I love how Lorae gives us all the things we want and reminds us of what we need: easy ways to give back this holiday season, tangible reminders of the places we love, breaks from reality one belly laugh at a time. This holiday season—and always—I am grateful to have her friendship in my life. And, of course, her amazing finds. Thanks, Lorae, for a wonderful (and funny!) Company Memo.
Commemorate: Paper Cut City
I am always looking for unique gifts for people to commemorate a moment in time, and this company definitely fits the bill. Welcome Paper Cut City. The concept emerged from their love of travel and architecture, and wanting to document the cities they fell in love with. They started an Etsy shop with their unique paper cut outs and helped people share many of their favorite moments or places. I noticed their list of cities is still growing (sorry Charlottesville and Chapel Hill) but they have all the usual big city suspects to choose from. Wouldn’t this be a sweet way to brighten someone’s wall this Christmas?
Cool Mom Picks is one of my favorites sites to stay up on what’s hip in parenting. This week they introduced me to a wonderful way to give back this holiday season through an organization called Daymaker. Daymaker started as a pilot platform sponsored by some instrumental non-profits to help foster holiday giving, and three years later this once-pilot program has morphed into a community that provides year-round giving from donors in 50 states to non profit partners all over the country to children in your community. Non-profits work with Daymaker to highlight the needs and wishes of at risk families and children to find the magic through our giving. Through Daymaker’s website site you can sponsor a child’s gift this holiday season. Your can search by state, city, gender, interest, age or family size. Not to sound lazy, but this is a win-win way of giving: you don’t have to go run another errand, or wrap another gift—you can sit down with your kids and read the profiles of the children, choose your gift, purchase it, and Daymaker will make sure that your gift gets to your child in need. ONLY issue, in order to make sure that your gift is received your must place your order by December 15th! Um, today. Do not fear, if you miss the Christmas deadline you can also use this site year round to sponsor a birthday gift, back to school or times of natural disasters.
Gift of Time: Mon Amie Watches
Babe Fashion Fix: GAP Outfit Box
Watch: Home Alone: The Mom Version