Printable Christmas Gift Tags

xmastagstrimmed 'Tis the season, I come bearing gifts today: free printable Christmas gift tags! I really enjoy giving gifts and I also really enjoy wrapping them. I could get lost for hours in the aisles of wrapping paper, ribbon, and tags. I know that's considered the "throw away" part of a gift but I think the way you present a gift can mean just as much as what's inside. And it's fun. No offense to people like my husband who would probably wrap everything in a garbage bag if I let him. So help yourself to the gift tags and go get those presents wrapped! One week to go, people! (Oh, and you can also check out gift tags from previous years on the Freebies page!)

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Printable Back to School Name Labels!

Sticker Name Labels - katherinelenius.comIt's back to school time! Hooray! (insert waving Kermit the Frog arms). My kids went back to school yesterday, which is a little early for this area. I know some of you have been back in school for awhile now and some are still waiting but today's printable is for all of you! And psst . . . they're not just for kids. Grown-ups can use them too. Every year I make sticker name labels for my kids so they can label all the stuff they have for school. This type of labeling is more of the decorative variety as opposed to the absolutely necessary labeling, which is the black Sharpie on the water bottle or the mittens. HOW MANY WATER BOTTLES AND MITTENS CAN YOU LOSE? I don't understand it. This year there are two versions, one a little more "girlish," one a little more "boyish" (because I have both) but they are pretty interchangeable. They're designed to print on letter size (8.5x11 inch) paper or sticker paper. Simply cut them out after printing to use them as labels. If you open the pdf file in Adobe Reader you'll see a form field on each label so you can type in the name you want to print. Otherwise you can just write them on there old school (with that handy black Sharpie you already have out).

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I hope you enjoy the labels and have a great back to school! You can check out previous back to school sticker labels on the Freebies page!

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Happy New Year! 2015 Calendars available

2015teatowelwallhangingHappy New Year everyone! I'm finally getting back to a "normal" routine now that the kids have gone back to school, then stayed home from school because of frighteningly low windchills, and then went back to school again. Sigh. Now I'm back in my freezing cold basement working on new projects and new work. Today I'm sharing CALENDARS with you! Perhaps the reason I'm having such a hard time getting back to productivity is that I don't even have a calendar for 2015 yet! Sure, I have an online calendar, but I usually have real calendars all over the place and I don't have a single one yet. Ironically, I have a few calendars to share with you! At least someone can get a start on the new year! Tea Towel Calendar

I put some of my 2015 tea towel calendars in my shop last month and they sold out much faster than I expected! So I ordered some more and they are now back in my Etsy shop. I have a small number of both designs, A Vintage Year and Knockin' on 2015, available and when they're gone, they're gone. You'll still be able to order them in my Spoonflower shop, but they won't be in my Etsy shop again. This year I have to make sure I keep one for myself!

*Side note: if you're looking for a way to hang your tea towel because you've decided you don't want to use it to mop up spilled Cheerios (but hey, there's nothing wrong with that!), I decided to hang mine using the method Muffin Grayson describes on her blog. Muffin's calendar design was also in the Spoonflower contest top ten and I love her display idea. Check out her tutorial if you'd like to do the same.

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You can also find my 2015 desk calendar, A Year of Flowers, in my Etsy shop. These have become the most popular item in my shop, both as a "favorited" item and purchased item. I'm so glad that people seem to like it! I have around 10 left at this point and again, once they're gone they're gone.

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Finally I've put together a printable A Vintage Year Mini Calendar that is also available as a digital download in my Etsy shop. You'll recognize the designs from my "A Vintage Year" tea towel calendar. This time you can print your own 3.5" x 4.5" calendar at home. It's a perfect little calendar for your refrigerator, desk, or bulletin board. I hope you enjoy it!2015MiniCalendarC

Like most people, the new year always brings that "fresh start" vibe to my life, a blank page, and I have lots of plans for 2015. Thanks for joining me on my journey and I hope you have a wonderful new year!