Colorful Christmas accessories to complete your 2014 holidays

Are you ready for the holiday season? Whether you’re looking for special Christmas decoration, things to go with your gifts or the ever so popular planners for next year, check out this list I put together for the 2014 holiday season:

 

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1. Christmas tree Ornaments by SkyGoodies

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Downloadable Christmas tree paper ornaments

These ready-to-print “minimal and elegant geometric DIY paper Christmas ornaments are the perfect holiday decoration!”

The set includes templates of 10 ornaments in red, green and black & white. Since this is a download, you can print as many as you like and mix and match them. Enjoy crafting together! You can find the downloads over here.

 

 

2. “Rudolf the Reindeer” Christmas Card Set by anomis

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Pack-of-6 Christmas card sets that can be used as greeting cards or gift tags.

This Christmas card set is all about triangles and plaid. If you look closely, you’ll find Rudolf the reindeer within the design. You get 6 cards with varied pattern-sizes and 6 red envelopes. Choose the larger size, if you want greeting cards or the smaller size to use as gift tags. Head over here to get the Christmas cards.

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3.Eager Beaver planner by anomis

Any New Year’s resolutions yet? Me neither. Why not work on some goals, instead.

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With this eager beaver calendar and planner you’ll set long term and short term goals and figure out how to stick to them.

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The eager beaver planner/calendar is filled with 12 motivational quotes for each month to keep you inspired. Since it’s also a workbook, it will guide you step by step to get you closer to your goal each month. Watch as the eager beaver progresses each month by putting one branch in front of the other until he reaches the other side in the end. And if the beaver can do it, so can you. Find the planner here.
 
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4. Double Sided Wrapping Paper by EvaenAnne

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Double-sided wrapping paper set with colorful surface patterns.

I’m a big fan of EvaenAnne and their double sided wrapping papers. This mixed pack comes in 3 sheets and 6 colorful designs for a happy wrapping experience and of course unwrapping experience! Get it here.

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5. Personalized gift tags by PrintSmitten

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Customizable chalkboard-style gift tag set

These toned-down, yet personalized gift tags make every present even more unique. You can choose either your name or initials to appear on the tags. The set includes 8 tags, you can get it here.

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Over to you

What are your favorite holiday accessories in 2014? Can you recommend other must-haves for the holidays? Post them below.

Simona Cellar is the founder of anomis. A designer who focuses on the element of surprise in her designs. Come on a journey of discovery and find the hidden beauty all around you. Join the mailing list here and get inspiring articles.

Guest post: “Live Sweet Photography”

A few weeks ago I was able to do a guest blog post for the lovely Live Sweet Photography. Lindsey, the portrait photographer, loves capturing the little special moments in life just as much as I like to create them with my surface patterns.

You can read the post right here

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Send your Valentine’s greetings online

Send your Valentine’s greetings conveniently online via Petite Poste. I have created a couple of designs for Valentine’s day. Check it out here.

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“Petite Poste is a gallery of unique postcards, created by artists from around the world. They feature photography, art and illustration, and can be written and sent online, by postmail or else despatched blank to you by post.”

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anomis at “Heiliger Bimbam” in Zürich

Hey Zurich friends! I will be at the X-Mas fair “Heiliger Bimbam”. This SATURDAY, 21. December 2013 from 13.00 – 21.00 at the MAAG EVENT HALL. Come and visit!

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My favorite Christmas accessories for 2013

A list of my favorite Christmas goodies for 2013:

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I just love all the colorful decorative things you can find around Christmas time: Ornaments, wrapping paper, gift tags, mini Christmas trees. These are my favorites:

1. Christmas tree Ornaments by wearebreadandjam

“Add a hint of nostalgia to your Christmas with these cheery slot together Christmas Decorations. Make Christmas your own, by cutting and slotting these brightly patterned Christmas decorations together.”

2. Double Sided Christmas Wrapping Paper by EvaenAnne

Three sheets of watermelon-red and racing-green colored wrapping paper (48 x 70 cm)

3. Christmas Gift Tags Funny Mixed Set of 8 by LittleBillieBluebird

“In a nod to retro badges and styling, these non-traditional Christmas gift tags should have your gift recipients smiling. Made from quality recycled card stock and measuring 5x10cm (1.97×3.94″), each gift tag has been individually printed.”

4. Cardboard Christmas Tree by FabParlor

These two trees are laser cut from plain brown cardboard and are great for painting, glitter, rhinestones or your own ornaments.

5. Vintage Christmas Tree Art Print by DictionArt

“A vintage dictionary art print of a classic Christmas tree, printed on vintage dictionary paper. A perfect piece of Christmas decor for the holiday season!”

Do you have any other favorites? Post them in the comments.

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X-Mas cards featured on the Card & gift blog

My new X-Mas cards have been featured in the Christmas cards “Terrific Trees” round up on the lovely card & gift blog.

“From Eco-friendly wonders to luxury cards, today’s Christmas card pick are a ‘top ten’ of greetings cards decorated with fabulous Christmas trees and a few other festive treats.”

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You can find all my Christmas cards here.

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New Christmas card collection

It’s that time of the year again – Christmas! If you like a little variety, this Christmas card collection is just the right thing for you.

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This collection is a combination of triangles, plaid and Rudolf, the red nose reindeer. Since I’ve always loved everything about the forest, I chose Rudolf to represent Christmas. You can find all Christmas cards here.

Because each one of you has different preferences of buying your holiday cards, I’ve set up a variety of options:

1. Single cards

If you prefer single cards, choose from the following three designs (Click on image to jump to offer):

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2. Variety pack of 3 cards or pack of 6

If you’d like to have one (or two) of each design, then the pack of 3 (or 6) cards is for you (click on image to jump to offer):

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3. Pack of 6

If you’d like to have the same design, then choose the pack of 6 cards (click on image to jump to offer):

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Write & send anomis-postcards online

Great news, anomis is now available via Petite Poste.

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“Petite Poste is a gallery of unique postcards, created by artists from around the world. They feature photography, art and illustration, and can be written and sent online, by postmail or else despatched blank to you by post.”

If you’re looking for a convenient, quick – but unique and personal – way to say “Hi”, then this is for you.

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My favorite calendars for 2014

A list of my favorite calendars for 2014:

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I’ve always been a big fan of calendars. It’s such a practical thing and can be used in so many ways. 2013 is almost over, so I wanted to share my favorite calendars for 2014 with you.

1. Daily planner by Toodles Noodles 

This planner has it all: It features a yearly planning calendars, monthly calendars, and weekly organisational pages. Each month has it’s own unique illustrations.

2. Perpetual Calendar by PeraPress 

Track important dates with this bright and cheerful perpetual calendar. Cute illustrations of birds are displayed on each month.

3. Wall Calendar by CrispinFinn 

This wall calendar is an embossed 2 color screenprint and measures measures 99.7cm x 70cm. I just love the simplicity and poppy colors. This will look great in my living room!

4. Desk Calendar by doublebuttons 

If you’re in the US, this little desk calendar could soon be yours. The calendar with a self-standing jewel case features a colorful and fun illustration for each month of the year.

5. Weekly Planner by dozi 

This 12-month 2014 weekly planner has a spread for each week from January to December. It also includes a 2014 year at a glance, a 2014 overview, monthly planner pages, and 18 lined pages for notes at the back.

Do you have any other favorites? Post them in the comments.

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New Motivational Calendar

Any New Year’s resolutions yet? Me neither. But maybe we can work on some goals together.

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I’ve created the eager beaver calendar last year. I actually started a 3-day design challenge two years ago. Over the Christmas holidays I challenge myself to create a calendar within 3 days. I wanted a creative challenge, where I would create content quickly.

I’m a big fan of quotes, because when I have a bad day, these usually help me through the day. So I wanted to somehow include the idea of quotes. And since the new year is always attached to resolutions (that are usually not achieved), I wanted to find a way for people to stay inspired through the year and give them little hints to work on their goals.

Since I have a dog and practically live in the forest, it’s a big source of inspiration for me. I was researching animals that plan and achieve. And so I found the beaver! The beaver always has a goal – build a dam. And step by step he collects tree branches, carries it to the water, until he has accomplished his goal.

The eager beaver calendar is filled with 12 motivational quotes for each month to keep you inspired. Since it’s also a workbook, it will guide you step by step to get you closer to your goal each month. Watch as the eager beaver progresses each month by putting one branch in front of the other until he reaches the other side in the end. And if the beaver can do it, so can you.

You can get more infos and details on the beaver calendar on my etsy site.

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