Editor’s Diary: Holiday Greetings

Holiday greeting cards from Minted

It’s that time of year again, and while I’m still on a bit of a break, I couldn’t help popping back over to the blog for a quick “Hi” and some holiday greetings! Christmas is less than 5 weeks away, and I have to say I’m really not prepared. (Anyone else in the same boat?) I’ve been busy working on a SUPER exciting new endeavour – promise I’ll let you in on all the details reeeeaaallly soon – and the holiday season has snuck up behind me. That said, I think it’s about time to watch my all-time favourite Christmas movie (probably more than once twice).

But my seasonal to-do list this year has one task at the very top: send Christmas cards (like, actually this time, not just buy them and leave on the desk until it’s too late…). Every year I have the best intentions to send out snail mail holiday greetings, and every year I fail miserably. But not this year!

I thought about designing my own and having them printed, but then I stumbled across Minted and had to share with you – just in case you’re in the same boat as me, you know? Minted has hundreds (thousands?) of beautiful / cheeky / customizable / fun paper goods, from wedding invitations to art prints, and of course, cards. And the part I love the most? Their designs are all crowd-sourced from independent designers around the world.  The 2013 holiday card collection has SO MANY perfect options, it’s taking me awhile to choose. I have plenty of ideas dancing in my head (like sugarplums!?) for the customizable photo cards…

  1. Oh so very joyous…
  2. Happiest Holidays photo card
  3. Peace glitter
  4. Wishing you…
  5. Joy glitter
  6. Happiest of Holidays…
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Editor’s Diary: Superwoman

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Dear Framework Girls,

though we’re always sharing adventures through twitter, instagram, and facebook, it’s been ages since I’ve blogged an Editor’s Diary post.  Let me tell you, running Framework definitely keeps a gal busy. You may have noticed that we’ve been a bit scattered in our posts and social media updates since the September issue launch. And when I say “we” I really mean “I”; my interns and the Framework family of contributors have been on it, but I’ve dropped the ball. I may have finally realized that I am not superwoman (shhhh, don’t tell my ego)!

As we all know, it’s impossible to do EVERYTHING at full speed (as much as we hold ourselves to trying), and sometimes we have to prioritize certain areas of our lives in order to find balance again.

It’s with this realization, that I have had to make the extremely difficult decision to place the Framework blog and magazine on temporary hiatus.

I am reluctant to do so, but due to a serious case of burnout and stress that has taken a toll on my physical wellbeing, this gal needs an extended vacation! In my stubbornness (and superwoman complex) I didn’t heed the advice of friends, family, and medical professionals to scale back and reduce my work load, and now – quelle surprise – I’ve reached a point where drastic measures need to be taken.

That said, I hope to revive both blog and magazine (along with another exciting project) sometime in the coming months. In the meantime, I’d love to connect with you over social media or in the comments – don’t be shy!

Ps. Think you may be facing burnout? Take a peek at this article for signs and solutions.

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And the Pinnacle Vodka Party Winners Are…

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Congratulations to our Pinnacle Vodka Ultimate Party winners: Elsa, Cory and Cat! You’ll receive an email shortly to set you up with your prize package in time for the weekend.

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Not one of the party winners? You can still enter to win a trip to New York City! Just head over to pinnacleontop.com, upload a photo that depicts your #OnTop moment, and let the voting begin. This contest closes September 20th.

(And to our party winners, be sure to tweet with the hashtag #OnTop and upload your party photos to the Pinnacle site – you can also win the NYC adventure)

// This post has been sponsored by Pinnacle Vodka // 

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