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The SJM Black Friday Weekend Sale

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I hope y'all had a marvelous Thanksgiving with family yesterday, and you're eating leftover pie for breakfast this morning! If you're like me, rather than waking up at the crack of dawn to brave the crowds, you're still lounging in your PJs restful and happy, knowing that you can both support wonderful small businesses and find gorgeous unique pieces for your loved ones from the comfort of your couch. A win, win? Absolutely!

Are you still a little sleepy from all of that turkey yesterday? I completely understand, friend! While I'd love for you to read through all of the inspiration behind my new collection, here's the quick recap of my holiday sale and giveaway details!

SJM HOLIDAY CHEER SALE

sale dates: 11/24 - 11/27
sale: 20% off all products*
coupon code: HOLIDAYCHEER

*sale excludes custom orders

I am SO excited to share my SJM Holiday 2017 Collection with y'all this morning!! This year's designs are all about traditions and nostalgia - from decorating your home and watching it transition into a winter wonderland, to welcoming loved ones into that home, baking cookies with one another, and listening to The Nutcracker's soundtrack dance through the hallways.

I hope these designs evoke a sense of awe and joy, and make your heart happy thinking of the traditions you have either created with your loved ones, or will create in holidays to come!

Not only is my holiday collection launching this morning, but so is my 2018 Cocktail Calendar! Y'all, I am SO excited about this year's calendar - it's my favorite yet! Why's that? Glad you asked, there are a few reasons! 

There's nothing quite like gathering on a weekend morning over brunch to catch up with friends, is there? Whether you go out for brunches or stay in - a little something bubbly takes regular breakfast to a talk-all-morning kind of day.

If you have guests over quite frequently, it might seem daunting to try new recipes and cocktail concoctions for each gathering. My advice? Try these 12 unique brunch cocktails - one for each month of the year! Some months I recommend sticking to the classics (in the ongoing battle of mimosa vs. bloody mary), and others I encourage you to branch out and try something uniquely tasty. All 12 are sure to be crowd pleaser!

AH-MAZING NEW CALENDAR STAND

Y'all asked, and I listened! Earlier this year I polled you on Insta stories asking if you'd prefer the calendar to come with a stand, and an overwhelming 88% of y'all said yes! And I'm so glad you did, because these stands are a work of art in and of themselves.

They're delicate brass lacquered stands that will not only be the perfect companion to hold your calendar throughout the year - but are also the perfect stands for photos and other art once 2018 is over.

I only have 70 of these beautiful stands, so quantities for the 2018 cocktail calendar are limited! They always sell out each year, so make sure to snag yours on Friday before they run out!

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12 FREE MODERN STILL LIFE PAINTINGS

Last year, I introduced a new feature to my calendar: an art print on the back side of each month. That way, once you are done using your calendar for the month, you can simply flip it over, frame it, and use it as seasonal bar cart decor! And I'm bringing that back again this year, but switching things up juuuust a tad.

This year, each calendar month and coordinating art print will simply be focused on the painting itself, rather than having an accompanying cocktail name in calligraphy. Why? Because I wanted to treat each of these prints as my modern interpretation of a still life painting set at a brunch table. Something a tad more fine art, while still being incredibly fun and whimsical.

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RECIPES SERVED MONTHLY

Although I won't be listing the cocktail names on the individual calendar pages, the back side of the calendar cover is an incredibly darling menu! That way, you know what each painting represents, and what recipes you have to look forward to throughout the year!

Each month's brunch cocktail recipe will be served fresh on the first Thursday of every month here on my blog - giving you plenty of time to prep and plan a morning get together with your best girlfriends.

MY HOLIDAY 2017 FAVORITES

So, what are some of my favorite sale products? Of course, I love the 2018 Cocktail Calendar, especially June's mimosa bar illustration! I also love the (new!) Merry Christmas Y'all Tea Towels, which are both perfect for baking and decorating. Perfect stocking stuffer or hostess gift if you ask me!

The Cozy Christmas Scene Art Print (available both as 8x10 and 11x14) is such a classic choice, one that will definitely be pulled out to display year after year! And, don't forget to not only give thoughtful gifts, but package them beautifully to create extra excitement for your loved ones! This Nutcracker gift tag variety set is so perfect, as it comes with two of each of the five designs to create a set of ten gift tags! That way, you can select the perfect tag to fit the personality of your unique friends and family members!

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PRINTING AND PRODUCTION PARTNERS GUIDE SALE!

The holiday products aren't the only things on sale this year! So are all of the other non-custom items in the Lifestyle Shop, the Artist Shop, and the Wedding Shop.

My favorite (and y'alls, too!)? The Printing and Production Partners Guide, but of course! Today through Tuesday, grab this must-have guide for stationers, calligraphers, artists, and shop owners for just $99 - no code needed. Save yourself the stress, time researching, and dollars wasted working with not-so-great vendors, and swipe the exact printing and production partners I use to create all of my wedding stationery and shop products - and package them like a pro.

GIFT CERTIFICATES

*My holiday sale excludes all custom orders, and my design calendar for custom commissions is currently full through mid-February 2018. However, I have such a heart for custom designs that I want to be able to allow you to give the gift of art this holiday season! So, I wanted to share these fun personalized gift certificates for you to purchase along with the custom artwork of your choice - so you can let your loved ones know that they have something extra special coming from me!! Head here to learn more about the gift certificates and how you can get one to bring some cheer this season. PS - while custom art isn't on sale, these gift certificates are! Yay!

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HOLIDAY ORDERING SCHEDULE

And as a friendly reminder - see the graphic above to know when to place your order for holiday delivery! 

Did you make it all the way to the bottom of this post, friend? If so, go grab an extra slice of apple pie for breakfast - you definitely deserve it! Have such a wonderful and restful weekend, friend! If you're like me and like to celebrate each holiday in it's entirety, today will be spent swapping fall decor for Christmas decorations! Cue the Nutcracker soundtrack by Tchaikovsky.....