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Thanksgiving is upon us! It’s a day filled with prepping, dining and resting. But most of all, it’s a chance to pause and give thanks for all things, big and small, that fill our hearts with gratitude. Here are our top ten “Joyful Signs” of this season of thanks. How about you –– what are your favorite “joyful signs” of Thanksgiving?

1.  Abundance – The full tables, homes and bellies of Thanksgiving serve as a reminder that at all times of life, we have so much to be thankful for.

2.  Family Gatherings – It makes the trek “over the river and through the woods” worthwhile!

3.  Homemade Treats – Whether pumpkin, pecan or mincemeat, it’s always a good idea to save a little room for a little pie and some coffee.

4.  Gratitude – It’s the perfect time to share what’s in our hearts.

5.  The Fixings – At Thanksgiving, the sides can really make the meal. I can’t resist some classic mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and of course, the turkey stuffing.

6.  The Parade – Cozying up on the couch to catch the magical floats, marching bands and giant balloons go by is a tradition that never fails to scatter a little joy.

7.  Leftovers – Thanksgiving is the meal that keeps giving! There are countless ways to fix up leftovers, keeping the feast going long after Thanksgiving Day has ended!   

8.  A Welcoming Table – Creative place settings and festive decorations help to set the scene for lots of sharing and celebrating.

9.  Wishes – Short end of the stick or not, it’s always fun to do some wishful thinking!

10.  Fun and Games – Lighthearted scrimmages often ensue when family and friends are gathered. Whether you toss around the football or play your favorite board game, Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to laugh, play and make new memories.

Photo Credits

EtsyAlanna LipsonBetter Homes and GardensAnna KurzaevaBob & Carlene DeutscherMartha StewartFlickr

 

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Greetings-

On behalf of Kathy Davis and our entire company, we would like to cordially invite you to the Joy Market, a holiday craft bazaar, that features the work of our talented designers.

Get a head start on your holiday shopping both at the Joy Market and in our new retail store adjacent to the Scatter Joy Gallery.

Find unique, hand made gifts that will make anyone on your shopping list feel special .

We are looking forward to celebrating the season with you!

 

Enjoy Nature’s Beauty

Kathy was recognized for her generous donation to the National Guild for Community Arts Education at the Guild’s annual conference in Chicago last week.

After being introduced to an audience of over 300 members by Associate Director, Ken Cole, Kathy extended remarks of appreciation and praise to the Guild and its members for all of their efforts to support arts education.

Kathy Davis Studios and partner American Greetings Corporation have chosen the National Guild for Community Arts Education as the recipient of royalties from a line of greeting cards developed to support the arts. This joint donation strengthens each organization’s ability to “Scatter Joy through Art”— Kathy Davis’s mission — by supporting National Guild programs and services that make arts learning opportunities more accessible in communities across the country.

One of Kathy’s future goals is to create an art center in the Horsham community. As a result, the three-year relationship between KDS and the National Guild has taken on even more special meaning, and she looks forward to continuing their relationship and furthering their shared goals.

Greetings-

On behalf of Kathy Davis and our entire company, we would like to cordially invite you to the Joy Market, a holiday craft bazaar, that features the work of our talented designers.

Get a head start on your holiday shopping both at the Joy Market and in our new retail store adjacent to the Scatter Joy Gallery.

Find unique, hand made gifts that will make anyone on your shopping list feel special .

We are looking forward to celebrating the season with you!

 

Open your heart, your mind, your eyes

to a new way of seeing,

of feeling, of knowing.

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During this month of Thanksgiving where abundance and gratitude set the tone, my focus is on food!  After all, there is an art to food preparation and entertaining. I encourage all of you to eat healthy, shop locally, and remember to put some creativity into your cooking and onto your table. Food as Art! Don’t you love it!?

Wishing each of you a spirit of abundance, a heart full of gratitude…and a tummy full of food! Sharing your abundance with others in need can only serve to enrich your joy!Happy Thanksgiving!


Books: Eat Your Art Out: Playful Breakfasts by Ida SkivenesWe’ve all learned at some point in our lives to not play with our food. Norwegian artist Ida Skivenes begs to differ. Better known as @IdaFrosk on Instagram, Ida creates healthy, colorful breakfasts for inspiration and enjoyment of food. Her book Eat Your Art Out: Playful Breakfasts is now available on Amazon. She hopes to engage people in eating healthy fun food while exercising their creative side.

Food Art: Julie’s Kitchen: Food Collages
Julie’s Kitchen is an ongoing project where food and photography fall in love. Julie Lee started her collages on Instagram as a way to showcase seasonal and local offerings from neighborhood farmers markets in Los Angeles. It has now evolved into the study of plant design, exploration of color theory, and pure, unadulterated food-love. Check out her food collages online. You can also follow her on Instagram as @julieskitchen.Recipe: Apple TartletsNo dessert celebrates the autumn harvest more than classic apple pie. Try this tartlet variation from Sweet Paul’s Fall 2013 issue for a more decadent dessert.

Kids Art: Food Art
 Tori Spelling’s blog, ediTORIal, has featured some Instagram photos that showcase incredibly creative kid-friendly art. They’re impressive, but also easy to recreate with what’s in your kitchen. Check out their post for a fun and simple way kids can not only play with their food, but also get excited about their meals. To increase the fun factor, we are also carrying these great placemats in our Kathy Davis Gallery from Paper Kitchen. They feature an array of disguises for kids to color, punch out and wear to make mealtime even more fun!

Product: KDS Tableware
With the holidays right around the corner, food festivities are bound to happen! Whether you may be hosting a holiday meal or bringing a dish to a party, we’ve got a few ways to add some color to your tableware. Now being sold in our Kathy Davis Gallery and Kohls.com are our 2 collections of tableware, Happiness and Hearts & Flowers! From place settings to condiment sets, platters and bowls, you’ll find something to make the table a little more festive!

Charity: Manna on Main StreetAs the holidays creep up on us, we become all too aware that many people go without food—not only during the holiday season, but throughout the year as well. With this month’s focus on food, we are featuring a local organization, Manna on Main Street. Manna is a food pantry, soup kitchen and emergency financial aid provider that serves the North Penn region of PA. Relying on their core of volunteers and largely supported through the generosity of community members, local businesses and service groups, Manna is always in need of donations and volunteers.

Check out ways that you can donate or volunteer with Manna this season—or if you live outside of our area, look for your local food pantry or soup kitchen to help out in your community!