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slow down, relax a little bit...

slow down, relax a little bit…

No I don’t want to be the one to push anyone into anything, but I feel fairly confident that you guys all know about Thanksgiving next week. And then there’s this thing that happens after that…oh yeah – it’s called the holiday rush.

yes, I'm eating a waffle in this photo. yes, it took place in Japan...

yes, I’m eating a waffle in this photo. yes, it took place in Japan…

Because we’re friends and I’m always cool-hunting for you guys, I’ve got a couple of things to put on your radar – two simple shopping suggestions that will – quite possibly – wrap up all of your holiday gift giving in two trips!

piles and stacks, bits and bobs...

piles and stacks, bits and bobs…

I’m thrilled to be vending this year at Bazaar Bizarre’s “Nightlife”, held at the Academy of Sciences on December 12th. This juried show features the work of forty local artists and craftsters – including yours truly! (click the link for a full vendor list.) Naturally, I’m putting together a new line of artists’ books, prints, and blank journals – I’d say my table will be filled with 70% of the NEW (maybe more!)

a "penny black" print...

a “penny black” print…

Although this will be my last vending event for 2013, I’m already filling up the calendar for 2014! Crazy, right?! It gets even better: I’m putting together four new classes for the SF Center for the Book (“The Desk Set: Stationery Accessories For Your Letter Writing Lifestyle”, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Carving Personal Seals and Stamps” and two different Cross Structure binding classes). I’m also booked for the “Art & Soul Retreat” in Portland (April 2014). As dates are finalized, I’ll be adding them to the “Classes and Sightings” page here at the RLD HQ.

in progress!

in progress!

Speaking of SFCB, that reminds me of my second shopping tip for RLD readers: the annual SF Center for the Book Holiday Fair is happening this weekend! A fantastic way to get a jump start on holiday shopping, your well-spent dollars will support local printers, binders, and book artists. November 23rd is the big day; details can be found at the Center’s website.

obligatory "at the PO" photo...

obligatory “at the PO” photo…

And one last thing: Neenah Paper is having a sale that paper people will be thankful for – 20% off paper and envelopes ordered via their website! I don’t know about you, but I’m going to make sure all of my letters to Santa are written on Eames Weave (Pacific Blue) with envelopes from the Esse family (Pearlized Silver) – rubber stamped with bits of red, naturally!

these folks want to help make your season merry and bright!

these folks want to help make your season merry and bright!

I’ll leave you, dear readers, to your shopping lists and creative planning. Don’t forget to give thanks during the upcoming week: for paper, postage, and your fellow correspondents. If you wrap up your shopping early, that’s one more thing to be thankful for!

–JH

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let the hunt for the perfect gift begin!

let the hunt for the perfect gift begin!

Sigh. I’m not even going to finish the above-mentioned caption because if you’re anything like me you can’t even believe the month of December is a few short days away. And never mind the fact that this year is practically over.

let's look at some more beauty, shall we?

instead: let’s look at some more beauty, shall we?

I’ve promised myself that I’m going to be a good little elf and get all of that pesky Christmas shopping out of the way early.

There, I said it: EARLY!

a few postal presents to fill a stocking or two!

a few postal presents to fill a stocking or two!

And guess what? I can help you get a jump on YOUR early Christmas shopping! The SF Correspondence Co-op will be hosting their Perennial Postcard Project at this year’s Bazaar Bizarre — kringle kringle kringle! Free and open to the public, the 2012 Holiday Bazaar Bizarre promises to be a wonderland of DIY workshops, fun treats to eat, and over 200 purveyors of charming items.

One of the best parts? It’s free free free! (that’s like a holiday gift right there…)

happy hands make beautiful postcards!

happy hands make beautiful postcards!

Drop by and say hello if you get the chance; we’d love to see you! Here are all the details:

 

What: Bazaar Bizarre’s 2012 Holiday Fair: Saturday, December 1st & Sunday, December 2nd; 11am-6pm both days

Where: the Concourse Exhibition Center, East Hall; San Francisco (map); make sure to enter on 7th street!

Who will be there? Take a look! The SF Correspondence Co-op will have a table of postal themed goodies and items for sale, as well as host the Perennial Postcard Project for attendees to take part in.

In all things postal, I remain —

–JH

 

 

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