Upside Down…Tree?

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I saw this upside down Christmas tree last year in a department store…fully decorated, standing proudly next to its more traditional cousin! While I wouldn’t do this in my home, I thought it was clever!

Christmas Kitty

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The Christmas tree went up a few days ago in our house, which made someone very happy indeed: I was going to skip the tree this year, but our little geriatric buddy loves sleeping underneath it so much, I didn’t have the heart to deny her that experience. Ironically, when she was a kitten, she … Continued

The Christmas Project

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It began two years ago…by accident. I went down to Boston to photograph the Faneuil Hall Christmas tree over the Thanksgiving weekend. It’s always the largest tree in New England – and as I recall it topped 80 feet and was actually taller than the tree in Rockefeller Plaza that year. It seemed like it … Continued

Personalized Gift Ideas for Christmas

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Maybe there are some people on your gift list for whom you’d like to do something a little different. One of our personalized keepsakes might be just the ticket. Custom-created using premium quality materials, they’re still budget-friendly. (You can get them for under $30.) We’ve got plaques for Mother & Father…for dear Friends…for Godparents and … Continued

The Spirit of Thanksgiving

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“We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.” Harry A. Ironside How true…it’s pretty hard to praise and be a dissatisfied grump at the same time. Every time I look at this image I think about the wonderful place where it was made: Walden Pond in Concord, … Continued

Christmas Gift Ideas for Mom and Dad

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As the Christmas season approaches, so does the sometimes tough question: what to get for our parents? If you’re looking for something unique…something that conveys how special they are to you…a keepsake they will treasure…check out our collection of personalized plaques for mother or father! Here’s a sample:  

Plant Flowers

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I ran across this lovely thought recently… How nice it would be if there were more flowers planted than thorns (though I must say I saw quite a bit of the latter in the tone of many posts leading up to the election). People used to be a lot kinder to and respectful of one … Continued