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Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday - Cyber Monday SALE is here!




That's right! Take 20% off your entire purchase in the Near & Dear Designs Etsy shop for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Sofa Sunday (so I've heard it called) and Cyber Monday. 

Use coupon code HOLIDAYWEEKEND14 at checkout!



And just for the fun of it, here's a short timelapse video of me matting, framing and packaging an order. I WISH I moved this fast in real life! A girl can dream, right? :)

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From my family to yours, have a wonderful holiday season!


All designs, illustrations and intellectual concepts are © 2014 - Brooke Witt Art & Design, LLC

Thursday, November 13, 2014

New Packaging: 100% Eco-Friendly and Made in the USA

After years of piecing it together and testing different packaging methods for our variety of products, we are finally going to be using entirely Eco-friendly materials.  


Everything from our 100% PCW recycled boxes and flat mailers to bio-degradable bubble wrap, packing paper and natural paper gift wrapping... even our business cards, note cards, envelopes and marketing materials are uncoated and 100% recycled and recyclable! We are going green and whenever possible, Made is the USA all the way.






It's a lifestyle my husband I live day to day. We shop for everything including home furnishings, clothes and food at local businesses and we support products made close to home whenever we can. And if we can't, can we get used or vintage? 

I'm so happy to finally have all my packaging meet my moral standards so you can feel good about the purchases and decisions you make.

All designs, illustrations and intellectual concepts are © 2014 - Brooke Witt Art & Design, LLC

Monday, November 10, 2014

Holiday Cards Now Available on Picaboo.com



This year, skip going to one of the big box stores for your holiday cards; I have 3 cards designed exclusively for picaboo.com, licensed through A Fresh Bunch




"All I Want" is the first card you will come across in the Christmas section.  This fun design features the classic lyric "All I Want for Christmas is..." on the right side of the cover, and your photo of choice on the left.  The user interface on Picaboo's website is fast and user friendly, making the process of adding your photos a breeze.  The interior design allows for a 2nd photo to be added, with "Peace, Love, and Joy" below.  The back has an area for a 3rd photo and a personalized message.


The 2nd card can be found in the Season's Greetings section, titled "Floral Joy".  This card features a darling poinsettia on the cover with a holly and evergreen design on this inside. The Floral Joy card also allows for 3 separate photos to be added on the front, inside, and back with a personalized message on the inside of the card.



The 3rd card is also located in the Season's Greetings section, titled "Happy Holidays".  The front cover is a photo of your choice, edge to edge.  This rustic, woodsy design has your family's last name on the cover, with the year you were "established".  This would be exceptionally perfect for newlyweds!  The interior holds a 2nd photo on left and allows for a personalized message on the right.



And you know I had to order my own designs using our own family photos! They came in the mail the other day and I must say, the quality is very nice. I ordered the premium paper and it was well worth the upgrade. 







Spread some Holiday Cheer this year with your favorite photos inside one of these darling designs!

Happy Holidays!

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All designs, illustrations and intellectual concepts are © 2014 - Brooke Witt Art & Design, LLC

Friday, November 7, 2014

Now Offering Artisan Gift Wrapping and Boutique Packaging

Many of our Near and Dear Designs personalized pieces are sent as a gift, directly to recipient. We have therefore added Artisan Gift Wrapping and Boutique Packaging to give the gift a beautiful finishing touch. All gift wrap materials have been carefully curated to ensure the high quality presentation.


Both single sheet and framed Near and Dear art prints can come ready for the giving or delivered directly to the recipient.  For unframed art, our Boutique Packaging comes in a  100% recycled cotton fiber handmade paper, natural deckle edge flat boutique folder, tied with natural paper ribbon and raffia.  It is then adorned with a decorative element such as berries, pine, dried flowers, wheat stalks, botanicals, lavender etc., and includes a note card.


For framed art, our Artisan Gift Wrap packages the piece in a 100% recycled custom gift box with tissue and is then wrapped with Classic Embossed Linen Texture wrapping paper and tied with natural paper ribbon and raffia.  The wrapped box is then also adorned with a decorative element such as berries, pine, dried flowers, wheat stalks, botanicals, lavender etc. and also includes a note card for a personal message.



All of our wrapping and packaging materials are 100% earth-friendly, so shop with good conscience knowing Near and Dear Designs keeps our footprint small!




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All designs, illustrations and intellectual concepts are © 2014 - Brooke Witt Art & Design, LLC

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Wood Printing - Upgrade any Near & Dear Design to these beautiful wood prints!

New for Fall from Near & Dear Designs, these handcrafted, vintage-style wood signs can be selected for any of our personalized designs and are especially stunning with the Vintage Travel Poster designs (shown here) and Modern Folk Home Illustrations.



The planked panels are high quality giclee printing on pine wood, secured on the back with cross planks and hanging hardware attached, fully assembled and ready to hang. These mutli-board wood panels are available in three sizes; 14x20", 18x24",and 25x34".



Add a touch of rustic charm and longevity to your personalized Near & Dear design by having it printed on wood. This new option will surely make your already one-of-a-kind gift, even more unique. Available for all designs in my shop, this is the perfect way to ensure your custom artwork will be everlasting. 


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All designs, illustrations and intellectual concepts are © 2014 - Brooke Witt Art & Design, LLC
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