Round Up: Valentines.

Valentine’s Day is two weeks from today and I’ve held off on this Round Up because new valentines keep popping up every day! So without further ado – or babble – here are my favorite valentines of 2008. (I tend to lean more towards the quirky/funny side with these cards because that’s just where my personality falls in regards to this holiday.)

16 Sparrows Valentine Cards
Together, we make a pretty badass robot.
Take those damn pants off!!

Aran Made letterpress Valentine’s Day cards
i’m trying…
i really like your pheromones
run away with me…

Bella Muse Valentine’s Day cards
I want to have text with you.
Happy Valentine’s Day you saucy little tart.

Ella Studio Valentine Expressions Cards
I Fucking Love You.
Fucking Be Mine.

Earmark Invitations Let’s Fork

Orange Beautiful’s LOVE cards

Pressa Russa’s letterpress V14 cards and envelopes

Melissa Kate’s Olive You linocut card set

Tina Seamonster’s Zombie Plague Gocco Valentines Day Card

Turtle Papers’ Giraffes in Love note card set


Round Up: Holiday GIft Tags.

Besides the actual buying of gifts my favorite part of getting prepared for the holidays isn’t wrapping paper or bows. It’s not even the cards in the mail. It’s gift tags. I can’t get enough of them and this year is no exception. Here’s a round up of my favorites from around the web-o-sphere this season.

Happy Holidays tags from Pictures of Lily

Holiday Gocco gift tags by things are better with a parrot

Partridge gift tags by Sycamore Street Press

Graphic number gift tags by Sugarcube Design

Joy tags from Jane Says


Round Up: Christmas Cards.

I’m pumped because even though we’ve been in the throws of an ice storm for more than 24 hours my holiday cards are sitting the mailbox awaiting pick-up. Woohoo! There were so many beautiful designs out this season that I wanted to share some of my favorites.


Round Up: Advent Calendars.

Advent calendars are about to be brought out tomorrow for the Official Countdown to commence. Growing up I had one every single year. It was always different, but always hung on the same closet door, gradually being raised higher and higher up each year as I grew. Coming downstairs to head off to school in the mornings was always made a little better during the holidays because of its presence.

My advent calendars were only ever the kind where you popped open a door to reveal some piece of the bigger picture, but these days there’s so much more out there. Some are up for grabs, some are projects in themselves, one is even a 12 Days of Christmas Countdown. But all are some of my favorites that I’ve come across this season.

Advent in a Box

Advent Calendar Box

Perpetual Advent Calendar

Greeting Card Advent Calendar

Paper Advent Box

12 Days of Christmas Countdown Calendar


Gravy Boat Parade.

I have absolutely no use for a gravy boat and yet I desperately want one. I’ve never served gravy with anything in my life. Any sauce I use goes on before the presentation. And I have way too much in my kitchen cabinets as it is. I spotted these three recently. (Maybe it’s the word “boat” that makes them so fun…)

Gordon Ramsey for Royal Douilton


Round Up: 2008 Calendars.

SuzyJack 2008 Deluxe Wall Calendar

Jumping Point 2008 Calendar by Michael Domberger

Pentagram 2008 Typography Calendar

2008 Botanical Desk Calendar by Little Tree Press

2008 Calendar template by Little Hut

2008 Limited Edition Letterpress Calendar by Albertine Press

2008 Calendar by Erin Ruth

Bodoni Typographic 2008 Calendar by Retro Garden

2008 Gocco Printed Desk Calendar by Ebony Paws

2008 Floral Calendar by GallardoWorks

Modern Art Everyday 2008 Desk Calendar

2008 Letterpress Calendar by Pearl Papers

2008 SampsonMay Calendars via Happy Cavalier

2008 Calendar by Debi van Zyl

2008 Silkscreened Calendar no. 2 by estasketch

2008 Calendar illustrated by Flora & Fauna

2008 Calendar by Just Another Day

2008 Happify Calendar

2008 Letterpress Calendar by green chair press

2008 Desk Calendar by Cecily Ink

Linda & Harriett 2008

Good on Paper 2008 Calendar

Happy Days Calendar by pikku

2008 Calendar by port2port