Today, while I was wandering the stores, fighting through crowds and browsing through meaningless gifts, I became frustrated with the holiday tradition of gift giving. Don't get me wrong. I LOVE to give gifts, I just don't love to buy gifts for the mere sake of buying them. I don't want to give the people I love a candle or a gift set of bubble bath. I want to give them something that fits at least one these criteria:
- It's functional. I want them to be able to wear it or cook with it, or somehow use it their daily lives.
- I want it to be personal. I want my friends and family to know that I picked up something especially for them, based on their personality and interests.
- I want it to be special. Not something I bought in bulk and handed out to everyone I know.
And that's why, when Laura Kelly asked me to do a post about her stationery line at Expressionary, I agreed. I mean personalized stationery? Does that not fit everyone of my awesome gift criteria? It's functional products like notecards, notepads, and address labels. Who can't use those? It's definitely personal. Not only can I put my loved ones' names on the products, I can even personalize Laura's "Peeps" to look like them, and that's pretty special.
And you are special too, so I get to offer you a discount on the stationery. Go to www.expressionery.com/laurakelly and personalize away.Then use the promo code of PEEPS for a 30% discount (it's good site wide so check out all the different lines!). The deadline for ordering for Christmas is December 19th, but be sure to check their shipping information to ensure you get it in time, ok? I hope this might help you with your Christmas shopping. Although it is a sponsored post, please know that I have the stationery from Expressionery and it's high quality. I wouldn't recommend it if it wasn't.