Thursday, October 24, 2013

New Christmas Cards and a HUGE Giveaway!

 Introducing, our new Christmas Card Set with Dayspring!

It's simple and adorable.  Which makes it pretty much irresistible!

Take a look:
available exclusively here and on sale!
It's hard to tell, but there is just a bit of gold foil detail in baby Jesus' crown and in the star and letter patterns.  It looks awesome with the blue night background!

personalization available too!

Speaking of simple, today we're over on Dayspring's blog for women, (In)courage, talking about ways to regain joy and focus during the busy Christmas season by having a "Pared-Down Christmas."  We're also sharing an inside look at the design choices behind our new Christmas nativity.

*Dayspring is generously hosting a giveaway on their (In)courage site! They're giving away FIVE sets of our new Christmas cards to five different winners, along with a Christmas item from "This Thing Called Family" of your choice!

Did you see our post on (In)courage from last week?   We shared why we create art and how we got started with DEMDACO!

Dayspring is still offering 25% off your entire Christmas order using the code INCHRISTMAS25, through 11/15.

Do NOT enter here, go now to this post on (In)courage to enter!

Thanks, Dayspring!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Are you familiar with Dayspring?  They are a leading Christian greeting card company who have a heart for connecting people with the heart of God through messages of hope and encouragement every day, everywhere.  We feel blessed that they love our line, "This Thing Called Family!"

How about (in)courage?  - Dayspring's blog and marketplace for the hearts of women?  It' has also become a meeting and connecting place - with community groups, book clubs and conferences!  It's grown so much!

Today we have the honor of sharing our story over on (in)courage!!!  So exciting!  You will learn about how we got our start with DEMDACO which is a God story you'll want to read!

All this month Dayspring is offering 25% off of our Christmas collection with this code: INCHRISTMAS25

Head on over and check it out!

photo courtesy of Dayspring

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Custom Classroom Art

A while back Laura made a few pieces for a teacher friend to hang in her classroom.  They turned out great, don't you think?

Teachers have one of THE most important and hardest jobs in the world!  I was reminded of this last week when I went to my first time of volunteering in my kindergartener's class.   Man, those kids are busy and so much more is expected of them academically than when WE were in kindergarten!  I was super impressed by how his teacher has everything organized so that they can work independently, quietly and the whole time! (their 3 rules of workboard time.)  ....and they do it!   It's so fun to see my 6 year old excited about learning and starting to read.  It's really a magical time that sets the stage for his entire academic career!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The ABC's and XYZ's

We love our new alphabet collection for "This Thing Called Family" because it's so versatile and personalize-able  - is that a word?

In case you were curious about what each of the individual letters look like, here you go:

There are also a few key words available to help you create just the right message for your home.

We love the idea of creating a focal point - a unique wall in your home that can be a conversation piece that tells a story, welcomes guests, or portrays who you are and what you value most. You can go a step further to personalize the wall by adding photos of the important people in your life with these frames that coordinate:

There are shelves in 2 sizes if you're interested in creating a "mantle" or a more linear grouping:
3ft shelf

2 ft shelf

Here are a few more examples of how you could use these pieces to create something awesome:

If you're interested in learning more about the inspiration behind this collection (involving Green Girl's unique welcome wall in her own home!) go check out this earlier post.  It's our goal with DEMDACO to create products that are meaningful and that help families to connect - so this collection is super dear to our hearts!

If you want to build a message for your home,  head over to Gabby's Gifts online store or  They both have just about everything you need and are great to work with.

If you've already created a special wall in your home using our alphabet program, we'd love to see it!!! We want to feature you in a future blog post!  Send photo(s) and a short description of the meaning behind your message to me, Jill, at