On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: three French hens, two shopping guides, and a really cute holiday card.
That’s the way the song goes, right? If not, let’s just pretend.
Now, I know Christmas isn’t about the presents, but I have a confession to make. I love giving (and receiving) presents. Shopping for, wrapping, and giving gifts is actually one of my hobbies. I genuinely enjoy it.
This year I had the opportunity to put together two fabulous gift guides for my friends at Better Homes and Gardens and for the creative minds at Uncommon Goods. Putting a shopping guide together is an especially fun thing to do! It’s like being able to shop without actually having to spend money. Too bad I don’t get all of my selections delivered to my door!
My BHG shopping guide was inspired by the color red. Because, when I think of the holidays, red is the color that comes to mind.. From the jolly man’s suit to cranberry sauce and a famous reindeer’s nose, red signifies a season of cheer and pure merriment. Inspired by this color, I chose this fantastic collection to help you decorate, bake, and celebrate this festive season.
On the other hand, my guide for Uncommon Goods was inspired by my inner entertainer. I love a good party. From the food and drinks to the special memories with family and friends, nothing beats a fun night at home. This collection is all about keeping the “entertain” in entertaining. These unique accessories are sure to add a touch of whimsy to your home and leave your guests smiling all evening long.
And last but not least, my Christmas card. If you follow Broadway+Thresher’s Blog, you probably already know this, but my dear friend Rachel of Funnelcloud has me swooning again! Rachel has created one of the most memorable and unique cards I have ever seen – “Octopus and Candy Canes.”
I know many of you Christmas-tradition lovers might not be fans of this, but I am head-over-tenticals in love. Lots of people send cards with a tree, Santa, or a few reindeer – very few folks send holiday greetings with an octopus. I love these cards so much that I have already placed my order.
What do you love more, giving or receiving?
What do your holiday cards look like this year?
And remember, there is a giveaway everyday!
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