Thanksgiving Gifts in Autumn

Who doesn’t love fall? The warm colors, the shiny pumpkins, the orange-red maple trees, and the slight chill in the evening air will always make autumn my favorite season of all. This season is also about celebrations and giving thanks, and what better way to say thank you than by giving- our time or a part of ourselves to others?

For thanksgiving, we curated some of our autumn-themed items that comfort, delight, and express gratitude.

Adding fall produce to your gift baskets adds freshness and a pop of color.

Thank You Gifts


custom thank you gifts

Go creative with your personalized message.

Thanksgiving Gift Box


personalized bridesmaid gifts

Say thank you and mean it.

Thanksgiving Gift Basket

Tips on How To Give Meaningful Gifts

When you find yourself not knowing how and what to give, just remember these simple pieces of advice.

Wedding welcome gifts

1. Gift what you love.
Get something you would love to receive yourself. In almost all cases, whatever you value yourself is what others would find worthy, too.

Groomsmen wedding gift

2. Make it personal.
There are so many ways to personalize – by engraving gifts with names or monograms & customizing labels and prints.

Groomsmen socks with personalized labelsJack Daniel whiskey custom labels

3. Hand write messages. 
Nothing beats good old handwritten letters that come from the heart.

Personalized gift tags calligraphy

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas and Free Downloadable Prints

We at Jules & Joy know how special our mamas are to us so just for Mother’s Day, we came up with a collection of pre-designed gifts that Mom will surely enjoy.

Give Mom a tea and relaxation gift set on Mother’s Day.

gifts for Mom

Order the Mama Box

Something not too fancy but has everything Mama likes? We got ’em!

mothers day gift box

Custom Mother's Day Gifts

Order your custom boxes today.

To honor our beloved Moms, we also created 8 x 10″ downloadable prints that you can put in a frame and give as a gift.

8 x 10 mothers day downloadable print

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Download this print here – 8×10 Print Happy Mother’s Day.

Mother's day downloadable prints

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Download this print here – 8×10 Print All That I Am I Owe to Mom.

Downloadable print Proverbs 31 Mother
Download this print here – 8×10 Print Proverbs 31 Mother.

Downloadable label Supermom
Download this print here – 4 x 5 Print Supermom.

Hugs and kisses to all precious Mommas out there! XO

The Joy of Giving: Why Giving Makes Us Happier

giving gifts to bridesmaids

We’ve been told time and again that it is better to give than to receive. Apparently, this is not just to encourage us to be more selfless, but it is actually based on science. According to a research on 600+ Americans conducted by Michael Norton, a professor at Harvard Business School, “Regardless of income level, those people who spent money on others reported greater happiness, while those who spent more on themselves did not.”

A similar experiment was conducted by Elizabeth Dunn at the University of British Columbia with the same results: the students who spent on others were happier than those students who spent on themselves. According to an article published by Berkeley University of California: Scientists also believe that altruistic behavior releases endorphins in the brain, producing the positive feeling known as the “helper’s high.”

joy in giving

Aside from the happiness factor, why is giving good for us?

In giving, you get something in return.
Some people call it the law of karma; some call it the boomerang effect. I call it Return on Investment. 🙂 We may not necessarily receive back the same value of what we have given or in its similar form or from the same person, but somehow, at some point, we get a return on our generosity. This is not to give us false expectations of always getting something back when we give, but this is about having assurance that being charitable is fruitful.

giving to homeless

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Giving makes a community thrive.
Sharing our excess with people who are in need not only gives us a sense of meaning but also strengthens our sense of community. It promotes cooperation, goodwill and healthy relationships. Author Sonja Lyubomirsky writes in her book, The How of Happiness says, “Being kind and generous foster a heightened sense of interdependence and cooperation in your social community.”

Giving is viral.
It has been proven that giving inspires others to do the same. How many online fundraising sites/projects have we seen being created, shared and successfully funded by strangers who were moved to give not just to help the cause, but because of the good example set by the rest of the online community? Generosity is definitely contagious.

Giving leads to contentment.
On this day and age when everybody constantly craves for more of everything – success, fame, material wealth, only few people find themselves in a state of contentment. But when give a part of ourselves, a portion of our time and resources to others, we realize that what we have is actually more than enough.

So go ahead, give. And be truly happy! =)

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