‘Tis The Season

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81 articles in category ‘Tis The Season

Those who give themselves selflessly, putting their lives on the line as they leave their families far away —  all so we can enjoy life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness (not to mention gorgeous stationery) really deserve more than a day. Perhaps a day every month, or even an …

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You never really know what an election day holds, especially when you live in a swing state like Ohio, as I do. Last year, my county — Cuyahoga — held up the results of the entire presidential election (sorry about that!), and this year my community — Beachwood — is …

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Since I am on a La Familia Green kick, and since Hanukkah starts on Thanksgiving — ensuring eight days of confusion and chaos, at least at Casa Schwartz — I couldn’t not share this Hanukah design as well. La Familia Green does not confine itself solely to human members; this …

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Watching TV commercials, you would think that Christmas was immanent — as in, a few weeks away — but since that is definitely not the case, I’ve decided to first acknowledge that most elusive card-sending occasion, Thanksgiving. While the Thanksgiving card numbers are bigger than one might guess (15 million, …

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Happy Halloween! No one does holidays quite like Anna Griffin, who seamlessly (and apparently effortlessly) blends retro, upscale and humorous design elements into one tasteful and irresistible whole. Anna’s invitations are the Chanel suits of stationery — and she has delved into so many product categories beyond that. These days …

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If you’re planning on getting Halloween cards and haven’t done so yet, now is certainly the time. And appropriately enough, paper-cutting artist extraordinaire Nancy Michalak is having a sale of 5 cards for $20. Nancy’s designs reproduce her orginal papercut collage made using the scherenschnitte technique, a nearly lost art form, which you …

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“eeBoo is a boutique toy manufacturer that specializes in useful, beautiful and well-made educational games and gifts,” reads the “about” page on its site, and while that is definitely accurate, the line is so much more. It’s run by Mia Galison, whose ingenious business formula consists of commissioning artwork from …

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I love that small card companies are trying this holiday out for size. A. Favorite Design  is the cleverly named brainchild of Amber Favorite, yet another 10 Designers to Watch veteran, this time in 2012. She described her fetching and always fun letterpressed line to me then as “classic Americana with a …

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In case you haven’t heard, Falloween is not just a new holiday season, it’s going on now. According to the Urban Dictionary, Falloween is  “the combination of autumn and Halloween decorations. After October 31st, Thanksgiving items replace the Halloween items.” And, judging by the exquisitely letterpressed Sugarcube Press offering I’ve kicked this post …

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