Free Printable Valentine’s Day Wrapping Paper

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OMG life saver! And it’s as cute as my sweetie.

See ForTheMakers FOUR free printable Valentine’s Day gift wrap designs!

The templates are sized to 11″ x 17″ so you can wrap larger gifts. Simply print at 100% on any paper. If you need to use 8.5″ x 11″ paper, simply adjust the paper size in your print settings.

Also, don’t forget your personal touch, the card. Print from your desktop print and make a homemade card for anyone you love. You’ll receive both Bee Love designs, ready to cut and fold. All artwork prints on standard letter size, 8.5″ x 11″ paper.

BONUS: Use this limited time offer for $2 off, enter promo code LOVEDL to get this pair of love notes for only $3!

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If you like these cards but don’t want to pay, see my post for free February desktop and phone wallpaper downloads. Happy last-minute Valentine’s!

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Jessica Haas Designs Valentine's Day Cherry Love

Fill your heart with what’s most important… LOVE!

Animation by Jessica Haas Designs.
Image from Google+

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Top 6 Valentine’s Chocolate & Fruit Treats

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Chocolate and Valentine’s Day are a match made in heaven. Making homemade treats of chocolate dipped raspberries, cherries, and strawberries keep your loves’ healthy this February 14th.

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Move over, chocolate-covered cherries. There’s a new chocolate-covered candy king this year, chocolate-covered raspberries. These aren’t just raspberries dipped in chocolate, these are dipped in melted fondant, like how chocolate-covered cherries are made. This like everything that you want to last forever, takes some (waiting) time. They will last about 5 days, but will have the best texture within the first three days of making them. See SugarHero.com for the recipe.

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Presentation is always a labor of love. This fun, yet glamour chocolate dish is cute way to say “i love you” and it’s also a great kid-friendly project. Dip clean, lightly greased balloons in melted chocolate, set them on parchment paper for about an hour, and repeat for a second dip to strengthen the bowl. Total time about 2 hours and 10 mins. See the Gunny Sack recipe here.

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These Chocolate Covered Cherries couldn’t be easier. They take minutes to make and use only a few ingredients. The dipping options are endless, seen here are cherries covered in white Almond Bark or have a double coating of white and milk chocolate. You can also use sprinkles and crushed graham crackers. Eat as is or top any dessert you chose from ice cream to Chocolate Mousse. See Hoosier Homemade’s recipes here.

You can always do the traditional Valentine’s strawberry too.

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Or make your strawberries heart shaped, see One Little Project’s tutorial here.

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Happy Groundhog Day

Animated GIF by Jessica Haas Designs and FreePik

This early morning celebration has become a tradition in the United States celebrated every February 2nd (and thanks to the popularity of the Bill Murray Groundhog Day film).

According to folklore:

☁️️ =  NO Shadow =🌱🌷
If it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then the spring season will arrive early, some time before the vernal equinox.

☀️️ =  Shadow = ⛄❄️
If it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its den, and winter weather will persist for six more weeks.

Illustration designed by FreePik.
Made cuter, with eye wear, and animated by JHD (moi!)

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Free February Wallpaper Calendar

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In last month’s news, the Bumblebee was added to the Endangered Species list. The eighth bee to be added. This raises serious concerns about the future of the global food supply. So for the month of love, we are making our Valentine’s for the bees.

What can you do to help save the bees?

• Plant bee-friendly flowers and flowering herbs. Start planning your garden this month, Spring is just around the corner.

• Buy local raw honey. Eating local honey can also help decrease seasonal allergies.

• Buy Organic foods. Pesticides are bad for you and the bees. Make the move to organic, even a few items in your grocery basket can help.

• Be bee friendly. Many people fear bees but for the most part they have no intention do anything but find pollen and make honey.

• Lastly, share these bee loving designs and spread the word to help save the bees.

Download your very own 2017 February Wallpaper Calendars!
Bee Heart: Desktop // iPhone // Android
Calendar Lock Screen: iPhone // Android

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Copyright 2017 Jessica Haas Designs

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Discounted 2017 Calendar Time

2017 Calendar Discounts favorite finds by Jessica Haas Designs

You may not get the calendar you’ve been pining over since last year, but many goodies remain. The last weeks of January are the best time to buy a calendar, many are marked down 20%, 30%, and 50% off or more depending on day and how many are left. So act fast! Here are some of my favorites I’ve been waiting to go on sale, and they finally are.

2017 Calendar Discounts favorite finds by Jessica Haas Designs

Color your world with this Paper Source exclusive 17-month, spiral bound calendar. Turn the pages and enjoy a fresh palette of paint for each month! This spectrum of colors is sure to have one that’s your perfect match.

August 2016 to December 2017
Size – 12.25″ x 12.25″ folded

Item 842612062560
Price $24.95 $17.47* 

 

2017 Calendar Discounts favorite finds by Jessica Haas Designs

Rifle Paper Constellations

New Constellations calendar includes 12 full rose gold foil illustrations that beautifully
feature the hand-painted artwork by Anna Bond.

Size – 14.875″ x 9″
Price $28.00 $14.00* 

2017 Calendar Discounts favorite finds by Jessica Haas Designs

This practical desk blotter is accented with bold typography and gold foil for a bold and chic look. Includes monthly views with space for notes on your blotter calendar.

August 2016 through December 2017
Size – 19.25″ x 12.25″
Price $29.95 $20.97*

2017 Calendar Discounts favorite finds by Jessica Haas Designs

Andrea Ferolla Illustrated Calendar
by Kate Spade New York

Add some style to your space at home or work with this fabulous wall calendar. Each month features a gorgeous illustration by Andrea Ferolla.

Size: 7 1/4 in. x 11 in. (18.4 cm x 27.9 cm)
Price $26.00 $13.00*

 

2017 Calendar Discounts favorite finds by Jessica Haas Designs

Rifle Paper Alice Wonderland Calendar

This limited edition desk calendar features 12 original illustrations by Anna Bond from the 150th anniversary edition of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’.

Size: 6″ x 7.5″
Price $16.00 $8.00*

Please share your calendar deals in the comments below.
*Prices from website’s page seen on January 27, 2017. 

 

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Charming Houses Wall Decor

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Refresh your home decor after the holidays. Switching up your wall art can make a big difference to the look of a room. Changing the subject matter gives a whole new feeling to the space. Quick swipes to framed artwork is a great idea to do seasonally to bring that sense of the season into the home. But when January 1st comes along, a bit of quiet is much needed. Minimal design and artwork can help get back that sense of calm.

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The artwork showcased here is a perfect example. The small 8 x 8 inch prints with a single object is a classy way to display art. In the coldest of months, I find objects of appreciation are a good way to stay positive in the long dark days. Architecture is always timeless and sophisticated. It offers your eyes to look closer for those joyful little details. The choice to display houses, I feel, give a sense of home and illustrations offer sense of warmth.

 

WANT THESE FOR YOUR HOME?
Shop Jessica Haas Designs on Etsy here: http://etsy.me/2hAT2Br
For the digital, print-at-home option, shop here: http://etsy.me/2iqoaoC

 

 

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Bergdorf Goodman Holiday Windows 2016 Destination Extraordinary

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Bergdorf Goodman NYC embellishes its legendary holiday windows along 5th Avenue this year in flora, fauna, and bejeweled primates. In “delirious remakes of the classic dioramas seen in natural history museums,” explains visionary David Hoey, senior director of visual presentation for the New York department store explains, he also cited the paintings of Henri Rousseau and 12th-century Chinese watercolor mountainscapes as inspiration for the larger-than-life scenes.

There are five fantastical still life depictions under this year’s theme “Destination Extraordinary”—The Book Club, The Scenic Route, The Winter Garden, The Hitchhiker, and Bird’s-Eye View— each window will transport you to a different lush locale from a dense green jungle, frozen winter garden, to a magical lagoon. These iconic displays take nine months of imagination and showcase the work of specially commissioned artisans, who create hand-painted backdrops, highly embellished objects, and unique set pieces.

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The Book club window, the first of the front main windows, is a jungle of impressively bejeweled gorillas reading books around a swinging fashionista.

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The Scenic Route window presents a fabulously dressed adventurer walking a tightrope over a sea of fish in a magical overgrown lagoon.

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The Winging it window reveals an enchanting scene in a verdigris greenhouse. Surrounded by a pair of 10 foot praying mantis and other giant garden insects, it is said to represent an impromptu butterfly expedition but one can also see a giant insect hunt for curious young lady.

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The Hitchhiker window is a high-fashion fairy tale transporting you out to the cactus West.

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A Bird’s Eye view is a sleeping beauty surround by what seems to be inspired by a 12th-century Chinese watercolor mountainscape.

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The windows around the corner on 58th street and across the street at the Men’s store are a little less praised but the designs are all apart of the big theme. The artistic details are less then the main five windows but the fashion and charm are equally as intriguing and appreciated.

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Visit Bergdorf Goodman at 754 Fifth Avenue near 58th Street at night to see the whole block glowing green. The holiday windows will be on display through January 2, 2017.

See last year’s Berdorf Goodman Windows 2015 Brilliant Holiday here.

 

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Guess that Christmas Song Game

Gather the family around for a new holiday tradition!
Bond with your holiday guests with this festive game by guessing the name of the holiday song. This cheerfully illustrated Christmas game seeks answers to the names of traditional carol songs to the latest pop hits, a fun holiday challenge for all ages.
Three years in the making, audience testing and approved!

HOW TO PLAY: Each square has a picture telling a story based a holiday song. Guess the song’s name, write down your answer, and who ever finishes first with the most correct answers wins.

DIRECTION FOR THE PLAYERS: Distribute the picture sheet face down to participants. Make sure everyone has a pencil to compose their answers at the bottom of the page. Set a timer for 5 minutes. On “start” players guess as many songs as they can. The player with the most correct answers wins.

Download (and learn more about) this printable game for only $10 on Etsy at Jessica Haas Designs shop.

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Syracuse, NY Fall Foliage Planner 2016

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The above chart is the attempt to predict when autumn’s peak color will happen in  Syracuse, New York, based on the passed years’ reports from foliagenetwork.com. The gray columns are the 2016 weekends so you can plan ahead; this is particularly helpful for travelers looking to book a hotel in advance. Syracuse is a unique forecast because it falls right in the middle of the hills so many times the report was mixed, which means you could have peak on one side of the city and high in the next. Leaf drop is not included on the chart because if storms do come the leaves will still change around the same time. See my home page for other cities.

See the above chart for the 2016 predictions for Syracuse fall foliage. The best times to see autumn’s peak colors in the Syracuse area will be October 15 – 22rd, 2016.

Definitely plan some outdoor activities the weekend of October 15 -16th for the most beautiful fall foliage this year. 

Update: Baldwinsville, NY – October 23,2016,  Peak Color

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