Archive for February, 2009

Swishing down the Slopes

Friday, February 27th, 2009

In upstate New York, where I grew up, skiing was as much a part of life as… snow.  Skiing is what you did to get you through the long months of winter.   I started when I was just over 2 years and continued until I went to college in the midwest.  It was darn cold and I have to say, I didn’t always love it.   Our stomping ground was a little place that had great slopes and a nice deck for grilling burgers.

Here’s a place near Whiteface Mountain, Lake Placid (remember the Olympics were there back in 1980). This is the Mirror Lake Inn and Spa. You could enjoy this place all year round.whiteface-mountain

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Here’s our gatefold note with skiers on it which is great for writing notes in front of the fire while you thaw out your toes.  See,  I haven’t forgotten the reality of it all. These are also great for invitations for a rehearsal dinner, birthday party or reunion. 

How about having your wedding on the slopes?  Winter Skiing Wedding Couple Figurine

Check out this cake topper.  Can’t you just hear the bride whispering, “Honey, don’t  you think the photographer has enough pictures?  Please put me down so I can go get warm.”

Happy Birthday Lilly

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

It’s one of the perks of having a stationery company named after you.  You can ask for special things for your own party invitations.  Lilly wanted to have her dolls sitting at a little table.  One doll would look just like her with blonde hair and a pink dress.  The other doll would look just like her friend, Emma.  Emma has brown hair and loves yellow as much as Lilly adores pink.  And so the Dolls at Table came to life for Lilly’s 9th birthday.

 inv_dollsattable_text1Today, Lilly turned twelve.  So much has changed since she turned nine.  But not the friendship with Emma.  They still shared special birthday wishes today. 

Happy Birthday my sweet Lilly.

When our Feathered Friends need us most

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

February is when our little, feathered friends need us most.  Don’t forget to keep an eye on your feeder.  Birds remember your feeder, they come back to it, and depend on you for their food while their seeds are beneath the snow and ice.  birdhouse2If you don’t have a feeder, get one easily online and reward yourself when you look out your office window. If I were ordering, I like this birdhouse, pretty to look at all year. Birdwatching is exploding as a sport.  My favorite are the hummingbirds that flitter around my yard all year long. Did you know they flap their wings 55 times a second!

Our birdhouse is more simple and fun to use even during the winter months.  Just like all our designs, you can get it on all 15 of our products.enc_birdhouse_text 

Birdhouse shown here on our gift enclosure card.

February…. Brrrrrrrrr

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

 
corr_snowman_textJust because I can’t pat together a snowball, roll it through the yard to make three BIG snowballs, plop them on top of one another and add coal for eyes,  a carrot for a nose, stones for a smile and a soft blue scarf, doesn’t mean I don’t know how.  And just because it’s too warm here to make a snowman, doesn’t mean I’m warm.  It was 47 degrees when I woke up this morning.  It’s only 64 degrees now, which is cold for southern California.  So technically, I can’t make a snowman, but I still like to use the snowman design to write notes and remind myself of those snowy days.  I can make a snowman here though, thanks to Ben and Jerry’s.  This should keep you busy for hours. Did you know… the largest snowman was constructed in February 1999 in Maine. Even more interesting though is that it took him until June 10th to melt.  I like that someone is keeping track of these big snowmen.