Articles by " Jessica Philo"
29 Nov
2015

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
2015

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
2015

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
2015

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
2015

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

Unicef

Unicef

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.

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

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

Joy!

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
2015

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

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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!

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All the Shake­speare things!

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Oscar Wilde and Charles Dick­ens Actions fig­ures, Bar Hum­bug bar

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All the Jane Austen things!

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All the Poe things!

Wear­able lit­er­a­ture themed t’s!

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Gifts for your the literary loving people in your life

14 Nov
2015

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!

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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.

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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!

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

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How about some pos­i­tive Blue Q socks.

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

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13 Nov
2015

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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