Monday, September 13, 2010

From Brooklyn...with love. And A GIVE-AWAY!

We are fortunate today to have one of our favourite bloggers (and one of HOLIDAY blog panelists) guest posting today. Stefanie, also know as Mrs. Limestone, is undoubtedly one of the most talented and creative bloggers of her genre and has graciously agree to share some of her one-of-a-kind holiday mailings. No ordinary holiday greeting cards for her!!


Hi everyone! My name is Stefanie, of Brooklyn Limestone , and I'm thrilled to be guest posting today!

Linda is the one who first introduced me (virtually speaking, of course) to the creative machine that is Matthew Mead, and I've been hooked every since. So, naturally, when they asked me to contribute something to the holiday issue I was overjoyed! Especially because I take the season very seriously. Case in point, I start thinking about my holiday mailing when it is still warm out!

There are few things I enjoy more than finding a surprise package in the mail. So what better time to put that thought into practice for our friends and family than during the holidays? My husband and I go a little beyond the traditional card by including a tiny little gift along with our well wishes. Each year it is something a little different. Coming up with the idea, the design, and the packaging is a special part of the season for me. I hope our friends and family enjoy the tradition of finding that little something in their mail as much as I enjoy creating it.

Last year, we sent out custom screen-printed tea towels with wishes for a "clean start" to 2010.


You can read more about this project on Brooklyn Limestone.

In 2008 we sent out a little "old school" style card with a set of bookplates tucked in the back.


And the year before that, we sent out a set of greeting cards so our friends and family had a little stash for all of those little events that come up during the year.


Some years it is more elaborate than others, but it is always a surprise. This year's concept is all fleshed out in my mind; I just need to pull all of the pieces together. If you are one of the readers who have purchased a copy of HOLIDAY, you will see that I have contributed a DIY project you can create on your own in just a few easy steps.

For more information on custom stationery, be sure to visit my design site, Sonicstef Design



 Thanks to Stefanie for guest posting with us today and you will be happy to know she has very generously offered to sponsor a give-away for our HOLIDAY readers! If you would like your own Sonic Stef-designed holiday creation, Stefanie is giving away 50 custom-designed cards in honor of Mathew Mead Holiday. If you are the winner, Stefanie will design something just for you!

To enter, simply:

1. Write a short post reminding your readers that Holiday with Matthew Mead is being sold only on this website only and will be shipped out by late October.


2. Retweet this post to your followers.

To ensure your entry into this contest, please leave a link to your post or your twitter account in the comment section below.

Good Luck!!

(This contest is now closed)

 Holiday with Matthew Mead is sold only via this website.
Have you ordered your copy yet?


  1. LOVE Sonicstef's site...very happy to retweet!

  2. Delighted to post! Absolutely can't WAIT for this issue!!!

  3. Love from England, love Mrs Limestone and now Matthew Mead. Would love to win, a dream come true in fact xxx

  4. Super excited to tweet ... enjoythelady

  5. I would love holiday cards from our victorian house in DC! happy to retweet!

  6. this giveaway is fantastic! love limestone, love matthew! just tweeted...

  7. I tweeted:)

  8. I tweeted!

  9. Just tweeted:

  10. I tweeted!

  11. I love a good contest:

  12. I tweeted!

  13. Happy to retweet!

  14. I will make a blog post about your lovely magazine (and publish tomorrow)! Love the prize!

  15. Love love love this give away... christmas, mrs limestone and now mathew!



    I tweeted! Love her creative designs!

  17. I tweeted!

  18. I would LOVE to win her special cards... I posted at

  19. How wonderful! I posted on my blog at

  20. Such great ideas! Love Stefanie's creativity - happy to retweet!

  21. i love these! i don't twitter, so i hope it's okay that i facebooked it. :)!/kristin.clove

  22. So posted this to my blog. LOVE the holidays and Mr.s Limestone and you!

  23. Love it! What a great giveaway! I tweeted about it!


  24. Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. I LOVE these! I tweeted about them!