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Let them know you’re thinking of them at Easter with one of our inspiring and lovely new Kathy Davis® Easter cards. Featuring fresh floral artwork in sophisticated pastels with elegant finishings, they express the most heartfelt wishes in the words you’d like them to hear.→ Read more
Our By the Sea fabric collection celebrates the wonders of our favorite escape.→ Read more
Celebrate the amazing woman in your life with one of our elegant, new Kathy Davis® birthday cards.→ Read more
Brighten up your day with our latest, spring-inspired March wallpaper featuring bright yellow hues, watercolor flowers and whimsical butterflies.→ Read more
Valentine’s Day arrives with sweet nostalgia…and opportunities to make new memories!→ Read more

As we celebrate the hearts that make us happy, our free wallpaper for February is a lovely reminder to keep our loved ones close.

Desktop wallpapers are available with or without a calendar; smart phone wallpapers include the art along with an inspirational message.

Click any of the links below to download the size that works best for you. Once the image pops up in a new window, simply right click and save.

iPhone wallpaper:
iPhone 5 | iPhone 6 | iPhone 6 Plus | iPhone 7
Desktop wallpaper with calendar:
1280 x 800 | 1440 x 900 | 1680 x 1050 | 2560 x 1440


Desktop wallpaper without calendar:
1280 x 800 | 1440 x 900 | 1680 x 1050 | 2560 x 1440



Questions or having trouble downloading? Contact [email protected]

We all want to flourish in the new year, leading healthy and happy lives. A big part of that is feeling connected to the people we love and the values we cherish.

So as we settle into 2017, here are some of our favorite ways to make this new year a meaningful and joyful one!

A new year brings an opportunity to change things up a bit and freshen your space with a little inspiration! No need to rearrange your furniture…you can accomplish a refresh simply by changing what’s on your walls.

Why not hang a dreamy watercolor wash print in colors that give you a lift…or a beautiful floral or graphic with a hand-lettered message that resonates with you! Or, if you have the space, a trio.

If wall space is limited, here are some simple ideas for displaying your art. Place a print on a tabletop and lean it against a wall, surrounded by a “still life” of found objects…a vase, a jar, a pretty tea cup…the possibilities are limitless. Or clip a piece of art to a vintage wooden hanger suspended from a nail.

All of these prints are now available in our online shop! Have fun refreshing your home with art!

As you reset your goals for the New Year, our free wallpaper serves as an encouraging reminder to trust your heart and stay true to YOU in 2017!

Desktop wallpapers are available with or without a calendar; smart phone wallpapers include the art along with an inspirational message.

Click any of the links below to download the size that works best for you. Once the image pops up in a new window, simply right click and save.

iPhone wallpaper:

iPhone 5 | iPhone 6 | iPhone 6 Plus | iPhone 7

Desktop wallpaper with calendar:
1280 x 800 | 1440 x 900 | 1680 x 1050 | 2560 x 1440



Desktop wallpaper without calendar:

1280 x 800 | 1440 x 900 | 1680 x 1050 | 2560 x 1440

Questions or having trouble downloading? Contact [email protected]

May peace fill your heart, may love warm your home and may joy light up your life! Wishing you all the gifts that Christmas brings.

The holidays are a beautiful time to reach out to the special people in our lives… and remember with gratitude, someone as wonderful as YOU. Sending a BIG holiday hug with love and thanks for following and inspiring us all year long. May this season be truly special for you.

You know how it goes…you receive an unexpected invite to a holiday gathering…an out-of-town friend texts to say she’ll be visiting next weekend and wants to meet for coffee…or one person manages to disappear from your gift radar. And you’re stuck without a gift! Don’t panic…just check out these last-minute gift ideas all under $30!

1. Our sweet holiday ornament ($8.00) is the best way to share Joy.
    You’ll always be remembered when they trim the tree.

2. Perfect for the cook/chef in your life: pair this pretty Poinsettia Cutting
    Board
($16.00) with fresh fruit or a gift card to a favorite gourmet market!

3. For the friend who loves decorating every room for the holidays, our
    Hope, Peace, Joy accent pillow ($29.99) makes the perfect gift.

4. To really warm someone’s heart, wrap up this festive Christmas mug
    ($8.00)
. If you like, pair it with a favorite coffee, tea or cocoa.

5. This sweet apron ($25) is a must-have accessory during the holiday baking
     season. To add a personal touch, include your own favorite holiday
     cookie recipes.

6. For the host, choose this sweet holiday gift set ($25.00)! Add a hot cocoa
     mix or fill the mugs with a favorite holiday treat for a personal touch.

Joy shows up in December in so many great ways…children delighting in the magic of the season…families reuniting for holiday celebrations…carolers singing on a winter night. The takeaway? Joy is meant to be shared. This month’s new Kathy Davis™ wallpaper freebies are a cheerful reminder that Joy has a special way of expanding when it’s shared with others. How do you share Joy during the holidays?

Desktop wallpapers are available with or without a calendar; smart phone wallpapers include the art along with a quote.

iPhone wallpaper:

iPhone 5 | iPhone 6 | iPhone 6 Plus | iPhone 7

Desktop wallpaper with calendar:

1280 x 800 | 1440 x 900 | 1680 x 1050 | 2560 x 1440



Desktop wallpaper without calendar:

1280 x 800 | 1440 x 900 | 1680 x 1050 | 2560 x 1440

Questions or having trouble downloading? Contact [email protected]

Making holiday card writing meaningful and memorable

Sending and receiving holiday cards is such a cherished tradition. Taking the time to express a heartfelt wish in a card is an act of caring that reminds the recipient of their special place in our lives.

A wonderful way to connect with loved ones, writing holiday cards can also create memorable moments of togetherness at home. All you need is a little advance planning to make this a fun and festive activity for the whole family.

Begin by organizing different stations with everything you’ll need: the cards and envelopes, stamps and labels, a list of addresses, pens and markers, and any embellishments you’d like to add. You can designate roles — card writer, addresser, stamper and stuffer, list-checker, etc. — to get everyone involved.

To create a festive scene, put on your favorite holiday music or movies, and have a mix of no-fuss seasonal snacks and drinks on hand.

When it comes to signing each card, remember even a few, hand-written words of kindness, love and appreciation can create a moment of heartwarming connection with the recipient. To personalize even more, consider including a family photo or short letter sharing news of the year (download our free newsletter template to get you started), adding a touch of humor by writing from the perspective of the family pet or baby, or decorating each envelope with baker’s twine and a cute accent.

We all love receiving a little holiday cheer in the mail, and this makes sending it a true shared joy! Click here to shop our new holiday boxed cards.

Make a one-of-a-kind advent calendar with fabric from the Kathy Davis® collection

Advent calendars are a wonderful, practical way to keep a holiday countdown while getting the whole family in a festive spirit! We crafted ours using natural elements, a few sewing supplies and a beautiful mix of fabrics from the Kathy Davis® holiday collection.

Inspired by the cards we send and receive during the holidays, this “calendar” features 25 envelopes that you can fill with inspiring quotes, devotions or festive notes to your loved ones.

Stop by your local Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store for supplies and to shop the entire Kathy Davis® fabric collection

 

SUPPLIES:

3-4 yards Kathy Davis® holiday collection fabric
Downloadable cards
Fabric glue
13-16 felt sheets (9”x12”)
Buttons or snaps
Needle and thread
Yarn
Gift tags
Twine
Two branches of similar dimensions
Measuring tape
Utility knife
Scissors

 

PART ONE: Making the envelopes

1. Cut a 6”x6” square of felt and a 7×7” square of fabric for a 4×4” envelope. Use fabric glue, needle and thread, or any kind of fabric-safe adhesive to adhere your fabric square to the felt, centering the felt on the fabric, leaving 1/4-1/2 inch of fabric around the sides.

2. Take your fabric edges, fold over the felt, and stitch or adhere to create your clean edge. If using liquid stitch or any type of liquid adhesive, make sure to allow adequate drying time before moving onto the next step.

3. Next, fold in opposite points of your square to meet in the center. Then, take an adjacent corner and fold to meet the other corners in the center, slightly overlapping the sides. Apply adhesive here or stitch your sides together to create the pocket.

4. Press and allow adequate drying time if using a liquid adhesive.

5. Using a needle and thread, sew a button or snap onto the top corner of your bottom fold.

6. Next, use scissors or a utility knife to cut a slit slightly smaller than the width of your button, onto the corner of the top fold of your envelope. Start out with a smaller slit, measure against the button, and slowly cut the slit wider, to avoid making it too big to hold the button. *Remember, you will stretch out the slit slightly as you button and unbutton, so it’s better to err on the smaller side.

7. To hang the envelopes we decided to use an embroidery needle and a thin yarn to thread through the top right corner. This way it can hang on an angle. Next, we attached a numbered gift tag. These steps should be repeated for the rest of your advent envelopes.

 

PART TWO: Assembling your branches

1.Take two, slightly long branches (approx. 36-42 inches in length) and arrange on a large surface to reflect how far apart you want them to hang on the wall. (We found that about 12 inches in distance ensured adequate space for the envelopes.) Taking twine or rope, wrap around one end of your bottom branch multiple times, tie a very secure knot, and pull up to the top branch, repeating the same step.

3. Measure how far you want your branches to be from your point of hanging. Next, bring your twine up to that point and back down to the other side of the top branch, creating a triangular shape. (You may want to enlist the help of a family member or friend to hold down that top point to ensure a taut and even shape.) String your twine around the top branch, and then the bottom branch, repeating step one. Make sure you measure every time you tie the twine so that the branches are level.

 

PART THREE: Final assembly and hanging

Tie your envelopes to your branches. Then find a stud in the wall to hammer a metal hook where you will hang your beautiful new advent calendar.

Fill with your favorite treats, or use our downloadable cards for writing down a daily devotional, inspirational quote, or family activity idea to countdown to Christmas!