Decorating & Design
November 17, 2009
With the holidays fast approaching, it’s never too early to get organized. Friends and family always give me the gears as I jump to get Christmas organized in our household. That is, wrapping paper figured out — which colours, which ribbon — lists of gifts sorted, holiday baking and decorating, as well as our Christmas card. My mother started these crazy traditions and I’m happy to keep them alive.
I found some fun stuff to ease the holiday nuttiness. With certain items like custom monogrammed pieces, be sure to note deadlines for shipping if you want to receive items before the holiday crunch. I guarantee that a gift or card with personalized flair will be certain to impress.
Great little gift sacs from Ginger’s/Elte. I’m gonna buy a ton of these. $4 each.
Who doesn’t love cashmere? And with the added option of a monogram — what a perfect gift. J. Crew cashmere V-neck cardigan sweater.
A great Canadian company called Suetables sells fab custom jewelry pieces online. I have a necklace that my husband gave me with his name and the names of my 2 kids — it’s a treasured piece I love.
Great little tin candle stocking stuffers from Elte. $12 each.
What a fun gift to give — I’d go for crisp white monogrammed hand towels, perfect in a powder room. Restoration Hardware Monogram Turkish Towels.
I love sending Christmas cards — real cards, the ones sent through regular post. The Vera Wang design above, from William Arthur, is lovely — even more fun when you add a personalized message inside.
Personalized note cards available through Etsy are handy to have on hand for thank you notes during the holidays.
A do-it-yourself stamp from Canadian company She She Impressions is another smart way to personalize gifts or paper products.
1. Morgan Michener
2. Cashmere V-neck cardigan from J. Crew
3. Suetables Kathryn Gold Dipped Charms
4. Suetables Linton Charm Necklace
5. Morgan Michener
6. Monogram Turkish Towels from Restoration Hardware
7. Vera Wang stationery from William Arthur
9. Morgan Michener
10. Alphabet Hooks from Anthropologie