Articles by " Jessica Philo"
29 Nov

5 Things You Didn’t Know About C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis was born in Ire­land on this day in 1898. As you like­ly know, he most notably wrote The Chron­i­cles of Nar­nia. Here are 5 things you prob­a­bly didn’t know about C.S. Lewis!

5 Things You Didn't Know About C.S. Lewis

  1. He loved Beat­rix Potter’s sto­ries and was inspired to write his own sto­ried and illus­trate them as a child.
  2. He was raised Catholic, became an Athe­ist at 15, and returned to Catholi­cism lat­er in life, par­tial­ly influ­enced by his Oxford col­league and friend J.R.R. Tolkien. HIS FRIEND. J.R.R. TOLKIEN.
  3. He served in the British Army in the first World War and befriend­ed his bunk mate,  Edward Court­nay Fran­cis “Pad­dy” Moore. The two made a pact to care for each other’s fam­i­lies if the oth­er died, and when Pad­dy was killed in action Lewis kept his word. Paddy’s moth­er Jane became like a moth­er to Lewis, since his own moth­er died of can­cer when he was a child.
  4. Lat­er in his life, Lewis cor­re­spond­ed with an Amer­i­can writer and athe­ist turned Catholic Joy David­man, and entered into a civil mar­riage with her in 1956 so she could con­tin­ue to live in the UK, away from her abu­sive ex hus­band.
  5. Dur­ing World War Two, Lewis spoke on reli­gious broad­casts through BBC while Lon­don was under peri­od­ic air raids. Air Chief Mar­shal Sir Don­ald Hard­man wrote “The war, the whole of life, every­thing tend­ed to seem point­less. We need­ed, many of us, a key to the mean­ing of the uni­verse. Lewis pro­vid­ed just that.”
26 Nov

Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s a Drinking Game for Your 21+ Family Members!

It’s that time of year again… Thanks­giv­ing time! If you and your fam­i­ly are fun (we know you are!) here’s a drink­ing game to make things more inter­est­ing this fam­i­ly gath­er­ing!Thanksgiving Drinking Game Image

25 Nov

Advent begins in 4 days!

Advent. It is the BEST. We love it. We have all the sup­plies you need for an AMAZING ADVENT! Look! All the Advent Cal­en­dars! Big ones! Small ones! Ones with Kit­tens!!! Oh, and of course, Baby Jesus. We do also have Baby Jesus.



I’m hop­ing you’ll believe me when I say that we have the BEST selec­tion of Advent Cal­en­dars in town. I mean, San­ta is watch­ing me, so I wouldn’t lie.

There is, of course, some­thing just so very fun about find­ing secrets and stick­ers behind lit­tle paper doors. But that’s just the foun­da­tion of fun that Advent offers.

The whole point of Advent is to GET EXCITED! Some­thing big and won­der­ful is on it’s way! For some, the big won­der­ful thing is the birth of Jesus. For oth­ers, it’s that time spent with fam­i­ly around a Christ­mas tree open­ing presents and sip­ping hot choco­late. Some are just excit­ed that the end of Win­ter has begun and Spring is on it’s way. There are so many rea­sons to get excit­ed about the hol­i­days.

We all know that time moves strange­ly dur­ing the hol­i­days. You’re so busy wrap­ping and writ­ing and buy­ing and cook­ing that the whole of Decem­ber flies by and sud­den­ly you’re pick­ing up  the torn wrap­ping paper from the floor the day after Christ­mas and won­der­ing where the time went.

That, my dears, is why we have Advent. Advent is all about spend­ing some time in the present moment and just let­ting all the excite­ment build in your spir­it! It’s about get­ting your mind ready to par­ty! It’s about wait­ing and wish­ing and hop­ing and ANTICIPATION!!

Every day you open one of those lit­tle box­es, you get to spend one min­ute just being VERY VERY EXCITED! For­get about the stress of the hol­i­day for a min­ute every day. Whether you do it with kit­ten stick­ers, with the cast of Frozen or with pic­turesque sce­nes of the holy night when Jesus was born, we have the per­fect cal­en­dar for you.

Get ‘em while they last!
Have a hap­py Advent!

24 Nov

It’s National Game and Puzzle Week!

If you’re look­ing around your apart­ment won­der­ing to your­self, “Hey! Where are all of my fun games and puz­zles?” and you sad­ly real­ize you have none, it’s okay. We can help with that. This hol­i­day sea­son we have a ton of real­ly awe­some games and puz­zles. Don’t believe me? How dare you. Read on to see what we’ve got! Yay!


Dr. Who Games

Doc­tor Who Clue, Risk, Yahtzee and Triv­ial Pur­suit

Firefly Games

Fire­fly Yahtzee, Clue and Monopoly

Game of Thrones Games (1)

Game of Thrones Risk and Monopoly

Supernatural Games

Super­nat­u­ral Oui­ja and Clue

Walking Dead Games

The Walk­ing Dead Yahtzee and Risk


21 Nov

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Boxed Christmas card time!

Now is the absolute best time to buy your box cards, and you should get ‘em before the eggs get nogged. Mean­ing, before the best ones are gone!

Whether you’ve been send­ing hol­i­day cards out for decades or are new to this whole busi­ness, we’re here for you! We have a ton of beau­ti­ful boxed hol­i­day and Christ­mas cards to make your sea­son mer­ry and bright. Plus, it’s fun to send snail mail to the peo­ple you love who are far away. Yes, your love can fit into an envelope!

Birds wear­ing hats is the absolute cutest route you can go. And we have a bunch to choose from. So cute. So cud­dly.

Birds Wearing Hats

If you’d like the pro­ceeds fro your pur­chase to go to a wor­thy cause, look no fur­ther! Sier­ra Club, Good Cause Greet­ings, and Unicef cards all get the job done, and quite beau­ti­ful­ly.

Sierra Club

Sier­ra Club

Good Cause Greetings

Good Cause Greet­ings



If you’re into reli­gious sce­nes, here are a few to choose from! The Lion and the Lamb design is adorable.

Religious Varities

If you want to impress your hip­ster friends and rel­a­tives, Edward Gorey is the way to go. Just the right amount of quirk.


Hark! The her­ald angels sing…” An angel motif is great for hol­i­day cards!


If your deal is joy, and joy to the world, we hear that!


We have a ton more designs of boxed cards and you should get your­self in here while the get­tin is still good (and there’s still ample time to get the­se in the mail!)

19 Nov

Gifts for the literary loving people in your life

If there’s one thing we love here at Kards Unlim­it­ed more than any­thing else, it just might be books and lit­er­a­ture. And we are far from alone in that! Here’s an over­whelm­ing list of all of the cool lit­er­ary stuff we have this year!

First up, Har­ry Pot­ter!

J.K Rowling: A Bibliography, Illustrated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Assorted Hogwarts House scarves and hats, Harry Potter glasses, and Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit

J.K Rowl­ing: A Bib­li­og­ra­phy, Illus­trat­ed Har­ry Pot­ter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Assort­ed Hog­warts House scarves and hats, Har­ry Pot­ter glass­es, and Har­ry Pot­ter Triv­ial Pur­suit

A boxed set of the books because WHY NOT

A boxed set of the books because WHY NOT


Har­ry Pot­ter Char­ac­ter Vault, Hog­warts house ties, and the Hog­warts Library

Game of Thrones next!

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Game of Thrones Risk and Monopoly

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Game of Thrones Orna­ments, and a Dire­wolf mug

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Dan­ger­ous Wom­en, Game of Thrones lunch­box, A Knight of the Sev­en King­doms

Books in gen­er­al are good, too!

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1001 Books to Read Before You Die and CLOTH COVERED BOOKS!

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Lit­er­ary Tat­toos, Shakespeare’s Insults, Nov­el Cure, Nov­el Des­ti­na­tions, Pre­sent­ing Shake­speare 1,000 Posters from Around the World, Best Amer­i­can Short Sto­ries 2015, and Dear Luke We Need to Talk

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Illus­trat­ed Peter Pan, and Illus­trat­ed Secret Gar­den

Prac­ti­cal lit­er­ary gifts

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Poe mug, Jane Austen mug, Von­negut mug, Twain mug, Great­est first lines of lit­er­a­ture mug, and Shakespeare’s insults mug.

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Read a book in one year page a day cal­en­dars, book­marks, per­son­al library kit

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Local­ly made North Ave. can­dles in deli­cious scents

Just for fun!


All the Shake­speare things!

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Oscar Wilde and Charles Dick­ens Actions fig­ures, Bar Hum­bug bar


All the Jane Austen things!


All the Poe things!

Wear­able lit­er­a­ture themed t’s!







Gifts for your the literary loving people in your life

14 Nov

Gifts for your friend who’s always happy about something

On the flip side of the Pes­simistic Friend, there are also those sun­shine-y peo­ple who are nev­er down for long. You know, the sun will come out tomor­row type deals. We need them as much as we need any­one, and we want to show­er them with hap­py, opti­mistic gifts!

Optimism FB Photo

If they’re into jour­nal­ing, may we sug­gest the Affir­ma­tion Ball, Evi­dence the World is Basi­cal­ly Good: A Log­book for Opti­mists Jour­nal, Hec­tor and the Search of Hap­pi­ness, Why You’re Real­ly, Real­ly Awe­some Pad, High Five Nifty Notes, Smi­ley Face soap and You are a Good Per­son soap.


Do they have a lot of ener­gy? Get them a Rain­bow Stunt Stream­er. They’re so mag­i­cal. Don’t For­get a mini Pusheen, and a Glit­ter Wand!


What about a GIANT PUSHEEN? Qwilly shown for size com­par­ison.


How about some pos­i­tive Blue Q socks.


Quotable mugs will help you start your days off on a good note!


13 Nov

Gifts for your friend who’s always on about something

We all have that per­son in our lives. You know, the one with the glass half emp­ty, always cur­mud­geon­ing about some­thing or oth­er. We love them for their per­spec­tive, and we have a ton of great gifts for them! Know an opti­mist? Get ideas for them here!

Pessimist FB Cover

May­be they’re into read­ing? The Onion: Icon­ic Cov­ers, Apa­thy, The Com­plete Worst Case Sce­nar­io Hand­book, The Exis­ten­tial Col­or­ing Book, Hate Mail, I Judge You When You Use Poor Gram­mar, and Unnec­es­sary Quo­ta­tions.


May­be they need to just get it all out?Evidence the World is Basi­cal­ly Evil: A Log­book for Pes­simists, The Anti­so­cial Net­work Jour­nal, My Dys­func­tions Jour­nal, Hell Pass­port, and My Pet Peeves Jour­nal.


If they’re into prac­ti­cal gifts, not to wor­ry! Sassy Blue Q Socks, Nihilist Tooth­paste, Dis­ap­pear­ing Civil Lib­er­ties Mug, Seri­ous­ly? Desk Pad, and WTF Sticky Notes.