Holiday Gift Tags - Free Printable

 We're excited to be able to share another FAB free printable with our clients! Yes, we love our La Plates Gift Stickers that we sell online, but sometimes you just need a cute, quick gift tag to make a holiday treat complete. Hopefully this collection of SAYA patterned gift tags can help you out this holiday season.

1. click on the image below 
{it should be a standard 8.5" x 11" vertical page}
2. print on a color printer 
I prefer to print these on cardstock, but you do whatever works for you! 

We'd love to see pictures of your holiday ready gifts - complete with La Plates gift tags. Send a photo to info@laplates.com, now go wrap some gifts!


10% Off + A Gift For You

We have never been much for sleeping overnight for the best price in town on a big screen, but La Plates loves a good deal! Here's your discount code for 10% off the entire website - starting tonight for BLACK FRIDAY, onto SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY and through CYBER MONDAY!

Load up on all your monogrammed gifts for the holidays this weekend with discount code: LaPlatesLOVE - all one word, no spaces. This code will expire on Monday night at midnight CST.

Along with your discount code, we are offering a FREE digital stationery code through MeebleMail. We love the option of making your emails custom and cute! Use code LaPlatesMM12 for 1 free digital stationery design. All orders for MeebleMail are placed on their website - La Plates does not process orders for digital stationery.


Thanksgiving Seating...

Our family meals have gotten really big with the next generation of family coming along. I think it's nice to arrange family & friends by place cards, so as to eliminate the moment of "where should I sit"...no one takes it as bossy, they appreciate being led to the place that is just for them!

Below is a set of place cards we'll be using this Thanksgiving. If all works as it should, you should be able to print a set for your tabletop too:
1. click on the image below 
{it should be a standard 8.5" x 11" vertical page}
2. print on a color printer 
I prefer to print these on cardstock, but you do whatever works for you! 
We can't be there to help you with the Thanksgiving meal, but hopefully these place cards will get your table set and looking spectacular for the day. Be sure to share photos of your table when it's all set!

*Any difficulties with printing, so sorry, it's not my specialty. This is our first attempt at offering free printables, so we're hoping this is more helpful than it is frustrating - always open to suggestions on how to do these IT tricks!


Mustache Collection

We recently received news that a really great gal is fighting a really tough battle. In support of her and all the men growing mustaches in her honor, we have created the Mustache Collection. This will be available through 11.30.12, with a portion of all sales being donated in honor of Cathy's Stachies. 

Here's more about Cathy & the men sporting the Stachies. You can see their mustache progress on their Facebook Page.
For a few years now, this team of manly men has grown mustaches during the month of November to raise money for various kinds of men's cancer.  This year, we felt like a change of direction was in order.  For the month of November, we are growing "Stachies for Cathy"  - to raise money toward a potential cure for neuroendocrine tumors (NET).

Our awesome friend Catherine, pictured here, is a cool girl who was just diagnosed with this crummy disease.  Over 11,000 new patients are diagnosed in the US each year with neuroendocrine tumors, also known as the "Steve Jobs" cancer, and that number is on the rise.  This cancer has nearly always metastasized by the time it is found, giving patients little hope for a cure.

Remarkably, a potential cure for NET is sitting idle in a freezer in Sweden.  The biotech industry has abandoned it because it cannot be patented (i.e. no profit), but we don't need them!  As a community, we can raise the funds to bring this potentially wide-ranging cancer therapy to human trials, for people like Catherine and many others.

Please don't let our lip sweaters go unnoticed.  Reward our efforts by donating to the Uppsala University Oncolytic Virus fund using the link on our web page: www.cathysstachies.weebly.com

When donating, please do it in honor of Cathy's Stachies, if possible.

To read more about Catherine's story and the cancer-eating virus on ice in Sweden, visit:www.netcure.weebly.com.


Holiday Gift Guides at La Plates - 2012

We are so excited about the holiday season and can't wait to help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list! Here are a few of our favorites that we've rounded up, all can be found at La Plates:

As always, we're just an email away! If you have any questions about products, personalization or turnaround time, send an email to: info {at} laplates.com. We're traveling for trunk shows, but will be sure to get back to you asap.