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capability mom does not send cards this year - alert the media!Nope, it’s not – I guess I still can but I decided not to send them this year. No, I am not a Grinch or Scrooge or in any way not infused with the holiday spirit. I just got way behind and something had to give. It was the cards. Except I will have to send them to my aunts who call my parents if they don’t get a card (it happened one year – don’t make me re-live it). So I am sort of sending cards but maybe 10 instead of 100.

I ran into a friend at the post office (she was mailing cards, I was sending packages) and I convinced her to sit and have a coffee with me. She is a super talented artist so she has a great eye. She got her cards from and reported that their customer service was incredible and she has a great eye and she was thrilled with the way the cards came out. So go ahead – order up. I will be the one glue-sticking photos into cards to send to my aunts.

Day 3 – Pretty and Personalized Papers

goldfish stationery from Paper Source - capability mom
Paper Source Kid's Stationery


Luckily I live fairly close to two Paper Source Stores which are only mildly addicting…grin. I can spend a lot of time in one of their stores. Often my ideas for crafting exceed my skill level (low) but I am trying to keep a handle on that and just buy the pre-made things. All of the papers (stationery, wrapping and note cards) are gorgeous, vibrant and whimsical. I usually use plain card for holiday cards with a photo glued on – I have seen (from uber-crafty friends) gorgeous homemade cards – using ribbon, stamps and more.  Also, it is one of my default places to shop for little stocking stuffers (I also like Urban Outfitters) and a sweet local store in Newton, Just Next Door where I always come up with something special – it is one of those stores that truly does have something for everyone on your gift list. If you are not lucky enough to have a local treasure like this, to the internet!

There are even more fun designs here (Pragmatic Mom told me about this great site) at Pixie Chicago. These terrific paper designs are from the family-kids section:

capability mom finds great paper gifts here at

capability mom finds paper = pretty and personaiized at pixie chicago

and my favorite flower – hydrangea – on these cards:

hydrangea paper from capability mom

You can also see their collection on – have you shopped Etsy? Talk about a treasure trove of handmade gifts! This personalized stationery fits the bill for teachers, friends, baby gifts (one of my favorite gifts when my daughter was born was a set of personalized stationery – her own thank you notes!). Check out Pragmatic Mom for her great ideas for personalized gifts.

Happy shopping and stay tuned for more shopping tips!

Mon, Dec 13:  Father-in-Law/Dad and Mother-in-Law/Mom

Tue, Dec 14:  Tutors/Teachers

Wed, Dec 15:  High Tech/Low Tech

Thu, Dec 16:  Hostess/Doing Good and Getting Something

Fri, Dec 17:  Sanitation Engineers, Mail Carriers, Hairdresser, Delivery People, Babysitter, Cleaning People, Dog Walker/Dog Trainer

Sat, Dec 18:  Husband, Me (Our Own Wacko List)

Sun, Dec 19:  Dog/Cat

Mon, Dec 20:  Quick Gifts from Whole Foods versus Gourmet Food Store

Tue, Dec 21:  ’Cause I Am So Together,  Last Minute Home Made Gifts

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