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Wrapping presents is one of my favorite holiday activities. It’s the last step in preparing a thoughtful gift, and becomes a key part of what I consider the most fun part of receiving something—the time spent wondering what’s inside the pretty package. Even the most humble trinket can feel like a treasure.

In honor of this tradition, we decided to ask one of our favorite illustrators, Christine Rösch, to create a set of downloadable tags to adorn your holiday packages. Christine, a Berlin-based artist, illustrated a story for Anthology‘s forthcoming Winter 2014 issue, as well as handlettered the cover. To make a set of her tags yourself, simply download this PDF, print it on heavy white paper, and cut them out.

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Minted Art Prints

by Anh-Minh on October 25, 2012

For several years now, Minted has been one of my favorite sources for stationery and cards. So I was pretty excited when, earlier this year, they took their community-based model (the designs they sell have been voted on) and applied it to art prints. That’s right—Minted offers a curated selection of limited-edition and custom art prints. (Which is great for designers who want to get their work out there, as well as for those of us looking for affordable pieces for our walls.)

You can easily search by size, color scheme, style, or price. The prints shown here are just a few of my favorites, which I’m eyeing for various spots in my home. (The photo above is Robin Ott Design’s Wild and Free.)

I love the typography in One Little Bird’s Cherry Pie print.

I could see hanging Kelli Hall’s Peonies in Vase in my entryway, so I always come home to flowers—even when I don’t have time to pick some up at the farmers market or from Trader Joe’s that week!

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