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The Big Egg Hunt is ON!

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

INV_bluebutterfly_textSpring is here! Flowers will be blooming! Butterflies will soon follow!

Have you heard about the Big Egg Hunt in NYC? Fabergé is sponsoring the hunt that will benefit both NYC school children through Studio in a School and international conservation efforts with Elephant Family, an organization aimed at protecting the endangered Asian elephant and its habitat. The highest bid for a particular egg, when writing this blog, is $11,000. This benefit is sure to be a success, even if you don’t tally in the fun.

The egg hunt started April 1st and you’ll have until the 25th to find all 250 eggs around the five boroughs. The really neat thing about this egg hunt is that there are apps to download so you can search for the eggs using your smartphone. Genius. This ensures kids and adults stay engaged in the game.

They did this same7 hunt last year in London and it was such a success, they brought it to NYC.

Check out some of the photos of these eggs; they are incredible. I haven’t seen more than a dozen, but this one to the left is my favorite so far.

So if you live in NYC or even close, I think this is worth a visit to the big city.

We are getting ready for spring here at Letters from Lilly and think that our butterfly design is great for graduation parties, birthdays, engagement parties or any other spring gathering for that matter. See all our designs at Letters from Lilly.

Lavender Weddings and Things to Come

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

The lavender flower is a symbol of Purity, Silence, and Luck. I understand associating the purity and luck part with the coming together of two people through a wedding, but silence? Let’s just say that’s keeping quiet during the church service, that way the symbolism will work with my posting.

After yesterday, with my social media temper tantrum, I decided I needed to get back to basics. For me it means my products and designs and putting pretty things together for all of you. So I put together this inspiration board.inspirationboardbridalbouquet Each picture speaks to purity, silence and luck, especially those pearls! I love the pearls and the shoes. The dress is also beautiful to me, but I don’t have an occasion to wear it. I didn’t have the guts to wear a dress like that for my wedding.

I hope you are each inspired now and will end your week with lots of luck.

My day picked up when new art passed my desk and I am thrilled with what is coming!

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Image Sources:

Wedding dress /Stationery; Letters from Lilly / Bike / Lavender field / Wedding cake / Shoes / Cupcakes / Pearls / Gift

Tea for Two or Just You

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

inv_teapot_textThe chill of January is upon us all. Even those of us out west are feeling the drop in temperature and the days can’t get longer fast enough. The fires are burning and the tea is brewing.

Years ago, I came across the neatest teapot gift that I’d like to share with you. Blooming teas are made and sold by a little company in Georgia, Rariteas. You just have to see it to believe how beautiful these teas can be. The blossoms open when the steaming water is poured over them, into the glass teapot that comes with your teabags.

I think it’s the perfect gift for someone to show how much you care and give them a little treat to enjoy with a friend or just by themselves.

The Letters from Lilly teapot design comes with flowers too. Even though our flowers are painted and not real, like those from Rariteas, you can still send it to bring friends together.

Two Bags are Recycling Answer

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

gf_twobagsOld habits die hard, don’t they? It took me about two years to lick the babag1g habit, but I can honestly say that it’s been over a year now since I took a bag from the grocery store or any other store where I’ve made a purchase.

I went through the time of getting into the store and thinking ‘MY BAGS!’ I tried putting them in the front seat of my car so I would see them daily, hoping I’d remember to use them. Sometimes I did, other times I didn’t. Sometimes my punishment for forgetting was carrying an armload of items out to the car, without a bag (looking and feeling like an idiot). But over time, I’ve come to the point where I grab my bags like I grab my keys from my ignition. I have successfully squashed the bad habit and you should too.

With all the fun reusable bags out there, there are plenty of choices and the whole thing about e-coli in them… I don’t buy it. If you do, get washable ones and just toss them through your laundry every once in a while. The sturdier bags also mean no grocery items slipping around in the back like they do when they fall out of plastic, single use bags.

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I found some really fun bags online that are bright and cheery and will make remembering your bags easy. If you like these bags, just click on the picture and it will take you to the site or you can check around your local stores.  Plenty of local retailers offer them and then you don’t pay shipping AND you support your local commerce.

Our Two Bag design is great for everyday letter writing this spring and summer. Send someone a note, just because, and make them smile.

19 billion (19,000,000,000) single-use plastic bags are used annually in the state of California.

Five Dresses

Monday, July 27th, 2009

I love dresses. note_fivedresses_text

I like casual dresses, fancy dresses, and inbetween dresses. There is just something about getting a new dress, but then there is something about pulling out one of the fabulous, favorite dresses already hanging in your closet that makes you feel… just right.

Summer is the time for dresses. A pretty dress, a sweater over your arm or shoulders, just incase the temperature drops, and a pair of cute sandals.  Off you go!

Ladies have been turning to dresses to fancy their style for hundreds of years.  There is a beautifully put together book about the history of dresses.

The Party Dress, Alexandra Black, 0847829618

Book: The Party Dress

In pages peppered with whimsical quotes and interesting historical facts about the pleasures of dressing up, Alexandra Black traces the rise of the party dress complete with the best examples of gowns by top designers such as Carolina Hererra, Giorgio Armani, Lanvin, Balenciaga, and Zac Posen photographed by world-renowned photographers.Rizzoli. From flappers newly liberated by jazz, swinging beaded hems and Chanel’s well-bred sophisticated “little black dress” to today’s red-carpet splendors, women have transformed themselves for parties. This beautifully illustrated retrospective captures the effervescence of the party dress.Every major designer has catered to the well-heeled woman’s desire and ability to wear the most flattering frock at the most public occasions, whether for summer afternoon parties, cocktails, or formal balls. Even Coco Chanel, renowned for her comfortable daywear, saw festive party fashion as something quite separate, not to be constrained by matters of practicality.
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So the Five Dresses design that Letters from Lilly offers, shows just that; five dresses. One is cuter than the next. The design is available on all our stationery products.  Above, you see the dresses on our fold over note and gatefold note. Both are great for thank you notes to those summer cocktail parties by the pool or at the beach. There is the polka dot, the floral print, the pink, the blue and the green with lavender (Letters from Lilly colors, but who noticed) making five dresses in all. Wear a dress tomorrow ladies, put a swing in your step!

This is Knot to Miss

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

There are all kinds of occasions coming up where you could be getting together with the gals for showers; wedding or baby, luncheons for birthdays or upcoming retirements.  Any reason you are celebrating could be introduced to your guests with our orange bow stationery lfl_ann_orangebow1pieces.  The great thing is, it is young and vibrant without being over the top.

Speaking of over the top, because I love that too, look at this fabulous bag to go from spring to summer to fall to winter and all around again.

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 I like it because it has sturdy handles, it’s thin and comfortable to carry and fits more than what you need for the day. These two items are sure to put a spring in your step for spring.