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Thoughtful graduation gifts for high school and college grads

Thoughtful graduation gifts for high school and college grads

Besides the most welcome gift of money and gift cards, what other thoughtful gifts can you give to a new grad to make them feel extra special? Read my 5 suggestions including a handwritten note of advice, custom artwork, custom word art, book recommendations, and a song lyrics print.

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How to choose a word for the new year (with 25 suggestions)

How to choose a word for the new year (with 25 suggestions)
As one year comes to an end and another begins, many of us put forth our New Year’s resolutions. Instead of making a resolution that puts on a lot of pressure, I like to choose a word or mantra that will help me live with better intentions for the year. But how do you choose a word that's right for you? Learn how in this blog post (with 25 suggestions for you!)... Continue reading

5 ways to connect to a deceased loved one

5 ways to connect to a deceased loved one
If you’ve experienced the loss of a close loved one, the holidays can be difficult to navigate. Old traditions and memories flood our hearts and minds and remind us of the gaping hole left by death. My sister Amanda unexpectedly passed away in May 2020 at just 40 years old. I’m not an expert on grief, but here are 5 things that have helped me cope and allow me to continue connecting with Amanda... 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 appears on the surface.

This is exactly why I started Alison Rose Vintage...

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