50,000 Views | A Big Ol’ Thank You, Merry Christmas & A FREE Printable


This morning, The Olive Shoe tipped over 50,000 views and 36,000+ unique visitors for the year. Considering the total views for last year were 4,188…this is kind of a big deal.

I just wanted to take a quick minute in the midst of the hustle and bustle this week to thank each and every one of you who have placed orders, read the blog, sent feedback, hung in there through growing pains as I worked out (and am still working out) kinks in my processes, given me ideas, high fives, hugs, words of encouragement, and supported The Olive Shoe this past year. It has been a big year of growth, learning, writing, and LOTS OF PROJECTS!


As a small token of thanks, please enjoy this free printable (a great last minute hostess gift!)…


{Click Image or HERE to Download Free Printable}

In this joyous season, I would be remiss if I did not attribute this year’s success to the big guy upstairs…there have been days I’m pretty sure the good Lord made minutes longer for me. To God be the glory!! I am indeed so very blessed. It has been quite an amazing year.

A very special thanks to my amazing, wonderful, supportive husband who has put up with our kitchen turning into a laboratory, filing cabinet, and post office at various times this year and for encouraging me to pursue my dreams. He has cheered me on, stamped letters, packed packages, and stood by me the whole time. A GIANT thanks to my sister-in-love, Lauren, and my sister from another mother, Amanda, who have jumped on board as FABULOUS featured writers this fall, my parents and especially Mom for answering many back-to-back phone calls, listening to me ramble about ideas, dropping everything to drive up and help midway through this holiday season, and for just being some of my biggest cheerleaders…and a special thank you the ever charming Dorothy Camak who inspires and uplifts me at our (almost) monthly lunches. This year would not have been the same without any of y’all!


Lots of fun things are in the works for 2016 – new features, new products, two new online locations – The Olive Shoe was recently approved for both Amazon Handmade and Creative Market, so those stores are coming soon, and LOTS of new creative inspiration! I hope you’ll join us for the great adventure. Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart for making 2015 so blessed and busy! May your holidays be filled with love, joy, and creativity! Merry Christmas!!!


For More Holiday Ideas & Inspiration from The Olive Shoe, check out one of these:


The Olive Shoe | Paperie & Design | Celebrating Creativity and Creatively Celebrating is designed and run by Lauren {LAC} James © 2015 LAC James All Rights Reserved.

Lauren {LAC} James is a Sr. Designer of Product Graphics for an international manufacturing company by day and a creativity crusader, designer, planner extraordinaire, artist and blogger in her “free” time. Follow her and The Olive Shoe on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram! Please subscribe to receive emails, of course, come back and visit again soon!

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