And this one … Slice of Deliciousness
And … she also designs gift tags!
You can read more about Kate and her work on her blog.
For the doodler in your home (I'm getting three of these) this frame features 80 blank pages of pristine white paper, begging to be personalized. I LOVE it! Doodlebook Frame from Umbra.com
Once you've master the frame, graduate to the wall! To fully appreciate this idea, you'll need to click on the link and then on the "room view" …
Kids (and moms) can draw on the walls with this cool Frames Wallpaper. I'm so excited about this gift. I'm going to cover one wall in our playroom and invite creative expression while enjoying another way to display snaphots in our home!
Book lovers would all agree that the best paper gift is a book! Here are two that I think would make great gifts this year.
I know, strange title — but it grabs your attention, right? Amidst the growing collection of positive psychology and self-help, this little "self-hinder" book really stands out. It is just 4" x 6" and would make a perfect stocking stuff for a teenager or anyone else who struggles with a "glass half empty" outlook, even in fleeting moments. It is written in reverse psychology and the messages are very effective. Each page features a bit of advice followed by a short explanation and a couple of quotes. Topics include things like Don't Smile, Avoid Adventure and Think About Yourself.
I'll share two such topics …
Put Yourself Down. Miserable people put themselves down. If you extend a hand to them, they return a backhand. If you pay them a compliment, they give you a refund! They have a "no, I'm not" for every "yes, you are." It's exhausting to be around them. Every time they put themselves down, you try to lift them up, and the weight becomes too much to bear! Their attitude is not humility, it's humiliating. Happy people know their shortcomings, but they don't sell themselves short. They believe their souls are precious, and when the world weighs them down, they let God lift them up.
Hold On To Grudges. Okay, everyone out there who needs to be forgiven for something, raise your hand. Hmmm, it appears the voting is unanimous. But if you want to be miserable, don't ever forgive others. Hold on to a grudge. Grudges sour your mood and ruin your day. Days turn into months and months into years. Carrying a grudge for all that time wastes a lot of energy that oculd be used for living life to the fullest. You don't hold on to happiness unless you let go of grudges, so to be miserable, don't bury the hatchet. Be mad at everyone and everything, and soon enough the grudges will bury you.
I don't have this book yet, but I've ordered it (for Trey) because
Allison Tyler-Jones told me she saw the 10-year old author interviewed.
Perhaps you saw the interview too? Anyway … It looks like a winner to
me and just might encourage my "funny boy" to do some writing of his own.
And that my friends is pretty much it … I have few more BONUS ideas coming your way, but I will sign off on the 12 Days for 2008 and wish you a wonderful season of giving.
Give Time. Give Love. Give YOU.