Valentine´s most personal and long lasting gift ideas!

Valentine´s most personal and long lasting gift ideas!

Valentine´s most personal and long lasting gift ideas!

Love is in the air! Just a few more days to go till Valentine´s day!

Curious facts about this special celebration around the globe:

In JAPAN, a chocolate manufacturer introduced the holiday for the first time in 1936, when it ran an advertisement aimed at foreigners. Other campaigns followed and popularized the custom.

However in Japan only women give chocolates to men! The origin of this curious custom originates from a translation error during the initial campaigns!

  • In SOUTH KOREA , women give chocolate to men on February 14, and men give white chocolate to women on March 14 (White Day). On April 14 (Black Day), those who did not receive anything on February 14 or March 14 go to a restaurant to eat black noodles and lament their ‘single life’. 
  • SINGAPOREANS are supposed to be the biggest spenders on Valentine’s Day: between 100-500$/person!
  • In the UK over 25 million cards are being sent for Valentines!

Think about all the flowers and cards being binned a few days later, the Kilos being gained by all the tones of chocolates being consumed during this celebration will be most likely to last longer!

However what about a really long lasting gift that expresses your love day after day?

Choose your favorite quote or have your own personal message printed on a quality cushion or fabric art print which will speak for it self!

You need a hand with some romantic text inspiration? Just have a look here:

You want to have something more personal with your names and the date you met or married?

Well here you have some more ideas:

In any case, let your special one know how big your love is!

May be we can´t go just as big as this giant billboard, but there are plenty of standard sizes and colors  to choose from to let your special Valentine know how big your love is!

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16 perfect love declarations and original proposals

16 perfect love declarations and original proposals

16 perfect love declarations and Original proposals 

Valentine is aproaching – the day of lovers! Time to find the right words or the right way to express your feelings to the one you love the most!

When I asked around, how was your moment of proposal? I received all sorts of replies and adjectives trying to describe this intimate moment that brought these people together: daring, exciting, original, unexpected, emotional, funny, special, surprising, …

Do you remember yours? Or do you actually have a little keepsake of it? May be you want to get inspired? 

Come on, I know most of you, who read these lines are girls, but let´s forget the old stereo types why don´t YOU go for it and tell him/her what in your heart?

Here some cute and irresistible proposal ideas which I found and collected. Find these and more in my  pinterest folder: 

All of my already created designs can be personalized for you, with names, dates, lyrics or whatever you want. And if none of them matches your idea, you can always send me your own text and I´ll make sure that your personal message will touch the heart of whoever you want.

Every year when our anniversary is coming up, be it our wedding anniversary or simply the day that we met, these memories get refreshed and we celebrate our love again. To describe how we feel and express in words what your other half means to you, sometimes is not easy, so here is a recompilation of love declarations and anniversary gifts that I especially like and they just might as well help you to transmit your feelings.

And what makes them really special – these gifts turn into DAILY reminders of your love! 😉

Of course sometimes the words of others might not get the essence 100%, so why not get your own words down and printed? Or what about the lyrics of your favorite song, as a more intimate code?

Be funny and have your nick names on a pillow or art print – be creative, just let her or him know what you feel!

And if you prefer your words to be set in some graphics here have some fantastic options 😉

And remember you can always print both sides of the cushion!

 

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Christmas gift wrapping – Top 10 of FREE printable tags – stylish, cute & trendy

Christmas gift wrapping – Top 10 of FREE printable tags – stylish, cute & trendy

Christmas gift wrapping – Top 10 of FREE printable tags – stylish, cute & trendy

 

I’ve always enjoyed putting time in to wrapping presents, as I believe it shows that you really care about the recipient. And of course because it is a great way to add a touch of personal creativity 😉 

Have a look below, how simple brown kraft paper, some greenery from the garden and other inexpensive props like cheap stickers or paint can turn your presents into the most stylish gifts below the tree. 

It couldn´t be simpler to wrap a stylish gift, when you get the right inspiration! So no excuses this season! 😉 Find all links and detailed info in my pinterest folder here

Sure you´ve tried as a kid some potato stamping? Try it again this season and have fun doing your own wrapping paper pattern! It´s so much fun and looks fantastic!

White ball pen dots covering a standard Kraftpaper with standard parcel wrapping yarn turns your gift wrapping into something so original! Try adding any of the free printable hantags from below or from my pinterest folder.

Splash a bit of white ink on black paper, add some green and white string and voila, your gift will turn into the most stylish gift below the tree!

Black in black – super elegant with some greens!

Simple black round stickers from the office and some washi tape (which always comes handy, so make sure you´ve got one at home all year round!) You can of course substitute the hantgag with any of the free printable hantags from below or from my pinterest folder. 😉

Amazing what a bit of white paint or a white ball pen can do for a simple Kraft paper – be creative!

And for the ultimating touch, I skimmed for you the most beautiful FREE printable hangtags to be found in the web:

Enjoy wrapping – enjoy gifting!

You´ll find ALL links and image details in THIS PINTEREST FOLDER!

Nº 1

Hand written black and white hangtag – they match absolutely everywhere!

by Ella Claire: link here.

Nº 2

So honest and cool these black and white text hangtags for your best gifting efforts – I just adore them!

by Bunny peculiar: link here.

Nº 3

Hand drawn chalboard style hangtags for your most stylish christmas gift wrapping!

by Dreaming in DIY: link here.

Nº 4

Free holiday gift tags with hand lettering and a little yellow contrast – I love them!

by Maiko Nagao: link here.

Nº 5

Cute printable wrapping paper in black and white, doodle style and complementing christmas tree hangtags – very sweet!

by The beauty Dojo: link here.

Nº 6

Black and white Hipster style hangtags for the Christmas season – cool!

by Sodapop design: link here.

Nº 7

Beautiful hand drawn hangtags with a romatic touch!

by Dreaming in DIY: link here.

Nº 8

Black and white hand written message tags – simple, but very cute!

by A pair & a spare: link here.

Nº 9

Gold mixed with black & white for a smart look!

by Visual Heart: link here.

Nº 10

Black and white scandinavian style with touches of gold!

by Designersblog: link here.

And if you are still in need for some present,

get browsing through my collection of

personal message gifts HERE.

I hand print all of them one by one just for you!

And in case you need them last minute, remember that they are

ready for shipping in only 1 or 2 working days!

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Unique and very personal christmas gifts!

Unique and very personal christmas gifts!

Unique and very personal christmas gifts!

Before language was written or money minted, humans exchanged gifts. Gift giving is probably one of the oldest and most basic human behaviors. The act of giving is a powerful act of communication. It enhances and even changes relationships between us and others.

With Christmas approaching fast, the gifting season soon will be reaching it´s yearly climax! 

But expectations of finding the right little (or bigger) something, which will really find appreciation is getting more complicated, as mass produced goods struggle to reach the heart of its recipients and neither do they show that you really care for them. 

Giving a handcrafted gift to the contrary speaks volumes about the giver. It says that they care about finer things, and that they took the time to choose the gift carefully. 

There is a big difference between wrapping a unique handmade gift or simply handing over a gift card.

Now if you give a gift that actually has been made only and exclusively for it´s recipient, using even your own words, or adding names and dates, you really can make sure that this will turn into the most heart warming gift under the Christmas tree! 

Remember all My Home and Yours can be customized, however we have many many designs directed to all kinds of recipients, be it grandma, a new born or your big love, which are already prepared for your name or/and date to be inserted.

And exactly on these very special custom gifts we decided to give you an unique discount for your Christmas shopping! Yeah!!!

The offer is valid for a limited time only! (until 6.12.17) So don´t wait for a last minute gift, but check out which styles are the ones for you! Find the full collection here:

GIFT THIS CHRISTMAS:

unique – hand PRINTED –personalised

“Every person has their own definition of happiness. (your names) & you are mine.”

Gifts that the whole family will love!

Be it for you or your partner or for your parents, these cushion covers with names and date are:

The perfect gift to show your love

A new member in your or your friends family? With out a doubt with these cushions covers your message and intentions will be present day by day.

Kids just love to see their name

And what about your very own words with some beautiful graphics to frame them?

Nothing can be more personal then your own message

And remember the SPECIAL OFFER is only on until the 6.December!

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6 Theme Wedding Trends that will inspire you for your own

6 Theme Wedding Trends that will inspire you for your own

Theme weddings – inspirations for your own

Without a doubt when you imagine your wedding day, you have one thing clear: it should the best day of your life! 

You might have certain ideas about your dream dress, the flowers or the ideal location – and the decor? Theme styled weddings are a big thing now and a great way to round up your fantasies of this very special day. 

No matter if you count on some help of a wedding planner or not, it might be a good idea to define the theme you would like to go for at an early stage, in order to be able to make sure that all details can go with this theme; from announcement, invitations, to the dress, hair, flowers, decor … all the way to the party.

In order to give you a hand with what might be the right theme for you, I prepared six mood boards of a variety of current wedding theme trends, which sure can help you find this starting point for this exciting journey of your wedding preparations.

Have a brows right now:

Natural tones are elegant, classic and so romantic! You can add to them a slight vintage touch or brush them up with touches of black, gold or brass! They allways work and are far from borning!

Check out the full collection here

Remember you have 9 cushion colors to choose from!

Red for LOVE is passinate but far from kitch if you combine it with grey and white. Color accents are a win win! They help to be remembered and easily can hold the whole theme idea together. Which is your color of LOVE?

Green LOFT is one of the biggest trends for this and the coming wedding season. White with green leaves and plants will make your wedding super classy and elegant.

Check out the full collection here

Remember you have 9 cushion colors to choose from!

Farmhouse cottage chic This theme has become almost a classic in the recent years, but it is here to stay! It gets constantly refined and adapting it to your own location will always make it your own!

Hipster and wine – endlessly romantic! The vintage theme that is so now! No matter what´s your budget, with theme you can be totally creative and improvise to make it fit your pocket.

Check out the full collection here

Remember you have 9 cushion colors to choose from!

Romantique aqua – positively delicate. This color theme teams up wonderfully with a slightly rustic but clean and fresh white and combines perfectly with this seasons big hit: gold or copper.

 

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How did it all start? The story of MH&Y

How did it all start? The story of MH&Y

how did it start? the story of mh&y by my home and yours blog for design and family lovers!

I´m Anika Schmitt, born in Munich Bavaria. As a successful international fashion designer, I dedicated the past 20 years solely to the world of fashion (www.anikaschmitt.com). Since the birth of our little girl, however I decided to slow down the paste of work related traveling and opted for a change, allowing my self to start out a new project: My Home & Yours. 

Moved by this change we transformed part of our house, located in a small village on the Basque coast, into a studio & workshop. (soon I´ll post some pictures of it so you can see where My Home & Yours is from)

It´s from here where I now create my home decor and gifts with great love and care, sending them out all over the world, to fill the hearts and homes with their special and personalized messages. 

The idea began when I was desperately searching for a gift for a dear friend who was about to get married. I wanted this gift to show how special she is for me and it should remind the couple of their love on a daily basis. It should be something personal and unique, as well as functional. In short, so many things that it was difficult to fit them into a single gift. So I decided to create it myself. 

Soon after I had to find something special for a newborn …. 

a house warming …

a birthday …. 

a comunion …

a christening …. 

all special moments! However the most original I have been asked for, without a doubt has been a proposal.

As it was a bespoke order I obviously keep total silence about its details! However can you imagine to have this message forever immortalized? I think it is so romantic!

One thing is for sure, each occasion has its own personalized phrase. So remember, all of my already created designs can be personalized for you, with names, dates, lyrics or whatever you want. And if none of them matches your idea, you can always send me your own text and I´ll make sure that your personal message will touch the heart of whoever you want.

For these totally personalized gifts you can choose from a whole collection of “YOUR TEXT HERE” products which can be adjusted just what you have been looking for 😉 No matter if you decide for text only, than you can choose from 6 different type faces, or you might want to incorporate your text within some special graphic design frame, here you´ll find what matches your idea. 

My designs combine vintage, retro, rustic, Boho or Hipster in a natural and elegant way.

Each piece is hand-printed with a special technique that allows the fabric 

texture to shine through giving it an aging vintage look. This asures that not 

one piece will turn out exactly the same. So you will get a UNIQUE piece!

Let me help your message to be present day by day in a beautiful detail and make sure your gift will captivate all of your recipients through this original way of transmitting a feeling.

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