I hope you’re having a very merry Christmas!
I’ve been a long time partner and fan of Garnet Hill, and I’m so excited to share the details of their latest promotion with you. Now through December 24, you can show your holiday spirit by sharing a photo of a beautifully wrapped gift and Garnet Hill will donate $10 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for a total donation of up to $15,000. Take part by uploading your photo to Garnet Hill’s website or posting on Instagram with the tag #StJudeShareAGift. And, as a special thank you for helping them reach their goal, you’ll be entered to win one of their luxurious cashmere wraps! (You may remember that I featured one of their cashmere wraps earlier this year. It would make the best last-minute Christmas gift for someone special on your shopping list! I especially love mine for traveling. If you order by the end of the day on Dec. 20, you’ll only need to pony up another $9.95 for two-day shipping to have it in time.)
This post is in collaboration with Garnet Hill. You’ll see what’s inside the box on Wednesday!
I’m the worst at getting holiday cards out on time. I always try to have them postmarked before Dec. 25, but after years of failing miserably, I’ve resigned myself to sending New Year’s cards or, like one year, Valentine’s greetings. And you know what? They’re even more well received than the standard-issue Christmas card! No one expects an off-season greeting, which makes your card even more special. That said, I was still grateful when Minted reached out to me to see if I’d like to collaborate on this year’s holiday card. It was the kick in the rear I needed to start the project earlier than usual.
…and then I procrastinated.
Well, that’s not completely accurate. I had my parents take a photo of us over Thanksgiving for our holiday card, which I ended up hating, and then I spent entirely too much time criticizing all of the photos we’ve taken together over the year. Before I knew it, Christmas was right around the corner and I finally placed an order for my holiday greetings on Dec. 10. I chose the rush shipping and opted to go without a proof of my design to expedite my purchase. They arrived just a few days later on Dec. 14. Phew!
So, rest assured that if you still haven’t taken care of your holiday greetings, you don’t need to settle for generic store-bought cards. You can look like you had your act together with personalized ones. Just hustle to get them done today by 6:30 p.m. Pacific Time and use code SHIPNOW for free express shipping. You’ll have plenty of time to get them addressed and postmarked before the holidays. Or, just follow my lead and go with New Year’s cards to give yourself some breathing room and use code WINTER16 to save 15% on your order! And if you choose the same design I did, you can not-so-humble brag about your adventures from 2016! 😉
For those of you who celebrate Christmas, I hope you have a very merry day!
[dropcap custom_class=”normal”]W[/dropcap]ith Thanksgiving tomorrow, you might be preoccupied with the culinary version of dressing, but we all know that what we wear for the holidays has as much impact as what we put on the table. Drawing inspiration from his latest collection “Refinery,” beloved jewelry designer Gerard Yosca shares a few tips for your most refined, stylish holiday season yet! (I know you’re going to be busy for the next few weeks–aren’t we all?!–but be sure to check back next week for a refined holiday giveaway!)