Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Paper Galore

It's no joke that I have a thing for paper. If I'm helping host a party, I'll always offer to design invites or address envelopes, because stationery, pens, calligraphy, and postage stamps are my jam. If I am embarking on a new project or starting a new class, you can bet I'm going to snatch up a new notebook or two. And Christmas cards? You bet I send them, with an old-fashioned letter included, nonetheless.

I thought it would be fun to re-cap some of my favorite paper products of 2013 and talk about my paper-goal for this new year.

nesting baby shower - Invite by Paper Clever

A vintage airplane baby shower - Invite by Kate's Printables

My book baby shower - Invite by Tiny Prints

Zianne's birth announcements - Minted

Our Christmas Card - Design by Blossom and Vine

New Year's Eve Fiesta Invites - c/o Tiny Prints

So now you get it... I love paper! But while it's exciting to send out cute paper products for parties and holidays, it's also fun to give {and receive} handwritten notes from time to time - for no other reason than to love and encourage someone else. Every year I have had a goal to write more notes of encouragement to others, but most years I've failed to do so. One year I made it all the way until May, writing two handwritten cards per month, and then I totally flopped the rest of the year. I want 2014 to be the year I complete my goal - at least one note every single month. It seriously takes no more than ten minutes to write a short card that could uplift a friend when they need it most. Micah put some really cute stationery in my stocking to get my started on my goal, and I'm eyeing a few other fun cards to keep me motivated for the rest of the year {See them here... 1 // 2 // 3}. Maybe I will surpass my one-card-a-month goal with paper products as cute as these!

1 comment:

Bek said...

These are SO pretty!
My flatmate and I were just joking about how we have to cover our eyes and walk past the stationary sections in stores, because we could go overboard so quickly! :)