Love in the New Year
The night I met my husband, I went home and told my roommate I had met the man I was going to marry. Nearly sixteen years later, we can say with gusto we are happily married. And while I wasn’t always “lucky in love” I certainly had luck on my side that fateful night.But as you may know, marriage is not always bunnies and unicorns. Our schedules have become fuller and time passes too fast. There are days where the extent of our communication is what’s for dinner?, or a peck on the cheek as I’m running out the door. Therefore, it is my resolution this year to be more connected … not only to my husband, but to my family, my friends, and even to my customers. I aim to be present; to soak up the moment; to put my phone down and bring my eyes up; to slow down and appreciate all that we have.
My commitment to this resolution so far has been in baby steps – turning off my phone; putting down what I’m doing to truly listen; looking people in the eyes; giving more hugs. And how perfect is it that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! In love, or not, this holiday was made for connection. To connect, physically, emotionally, in person, on Skype, on paper – Valentine’s day was designed for this!
So, excuse me, I need to start writing my love letter now … to remind my husband, but more importantly, myself, just how lucky we are.
with Taylor Valliant, owner
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Did he pop the question over the holidays. Or, did she get down on one knee on New Year’s Eve?If so, now is the time to set up a consultation with Noteworthy to discuss your save the dates, wedding invites and day-of paper goodies.
Some of the companies with whom we work are running special promotions right now, so it’s a great time to stop in. We pride ourselves in carrying options for every design style and budget. So come sit down with us and tell us your vision for your perfect day! We will work with you one-on-one to explore the possibilities for your wedding paper suite.
Store Spotlight: Wee Gallery
We can’t tell you how excited we are to be carrying items from the husband and wife design team at Wee Gallery. (They should be arriving any day, We’ll keep you posted!) Surya and Dave Pinto (along with input from their son and daughter) produce a line of art cards, activity books, blankets and more designed to appeal to children, from newborns to older girls and boys.
As they say on their website, their inspiration came from learning that “newborns can only see 12 to 15 inches away and they are most taken with their parent’s faces and black and white geometric figures. Experimenting with the latter idea, Wee Gallery was born.” The black and white hand-drawn animals in their cards and coloring activity books stimulate creativity in children of all ages!
Get Crafty: Fortune Cookie Valentines
We found the best idea for homemade valentines ever over at Allison Kreft designs! She has a fantastic tutorial on how to create these adorable fortune cookies out of paper, complete with love note “fortunes” inside. As she points out in her blog post, this project is perfect for more than just Valentine’s Day. The paper cookies would be lovely as favors at bridal showers, weddings or baby showers as well. We recommend taking a look at her tutorial yourself, then stopping by Noteworthy* to purchase your supplies!
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