Category Archives: Holidays

Free Printable February 2014 Calendar

Free Printable February 2014 Calendar

It’s here! The February Calendar is ready to download + print!

Click HERE to download February 2014.

We’d love for you to share pics of how you use your calendar!
Just use #hollydayscalendar and/or #shophollydays.
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Just a reminder, we are currently restructuring and designing, so we’ve taken some time off from processing orders.

Thank you!

 

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Black Friday Sale Coming

HollyDays Black Friday Sale

We will be having a Black Friday Sale! Make sure you are signed
up for our Mailing List to enjoy all the perks of this special sale!

Sign up for our Mailing List by clicking HERE

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Holiday Schedule + Christmas Order Deadline

HollyDays Christmas Shopping Deadline

It’s almost Thanksgiving! It’s so hard to believe it has come so quickly! I wanted to share with you our Holiday Schedule and Christmas Order Deadline. We are cutting off Christmas orders on December 6, but we definitely have some wiggle room based on your location and items ordered. Just contact us prior to ordering and we’ll chat about it first! Some orders may require expedited shipping after Dec 6 based on your location and order date. Also, we will be taking some time “off” from production to spend some time with family & friends, move (yay!) and make some important HollyDays updates! So make sure you make a note of this if you have an upcoming January or February event!

Oh, and be on the lookout for our Black Friday Sale! Wahoo!

HollyDays Black Friday Sale

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Christmas + My Favorites This Year

HollyDays Christmas Photo Cards Christmas 2013

We are right in the middle of our Christmas holiday season. It’s not Thanksgiving quite yet, but our elves are busy crafting Christmas Photo Cards, Gift Tags, Stickers and gifts. I wanted to share with you just a few images of some of my favorite Christmas things this season.

Christmas Chalkboard Wreath Photo Cards

I love the vintage feel of the chalkboard look, but I also love a little color & whimsy…

Coton Colors Swap Textiles HollyDays Christmas

Isn’t this the cutest?! our gift tags + cupcakes and whimsical goodies = cute & yummy!

(cute towel & table runner by Coton Colors)

I also love the simplicity of a grosgrain ribbon on a package with a little natural element like a pine cone from my front yard and one of our Chalkboard Tags.

Christmas Chalkboard Tag

Hope this gives you some inspiration for your holiday season.

Happy HollyDays!

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Simmering Holiday Scents

Holiday Simmer Recipe

Today we are over at Cultivate Create sharing our tutorial for oh-so-yummy-smelling Simmering Holiday Scents. It’s a great gift idea or for just using in your home to make it feel like the holidays! Go visit Amanda’s blog today and tell her I sent you! Amanda and I go way back (we were college roomies!) Such good times!

Happy HollyDays!

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Christmas Sale

Christmas is coming and we are getting ready for a fun season! Our Christmas items are available on our website and we have a great offer for 25% off sitewide through Saturday!

Christmas Card Sale

This is a great time to order Christmas cards and gifts! Happy Shopping!

{*Don’t have your Christmas photos yet? Just email your order to admin@shophollydays.com and mention the code EARLYCMAS and we’ll give you the discount and you can email us your photos later!}

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Shop, Save & Share

Junior League Birmingham Shop Save Share

 

We are so excited to be participating in the Junior League of Birmingham’s Shop Save and Share event this week! You still have through Sunday to use the Shop, Save & Share card for 20% off your entire online order! The Card is still available at some Birmingham area locations. Go HERE for an entire retailer list as well as where to purchase your card. It’s a great cause and a great deal to your Christmas shopping done early!

JLB has been in operation for 92 years and last year alone provided over 50,000 hours of direct community service to 34 community projects.

 

 

 

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Halloween Flash Sale + Giveaway Winner

We’ve got a few remaining non-personalized Halloween Stickers and Tags on Sale on our Facebook page! Only $6 for a set of 12 with FREE shipping!

Halloween Tags & Stickers

Also, a BIG congratulations to Kelly Caldwell for winning our Coton Colors Giveaway! She’s the winner of a $50 Gift Card to Coton Colors. For those of you who still need some cute Halloween goodies for your home, check out their website today for 50% off their Halloween products, just use code SKULLY at checkout!

One more thing, today is the last day to order personalized Halloween Tags & Stickers from our website for guaranteed Pre-Halloween delivery! Happy Shopping!

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Halloween Spider Cupcake Tutorial

Halloween is approaching and I wanted to share an easy and super cute spider cupcake tutorial. Last weekend, I was invited to a Halloween party and I thought it would be fun to make some cupcakes with a little Halloween twist. This one is really easy and a fun one to do with the kids.

HollyDays Halloween Spider Cupcake Tutorial

Halloween Spider Cupcakes Tutorial

Here’s what you will need for the cupcakes:

- Boxed cupcake mix + ingredients (I don’t make homemade cupcakes, you can, though!)
- Icing (I did make buttercream – 1 cup butter, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/2 tsp almond flavoring + 2 TBSP milk) + food coloring
- Sour Punch Straws (in the candy aisle – I happened to find them at the checkout of Hobby Lobby)
- Candy Eyeballs (you can get these online or at your local craft store or bakery store)
- Sprinkles (of course!)
- Cupcake Wrappers (I think they really finish off the cute look – you can get ours HERE)

Halloween Spider Cupcakes

First, bake your cupcakes (chocolate, yellow, whatever flavor you wish) and make the icing. My recipe is add 2 sticks butter (unsalted real butter, yes) softened. (I always forget to leave out on the counter to soften and yes, even when I did this tutorial, I had to pop them in the microwave for a few seconds.) Then, cream the butter with the vanilla and almond flavoring. Add the powdered sugar a cup at a time so you don’t get a big poof of white stuff in your face (highly recommend not doing that) then add the milk 1 TBSP at a time to reach the desired consistency. When I made mine, I used the full 2 TBSP. Add the food coloring, just a couple drops will do. I wanted to do my spiders blue because I just think they are cuter that way and not nearly as messy as a black spider could be (seriously think about that before you jump at making them look really realistic – your couch and anything else little fingers will touch and stain will thank you).

HollyDays Halloween Spider Cupcake Tutorial

Then, put the cupcakes in the wrappers. I recommend putting the cupcakes in prior to decorating so you will not mess up the icing when you are picking them up to drop in the wrappers. Now, frost those cupcakes! This is the fun part and thank you to a sweet friend who was helping me. She decorated them beautifully. I like to use a 1M tip to decorate cupcakes. It is a large one, so this is how you achieve a nicely decorated cupcake.

Spider Cupcakes Tutorial

Ok, now cut all the Sour Punch Straws in thirds. This will give you 3 legs per straw and ultimately a lot of spider lets. Don’t forget, each spider takes 8 legs!

Spider Cupcakes Tutorial

Then, add the eyes and stick the legs in the icing and a little into the cupcake so they will stay and not fall out… and don’t forget about the sprinkles!

Halloween Spider Cupcake Tutorial

There you have it! Halloween spider cupcakes! Oh, and did you see the adorable Happy Everything Mini Platter and Halloween towels? We have an exciting giveaway coming on Friday!

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Halloween Treat DIY: Bugs & Kisses

Bugs and Kisses Halloween Treat Tags

 

When we were brainstorming ideas for Halloween, Jen had the idea of “Bugs & Kisses” and I thought it was precious! This is such an easy Halloween Treat Bag idea and we wanted to share.

Here, we have it shown with a jar, but this can easily be done with clear cello bags tied with a ribbon or yarn (I like the idea of using yarn to tie them, especially for the boys). We found the “bugs” (spider rings) at a pharmacy store for less than a dollar for a good size bag. This treat bag would be a fun one to put together with the kids. I could barely get the bag in the door before my little one opened up the spider rings to play with them. This one is bound to be a hit for the kids… chocolate and bugs, what more could you ask for?!

You can purchase our “Bugs & Kisses” tags on our website:

(purple gingham)

Bugs & Kisses Halloween Treat Tags

(lime gingham)

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And we’ve had several requests for an orange background for girls,
so we’ve added an orange gingham option as well:

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Use special code BUGS for 25% off your Halloween Tags this week!
(valid through 10/6).

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