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We love any opportunity to get together with family and friends. And there’s no need to stress over a complicated menu. Throwing a soup party or building regular soup days into your calendar are a wonderfully low-key option for savoring the joy of getting together without all of the fuss.

Here are a few tips for making the most of this casual celebration:

1. Have guests serve themselves from the pot of soup in the kitchen. This keeps things informal and helps limit the mess of dishing soup out at the table.

2. Spice things up with toppings like Greek yogurt, pepitas, shredded cheese, scallions, pesto and croutons.

3. For an even heartier meal, pair with bread. A multigrain loaf, baguette or sourdough boule are great options.

4. For a sweet finish, consider fresh fruit or a few of your favorite chocolate bars to pass around the table.

We all have dreams! But for some reason, many of us find ourselves procrastinating instead of passionately pursuing them. Sometimes, we find ourselves stuck at the “commit and pursue” point. Here are a few simple tips to help you follow through:

1) Talk about your dream! Somehow when we verbalize a goal or idea to another person we know will be supportive, it becomes more real…and we feel energized.

2) Break it down into baby steps, and make a to-do list. You’ll find even the most mundane task involves multiple steps. (For instance, if you need to create a resume, first you need to gather your job history information. You may also need to contact people for references.)

3) Choose two or three of the steps on that list and commit to getting them done today. This is how you build momentum! Momentum is its own motivation.

4) Make sure you situate yourself in a place that’s free of distractions… and stay focused. Start by setting a timer for an hour, then stay on task for that time. Don’t allow yourself to drift into folding laundry, emptying the dishwasher, checking mail, etc. It’s ok to take a short break when the hour is up. Stretch. Step outside. Have a quick snack. Then go back to the task at hand and repeat until you’ve completed those two or three items from your list.

5) Once you’ve finished those, look at your list, and choose the tasks you will accomplish tomorrow. Then reward yourself with something small. Treat yourself to coffee. Take a walk. Give yourself a half hour to read your favorite book.

Some dad relationships are close; others more distant. But what all dads have in common is that they play an important role in our lives, and Father’s Day is the time to acknowledge them.→ Read more
Share lots of HUGS with the Dad in your life! He was always there with a hug for you, so be sure to celebrate him on Father’s Day...starting with a fun and beautifully designed card with a message from your heart. Enter your address below to find cards near you!→ Read more
Graduation is a big deal! Whether it’s high school, college, grad school...or any school, it’s a milestone worth noting. And the graduation card you send is an opportunity to add a short message to tell your favorite grad what’s in your heart, always focusing on the positive.→ Read more
Celebrate the moms in your life with a thoughtful text sharing one of our new digital stickers.→ Read more
“Giving back” is an integral part of the Kathy Davis culture and has been since Kathy started her business more than 25 years ago. One of the nonprofits we support is the Sunshine Foundation, whose mission is to make dreams come true for ill, physically challenged or abused children...→ Read more
Every now and then, to appreciate where we are and gather fresh inspiration for where we’re going, it helps to look back on where we’ve been.→ Read more
So tell all of your favorite people how much you love them.→ Read more
Think about the various ways people reach out to you...text, email, chat, snail mail. Then consider which lights you up more...→ Read more
You’ve just spent the entire holiday season shopping, sending cards and gifts, hosting and entertaining everyone else. Now that a new year has arrived, isn’t it time to nurture yourself? Here are a few tips on where to start.→ Read more
Whether it’s a special item we’ve had our eye on all year long, a small, favorite luxury or cherished time with loved ones, we all have a Christmas wish list. But sometimes it’s the surprises the holidays bring that make the most memorable gifts.→ Read more
December brings us so many festive activities to enjoy: holiday parties and gift markets, light displays and concerts, tree farm outings and beloved rituals that mark this special time of year.→ Read more
We all know how easy it is to send a quick text to connect with the people in our lives. And when we’re not sure what to say, we can always rely on emojis. But the holidays are a special time for celebrating the ones we cherish with heartfelt expressions...→ Read more
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and it can also be one of the most stressful with the added pressure of planning the perfect holiday season for your family.→ Read more
Our artists always look forward to creating for the holidays! In fact, they even admit to infusing the seasonal designs and hand-lettering featured in our holiday collection with an extra bit of love and good will, just because. But first take a look at our holiday gift guide!→ Read more