Hello, I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe holiday weekend. For those in Dorian’s path, I so hope you are safe and on higher ground. Things can be replaced but those we love cannot. I think we all know that you cannot mess around with mother nature. My prayer is that it will change course and venture far out into the sea and stay away from the coastline, especially after seeing the devastation that is starting to come out in the Bahamas. Please don’t throw something at the computer screen because I am talking Christmas……please! I was one who didn’t even think about the holidays until early December but now that I am “in the biz” all that has changed, I think about it all year long lol. Every holiday and every spring for 2 years now I come out with a collection of gift wrap and ornaments (for holiday). This part of the business, the creative process is what really drives me, I am always thinking about what I love, what I wish I would see more of and that generally is a driving force in designing whatever it is that I am working on. I absolutely am in love with these papers and ornaments…..I cannot wait to start decorating and wrapping!! Sound crazy? Perhaps, but these ideas I have had in my head for many many months prior to them going into production so to see them happening is a true thrill. I am so excited to share with you the new papers and ornaments. Many of our best selling ornaments are coming back but we have new ones to add to the collection and they are I have a feeling going to be top sellers. I would love to know what you think about the collection and for your time I am offering one lucky winner 4 rolls of holiday gift wrap (current collection) and a set of 2 ginger jar gift toppers! This will give someone a head start as we head towards the holiday season. OK onward to show you the goodies, best part about this entire post- *****Please note the papers are not yet available for sale(this is just a sneak peek), almost all ornaments are in stock except the new Staffordshire dogs and nutcrackers. We wil hold a first presale on ALL items shown in about 2-3 weeks**** ______________________________________ Introducing the new holiday papers for 2019! Say hello to the blue/green papers- And a how do you do to the red/blue papers- Now our best selling Staffordshire dog ornaments will come in 5 fabulous colorways! Here are a few storyboards I made showing how the ornaments coordinate with the papers- The red/green storyboard (there is still a red nutcracker that we did not get pictures of yet)- And some of the fabulous ornaments! And hot off the presses look what just came in yesterday! A small first shipment of our newest and greatest!! (only missing one is the red/blue/green nutcracker). So exciting! ________________________________ I cannot lie this has me very excited for the holiday season, and I will be doing a photo shoot with a decorated tree in the next month or so, which of course I will share with you because you know I am not great at keeping a secret:) All holiday items will be available for a first presale within a few weeks and then another later in October so stay tuned! OK your turn to chime in, which is your favorite? Here are the details for the giveaway- GIVEAWAY- One lucky reader will win 4 rolls of current holiday gift wrap and a pair of our darling 3″ ginger jar gift toppers. How to enter? Simply leave a comment here on this post telling my what you love most and I will announce a winner on Sunday morning! Thanks for stopping by, wishing everyone a fabulous day. Until next time…..