Thursday, December 16, 2010

Need a gift idea?

I miss magazines - don't you? I really notice it at this time of the year. I used to be so excited to get my Martha Stewart holiday mag every year and I have kept them all (as I'm sure many of you have.) We need to support print media. We all love the blogs but we need to make sure that no more of them fold. We need to keep our favourite publications alive by ordering subscriptions just like we used to before we all got obsessed by blogs. A magazine's bloodline is their advertising - and these days there is less and less advertising dollars - that's why some of the holiday magazines seem so thin this year. One of my new years resolutions is to support print media like I used to. We've all gotten very excited by some of the fabulous online magazines that have popped up in the last year - but let's not forget where it all started! Renew your subscriptions and give subscriptions for holiday gifts. It's great value and there's nothing like seeing all those mags in the mailbox every month.
Here are some of my fave holiday crafts from Martha Stewart - enjoy!




10 comments:

Watkins35 said...

I love Martha, especially at Christmas time, all the books come out - super cute crafts x

Jerusalem said...

You really can count on Martha at christmas can't you? love it all!

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

so many cute ideas. especially the image decorations. really love your vintage packaging post the other day; try to snap up old french typo tins when i stumble upon them and boy they don't half fly out of my etsy store fast! love your blog. enjoy your weekend...

Layers and Layers said...

Funny, I had actually just given Sarah a job to get us signed up for all the decor magazines for next year .. I'm with you...I love them and miss them :)

Nyla said...

Here! Here! I absolutely agree. As I love the online magazines and all they offer, one of my favorite things to do is sit down with a magazine and read it cover to cover. A rare moment but one I covet :). I increased the number of magazines I subscribe to this year as well. They are a really important part of the creative process and inspiration. Thanks for the reminder Fiona!

Debra Norton said...

I agree Fiona. There is nothing like a real paper magazine that you can hold in your hands. I love blogs but am still loyal to my magazines :)

Brittany at Home Ground said...

Yes, and this is how I feel about books too. Ebooks and Kindles and all that will never replace real, live books for me. I buy them used whenever I can, so that helps offset the paper use and other environmental concerns. I still can't afford my own subscriptions, but I love going to my mom's and snatching up all of her read-through Cooking Light and Martha issues!

Alicia @ eco friendly homemaking said...

Martha always has the greatest gift ideas. I really like her magazines also

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Wowwwww!!!!
Mucho prettiness :D
Julie xx

Chantale said...

Absolutely, positively agree. While I do love all the new e-zines out there, nothing beats holding something in hand, glossy or mat and just diving in.

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