Merry & Bright

Paperie Lane wishes you the happiest of holidays! Merry and Bright

What's your holiday tradition?

Whether you know it or not, all family and friends have one. For me, my besties and I've been doing a Secret Santa exchange since 2002. No matter where we are, overseas or in a different state, we've never missed a Christmas. Thanks to our wonderful technology, Annie and I even did the exchange via webcam while we were living in Taipei. Then the official gifts were hand-delivered when they flew in to celebrate NYE (dedicated much?)

Like any other year, we had brunch at the very cozy A.O.C. for our exchange and right next to us was a table that sat nine old men.  They leaned over to wish us well and told us that they've been having lunch since 1964! Isn't that amazing? 50+ years of friendship and tradition. That is definitely something to live up to.

Christmas wrapping Secret SantaHave a safe and wonderful Christmas!

Christmas via Instagram

Since I've been so behind on my holiday crafts, I haven't had any time to get some good HQ shots of the holiday cards I've made.  I'll be better, I promise. Luckily there's instagram. Follow me @PaperieLane!

Paperie Lane InstaChristmasDid you send out your holiday cards yet?

 

I love you more...

No... I love you TONS. I love you handmade card

It's been pretty hectic around here so it's been hard to stay creatively motivated.  I have so much to think about and possibly life altering decisions to make.

The big question is: Should I leave my cozy job and travel for the summer? Then start over when I come back?

YOLO right?

What would you do?

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Materials Stamp: Unity Stamp Co. 'Love you tons' Hearts: Lifestyle Crafts 'Mini Takeout Box' Die Ink color: dark gray

 

Gift Guide: What to Give The Crafter

Shh.. today's my birthday but I'm refusing to turn one year older. I've decided I reached my age cap... yesterday. But this does not mean I will refuse gifts.  I wouldn't want to deprive anyone the joy of giving. Crafters use up a lot of materials and for the most part, they cannot be reused (unless they wish to break apart a previous project).  It's never a bad idea to give the crafter patterned paper, washi tape, or ribbons.  We can never have too much of those. Gifts for crafters

Bespoke Letterpress Notbook, Fringe SissorsBurlap Drawstring BagsFreckled Fawn Washi TapeTwineYellow Owl Workshop Love You Stamp SetMartha Stewart Ribbon MixBespoke Double Sided Gift Wrap

Holiday Gift Tags

Happy December!   It was cold and rainy all weekend in LA. I predict a very chilly winter ahead of us so I'll be sending you lots of warm thoughts throughout this holiday season. I am now in full holiday mode so stay tuned for holiday cards, gift guides, delicious recipes, wrapping ideas and more! holiday gift tags

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Christmas gift tag

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