Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It's Not Too Late

Although none of our vendors have officially had their cut-off dates for ordering Holiday Cards - many are getting close.  Most of my customers are VERY organized (unlike myself) and order their Holiday Cards at the end of October through the beginning of November.  Don't feel bad if you still have not selected your holiday card (or even the photo for that matter).  We can always create something in the store for you to your specifications.  You can select your ink colors, your fonts and your card stock.
We'd love to help you!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Start The New Year Right!

Start 2011 off right with a desk calendar from Dabney Lee.
Each month is a different pattern,
that is also printed on the back of the calendar.
You get to select your name or monogram style
and then they change the color each month to match the pattern.
They also come with an acrylic stand.
These are $24 each so they are great teacher gifts,
co-worker gifts or gifts for students.
These patterns would actually make me
look forward to the next month.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

1 Day to Turkey Day!

I think this Vineyard Vines turkey tie would be very appropriate for the occasion of the Martha Stewart Turkey above
(It's still available here in the store -
someone could be wearing this tomorrow). 
There will be no ties worn at my Thanksgiving in Bandera.
But it will still be lovely I'm sure
(you can't beat sides that were just picked out of the garden)!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Best Holiday Card Photo

One of my favorite customers (and friends) came in the store today to select her Christmas card.  This is the photo for her Christmas card - isn't it the best!  What a happy picture.  
I can't wait to see the finished product.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Holiday Cut-Off

The holiday cut-off dates have started to come my way...
If anyone wants any Talley-Ho cosmetic bags for Christmas,
November 29th is the last day you can order and have them arrive before December 25th.  

As a reminder -
we'll actually be closed for the Thanksgiving weekend.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Advent Calendars

Almost time to start your Advent Calendars!
I think the one that we have in the store is precious.
(Sorry about my lack of photography skills -
it has a sort of glossy finish that obviously reflected my flash).
It is $8 and has a silver ribbon so you can hang it up.  
It even comes with a large red envelope so you can send one to the little people in your life that would really enjoy it.  
I feel like Advent calendars are not always easy to find.
(Perhaps that is because I only shop at
Central Market and Hayden Avery.)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Man Gifts

Because I think that men are difficult to shop for -
I thought I would do a post with potential gift ideas for men.
I love monogrammed barware and I think most men would think it was pretty great to receive beer mugs or pilsners with their monogram.  I think these pilsner glasses are great, but the company also makes wine glasses, martini glasses, high ball glasses, beer mugs, traditional beer glasses and pitchers. 

The men in my family typically buy whatever they want, whenever they want.  So, when the holidays or special occastions roll around I never know what to get them.  Last year I got my dad and brother a Polar Bear Cooler.  These are insulated bags that you can put hot or cold things in and are very easy to carry around.  The come in 4 different sizes: the 6-pack, 12-pack, 24-pack and 48-pack.  The colors they come in are navy, red, black, white and camo.  These are great and very practical too. 

Then in the true Hayden Avery spirit - there is always stationery!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Crane & Co. Holiday Gift Giving Event

Crane & Co. is running a fun stationery special for the holidays.  You can get 50 personalized white or ecru folded notes or flat cards with ink color of your choice and matching envelope liners for $99.  If you would prefer a larger quantity the price for 100 is $160.  It ends up being a savings of about $66 - which is nice!  This would make a great gift for someone or if you are in the market for some stationery, now is the time to get some. This special is offered now through December 15th. 

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Gifts are Arriving

You can tell that the Holiday shopping season is upon us when the UPS man (hey James!) pulls up to the store.  Our stack of boxes is growing by the day!  These are a few things that arrived from Fontaine Maury this week.  The water bottles have all sorts of designs to select from.  Obviously, they have some kid friendly designs as well as a more mature look. 

These personalized dry erase boards were ordered as teacher gifts.
So fun and attractive! 
I think they are great gifts for busy moms too.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Letterpressed Coasters

I needed one of these yesterday afternoon
(the actual cocktail as opposed to the letterpress coasters).
I do love these coasters though and think they are super fun. 
I also have a pack that spells out "THANKYOU". 
I think these are great hostess gifts!
Or just a nice little sussy for yourself...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Wish

I wish I were here, instead of dealing with computer issues.
In the midst of trying to get my customers Holiday cards going -
I am having weird computer issues. 
Not what I deal with well...
Natalie is on the phone with someone (in India) trying to sort things out.  I am trying to keep my cool since I've been dealing with these issues since last Friday. 
Ah, technology...
The beach would be a much better option to me right now.