I have always been the kind of person that held a keen interest in paper goods. I loved the art of penpals, snail mail, and receiving or creating invitations. I always attributed this to having an artistic nature and wanting to explore and express myself in different mediums. I am definitely one of those people who keeps cards, letters, etc as momentos.
Basic Invite is a great website for those who like to customize and dabble with design, in particular those who may not have graphic design experience or want to have a bit of control over how their paper goods look. They have a wide variety of selections ranging from stationary, invites, business cards, and stickers for any occasion! I love scrolling through their instagram feed to see how others have created really gorgeous designs for their own events & business.
What I appreciate is that you can create anything you want, don’t want to create an invitation? you can create stationary to write your own thoughts or practice calligraphy – if you want to feature your own photography on a card, that’s also possible too.
It is that time of year y’all, winter is coming and so are the holidays! Winter holds a special place in my heart. It yokes back to warm mugs of marshmallow filled hot cocoa, the shorter days gently nudging you to spend as much time in the daylight but once the skies dim you can always count on twinkling lights to guide the way (I can’t help but romanticize the seasons!)
I’ve come to realize that winter is a season of coming together. it harkens you to go inward and find warmth from the chill and reconnect with kin & company. As lovely as that does sound, it’s not always the smoothest sailing during the holidays. Some of us get stressed, some have too much on their plates, everyone has their own story during this time of the year so I hope yall remember to take deep breaths and focus on yourself first.
Here I have curated four gift guides that feature products that are either sustainable, handmade by artisans, and are wellness staples. There is guide for a cozy night in, the wildflower spirit, the conscious hostess (or yourself!), and self-care lounge. I wanted to select pieces that serve a purpose and function. Supporting local + handmade craft is a passion of mine and I enjoy observing the personality of the maker shine through their creations. Comfort + repose also come to mind when the weather drops. Of course everything in this guide is plant-based & vegan