I cannot believe it’s October and I opted to write a holidayÂ post. What has come over me? I’ll tell you what – Minted has come through once again this year with a beautiful selection of amusing, traditional, and whimsical holiday cards.
grand new year
vintage library card
sign of peace
sparkle and shine
My order arrived last week andÂ I am thrilled (once again) with the design and paper quality of these cards. The cards are also very customizable – flat, folded, booklet, photos, curved edges, gold foil, etc.Â There’s no reasonÂ not to order holiday cardsÂ now.
This Sunday is Father’s Day. Does this mean that you’ll be spoiling your dad with a craftyÂ tie greeting card orÂ golf accessories? I’ve given my dad a variety of gifts over the years, some of which I rounded up in this post (just in case you’re looking for a last-minute gift idea). I’ve been a student forever, so naturally myÂ Dad has a collection of university t-shirts, sweatshirts, and mugs from a variety of Ontario universities. It’sÂ been a really convenient gift to buy since IÂ could shop in between classes. Luckily, dad loves them (or pretends to) and wears them all the time.
LaurierÂ Western Queen’s
My dad seems to like anything that has theÂ letter “B”Â on it (to match his first name, of course).Â Because of this,Â I’ve given him loads of “B” presents like the ones below (though not necessarily in white – my dad likes colour).
Another go-to gift idea for the B-man is wine. Red. Any brand, price point, and country of origin will do.
13th Street Red PaletteÂ Alfredo RocaÂ Chateau Bel Air Albert BichotÂ AlionÂ Les Terrasses
A final successfulÂ go-to gift for my dad has been anything and everything related to the BBQ.
BBQ grilling tray
BBQ tool set
I know my dad is reading this post, so I can’t reveal what he’s going to get this year. Hint – it’s something from the list above! Why ruin a good thing, right?
Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Father’s Day to those who celebrate!
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Do you have any plans? Have you created a Valentine’s Day wish list? I think the traditional gifts of chocolates Â and flowers are just perfect. Beyond these things, gifts from the heart (or with hearts!) are irresistible now or at any time of the year, so you can scoop up goodies like the ones below and gift them to your loved ones (or yourself) throughout the year.
Left to Right, Top to Bottom: mug $9.05, print $14, earrings $40, pillowcases $29.99, bowl $98, pillow $20, print $17.68, sunglasses $155, print $17.68
I’ve prepared my 2nd Christmas carol remix for you this Monday morning…ready?
How lovely are your branches!
greenÂ whiteÂ will always grow
Through summer sun and winter snow.
How lovely are your branches!
And if you’re still shopping for Christmas gifts, head on over to Design Maze where I’ve posted a black & white gift guide.
I haven’t posted anything about nutcrackers since 2010 even though these men are some of my favourite Christmas decorations. Â They can be placed on the mantle in a group, hung on the Christmas tree, or serve as colouring entertainment for the little ones in your family. They’re multi-purpose and they look great too.
nutcracker, $6.59, Crate & Barrel
wood nutcracker, Lowe’s
nutcracker with glitter, $15, Amazon
nutcracker, $38.24, Linens n Things
nutcracker colouring page
Thanks for tuning in for another week of white goodness. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!