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Very first Valentine’s Day was like The Bachelorette

Very first Valentine’s Day was like The Bachelorette
If you’re single this year for Valentine’s Day, ditch the cheesy rom-coms where everyone falls in love, and join the birds in Chaucer's Parliament of Fowls poem as they hilariously navigate the complexities of love, courtship, and singlehood. Literature's earliest depiction of Valentine's Day is absurdly similar to The Bachelorette TV show except the bachelorette decides to stay single! Grab your favorite beverage and a copy of the poem (it’s a long one!), and let’s break down the masterful wit of Geoffrey Chaucer... Continue reading

28 Days of Love: Write a love note a day in February

28 Days of Love: Write a love note a day in February

Do you need a way to beat the winter blues like I do? Join me in my 28 Days of Love Challenge in February! The challenge is simple, yet powerful: in February, write a love note to someone different every day. The act of expressing love and gratitude will uplift our spirits and bring joy to those around us. I've created a calendar in this blog post with a different person to write to each day, and I'll be posting reminders on social media to keep you on track. Follow me on Instagram or Facebook at @alisonrosevintage.

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The most romantic gift of all time

The most romantic gift of all time
When it comes to expressing your love and affection for someone, there are countless ways to do so—from grand gestures like planning a luxurious vacation to simple acts like cooking a homemade meal. But there is one gift that stands the test of time as the most romantic and heartfelt: a love letter. Read some examples and learn how to have your letter printed on handmade paper, a perfect gift for Valentine's Day, an anniversary, or just because! Continue reading

Choose a word of the year instead of a resolution (with 35 word options)

Choose a word of the year instead of a resolution (with 35 word options)

As one year comes to an end and another begins, many of us put forth our New Year’s resolutions. Although I once chose a resolution that lasted a solid 5 years (volunteering more!), data reveals that resolutions are short-lived. So instead of making a resolution full of pressure and guilt, choose a word that will help you live with better intentions for the year.

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What is GivingTuesday? A day for generosity, empathy, and hope

What is GivingTuesday? A day for generosity, empathy, and hope

In addition to my love of words, I’m also deeply passionate about giving. So it's no surprise that GivingTuesday is my favorite day of the year! What is GivingTuesday? It's a global generosity movement celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. On this special day, people come together to donate BILLIONS of dollars to charities. Read this blog post to learn more about the non-profit organizations that I support and why.

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The best sympathy card I've ever received

The best sympathy card I've ever received

November and December can be extra hard months for anyone who has lost a loved one. For me, it’s hard not to see my sister at the dinner table during the holidays or hear her laughter filling our house. November 18th is her birthday too, so I always feel extra nostalgic and melancholy this time of year.

For this blog post, I wanted to share the best sympathy card I’ve ever received and give you some ideas on how to comfort others with a handwritten note when they experience a loss.

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5 things you don’t have to do to succeed as a small business

5 things you don’t have to do to succeed as a small business
October 21, 2017 was the day I clicked “publish” on Etsy to officially start my small business, Alison Rose Vintage. As I reflect back on these last 5 years, there are a few things that many say you should do to be successful, but here are 5 things I don’t think you have to do to succeed as a small business... Continue reading

What's in a name? The meaning behind Alison Rose Vintage

What's in a name? The meaning behind Alison Rose Vintage

In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Juliet pondered, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” In this scene, Shakespeare was introducing the idea that names (and words) have a much deeper meaning than what's on the surface. This is exactly why I started Alison Rose Vintage...

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Recovery gift ideas to prevent feelings of isolation

Recovery gift ideas to prevent feelings of isolation

As I lay here, two weeks into my foot surgery recovery, I’m thinking about the many types of recovery—post-surgery, cancer, addiction, mental health—and how each of them can result in a similar feeling: isolation. If we can’t be in person with our loved ones or coworkers who are recovering, there are gifts and gestures that can make them feel less alone, like a handwritten note or a care package. Here are some thoughtful gift ideas to help prevent feelings of isolation.

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5 heartfelt wedding and anniversary gift ideas

5 heartfelt wedding and anniversary gift ideas
This month is my parent’s 44th wedding anniversary so it’s the perfect time to write a blog post about the most heartfelt wedding and anniversary gifts. Besides buying dishware or giving cash, here are 5 gift ideas that will make your favorite couple or spouse feel very loved and appreciated, including custom vows or poem print, a romantic book, themed gifts, custom painting, or a handwritten love letter. Continue reading
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