Monday Inspiration: Holiday lights decorating the famous footbridge in Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, Maine.
“It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ― Mother Teresa
Monday Inspiration: Christmas tree in Monument Square, Portland, Maine covered in snow.
"Paris is always a good idea." --Audrey Hepburn
Monday Inspiration: Lobsters and Buoys decorating the tree in Kennebunkport, Maine.
“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.”
– Maya Angelou
Monday Inspiration: People gathering around the town tree at the Prelude Celebration in Kennebunkport, Maine. Prelude starts soon!!
“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
We love decorating our Christmas tree with ornaments from all of the wonderful places we've traveled. That way each year our tree represents all of the amazing trips we've taken with our friends and family as well as all of the places that have special meaning to us.
Our Holiday Ornament collection is made up of ornaments featuring images of some of our favorite places in Maine - Ogunquit, Kennebunkport, York, and more. Decorate your tree with beautiful Maine scenes this year!
We decided to combine all of our favorite shopping days - Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday - into one big sale! Starting November 27 through December 2 get 20% everything in our Etsy Shop when you use the code BSCSALE at checkout. Note this sale does not include our website store. Need gift ideas? View our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide!
It's time to start shopping for the holidays if you haven't already! We have some great gifts for the important people in your life! Here is our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide:
Decorate your tree with beautiful places this season. Our Holiday Ornaments will brighten up any tree!
Send your friends and family a Holiday Card worth framing this year. We have Holiday and New Years card options.
Carry your favorite destinations with you with our Travel Necklaces. The perfect gift for any traveler.
Let your walls inspire travel with our Travel Photography! Whether the photo triggers a special memory or simply will look great in your friend's new apartment, these always make great gifts.
Monday Inspiration: Wind-swept on the Marginal Way in Ogunquit, Maine.
"Wherever you go, go with all your heart." - Confucius
Monday Inspiration: A sunny view of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California.
"One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." - Henry Miller
"Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see." - Mark Twain
World Kindness Day was started by the World Kindness Movement in 1998 to promote kindness as a force that binds us all together. According to RandomActsofKindness.org, " No matter where you are, this is the day to change the world with one simple act of kindness."
We love this idea of spreading kindness and think it is especially important for travel. Whether it is a local helping you find your way around a new city or a waitress giving you free advice on how to enjoy your trip, acts of kindness can really make or break your travels. So this World Kindness Day think about how you can do something nice for fellow travelers or people new to your area. Reach out to your friends in other countries or contribute to a nonprofit making a difference in a part of the world you haven't been to yet. Join in on this movement to create a kinder world that will be even more fun to travel around.
Here are some ideas on how to spread kindness that we loved from RandomActsofKindness.org:
Bring someone a souvenir.
Invite someone over for the holidays.
Ask someone about their culture.
Share a music playlist with a friend.
Be a positive person.
Host an international student.
Give someone a vacation.
Leave a used book on public transport.
Host a cookie exchange.
Read more at: http://www.randomactsofkindness.org/kindness-ideas
We thought a photo from our recent shoot in wine country would be fitting this Wine Wednesday. Temecula, California has some stunning vineyards!
We are excited to reveal our holiday cards for the 2014 season! We have 8 new cards featuring beautiful holiday-inspired scenes. You can order packs of 5 from our Etsy Shop or email us for larger orders (there may be a discount!). We can also customize cards for your business or organization. We encourage you to get your orders in early so we can make sure you get your holiday cards well before you need to send them out.
Below are the photos featured on this season's cards. Enjoy!
Nubble Lighthouse Holiday. Order now!
Winter on Nubble Island. Order now!
Lobster and Buoy Christmas Tree. Order now!
Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude. Order now!
Coastal Christmas Wreath. Order now!
Village Christmas Tree. Order now!
Portland's Snowy Skyline. Order now!
Beach Sunrise New Year. Order now!
Check out all of the cards here!
Monday Inspiration: "Love Locks" line the fence of love in Portland Maine's Old Port.