November 22, 2017

Because ’tis the season, I put together a newsletter with past posts about gift giving. They’re not so much about the specifics of toy or treasure, but they offer a gentle guiding hand toward a gift giving philosophy of less being more.

If you’re not on the newsletter list already, you can sign up at the very bottom of this page. (If you know you are on the list, but you’re not getting new letters, check your spam folder! Pesky little letters…)

ps. how to survive small talk this thanksgiving.

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  • Reply anne November 22, 2017 at 10:41 am

    i love this. i’m thankful for this blog and everything it stands for! may everyone find it and learn from it, as soon as possible.
    happy thanksgiving šŸ™‚

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE November 22, 2017 at 12:58 pm

      thanks so much, anne!

  • Reply Wren November 22, 2017 at 11:09 am

    I loved the gift-wrapping alternatives. But I would have to go out an buy the supplies. I don’t necessarily have a problem with that, though. I keep a box under my bed with old tissue paper and gift bags that I save and reuse every year, but I’d like to do something that looks more personal and that I actually spent some time on it. Thank you for the suggestions. šŸ™‚

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE November 22, 2017 at 12:58 pm

      Reusing old tissue paper and gift bags sounds about as sustainable as it gets!

  • Reply Lily Calfee November 22, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    I’m grateful for this blog! And your masterful mingling of dreaminess and reality. Thanks for pointing out the beautiful and acknowledging the tragic and difficult. A tasty and loving Thanksgiving to you!

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE November 22, 2017 at 12:58 pm

      thanks so much, lily! to you, too!

  • Reply Alicia November 22, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    I signed up for the letter this morning…can I still get this one even though you already sent it?

  • Reply christina November 23, 2017 at 9:58 am

    I am thankful for your beautiful blog. It is so refreshing to read a blogger who is true to their inner self and manifests that outwardly. Lovely!

  • Reply Christie November 23, 2017 at 10:33 am

    I loved that newsletter. I wish I could give it to my mIL. She has no respect for our values or wishes during the holiday season and it causes me serious anxiety. We always have the biggest haul to goodwill after the holidays.

  • Reply Jo Simpson November 25, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Good morning Tea Leavers,
    My family and I are staying in Midtown, NYC. We won’t need all these wooly clothes back home in Australia. Can anyone recommend a charity store where we can donate them – all in good condition.
    Much thanks, Jo

    • Reply Coreen November 27, 2017 at 8:50 am

      Hi, hope this isn’t reaching you too late. Two come to mind: Housing Works (multiple locations) is always a good place to donate to, and I believe the Bowery Mission takes clothing donations as well. Hope you’re enjoying (or enjoyed) your stay in NY!

  • Reply Jo Simpson November 25, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    Also, my husbands family has a tradition of using newspaper to wrap presents. I love this. To make our gifts look a little more special (and to distinguish ours from the others) I add a sprig of whatever is in season. Now The Toddler is getting involved and we use his ‘favourite’ gum leaves that he collects on our walks to the park.

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