The Art of Cursive – REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

I admit it: my handwriting, and cursive in particular, sucks. It is the same for many of us who have been relying on keyboards for so long.

However, the holiday season is a perfect time to take up letter-writing: a hand-written letter is like a little gift in and of itself. It is a special feeling to receive something in the mail addressed to you that is not a bill. And opening the envelope, looking at the stamp, feeling the paper and seeing and reading the written word are so memorable.

What to do? I was tickled to find The Art of Cursive, a revolutionary handwriting instruction method (CursiveLogic©) artfully woven into a relaxing, adult coloring book!

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19 Gift Ideas for People Who Don’t Color – Yet!

Part of our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

As much as we’d like to ignore it, there are people in our lives who haven’t jumped on the adult coloring bandwagon yet. That doesn’t mean that they won’t like coloring.

For the holidays consider sneaking in a nibble of coloring in your gifts. Add a pack of colored pencils or markers and you have a wonderful present and you may create a convert to coloring! Most are under $20, and some are even under $10!

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Holiday Printable Gift Tags from Palette Primitives

Add extra cheer to any present with color-your-own gift tags.

Part of our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

‘Tis the season for gifts! And I have been really productive so far this year : I have already made or bought a lot of gifts. And now I need to think about gift wrapping.

In the last few years I have made it a tradition to make my own gift tags from hand-drawn printables and color them myself – a unique way to add “presence” to presents!  And the gift recipients so appreciate the extra thought I put in to the wrapping.

This year the tags from Palette Primitives on Etsy caught my eye!

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12 Unique Gifts for Coloring Fans from Etsy

2020 Holiday Gift Guide

No matter who you’re shopping for this holiday season, I bet you will find the perfect gift on Etsy , particularly for the coloring fan on your list.

Etsy is a marketplace where artisans and crafters sell their creations. And when you shop on Etsy, you’ll be supporting a craftsperson, which feels particularly good during the holidays. To make finding the best gifts on Etsy a little easier, I’ve scoured the site and picked out some amazing top-rated presents for the adult coloring fans on your list – or even you!

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10+1 Gift Ideas for Cat Lovers Who Color

Another instalment of our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide!

Are you looking for a great gift for the coloring fan on your list who loves cats? Look no further! Here are ten – plus one – great ideas.

And don’t forget to check all of our great holiday gift ideas and giveaways HERE.

1. Creative Haven Christmas Cats

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Marjorie Sarnat recently published another great coloring book with cats and kittens, this time with a Christmas theme. The 31 designs are printed single-sided and are complex enough to keep you coloring for a while.

See my full review here.

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2020 Holiday Gift Guide Kickoff – Giveaway Time!

Let’s get ready for the holidays with a giveaway!

It is a “bit” early, but this has been an odd year….so why not kick off the holiday season, and the 2020 Holiday Gift Guide, early and with a huge giveaway?

I have partnered with Home Jobs by Mom to bring you a giveaway for a $250 Amazon Gift Card! Imagine all the gifts you could buy for friends and family! Or the coloring books, pens, markers, colored pencils and accessories you could get for yourself!

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide – We Are Now Accepting Submissions

Adult Coloring 101 is now accepting submissions for our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide.

2017 holiday gift guideThe Holiday Gift Guide is one of our blog’s biggest events. You can check out our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide here.

This year, we will be showcasing adult coloring-related gift ideas for adults as well as the rest of the family, for home and away alike. The gift guide will begin November 15th and end December 15th. Examples of gift categories include:

  • Coloring books, journals, calendars, etc.
  • Unique coloring applications such as origami, ornaments, apparel, home decor
  • Coloring supplies including pencils, markers, pens, paper…
  • Relaxation products
  • Mental & physical health support and comfort products, particularly as they relate to the activity of coloring
  • Stocking stuffers

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Coloring for a Cause: 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

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I am a big believer in giving to worthy causes.  And during the holidays, I try to eke some giving into the presents I give, if I can.

This season, consider buying a coloring gift that does double-duty: a gift for your recipient (or yourself!), and some help for a worthy cause. Continue reading “Coloring for a Cause: 2016 Holiday Gift Guide”

Three-Dimensional Christmas Ornament Coloring Book : Review & Giveaway

Thank you to Monika Mira and Lucid Publishing for sending this book to me This is my honest and unbiased review. I received no other compensation. This post does contain affiliate links.

Most of us have made Christmas ornaments at some point in our lives; in kindergarten I made a glitter-covered poinsettia out of egg cartons.  Unfortunately, after decades of love, my Mother interred it in the ornament cemetery (i.e. trash can). Continue reading “Three-Dimensional Christmas Ornament Coloring Book : Review & Giveaway”

Christmas Coloring Cards & Crafts : 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

christmas coloringIt is two days until Thanksgiving.  Have you started Christmas yet?

Last year I really didn’t “do” Christmas as I had back surgery in November and hadn’t planned on not being able to move very well for over a month. But coloring holiday scenes, including Johanna Basford’s fundraising printables “tease,” kept me in the holiday spirit.

If I had wished for one thing to get me into the spirit last year, I would have dug into Christmas coloring cards, tags and crafts. This year, I am starting today! Continue reading “Christmas Coloring Cards & Crafts : 2016 Holiday Gift Guide”