Looking to send a gift to someone you can't be with this Easter?
After a difficult Mothers Day here in the UK when so many of us couldn't be with our mothers due to coronavirus, I've been thinking about Easter.
When I saw Easter eggs in the shops, I didn't want to think about celebrating Easter at this time of fear and loss - but I delivered a food box to my elderly parents who are self-isolating on Saturday. I dropped it off outside the door and backed off to a goodly distance so that my mum could retrieve it and we could share a few emotional words across those vital two metres of safe space.
I'd popped in my mum's gift that we'd planned to give her at our family meal, plus some treats like her favourite chocolates and a little hyacinth plant...
And later, on the phone, my mum's gratitude was expansive and heartfelt that we'd thought to add those little non-essential extras that meant we'd thought and cared about them and how they'd be feeling while we're all struggling through these days and weeks and that we'd wanted to still bring a little sunshine and joy.
That's why I think it's important, if we can, that we try to bring a little happiness and meaning to those we care about while they're apart from us, perhaps feeling fearful for themselves - and if they're a mum, they're probably still worried about you too, even as you're worrying about them!
This year, we very likely won't be exchanging Easter eggs and Easter gifts in person, but we can still send a little love and happiness to those we love best...
I work with print-on-demand companies to put my artwork onto all sorts of lovely products, including clothing, accessories and products for home (or the home office!).
Here are some thoughtful Easter gift ideas you could send, themed around this springtime season...
Super Springtime Flowers
Say it with flowers...
All the colour and joy of spring in one delectable springtime bouquet that lasts well beyond the week!
Why I Sell Print on Demand Art and Open-Edition Art Prints...
Have you been wondering why I’ve got such a huge range of online stockists with my artwork on an ever-increasing range of products?
I sell my artwork in a slightly different way to many artists – and here’s why!
I don’t sell limited edition prints but I create open-edition prints instead – and I don’t keep a stock of prints that you can buy directly from me…
Instead, I use companies that offer a print-on-demand service that means that my art is printed onto a product only when a customer orders it.
I believe that this is a much better system for you, as the potential customer, myself as the artist, and actually for the planet too!
Make mum smile this year with great Mother's Day gift ideas to bring delight and happiness to this special family day...
Mother's Day is in March in the UK and Ireland, while in USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand it falls in June.
I've got some lovely gift ideas to please mum, whether you're making a special trip to see her, enjoying family time together, or simply posting a thoughtful gift with your love...
These beautiful silky scarves are lovely and large with gorgeously soft, lightweight fabric that drapes and flows like real silk - incredibly stylish and beautiful!
The colours are vivid with a slightly transparent effect so that the colours are visible both sides of the scarf.
It's time to refresh your home for the new season - add a bit of colour to feel yourself come back to life and light after a dark, cold winter...
And take 30% off home decor and tabletop products in my Society6 store for this week only...
Refresh your home with 30% off:
Just to let you know that my Etsy store is now fully restocked with:
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A fab offer in my Society6 store this week - 25% off everything - great if you want to brighten up your home ready for Spring with a new colourful art print, or add cushions, curtains, rugs, throws or other accessories...
Digital gift cards excluded.
Offer ends Monday 10th February 2020 at 11.59PM PT
No coupon necessary.
Get cosy this winter with half-price throw blankets, duvet covers, and comforters in my Society6 store...
50% off throw blankets, duvet sets and comforters in my Society6 store
Carry the load with ease! Get 50% off totally gorgeous tote bags and peachy pouches in my Society6 store for 24 hours only...
It must be nearly Christmas! I've got another two great special offers for you from two of my stockists - again, these are for today only... but read to the end of the post and you'll see there's a little bit extra for my loyal supporters and fans :)
We all know someone who's a big fan of florals... these five gift ideas are perfect for flower lovers who also love colourful and contemporary style...
1) 'Daisy Day' Phone Case
One of my most popular phone case designs, this pretty pink daisy design is perfect for that stylish someone...
Author: Lotti Brown
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