblepress, the gold foil, YOU ARE MY FAVORITE set on whimsical strokes of color. This card is A. Cheery and B. Who doesn’t want to be told that they are the best, or prized by someone they love? This could be left as is to convey “you are simply my favorite”, or written more specifically to a favorite server at your local standby, nurse friend, teacher or a boss. But probably don’t give it to your child if you have more than one.

IMG_0909Kerianne: Without using any words, this card seems to send the reassurance that spring is on the way. Simple, beautiful, and versatile, this card from Rifle Paper Co. could be used for Easter, Mother’s Day, or just to say “hello” to a friend.

IMG_0904Susan: This is my fav card for Spring — a bunch of brightly colored hearts that just lifts my spirits after our dreary weather these past few days. I love this new line of cards by Good Paper. They are so beautifully designed and assembled by young adults in Rwanda to provide jobs and support their families. We have many designs in all the card categories so you must come in to pick your favorite.

IMG_0907Abbey: My personal way to beat the winter blues is always to share some laughs with a friend. Remind your girlfriend of good times and friendship with this card from Offensive & Delightful — sure to cheer her up!

Friday Finds: Staff Favorites

Gratefulness has a way of ushering in joy. By recognizing each others gifts, we bring light to what is good and what is filling us up – what we lack seems to grow hazy in the background.

There is always an occasion for thankfulness. Whether it’s for small deeds that often go unnoticed or giant deeds so large that no thank you note could possibly hold enough words, sending a note to recognize someone’s contribution into your life, however small or seemingly insignificant, brings joy to both the sender and the recipient. There is fulfillment that springs up as we focus on the gifts that others bring to our lives. Also pride for the receiver, as they recognize that what they do for you matters. The investment, sacrifice, or simply the act of noticing or being with you mattered in your life. That, my friend, is powerful. So send a thank you not – especially now in the spirit of Thanksgiving, and all year long!

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Susan: Whimsy & Wild
Nobody said a postcard can’t be personal. This Thank You note is all about brevity and conciseness. Great for our male shoppers.

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Kerianne: Gwyneth Paige
Clean and simple. Beautiful. That’s what I look for in a Thank You card. I love that this card is blank on the inside because it allows me to fill it with my own thoughts of gratitude…even though they may not be as clever as some of the humor we carry, I always go for the simple thank you card. 

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Tarah: Rifle
These are my favorite right now because they are small, beautiful, and the postcard form reminds me to send thank you’s more often, not just for the birthday gifts or large gestures of kindness. I love sending a card for simple things like a friend who is just awesome, for a phone call, or a coffee. Since they are so pretty I’ll look for more reasons to get these babies in the mail. Oh, and for frugal friends, postcard stamps are cheaper!

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Love the colors and mixing of patterns on these abstract Thank You cards. I enjoy cards that are fun to look at. It’s something I would want to put where I can see after reading vs. putting away in a box or tossing the next day.

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I know, lame, I picked one of our own designs here, but if I’m not making my favorite shit then I’m not making the right stuff, eh? I just love this lettering, love the clean black, white and grey – it’s my fave!