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The Gift of the Magi

January 13, 2012
by thenestinggame

I know what you’re saying. Christmas is OVER, lady. But stick with me. This is relevant.

So I’ve mentioned that I’m going to be attending Alt Summit next week. I’m super excited, a little nervous and in no way stressing about my wardrobe. (One of these is a lie.) And since Alt is a networking extravaganza of blogs in real life, one of the things you should bring with you is business cards.

Well, Taylor and I have chatted about my cards off and on for the past 6 months or so. (For those of you who may not know, we are both advertising creatives.) And then about 2 months ago, I had a Facebook exchange with our good friends, the lovely ladies of Farewell Paperie. They mentioned that they were working on a little project with my name on it. And I knew. I just knew.

See, I’m kind of psychic about guessing gifts. One year my friend Leigh Anne said that my gift was going to be a little late and, I (rudely) said “Are you getting those photo booth strips of us from New Orleans framed?”

So one night after going to dinner and possibly having an extra glass of wine, I asked Taylor if he had gotten Lisa and Jen to make my business cards as my Christmas gift. And you know what, he is such a bad actor. I mean, he was all, “I don’t know what you’re talking about.” And, “That would have been a good idea, but I didn’t do that.”


Meanwhile, we had set a cap on our Christmas gift spending for each other. But if he ordered my lovely custom letterpress business cards for me, clearly he was going to spend more than we had allotted, so should I go over the limit since HE was going over the limit? Should I buy him an iPad???

I didn’t buy him an iPad.

Then Christmas morning rolls around. Awesome perfume. A pretty necklace.

No business cards.

Well that’s a little awkward. Oh. And it’s THREE WEEKS until Alt and I have no cards.

But Taylor came through and designed a card for me in a jiffy. I decided in the interest of time to take the look of the blog over to the cards. It ain’t letterpressed, but the fine folks at PS Print did a good job. Super quick turnaround.

But I was left with a mystery.

If Jen and Lisa were NOT doing my business cards, what were they doing?

Then last Friday I came home to a beautifully wrapped package at my door. This is what was inside.

How awesome is that? I got my letterpressing after all (with the plates, no less!). Yep, Jen and Lisa were working on this super thoughtful wedding gift the whole time. We used our silhouettes (along with the first names we don’t¬†use) fairly liberally throughout our wedding save-the-dates, invitations and on the big day itself.

Now you know the O. Molly version of the The Gift of the Magi. Thankfully, I still have hair.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Pam permalink
    January 13, 2012 1:57 pm

    Wow, how beautiful. I’m so impressed with all the great work they’re doing. Can’t wait to read the Alt posts.

  2. January 13, 2012 8:21 pm

    That is a really cool gift! I am even more down to the wire on my cards for alt. Can’t wait to swap one with you!

  3. January 17, 2012 9:27 am

    Love both how the cards turned out (nice slate-blue color – supes gorges) and the wedding gift! You will love that forever.

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