Sunday, December 12, 2010


Late on the holiday cards this year? Me too. It's not too late, though, and this year, why not play around with postage and help kids help kids? Half the design proceeds from these custom Christmas / holiday stamps, featuring kids' artwork, go to Save the Children

Karate Kat joy-to-the-world stamp  Karate Kat new year stamp  Karate Kat holiday love--to personalize stamp Karate Kat snowy trees stamp

And don't forget holiday thank-you cards...

Karate Kat holiday thanks stamp Karate Kat Graphics snowman thank-you stamp Karate Kat winter thanks stamp Karate Kat snowflake thank-you stamp

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Beauty Shot

At stores worldwide this month, M.A.C. cosmetics fans can support HIV-affected kids who are helping their peers through abstract artwork with a supercute tartan theme (exhibit A, above). The company's HIV/AIDS advocacy has impressed me for years, but for some nutty reason I only just learned about the M.A.C. AIDS Fund's Kids Helping Kids initiative, which apparently launched way back in '94. Every year, M.A.C. sends art kits to kids 3 to 15 who are affected by HIV, asking them to create designs for holiday cards, tags & bags. The items are sold at M.A.C. counters everywhere, with proceeds going to organizations focused on HIV/AIDS and children. A cause cool enough to brave those cosmetic-department perfume sprayers for...