Archive for December 2011 | Monthly archive page

Mom,Ever since I was a child,I’ve always known how lucky I was to have such a great Mom…and, now that I’m older, and a wee bit wiser,I’ve come to treasure you as a wonderful friend too!

Check out the final Card of the Week for December!

Happy Holidays!

We had a blast at our holiday party this year. Check out a few of our favorite photos.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Check out the latest Card of the Week!

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A time of joyA prayer for peaceThe gift of hopeAnd a heart full of loveWith every wish for a Happy Holiday

There are some great Kathy Davis Christmas and Holiday e-cards available through American Greetings.

Click on the image above to check them out. You can even share them with your friends on Facebook. Cool!

Leave a note in the comment section below telling us what your favorite Kathy Davis product is. Just one thing, it must be a product we carry in our online store. By sharing your favorite item you will be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to use in our online store as well as the item you shared as your favorite.

To gain extra entries “Like” us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or join our mailing list, then leave a comment on our blog saying you did so. A winner will be chosen at random on 12/16, so the more entries you have the better your chances will be to win. Good luck!

Check out what Kathy Davis Studios’ Melissa Schulz had to say about her favorite item below.

Hi there – Melissa Schulz here, Executive Director – Licensing, ’tis the season for our favorite things! One of my favorite items from the Kathy Davis Store is the votive candle. It is very beautifully designed – each side has unique images/messages. My two favorite votives are the “Dream” and “Anemones” designs. “Dream” is scented with an ocean breeze fragrance – very soft and subtle, like the hues of blue found in the design. “Anemones” is scented with a combination of jasmine and freesia – a very clean and fresh floral scent that pairs nicely with the floral design. At $11, the votive is priced and sized perfectly for a hostess gift or just to have on hand for those last minute gift giving occasions.

Check out the latest Card of the Week!

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Christmas is…friendlier, happier, kinder people,sharing a greater measure of generosityand good will…

Christmas is…the spirit of hope,the spirit of joy,and the gift of unconditional love.

Christmas is…the best time of all to remember special people like you!

May all that is Christmas fill your heart with gladness and your New Year with incredible joy!

Over the past month we have been posting an American Greetings Card of the Week hand picked by Kathy to share with all of you. The theme for November was Thanksgiving. The time has come to pick your favorite Card of the Week for November.

The card that gets the most votes will become the November Card of the Month! The best part is that just by voting you will be automatically entered to win a selection of Kathy Davis cards.

May the best Thanksgiving card win! Thanks for voting!

Simply click the Comments link below and vote for the card of your choice (A, B, C, or D) and you could win!!! Voting will run until December 9th. If you need a closer look at the cards just click any of the cards below and it will take you to our Flickr gallery.

Enjoy Kathy’s favorite holiday memory below and share your favorite holiday memory in the comment section underneath this post. By sharing your memory you will be entered to win a Kathy Davis art print of your choice and a $25 gift certificate to our online store! We will be accepting entries from December 6th – December 9th.

As we approach the holiday season, so many wonderful memories come to mind, but a favorite of mine is the “cutting of the greens.” My dad loved the outdoors, and while he hated cutting flowers out of the garden, he did seem to enjoy trimming our evergreen trees and bringing the fresh cut branches into our home so we could deck our halls the week before Christmas. The greens filed our home with such an intoxicating fragrance, and it was then that Christmas became real for me. I have such fond memories of helping him with this project.

Today, I am lucky to have my own yard full of evergreens and holly which I love to bring into our home, carrying out this treasured tradition…and even though my dad is no longer with us, I feel like he is smiling down as my daughter accompanies me with our ceremonial cutting of the greens (…now if only I could get her to help me with my Christmas card envelopes!)

Check out the first Card of the Week for December. The theme for all of December is Season’s Greetings. Let us know what you think of this card. Would you send it to your Hubby?

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To my Husband at ChristmasI love so many things about the life we share…the way you keep my hands warm in the winter chill…your thoughtful little surprises that let me know you care…

those rare, but precious times we take just for the two of us…the wonderful memories we’ve made and the fun yet to come.

Thank you, honey,for all the joys you share with me.I love being married to you, and never more than at Christmas!

One of the comments I hear most often is, “You have designers working for you? What do they do? I thought YOU were the artist”.

While I serve as the Creative Visionary for my company, and still create most of the original art and copy for my brand, the designers here at KDS have become an invaluable piece to the whole puzzle. Without their amazing talents, I would never be able to deliver the 1000+ greeting cards we design every year, plus all of the fabric collections and licensed products for the gift and home industries. Also, in addition to the Kathy Davis brand, we develop original art for our Studio and Portfolio brands as well as many other creative projects.

One of the ways the designers get involved with the Kathy Davis brand is by innovating layouts for product development using the content I provide when I develop new collections.

Recently, I asked three of our newest designers, Laura, Ashley and Valerie, to each create some calendar layouts based on the art, patterns and writing that I developed for one of my newest collections – Fantasy Garden, Meadow’s Song or Awakenings.

Their designs delighted me so much that we decided to print and package them in CD cases as small desktop calendars for 2012! I’m having trouble deciding which one to use on my own desk…

Here are some of my favorite pages!

Editor’s note: You can find these desktop calendars in the Kathy Davis Online Store.They are great gifts with an affordable price tag!