When Not Just Any Old Stocking Will Do

When Not Just Any Old Stocking Will Do

Considering I grew up with a gorgeous handmade felt stocking given to me by my godmother, it’s not in me to settle for some $18.99 mass-produced one for my own kids. And so I’ve searched high and low to find the perfect Christmas stockings this year....
Christmas Tea

Christmas Tea

Every time I click over to Tiny Prints for a little virtual window shopping for Holiday Cards, I’ve found myself drawn to the same kinds of designs–they’ve got a slight Asian flair, and incorporate more unusual motifs than holly, like birds and...
Meta Ornament

Meta Ornament

I have this thing about choosing holiday cards – if there’s any chance that mine ends up shoved to the back of the mantle behind the 8 million other cards, I’d just as well not send one.   The Ornament card from Sprinkles Invitations is a very clever...
You Say Draidel, I Say Dreidel…

You Say Draidel, I Say Dreidel…

Calling all Hanukkah revelers: You have 3 weeks–that’s 21 days–left until the first night of the Festival of Lights. Man, we got a little ripped off with the limited shopping time this year, didn’t we. If you’ve been looking for some...
Christmas Cards For a Song

Christmas Cards For a Song

We’re always on the lookout for something a little special and different in the way of holiday cards. I mean, anyone can hit the local Hallmark for a box set–if you don’t mind your generic card blending in with all the other generic cards on your...
A bag to bring those Kit Kats home to mommy

A bag to bring those Kit Kats home to mommy

I really ought to be too ashamed to admit this transgression, but for the past five years, my daughter has collected trick-or-treat candy in a plastic shopping bag. I mean, um…we’ve been environmentally conscious and reused existing materials. This year,...
It’s Just a Fantasy (Whoa Oh Oh Oh)

It’s Just a Fantasy (Whoa Oh Oh Oh)

Halloween is going to be here before you know it wouldn’t you know, I still don’t have costumes figured out yet. If you’re looking for a little PVC-free inspiration, one of our favorite shops, Quiet Hours Toys, has a dandy little dress-up department....
Crawfish Roasting on an Open Fire

Crawfish Roasting on an Open Fire

I know there are plenty of Christmas CDs out there these days, but frankly I’m afraid to play half of them for my daughter, for fear that I’ll be stuck listening to them every single day for the rest of the year. But Putumayo’s New Orleans Christmas?...
Another Chanukah Miracle

Another Chanukah Miracle

Chanukah-celebrating moms are busy enough picking out eight presents each for the kids, that the last thing they have time to do is weed through the paltry selection of decent cards out there. Most of them look as if they were slapped together in two seconds by...

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