2019 HOLIDAY SNAIL MAIL CARD SWAP

I am so excited to be co-hosting a Holiday Snail Mail Card Swap with my good friend and fellow animal lover Jenna of Paper Wilderness! We created this swap as a way for us to get into the holiday spirit, encourage snail mail, support local artists and businesses, and to connect and have fun! :) Join us and receive a fun mix of holiday cards that you’ll be able to use this season! Below are all the details or you can find them on directly on the sign up page as well.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE SWAP!

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THIS SWAP?

We welcome card designers, snail mail enthusiasts, makers and shop owners, card and stationery lovers, and everyone in between–if you would enjoy getting mail and some holiday cards to use this season, we would love to have you join us! It’s also a fun way to show your work and support the artists and designers you love!

International participants are welcome!

WHAT WILL I RECEIVE/WHAT DO I NEED TO SEND?

The idea is for you to receive a variety of holiday cards that you’ll be able to use this holiday season.

By joining the swap, you are agreeing to send 1 unused A2 (4.25″x5.5″) holiday card to EACH of your swap matches. (Do NOT write inside the card–the idea is for each person to get a brand new card that they will be able to use.)

You will be put into groups of 3-5 matches. You will be sending each of your matches 1 card and you will also receive a card from each of your matches as well.

CARD REQUIREMENTS

We ask that the value of your card be $5 minimum. We encourage you to support small businesses and purchase from local artists or shops.

We also think it’d be nice (but not required) if you add a separate note to say hi to your swap match :)

Optional: If you’d like to send a bigger card or one of more value, feel free! You can also add a short note or extra goodies (stickers, gift tags, etc.) if you’d like.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

Swap sign up ends on October 23rd.
You will receive an email with your swap matches on October 27th.
The deadline to send your cards out by is November 11th.

SHARE / SOCIAL MEDIA

The more the merrier! We’d love for you to spread the word about this swap and let everyone know you are participating!

The hashtag for the swap is #2019holidaycardswap
Olivia’s Instagram is @atiliay
Jenna’s Instagram is @thepaperwilderness

We will also be sharing the swap on our accounts so feel free to repost or use those images!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE SWAP!

After you sign up, you will receive an email with your swap matches on 10/27/19 that will also include helpful tips on sending out your cards. If you have any questions, feel free to email Olivia at hello@atiliay.com.

We hope you’ll join us and are as excited as we are about swapping holiday inspired mail!

CityStage HOLIDAY SHOWCASE THIS SATURDAY

CityStage Holiday Shoecase at Leanna Lin's Wonderland

Come out and support the arts while you do some holiday shopping this Saturday!

Leanna Lin’s Wonderland in Eagle Rock, CA is hosting an awesome fundraiser for CityStage!  I will be manning the gift wrapping station next to my pop up shop and will also have sweet treats for you to munch on at the bake sale.  I am really looking forward to helping to raise money for such a great cause!

RSVP on the Facebook event page right here.

CityStage strives to inspire inner-city youth to become artists, leaders and members of the performing arts community in a program that cultivates individuality, fitness, and artistic expression. Their goal is to use the performing arts as a method to develop leadership, critical thinking, collaboration and creativity to ensure successful futures for our inner-city youth.

Support the arts while you shop!
Hope to see you there!

PS: Don’t forget to follow CityStage’s instagram account, @lacitystage to see what the kids are doing in the programs.

SAVE THE DATE // EAT MY BLOG 5.0 TYPHOON HAIYAN RELIEF FUNDRAISER

Come out and support survivors of Typhoon Haiyan this Saturday by buying goodies at the Eat My Blog 5.0 Bake Sale!  All funds raised will be donated to the Philippines Red Cross. Here are all the details and you can also RSVP on the FB event page:

Eat My Blog 5.0

Check out the Eat MyBlog site for parking info and here is the current list of sweet and savory goodies that will be available for your tummy!

Eat My Blog 5.0 MenuI will be donating deliciously dairy-free and egg-free chocolate chip cookies that vegans and non-vegans love :) (This has been tested and proven!)  They will be packaged in the nom nom nom / all gone boxes, so keep an eye out for them!

Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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WAYS TO HELP SURVIVORS OF TYPHOON HAIYAN

There are really no words to describe the devastation that Typhoon Haiyan has created in the Philippines.  It is easy to feel helpless when such disasters happen, but there are many ways that we can help.  Here is a round up of organizations from USA Today that are providing medical care, food, water, shelter, and more to the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. Each dollar raised can help them help more people in need.  Please donate if you are able to and / or help to spread the word.   I have also provided each organization’s Charity Navigator profile and score for your reference and the below is listed starting with the highest rated organizations.

Save the Children is mounting disaster relief efforts to help children and families in the area. Donations can be made online or by texting DONATE to 20222.
{Charity Navigator profile, rated 4 out of 4 stars with a score of 64.21 / 70.}

UNICEF staff in the Philippines is providing emergency aid and will be delivering supplies to children and their families. Donations can be made online or by texting RELIEF to 864233 to donate $10.
{Charity Navigator profile, rated 4 out of 4 stars with a score of 63.3 / 70.}

The U.N. World Food Programme is urging Americans to make donations to support its emergency food relief after Typhoon Haiyan. You can donate online or by texting the word AID to 27722 to donate $10.
{Charity Navigator profile, rated 4 out of 4 stars with a score of 60.44 / 70.}

AmeriCares is deploying medical aid and a relief team to Philippines, and says an emergency shipment with enough medical aid for 20,000 survivors is already on its way.
{Charity Navigator profile, rated 3 out of 4 stars with a score of 55.53 / 70.}

World Vision is mobilizing nearly 500 staff around the country to respond to the disaster. Donations are accepted online and the organization also lets you sponsor a child in the Philippines.
{Charity Navigator profile, rated 3 out of 4 stars with a score of 53.01 / 70.}

CARE  plans to provide emergency relief to thousands of families. Donations can be made online or by calling 1-800-521-CARE within the U.S. or +1-404-681-2552.
{Charity Navigator profile, rated 3 out of 4 stars with a score of 51.32 / 70.}

The Philippine Red Cross has deployed staff and volunteers across the region. You can easily make a donation through organization’s website.
{ N/A on Charity Navigator}

To donate to the Salvation Army‘s Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts, visit its website or text TYPHOON to 80888 to donate $10 and reply YES to confirm your donation. The organization uses 100% of all disaster donations in support of disaster relief.
{N/A on Charity Navigator}

If you or someone you know is looking for a family member or friend in the Philippines area, Google has launched a person finder for the storm.  Also known as Yolanda in the Philippines, you can try and find out someone’s whereabouts or enter your own information.

UPCOMING EVENTS AROUND TOWN

There are a lot of fun happenings around town from Santa Monica to Eagle Rock to Anaheim!  Mark your calendars and check them out!

Fuurst Friday at The Charleston Benefiting The Lange Foundation
Friday, Oct. 4th @ 8PM

Have drinks and raise money for The Lange Foundation‘s surgery fund so they can rescue more dogs and cats from the shelters, give them the medical care they need, and find loving homes for them! 

Furrst Friday at The Charleston 10/4/13

Help dogs like Snowflake and Kyle by having a drink with us!  Both are available for adoption at The Lange Foundation.

Furrst Friday - Snowflake

Furrst Friday - Kyle

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Patchwork Show Edible Edition– Saturday, Oct. 5th (11AM – 8PM) + Oct. 6th (11AM – 5PM)

Support local artisans and pick up some delicious treats!  Our friends from Preservation Society will be there!

Patchwork Edible Edition!

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Art Gallery @ Leanna Lin’s Wonderland:
Crowded Teeth & Friends presents A Magical Land + Bored Inc. Presents: Snack Attack!
Show Runs through Oct. 27th

A Magical LandSnack Attack!

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Dia de los Muertos Festival at Community
Friday, Nov. 1st from 5PM – 10PM

Dia de los Muertos Festival at Community